Scientists Develop Artificial Womb To Help Premature Babies

Scientists Develop Artificial Womb To Help Premature Babies

LONDON: Scientists in the United States have developed a fluid-filled womb-like bag known as an extra-uterine support device that could transform care for extremely premature babies, significantly improving chances of survival. In pre-clinical studies with lambs, the researchers were able to mimic the womb environment and the functions of the...

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Brother Accused Of Murdering Mother Of Four In Suspected ‘Honour Killing’

Brother Accused Of Murdering Mother Of Four In Suspected ‘Honour Killing’

A 35-year-old mother of four was allegedly murdered by her younger brother in a suspected ‘honour killing’ on Wednesday in Sindh’s Sanghar district, police said. Qurban Ali Shar allegedly strangled his elder sister, Sabhagi Shar, on the suspicion that she was having an affair with a man, Station House Officer...

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Uttar Pradesh Cancels Eid Milad-Un-Nabi, Jummat-ul-Wida Holidays, Along With 15 Others

Uttar Pradesh Cancels Eid Milad-Un-Nabi, Jummat-ul-Wida Holidays, Along With 15 Others

The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh’s (UP) Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) led government has announced an end to holidays for Eid Milad-un-Nabi, Jummat-ul-Wida, and 15 other public holidays, BBC urdu reported. The announcement was made on Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s Twitter account on Tuesday. Besides the aforementioned holidays, days off...

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Former TTP, JuA Spox Claims Terrorist Organisations Being ‘Used’ By India, Afghanistan

Former TTP, JuA Spox Claims Terrorist Organisations Being ‘Used’ By India, Afghanistan

The Army on Wednesday released the confessional statement of Liaquat Ali, infamously known as Ehsanullah Ehsan, a former spokesperson of the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). “My name is Liaquat Ali, aka Ehsanullah Ehsan and I belong to the Mohmand Agency,” he is heard as saying in the video....

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Canadian Senator Robbed In Islamabad

Canadian Senator Robbed In Islamabad

Canadian Senator Salma Attaullah Jan was robbed of cash, a black pearl necklace and her ID cards in Islamabad’s F6 area on Tuesday night. The senator was reportedly approached by two men on a motorcycle as she was getting into her car near F6 Markaz. The men grabbed her handbag...

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FBR Accused Of Harassing Taxpayers

FBR Accused Of Harassing Taxpayers

KARACHI: The Site Association of Industry (SAI) has urged the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to treat its members fairly, maintaining a difference between a filer and a non-filer of tax. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the association said its members have been harassed by FBR’s ongoing drive of...

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ECP Disqualifies Rawalpindi Mayor Sardar Naseem

ECP Disqualifies Rawalpindi Mayor Sardar Naseem

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday disqualified the mayor of Rawalpindi, Sardar Naseem, from his post after finding him guilty of malpractice during the local bodies (LB) election for reserved seats last year. A five-member commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner, retired justice Sardar Raza, announced the decision...

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Govt Stays Silent As Tides Swallow Up Parts Of Coastal Village

Govt Stays Silent As Tides Swallow Up Parts Of Coastal Village

KARACHI: Threatened by a sea that is fast devouring their land, the residents of Damb, a small seaside village in Sonmiani, Balochistan’s Lasbela district, have urged the government to take immediate measures for securing the coast. They also demanded compensation payment to all those affected by a disaster that struck...

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Govt Offered Me Rs10b To Stay Mum On Panama Case, Imran

Govt Offered Me Rs10b To Stay Mum On Panama Case, Imran

“We will not leave pursuing the PML-N government until the prime minister resigns,”

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Speakers Want Mashal Khan’s Case Shifted To Military Court

Speakers Want Mashal Khan’s Case Shifted To Military Court

PESHAWAR: The participants of a dialogue have said that Mashal Khan’s murder case should be sent to a military court to award exemplary punishment to the culprits. The dialogues titled, “How can we get justice for Mashal Khan” was organised by Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehreek at Peshawar Press Club on Tuesday....

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Over 100 NAB Officials Face Removal From Service

Over 100 NAB Officials Face Removal From Service

ISLAMABAD: A scrutiny committee headed by Establishment Secretary Tahir Shahbaz has served show-cause notices to over 100 senior officials of the National Accountability Bureau who are likely to be removed due to lack of requisite experience in dealing white-collar crime. In the notices, the officials, including some serving on the...

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IHC Extends Stay Against Extradition Of US Citizen

IHC Extends Stay Against Extradition Of US Citizen

ISLAMABAD: Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday extended the stay against the extradition of an American of Pakistani origin until May 9 and summoned the inquiry report of the Islamabad administration. Talha Haroon, who has been in Adiala jail since Sept 2016, was allegedly...

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Bitter Foes PTI, PPP Launch Attack On Sharif

Bitter Foes PTI, PPP Launch Attack On Sharif

BATKHELA/PESHAWAR: The leaders of the country’s main opposition parties raised the “Go Nawaz go” slogan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, demanding that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif step down following the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Panama Papers case. But plans for a grand opposition alliance seemed a distant dream on Tuesday, as...

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An Albanian Muslim Family Who Risked Their Lives To Shelter Jews During Holocaust

An Albanian Muslim Family Who Risked Their Lives To Shelter Jews During Holocaust

WASHINGTON: In 1943, when Refik Veseli, a photographer’s apprentice, smuggled his mentor Moshe Mandil and Mandil’s family across Albania to escape the Nazis, he didn’t see himself as particularly heroic. Mandil, who had already fled the Nazis in Yugoslavia, was his friend, and it seemed natural to 17-year-old Veseli to...

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San Diego Schools Launches Effort Against Islamophobia

San Diego Schools Launches Effort Against Islamophobia

One of United States’ largest school districts has launched a campaign against Islamophobia, drawing praise and criticism. The San Diego Unified School District’s multiyear plan includes a letter addressing Islamophobia to staff and parents of its 132,000 students. It’s expected to be drafted and sent before Ramazan begins in late...

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ABB, IBM Team Up On Industrial Artificial Intelligence

ABB, IBM Team Up On Industrial Artificial Intelligence

ABB has sealed a collaboration agreement with International Business Machines Corp (IBM), the Swiss engineering company said on Tuesday, the latest step in its efforts to ramp up its presence in digital technology and the internet of things. In a joint statement ABB said it would combine its digital offering,...

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Pak Envoy Aizaz Chaudhry Presents Credentials To US President Trump

Pak Envoy Aizaz Chaudhry Presents Credentials To US President Trump

Ambassador to the United States (US) Aizaz Chaudhry on Monday presented his credentials to US President Donald Trump at the White House. Chaudhry, who was named Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States of America mid-February, had taken up his new responsibilities in Washington last month. While presenting his credentials,...

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4 ‘Militants’ Killed During Hours-Long Rangers Operation In Karachi’s Urdu Bazaar

4 ‘Militants’ Killed During Hours-Long Rangers Operation In Karachi’s Urdu Bazaar

Four suspected militants and a minor child were killed during a raid carried out by Rangers personnel in Karachi’s Urdu Bazaar area on Monday night, a press release issued by the paramilitary force said. Lasting nearly seven hours, the targeted operation ended at 2:45am on Tuesday, with one suspected militant...

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Of The Mentally Challenged Man Facing A Blasphemy Charge

Of The Mentally Challenged Man Facing A Blasphemy Charge

CHITRAL: It was the chilly morning of April 20 when Anwaruddin left native Rech village for Chitral city. His destination was Peshawar, where he was to take the mentally-challenged elder brother, Rashiduddin, to a psychiatrist for the examination of deteriorating mental condition. The two left Rech village located high in...

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Four ‘Hardcore Terrorists’ Tried By Military Courts Hanged: ISPR

Four ‘Hardcore Terrorists’ Tried By Military Courts Hanged: ISPR

Four “hardcore terrorists” tried by military courts were hanged on Tuesday, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said. The four were said to be involved in “committing heinous offences related to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, attacking armed forces of Pakistan and law enforcement agencies (LEAs),” ISPR said. Rehmanuddin...

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I Am Fighting A War For Karachi, Says Mayor Waseem Akhtar

I Am Fighting A War For Karachi, Says Mayor Waseem Akhtar

KARACHI: Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar has vowed to take on the provincial powers that be in order to reclaim the city from the neglect it has suffered since the Sindh government wrested control of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s municipal functions. Among his priorities is a campaign to revamp KMC, remove encroachments...

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PTI To Launch Campaign Against Corruption

PTI To Launch Campaign Against Corruption

LAHORE:  The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) announced on Monday that it will start a movement to end corruption in the country. PTI Central Punjab President Abdul Aleem Khan, after chairing a meeting of the party’s district leadership, said, “Agitation, campaigns and protests have started across the country against the corruption of...

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Imran Khan Cannot Be A Leader Of The Youth: Zardari

Imran Khan Cannot Be A Leader Of The Youth: Zardari

Former president Asif Ali Zardari, while addressing a public gathering in Mardan on Monday, discounted the notion that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan could serve as a leader for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s youth. “He calls himself a leader of the youth. How can he be a leader of the youth?...

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PM Warns Officials Against Loadshedding In Ramazan

PM Warns Officials Against Loadshedding In Ramazan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday asked the power sector to buckle up for the upcoming month of Ramazan and avoid a repeat of the 13-14 hours of loadshedding in April. Chairing a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCoE) — the third in a fortnight — the...

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Census To Cover 87 Districts In Final Phase

Census To Cover 87 Districts In Final Phase

ISLAMABAD: The ongoing population census will on Tuesday enter its final phase during which it will cover 87 districts of the country. This phase will continue till May 24 and will also cover the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, along with six Federally Administered Tribal Areas. “All arrangements have...

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Sindh Govt’s ‘Conditions’ On Extension Of Rangers’ Policing Powers Rejected

Sindh Govt’s ‘Conditions’ On Extension Of Rangers’ Policing Powers Rejected

Interior ministry says the provincial government’s proposals do not fall under relevant law.

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Afghan Defence Minister, Army Chief Resign After Taliban Attack

Afghan Defence Minister, Army Chief Resign After Taliban Attack

The Afghan defence minister and his army chief resigned Monday, days after what is believed to be one of the deadliest-ever Taliban attacks on a military base triggered calls for officials to step down. “President Ashraf Ghani has accepted the resignation of the defence minister and army chief of staff,”...

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‘NAB Chairman Sold His Soul’: PTI

‘NAB Chairman Sold His Soul’: PTI

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Monday filed a reference with the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) for the removal of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry from his post. The party’s reference against the NAB chairman comes days after the apex court’s Panamagate verdict, in which it ordered the...

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Military To Play ‘Due Role’ In SC JIT Probing Sharif Family

Military To Play ‘Due Role’ In SC JIT Probing Sharif Family

Participants of a Corps Commanders’ Conference at General Headquarters on Monday resolved that the military would play its due role as part of a Supreme Court ordered Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement said the forum discussed...

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11 ‘Cow Vigilantes’ Arrested For Attacking Cow-Herding Family In Held Kashmir

11 ‘Cow Vigilantes’ Arrested For Attacking Cow-Herding Family In Held Kashmir

At least 11 ‘cow vigilantes’ have been arrested for brutally attacking a five-member family of nomads in India-held Kashmir, the Deccan Chronicle reported. According to the Chronicle, the group attacked the family in Reasi’s Talwara area on the night of April 20 with iron rods and sticks. Meanwhile, a video...

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CJP Calls Imran Khan An ‘Extraordinary’ Citizen

CJP Calls Imran Khan An ‘Extraordinary’ Citizen

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar — while hearing a case regarding illegal felling of trees and encroachment of land in Bani Gala, brought to his notice by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan —termed Khan an ‘extraordinary citizen’ whose influence could help boost the morale of the country. “Your...

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When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going

When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going

It was a signature Younis Khan sweep that saw the ball rush to the third man boundary. The handful of Pakistani’s present in the stadium stood up for an ovation much deserved. The Pakistani camp all jubilant and so were all the millions back at home and all around the...

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Pakistan Cajoles Iran To Join Saudi Alliance

Pakistan Cajoles Iran To Join Saudi Alliance

ISLAMABAD:  Although it has the potential to derail Pakistan’s relationship with its key Muslim neighbor and have far-reaching strategic and domestic implications, the country’s civil and military authorities decided to join the Saudi-led military alliance with the hope that it may foster unity in the Islamic world. Towards this end,...

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Four FC Personnel Dies In Roadside Blast In Kech District

Four FC Personnel Dies In Roadside Blast In Kech District

At least four personnel of the Frontier Corps laid their lives and three others were injured when a remote-controlled bomb hit their vehicle in Balochistan’s Kech district on Sunday evening, DawnNews reported. A security official told DawnNews that unidentified miscreants targeted the convoy of Frontier Corps, a paramilitary force, in...

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PTI Seeks New Allies In Campaign For PM’s Resignation

PTI Seeks New Allies In Campaign For PM’s Resignation

Chaudhry Shujaat predicted that PM Sharif would tender his resignation soon after the formation of the JIT.

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World Bank To Help Build Peshawar-Kabul Highway

World Bank To Help Build Peshawar-Kabul Highway

WASHINGTON: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has urged the World Bank to finance a major project in the Pak-Afghan region, which could greatly enhance intra-regional trade. The project — Peshawar-Kabul highway — would not only link Peshawar with the Afghan capital but would also be a major commercial link between the...

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PPP-PTI Unity Sets Off Alarm Bells For PML-N

PPP-PTI Unity Sets Off Alarm Bells For PML-N

ISLAMABAD:  On Friday, most opposition parties seemed united inside parliament in their demand that PM Nawaz Sharif must resign in the wake of apex court’s verdict in Panamagate case – a situation that has rung alarm bells for the PML-N led government. It was for the first time that opposition...

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PIA’s Acting CEO Removed

PIA’s Acting CEO Removed

KARACHI: The acting chief executive officer of the Pakistan International Airlines, Bernd Hildenbrand, has been relieved of his charge and the airline’s chief financial officer Nayyar Hayat has been given the charge of acting CEO, it is learnt here reliably. According to highly placed sources, Mr Hildenbrand, a German national,...

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Indian Journalist Raises Tough Questions About Jadhav

Indian Journalist Raises Tough Questions About Jadhav

KARACHI: Simply but aptly titled “The mysterious Mr Jadhav”, well-known journalist Karan Thapar has written a hard-hitting article about the Indian spy who has been sentenced to death by a military tribunal in Pakistan. Karan Thapar The sub-head coined for the piece — published on Friday on the website of...

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Article 62 Ensures Clean Leadership At Top: Justice Khosa

Article 62 Ensures Clean Leadership At Top: Justice Khosa

ISLAMABAD: Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, who wrote a minority judgement in the Panama Papers case disqualifying Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has described Article 62 of the Constitution as a recipe for cleansing the fountainhead of the state’s authority and ensuring clean leadership at the top. Article 62 spells out qualifications...

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JIT Won’t Decide What SC Could Not: Zardari

JIT Won’t Decide What SC Could Not: Zardari

JHANG: There are two laws in the country — one is for the Sharifs and the other is for the poor, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said at a public gathering in Shah Jewana on Friday. Alluding to the prime minister’s family, Mr Bhutto-Zardari said there was no...

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Opposition Rattles PML-N, Renews Calls For PM’s Resignation In Parliament

Opposition Rattles PML-N, Renews Calls For PM’s Resignation In Parliament

Opposition parties on Friday ramped up the pressure against the ruling PML-N and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, demanding the premier’s resignation with one voice and protesting yesterday’s Supreme Court verdict on Panamagate in Parliament. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), PPP and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) each held press conferences following a meeting of...

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Raheel Sharif Leaves For Saudi Arabia To Head Military Alliance: Reports

Raheel Sharif Leaves For Saudi Arabia To Head Military Alliance: Reports

Former army chief retired Gen Raheel Sharif has left for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to head a 41-nation military alliance, media reports said, quoting Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Friday. The reports claimed that Asif said the former chief of army staff was granted approval to serve as head...

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Four Soldiers Handed Over To Military For Court Martial In Murder Case

Four Soldiers Handed Over To Military For Court Martial In Murder Case

HYDERABAD: The Noori¬abad police on Thursday confirmed the handing over of four murder suspects to military authorities after their arrest and subsequent remand obtained from a civil judge. An FIR (21/17) was registered against the four personnel of a law enforcement agency after an incident of firing in which a...

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Ex-PM Gillani’s Son Charged In Ephedrine Scandal

Ex-PM Gillani’s Son Charged In Ephedrine Scandal

A special Anti-Narcotics Court on Friday indicted former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gillani’s son, Ali Musa, and 10 others in an ephedrine scandal which rocked the PPP government in March 2011. The protracted case revolves around two Pakistani pharmaceutical companies, Berlex and Danas, that allegedly used political connections to obtain...

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Imran Khan Announces PTI Rally In Islamabad Next Week For PM’s Resignation

Imran Khan Announces PTI Rally In Islamabad Next Week For PM’s Resignation

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan announced his party’s intention to hold a rally in Islamabad next Friday .

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Panamagate Judgement Leaves Ishaq Dar In Tight Spot

Panamagate Judgement Leaves Ishaq Dar In Tight Spot

Chairman NAB did not challenge that judgment of the Lahore High Court before the Supreme Court through any petition or appeal.

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Pakistan Looks For Survivable Second Strike Capability: Former Envoy

Pakistan Looks For Survivable Second Strike Capability: Former Envoy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan does not want to match the Indian nuclear arsenal, but will do all it can to keep its deterrence credible, says a nuclear expert. “We are not talking of parity, we are looking for proportionality, we are looking for survivable second strike capability,” Pakistan’s former ambassador to the...

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Trade Associations See Stability After Panamagate Verdict

Trade Associations See Stability After Panamagate Verdict

KARACHI: The leaders of major trade associations heaved a sigh of relief at the Supreme Court’s verdict. They said it cleared the clouds of uncertainty that was causing an adverse impact on business activities for the past few weeks. Talking to Dawn, most businessmen sounded happy over the outcome. A...

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Are Agencies Tasked With Probing PM Up To The Task?

Are Agencies Tasked With Probing PM Up To The Task?

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court’s long-awaited verdict on the Panama Papers case has ordered a multi-agency probe against the incumbent prime minister. But apart from the two intelligence agencies, all the other institutions concerned have already shown an unwillingness to investigate the matter in the past. In its judgement, the SC...

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