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Ghusal-e-Kaba ceremony held at Masjid al-Haram Makkah

MAKKAH: On Tuesday, Ghusal-e-Kaaba ceremony was held at Masjid al-Haram in Saudi Arabia. Governor Prince Khalid Al-Faisal performed the practice using Zamzam water mixed with rose. It is pertinent to mention that every year the washing ceremony of Holy House of Allah takes place.

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UN human rights chief unapologetic over his remarks about discrimination

The UN human rights chief defended his outspoken criticism of abuses in dozens of countries from Myanmar and Hungary to the United States, insisting that his office doesn’t “bring shame on governments, they shame themselves”. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein stressed at a farewell news conference at UN headquarters on Thursday that “silence does not earn you any respect — none”. Looking...

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Imran seventh most followed world leader on Twitter

ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan, who is likely to become Pakistan’s 20th prime minister after his party’s victory in the July 25 polls, is among the 10 most followed world leaders on Twitter. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief has 8.17 million followers on Twitter, making him the seventh most followed world leader on the social networking website. Imran has more followers than...

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Tokyo medical varsity cut women’s exam scores to boost the numbers of male doctors

TOKYO  - A Tokyo medical school systematically cut women applicant’s entrance exam scores for years to keep them out and boost the numbers of male doctors, Japanese media said on Thursday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made creating a society “where women can shine” a priority, but women still face an uphill battle in employment and hurdles returning to work...

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Pompeo threatens against IMF bailout for Pakistan that helps China

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo has warned the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that the Trump administration will not allow it to lend US dollars to Pakistan for repaying China. In an interview to CNBC television, broadcast on Monday evening, Secretary Pompeo also expressed the desire to engage with the new Pakistani leadership in a mutually beneficial relationship....

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‘He looked like a terrorist!’ How a drive in rural India ended in lynching

MURKI/MUMBAI: In the tiny hamlet of Murki in the hinterlands of south India, Inspector V.B. Yadwad surveyed a pile of bricks and stones in a ditch where he and other police officers had been attacked earlier this month while trying to save a group of five men on a road trip from a violent mob. “We tried hard to stop...

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Over 4.6m votes cast in favour of religious parties in election 2018

ISLAMABAD: The 2018 General Elections results, released by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), revealed that 4,674,545 votes were cast in favour of members of religious parties, who contested for National Assembly seats across the country. Representatives of religious parties received the highest number of votes from Punjab — a total 1,859,198 votes from National Assembly constituencies of NA-55 to...

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Contaminated blood transfusions spreading hepatitis in Pakistan, experts warn

ISLAMABAD: Health experts have warned that one of the most important modes of transmission of hepatitis in Pakistan is unsafe, contaminated blood transfusions. The Safe Blood Transfusion Programme (SBTP) organised a seminar in Islamabad on Friday to mark World Hepatitis Day, which is observed worldwide on July 28 to highlight the global spread of the hepatitis epidemic. The day holds...

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Fake videos spread all over social media, as no one bothers to challenge rigging allegations

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| Ever since the elections 2018 are held, the same old mantra of 'rigged polls' have surfaced over the media. In just 2 days, there are various videos over the social media indicating the election regardless of whichever  party has won were massively rigged. As a voter, what I observed in my polling station, while I went...

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Israel says shoots down Syrian warplane

Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet with surface-to-air missiles on Tuesday after the plane infiltrated its airspace, the military said, in a rare incident that could provoke tensions. Israel signalled that the plane's infiltration may have been the result of internal fighting in Syria's civil war, but stressed it will enforce the ceasefire lines between the two countries. "A...

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India: Muslim man lynched over a suspicion of cow smuggling

MUMBAI - Suspected vigilantes on Saturday killed a Muslim man transporting two cows in India, just 15 months after a similar attack spotlighted the growing influence of pro-Hindu fringe groups. Many Hindus regard the cow as sacred, but India’s Muslim minority engages in the trade of cattle for slaughter and consumption, chiefly of buffalo meat, as well as dairy purposes....

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‘Missing’ social activist returns home after seven months: Police

KARACHI: Police officials have confirmed that missing social activist Raza Mahmood Khan  Missing social activist Raza Mahmood Khanreturned home on Friday after seven months. On 2nd December 2017, Raza, who was a volunteer serving as a convener of Aghaz-i-Dosti,  a friendly collaboration between the youth of India and Pakistan, was picked up by unidentified men from his residence in Model...

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ECP wants unpaid Pakistan Steel Mills employees to perform election duties

Web Desk: ECP has asked one of the biggest state owned institutes of the country to provide 3000 employees to perform electoral duties in different parts of Sindh, of which 1700 are to be stationed in Malir. Election commission of Pakistan has ordered the steel mills employees to perform election duties in extremely torrid conditions, with the steel giant suffering...

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Under fire, Trump says no president as ‘tough’ on Russia

Donald Trump -- under fire for not challenging Vladimir Putin on election meddling -- claimed Wednesday that no president has been as "tough" on Russia as he has, but sparked new controversy by saying Russia was no longer targeting the United States. When asked if Moscow, accused by US intelligence agencies of meddling in the 2016 presidential election, was still...

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World Cup host Putin presents Donald Trump Pakistan-made football

HELSINKI: Russia's President Vladimir Putin presented US President Donald Trump a World Cup football which was made in Pakistan. According to reports the Russian strongman presented the US leader with Official soccer ball of FIFA World Cup 2018 at a news conference after the meeting. Throwing it to his wife, Trump said he was happy to pass the ball on...

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Political Fanatics did not spare a donkey: Beaten, tortured

KARACHI:  A donkey was beaten allegedly by political fanatics- however the  affiliation has not been confirmed yet- in Karachi, leaving him severely bruised and wounded in the middle of the road, here on Monday, Karachi. The incident was first reported by Abdullah Mahmood on Facebook at 2:30pm, in which he turned red hot over the inhumane behavior of the affiliated...

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Happy Helsinki summit fails to charm Trump and Putin

The United Nations may have judged Finland the happiest country in the world, but the Helsinki summit failed to make Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin smile. The American and Russian leaders seemed almost theatrically sour as they sat down for their first formal one-on-one summit despite the city's un-Baltic heatwave. Perhaps fearing that Trump's eagerness to forge a bond with...

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