Mohamed V: the surprise and historical resignation of the Sultan of Malaysia (and what a secret wedding had to do)

Mohamed V: the surprise and historical resignation of the Sultan of Malaysia (and what a secret wedding had to do)

In a fact that caused great surprise, the King of Malaysia, Sultan Mohamed V, abruptly abdicated. No monarch in the history of that country had left the throne since Malaysia gained independence from the United Kingdom more than 60 years ago. The National Palace did not give a reason for the resignation, but...

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Apple and Samsung: why the profits of these two mobile giants are falling

Apple and Samsung: why the profits of these two mobile giants are falling

Apple and Samsung started the new year with bad news. The two leading companies in the world of mobile telephony, announced in less than a week that their earnings for the last quarter of 2018 were much lower than they expected. Samsung said in a statement on Tuesday night that it estimates an operating...

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Kids encouraged to smoke cigarettes during a Portuguese festival

Kids encouraged to smoke cigarettes during a Portuguese festival

LISBON: Bagpipes, drums — and kids smoking cigarettes: in this Portuguese village, locals celebrate the Christian festival of Epiphany in a fashion that raises eyebrows elsewhere. People in the village of Vale de Salgueiro, which lies in a celtic region in the northeast of the country, have been celebrating the...

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How Holland achieved its first banana harvest without using land

How Holland achieved its first banana harvest without using land

Bananas are an essential food in the diet of about 400 million people in the world, according to the University of Wageningen. “It’s the first banana harvest in the Netherlands, it had never been produced in this country on that scale.” The fruit that the scientist Gert Kema obtained in his laboratory...

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PM Imran Khan congratulates India on historic win against Australia

PM Imran Khan congratulates India on historic win against Australia

Prime Minister of Pakistan and World Cup winning captain Imran Khan on Tuesday congratulated Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his team for winning the Test series in Australia. Khan took to Twitter to congratulate Kohli and his men following their 2-1 series win against Australia, “Congratulations to Virat Kohli and the...

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AIDS, Malaria, Syphilis … Preventing infectious diseases with no vaccine

AIDS, Malaria, Syphilis … Preventing infectious diseases with no vaccine

The list of infectious diseases is huge. And although there is a vaccine for many of these diseases – those caused by microorganisms such as a virus, bacteria, protozoan or fungus – there are also others for those that do not, such as AIDS, leprosy, hepatitis C, malaria or syphilis....

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Modi plans 10% job quota for the less well-off Indians, ahead of elections

Modi plans 10% job quota for the less well-off Indians, ahead of elections

NEW DELHI: India’s cabinet on Monday backed proposals to reserve 10 percent of government jobs for Indians outside the higher income brackets, a plan the main opposition party suggested was an attempt by the government to lure back voters as an election nears. The initiative is expected to mainly benefit the...

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Education Minister of Sindh gives ultimatum to schools to slash tuition fees as per SC’s orders

Education Minister of Sindh gives ultimatum to schools to slash tuition fees as per SC’s orders

KARACHI: Education Minister of Sindh, Syed Sardar Shah, has given an ultimatum to all private schools across the province to cut down their tuition fee as per the order of the Supreme Court. Speaking to media in Karachi, the minister warned that he will raid and shut down all private...

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Anti-encroachment Drive: KMC razed off over 400 shops today

Anti-encroachment Drive: KMC razed off over 400 shops today

KARACHI: After a non-stop operation against encroachments in Garden area of the port city, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has initiated a clean-up drive on Tuesday (today). According to details, thousands of tons rubble of more than 400 shops and other encroachments around the Karachi Zoo locality is being cleaned up from...

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PM Imran Khan visits Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi

PM Imran Khan visits Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Imran Khan late Monday paid a surprise visit to Holy Family Hospital and a shelter home established for the homeless in Rawalpindi. The premier was accompanied by Federal Health Minister Aamir Kiyani, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media Iftikhar Durrani and Senator Faisal Javed. PM...

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