PCB to renew talks with Australia to play 2 ODIs in Karachi

PCB to renew talks with Australia to play 2 ODIs in Karachi

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to renew talks with Cricket Australia to play at least two one-day internationals in Karachi next year, sources informed media on Monday. A five-match ODI series is scheduled between Pakistan and Australia from March 19-31 in the United Arab Emirates. The two teams...

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How important is mental health to you? Talk it out!

How important is mental health to you? Talk it out!

When you are sinking in the hollows of emptiness, the abrasiveness of reality becomes background noise. It’s a constant struggle. You yearn to fill the void — to pull out of the shadows. But equally strong is the urge to find ‘permanent’ relief. Recent incidents of suicides have managed to...

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Facts: Primrose Oil

Facts: Primrose Oil

Evening primrose oil (EPO) is made from the seeds of the flowers of a plant native to North America. The plant has traditionally been used to treat bruises, hemorrhoids, digestive problems, and sore throats. The oil contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an omega-6 fatty acid required by the body for skin and...

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Afghan talibans to meet US officials in the UAE

Afghan talibans to meet US officials in the UAE

Representatives from the Afghan Taliban are meeting the United States officials in the United Arab Emirates on Monday in talks being held to find shared ground in bringing to an end the 17-year war in Afghanistan, informed sources. Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesperson, said that representatives from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and...

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FB blocks Israeli PM son’s account for anti-muslim hate comments

FB blocks Israeli PM son’s account for anti-muslim hate comments

JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu´s eldest, Yair, tweeted on Sunday that Facebook blocked his page for 24 hours over apparent anti-Muslim posts and called the leading social network a “dictatorship”. In a message posted Thursday on his Facebook page, Yair Netanyahu had called for “all Muslims (to) leave” Israel. “Do...

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The fading essence of ‘traditional love’ in our society

The fading essence of ‘traditional love’ in our society

It’s wedding season in Pakistan. We all know what that means – our tables are strewn with intricately designed wedding invitations, making us wonder how long each wedding will last. Unfortunately, the time lapse between a wedding and a divorce has shortened, and the number of broken marriages is increasing. Before you...

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“Humay aagay hi jaana hai” – Tribute to the martyred legends of APS

“Humay aagay hi jaana hai” – Tribute to the martyred legends of APS

““Humay aagay hi jaana hai (we have to move forward)” is the title of a new song released by the army’s media wing to pay tribute to the martyrs of the Army Public School tragedy. On December 16, 2014, terrorists stormed the army-run school and martyred around 150 people, including...

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Food in India’s temple claims life of 11, while 90 others are hospitalized

Food in India’s temple claims life of 11, while 90 others are hospitalized

MUMBAI: Eleven people including two children died and more than 90 were hospitalized after consuming a religious food offering at a temple in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, police said on Saturday, calling it a suspected case of mass food poisoning. Two people have been questioned in connection with...

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Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that asbestos skulked in its Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that asbestos skulked in its Baby Powder

Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the delicate membrane surrounding her lungs and other organs. She knew it was as rare as it was deadly, a signature of exposure to asbestos. And she knew it afflicted...

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Dutch build artificial island, rewilding operations continue

Dutch build artificial island, rewilding operations continue

AMSTERDAM: Dutch ranger Andre Donker sighs as he looks out at the rippling grey waters of the Markermeer, one of Europe’s largest freshwater lakes. “Once upon a time it was teeming with fish here,” he says. But this vast 700-square-kilometre (270-square-mile) expanse of water, which regulates the level of water in...

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