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Facebook dating service rolling out in Colombia

Facebook said Friday a dating service it teased early this year is being rolled out in Colombia. The social media giant chose the Latin American country as its test lab because Colombians are particularly avid fans of using social networks and websites to find partners. The new feature, rolled out in Colombia this week, allows users to create a separate...

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Reuters reporters in Myanmar not jailed because of journalism: Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday robustly defended the jailing of two Reuters journalists who were reporting on the Rohingya crisis, as she hit back at global criticism of a trial widely seen as an attempt to muzzle the free press. The country's de facto leader acknowledged that the brutal crackdown on the Muslim minority —...

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JIT probing money laundering case set office in Karachi

KARACHI: According to sources, on Thursday a joint investigation team (JIT) formed by the Supreme Court to probe into an ongoing money laundering case has set up its secretariat in Karachi. Sources said that JIT members agreed on setting up the secretariat in Karachi instead of Islamabad. “Following their decision, the secretariat was established in Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) new...

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Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi summons diplomat in UK to return and explain ‘irresponsible activities’

LONDON: On  Wednesday, a Pakistani diplomat in the United Kingdom was directed to return to his motherland to provide an explanation over his alleged "irresponsible activities" during an award show in the British capital, a spokesperson for the Foreign Office said. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi took notice of the behaviour of Sahebzada Ahmed Khan, the Pakistani High Commissioner to...

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Kulsoom Nawaz body to be flown to Lahore today

LONDON: A flight carrying the body of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s wife, Begum Kulsoom, will depart for Pakistan tonight. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight is scheduled to depart from Heathrow Airport for Lahore at 11pm. Nawaz's younger brother Shehbaz Sharif is bring back the body of his sister in law, who departed to London a day earlier. A...

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‘Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2’ breaks record in Pakistan

Web Desk: Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 is setting new benchmarks as comedy film has crossed Rs500 million mark at the box office. Nadeem Baig’s sequel to Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, was released worldwide on Eidul Azha, and has raked in over Rs360 million in Pakistan and Rs140 million overseas in just three weeks. The multi-starrer romantic comedy, Jawani Phir...

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Anderson ‘not finished yet’ after breaking Test record

LONDON: James Anderson says he has no plans to hang up his boots yet after overtaking Glenn McGrath to become the most prolific fast bowler in Test history as the Australian challenged the Englishman to reach 600 wickets. Anderson went past McGrath’s tally of 563 wickets when he knocked out Mohammed Shami’s middle stump as England bowled out India for...

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France to launch driverless mainline trains within five years

French railway operator SNCF said Wednesday it was planning to introduce prototypes of driverless mainline trains for passengers and freight by 2023, and include them in scheduled services in subsequent years. "With autonomous trains, all the trains will run in a harmonized way and at the same speed," SNCF chairman Guillaume Pepy said in a statement. "The train system will...

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Nawaz, Maryam, Safdar granted five-day parole

ISLAMABAD: The Punjab government on Wednesday extended parole of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter, Maryam, and son-in-law Captain (retd) Mohammad Safdar by five days. According to the Punjab Home Department the period of parole has been extended until 12 am on Monday. Former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt. (Retd) Muhammad Safdar...

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PM Imran Khan visits ISI headquarters

RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Wednesday, visited Inter Service Intelligence headquarters, the army media wing Inter Service Public Relations reported. The Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Director General ISI Naveed Mukhtar welcomed the premier. PM Imran offered prayers at 'Yadgare Shauhada', the ISPR added. The country's prime agency briefed the PM over the intelligence, national...

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Kulsoom Nawaz funeral prayer to be held on Friday

LAHORE: A spokesperson for Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) confirmed on Wednesday, that the funeral prayers for former first lady Begum Kulsoom Nawaz will be offered at on Friday at Sharif Medical City in Jati Umra, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said, that the funeral prayers will be held at 5 PM. Punjab govt decides to extend Nawaz, Maryam's parole by three...

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When will we apologize to our minorities?

By: | Abdul Moiz Malik |   When Dr Atif Mian was appointed to the Economic Advisory Council, I knew that it was just a matter of time before his faith causes pandemonium in our society. I was apprehensive that the government will succumb to the uproar and will have to recant its decision. But, when information minister Fawad Chaudhry...

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US voices concern on China’s Muslim crackdown in Xinjiang

WASHINGTON: The US State Department on Tuesday expressed deep concern over China’s “worsening crackdown” on minority Muslims in the Xinjiang region, as the Trump administration considered sanctions against Chinese senior officials and companies linked to allegations of human rights abuses. Discussions have gained momentum within the US government over possible economic penalties in response to reports of mass detentions of...

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Indians donate in Pakistan’s dam fund, video goes viral

Dubai: A 30-second clip of two Indian men donating money to the dam funds in Pakistan has gone viral online. Earlier this week, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan had asked Pakistanis to contribute to a fund dedicated to building the Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand dams and while many Pakistani celebrities and businessmen contributed generously to the funds, a video of...

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Martyrdom day of Hazrat Umar Farooq (R.A) observed

Web Desk: The Martyrdom day of second caliph of Islam Hazrat Umar Farooq (R.A) observed on Wednesday across the country with religious fervor. Rallies are taken out and programs organized across the country to highlight the achievements of Hazrat Umar on the first of Muharram. Umar (R.A) was one of the most powerful and influential Muslim caliphs in history. He...

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Suicide attack kills three, wounds 11 near Iraq’s Tikrit: police

TIKRIT, Iraq: At least three people were killed and 11 wounded when a suicide bomber detonated a car full of explosives at a restaurant on a highway near the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday, police and medical sources said. Police said the attacker targeted the Qala’a restaurant which is usually frequented by security forces members and paramilitary fighters. No...

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CJP decides to employ two transgender persons in SC

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar decided to employee two transgender persons in the Supreme Court. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by the chief justice, was hearing a case pertaining to the rights of transgender persons today. As the hearing went under way, Justice Nisar said notices will be issued to non-governmental...

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