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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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32nd death anniversary of Faiz Ahmad Faiz being observed

The 32nd death anniversary of Faiz Ahmad Faiz, one of the most known and revolutionary Urdu writers, poets, was observed on Sunday acros the country and tributes were paid to his services in the field of literature. According to Radio Pakistan , Faiz was born on 13 February 1911, in an academic family as his father was a barrister. He...

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NASA launches next-generation weather satellite

LOS ANGELES: NASA has launched a next-generation satellite into space designed to monitor weather around the world and help improve forecasts. The satellite, called the Joint Polar Satellite Sys­tem-1 (JPSS-1), is a joint venture between the US space agency and the Nat­ional Oceanic and Atmos­pheric Administration (NOAA), which provides weather reports and forecasts. The satellite was laun­ched aboard a United...

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Mickey Mouse is now 89 Years old

Making his debut on November 18, 1928, we celebrate the birth of that ever lovable mouse that was once a rabbit called Oswald. To get to the beginning of the story, we have to go back to 1927 when Walt Disney first sketched a floppy eared bunny while under contract to Universal Studios. The events that unraveled brought us Mickey...

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Special Needs Children Abused By Bus Driver and Conductor

A child recorded a bus driver who went by the name of Muzammil and conductor Mazhar Hussain who have been seen to be violently abusing special children. The video depicts very little of what had happened and sheds more light upon the lack of empathy in our society. This cruel incident took place in Sambrial,Gujanwala this Thursday. The footage was...

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India’s heritage city races to save icons from polluted ruin

AHMEDABAD: Traffic chokes the centuries-old stone archway into Ahmedabad’s historic quarter, the snarl of honking rickshaws and sputtering buses coats the monuments of India’s only heritage city in a greasy layer of soot. Conservation experts warn Ahmedabad, one of the world’s most polluted cities, faces a mammoth task defending its newly won UNESCO status as its fragile cultural icons decay...

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Google, Facebook join news organizations in ‘Trust Project’

WASHINGTON: Google, Facebook, and other tech firms joined global news organizations Thursday in an initiative aimed at identifying "trustworthy" news sources, in the latest effort to combat online misinformation. Microsoft and Twitter also agreed to participate in the "Trust Project" with some 75 news organisations to tag news stories which meet standards for ethics and transparency. "In today's digitized and...

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Twitter begins axing ‘verified’ badge from offensive accounts

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter is changing its policy on “verified” accounts, reserving the right to remove the blue badges from users who violate the online platform's terms of service. The move came a week after Twitter launched a review of its policy following disclosures that neo-Nazi and white supremacist leaders had received verification of their accounts. The blue verification badge was...

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Pakistan unveils 1,700-year-old sleeping Buddha

Pakistan unveiled the remains of a 1,700-year-old sleeping Buddha on Wednesday as part of an initiative to encourage tourism and project religious harmony in a region effected by Islamist militancy. A reflection of the diverse history and culture of the South Asian country, the ancient Buddhist site in Bhamala province was first discovered in 1929. Eighty-eight years on, excavations resumed...

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Da Vinci painting of Christ sells for record $450mn

A 500-year-old painting believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci sold for $450.3 million in New York on Wednesday, blazing a new world record for the most expensive work of art sold at auction, Christie's said. "Salvator Mundi" or "Savior of the World," which depicts Jesus Christ, more than doubled the previous record of $179.4 million paid for Pablo Picasso's...

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Lamborghini launches world’s first ‘self-healing’ sports car

Lamborghini has created the world's first self-healing sports car. The Terzo Millennio, which translates as third millennium in Italian, has the ability to detect and repair cracks in its body work. The car is the product of the first 12 months of a three-year partnership between the automaker and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. True to Lamborghini tradition, the car...

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Firefox opts for Google as default search, surprising Yahoo

SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc’s Google reclaimed on Tuesday its spot as the default search engine on Mozilla Corp’s Firefox Internet browser in the United States and other regions as the browser maker stunned Verizon Communication Inc’s Yahoo by cancelling their deal. Google confirmed the move but declined, along with Mozilla, to disclose revenue-sharing terms of the multiyear agreement. Google’s growing...

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Largest diamond ever sold at auction for record $34 million in Geneva

GENEVA: The largest diamond ever offered at auction went under the hammer in Geneva Tuesday evening for nearly $34 million, a world record for a gem of its kind, the Christie´s auction house said. The 163.41-carat flawless D colour diamond, suspended from an emerald and diamond necklace called The Art of Grisogono, sold for 33.5 million Swiss francs ($33.8 million,...

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Rickshaw union unveils new ride-hailing app

LAHORE: Local rickshaw union called Awami Rickshaw Union (ARU) has launched a new ride-hailing application “Awami Sawari” in a ceremony held at a local hotel. The rickshaw union is innovating to compete and stay relevant in this modern age where Careem and Uber are the dominant players. Awami Sawari is trying to compete against Careem’s Tez rickshaw and UberAuto which...

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Google broadens takedown of extremist YouTube videos

SAN FRANCISCO - Alphabet Inc’s Google in the last few months has begun removing from YouTube extremist videos that do not depict violence or preach hate, YouTube said on Monday, a major policy shift as social media companies face increasing pressure from governments. The new policy affects videos that feature people and groups that have been designated as terrorist by...

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Bill Gates makes $100 million personal investment to fight Alzheimer’s

LONDON: Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease. The investment - a personal one and not part of Gates’ philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - will be followed by another $50 million in start-up...

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Hundreds join Hollywood #MeToo march against sexual abuse

LOS ANGELES: Hundreds of people marched in the heart of Hollywood on Sunday to support victims of sexual assault and harassment, inspired by a social media campaign that has portrayed such abuse as a pervasive feature of American life. The #MeToo march and rally followed a relentless series of accusations by men and women who said they were victimized by...

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