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Sarfraz Ahmed apologizes over ‘black guy’ comment

Pak­is­tan captain Sarfraz Ahmed apologised on Wednesday following a controversial comment aimed at South Africa’s Andile Phehlukwayo which was picked up by a stump microphone during the second one-day international in Durban on Tuesday. The incident occurred in the 37th over of South Africa’s run-chase during the game at Kingsmead when Phehlukwayo got an inside edge off a Shaheen Shah...

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Hijab-wearing Christian professor put on leave by college

CHICAGO: A professor at a suburban Chicago Christian college who was been placed on administrative leave after donning a hijab to demonstrate solidarity with Muslims said Wednesday that her actions are demonstrations of her own faith. Larycia Hawkins, who is a Christian and an associate professor of political science at Wheaton College, a private evangelical school west of Chicago, was...

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Japan court upholds common surnames for married couples

Japan's top court on Wednesday upheld a law that requires married couples to have a common surname, sparking criticism from activists who complain the rule is sexist and outdated. In a separate but also highly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court said a six-month waiting period for women remarrying after divorce was excessive and should be reduced. The remarriage law is...

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Chinese athletes to dominate at Rio Olympics: Study

SYDNEY: China is on track to return to the top of the medals table at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics next year ahead of the United States and Russia, according to a benchmark study released by the Australian Olympic Committee on Wednesday. The annual study, which analyses the results in Olympic events at world championships and other elite events, gave...

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Farting frequently is a sign of good health

LONDON: Although it brings embarrassment for you at public places, flatulence can, in fact, be a sign that you are eating healthy food. According to health experts, passing air frequently is actually a sign of good health as passing air prevents bloating. "We saw that those who ate whole grains were more flatulent and had several departures of air during...

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New smartphone with a battery that lasts up to 15 days launches soon

BEIJING: To bring convenience to smartphone users who often complain about low battery backup, Oukitel will soon roll out a device that packs a large 10,000 mAh 10-day battery. The China-based mobile manufacturing company, due to its 10,000 mAh battery, named the smartphone as K10000 and a single full charge would last approximately 10 to 15 days. However, it is...

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Fruits, vegetables may cut breast cancer risk

A new study conducted by a team of micronutrients has suggested that Carotenoids in fruits and vegetables can protect women against developing breast cancer. Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School discovered that women with high blood levels of carotenoids are less threatened by the risk of developing breast cancer. Researchers claim that a diet high in...

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Opposition disrupts Sindh Assembly session

KARACHI: Sindh Assembly session has been adjourned till tomorrow after opposition protested against what they call provincial government’s delaying tactics in tabling resolution on extending Rangers’ policing powers in Karachi. The opposition members were of the view that resolution on granting extension to Rangers’ additional powers should have been made top agenda in the session. However, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)...

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ICC World T20: Trophy departs on global journey, will reach Pakistan on January 11

DUBAI: The ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 trophy Sunday began its global journey to visit 12 major cricketing countries and will reach New Delhi on February 1, 2016 just two days ahead of beginning of the mega event. The trophy will arrive in Pakistan on January 11 where it will be exhibited in Lahore and Karachi. It will depart for...

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Rabi Ul Awwal Moon sighted, 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal on Dec 24

KARACHI: The Rabi-ul-Awwal moon has been sighted on Saturday and the 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal will be on Thursday, December the 24th. According to details, the Reut-e-Hilal Committee convened earlier today to sight the moon of the new lunar month in the federal as well as provincial capitals. The moon has been sighted and Eid Milad-un-Nabi will be observed on December 24.

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Retired army major shot dead in Karachi

KARACHI: A retired major of the Pakistan Army was shot dead in Karachi's Defence Housing Authority (DHA) neighbourhood on Saturday. According to police sources, unidentified men riding a motorbike shot dead Ahsan Raza, a former army major in DHA's Phase 1 Saturday morning. The body of the deceased was brought to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). Karachi, a city of...

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Syria’s Assad blasts Turkey as ‘only lifeline’ of Daesh

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says Turkey serves as the “only lifeline” for Islamic State (IS) terrorists, censuring Ankara for its engagement in illegal oil transactions with the Daesh group. “...the only lifeline for ISIS (Daesh) is Turkey. Those trucks moving the oil from Syria to Turkey, and Turkey selling this cheap oil to the rest of the world,” said Assad...

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Bombing of Yemeni schools by Saudi-led coalition leaves thousands out of education: Amnesty

DOHA: Airstrikes carried out by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen have hit schools that are still in use and disrupted the education of thousands of children in the war-torn country, Amnesty International said on Friday. Five schools were hit between August and October 2015 in aerial bombardments that killed five civilians and injured 14, including four children, said...

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First government plane carrying refugees arrives in Canada

TORONTO: The first Canadian government plane carrying Syrian refugees arrived in Toronto late Thursday where they were greeted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is pushing forward with his pledge to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February. The arrival of the military flight carrying 163 refugees stands in stark contrast to the U.S., which plans to take...

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World’s first 50 mega pixel digital camera Launched

LAHORE: Canon has launched the world’s first full-frame 35mm sensor digital camera with 50MP resolution – 5DSR. Canon’s latest camera was unveiled at a ceremony held in Lahore which saw presence of numerous prestigious Photographers and Dealers from all over the country. Canon EOS 5DSR, was unveiled with a bang as fashion models sported the camera while walking on the...

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Shankar Mahadevan suffers two back-to-back heart attacks

One of Bollywood’s top singers, Shankar Mahadevan, reportedly suffered a heart attack and was admitted to a hospital in Delhi on December 6. Shankar was rushed to the hospital after he complained about chest pains. He is currently recovering after undergoing angioplasty. Without delving into details, his son Siddharth told the media, “It was mainly due to exhaustion. Dad underwent...

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Rangers file Rs. 500 mln legal notice against Waseem Akhtar

KARACHI: Sindh Rangers Thursday filed a damages notice of Rs.500 million against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) senior leader Waseem Akhtar. According to our correspondent, Rangers counsel filed the damages suit in Sindh High Court, stating that Waseem Akhtar had ‘falsely’ accused the paramilitary troops of snatching and stealing hides of sacrificial animals in Karachi. The Rangers, in the notice, asked...

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