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Karbala teaches lesson to never bow before forces of tyranny

Web Desk: Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) is a lesson for everyone to never refrain from fighting against terrorism, extremism and intolerant ideology and emphasized on promoting affinity and brotherhood. On this day, we will have to shun our sectarian, ethnic and provincial differences and have to inculcate equality, harmony, discipline and the traits of sacrifice in ourselves. The...

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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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Indonesian mob butchers hundreds of crocs in revenge attack

A club-and-machete wielding mob in Indonesia butchered nearly 300 crocodiles in an act of revenge after a local man was killed by one of the reptiles, authorities said Monday. Images from the scene showed dozens of dead crocodiles lying on top of each other and covered in blood after the attack at a breeding farm in Papua province. The incident...

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PAF C-130 declared runner up at Royal International Air Tattoo Show

Web Desk: Pakistan Air Force C-130 aircraft adjudged runner up in the Royal International Air Tattoo Show-2018, held in United Kingdom. According to a press release issued today, PAF C-130 was honored out of 300 aircraft in this mega show. Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar khan also witnessed the static display of the Number 6...

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Rescued Thai cave boys to leave hospital Thursday

Twelve young footballers and their coach rescued from a Thai cave will be released from hospital on Thursday, health officals said, offering pychological support and urging the group to avoid media interviews despite huge interest in their against-the-odds survival story. The group, called the "Wild Boars" after their football academy, went into the Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand on...

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Florida man with no arms charged with stabbing man with scissors

A 46-year-old homeless man with no arms was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, for stabbing another man with a pair of scissors using his feet, police said on Wednesday. Florida native Jonathan Crenshaw stabbed a 22-year-old Chicago man twice with the scissors before running away, according to the Miami Beach Police Department report on Crenshaw’s arrest early on Tuesday. Crenshaw,...

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Stands restored, Buddha of Swat holds on after dynamited by Taliban in 2007

MINGORA: The Buddha of Swat, carved on a cliff in the seventh century, was dynamited by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan in 2007. Now it has been restored, a powerful symbol of tolerance in the traumatised valley. The figure, depicted in a lotus position at the base of a granite cliff in Swat, was severely damaged by the TTP in an echo...

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Australia monster croc caught after eight-year hunt

SYDNEY: An elusive monster saltwater crocodile weighing 600 kilograms (1,328 pounds) has finally been caught after an eight-year hunt in Australia, officials said on Tuesday. The 4.7-metre (15.4-foot) beast was found in a trap downstream from the northern outback town of Katherine after first being spotted in 2010. Authorities had tried in vain for years to bag the croc, which...

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First successful mechanical heart transplant at NICVD Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistan's first successful mechanical heart transplant took place at the National Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases (NICVD) on Monday. Achieving this medical milestone, the doctors transplanted the mechanical heart into 62-year-old patient Nafeesa Memon. Nafeesa’s heart was only 15 percent functional before the surgery. Dr Pervez Chaudhry led the transplant team members, while the team also included American doctors....

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Treacherous Thai cave rescue bid enters day two

A treacherous rescue bid to free a youth football team trapped in a flooded Thai cave entered its second day Monday, with nine of the "Wild Boars" still inside after elite divers guided four out. Looming rain was one of the main enemies of the operation, threatening to flood the cave complex in mountainous northern Thailand, although a bewildering array...

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World’s largest passenger plane Emirates A380 lands at New Islamabad Airport

Web Desk: World’s largest passenger plane Emirates’ special one-off A380 flight landed in Islamabad on Sunday with celebrities, officials, diplomats and journalists on board. Arrival of the airline’s iconic double-decker special flight EK2524/EK2525 to Islamabad also made history in Pakistan’s aviation as it was the first A380 to have ever landed in Pakistan. Today's highlight in aviation world from capital...

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