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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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Tripartite summit: CPEC has no connection with existing territorial disputes in region, says China

BEIJING: China on Wednesday reiterated that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was an economic cooperation project and it should not be politicized as it had no connection with the existing disputes in the region. “We have already expressed our position on many occasions on this issue and the economic corridor does not target at third parties and hopes to benefit entire...

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Benazir Bhutto’s 10th Death Anniversary

Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto was born on 21st June, 1953 in Karachi, Pakistan. She belonged to a Sindhi family and had three siblings. She is known as the first ever woman who ruled over a Muslim majority in the history of the world. Her father Zulfiqar Bhutto was the most prominent leader. Benazir had studied Law from abroad, so, she assisted...

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Israel Seeks to Ban Bitcoin Companies From Its Stock Exchange

Earlier this month, the chairman of the Israel Securities Authority (ISA), Shmuel Hauser, said that bitcoin-based companies wouldn't be included in TASE indexes, adding there was a need for a regulatory framework for such instruments. He announced that he would propose to the ISA board next week to ban companies based on any cryptocurrency, including Bitcoin, from trading on the...

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Despite SHC clear order, over 9,000 Christian workers not paid for Christmas celebrations

KARACHI: More than 9,500 Christian workers of the civic agencies could not get their salaries before their annual Christmas festival to celebrate it properly with their families, according to Media report The workers, as a protest, have announced that they would celebrate Christmas on the road along the Karachi Press Club. These workers are associated with the district municipal corporations...

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Indians stake claim on Jerusalem, Jesus was a Tamil Hindu, Shiva worshiper

Mumbai: Ganesh Damodar (Babarao) Savarkar, the elder brother of Vinayak Damodar (Veer) Savarkar, had claimed in his book Jesus Christ was born a Tamil Hindu. The book written by one of the founders of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in 1946 is now being re-issued by a Mumbai-based right-wing trust. As per the book `Christ Parichay`, Jesus was a Vishwakarma Brahmin...

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India Launches $8 Billion Program to Make Its Own Fighter Jet

India has officially launched a program aimed at creating its own single-engine combat aircraft that will require no technology from abroad. New Delhi seeks to procure 83 combat aircraft produced by the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics LTD (HAL) in an attempt to free its air force from dependence on imported technologies, Defense One reports. According to the report, the airplane, designated...

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Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s Army chief could face genocide charges: UN

UNITED NATIONS: Mya­­­n­mar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and head of the armed forces, Gen Aung Min Hlaing, could potentially face genocide charges in the fut­ure, United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein told the BBC. “Given the scale of the military operation, clearly these would have to be decisions taken at a high enough level,” he...

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Pak, China says goodbye to US Dollars under CPEC Prog

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Interior Ahsan Iqbal has said the Chinese currency RMB would be used for transactions under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. Pakistan and China agreed on saying goodbye to the US dollar for bilateral trade, loans and repayments as well as profit repatriation and now both the countries would use the Chinese currency RMB under...

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Maryam Nawaz Most Powerful Woman of Pakistan, 11th most in the World, declares NYT

Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, has been featured on The New York Times list of 11 powerful women who the publication's correspondents wrote about in 2017. Maryam along with 10 other women from around the world who have been chosen for the article run under the NYT's Saturday Profile section, which "aims to bring to...

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Raving in Myanmar as EDM conquers Asia’s frontiers

Lasers cut across the sea of ravers bouncing to the beat at '808 Festival Yangon', as Asia's $1 billion EDM money machine careers into Myanmar, whose youth are at last able to connect with their global peers. With its high-voltage staging and superstar DJs, EDM (Electronic Dance Music) is scooping up devotees with dollars to spend in the poor but...

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Artificial intelligence finds solar system with 8 planets like ours

A solar system with as many planets as our own has been discovered with the help of NASA's Kepler space telescope and artificial intelligence, the US space agency said Thursday. "Our solar system now is tied for most number of planets around a single star," NASA said in a statement. However, none of the planets are expected to be hospitable...

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‘Blade runner’ legs give maimed Thai dog new lease on life

Just over a year after he was maimed for gnawing on someone's shoes, Cola is romping across a beach on new sleek paws: curved "blade runner" prosthetics modelled on those used by Paralympian sprinters. The former street pup nearly lost his life last year after a Bangkok man hacked off his front legs with a sword in revenge for chewing...

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Potatoes for peace: how the humble tuber stopped conflict in Europe

The humble potato -- drought-resistant, able to thrive in diverse soils, and enjoyed fried, steamed or baked -- brought centuries of relative calm and prosperity to Europe after its introduction in the 16th century, a new study says. The crop, discovered in Latin America in the 1400s before eventually sweeping through Europe, greatly boosted productivity, helping lower land costs while...

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Hiroshima survivor accuses West of nuclear disarmament ‘sabotage’

OSLO: A Hiroshima bombing survivor, who is to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Saturday accused Western nuclear powers of “sabotaging” disarmament efforts. While Sunday’s Nobel ceremony in Oslo will bring together several survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings that killed at least 220,000 people 72 years ago,...

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Poachers wreak havoc on Central Africa’s wildlife

Sudan's Janjaweed, Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army and other notorious militias are wreaking havoc on wildlife in central Africa, poaching and trafficking elephants, hippopotamuses, buffaloes and other animals, a monitor said Friday. The threat comes from "highly organised armed groups who are linked to human rights violations and ongoing political instability" as well as state actors, armed pastoralists and poachers, Traffic...

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Three charged in Malta for murder of anti-corruption journalist

VALLETTA: Three men were charged in Malta on Tuesday with murder over a car bomb blast that killed anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, according to a statement read out in court. Caruana Galizia died instantly when her car was blown up as she drove out of her home on Oct. 16, a killing that shocked Malta and raised concern within...

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