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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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China, accused of abuses, hosts human rights forum

China touted its political and development model as it hosted an inaugural global human rights forum on Thursday, even as activists slammed the country's own abuses. President Xi Jinping has overseen a sweeping crackdown on civil society since taking power in 2012, targeting everyone from human rights lawyers to celebrity gossip bloggers. Hundreds of activists have been detained in the...

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Jerusalem: city of prayer and conflict

JERUSALEM: President Donald Trump on Wednesday recognized the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel´s capital -- a historic decision that overturns decades of US policy and risks triggering a fresh spasm of violence in the Middle East. The city is revered by three major faiths but mired in political, as well as religious, disputes. Its status is one of the...

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Complete Inquiry report of Model Town incident

The Government of Punjab, following orders by the Lahore High Court, on Tuesday issued the Justice Baqir Najfi commission report on Model Town incident. The report says that Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri announced a long march from Rawalpindi to Lahore on June 23, 2014. Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said they would not let Qadri achieve his...

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Lamborghini drives into crowded SUV market

Lamborghini, the fabled Italian sports car manufacturer, unveiled its new Sports Utility Vehicle, accelerating into a fast growing market already crowded with upmarket rivals. The Urus, as the four-wheel drive "super SUV" will be known, was revealed at the Volkswagen group-owned company's historic home near Bologna. It will reach a top speed of 305 kph (190 mph), can go from...

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Sindh Cultural Day being celebrated Province-wide

People from all walks of life are purchasing Sindhi Topi and Ajrak from shops and stalls to celebrate the day Sindhi Cultural Day today (Sunday). There were reports regarding shortage of traditional Topi and Ajrak throughout Sindh because of abrupt high demand from the buyers. In Larkana, a large number of people including political workers, leaders, NGOs, students, laborers, villagers,...

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Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) observed by Pakistan Navy

Karachi: Pakistan Navy observed Eid Milad-Un-Nabi with religious zest and fervor. All units and ships of Pakistan Navy were illuminated to mark Milad Day of the Prophet, Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon Him), the mercy for all creation. Special prayers were offered in all Naval mosques in units and residential areas for prosperity and peace in country. Moreover, the day...

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World AIDS Day being observed today

December 01 (Friday) is World AIDS Day, a day to remember those lost to the disease and call attention to the fact that the epidemic is not over, with an estimated 37 million people living with HIV or AIDS worldwide. The reason for low registration rate is the stigma attached to the disease. In Pakistan, nearly 100,000 people are living...

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Volcanic ‘super-eruptions’ more frequent than thought: study

PARIS: The last volcanic "super-eruption" big enough to erase civilisation as we know it happened 25,000 years ago -- but these types of blasts occur every 17,000 years on average, according to a revised calculation out on Wednesday. Up to now, it was assumed that eruptions of this magnitude took place every 50,000 to 700,000 years, according to a study,...

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NewsOne: 10 years of truth, honesty and Integrity

Jubilation in NewsOne offices all over Pakistan as one of Pakistan’s first privately owned news corporation celebrated it’s tenth anniversary. Chairman NewsOne presided over the auspicious occasion and made and addressed the employees with an inspiring speech shining a light upon the struggles of the channel since it’s inception and the channel’s steadfastness in the face of adversity. The President...

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Legendary poetess Parveen Shakir remembered on her 65th birth anniversary

ISLAMABAD: The 65th birth anniversary of renowned poetess Parveen Shakir was observed on Friday. Parveen Shakir was born on November 24, 1952 in Karachi. Parveen Shakir started writing at an early age and published her first volume of poetry, Khushbu (Fragrance), in 1976. Her famous poetry books include "Khushbu", Mah-e-Tamam "Sad-Barg ", Khud''kalaami" and Inkar. “Khushbu” gave her a dream...

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Fatty liver linked to a shrinking brain

Fatty liver disease that is not related to excess drinking is associated with greater brain shrinkage than normally happens with age, researchers say. The reduced brain volume linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is equivalent to an extra 4.2 years of ageing for people in their 60s and early 70s, researchers report in JAMA Neurology, or an extra 7.3...

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Scientists warn of significant increase in earthquakes next year

Scientists have warned that there will be a significant increase in the occurrence of potentially deadliest earthquakes in 2018. The assessment was made on the basis of the Earth’s movement data that shows a significant uptick in earthquakes after a certain period of slowdown in the Earth’s rotation. According to the report aired by a private news channel, geophysicists are...

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Uber breach, cover-up trigger government probes around the globe

Governments around the globe launched investigations into Uber Technologies Inc after the company disclosed it had covered up a breach that exposed data on millions of customers and drivers, the latest scandal to rock the ride-hailing firm. Authorities in Britain and the United States, two top Uber markets, as well as Australia and the Philippines said on Wednesday they would...

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4 in 10 cancer victims in US suffer due to lifestyle choices: study

About four in 10 cancers in the United States are due to lifestyle choices -- such as smoking and eating poorly -- and other risks that might be avoidable, researchers said Tuesday. The goal of the study was to calculate "the contribution of several modifiable risk factors to cancer occurrence," said the report in the journal CA: A Cancer Journal...

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China’s Tencent becomes more valuable than Facebook

BEIJING: Chinese social media and video game giant Tencent became more valuable than Facebook on Tuesday as investors sent the company soaring into the top five of the world’s biggest firms. Tencent’s Hong Kong-listed shares have doubled in value this year, and on Monday it became the first Asian company with a market capitalisation of half a trillion dollars. By...

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Mass killer, former cult leader Charles Manson has died

Mass murderer and former cult leader Charles Manson has died, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. On his release from prison on March 21, 1967, Manson received permission to move to San Francisco, where, with the help of a prison acquaintance, he moved into an apartment in Berkeley. In prison, bank robber Alvin Karpis had taught him...

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