The worrying increase in incidents with hand grenades in Sweden (and what it says about the violence in the country)

The worrying increase in incidents with hand grenades in Sweden (and what it says about the violence in the country)

Daniel Cuevas Zúñiga was returning home by bicycle after a night shift in the south of Stockholm, Sweden, when he stopped to pick up an object he found on the ground. Police believe that Cuevas Zúñiga, a 63-year-old Chilean who emigrated to Sweden in the mid-1980s and worked in a...

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Things all soon-to-be-parents need to know!

Things all soon-to-be-parents need to know!

New parent? Thinking of having kids? Thinking of not having kids? The decision to go for completion of the “parenting quest” is not to be made lightly. We’re going to arm you with the knowledge of traps, bosses, and challenges that lie ahead. Being prepared is key, so let’s stock our inventory with...

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10 Comments That People Casually Pass But Shouldn’t

10 Comments That People Casually Pass But Shouldn’t

We live in the 21st century where internet slang is taking over our world and often, we end up saying things we don’t realize are offensive. From commenting on someone’s physical features to judging them on their wedding plans, there are different types of comments people are casually making that...

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How electrodes in the brain can help treat obesity and depression

How electrodes in the brain can help treat obesity and depression

Anna had spent much of her life depressed and looking for various treatments that could help her. It took antidepressants, subjected to psychotherapy and even experienced electro therapy – convulsive , consisting of passing electricity through the brain. Treatments like these took effect for short periods and later, depression returned. Another problem he had to...

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The Iconic Amul Girl cried and we are all feeling her pain

The Iconic Amul Girl cried and we are all feeling her pain

For years and as far as our memory goes, Amul has taken the leverage of writing the best copies over a social news, that are terse, poignant, rhyming and meaningful. This time, they are back with Kathua and Unnao.

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WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Police beat a woman in Iran for not wearing “Islamic” clothing

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Police beat a woman in Iran for not wearing “Islamic” clothing

A video on social networks shows how the victim was not wearing the handkerchief and his hair was visible. During the last months, many women have staged protests against the imposition of the veil in Iran A young woman was beaten by police in Iran because she considered that she...

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The amazing ability of sugar to help heal wounds

The amazing ability of sugar to help heal wounds

As a child who grew up in poverty in rural Eastern Zimbabwe, Moses Marandu was used to literally rubbing salt on wounds when he fell and cut himself. On lucky days, his father had enough money to buy something that would sting the child less than salt: sugar. Murandu always...

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UN honours seven martyred Pakistani peacekeepers

UN honours seven martyred Pakistani peacekeepers

RAWALPINDI: Seven Pakistani peacekeepers who laid their lives for global peace and security were honoured with the UN medal at the UN annual Memorial Ceremony in New York. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was the chief guest at the ceremony, held at the United Nations headquarters in NewYork. Guterres paid...

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CJP orders withdrawal of security from individuals with no entitlement

CJP orders withdrawal of security from individuals with no entitlement

PESHAWAR: Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar on Thursday directed inspector-generals of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, and Islamabad to take back security protocols from people who don’t have privilege. The chief justice has set a deadline of 24 hours for the inspector generals to implement the directives. IG Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Salahuddin...

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Mayor Sadiq Khan named in Time’s most influential list

Mayor Sadiq Khan named in Time’s most influential list

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been named among 100 influential people all around the world, according to the Time magazine’s annual list. The publication mentions that the compilation is not a measurement of power but for recognising individuals ‘whose time is now’. The list included world leaders such as US...

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Six killed in road crash near Hyderabad

Six killed in road crash near Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: At least six people were killed in a road crash on M-9 Motorway near Hyderabad on Thursday, police said. The incident occurred when one car hit another from the back near Looni Kot while en route to Hyderabad from Karachi, police said. Consequently, the gas cylinder in the vehicle...

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Ranbir, Deepika set ramp on fire

Ranbir, Deepika set ramp on fire

Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor set the ramp on fire at a fashion show in Mumbai on Thursday night. The two superstars, who have worked together in multiple films including Bachna Ae Haseeno and Tamasha, walked the ramp for Indian designer Manish Malhotra. The ex-couple also collaborated for the annual Mijwan...

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Color Therapy|Benefits of Color Therapy in Treating Lifestyle Disease

Color Therapy|Benefits of Color Therapy in Treating Lifestyle Disease

Colors are undoubtedly the smiles of nature!! They enlighten our minds with the power of their intensity and bring brightness to our lives. Such wonderful colors also have to the power to heal diseases, which is seen in color therapy, which is a form of healing therapy. Color therapy and...

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8 Myths About Pregnancy That Turned Out to Be True

8 Myths About Pregnancy That Turned Out to Be True

Right from the first weeks of pregnancy, the surrounding people start to intimidate the future mother with old wives’ tales: don’t cut your hair, don’t buy new clothes, and don’t even dare to think about knitting. Nevertheless, there is sense in some of these superstitions. Bright Side has prepared for you a set of beliefs about pregnancy that have...

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Digital addiction increases loneliness, anxiety and depression

Digital addiction increases loneliness, anxiety and depression

Smartphones are an integral part of most people’s lives, allowing us to stay connected and in-the-know at all times. The downside of that convenience is that many of us are also addicted to the constant pings, chimes, vibrations and other alerts from our devices, unable to ignore new emails, texts...

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Pakistani wrestlers return home from Commonwealth Games

Pakistani wrestlers return home from Commonwealth Games

LAHORE: The Pakistani wrestling team returned home today, after winning gold and bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Inam Butt gave Pakistan their lone gold medal of the tournament in the wrestling event at the games while Tayyab Raza and Mohammad Bilal won bronze for Pakistan. Butt...

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PM reaches London to attend Commonwealth conference

PM reaches London to attend Commonwealth conference

LONDON: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reached the United Kingdom Wednesday morning to lead the Pakistani delegation in the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018, Geo News reported. Abbasi was received by Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the UK Syed Ibne Abbas and David Pearey, the special representative of the...

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No unusual rise in next year’s defence budget: adviser

No unusual rise in next year’s defence budget: adviser

ISLAMABAD: The military will get only a regular increase and there will be no unusual increase in the defence budget for the next fiscal year, the adviser to the prime minister on finance said on Monday. The announcement came in response to expectations that the defence budget could get an extraordinary...

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WWII Bombs Found In West Bengal Area Which Used To Be A Huge US Army Base

How did two 500-pound bombs of World War II land up under the ground in a village in Kalyani’s Hanskhali nearly 100 km from Kolkata? Military historians believe they could have been part of the arsenal stored at Roosevelt Town or Roosevelt Nagar. Till 1945, Kalyani was called Roosevelt Nagar....

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Asifa’s Lawyer Says She’s Not Scared, As It’s A Fight For Her Daughter Too

Asifa’s Lawyer Says She’s Not Scared, As It’s A Fight For Her Daughter Too

On the desk in a small room of her house in Jammu, there is a framed photograph of a chubby, smiling girl. “That is my daughter,” Deepika Singh Rajawat said. “She is five years old and her name is Ashtami. I am fighting this case also for her.” Rajawat, an...

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Syrian state television says that chemical weapons inspectors are already in Douma, the Syrian city that suffered an alleged chemical attack

Syrian state television says that chemical weapons inspectors are already in Douma, the Syrian city that suffered an alleged chemical attack

Syrian state television reported that the inspectors of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) entered Tuesday in Douma, the Syrian city that was the scene of an alleged attack with chemical weapons on April 7. That information, however, was denied by the US Department of State, which...

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The racist incident for which Starbucks will close all its establishments in the United States during an afternoon

The racist incident for which Starbucks will close all its establishments in the United States during an afternoon

Two men were sitting in a Starbucks coffee shop in Philadelphia without consuming. They asked to use the bathroom and the store manager told them that it was only for “clients” and … he called the police. The two men, two African-Americans who said they were waiting for a friend to...

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The director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, met with Kim Jong-un on a secret trip to Pyongyang

The director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, met with Kim Jong-un on a secret trip to Pyongyang

The contacts between the United States and North Korea are narrowing in the face of the expected summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. The director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, who is waiting to be confirmed as Secretary of State, met at the end of March with the North...

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Syrian forces launch major attack on rebels in Qalamoun

Syrian forces launch major attack on rebels in Qalamoun

BEIRUT: Syria’s armed forces commenced a major attack on rebels in eastern Qalamoun, Geo News reported citing Arab media, in what comes as Damascus translating its prior warnings into reality. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) made “an agreement with one of the rebel groups to surrender the town of Dumayr...

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One killed as protests erupt in Karachi over rape, killing of minor

One killed as protests erupt in Karachi over rape, killing of minor

KARACHI: One individual was killed and another twelve injured on Tuesday in Karachi as police attacked Orangi Town residents staging a demonstration against the rape and killing of a six-year-old girl. Abdul Rehman died after police fired at the protesters. The injured, including a DSP and nine other policemen have been taken to Abbasi...

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Pakistan in talks with Malaysia for sale of JF-17 Thunder aircraft

Pakistan in talks with Malaysia for sale of JF-17 Thunder aircraft

The Malaysian government is in preliminary talks with Pakistan for the export of JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft, reported Janes.The disclosure was made by an official from Pakistan Aeronautical Complex on the sidelines of the Defense Services Asia 2018 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur. According to the British publication, the governments of the two...

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What is pulmonary arterial hypertension and why is it important that the genes that cause it have been discovered?

What is pulmonary arterial hypertension and why is it important that the genes that cause it have been discovered?

Scientists said on Monday they discovered the genes that cause pulmonary arterial hypertension, a disease that kills 50% of patients who suffer from it in less than five years. According to the researchers, although the consequences of the disease were known, very little was known about what caused this condition...

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Indians are searching for Asifa’s rape video on porn sites

Indians are searching for Asifa’s rape video on porn sites

Remember that eight-year-old victim in the Kathua gangrape and murder case? She was kidnapped, kept in a temple, drugged, raped by several men for several days, mutilated and finally, brutally killed in January. How could you forget? The filthy mentality of a section of this country is exposed once again...

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‘Pre-Planned’ Fire At Rohingya Camp In Delhi Destroys Hope For Refugees

‘Pre-Planned’ Fire At Rohingya Camp In Delhi Destroys Hope For Refugees

On Sunday morning, a major fire broke out in Delhi’s only Rohingya refugee colony in Kalindi Kunj. More than 225 Rohingyas now have nowhere to go. The fire broke out at about 3.30 am allegedly due to short circuit. The eye-witnesses reported that men were running around naked as their...

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How Forget.me works, the free tool that facilitates the process to erase your past in Google and Bing

How Forget.me works, the free tool that facilitates the process to erase your past in Google and Bing

Being “forgotten” on the Internet is a right recognized by Google, but putting it into practice is not an easy task. Some are successful, as the businessman who won last Friday a historical ruling against the technology in a court in the United Kingdom. Judge Mark Warby determined that the...

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“Weaving the carpet”: Iran’s strategy in Syria in support of the government of Bashar al-Assad

“Weaving the carpet”: Iran’s strategy in Syria in support of the government of Bashar al-Assad

The recent attacks by the United States, the United Kingdom and France against Syria for the alleged use of chemical weapons by the government of Bashar al-Assad have further tensed the confrontation between the West and Russia. Moscow has been a faithful international ally of Damascus in its fight against...

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Inflation rate brought down from over 11pc to 4pc, says Miftah Ismail

Inflation rate brought down from over 11pc to 4pc, says Miftah Ismail

ISLAMABAD: Speaking about the government’s achievements in the last five years, Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance Miftah Ismail on Monday said that inflation had been brought down from over 11 percent to under 4 percent while energy crisis had largely been resolved. Addressing a Round Table Conference titled ‘Pakistan...

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Protest held against forcible eviction of retired professor in Quetta

Protest held against forcible eviction of retired professor in Quetta

QUETTA: The professors of educational institutions and civil society on Monday protested against the forcible eviction of retired professor Shagufta Iqbal and her family from government property by the police. In a video that went viral on social media on Sunday, former Government Girls College Jinnah Town principal Shagufta Iqbal accused...

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PM Abbasi to fly to London for CHOGM 2018

PM Abbasi to fly to London for CHOGM 2018

LONDON: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will arrive here in the city later, on Tuesday, to lead Pakistan’s delegation to the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018 being held from April 18-20, 2018. The main theme of the conference, of which Pakistan is one of the founding members, is...

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LHC temporarily bans airing contemptuous speeches of Nawaz, Maryam and others

LHC temporarily bans airing contemptuous speeches of Nawaz, Maryam and others

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered on Monday a temporary ban on the airing of contemptuous speeches by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and other party leaders. Giving the decision on over two dozen petitions filed against ‘anti-judiciary’ speeches by Nawaz, Maryam, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and...

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Pakistan world’s largest host of refugees: UNHCR

Pakistan world’s largest host of refugees: UNHCR

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been declared the largest country to provide shelter to refugees in the world by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). As per the UNHCR report, Pakistan was hosting the largest number of refugees in the country and as many as 1.45 million hailed from Afghanistan....

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To perform better: K-Electric’s power generation function could be separated

To perform better: K-Electric’s power generation function could be separated

ISLAMABAD: It is too painful to see Karachi suffering due to lack of electricity in scorching heat. This is despite the available generation capacity within Karachi that is not being utilised. This time gas supply is a contention. In earlier periods of heavy load-shedding, running steam power plants was an issue....

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Cousins arrested for allegedly raping and murdering minor boy in Dadu district

Cousins arrested for allegedly raping and murdering minor boy in Dadu district

HYDERABAD: In the gruesome rape and murder of a minor in Dadu district, the cousins of the victim have been nominated as the main culprits. A 10-year-old boy was murdered on Tuesday, April 10. Within a week of the crime the Dadu district police declared on Sunday the suspects’ arrests. The...

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How to overcome shame, according to science

How to overcome shame, according to science

The fear of being ashamed can be overwhelming and can hinder the performance of daily activities. How to master it   Have you ever asked a woman if she was  pregnant and she responded with a stern “No”? If so, did you instantly feel the need for the earth to swallow you? It is likely...

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A night without sleep increases the risk of Alzheimer’s

A night without sleep increases the risk of Alzheimer’s

One study reveals that it increases the amount of beta-amyloid, the protein that forms plaques in the brain. Just one night of lost sleep can make the  brain fill with the protein that has long been linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, the beta-amyloid protein , according to a new study published in the...

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Clash at Borders: Pak Afghan tension

Clash at Borders: Pak Afghan tension

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Afghanistan began efforts to defuse tensions after cross-border skirmishes on Sunday left at least 2 Pakistani paramilitary soldiers martyred and many others wounded. The incident – happened along the border with Afghanistan in Kurram Agency – threatened to derail recent agreement reached between the two neighbours to improve...

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The reason why some cancerous tumors are more aggressive than others

The reason why some cancerous tumors are more aggressive than others

Although two cancerous tumors may look identical, there are some that are much more lethal than others. Now a revolutionary study discovered what these differences are due to. Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in England developed a way to analyze a cancer’s history to predict what its future will...

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5 simple math tricks that will make you look like a genius

5 simple math tricks that will make you look like a genius

What did a number 3 say to a number 30? ” To be like me, you have to be honest . “ Many times mathematics can be heavy and difficult to understand. But others, as in the joke at the beginning (although it may seem bad) can be funny, even fun. For that reason,...

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PM, army chief in Saudi Arabia to inspect IMCTC exercises

PM, army chief in Saudi Arabia to inspect IMCTC exercises

RIYADH: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to inspect the exercises of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC). A high-level delegation, including the Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir, is accompanying Prime Minister Abbasi. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan...

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What can happen now after the bombing of the United States, France and the United Kingdom against Syria

What can happen now after the bombing of the United States, France and the United Kingdom against Syria

Finally, Donald Trump fulfilled his threat and attacked Syria. One week after the alleged attack with chemical weapons against the civilian population of Douma, the president of the United States and his allies of France and the United Kingdom, sent their planes and missiles against three military objectives of the...

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Vladimir Putin’s warning of global “chaos” if the United States attacks Syria again

Vladimir Putin’s warning of global “chaos” if the United States attacks Syria again

The game of fists between the United States and Russia for Syria continues. President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that if Washington took new actions against Damascus there would be “inevitably” a chaos in international relations. The declarations of the Russian agent chief executive take place in the middle of...

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Chinese air chief attends PAF passing out parade at Asghar Khan Academy

Chinese air chief attends PAF passing out parade at Asghar Khan Academy

NOWSHERA: The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) held the passing out ceremony of cadets at Asghar Khan Academy in Risalpur on Friday where 109 cadets were handed badges.  Among the graduating cadets were two Saudi nationals. The chief guest for the ceremony was Chinese Airforce Lieutenant General Ding Laihang who observed the parade...

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Nawaz doesn’t need any formal office to continue guiding his party, people: Shehbaz

Nawaz doesn’t need any formal office to continue guiding his party, people: Shehbaz

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday said former premier Nawaz Sharif does not need “any formal office to continue guiding his party and serving his people”. Shehbaz in a series of tweets commented on the historic Supreme Court ruling that lawmakers disqualified under...

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Fate of politicians should be decided by people of Pakistan: Bilawal responds to SC ruling

Fate of politicians should be decided by people of Pakistan: Bilawal responds to SC ruling

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday said the fate of politicians should be decided by the people of Pakistan. “I am of the belief that it’s the people of Pakistan who should make such decisions about the fate of politicians,” Bilawal tweeted after a historic Supreme...

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How Syria can be the scenario that intensifies the conflict between the United States, Russia, Iran and Israel

How Syria can be the scenario that intensifies the conflict between the United States, Russia, Iran and Israel

The conflict in Syria is mainly a bloody civil war that, according to United Nations estimates, has caused some 400,000 deaths and forced the displacement of around five million people. However, it is also the scene of several “proxy” wars , those that face great powers through third countries . A complex panorama in which...

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