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Rich leaders of poor nation has assets of million worth and beyond

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday shared information of assets of prominent electoral candidates including former president Asif Ali Zardari, PTI Chairman Imran Khan and Maryam Nawaz. The details show that leaders of the poor nation are very wealthy. Zardari owns assets worth over Rs758,669,073, Imran Khan over Rs3.8 million, and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam...

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Tom Holland went undercover at NYC high school for Spider-Man: Homecoming

Actor Tom Holland, who is playing the lead in Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming, revealed that he attended a high school in New York City as part of the film and kept his identity secret. To play NYC high-schooler Peter Parker, the 20-year-old actor had to go undercover and it was a strange experience for him as he had to adopt...

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Bilawal welcomes PTI’s decision to return to parliament

KARACHI: PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday welcomed PTI's decision to return to the parliament, stating that the Prime Minister had many lose faith. Bilawal tweeted that though he was the first to speak out against U-turns, he would always welcome anyone's return to the parliament. While I'm the first to criticize u-turns. Must welcome anyone's decision to return...

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Eleven headless bodies found in Yemen’s port city Aden

DUBAI: Eleven headless bodies have been dumped in a nature reserve in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden, a local news website reported on Wednesday. The Aden al-Ghad news website quoted a security source in the city as saying that the male bodies were found on Tuesday evening in the al-Hiswa reserve, west of Aden. It was not immediately...

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Meet Waymo, Google’s self-driving car company

SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google self-driving car project recast itself as Waymo on Tuesday, an independent entity within the technology giant, as executives suggested the company is close to bringing its autonomous driving to the public. Although no deals were announced, the move signals a desire to finally monetize the company's valuable research amid fierce competition from a score...

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Baldia factory fire suspect produced in court

KARACHI: Police on Wednesday produced in a local anti-terrorism court (ATC) Abdul Rehman alias Bhola, the key suspect of 2012 Karachi Baldia factory fire who was arrested in Bangkok earlier this month. According to our correspondent, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) produced the accused in the ATC that is expected the formally hear the case from next week. Bhola is...

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Iraqi gains reveal huge scale of IS arms industry

Qaraqosh (Iraq): Factories churning out tens of thousands of munitions and an entire street turned into a conveyor belt for car bombs: advances by Iraqi forces around Mosul have laid bare the scale of the Islamic State group's arms industry. In the more than two years since it seized control over swathes of the country, IS established a sprawling and...

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Pakistan wants better relations with new US administration: Tariq Fatemi

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif s special assistant on foreign affairs Tariq Fatemi said on Tuesday that Pakistan wants better relations with new US administration. Tariq Fatemi was talking to an American newspaper as he said that Pakistan paid a huge price to make US mission successful in the region. He said that President-elect Donald Trump s administration is...

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Afghan bag shirt boy meets his idol Messi

DOHA: An Afghan boy who became an internet sensation after pictures of him wearing an improvised Lionel Messi football shirt went viral finally got to meet his superstar idol on Tuesday. Murtaza Ahmadi met the Barcelona forward in Doha, where the Spanish league champions are due to play a friendly match against Saudi Arabian side Al-Ahli later. Six-year-old Murtaza, from...

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Italy jails captain for migrant disaster that killed 900

CATANIA, Italy: An Italian court ruled Tuesday that the captain of a migrant boat that sank in 2015, killing up to 900 people, was responsible for the disaster, the Mediterranean´s worst since World War II. Judges in Catania ordered Mohammed Ali Malek, a Tunisian national, to serve 18 years in jail for multiple manslaughter, human trafficking and causing the tragedy...

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Imran Khan calls off Parliament’s boycott

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan on Tuesday announced to end his party’s boycott of the Parliament. While talking to media at Bani Gala, Imran said that he is going to the Parliament tomorrow with a special objective Khan said that his party would submit adjournment and privilege motions in the house against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s lies...

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India arrests 12 for not standing during national anthem

Twelve people have been arrested in southern India for not standing while the national anthem was being played at an international film festival, police said Tuesday. The arrests follow a ruling by India's Supreme Court last month that said the anthem must be played before every film screening in the country, accompanied by a visual of the national flag, and...

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FIA shifts Rehman Bhola to Pakistan

KARACHI: A team of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday shifted Abdul Rahman Bhola, an accused frontman in Baldia factory fire case, to Karachi. The two-member team of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) went to Thailand where Bhola was arrested by the Interpol on December 03 on Pakistan's request. The FIA had constituted a two-member team comprising Deputy Director Badar...

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Qatar to cut oil production from January 1

DOHA: State-owned Qatar Petroleum, one of the largest oil companies in the world, announced on Tuesday that it will reduce production levels from the beginning of next year. The reduction -- beginning on January 1 -- comes following the recent decisions by OPEC and non-OPEC oil-producing countries to cap output. "We have started advising our customers of the expected reductions...

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Turkish military strikes Islamic State targets in northern Syria: army

ANKARA: Turkish warplanes pounded 28 Islamic State targets in northern Syria while another 157 targets were hit by artillery and other weaponry in the latest attacks, the army said on Tuesday. The jets hit shelters, vehicles mounted with guns, ammunition depots and other targets in the strikes on Monday in the al-Bab and Bzagah regions of northern Syria, the military...

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CPEC to make Pakistan self-reliant in different spheres: Sartaj Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has expressed confidence that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will make Pakistan self-reliant in different spheres. Addressing an inaugural ceremony of three-day conference on China Pakistan Economic Corridor and the Region Integration in Islamabad on Tuesday, the Adviser said apart from connectivity, the project will help Pakistan to overcome energy shortages. He...

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Africa must act now if it is to feed itself in 2050: scientists

ROME: Africa will be able to grow enough cereals to feed its growing population by 2050, but only if it breaks a culture of complacency and starts now to invest more in agriculture, scientists said on Monday. Sub-Saharan Africa currently imports about 20 percent of its cereal needs, and this could rise to at least 50 percent by 2050, researchers...

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