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Clean Green Pakistan: Following Newsone initiative petroleum company also becomes the part of PM inaugurated project

KARACHI: Newsone has taken initiative to clean and green Pakistan in accordance with the initiative led by Prime Minister Imran Khan. By leading from the front, different organizations have followed Newsone suit in playing their part for 'Clean and Green' Pakistan. This time around, on the occasion of Pakistan’s 71st Independence anniversary, Byco a petroleum company based in Karachi, Sindh,...

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Rubbish-collecting crows a star attraction at French theme park

FRANCE: Visitors to a theme park in western France this week have a new attraction to enjoy: six crows that have been specially trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish. The birds have been in action since Monday at the Puy du Fou park, picking up litter on the site that features shows and rides themed around different periods...

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New York University makes tuition free for all medical students

NEW YORK: New York University said Thursday it would offer all its current and future medical school students free tuition in an effort to tackle soaring debt levels and encourage more applicants. The move — which it said was financed by the generosity of the university's "trustees, alumni, and friends," amounts to a reduction of $55,018 in annual fees, regardless...

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Next five years will be exceptionally hot, study warns

Manmade global warming and a natural surge in Earth´s surface temperature will join forces to make the next five years exceptionally hot, according to a study published Tuesday. The double whammy of climate change and so-called natural variability more than doubles the likelihood of "extreme warm events" in ocean surface waters, creating a dangerous breeding ground for hurricanes and typhoons,...

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Google celebrates Pakistan’s Independence Day

Google search engine has unveiled its new doodle on 71st Independence Day of Pakistan to honour the people of Pakistan. Google often pay its homage on different occasions to countries and worldwide prominent personalities by releasing specifically designed doodle, and this not the first time the company commemorates Pakistan on it's historical day. Previous year, it released a doodle celebrating the...

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Hero dog saves Indian family in flood-hit Kerala

NEW DELHI: A family in the flood-ravaged Indian state of Kerala narrowly escaped death after their pet dog woke them up moments before a landslide destroyed their home, local media reported Monday. Mohanan P and his family were sleeping at home in the mountainous Idukki district when their pet dog started barking raucously at around 3:00 am, waking the household....

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COAS to inaugurate plantation of two million trees today: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Army Chief General Qamar Jawed Bajwa will initiate simultaneous plantation of two million trees across the country on Monday. Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted, "Pakistan Army joins National Tree Plantation Campaign. COAS will initiate simultaneous plantation of two million trees today across the country under army arrangements with planned target of 10 million...

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Catalogue of abuse: seeking justice for the Rohingya

Cross-legged in a windowless, almost pitch-black bamboo shack, the investigator pressed record on a video camera and asked the young Rohingya woman to describe the night the Myanmar soldiers came. "They broke down our door. They took my husband outside and shot him," recalled the 20-year-old, one of around 700,000 Rohingyas driven from Myanmar into Bangladesh a year ago. "Then...

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Girls shines in SSC part II exam leaving boys behind

KARACHI: Girl students of Matric Science group record shinning victory over boys in annual examination-2018; by winning two top positions and big lead in A-one, A and B grades. Out of total 53850 passing girl students, 7.6 percent won A-one grade against 2.71 % of 44984 boys declared passed. 10.57 percent passing girls got A grade against 6.24% of boys....

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Minorities play pivotal role in national progress: President Mamnoon

ISLAMABAD: National minorities day is being observed across Pakistan today to celebrate the contribution, services and sacrifices made by the minority community. While addressing a ceremony on the occasion of the national minorities day, President Mamnoon Hussain said, minorities are an integral part of the country and have contributed towards the progress and prosperity of the nation. “The day gives...

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Rare teeth from ancient mega-shark found on Australia beach

MELBOURNE: A rare set of teeth from a giant prehistoric mega-shark twice the size of the great white have been found on an Australian beach by a keen-eyed amateur enthusiast, scientists said Thursday. Philip Mullaly was strolling along an area known as a fossil hotspot at Jan Juc, on the country's famous Great Ocean Road some 100 kilometres (60 miles)...

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Europe bakes again in near-record temperatures

Europe baked in near-record temperatures on Monday but some respite was on the horizon after weeks of nonstop sunshine as people come to terms with what may prove to be the region's new normal in an era of climate change. Temperatures were expected to peak at around 37 degrees Celsius (99 degrees Fahrenheit) in southern France on Monday, while the...

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Stuck in China: 214 Pakistani’s get back home safely amid ailing flight operations and disputes

BEIJING: A Shaheen Air flight carrying over 214 Pakistanis, who were stranded at Guangzhou airport for over a week, reached Lahore on Monday. The Shaheen Air flight was earlier scheduled to reach Lahore in the wee hours. Shaheen Air International decided on Sunday to send its own aircraft in aide of those stuck in China following reports that the national...

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Top math laureate gets new medal after prize stolen

A Kurdish refugee whose top mathematics prize was stolen minutes after he received the honor this week in Rio de Janeiro will get a replacement medal Saturday, organizers said. Caucher Birkar, 40, received the gold Fields Medal, which is considered math's equivalent of the Nobel Prize, on Wednesday. Less than an hour later, it emerged that his briefcase containing the...

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China probes claim head Buddhist abbot sexually harassed nuns

BEIJING: China's top religious authority launched an investigation Thursday after two monks alleged that a prominent Buddhist abbot and Communist Party member coerced several nuns into having sex with him, one of the country's most high-profile #MeToo moments. The allegations against abbot Xuecheng and the Beijing Longquan Monastery burst into the public eye when a 95-page document written by the...

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The race for first Muslim woman in US Congress

SPRINGFIELD: It’s an incongruous sight, a woman in a salmon pink hijab standing on a Massachusetts traffic median, waving at oncoming cars and asking perfect strangers to vote her into Congress. "Hey how are you? Good to see you!" hollers Tahirah Amatul-Wadud at a male pedestrian. A few cars beep their horns, the odd driver zaps down his window to...

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Cricket legend Navjot Siddhu accepts Imran invitation for oath taking ceremony

India's Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said that he has accepted the invitation extended by Imran Khan for attending his swearing-in ceremony as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. "It is (a) great honour, I accept the invitation. Men of genius are admired, men of power are feared, but men of character are trusted. Khan Sahab is a man of...

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