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Facebook’s flood of languages leave it struggling to monitor content

NAIROBI/SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc’s struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company’s inability to keep up with a flood of new languages as mobile phones bring social media to every corner of the globe. The company offers its 2.3 billion users features such as menus and prompts in 111 different languages, deemed...

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Various children fell ill after alleged polio vaccination in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Various children in Peshawar fell ill on Monday after allegedly been vaccinated for polio as they were complaining of dizziness and vomiting, according to the reports. Reports said around 100 children suffering from dizziness were brought to the City Hospital while the other 20 were taken to other hospitals of the city. The number of ill children later said...

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ISPR opines on security conditions of Karachi

The Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Monday Karachi in 2014 was 6th in World Crime Index (WCI) and now by the grace of God is 70th with many first world cities behind. In a tweet, DG ISPR shared a table of WCI comparisons of the crime rates in 334 megacities of the world from...

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Nishwa seeks Justice

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| Negligence may be forgiven. But criminal negligence which affects human life is always detested and condemned in every sensitive world. From the administration to the high level government officials, the criminal negligence is condemned and with swift, timely action, the grievances and grief of affected parties are mitigated. But here in Pakistan it is a complete...

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Media is fourth pillar of democracy: Awan

LAHORE: Special Assistant to PM (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Aashiq Awan said on Monday she believes media to be the fourth pillar of democracy and the Prime Minister Imran Khan consider media to be his power. Speaking to media, Dr Awan said media is not heirless and in the formation of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government media played...

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Pakistan’s coach weighs team to lift World Cup trophy

LAHORE: Head coach Mickey Arthur on Monday said the Pakistan team is fully prepared for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales, and expressed faith in the players’ ability to win the trophy. Addressing a joint press conference at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium with skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, on the eve of the team’s departure to England for a...

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Anti Polio campaign begins across the country

KARACHI: A countrywide campaign to administer anti-polio drops to children under five years of age started on Monday. National Coordinator of Polio Eradication Programme Dr Rana Safdar told Radio Pakistan Islamabad that the anti-polio drive will target 39 million children in all four provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. As many as 42,307 mobile teams will administer the polio vaccine to...

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Death toll rises to 290, wounded now almost 500 in Sri Lanka bomb attacks

COLOMBO: At least 290 are now known to have died in a series of bomb blasts that tore through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka, in the worst violence to hit the island since its devastating civil war ended a decade ago. Eight apparently co-ordinated explosions targeted Easter worshippers and high end hotels popular with international guests. The horrific...

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8th death anniversary: Moin Akhtar still living in our hearts

Today marks the 8th year of the death anniversary of the greatest legend of Pakistan industry Moin Akhtar who was a Pakistani television, movie and stage actor, humorist, comedian, impersonator, and a host. Along with this he was a writer, singer, film director and a producer. He was born in Karachi on December 24, 1950 and his mother tongue was...

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A 9 month old infant girl losses life after battling private hospital’s alleged criminal negligence

KARACHI: On Monday, a 9-month-old girl, who suffered brain damage after allegedly being administered an excessive quantity of an injection at a private hospital---- Dar ul Sehat in Karachi, passed away. Nashwa was under treatment at another private hospital on Karachi's Stadium Road after her father said she suffered brain damage owing to staff negligence. The infant's father had registered...

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Mutual trade essential for regional progress: PM Khan

TEHRAN: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday mutual trade is essential and is of utmost importance for regional progress. Speaking to the Iranian business community, PM said he wants to expand trade between Pakistan and Iran as the volume of business between Pakistan, Iran, and India is less. He said Pakistan is going through a difficult time. Earlier today, Prime...

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Pop singer Adele parts with husband

LONDON: British pop singer Adele and her husband have separated, her representatives said on Saturday. One of the most successful singer-songwriters of all time, Adele and water charity executive Simon Konecki met in 2011. They had a son a year later and married in 2016. “Adele and her partner have separated. They are committed to raising their son together lovingly....

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Poet of East: 81st death anniversary of Allama Iqbal observed in Pakistan

MULTAN: 81st death anniversary of the Poet of the East, Allama Dr Muhammad Iqbal (November 09, 1877-April 21, 1938) was observed in all over Pakistan with reverence and solemnity. Different programmes and seminars were organised to pay tribute to the great philosopher of the East, who awakened the Muslims of the Subcontinent through his powerful poetry. Speaking on the occasion...

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Yasir Shah in, Shadab Khan out for Pak-England series

LAHORE: Yasir Shah has been selected to replace Shadab Khan for the upcoming T20I and ODI series against England, to be played from May 05-19, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a press release on Sunday. Spinner Khan, after contracting a virus-related illness, was ruled out of the series and will undergo treatment for at least four weeks. The...

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Four die as attack on Saudi police station foiled

RIYADH: Four people died as an attack on a police station in Saudi Arabia’s central Riyadh province was foiled, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, citing its own sources. The four casualties had helped carry out the attack at the police station in Zulfi, a small city around 250 km (155 miles) northwest of the capital Riyadh, Al Arabiya...

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PM Khan arrives Iran for a two-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday arrived Iran's northeastern city Mashhad for a two-day official trip to further boost bilateral ties in diverse sectors. According to an official notification, PM in his first trip to Iran since becoming Premier, after a brief stay in Mashhad, will leave for Tehran. He will stay in Iran on April 21-22 on an...

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Pakistan criticises India’s decision to suspend cross-LoC trade

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday slammed the unilateral Indian decision to suspend cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade while rebuffing the allegations of its misuse. Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said in the statement, “the Indian action is based on groundless accusations that this mechanism is being used for smuggling, narcotics, fake currency and ‘terrorism’.” The litany was in line with...

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