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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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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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Abdul Sattar Eidhi 2nd death anniversary being observed today

KARACHI: Celebrated humanitarian and Edhi Foundation Chairman Abdul Sattar Edhi 2nd Death anniversary is being observed today, who passed away at the age of 88 in Karachi on 8 July, 2016. “He wished to be buried in the same clothes he used to wear. He also wanted to donate his body parts, but only his cornea can be donated as rest...

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London Mayor approves giant ‘Trump Baby’ citing people’s ‘right to peaceful protest’

LONDON: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will allow protesters to fly a blimp over the parliament portraying Donald Trump as an orange, snarling baby during the US president’s upcoming visit, his office said on Thursday, citing "the right to peaceful protest". According to an email response from Khan's press office to Geo.tv's request for comment, a spokesperson said: “The Mayor...

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A night in Mandela’s prison cell — yours for $300,000

For rich corporate executives, fine food, expensive wine and five-star hotels come as standard. But one discerning top boss with a spare $300,000 will give up creature comforts for a night in the cramped prison cell that was Nelson Mandela's home for 18 years. That is according to organisers of the annual CEO sleepout, an initiative which raises money for...

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Shortage of vets spells misery for Karachi zoo animals

KARACHI: A white African lioness stares blankly at the spectators crowded outside her small, steel-barred cage, her extraordinary coat dotted with numerous spots, the result of a fungal skin disease that has marred her once pristine fur. The ailment is curable — or, rather, it should be. But at the Karachi Zoological Garden there are not enough vets to give...

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UK healthcare worker arrested for ‘murdering’ eight babies

LONDON: British police on Tuesday arrested a female healthcare worker suspected of murdering eight babies and attempting to murder six more after an investigation into deaths at a neo-natal hospital unit. The investigation into The Countess of Chester Hospital in the northwestern English city of Chester began last year and is focusing on the deaths of 17 babies between March...

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Thai boys’ cave ordeal not over after being found alive on 10th day

CHIANG RAI: Twelve boys and their football coach found alive after ten days trapped deep inside a flooded cave will have to bear their ordeal for longer while rescuers work out how to bring them safely out, the governor of Chiang Rai province sad on Tuesday. Divers struggled through narrow passages and murky waters to discover the boys late on...

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US teachers quietly train to carry guns into school

When Donald Trump proposed arming teachers to deter school shooters, the overwhelming response from educators was horror. Yet teachers in Colorado are taking action to carry concealed guns to school. The non-profit group FASTER, set up after 20 small children were killed in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, has trained more than 1,300 US school staff, mostly in Ohio,...

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UNESCO lists Korean mountain Buddhist temples as World Heritage sites

Seven ancient Korean mountain temples, which typify the way Buddhism in the country has merged with indigenous beliefs and styles, were listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites on Saturday. The seven mountain temples -- Seonamsa, Daeheungsa, Beopjusa, Magoksa, Tongdosa, Bongjeongsa, Buseoksa -- were all established during the Three Kingdoms period that lasted until the 7th century AD. UNESCO made the...

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Indian capital’s summer of discontent: anger, killings over water

Through the long summer months in India's capital, tens of thousands of people have cut back on daily showers and laundry because of a shortage of water that has led to fighting in some areas in which three people have been killed. Monsoon rains forecast for this week in Delhi will signal an end to the summer, but India faces...

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Teenager’s suicide sparks soul-searching in China

SHANGHAI: The suicide of a teenager in China whose sexual harassment case was dismissed has triggered a bout of national soul-searching over her treatment and anger at onlookers who encouraged her to jump off a building. Li Yiyi, 19, died last week after throwing herself from the eighth floor of a department store in Qingyang, a city in northwest Gansu...

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Special occasion: Visually impaired Yousaf Saleem takes oath as civil judge

LAHORE/Web Desk: On Tuesday, visually impaired civil judge Yousaf Saleem took oath of his office along with 20 other recently appointed judicial officers in Punjab. Chief Justice Muhammad Yawar Ali of Lahore High Court administered the oath to the civil judges at a ceremony held at the Punjab Judicial Academy. The other civil judges who took oath included Sardar Umar...

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Drug abuse rapidly increasing in Pakistan

HYDERABAD - Drug abuse is rapidly growing in Pakistan, especially among youth including those in colleges and universities, resulting in serious social and health implications while almost five per cent of the adult population has already been addicted to drugs across the country keeping Pakistan at the top of the list among the countries which are affected by this scourge....

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Polio returns to Papua New Guinea after 18 years: WHO

An outbreak of polio has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea, the World Health Organization and the government said, with the virus detected in a child 18 years after the Pacific nation was declared free of the disease. The WHO said there was one confirmed case — a six-year-old boy with lower limb weakness from Morobe province — with the...

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‘Because I can’: ride-hailing app welcomes Saudi women drivers

RIYADH: Reem Farahat waited for a ride request. Her phone pinged. "I’ve already cried twice," she said, heading out to work as one of Saudi Arabia’s first female drivers for Careem. The Dubai-based ride-hailing app, along with global behemoth Uber, reacted to Saudi King Salman’s September announcement of an end to the kingdom’s ban on female motorists by saying it...

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N. Zealand PM hopes for new world for daughter Neve

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed her newborn daughter would be called Neve as she left an Auckland hospital Sunday, and expressed hope that one day a woman giving birth in office would no longer be a "novelty". Speaking publicly for the first time since her delivery on Thursday -- which made waves around the world -- Ardern said...

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