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Thar Coal Project Sino Sindh takes off

With the advent of CPEC, the Chinese Premier said that reviving the silk route to newer and more destinations linking almost every conceivable country and city would be the beginning of the new world order. The news was published then on China's official website prior to Li Jinping making a world tour. Pakistan was one of the first countries to...

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People will celebrate if coup happens in Pakistan: Imran Khan

ISLAMGARH: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan Sunday said that many people will celebrate by distributing sweets if military coup happened in Pakistan. Addressing a rally at Islamgarh, Imran told party workers that they have to save the democracy in Pakistan from “looters” just like Turkish people did. “Our country is being looted and the state institutions are being ruined...

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New social media tools empower citizen journalism

WASHINGTON: It may be inside a protest rally, or in front of a deadly shooting. Smartphones, video and social media are empowering citizens to tell their stories like never before. This became clear with the live video earlier this month from Diamond Reynolds when she captured the aftermath of the shooting by a police officer of her boyfriend Philando Castile...

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Qandeel Baloch laid to rest in DG Khan village

MULTAN: Social media star Qandeel Baloch, who was strangled to death by her brother in an apparent 'honour-killing', was laid to rest in Dera Ghazi Khan on Sunday. Relatives and a large number of local residents attended Qandeel's funeral prayers in Shah Sadar Din village, around 130 kilometers from Multan. The model’s body was brought to Shah Sadar Din village...

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4.4 magnitude quake jolts Punjab

LAHORE: Earthquake tremors were felt in various cities of Punjab on Sunday afternoon. The quake was reported to have a magnitude of 4.4 according to the Richter’s scale. The earthquake hit at around 4:58pm PST whereas the cities that were influenced as a result of the quake included Lahore, Sheikhupura, Kasur, Okara and adjoining areas. The centre of the earthquake...

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Kashmir: Curfew and curbs continue on 9th day

ISLAMABAD: The authorities in occupied Kashmir continue to impose curfew and other restrictions in the territory on the 9th consecutive day, Sunday, to prevent people from protesting against the innocent killings by Indian forces. Internet service and mobile services remain suspended aggravating the miseries of the restrictions-hit people of the valley. Due to the communication blockade, the actual situation on...

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Thousands rally for Turkey president after coup fails

ANKARA: Thousands took to the streets of Turkey Saturday in support of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after authorities crushed a military coup that claimed at least 265 lives. After facing down the bloodiest challenge to his 13-year rule, Erdogan triumphantly addressed flag-waving supporters in Istanbul following Friday’s chaos in the strategic NATO member of 80 million people. The authorities blamed...

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Nice attacker visited site with truck twice

NICE: Tunisian attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel visited the Nice promenade with his rented truck on the two days before he rammed the vehicle into a crowd, killing 84, a source close to the investigation said Sunday. The source said police had questioned hundreds of people since Thursday night’s attack, several of whom said Lahouaiej-Bouhlel did show signs of being religious. French...

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Death anniversary of Albela being marked today

LAHORE: The 12th death anniversary of Pakistan’s renowned film, stage and TV actor Albela is being observed on Sunday. He was born in Gojra, Toba Tek Singh District. Albela had a long film career as comedian but he did not achieve great success on the silver screen. He was more popular as stage actor. His first film was ‘Rishtay’ released...

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Viral hepatitis kills as many as AIDS or TB

Viral hepatitis is one of the leading killers across the globe, with a death toll that matches Aids or tuberculosis, research in the Lancet suggests. The report estimates that hepatitis infections and their complications led to 1.45m deaths in 2013 - despite the existence of vaccines and treatments. World Health Organization data shows there were 1.2m Aids-related deaths in 2014,...

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1st Test: Pakistan set 283 runs target against England

LONDON: Pakistan on Sunday resumed batting from 214/8 on the fourth day of the first Test against England at the Lord’s, London. Yasir Shah (30 runs) and Muhammad Amir (Zero runs) resumed the play to further strengthen the team’s lead in second innings. Earlier on Saturday, Pakistan completed the 3rd day of the match in a strong position with an...

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Armed men seize police station, hostages in Armenia: Security service

YEREVAN: A group of armed men seized a police station in Armenia's capital Yerevan along with an unknown number of hostages on Sunday morning, the country's security service said. Negotiations were underway to resolve the situation peacefully, the security service said, accusing the hostage takers' supporters of spreading false rumours on the internet that an armed uprising against the government...

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Three Sufi Muslims injured in Bangladesh machete attack

DHAKA: A group of machete-wielding men attacked members of a Sufi Muslim order in western Bangladesh injuring three people, police said Sunday, the latest in a spate of attacks on religious minorities. About eight men, armed with bamboo sticks and machetes, set upon the Sufis on Saturday night while they were asleep in a village in the border district of...

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Bahrain court dissolves main opposition bloc

DUBAI: A Bahraini court on Sunday ordered the kingdom's main opposition group Al Wefaq to be dissolved, a judicial source said, after authorities accused it of "harbouring terrorism". The administrative court in Manama also ordered the movement's funds to be seized by the government, the source said. The ruling comes despite appeals by the United Nations, United States, and rights...

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Qandeel’s brother arrested for her murder

MULTAN: The brother of a Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch, who was strangled to death, has been arrested for her murder and confessed to killing her “for honour”, police said Sunday. “The police arrested Muhammad Wasim, brother of Qandeel Baloch, for killing his sister late on Saturday,” Multan City police chief Azhar Akram told AFP. “Wasim confessed to his...

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Pakistani boxer wins WBC silver flyweight title

SEOUL: Muhammad Waseem won the World Boxing Council (WBC) silver flyweight title after defeating favourite Jether Oliva from the Philippines. Waseem, Pakistan's only professional boxer, began his professional career in South Korea last year and won the Korean Bantamweight title on debut. His latest win is the fourth in an unbeaten streak of wins, the previous three all ending in...

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Rescuers save 366 migrants from boats in Mediterranean, 20 reported dead

ROME: Rescuers saved 366 migrants from rickety boats trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy but at least 20 people were reported to have drowned, Italian police said on Saturday. The survivors, who were rescued in four separate operations, were crammed onto three rubber dinghies and a wooden fishing boat. They were all taken to the Sicilian port of Augusta,...

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