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Cokefest Day 2: Food, fun and rhythm make it a celebration

KARACHI: Pakistan’s biggest city known for being the 'city of lights' is turning 'lit' yet again, The CokeFest is back again to revitalize and re-energize all the Karachiites before they prepare to bid farewell to a considerably long winter spell. Coke Food and Music Festival 2018-19 Karachi Day 2 Eat-Party-Dance n Eat.. Its a Family festival don't miss the exciting...

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Marry at least two wives or face imprisonment: Eritrean government

ASMARA: The government of Eritrea has reportedly ordered men in the country to marry at least two wives. This is said to be coming in order to ‘help’ the situation of shortage of men caused by enormous casualties suffered during the civil war with Ethiopia. In the statement written in Arabic the government gave the assurance that it will give...

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Pakistan to take on New Zealand in second ODI today

NAPIER: The second One-Day International between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played here today (Thursday). New Zealand lead the three match series 1-0. The match will start at 6 am Pakistan Standard Time. Squads: Pakistan: Azhar Ali (capt), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sohaib Maqsood, Zafar Gohar, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk),...

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Zika virus found in Danish tourist returning from South America

COPENHAGEN: A Danish tourist returning from Latin America has been diagnosed with the Zika virus, which has been blamed for a surge in birth defects in the region, triggering a major health scare. “A Danish tourist who travelled to Central and South America was diagnosed on his return with the Zika virus,” Aarhus hospital in eastern Denmark said in a...

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Ferry service to Iran will start from March: Federal Minister

ISLAMABAD: According to Federal Minister for Shipping and Ports Kamran Michael, a ferry service to Iran from the country will start from March. According to details, the ferry service will be started from the cities of Karachi and Gwadar to the Iranian city of Chabahar. Kamran Michael was of the view that this ferry service will provide ease and convenience...

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Tea, apples, onions may reduce heart disease risk

Eating a meal rich in compounds called flavonoids that are found in onions, tea and apples reduce some early signs of heart disease, a research mentioned. A research team focused on one of the compounds which is found in tea, onions and apples examined the effect of the compounds produced after quercetin is broken down by the body. They were...

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Pakistan, Iran agree to increase trade to $ 5 bln

QUETTA: Pakistan and Iran have agreed to increase the volume of bilateral trade to five billion dollars. The understanding to this effect came at a meeting between Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri and outgoing Iranian Consul General in Quetta Hassan Yahyavi today. The Chief Miniser said the lifting of sanctions against Iran will help enhance trade between Pakistan and Iran,...

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Foods may help lower cholesterol: Expert

High cholesterol is one of the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease, but certain foods may help lower cholesterol and protect heart, expert said. Dietician Patricia Bannan, American author of "Eat Right When Time is Tight", believes one of the best foods is strawberries, which contain heart- healthy substances to inhibit cholesterol absorption, Xinhua reported. Lean beef is another food...

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Facebook plans to open its next data centre in Ireland

CLONEE: Facebook will construct a data centre facility at Ireland's Clonee village that will become part of the infrastructure that enables billions of people connect on the social networking platform, Messenger, Instagram and more, the social networking giant announced on Sunday. "Clonee, County Meath, will be the site for our newest data center. The Clonee data center will be our...

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India to build satellite tracking station in Vietnam that offers eye on China

NEW DELHI/HONG KONG: India will set up a satellite tracking and imaging centre in southern Vietnam that will give Hanoi access to pictures from Indian earth observation satellites that cover the region, including China and the South China Sea, Indian officials said. The move, which could irritate Beijing, deepens ties between India and Vietnam, who both have long-running territorial disputes...

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India beat Pakistan in Blind T20 Asia Cup

KOCHI: Pakistan Blind Cricket team on Sunday got defeated by arch rival Indian side in the final of Blind T20 Asia cup. Blue Shirts became first champion of blind T20 Asia Cup, India while batting first put 209 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in their quota 20 overs. Pakistan in reply fall short of the target and got...

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Australia coach in hospital with blood clot

SYDNEY: Australia’s cricket coach Darren Lehmann is being treated for deep vein thrombosis and will miss his team’s twenty20 series against India next week, officials said. Lehmann will be replaced by batting coach Michael Di Venuto for the three matches in Adelaide on Tuesday, Melbourne on Friday and Sydney on Sunday, Cricket Australia said. “DVT is not an uncommon condition...

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Andy Murray beats Joao Sousa to reach Australian Open fourth round

MELBOURNE: Four-time finalist Andy Murray is through to the round of 16 after beating Portugal's Joao Sousa at the Australian Open. The second-seeded Murray converted six of nine breakpoint chances and served 13 aces in the 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory. He's beaten Sousa all seven times they've played, including at the 2015 and 2013 Australian Opens. Murray is trying...

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Railways deficit gradually decreasing: Saad Rafique

LAHORE: Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique says deficit of railways is gradually decreasing. He was talking to media after signing ceremony of an agreement between Pakistan Railways and a private company PRACS in Lahore on Saturday for branding of trains and railway stations. The Minister said better performance is increasing income of the organization. He said funds have been allocated...

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All preparations complete for Karachi-Gwadar ferry service

KARACHI: All necessary preparations have been made to start Karachi-Gwadar-Karachi ferry service to facilitate the travellers and businessmen. The development has taken place in the light of the directives of the Prime Minister to strengthen ports and shipping sector. Spokesperson of Ministry of Ports and Shipping said the service will boost economic and business activity in the region. He said...

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Afridi shows concerns for Pakistan ahead of World T20

WELLINGTON: Pakistan's win against New Zealand in the first T20 in Auckland must seem like a distant memory after the tourists were comprehensively beaten by the Kiwis yet again. Pakistan won the first game of the three-match series by 16 runs before New Zealand stormed the second by 10 wickets - with a world record 171 partnership between Martin Guptill...

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Federer becomes first male player to win 300 Grand slam matches

MELBOURNE: Roger Federer became the first male player to win 300 grand slam singles matches when he moved into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Rod Laver Arena on Friday. The 34-year-old improved to 5-0 against Dimitrov, a young Bulgarian with a similar style, including two wins...

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