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Jude Law will play young Albus Dumbledore in next ‘Fantastic Beasts’

Jude Law will play young Albus Dumbledore in next ‘Fantastic Beasts’

British actor Jude Law has been cast to play a young version of Hogwarts’ venerable headmaster Albus Dumbledore, a key character in the second film of J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts movie spinoff, Warner Bros. said on Wednesday. Law, 44, best known for his role as Dr. John Watson in the Sherlock Holmes action movies, will […]

With Thar coal project, Pakistan is harnessing the dirtiest energy

With Thar coal project, Pakistan is harnessing the dirtiest energy

Leaders from around the world had gathered in Paris to sign a landmark agreement on climate change in late 2015. On the occasion, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told his fellow heads of states that Pakistan was committed to the cause of reducing global emissions, which are heating up the planet and triggering changes in the […]

Sargodha man planned to take children to Norway to film pornographic videos: FIA

Sargodha man planned to take children to Norway to film pornographic videos: FIA

Web Desk   A man who was arrested on Tuesday in a child pornography bust in Sargodha had planned on travelling to Norway with children from his town to produce pornographic content, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) told Dawn.comon Thursday. Saadat Amin had asked one James Lindstorm, his main client in Norway, to arrange for […]

SHC extends interim order restricting Sindh govt from removing IGP A.D. Khawaja

SHC extends interim order restricting Sindh govt from removing IGP A.D. Khawaja

Special Corr The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday extended until April 19 an interim order restraining the provincial government from removing Inspector General Police (IGP) AD Khawaja from his post. A two-member SHC bench headed by Justice Munib Akhtar put off the hearing as the applicant’s counsel failed to turn up due to an […]

Syria’s Assad says chemical attack ‘100 percent fabrication’

Syria’s Assad says chemical attack ‘100 percent fabrication’

ByAFP “Definitely, 100 percent for us, it’s fabrication… Our impression is that the West, mainly the United States, is hand-in-glove with the terrorists. They fabricated the whole story in order to have a pretext for the attack,” Assad said Wednesday, in his first interview since American cruise missiles hit a central Syrian air base. He […]

Full-day report: Stocks slide amidst sustained selling pressure

Full-day report: Stocks slide amidst sustained selling pressure

The Pakistan Stock Exchange saw renewed selling pressure on the penultimate trading session of the week, with the benchmark KSE-100 Index losing 507 points, more than 1pc, to once again close below the 48,000 points level at 47,950.58. More than 88.6 million shares of indexed companies were traded, worth more than Rs8.37 billion. “After rallying […]

Foreign officials to be given visas only after full documentation: interior ministry

Foreign officials to be given visas only after full documentation: interior ministry

Our Desk The interior ministry on Thursday ordered all relevant government departments to strictly follow immigration rules pertaining to the entry, exit and stay of all foreign officials in Pakistan. In a meeting chaired by Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar, it was decided that all departments, including Civil Aviation, Immigration, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, […]

Aseefa Bhutto demands apology from Khurshid Shah over sexist remarks

Aseefa Bhutto demands apology from Khurshid Shah over sexist remarks

By News Desk Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Aseefa Bhutto has demanded Opposition Leader Khurshid Shah to tender an apology over his “sexist remarks” made in the National Assembly on Thursday. Earlier today, Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq told women in the House to “keep quiet or go outside the assembly if they wanted to continue talking.” […]

United Airlines CEO sorry for ‘horrific’ passenger removal

United Airlines CEO sorry for ‘horrific’ passenger removal

By Reuters United Airlines Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz on Tuesday issued an apology for the treatment of a passenger dragged from aboard one of its flights before takeoff on Sunday. “I want you to know that we take full responsibility and we will work to make it right,” Munoz said in a statement, reversing […]

FBI obtained court order to monitor ex-Trump adviser in Russia probe

FBI obtained court order to monitor ex-Trump adviser in Russia probe

By Reuters The FBI secured a court order in 2016 to secretly surveil the communications of Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, as the agency investigates possible ties between the campaign and Russia, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. Citing law enforcement and other US officials the Post reported that […]

Science reveals why our shoelaces come undone

Science reveals why our shoelaces come undone

By AFP PARIS:  A mystery as old as laced shoes was unravelled Wednesday by experiments that reveal how shoestrings come undone when we are on the move. “The failure of the knot happens in a matter of seconds, often without warning, and is catastrophic,” scientists reported in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A. […]

US airlines are bumping passengers off flights at the lowest rate since 1995

US airlines are bumping passengers off flights at the lowest rate since 1995

By Reuters NEW YORK:  US airlines are bumping passengers off flights at the lowest rate since 1995, a Reuters analysis of federal data showed on Tuesday, even as United Continental Holdings (UAL.N) has kicked up a storm over the practice. Compelling ticketed passengers to give up a seat can be costly, and as United has […]