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Far-right extremists march in Sofia to honor pro-Nazi general

SOFIA (Reuters) - Hundreds of far-right extremists marched through the center of Sofia on Saturday to honor a Bulgarian general who led a pro-Nazi organization in the 1930s and 1940s. The march, which has raised concern in local media about the rise of the right wing in the Balkan state, went ahead despite international condemnation. It included a torchlight procession...

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PSO AND SHAHID AFRIDI FOUNDATION JOIN IN THEIR MISSIONS TO EDUCATE FUTURE GENERATIONS OF PAKISTAN

KARACHI: PSO CSR Trust (PSO) and Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF) have joined hands in their resolve to ensure continued provision of education for future generations of Pakistan. Under the Memorandum of Understanding signed between both the organizations, PSO confirmed a financial support of Rs 3.25 million to SAF’s Malikpur, Lahore School Campus for a period of one year. Hundreds of...

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Hafeez Jalandhari Death Anniversary: The man who gave the sense of ‘Nationhood’ through his words

Late Hafeez Jalandhari was born in Jalandhar, India, on 14th of  January, 1900. He was a famous poet of urdu-language of Pakistan. His pen name was Abu AL Asr. Jalandhari’s father was Sham-ud-Din who was a Hafiz-e-Quran. Because of his father’s love for Quran, Jalandhari received his early education in a madrassa and then in a mediocre school till seventh...

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26yo woman gives birth to daughter frozen as embryo for 24 years

A woman in Tennessee has given birth to a baby daughter that was frozen as an embryo 24 years ago. It is believed to be a world record for frozen embryo to result in a successful birth. Baby Emma Wren was born to parents Tina and Benjamin Gibson on November 25, local media WATE, citing the National Embryo Donation Center...

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Jinnah’s rare photographs on display in Islamabad ahead of founder’s birthday

ISLAMABAD: “Hamara Quaid” — a week-long exhibition showcasing rare photographs and portraits of Pakistan's founder Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah — opened here Wednesday at the Aiwan-e-Quaid as part of the celebrations to educate youth about the great leader's struggle and sacrifices. Inaugurated by Marriyum Aurangzeb — the Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, and National Heritage — and arranged by Directorate...

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Delhi rolls out ‘anti-smog’ mist cannon in trial run

India on Wednesday unveiled a new weapon against air pollution -- an "anti-smog gun" which authorities hope will clear the skies above New Delhi but which environmentalists say amounts to a band-aid solution. The cannon's Indian manufacturers say the fine droplets of water it ejects at high speed can flush out deadly airborne pollutants in one of the world's smoggiest...

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Scientists claim smallest Christmas card

British scientists have created what they believe is the world’s smallest Christmas card, a seasonal greeting so tiny that over 200 million of them could fit into a standard postage stamp. The card, created by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the U.K.’s national measurement standards laboratory, measures 15 x 20 micrometers. A micrometer is one millionth of a meter. It...

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World’s steepest funicular railway to open in Switzerland

ZURICH: Swiss technology is due to hit new heights on Friday when the world’s steepest funicular line opens at one of its Alpine resorts. Swiss President Doris Leuthard will officially open the 52 million-Swiss franc ($52.6 million) project running from Schywz to the mountain village of Stoos, which lies 1,300 meters (4,300 ft) above sea level in central Switzerland. The...

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Libyan coast guard rescues more than 250 migrants trying to reach Italy

TRIPOLI: Libya’s coastal guard has rescued more than 250 illegal migrants trying to leave the North African country in small boats bound for Italy, officials said on Saturday. Libya’s western shores are the main departure point for migrants mainly from sub-Saharan countries fleeing poverty and conflict trying to reach Europe. Arrivals to Italy have fallen by two-thirds since July from...

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Putin says Arctic exploration a priority for Russia

President Vladimir Putin has said he regards Arctic exploration a priority for Russia, but added it should also respect nature. Speaking at his annual end of year conference on Thursday, Putin stressed the importance of the Arctic for Russia and called it a main source for the country's mineral riches. "The industrial exploration of the Arctic, including the extraction of...

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2017: The list of most ‘googled’ people in Pakistan revealed

KARACHI: Google has unveiled the annual Year in Search which highlights the top searches in Pakistan in the outgoing year 2017. The top people search indicated that Pakistanis follow a variety of local and international personalities. Google’s Year in Search provides a snapshot of the trends, people, and happenings that captures the nation’s interest during the year. Here is the...

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Famous poet Jaun Elia remembered

KARACHI: Renowned poet, biographer and scholar Jaun Elia was remembered on the occasion of his birth anniversary, observed on Thursday. Jaun Elia was born on December 14, 1931 in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh. He was the youngest of his siblings. His father, Shafiq Hasan Elia, was involved in art and literature and was also an astrologer and a poet. Elia migrated...

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New island offers clues in search for life on Mars: NASA

The world's newest island -- formed during a volcanic eruption in the remote Pacific three years ago -- may offer clues to how life potentially developed on Mars, NASA said Wednesday. The island of Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai rose from the seabed about 65 kilometres (40 miles) northwest of the Tongan capital Nuku'alofa in late 2014-early 2015. Scientists initially expected...

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‘Feminism’ is US dictionary ‘Word of the Year’

NEW YORK: In the year that Donald Trump's inauguration triggered nationwide women's protests and powerful men were toppled by a firestorm of sexual misconduct allegations, the leading US dictionary named "feminism" its word of 2017. Merriam-Webster bestows the "Word of the Year"honour on the word or term with the sharpest spike in look-ups over the previous year. This year the...

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Nobel prize winner’s book turned down by 19 publishers

PARIS: The French writer Claude Simon, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1985, would not be published today, according to an experiment conducted by one of his fans. Writer Serge Volle sent 50 pages of Simon’s 1962 novel, "The Palace", set during the Spanish Civil War, to 19 French publishers. The verdict was damning: Twelve rejected it and...

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PIA staffers helps deliver baby mid-flight

MULTAN: A woman gave birth to a baby girl on board Multan-bound Pakistan International Airlines flight, which had departed from Madina. The PIA also hailed the ‘amazing emergency response’ of its cabin crew and congratulated the parents of the baby. The airline also tweeted the pictures of the crew holding the baby. The PIA shared: “Miracles happen every day and...

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India faces painful move to cleaner energy

Subedar Singh bears the scars of India's painful reliance on dirty power and its struggle to pay for the costly transition to the brave new world of solar and renewable electricity. Last year, the farmer walked into a field in his village and suffered 70 percent burns to his feet and ankles from an underground coal fire caused by a...

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