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Facebook says steep rise in data requests from Indian govt

Facebook says there was a steep rise in data requests from India's government in the first half of this year as compared to the previous two years. The company, in a report released on Friday, said that it received 16,580 data requests from the government in the January-June period as compared to 22,024 requests in all of 2017 and 13,613...

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Minor school student of Karachi dies in mysterious circumstances

KARACHI: On Wednesday, a student of grade three died at his school in Shah Faisal area of the city under mysterious circumstances. According to the administration, M. Zunain, a student of grade three at a private school, fell to the ground while standing in queue at the school canteen. He was rushed to a hospital, where he could not be...

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Deepika-Ranveer tied knot at wedding ceremony held in Italy: Indian Media

Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have tied the knot in a traditional Konkani ceremony at Italy’s Lake Como, Indian media reported on Wednesday. There is a strictly no photos policy in place for guests at the venue as the couple has gone to great lengths to keep their special day private.   View this post on Instagram  ...

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Firefighters battle blazes on two fronts in California as 50 dead

CALIFORNIA: Thousands of firefighters battled blazes in northern and southern California on Tuesday as body recovery teams searched the remains of houses and charred cars for victims of the deadliest wildfire in the history of the US state. At least 50 deaths have been reported statewide so far from the late-season wildfires, and with hundreds of people unaccounted for, the...

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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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Smog to remain Karachi for more three days: MET Department

KARACHI: Unusual smog-like conditions prevailed in Karachi on Wednesday morning, causing poor visibility and difficulty for drivers in various parts of the city, along with exacerbating respiratory issues in people suffering from asthma. Regional Meteorological Centre Karachi Director Shahid Abbas, while explaining the weather in the metropolis, said that fog or smog is formed "when minimum temperature falls rapidly". "Right...

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CNN Sues White House Over Barring Of Reporter

WASHINGTON: CNN sued Donald Trump’s administration Tuesday, alleging the White House violated journalist Jim Acosta’s rights under the constitution by revoking his press credentials following a heated exchange with the US president. “The wrongful revocation of these credentials violates CNN and Acosta’s First Amendment rights of freedom of the press, and their Fifth Amendment rights to due process,” the news...

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Final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ to feature in April

LOS ANGELES: HBO’s hit Emmy-winning drama Game of Thrones will debut its eighth and final season starting in April, the network announced in a trailer released online on Tuesday. The video featured footage from previous seasons to recap the costly battles that preceded the coming showdown for control of the fictional kingdom of Westeros. The network did not reveal a...

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Ruckus: Lawyers vandalize session court demanding LHC’s bench in Faislabad

FAISALABAD: On Wednesday, lawyers in Faisalabad vandalized a sessions court demanding that a bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) to be established in Faisalabad. According to reports, the agitated lawyers stormed the court premises and started damaging property including the district officer's room. Boycotting the day's proceedings, the lawyers closed the gates of the court and stopped petitioners from...

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World T20: Javeria Khan’s 74* helps Pakistan defeat Ireland

GUYANA: On Tuesday, Pakistan Women captain Javeria Khan’s unbeaten knock of 74 off 52 balls gave Pakistan their first win of the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 in West Indies. In a must-win game for both the teams, Khan led the way as Pakistan stayed alive in the tournament with a 38-run defeat of Ireland at the Providence Stadium. Batting...

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Ceasefire sets in after worst fight in years between Palestine, Israel

Children in Israel´s south were heading to school early Wednesday as an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire took effect, putting an end to a brief yet intense flare-up with Gaza. The truce, announced Tuesday by Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip, came after nearly two days of heavy shelling from both sides that had threatened to descend into full-blown war. Gaza´s rulers Hamas...

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Minors death: Food authority finds expired beef from sealed Restaurant

KARACHI: A local food regulatory and inspection authority on Tuesday recovered expired meat from an eatery currently under investigation over the death of two minor siblings. The Sindh Food Authority (SFA) conducted a raid based on a tip-off wherein it was informed that its seal barring entry/exit to the restaurant in question, located in the metropolis' upper-scale Zamzama neighbourhood, had been...

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Nawaz records statement in Al-Azizia corruption reference

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif began recording his statement during a hearing of Al-Azizia corruption reference against him on Wednesday. Accountability court judge Muhammad Arshad Malik resumed hearing the Al-Azizia corruption reference against the former premier today. As the hearing got underway, Judge Muhammad Arshad Malik summoned Nawaz on the rostrum where he asked the former premier if it...

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JIT summons Azam Swati in probe against alleged misconduct

ISLAMABAD: A joint investigation team constituted on the directive of the Supreme Court of Pakistan has summoned Azam Swati today in its ongoing probe against alleged misuse of authority, misconduct and encroachment by the federal minister. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had taken suo motu notice of Islamabad IGP Jan Muhammad’s abrupt transfer last month....

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Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court reinstates sacked parliament

Colombo: Sri Lanka´s Supreme Court on Tuesday overruled President Maithripala Sirisena´s dissolution of parliament and ordered a halt to preparations for snap elections next year. The Indian Ocean island has been gripped by a constitutional crisis since Sirisena sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on October 26 and replaced him with former strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse. Wickremesinghe´s party led the petitions...

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Corps Commander Conference: Army to support state institution in ensuring rule of law

RAWALPINDI: On Tuesday, Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa chaired 215th Corps Commanders' Conference at GHQ. The media wing of the military, Inter Service Public Relations in its statement said, the forum reviewed geo-strategic environment and security situation of the country. "Progress of ongoing operations, fencing along Pak-Afghan border, situation along Eastern Border including Indian ceasefire violations deliberately...

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Govt minister Farogh Naseem appears before FIA in money laundering case

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday,  federal law minister Farogh Naseem was questioned for over an hour by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in a money-laundering case. Sources said the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader appeared before an FIA team, and was accompanied by party chief and IT Minister Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui. Naseem is accused of transferring Rs268,000 in an account of Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation,...

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