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World’s 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity: Oxfam

The world´s 26 richest people own the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity, Oxfam said Monday, urging governments to hike taxes on the wealthy to fight soaring inequality. A new report from the charity, published ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, also found that billionaires around the world saw their combined fortunes grow by $2.5 billion...

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Karl Marx 200 years on: five core ideas

Karl Marx's work "can be explained in five minutes, five hours, in five years or in a half century," wrote French political thinker Raymond Aron. A utopian vision of a just society for some, a blueprint for totalitarian regimes for others, Marxist thought is laid out in the Communist Manifesto and the three-volume Das Kapital. Here are five core ideas...

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NA passes resolution to remove first Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam’s from QAU Physics department

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's National Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution to rename the Physics department of Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad, which was named after Pakistani physicist Dr Abdus Salam. The Abdus Salam Centre for Physics was named in hounour of Dr Abdus Salam, who won Pakistan's first Nobel Prize in sciences 1979, for his contribution to the electroweak unification theory. A resolution presented by lawmaker, Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar sought to...

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Pakistan currently has largest youth population in its history: UNDP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan currently has the largest population of young people ever recorded in its history, according to the National Human Development Report released by the UNDP on Wednesday. According to the report, Pakistan is currently one of the youngest countries in the world and the second youngest in the South Asian region after Afghanistan. Out of the total population in...

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Nine out of 10 people breathing polluted air: WHO

GENEVA: More than 90 percent of the global population is breathing in high levels of pollutants, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, blaming poor air quality for some seven million deaths annually. Fresh data from the UN health body showed that every corner of the globe is dealing with air pollution, although the problem is far worse in poorer countries....

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Palestinians should ‘take Trump deal or shut up’, says MBS

Mohammed bin Salman said the Palestinian leadership should accept whatever peace terms are offered by the United States and stop complaining, according to reports based on an Israeli diplomatic cable and Israeli and American sources. The Saudi crown prince also heavily criticised the Palestinian leadership, including President Mahmoud Abbas and said Palestinian statehood was not a priority for Riyadh, according...

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Afghan farmers stick to growing opium in face of less lucrative options

KANDAHAR: Afghan farmers are busy in their poppy fields as the annual opium harvest begins, underscoring the government’s failure to stamp out a crop that yields much of the world’s supply of heroin. Aided by corrupt bureaucrats, smugglers and Taliban fighters, the farmers help maintain an annual supply of about 9,000 metric tons to international markets, producing bumper crops despite...

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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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