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UK to let foreign students stay two years after graduation post-Brexit

LONDON: Britain's government on Wednesday announced new post-Brexit immigration plans that will allow international students to work in the country for two years after graduating. Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom said the change was aimed at attracting the "brightest and the best from around the world" and a sign of "the UK´s ambition once we have left the European Union". "Instead...

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Nigerian president denies dying, being replaced by lookalike impostor

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday quashed a rumour stemming from his ill health that he had died and been replaced by a lookalike impostor from Sudan, his spokesman said. "It´s real me, I assure you. I will soon celebrate my 76th birthday and I will still go strong," Buhari said as he met with the Nigerian diaspora in Poland,...

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Sindhi Cultural Day 2018 celebrated today in entire province

HYDERABAD: Sindhi Cultural Day celebrated across the province today with rallies being taken out in different cities and towns. Each year, the inhabitants of Sindh in Pakistan and elsewhere celebrate Sindhi Cultural Day on the first Sunday of December. Donning cultural dresses with Sindhi topi and ajrak, the traditional block printed shawls to spotlight centuries-old rich culture of Sindh, people...

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World AIDS Day: HIV taking shape of epidemic in Pakistan

World AIDS Day is being observed across the world on Saturday (Dec 1). In his message on the occasion, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said there is still time to scale-up testing for HIV to enable more people to access treatment to increase resources needed to prevent new infections and to end the stigma. The UN Secretary General said...

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23 civilians killed in US air strike in southern Afghanistan: UN

KABUL: At least 23 civilians, including women and children, were killed by a US air strike in southern Afghanistan earlier this week, according to a UN investigation, as ordinary Afghans continue to bear the brunt of the 17-year conflict. "Initial findings indicate that the vast majority of the victims were women and children," the UN mission in Afghanistan said in...

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PM Imran Khan approves interim province status for Gilgit-Baltistan: Media Report

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, according to a private news channel, Prime Minister Imran Khan approved interim province status for Gilgit-Baltistan, following the recommendations by a reforms committee. The recommendations were presented in a meeting, held on Tuesday, chaired by the premier. The committee also suggested that the region should be given its due rights, the report stated. Further, Federal Minister for...

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145 whales die on remote New Zealand beach

Up to 145 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on a remote part of a small New Zealand island, authorities said Monday. The stranding was discovered by a hiker late Saturday on Stewart Island, 30 kilometres (19 miles) off the southern coast of the South Island. Half of the whales were already dead and due to the condition...

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Infant undergoes successful bone marrow transplant at NIBD

KARACHI: An infant successfully underwent a bone marrow transplant at the National Institute of Blood Diseases & Bone Marrow Transplantation (NIBD) in Karachi. The infant had been diagnosed with Omens Syndrome (SCID RAG-2 homozygous) when he was 12 days old in June 2018. The child, who is the youngest in Pakistan to ever undergo the treatment, was donated a part...

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Pakistani female ASP lead charge against Chinese consulate attackers

KARACHI: Assistant superintendent of police Suhaee Aziz Talpur was among the first to rush to the Chinese consulate in Karachi upon reports of gunshots and blasts heard outside the building. ASP Suhaee Aziz led the security operation to foil the terrorist attack on the Chinese consulate, successfully engaging the suspects on the site. The first woman ASP from lower Sindh, Suhaee Aziz...

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Pakistan offer to build Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims accepted by New-Delhi

NEW DEHLI: On Thursday, the Indian government has approved the development of Kartarpur corridor months after Pakistan offered to build the passage to facilitate the Sikh pilgrims wanted to visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Narowal District near the Indian border. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said Home Minister Rajnath Singh....

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Sikh pilgrims arrive in Pakistan for Baba Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary

Web Desk: Over 3800 Sikh Yatrees from India arrived in Lahore through special trains via Wagah on Wednesday. The yatrees will take part in the 549th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak in Gurduwara, Janam Istan in  Nankana Sahib. The officials of Evacuee Trust Properties Board received Yastrees at the Wagah railways station. The ETPB spokesman Aamir Hashmi said that...

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World Diabetes day being observed today

KARACHI: November 14 marks World Diabetes Day which is observed all over the world, including Pakistan, to increase awareness of the effects of diabetes and its complications among the general population and preventative measures. Every year three million people die from diabetes-related causes, and the burden is particularly harsh in low and middle income countries like Pakistan, where diabetes is...

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Crazy in love? The Japanese man ‘married’ to a hologram

TOKYO: Akihiko Kondo´s mother refused an invitation to her only son´s wedding in Tokyo this month, but perhaps that isn´t such a surprise: he was marrying a hologram. "For mother, it wasn´t something to celebrate," said the soft-spoken 35-year-old, whose "bride" is a virtual reality singer named Hatsune Miku. In fact, none of Kondo´s relatives attended his wedding to Miku...

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Pakistani govt to celebrate month of Rabiul Awwal officially

ISLAMABAD: The federal government announced on Saturday that it will officially celebrate the month of Rabiul Awwal. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced the governments decision on Twitter. حکومت پاکستان نے ماہ ربیع الاول کو سرکاری طور پر منانے کا فیصلہ کیا ہے، اس سلسلے میں وزارت اطلاعات نے محمد مصطفیُ سرکار دو عالم رحمت العالمین رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ...

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Iqbal day observed

Allama Sir Muhammad Iqbal was a poet, philosopher and politician born in Sialkot on 9 November 1877, in British India (now in Pakistan), whose poetry in Urdu, Arabic and Persian is considered to be among the greatest of the modern era and whose vision of an independent state for the Muslims of British India was to inspire the creation of...

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Poet of Emotions Jaun Elia death anniversary being observed today

KARACHI: Renowned poet, biographer and scholar Jaun Elia is being remembered on the occasion of his 16th death anniversary,on Thursday (today). Jaun Elia was born on December 14, 1931 in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh. He was the youngest of his siblings and breathed his last on 8 November, 2002. His father, Shafiq Hasan Elia, was involved in art and literature and...

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Diwali in Pakistan: Pictorial Edition

The Hindu community in Pakistan celebrated Diwali on November 7 across the country. Earthen lamps were lit up at houses, special prayers were held at temples, sweets were distributed and the sky was illuminated with fireworks. Diwali celebrations at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Karachi - Online  Hindu community celebrating Diwali festival at Karshina Mandir in Lahore - APP   Hindu community celebrating...

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