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Xinjiang separatists are China’s ‘most prominent’ challenge: official

Xinjiang separatists are China’s ‘most prominent’ challenge: official

Xinjiang separatists are China’s ‘most prominent’ challenge: official REUTERS Separatists in western China pose the “most prominent” challenge to the country’s security, economy and social stability, the China Daily newspaper quoted a top security official on Friday as saying. Beijing has long said it faces a determined campaign by a group known as the East […]

Kidnappings blight war-scarred Kabul city

Kidnappings blight war-scarred Kabul city

Kidnappings blight war-scarred Kabul city AFP Afghan money changers count banknotes in the courtyard of the currency exchange Sarayee Shahzada market in Kabul.─AFP The bruises, scabs and chain markings have long faded but Haji Ghulam is still visibly traumatised by his month-long abduction, one of dozens of victims of a violent crime surge that has […]

The lost civilisation of Mehrgarh: A treasure in ruins

The lost civilisation of Mehrgarh: A treasure in ruins

The lost civilisation of Mehrgarh: A treasure in ruins Older than Mohenjo-daro, Mehrgarh represents the oldest, and most neglected, civilisation in the region. MUHAMMAD AKBAR NOTEZAI Lost amid the landscape of social strife that engulfs Balochistan is its cultural and historical heritage. While textbooks and documentaries have delved deep into Mohenjo-daro and the Indus Valley […]

Starc out of India series with foot fracture

Starc out of India series with foot fracture

Starc out of India series with foot fracture This file photo taken on February 24, 2017 shows Australia’s Mitchell Starc gesturing during the second day of the first cricket Test match between India and Australia at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.— AFP Australia’s hopes of victory in their bitterly-fought series against India suffered […]

Helicopter with business executives crashes in Istanbul, kills five

Helicopter with business executives crashes in Istanbul, kills five

Helicopter with business executives crashes in Istanbul, kills five REUTERS Bulent Eczacibasi, chairman of Turkish Eczacibasi group, receives a briefing near the wreckage of a helicopter after it crashed in Istanbul.─Reuters A helicopter carrying high-level business executives crashed onto a Turkish highway on Friday, killing five people on board, after it hit a television tower […]

Assange accuses CIA of ‘devastating incompetence’ over leaks

Assange accuses CIA of ‘devastating incompetence’ over leaks

Assange accuses CIA of ‘devastating incompetence’ over leaks AAFP LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday accused the CIA of “devastating incompetence” for keeping hacking secrets in one place and said he would work with tech giants to develop fixes after he leaked them. “This is a historic act of devastating incompetence, to have created […]

NA passes much-awaited landmark Hindu Marriage Bill

NA passes much-awaited landmark Hindu Marriage Bill

NA passes much-awaited landmark Hindu Marriage Bill AAPP ISLAMABAD: The much-awaited landmark Hindu Marriage Bill to regulate marriages of Hindus in Pakistan has been passed by the Parliament on Thursday. The Hindu Marriage Bill 2017 is the first personal law to regulate the marriages of Hindu Community living in the country. The bill was presented […]

Lawyer, lawyer pants on fire

Lawyer, lawyer pants on fire

Lawyer, lawyer pants on fire By News Desk PHOTO: REUTERS Things often proverbially get heated in courts of law, but in a courtroom in Miami, it is safe to say that the heat of the moment literally got to a defence lawyer. Stephen Gutierrez’s pants burst into flames on Wednesday afternoon as he began his […]

Misbah smashes six consecutive sixes in Hong Kong T20 Blitz

Misbah smashes six consecutive sixes in Hong Kong T20 Blitz

Misbah smashes six consecutive sixes in Hong Kong T20 Blitz By Sports Desk Pakistan Test captain Misbahul Haq, who has been dubbed ‘Tuk Tuk’ for his slow batting, showed just how destructive he can be in the ongoing Hong Kong T20 Blitz on Thursday. While batting for Hong Kong Island United, the 42-year-old smashed six […]

A 2,600-year-old palace in Mosul is at risk of collapsing

A 2,600-year-old palace in Mosul is at risk of collapsing

A 2,600-year-old palace in Mosul is at risk of collapsing By News Desk Archaeologists have claimed the discovery of a 2,600 year-old palace beneath a shrine destroyed by Islamic State militants. The experts say that there is an additional network of chambers beneath the ruins of the Mosque of the Prophet Jonah (AS). The shrine was […]

I recorded Imran Khan’s ‘phateechar’ comment and now I’m being threatened

I recorded Imran Khan’s ‘phateechar’ comment and now I’m being threatened

The Verdict I recorded Imran Khan’s ‘phateechar’ comment and now I’m being threatened By Iffat Hasan Rizvi Published: March 9, 2017 Neither the PTI chief nor his media advisers restricted anyone from recording videos on their mobile phones or taking notes on their diaries or issued any directive about any part of the media talk […]

Google claims many exploits from WikiLeaks’ CIA documents already fixed

Google claims many exploits from WikiLeaks’ CIA documents already fixed

Google claims many exploits from WikiLeaks’ CIA documents already fixed By Tech Desk The Google Pixel phone is displayed during the presentation of new Google hardware in San Francisco, California, US October 4, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS Following the Wikileaks dump of CIA documents exposing the agency’s alleged hacking programme, Google said it has fixed many […]

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