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World Diabetes day being observed today

KARACHI: November 14 marks World Diabetes Day which is observed all over the world, including Pakistan, to increase awareness of the effects of diabetes and its complications among the general population and preventative measures. Every year three million people die from diabetes-related causes, and the burden is particularly harsh in low and middle income countries like Pakistan, where diabetes is...

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Nawabshah might set hottest ever April temperature recorded on Earth

NAWABSHAH: Temperatures soared to 50.2° Celsius in Nawabshah, Sindh on Monday in what might just be the highest temperature ever reliably measured on Earth during April. A meteorologist at Meteo France, Etienne Kapikian, posted the observation on Twitter. Kapikian’s tweet claimed that it was the warmest April temperature ever recorded in Pakistan and the entire Asian continent.   🌡🔥Exceptionnel 50.2°C...

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Shab-e-Barat being observed tonight with religious zeal

Shab-e-Barat is being observed tonight across the country with religious fervor. The devotees would spend the night at mosques and homes offering prayers and seeking blessings of Almighty Allah. On the occasion of Shab-e-Barat, Muslims believe, Allah Almighty showers infinite mercy and blessings upon human beings. The mosques in Karachi, Lahore and other megapolis have already been specially decorated with...

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Pakistan planning to curb urban air pollution after top court ruling

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan’s environmental protection agency is installing air quality monitors and warning factories to add pollution filters after a panel of the country’s top judges ordered the government to detail its efforts to control worsening air pollution. The court ruling earlier this month followed a lawsuit by a Karachi man challenging the government’s failure to control air pollution in that...

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World Labour Day observed across the globe

World Day Against Child Labour is being observed across the globe including Pakistan on Tuesday to raise awareness of the plight of child laborers worldwide. The Day is being observed to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. Pakistan’s first labour policy was devised in 1972, in which May...

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World’s oldest known spider dies in Australia by wasp sting

The world's oldest known spider has died at the ripe old age of 43 after being monitored for years during a long-term population study in Australia, researchers said Monday. The trapdoor matriarch comfortably outlived the previous record holder, a 28-year-old tarantula found in Mexico, according to a study published in the Pacific Conservation Biology Journal. The spider did not die...

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Thrifty at 50: Pakistan keeps ageing Mirages flying

KAMRA: The sprawling complex at Kamra, west of Islamabad, reverbates at the thundering take-off of a Mirage Rose-1, the latest ageing fighter jet to have been gutted and reassembled by the Pakistani Air Force. Fifty years after Pakistan bought its first Mirages, many planes in the venerable fleet are still being patched up, overhauled and upgraded for use in combat,...

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Subway dig unearths secrets of ‘city under the city’

Shovels and brooms in hand, some two dozen workmen trudge around the remains of an ancient villa, deep beneath the bustle of modern-day Thessaloniki. Suddenly, one of them breaks away to deliver the latest find -- a small clay head of a hook-nosed, bearded man with an ugly grin. "Probably a votive offering," notes the junior archaeologist on duty. A...

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Barkat e Ramzan OST Surpasses 1 million views on Facebook

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   Carrying forward the tradition of past years, this year too NewsOne aims to bring to you a Ramzan transmission unlike any other. Previous OST of the transmission sung by the mellifluous voice of Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, serenaded the listeners yet again baring with the zeal and zest of the auspicious occasion...

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Monument to feminist leader Millicent Fawcett erected outside London’s parliament

LONDON: A statue of British women’s rights leader Millicent Fawcett has been unveiled on London’s Parliament Square on Tuesday, the first monument to a woman to be erected on the historic site. Fawcett, one of the leading campaigners for equal rights, was commemorated in a ceremony to mark 100 years since women won the vote. Fawcett founded the National Union...

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The UK dance company putting a new spin on the art

Whether in a wheelchair, on crutches or without any disability at all, performers from the Candoco company are giving London audiences a fresh twist on contemporary dance. "It makes you very aware of your own body, as well as others, and how extraordinary that can be on the stage," said David Clarke, a London silversmith who has come to Sadler's...

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‘World’s oldest woman dies in Japan at 117

A 117-year-old Japanese woman, thought to be the world's oldest person, has died, a local official told AFP Sunday. Nabi Tajima, who was born August 4, 1900, died around 8:00 pm (1100 GMT) Saturday at a hospital on her native Kikai Island in Kagoshima region, according to Susumu Yoshiyuki, a health and welfare official. Tajima, who became the oldest woman...

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Nation observes 80th death anniversary of Allama Iqbal

Web Desk: The 80th death anniversary of national poet and philosopher Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal is being observed on Saturday (April 21). Born in Sialkot, the Shair-e-Mashriq is considered to be one of the most important figures in South Asian literature, with works in both Urdu and Persian Allama Iqbal through his revolutionary thinking had given the Muslims of the...

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Barkat e Ramzan aims to spread joy and love once again, OST released

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   Carrying forward the tradition of past year, this year too NewsOne aims to bring to you a Ramzan transmission unlike any other. Previous OST of the transmission sung by the mellifluous voice of Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, will serenade the listeners yet again with the zeal and zest of the auspicious occasion...

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Age not a barrier as 96 years old Mexican woman fulfills dream of going to high school

MEXICO: Guadalupe Palacios stands out in her high school class in Mexico, and it is not just because of her gray hair, her deeply creased skin or her 96 years. Palacios, who is seeking to live out her dream of finishing high school by her 100th birthday, is also the most enthusiastic student in the classroom. "I feel ready to...

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Peoples bus Service launched in Karachi

KARACHI: On Wednesday, the Sindh government has launched Peoples Bus Service with collaboration with private bus company, Daewoo, today. Initially 10 buses would run on the streets of Karachi, between Quaidabad and Tower, till 11pm. All 10 bused  have 30 seats and have separate doors for men and women to enter. However, the 10 buses are few very for a...

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Years after his hanging, Saddam Hussein mystery lives on

AL-AWJAH, IRAQ:  In his native village of Al-Awjah, the mausoleum of Iraq's executed dictator Saddam Hussein has been reduced to broken concrete and tangled barbed wire, showing no trace of his remains. The man who ruled Iraq with an iron fist for a quarter of a century was hanged at dawn on December 30, 2006, delighting many of the country's...

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