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UAE warns rebels unconditional´withdrawal from Yemen port

DUBAI: The UAE, a key player in the coalition battling Huthi rebels in Yemen, on Monday warned the insurgents to withdraw unconditionally from the flashpoint port city of Hodeida, after UN peace efforts fizzled. "There can be no conditions in any offers to withdraw," the United Arab Emirates´ minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash told a press conference...

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Youth assaulted by influential individual accompanied with armed guards at Tariq Road Karachi

KARACHI: According to NewsOne a youngster along with his friends assaulted a University student in Tariq Road area. The details were shared about the incident, the accused identified as Shahzeb Panjwani accompanied by his armed private security guards allegedly encroached Moeen Arif Qadri's apartment intimidating others as well by waving weapons, physically harmed him  and later  abducted the latter. But...

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‘Breakthrough’ in mosquito-packed drones to combat Zika in Brazil

Millions of sterile mosquitoes will be released from drones over parts of Brazil to combat the Zika virus, after successful field tests were hailed as a 'breakthrough' by the United Nations. Once freed, the sterilised, laboratory-bred male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes - which spread Zika, dengue and yellow fever by biting humans - mate with females, but do not produce viable...

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Popular Pushto Singer accuses brother of raping minor neices

RAWALPINDI: Popular Pashto singer Nazia Iqbal's brother was arrested on Wednesday after she registered a case against him for allegedly raping her two minor daughters. The singer registered a case against her 19-year-old brother, Iftikhar, in Rawat Police Station, Rawalpindi on Tuesday, police said. In her complaint, the singer alleged that her brother repeatedly raped her daughters, 12 and 8,...

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Deaf ‘bird whisperer’ forms rare bond with feathered friends

Deaf since childhood, Razali Bin Mohamad Habidin has developed a closer bond with the creatures under his care than any other keeper at Singapore's Jurong Bird Park, where other staff refer to him simply as the "bird whisperer". Razali, who lost 80 percent of his hearing after falling ill as a baby, started working at the park over two decades...

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Being Muslim enough pretext to be raped, killed and beaten in India says Indian activist

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   LONDON: Indian activist Amrit Wilson writing for The Guardian called India ‘republic of fear’ in an article which has been making a buzz in India and overseas said that rape culture under Narendra Modi’s government is celebrated by biased ministers and activists belonging to extremist Bharati Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh...

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China reassures Pakistan on ties ahead of Xi’s meeting with Modi

BEIJING: China on Monday reassured Pakistan that relations between the two countries were as firm as ever and would “never rust”, ahead of a meeting this week between President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that could unnerve Islamabad. China and Pakistan like to call each other “all weather friends” and their traditional close ties have long been...

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Since the First Earth Day how the environment has changed?

When the first Earth Day was held in 1970, pesticides were killing bald eagles, and soot was darkening the sky. Now, habitat loss and climate change are imperiling the planet. When Earth Day was first created in 1970, it rode the coattails of a decade filled with social activism. Voting rights were strengthened, civil rights were outlined, and women were demanding equal...

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Heckled Nawaz on behest of RAW: Baloch Activist

LONDON/WASHINGTON: A prominent Baloch activist has claimed that he heckled former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his speech in October 2015 in Washington on the behest of Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). Ahmer Mustikhan, a senior journalist from Balochistan who has worked in newsrooms in Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, and the United States and is now...

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Diet before conception affects child’s health

PARIS: A child's health can be compromised not only by a mother who smokes or drinks during pregnancy but by the obesity and poor diet of both parents well before the act of procreation, researchers said Tuesday. What a mother and father eat, and whether they are seriously overweight, in other words, can have "profound implications for the growth, development...

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Malnutrition, viral infection takes 10 more lives of infants in Mithi

According to a private news channel report at least ten more children lost their  precious lives in Sindh's Tharparkar district over the past 24 hours due to the malnutrition and outbreak of viral infections in the region. According to sources in Mithi Civil Hospital-- the children who have lost their lives were hospitalized are identified as: They include Nashad, 1...

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Asifa Bano: Horrific tale of rape, murder, racism and discrimination in IOK

The brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Indian-administered Kashmir has put the restive state on edge. The investigation has split the region along religious lines. On 23 January, six days after Asifa's body was found, the Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti, ordered a investigation by the crime branch, a special unit of the state...

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Pregnant singer shot dead in Larkana during performance

Larkana: Samina Sindhu, was shot dead in Kanga village area of Larkana for refusing to perform while standing during a festive ceremony. The singer was taken to Chandka Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries and was declared dead. Singer had reportedly refused to oblige 'request' by a man named Tariq Jatoi that she stand up while she sang. The...

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CJP Saqib Nisar orders arrest of 70 years old man for reportedly marrying a minor girl

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has ordered  on Wednesday to apprehend within 10 days and present in court a 70-year-old man who has been accused of attempting to forcibly marry a minor girl in Balochistan’s Qila Abdullah district. The ruling came as a three-judge bench headed by CJP Nisar heard the underage marriage case at the Quetta...

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Eight-year-old girl burnt alive after rape

CHICHAWATNI: After Zainab another eight-year-old 'Noor Fatima' was burnt alive after being raped in Muhammadabad village near Chichawatni, NewsOne reported on Tuesday. According to details, minor girl went to buy some sweet from a shop but did not return home. Her family found her in unconscious condition after three hours search having burn wounds on 90 percent of her body. Noor...

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Girl commits suicide in Peshawar after her boyfriend leaks private video

Web Desk: A 19-year-old female student 'Maryam Afridi' has allegedly committed suicide after her MMS scandal was leaked on internet by her boyfriend. According to details, Maryam Afridi hanged herself after her boyfriend uploaded the private video on Social media platforms. As per details the boy recorded the video through hidden camera. The deceased was the student of private college...

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Chinese man jailed by Dutch court for smuggling rhino horn

A Dutch court Friday sentenced a Chinese man to a year in jail for smuggling five rhino horns and four other horn objects worth about 500,000 euros ($613,000) in his luggage. The man was caught by customs officials at Schiphol airport in December, as he transited through Amsterdam on his way from South Africa to the eastern Chinese metropolis of...

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