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Anti-polio campaign begins nationwide

Web Desk: A nationwide anti-polio campaign of varied durations begins in selected parts of the country on Monday. In Punjab, more than seven million children will be administrated polio vaccine in twelve highly sensitive districts during the campaign. The districts include Lahore, Sheikhupura, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Muzafargarh, Rajanpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Layyah, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Attock. In Khyber...

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Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high: UN

The number of Afghan civilians killed in the country's long-running conflict hit a record high in the first six months of 2018, UN figures showed Sunday, with terrorist attacks and suicide bombs the leading causes of death. The toll of 1,692 fatalities was one per cent more than a year earlier and the highest for the period since the United...

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Death by ‘fake news’: social media-fuelled lynchings shock India

PANJURI KACHARI: The smartphone footage shows the two blood-soaked men pleading for their lives. Moments later they were dead, two more victims of lynchings sparked by rumours spread on Facebook and WhatsApp in India. The two men were young and well-educated. Gregarious, dreadlocked musician Nilotpal Das, 29, and his businessman friend Abhijeet Nath, 30, were both from Guwahati, capital of...

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J&J ordered to pay $4.69 bn damages in talc cancer case

US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson was Thursday ordered to pay out $4.69 billion in damages in a lawsuit representing 22 women and their families who alleged a talc sold by the company contained asbestos and caused them to suffer cancer. It is the latest twist in a matter that has seen several thousand lawsuits filed against J&J. According to...

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Thai cave rescue site to become a museum

MAE SAI, THAILAND: Rescuers who pulled a young Thai football team from deep inside a flooded cave were dismantling their worksite Thursday, as plans emerged to turn the spot into a museum in tribute to the daring operation. At least one film production house was already working on a scheme to make a Hollywood treatment out of the heroics of...

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Election Commission suspends Local Body heads till July 25th

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) suspended on Tuesday all mayors, deputy mayors, chairmen and vice-chairmen of all local government bodies across Pakistan till July 25. Similarly, the ECP also suspended local bodies' officials including the chiefs of the cantonment boards across the country. The ECP explained the action had been taken to ensure free and fair elections. The...

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Pakistan’s second cardinal Joseph Coutts returns to warm welcome

KARACHI: Cardinal Joseph Coutts, Pakistan’s second cardinal, returned to the country on Tuesday. Cardinal Coutts was warmly welcomed as he landed at Karachi airport after being appointed cardinal at a meeting of the Church's top council at the Vatican on June 29. Dozens belonging to the Christian community had gathered at the airport to receive him. A ceremony has been...

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India death sentences upheld over 2012 gang-rape

NEW DELHI: India's top court on Monday upheld death sentences for three men convicted over the notorious 2012 gang-rape and murder of a woman that sparked national protests and soul-searching. Jyoti Singh, a physiotherapy student, was raped and left for dead by a gang of five men and a teenager on a bus in the Indian capital New Delhi in...

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Pakistan on 22nd among most powerful countries list

According to this year's  global power ranking Pakistan is on the 22nd list out of 25 powerful countries. However, Pakistan fell by two places owing instability, corruption and the conflict with India continues. The country is one of the world's youngest, with the majority of citizens aged under 22. Furthermore, The US remains the world's most powerful country followed by Russia...

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Canada heat wave death toll hits 54

MONTREAL: The death toll in a week-long eastern Canadian heat wave has reached 54, officials said on Friday. Most of the victims linked to the "overwhelming heat" were in the Montreal area, which recorded 28 fatalities, metropolitan health authorities told AFP in an email. The other victims were reported in the southwest of the French-Canadian province, the Quebec health ministry...

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Avenfield reference: NewsOne gets copy of detailed verdict

ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court on Friday announced the verdict in Avenfield reference against the disgraced prime minister Nawaz Sharif  who is convicted  over money laundering and has been served 10 years sentence in Avenfield reference. Furthermore, Maryam Nawaz is sentenced for 7 years of imprisonment over submitting forged documents before the Supreme Court led Joint Investigation Team. Captain(R) Safdar is...

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Zardari claims Nawaz taken political asylum in London

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari claimed on Wednesday that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had taken political asylum in London. In an interview, the former president said that Pakistan Muslim League-N President Shahbaz Sharif should tread with care as the votebank belongs to the former prime minister and it will be then shifted to Maryam Nawaz....

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JI leader Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman urges people to vote for the righteous

Web Desk: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi chief Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehaman has urged masses to vote for the right person in the upcoming general elections 2018. Speaking with Digital Media journalists meetup at private hotel, NA-250 candidate Hafiz Naeem said that Karachi needs a leadership which can solve the basic issues of the metropolis. "JI was the only party who raised voice on...

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Americans celebrate 242 Independence Day today

Americans around the world are gearing up to celebrate Independence Day on 4th July - the 242nd in US history. The national holiday marks a huge celebration for the country - with many holding parties or flocking to see firework displays. Tradition dictates that an Independence Day event is held at the White House to mark the special holiday. But...

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UN chief hears of ‘unimaginable’ atrocities as he visits Rohingya camps

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he heard "unimaginable" accounts of atrocities during a visit Monday to Bangladesh's refugee camps and called for Myanmar to be held responsible for "crimes" against the Rohingya. Guterres described the situation for the persecuted Muslim minority as "a humanitarian and human rights nightmare" before touring makeshift shelters crammed with people who escaped a huge Myanmar...

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Police hunt for notorious French gangster after Hollywood style Jailbreak

REAU: French police across the country have launched a massive manhunt for a notorious gangster who said his life of crime was inspired by Hollywood films like Scarface, after he pulled off a spectacular jailbreak Sunday, fleeing his prison aboard a hijacked helicopter in a commando-style operation. Redoine Faid, 46, broke out of the prison near Paris with the help of...

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Believe it or not! One of the highest Tax payer of Pakistan is also a politician

As an engineering student at the city’s famous NED University, he won the student union election in his final and acquired the coveted position of President Student Union. He then left for the US to pursue higher studies and completed his Masters in Civil Engineering from the Oregon State University USA. After coming back to Pakistan in the year 1987,...

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