The 6,000 million cockroaches that China grows in giant farms every year

The 6,000 million cockroaches that China grows in giant farms every year

Although for many the cockroaches are unpleasant insects, for the Chinese industry they are a business opportunity due to their supposed medicinal properties. Fried cockroaches have been consumed in China and other Asian countries for years, but now they are produced on a large scale. A farm operated by a pharmaceutical...

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Leading Chinese firms criticized for gender discrimination adverts: ‘Men Only’ job culture

Leading Chinese firms criticized for gender discrimination adverts: ‘Men Only’ job culture

HONG KONG: On Monday, leading Chinese firms including e-commerce giant Alibaba were heavily criticized for gender discrimination in job adverts in a new report which said the landscape for the female workforce in China was gradually deteriorating. The report by campaign group Human Rights Watch, entitled “Only Men Need Apply:...

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Do all bank cards deserve a slot in your wallet? Pay wise!

Do all bank cards deserve a slot in your wallet? Pay wise!

Conventional wisdom about credit cards is often black and white, from whether you should use cards at all to which types deserve a slot in your wallet. But personal finance is just that ‘personal’, experts say. “Financial advice is best when it is not one-size-fits-all,” said Bruce McClary, spokesman for...

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#MeToo trend reveals women exposure to sexual molestation

#MeToo trend reveals women exposure to sexual molestation

KARACHI: Thousands of women across the world, including Pakistan, have put up a brave front against sexual assault and workplace harassment in a monumental precedent set by a powerful hashtag on social media. The hashtag, “MeToo”, translated into a viral movement on October 17 as an increasing number of posts...

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Unsaid stories: Loud roars behind the faint smiles – “My own parents betrayed me…It didn’t hurt anymore”

Unsaid stories: Loud roars behind the faint smiles – “My own parents betrayed me…It didn’t hurt anymore”

“It’s been years. I don’t feel the pain in my vagina anymore.” “But why didn’t you confide in anyone?” “I was shocked. Maa used to see me bleed in pain, but she chose not to do anything. So, I thought it’s something to be done regularly. I was 7 then. I...

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How it affects life on the planet that the Gulf Stream registers its lowest speed in 1,000 years

How it affects life on the planet that the Gulf Stream registers its lowest speed in 1,000 years

The Gulf Stream, the system that circulates the waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the northern hemisphere, has become much slower over the last 150 years and is at its weakest point in a millennium. According to a study published in the journal Nature, the flow has been reduced by 15% in a...

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Prevalence of tobacco in Pakistan, nation ranks 54th

Prevalence of tobacco in Pakistan, nation ranks 54th

ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar Wednesday informed the Senate that Pakistan was ranked 54th amidst 84 countries with high frequency of tobacco smoking. Replying to a question during the session, the minister said almost 24 million (19.1%) adults currently used tobacco in any...

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Speakers take universal health into consideration

Speakers take universal health into consideration

The real wealth of a country is its human resources and those countries that are investing much in human resources, education, science, technology and innovation are making rapid progress. A knowledge-based economy is the answer to all socio-economic upheavals. These are the views were expressed by chief guest Prof Dr....

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Henry and Baloo: the traveling dog and cat that captivate thousands of Instagram users for their tender “friendship”

Henry and Baloo: the traveling dog and cat that captivate thousands of Instagram users for their tender “friendship”

The best friends Henry and Baloo have much in common: both were rescued from the street and now enjoy long walks in nature. This dog and this cat are a traveling duo. Their unusual friendship and excursions around the beautiful mountainous landscapes of the state of Colorado, in the western...

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Alhamra Cultural Complex hall 1& 2 opens after renovation

Alhamra Cultural Complex hall 1& 2 opens after renovation

LAHORE:  Alhamra Lahore Arts Council’s Executive Director R Capt Atta Muhammad Khan on Tuesday 3rd April 2018 inaugurated the Alhamra Cultural Complex’s Hall No 1&2 after its renovation. These Halls have been opened for literary and cultural activates after three months.  At this ceremonious occasion, Executive Director of Alhamra Arts...

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Diminishing Green zones – Islamabad to become another lost civilization?

Diminishing Green zones – Islamabad to become another lost civilization?

ISLAMABAD: It is widely known for its greenery. The lush green plantations that cover most of its roads and vicinities are what makes it at par from other urban hubs of Pakistan. But latest data reveals that Islamabad is evacuating its urban forests since 1976 and continues to do so, with...

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A sun on Earth: the clean and unlimited source of energy that MIT scientists are working on

A sun on Earth: the clean and unlimited source of energy that MIT scientists are working on

Producing nuclear fusion energy is one of the great promises of engineering, so much so that it is jokingly said to be the energy of the future … eternally. Well, a group of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the company Commonwealth Fusion Systems, is betting to...

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The mysterious and newly discovered “ghost galaxy” that may not have dark matter

The mysterious and newly discovered “ghost galaxy” that may not have dark matter

When Pieter van Dokkum discovered the galaxy NGC1052-DF2, he was “staring” and was amazed. It was a galaxy about the size of the Milky Way, but unusually transparent. “It was like a ghostly glow in the sky,” says Dokkum, a professor at Yale University in the United States. The explanation of...

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‘Orange snow’ baffles eastern Europeans

People in eastern Europe have been wondering at the appearance of orange-tinted snow. Pictures of the snow have been posted on social media from Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania and Moldova. Meteorologists say the phenomenon is caused by sand from Sahara desert storms mixing with snow and rain. It occurs roughly...

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The impressive attractions of Changi Airport in Singapore that make it considered the best in the world for the sixth consecutive year

The impressive attractions of Changi Airport in Singapore that make it considered the best in the world for the sixth consecutive year

Changi airport in Singapore has been on the throne of the best airport in the world for six consecutive years. The title is awarded by Skytrax, which annually conducts a global survey that responds to almost 14 million users in more than 100 countries. The results, published this week, ratify the...

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Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja’s fiancé ‘Rachel McLellan’ opens up on embracing Islam

Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja’s fiancé ‘Rachel McLellan’ opens up on embracing Islam

Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja’s fiancé shares her decision to embrace Islam, saying there was no external pressure on her in this regard. 31-year-old Usman Khawaja’s 22-year-old fiancé Rachel McLellan shared that she embraced Islam willingly without anyone imposing it on her. The Pakistani-born Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja and Rachel McLellan...

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Karachi Ranked as the 6th cheapest City in the world

Karachi Ranked as the 6th cheapest City in the world

Karachi has been ranked as the sixth cheapest city in the world, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Cost of Living report. The survey takes the following factors into consideration: costs of housing, food, recreation, public transport, schools and other daily facilities to draw conclusions. The Worldwide Cost of Living...

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Ignite – An event for empowering women in Pakistan

Ignite – An event for empowering women in Pakistan

International Women’s Day was observed across the country on Thursday (8 March) with women from various walks of life participating in events held by both government departments as well as the civil society. With the increase in awareness towards rights of women throughout our country. This year the theme for International...

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Happiness Revealed! Pakistan Ranked Happiest Among Neighboring Countries

Happiness Revealed! Pakistan Ranked Happiest Among Neighboring Countries

Pakistanis are the happiest among all their bordering nations, a 2018 United Nations report on happiness revealed. According to the sixth World Happiness Report, Islamabad is 58 points ahead of its arch-rival India, 11 points ahead of all-weather friend China, 31 of Iran, and 70 points ahead of Afghanistan on the ranking...

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Yes! Daylight Saving Time is Ruining Your Life

Yes! Daylight Saving Time is Ruining Your Life

Without much warning, Daylight Saving Time rears its ugly head every year and takes away an hour of previous sleep from your weekend. And if you’re like me, you’ve probably had hundreds of people tell you that it’s not a big deal. “It’ll all even out eventually,” they say. “You’ll...

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Juno reveals the first image of the turbulent interior of Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System

Juno reveals the first image of the turbulent interior of Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System

The existence of Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System and visible to the naked eye from Earth, has been known for more than 25 centuries. Such is its size that almost anyone, with a simple telescope, can get to see the traces of its turbulent atmosphere, with giant storms and winds that...

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“Antidepressants do work”: the study that claims to have ended one of the biggest debates in modern medicine

“Antidepressants do work”: the study that claims to have ended one of the biggest debates in modern medicine

Do antidepressants work or not? This debate, considered one of the largest in modern medicine, has just been resolved, according to the authors of a study published in The Lancet . The answer is that medications for depression do work . The work consisted of a meta-analysis that examined data from 522 trials with...

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The woman who got into the X-ray machine at a station because she was afraid her bag would be stolen

The woman who got into the X-ray machine at a station because she was afraid her bag would be stolen

Are you worried about your bag being stolen at security checkpoints at an airport or train station? If so, you are not the only one. To avoid losing their belongings, a Chinese woman got into an X-ray machine at a train station in southern China. The staff at the Dongguan station was surprised by the...

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Murshid ji billi: Sindh is now home to ‘shrine’ of Pir Gaji Shah’s cat

Murshid ji billi: Sindh is now home to ‘shrine’ of Pir Gaji Shah’s cat

KARACHI: Nearly 70 kilometres off Dadu, dozens flocked to a newly built shrine dedicated to “Murshid ji billi” – a cat belonging to Pir Gaji Shah. Research scholars say Pir Shah, a spiritual leader, was a military commander of the Kalhoro dynasty in 1690s in Sindh. However, he has a following...

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How scientists try to identify pedophiles by studying their hands

How scientists try to identify pedophiles by studying their hands

In videos or pictures of children who are sexually abused, the perpetrators often remain hidden behind the camera while their hands remain visible. This represented a challenge for police forces around the world to identify suspects. Staying off-screen may have given them anonymity in the past, but now Sue Black of...

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The man who died in a hospital after being absorbed by MRI machine

The man who died in a hospital after being absorbed by MRI machine

A 32-year-old man died in a hospital in the Indian city of Bombay after being absorbed by an MRI machine. Rajesh Maru had visited the health center on Saturday to visit the mother of his brother-in-law who was recovering from the flu. The man entered the room where the resonator was carrying...

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The surprising discovery of a fossil that changes the history of the first humans

The surprising discovery of a fossil that changes the history of the first humans

They are the remains of the first modern humans who left Africa. They were identified by a study of a group of researchers in Israel and their analysis indicates that homo sapiens was already living outside Africa 185,000 years ago, some 80,000 years earlier than previously thought. “We have to...

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Woman hangs herself after husband ‘delays shopping trip by a day due to office work’

Woman hangs herself after husband ‘delays shopping trip by a day due to office work’

LUCKNOW: An Indian woman died after she hanged herself as husband delayed a planned shopping trip by a day. Deepak Dwivedi says he told his 23-year-old wife Deepika on Saturday that he would not be able to go shopping then but would have to do the trip the next day...

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More Cold Making its Way to Karachi: Good News?

More Cold Making its Way to Karachi: Good News?

KARACHI: A new wave of cold is expected to hit the metropolis from Wednesday, as snow and rain continue in the north of the country. According to the Meteorological Department, cold winds from Siberia will start blowing in the city from tomorrow, bringing a fresh wave of cold which will...

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“Internet rape”: The case of the first man in the world sentenced to prison for online harassment

“Internet rape”: The case of the first man in the world sentenced to prison for online harassment

Bjorn Samstrom is 41 years old and has just been sentenced to 10 years in prison for having raped 27 minors, mostly girls under 15 … although he never met them in person and never had sex with any of them . At least, not physically. The sentence was issued by...

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#MeToo Anti-Harassment campaign named Person of the Year 2017 by Time magazine

#MeToo Anti-Harassment campaign named Person of the Year 2017 by Time magazine

The movement began spontaneously when actress and activist Alyssa Milano wrote on her Twitter account: “If you have been sexually harassed or assaulted, write ‘me too’ in response to this tweet.” The #MeToo antiacoso campaign (me too), led by women, has been named 2017 by the American magazine Time. The...

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Strong winds to continue in Sindh – Temperature to drop to 10* in next two days

Strong winds to continue in Sindh – Temperature to drop to 10* in next two days

KARACHI: The city will witness a drop in temperature as low as 10°C in the coming two to three days, the meotrological department said on Tuesday. Regional Metrological Centre Director Shahid Abbas said that Karachi will experience cold and dry weather due to Siberian winds blowing from the north-west. “The winds...

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Doctors declared these twins dead and on their way to the funeral, family realized that one of them was living

Doctors declared these twins dead and on their way to the funeral, family realized that one of them was living

Pregnant with twins and with only 22 weeks of gestation, the woman had to leave emergency to the hospital. The girl was born without life and the child lived, but was declared dead hours later. Both were wrapped and handed over to their parents in New Delhi, India. On their...

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VIDEO: Quaid-e-Azam’s statue unveiled at London museum

VIDEO: Quaid-e-Azam’s statue unveiled at London museum

LONDON: Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, unveiled a bust of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the historic British Museum on Tuesday. The Jinnah’s bust was unveiled at a ceremony held at the museum. In a message on his Twitter account, Sadiq Khan said that he was proud to unveil...

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All-female police motorbike squad to fight gender crimes in Delhi

All-female police motorbike squad to fight gender crimes in Delhi

NEW DELHI: An all-female police motorbike squad is set to take to Delhi’s streets next month, a senior police official said, as reports of violence against women rise in the Indian capital. The ‘Raftaar’ or ‘Speed’ squad of 600 policewomen will ride in pairs through the streets on state-of-art motorbikes,...

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Daraz.pk VS Yayvo: Whose Got What and Which Is Better!

Daraz.pk VS Yayvo: Whose Got What and Which Is Better!

Unless you have been living under a rock for past two weeks, you must be aware that the Big Friday Sale mania is on its full swing throughout Pakistan. Some of the biggest brands like Alkaram, Insignia have launched their Big Friday sale offers and the discounts are shockingly-amazing! However the...

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The selfie of Miss Iraq and Miss Israel, candidates for Miss Universe, which caused controversy in social networks

The selfie of Miss Iraq and Miss Israel, candidates for Miss Universe, which caused controversy in social networks

As Miss Universe 2017 contestants congregate in Las Vegas, it’s not surprising that many of them are looking for opportunities to photograph together. But when Miss Iraq, Sarah Eadan, published a selfie with her partner, Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, they did not foresee the enormous and varied reaction they would...

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The unknown Brazilian fruits that can become the “superfoods” of the future

The unknown Brazilian fruits that can become the “superfoods” of the future

If you have already taken a juice of ubajay, have tasted a araçá-piranga or a big river cherry, consider yourself lucky. You are one of the few who knows these rare fruits of the Atlantean Forest – the Neotropical plant formation shared by Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina – whose effects are so positive for health , that...

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The impressive show that Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets in the Solar System, gave to the early risers of the northern hemisphere

The impressive show that Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets in the Solar System, gave to the early risers of the northern hemisphere

The sky of the northern hemisphere rewarded the early risers with a show of singular beauty. Jupiter and Venus – the two brightest planets in the Solar System – appeared Monday together in the morning sky. So together they were seen about an hour before dawn that, according to experts, seemed...

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Opinion: Suffering in Yemen is caused by Saudi leaders

Opinion: Suffering in Yemen is caused by Saudi leaders

The famine in Yemen shows how disastrous is the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran for the entire Middle East, says guest columnist Rainer Hermann, of the German newspaper “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”. The world has looked away from this terrible tragedy and has not done anything for too long. And it...

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The “prehistoric” shark with 300 teeth that was caught by accident

The “prehistoric” shark with 300 teeth that was caught by accident

When the marine biologists saw him in the fishing net they immediately knew that they were facing an unusual animal. It had characteristics that were unlike anything they had seen before: a round head and a long row of 300 sharp, thin teeth, typical of a dangerous predator. They would...

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How Asian children and young people are shooting internet sales

How Asian children and young people are shooting internet sales

Asia is driving the huge growth of internet sales, with young people in particular at the forefront of this trend. But why are you excited about this activity and what are you spending your money on? At the Admiralty Elementary School, in the Woodlands neighborhood of Singapore, a group of...

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These ‘Mad Mughal’ memes are winning the Internet

These ‘Mad Mughal’ memes are winning the Internet

It seems like nothing nowadays is safe from the meme-mania. Whether it is your favourite TV show or Mughal Empire, Internet  has found its way to penetrate its most beloved creation into that. Meme’s not only change the entire context of images but also provide sarcastic humor on issues we...

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Can you control what you do while you sleep? Curious Case of Lucid Dreaming

Can you control what you do while you sleep? Curious Case of Lucid Dreaming

Fly, cross oceans, score a goal in a world cup or travel to a desert island with your idol. Have you ever thought about being able to control your own dreams? Some scientists say that it is possible. Lucid dreams are the ability to be aware that you are dreaming. In some cases you...

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Cheating husband caught red-handed during flight – Qatar Airways

Cheating husband caught red-handed during flight – Qatar Airways

NEW DELHI: An enraged woman forced an airliner to make an emergency landing after she discovered mid-flight that her husband was apparently cheating on her. The woman, an Iranian national, was travelling from Doha to Bali with her husband and child on a Qatar Airways flight on Sunday, India’s Hindustan Times reported Tuesday....

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Celebrating Housewives Day with some funny wife posts!

Celebrating Housewives Day with some funny wife posts!

They say you should never air your dirty laundry in public, but sometimes revealing something to the wider world is worth it. No more so than in the case of these posts, written by frustrated and tongue-in-cheek husbands and wives, who are playing up to the idea that they’re being...

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6 Months Jail and Rs. 200,000 – Cost of second marriage for a man in Lahore

6 Months Jail and Rs. 200,000 – Cost of second marriage for a man in Lahore

A man in Lahore was fined Rs200,000 and sent to prison for six months by a local court on Wednesday for getting married the second time without taking permission from his first wife. Judicial magistrate Jawad Naqvi took up Ayesha Bibi’s appeal in which she said that her husband, Shahzad...

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What does climate change have to do with terrorism?

What does climate change have to do with terrorism?

Terrorism and climate change are widely considered as the two most important threats of our time, but what few realize is the extent to which the two are related. Although terrorism has developed its cruelty over time, the threat it represents today has cast a very long and shadowy shadow...

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Two white men jailed for forcing black man into coffin in South Africa

Two white men jailed for forcing black man into coffin in South Africa

A South African judge on Friday handed down jail terms of 19 and 16 years to two white farmers who filmed themselves forcing a black man into a coffin and threatening to burn him alive. Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins Jackson, who both shifted nervously in the dock, laid their...

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