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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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‘Heaven-guided’ underground maze proves Armenian tourist draw

ARINJ, ARMENIA: When Tosya Gharibyan asked her husband to dig a basement under their house to store potatoes, she had little idea the underground labyrinth he would eventually produce would prove to be one of Armenia´s major tourist draws. Their one-storey house in the village of Arinj outside the capital Yerevan may not look like much but today it brings...

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Iraqi farmers fight to save cattle from drought

Iraqi farmer Sayyed Sattar knows he'll soon have to let some of his buffalo go as he surveys the herd bathing in a dwindling pond close to the holy city of Najaf. As southern Iraq suffers through a punishing drought, desperate cattle breeders are having to sell off animals to keep others alive. Sattar, 52, has already seen some of...

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Lebanon sinks old tanks to create underwater dive ‘park’

Lebanese environmentalists sank 10 old tanks and armoured vehicles to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in a novel attempt to attract divers and create new habitats for marine life. Three kilometres off the coast of the city of Sidon, a huge crane on the back of a ship manoeuvred the military hardware into place over the water before dropping...

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Over 1,000 rockets from Tipu Sultan’s time found

BANGALORE: Over a thousand rockets belonging to an 18th-century Muslim warrior king have been found by excavators in an abandoned well in India’s southern Karnataka state, an official said on Friday. The excavation of the open well in Shimoga district led to unearthing of rockets and shells that were stored by Tipu Sultan for use in wars, according to the...

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Mahesh Malani first non-muslim to win NA general seat from Tharparker

For the first time in Pakistan elections, a non-muslim Mahesh Malani has been elected directly in the provincial seat of National Assembly. He was contesting polls from NA- 222(Tharparker2) on Pakistan People's Party ticket, defeating Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP) candidates. Malani — who is a Hindu — contested and won the NA-222 (Tharparkar-II) seat where he held his...

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Trump Thanks Kim, as North Korea repatriates remains of U.S soldiers slain in Korean War

SEOUL/WASHINGTON - North Korea transferred 55 small, flag-draped cases carrying the suspected remains of U.S. soldiers killed in the Korean War on Friday, officials said, a first step by Pyongyang to implement an agreement made in a landmark summit in June in Singapore. The repatriation of remains of U.S. soldiers missing in the 1950-53 conflict is seen as a modest...

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World gears up to witness century’s longest Lunar Eclipse today

The longest "blood moon" eclipse this century will coincide with Mars' closest approach in 15 years on Friday to offer sky gazers a thrilling astronomical double bill. Viewers will need no protective eye gear to observe the spectacle — unlike when watching solar eclipse. "All you have to do is... go outside!" the Royal Astronomical Society in London advises. For...

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US claims largest dinosaur foot ever discovered

About 150 million years ago, a giant, long-necked dinosaur stomped on the ground in the Western US state of Wyoming and left behind what researchers said Tuesday is the largest dinosaur foot ever discovered. The foot bones, found beneath a series of tail bones, extend about three feet (one meter) wide and are believed to belong to a brachiosaur, from...

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police digs Bihaar shelter house, where girls were allegedly tortured and raped, to find “buried body”

NEW DELHI: Police on Monday widened an investigation to include the possible murder of a girl at a shelter in eastern India, where 29 young girls were allegedly raped and tortured. Police in Bihar state carried out a dig at the home, Seva Sankalp Samiti, which was run by a local non-profit organisation, after some of the girls who used...

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Japan: Beaches devastated by the 2011 tsunami , opens for public after 8 years

Japan has reopened three beaches in regions devastated by the 2011 tsunami and resulting Fukushima nuclear disaster after years of reconstruction efforts, officials said Monday. Local officials in Fukushima said they hoped the opening of the Haragamaobama beach would help change perceptions of the region, which has become inextricably linked with the 2011 disaster. One of the reopened waterfronts is...

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50 years after plane crash Indian soldier’s remain discovered

The frozen body of an Indian soldier has been found on a Himalayan glacier, a mountaineering team said Saturday, 50 years after he and more than 100 others died in a military plane crash. The team said it also found some wreckage from the Indian Air Force turboprop, a Soviet Union-built Antonov An-12 transport plane which crashed in February 1968....

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Robert Coudray crafted out his imaginary world into reality with discarded junkyard

With its fairytale towers, quirky animated sculptures, fantastical constructions and musical fountains, the inventive world crafted out of discarded junk by the man known as the "Scrap Metal Poet" is tucked away deep in the northwestern French countryside. "It's an extraordinary place in my imagination," says its creator Robert Coudray, who has let his imagination run wild for nearly three...

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World Cup fever still raging in Rohingya refugee camps

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh: The World Cup may be over but passion for the game burns bright in the world´s largest refugee camp, where Brazil and Argentina flags still flutter alongside the red and green of Bangladesh, which hosts nearly a million Rohingya Muslims forced out of Myanmar. For many young refugees in Bangladesh´s southeast this World Cup was their first, and...

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Heatwave causes glacier to melt, creates artificial lake in Gilgit

GILGIT: A small glacier melt has swollen Barsuwat Nullah in the Ishkoman valley of Ghizer district, Gilgit-Baltistan, creating an artificial lake and blocking the flow of the Immit River. The water has submerged more than 30 houses, cultivated land, a link road and cattle farms and washed away over a dozen vehicles and hundreds of cattle head in the upstream...

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Saudia Arabia bans 47 games following teenage suicide cases

Saudi Arabia has barred 47 games statewide after two teenagers allegedly killed themselves after being influenced by the online-suicide challenge assigned by the game owner. According to Associated Press, the Saudi General Commission for Audio-Visual Media said yesterday that a 13-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy have taken their own lives after playing a social media game known as Blue...

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CJP Nisar’s dancing video in Hunza valley goes viral

Web Desk: The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, who is on a five-day leave, has reached Gilgit-Baltistan today and spend time with locals. In a video making rounds of social media can be seen that CJP enjoying his moment in a traditional dance with the locals on a folk music. The CJP was accorded warm welcome upon...

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