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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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Suspected poacher eaten by lions in South Africa

A suspected poacher was mauled to death and eaten by a pack of lions close to the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police said Monday, adding that little was left of the victim's body. The remains were found at the weekend in the bush at a private game park near Hoedspruit in the northern province of Limpopo, where animals...

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Senior NC lawmaker chants ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ in IHK Assembly

OCCUPIED SRINAGAR: A senior lawmaker of the National Conference and former speaker of the State Assembly , Mohammad Akbar Lone has raised pro-Pakistan slogans in the Assembly after BJP members condemned the neighbouring country over the militant attack on the Sunjwan Army camp. “I am a Muslim first. My sentiments were hurt when they (BJP MLAs) were shouting “Pakistan Murdabad”...

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51 yo’ IAF officer shared secret info with Pakistani agents with fake accounts: Delhi Police

An Indian Air Force Group Captain arrested on Wednesday by Delhi Police on charges of espionage was allegedly seduced on Facebook by two agents of Pakistan’s ISI and used WhatsApp to pass on sensitive information to them. Arun Marwaha, 51, was produced before a court on Thursday that sent him to police custody for five days. According to a Delhi...

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IoK remains shut down on Afzal Guru’s martyrdom anniversary

SRINAGAR: A complete shutdown is being observed in occupied Kashmir today to mark the fifth martyrdom anniversary of Kashmiri leader Muhammad Afzal Guru. All shops and businesses are closed while traffic is off the roads across the occupied territory, according to the Kashmir Media Service. Protest calls were also given for after Friday prayers by resistance leaders Syed Ali Gilani,...

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100 years on, real women’s equality remains elusive

LONDON: A century after women won the right to vote in Britain, the ideals of equality are resonating again in the global wave of sexual harassment allegations seen in recent months, a leading academic told AFP. "In both cases, it’s a discussion of equality," Myriam Boussahba-Bravard — a professor of women’s history and gender studies at Paris Diderot University —...

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A whale with words: Orca mimics human speech

PARIS: Her head above water, Wikie the killer whale looks at the human trainer next to her pool, listens, then loudly vocalises: "Hello." It is not a perfect imitation, but, astonishingly, recognisable. It is the first scientific demonstration of an orca mimicking human words, which also included "Amy" -- the name of Wikie´s handler -- "Bye-Bye", and "One-Two-Three". "We were...

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BBC women denounce unequal pay as heat rises for broadcaster

LONDON: Women working for the BBC have complained they were paid less than men in equivalent jobs and have accused managers of misleading them about their pay to hide widespread gender discrimination at the public broadcaster. The complaints by BBC Women, a group of 170 staff, were sent to parliament’s media committee, which is investigating BBC pay after the corporation...

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Plethora of anchors reach SC Lahore registry for all Important Zainab Case Hearing

Lahore: The tragic murder of Zainab was given a new twist on Thursday when Dr Masood handed over to Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar two names in a folded paper who, he claimed, were behind an international racket running a child pornography ring. Later talking to journalists, he claimed that one of them was a sitting federal minister...

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Chinese scientists break key barrier by cloning monkeys

LONDON: Chinese scientists have cloned monkeys using the same technique that produced Dolly the sheep two decades ago, breaking a technical barrier that could open the door to copying humans. Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, two identical long-tailed macaques, were born eight and six weeks ago, making them the first primates -- the order of mammals that includes monkeys, apes...

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Oldest human fossil outside Africa is dug up in Israel

MIAMI: The oldest remains of a modern human outside Africa have been dug up in Israel, offering evidence of what genetic studies have already suggested -- that humans migrated out of Africa some 50,000 years earlier than previously thought. Facial fragments, including a jawbone and several teeth, were found at a site called Misliya Cave in Israel, one of several...

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WWE fires champion over rape allegations

WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore, who was suspended yesterday following rape allegations from a woman in Phoenix who says Amore sexually assaulted her at a hotel party in October, has now been released from the company. In a short statement, WWE said “WWE has come to terms on the release of Eric Arndt (Enzo Amore).” A possible reason as to...

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Animals with bigger brain size more intelligent

ISLAMABAD: Animals with largest brain volume, have superior cognitive powers, shows a large-scale investigation into the evolution of self-control in animals. According to psychologist Lucia Jacobs from University of California Berkeley,"The study levels the playing field on the question of animal intelligence," Science Daily reported. The findings challenge prevailing assumptions that "relative" brain size is a more accurate predictor of...

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Famous Journalist and Columnist Munno Bhai passes away

LAHORE: Country's famed columnist, journalist and playwright bid adieu this world, at the age of 86 today at his residence in Riwaz Garden. Munno Bhai was suffering from Heart and Kidney disease. Also, he was under treatment of Dialysis. His family appealed for special prayers from his fans and admirers. He was born on 6th of February 1933 in Wazirabad,...

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Remembering Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto on his 63rd Death anniversary

Karachi: It has been over six decades since the death of famous novelist and playwright Saadat Hasan Manto – a man, who through his writings, touched upon subjects which the society was ever reluctant to acknowledge. Manto narrated and unveiled unspoken ills of the society through his fearless and bold writing. Born in 1912 in Ludhiana, through his novels and...

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Aliens, apocalypse, lightning? … No, just a meteor rocking Michigan

A bright meteor briefly swept across the sky over parts of the US Midwest and Canada on Tuesday, weather and geology agencies said, and then caused a powerful explosion that rattled homes and onlookers. The meteor was seen across the region in places such as Ohio, Michigan and Ontario at about 8 p.m. local time and registered a 2.0 magnitude...

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World’s fifth largest diamond discovered in Lesotho

MASERU: A diamond thought to be the fifth largest of gem quality ever found has been discovered in Lesotho, miner Gem Diamonds said Monday, and could be worth as much as $40 million. The company unearthed the D-colour stone at the Letseng mine in the landlocked southern African country and described the 910-carat find as of "exceptional quality". "Since Gem...

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