Visitors of Venice bound to pay entry fees

Visitors of Venice bound to pay entry fees

ROME: Visitors to Venice will have to pay a new tax to help cover the costs of keeping the tourist-thronged historic city clean and safe, city officials have announced. The measure, passed late on Saturday as part of the budget bill, allows the city authorities from July to being charging...

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Angelina Jolie hints a move, pursuing career in ‘politics’

Angelina Jolie hints a move, pursuing career in ‘politics’

Angelina Jolie hinted on Friday she could one day enter politics, as she urged global leaders to do more to help refugees and women in conflict. Asked whether she was moving toward a political career, the Hollywood star, an envoy for the UN refugee agency who has also campaigned on...

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Paris: Fake guns create panic at airport

Paris: Fake guns create panic at airport

BOBIGNY: Two people holding replica guns sparked a panic at Paris’ main Charles de Gaulle airport on Wednesday before they were quickly arrested, sources close to the investigation said. Passengers were evacuated from Terminal 2 for around 45 minutes after the incident at 8.30 am (0730 GMT). A passenger had...

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Twitter lit up like a Christmas tree after Trump remarked on Santa

Twitter lit up like a Christmas tree after Trump remarked on Santa

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump set off a Christmas social media storm when he asked whether a 7-year-old was too old to believe in Santa Claus, capping a week of plunging stocks, a government shutdown and the US defense chief’s unceremonious departure. Twitter lit up like a Christmas tree after Trump...

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Celebrating Christmas in Pakistan

Celebrating Christmas in Pakistan

All year round, different communities in Pakistan indulge in celebrations and rejoice their respective occasions with exuberance and glee. Among all the minorities, Christmas is the most widely celebrated festival in Pakistan. Be it the high end shopping malls and eateries, or the ‘galli -muhallas,’ one cannot miss the flashy décor of...

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Pakistan’s second tallest man appeals to public for prayers as he gets admitted to the ICU

Pakistan’s second tallest man appeals to public for prayers as he gets admitted to the ICU

Pakistan’s second tallest man Naseer Soomro’s health has taken a turn for the worse in Karachi, media reported. Soomro, who is seven feet and nine inches tall, has been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) at the Darul Sehat Hospital in Gulistan-e-Jauhar. The native of Sindh’s Shikarpur city is on...

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Love brewing on social media: Foreigner weds Pakistani

Love brewing on social media: Foreigner weds Pakistani

PESHAWAR: After a number of foreign women recently traveled thousands of miles to find their soulmate in Pakistan, a Malaysian girl has followed the suit by marrying a man in Peshawar. Noor Fadiha, whose father is from Shangla and mother is of Malaysian descent, is set to marry Qasim Ali, after...

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Train kills 3 endangered young lions in Ahmedabad

Train kills 3 endangered young lions in Ahmedabad

AHMEDABAD: Three endangered young lions were killed after being run over by a goods train in a wildlife sanctuary in western India, a forestry official said on Tuesday. “All three died on the spot. They included two lions aged around two years and one lioness also around the same age,”...

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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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