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Pakistan claims 5 medals in Special Olympics World Winter Games

Pakistan claims 5 medals in Special Olympics World Winter Games

Pakistan bagged five medals at the Special Olympics World Winter Games being held at Ramsau in Austria, Sabahat Tariq claimed the gold medal in the women’s 100 metre sprint, while Huzaifa Qazi and Pervaiz Ahmad took home silver in the men’s 100-metre sprint. Read more: Pakistan’s young special Olympians want to bring home gold Fatima […]

Oil prices rise on talk that OPEC could extend supply cut

Oil prices rise on talk that OPEC could extend supply cut

Oil prices rise on talk that OPEC could extend supply cut Web Desk Crude oil storage tanks are seen from above at the Cushing oil hub, in Cushing, Oklahoma, March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Nick Oxford/File Photo SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose on Tuesday on expectations that an OPEC-led production cut to prop up the market could be […]

Kansas Construction Site Fire Spreads to Homes

Kansas Construction Site Fire Spreads to Homes

Kansas Construction Site Fire Spreads to Homes A huge fire at an apartment building under construction in suburban Kansas City sparked fires at several homes blocks away. The Overland Park, Kansas fire chief says he hopes to keep the fire contained to one area overnight. (March 21) AP

How often should you wash your bra?

How often should you wash your bra?

How often should you wash your bra?  Agency Your garden isn’t the only part of the house that needs tending to during spring. Angeli Kakade (@angelikakade) has the story. Buzz60 (Photo: Comstock, Getty Images) 31201CONNECTTWEETLINKEDIN 45COMMENTEMAILMORE When it comes to washing undergarments, it’s a no-brainer that underwear should be washed after each use, but how often should […]

Court gives 2 Indian rivers same rights as a human

Court gives 2 Indian rivers same rights as a human

Court gives 2 Indian rivers same rights as a human NEW DELHI – A court in northern India has granted the same legal rights as a human to the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, considered sacred by nearly a billion Indians. The Uttaranchal High Court in Uttarakhand state ruled Monday that the two rivers be accorded […]

Republicans modify Obamacare repeal bill to win more GOP votes

Republicans modify Obamacare repeal bill to win more GOP votes

Republicans modify Obamacare repeal bill to win more GOP votes WASHINGTON — Republicans released a modified health care bill Monday in an attempt to shore up support among both conservatives and moderates for their legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act before the House votes Thursday — seven years to the day after President Obama signed […]

Martin McGuinness, Irish Republican Army commander turned peacemaker, dies at 66

Martin McGuinness, Irish Republican Army commander turned peacemaker, dies at 66

Martin McGuinness, Irish Republican Army commander turned peacemaker, dies at 66 Martin McGuinness, an Irish Republican Army commander turned peacemaker and former deputy leader of Northern Ireland, has died, his Sinn Féin party announced Tuesday. He was 66. Sinn Féin said he died after a short illness. McGuinness was diagnosed with a rare heart disease in […]

Norway unseats Denmark as world’s happiest country

Norway unseats Denmark as world’s happiest country

Norway unseats Denmark as world’s happiest country REUTERS Erik Hagen poses for a picture in Oslo, Norway March 20.—Reuters Erik Hagen poses for a picture in Oslo, Norway March 20.—Reuters NEW YORK: Norway displaced Denmark as the world’s happiest country in a new report released on Monday that called on nations to build social trust […]

In U-turn, Indonesia will send maids abroad

In U-turn, Indonesia will send maids abroad

In U-turn, Indonesia will send maids abroad JAKARTA: Indonesia said on Monday it would continue to send domestic helpers overseas, in an about-turn welcomed by campaigners who said it would help prevent women falling prey to human trafficking. Jakarta had previously said it would stop sending maids overseas from this year, on the grounds of […]

Sex slave’s rescue in Riyadh reveals widening web of traffickers in India

Sex slave’s rescue in Riyadh reveals widening web of traffickers in India

Sex slave’s rescue in Riyadh reveals widening web of traffickers in India REUTERS An Indian woman rescued from sex slavery in Saudi Arabia was brought back to her hometown in Gujarat on Sunday amid concerns traffickers are widening their net to new parts of India. Two agents ─ one in Gujarat and another in Mumbai […]

Pak-Afghan border opens after a month of closure

Pak-Afghan border opens after a month of closure

Pak-Afghan border opens after a month of closure AP  A truck carries goods on its way to Afghanistan through the Khyber Pass. —AP Hundreds of trucks crossed into Afghanistan from Pakistan after the border reopened for the first time in more than a month, ending the protracted closure of one South Asia’s busiest trade routes. […]

Latest Galaxy S8 leak reveals everything

Latest Galaxy S8 leak reveals everything

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S8 and S8 plus at a press event on March 29. PHOTO COURTESY: EVAN BLASS Samsung is all set to release its new flagship Galaxy S8 next month, and this latest leak has ‘confirmed’ some of the major details of the upcoming smartphone. The latest news from Evan Blass, who […]