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Norway urges India, Pakistan for dialogue on Kashmir issue

Norway urges India, Pakistan for dialogue on Kashmir issue

By News Desk The Norwegian Foreign Minister, on Tuesday, called for dialogue between Pakistan and India to resolve the Kashmir issue, Radio Pakistan reported. Borge Brende made the comments in response to a motion tabled by leader of the Christian Democratic Party, Knut Arild Hareide on the human rights violations being committed by the Indian forces […]

Why Ivanka, Melania Trump covered up in Rome but not Saudi Arabia

Why Ivanka, Melania Trump covered up in Rome but not Saudi Arabia

US First Lady Melania Trump raised eyebrows as she arrived at the Vatican on Wednesday to meet Pope Francis, wearing a veil which she chose to forego during her trip to Saudi Arabia. Melania, who is accompanying Donald Trump on his first foreign tour since he became president, wore a long-sleeved Dolce & Gabbana black dress and a black veil, […]

Good-looking scientists perceived as ‘less able’: study

Good-looking scientists perceived as ‘less able’: study

By AFP MIAMI:  People are more interested in learning about the work of attractive scientists, but they see these good-looking researchers as less able than their average-appearing counterparts, a study suggested on Monday. The report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [PNAS] highlights the biases that come with judging people on looks, […]

If you bought $100 of bitcoin 7 years ago, you’d be sitting on $75 million now

If you bought $100 of bitcoin 7 years ago, you’d be sitting on $75 million now

By News Desk As the seven year anniversary of the first bitcoin transaction hit, the cryptocurrency also hit a record high trading at $2,251.61 on Monday, reported CNBC. In simpler words, if seven years ago you bought $100 of bitcoin, they would now be worth $75 million. On May 22, 2010 a programmer named Laszlo […]

Macron says ‘horrified’ at UK attack

Macron says ‘horrified’ at UK attack

AFP PARIS:  French President Emmanuel Macron voiced his “horror” at the attack that killed 22 people at a pop concert in England, and plans to speak to British Prime Minister Theresa May. Macron “learnt with horror and shock about the attack that occurred yesterday evening,” his office said in a statement. “He addresses all of […]

Israel PM condemns Manchester attack

Israel PM condemns Manchester attack

JERUSALEM:  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday condemned a bomb attack at a pop concert in the British city of Manchester that killed 22 people. “The Israeli government strongly condemns the terrible terror attack last night in Manchester,” Netanyahu said in a statement. “I send my condolences to the families of those murdered and […]

Man sets himself on fire, live streams his death on Facebook

Man sets himself on fire, live streams his death on Facebook

By News Desk A man live streamed his death on Facebook as he set himself on fire and ran into a crowded bar on Saturday. The 33-year-old man, Jared McLemore, had drenched himself in kerosene and burst into flames. The body was identified by the Memphis police department, which said McLemore had been taken to […]

United says cockpit door codes may have been published online

United says cockpit door codes may have been published online

By Reuters WASHINGTON:  Codes to gain access to United Airlines cockpits may have been made public, the carrier said on Monday, but it stopped short of confirming a report that a flight attendant inadvertently published the codes online in a potential threat to air security.The airline still could keep its flight decks secure through other […]

Pakistan committed to eliminating conflict-related sexual violence: Maleeha Lodhi

Pakistan committed to eliminating conflict-related sexual violence: Maleeha Lodhi

UNITED NATIONS:  Pakistan, on Tuesday, called on the international community to convert political-will into practical action to end conflict-related sexual violence that poses a threat to world peace and security. “The world has watched in horror as several state and non-state actors have employed rape and sexual abuse as a deliberate policy to subdue and […]

Beware of this latest WhatsApp scam

Beware of this latest WhatsApp scam

A new WhatsApp scam has been doing the rounds of late. Users on the popular messaging platform have been receiving messages tricking users to visit a http://шһатѕарр.com/?colors domain that promises to let them install WhatsApp in different colours. Screengrab: Reddit The malicious website redirects users to http://blackwhats.site/ which asks them to share the link to […]

Ransomware attack again thrusts US spy agency into unwanted spotlight

Ransomware attack again thrusts US spy agency into unwanted spotlight

WASHINGTON:  An unprecedented global cyber attack that infected computers in at least 150 countries beginning on Friday has unleashed a new wave of criticism of the US National Security Agency. The attack was made possible by a flaw in Microsoft’s Windows software that the NSA used to build a hacking tool for its own use […]

China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road, says open to everyone

China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road, says open to everyone

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his ambitious new Silk Road plan, saying everyone was welcome to join what he envisioned would be a path for peace and prosperity for the world. China has touted what it formally calls the Belt and Road initiative as a new way to boost development […]