New year celebrations across the globe

New year celebrations across the globe

Revelers welcomed 2019 on Tuesday with fireworks displays and festivities as a celebratory wave swept westward across the globe from Asia to Europe and the Americas, putting to bed a tumultuous 2018. In Rio de Janeiro, the city’s famed hilltop Christ the Redeemer statue briefly came to colorful 3D life...

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Year in review: Exceptionally odd events from 2018

Year in review: Exceptionally odd events from 2018

Life is full of events. Sometimes you encounter phenomenally odd circumstances which leave you flabbergasted and plunge you into pondering that how this just happened. These jaw-dropping events may leave deep impact on your minds. These could be happy, sad as well as awe-inspiring moments. Year 2018 has also had...

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Pakistan’s Climate Scorecard in 2018

Pakistan’s Climate Scorecard in 2018

The year 2018 did not come with glad tidings for Pakistan — a country, which according to 2018 Global Climate Risk Index report, ranks among top 10 countries most susceptible to climate change. From ferocious heat waves to water woes, Pakistan needs to urgently work to combat the challenges ahead...

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Forbes Report: Pakistan ranks among 10 cool places to visit in 2019

Forbes Report: Pakistan ranks among 10 cool places to visit in 2019

Forbes has named Pakistan among 10 cool places to visit in 2019 as part of their annual list. Compiled by travel blogger Ann Abel, the list names must visit places from around the world after speaking to leading travel agents. According to Sara Barbieri a specialist with GeoEx, “Explore the valleys of...

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Freshly caught rat aces holiday menu in Indian market

Freshly caught rat aces holiday menu in Indian market

Freshly-caught rat is at the top of the holiday menu for crowds flocking to a market in northeastern India that specializes in rodents from local fields. Destined to be boiled, skinned and then cooked in a spicy gravy, rat is more popular than chicken and pork with customers at the...

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Sneak peek at Karachi’s much-awaited food festival

Sneak peek at Karachi’s much-awaited food festival

KARACHI: A large number of families and food lovers thronged Benazir Bhutto Park on Saturday as the long-awaited food festival “ARY Feast” kicked off in Karachi, media sources reported. The four-day fun filled food festival will see a number of food giants, restaurants and amusement companies setting up their stalls...

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List of trending vacation spots

List of trending vacation spots

One of the United States biggest travel magazine- Travel + Leisure, is the latest to throw in their two cents on the top places to visit in 2019, after media outlets like Lonely Planet, National Geographic Travel and Fodor’s among others. For their list of 50 best places to visit in...

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Miss Philippines crowned as 2018 Miss Universe

Miss Philippines crowned as 2018 Miss Universe

BANGKOK: Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants. Catriona Gray, 24, finished first ahead of the South African and Venezuelan finalists in the glittering...

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Things you need to know about ‘parliamentary committees’

Things you need to know about ‘parliamentary committees’

What is a parliamentary committee? In a democracy, the bulk of the legislative work takes place in committees, made up of 20 or fewer members of the parliament, from both the opposition and the ruling party. These committees exhaustively pour over the details of new proposed laws, government policies or...

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Dutch build artificial island, rewilding operations continue

Dutch build artificial island, rewilding operations continue

AMSTERDAM: Dutch ranger Andre Donker sighs as he looks out at the rippling grey waters of the Markermeer, one of Europe’s largest freshwater lakes. “Once upon a time it was teeming with fish here,” he says. But this vast 700-square-kilometre (270-square-mile) expanse of water, which regulates the level of water in...

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