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JKLF leader Yasin Malik slams Indian PM Modi’s ‘terrorism or tourism’ statement

JKLF leader Yasin Malik slams Indian PM Modi’s ‘terrorism or tourism’ statement

AFP | APP Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Monday slammed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in India-held Kashmir (IHK) a day ago, in which the premier asked Kashmiri youth to choose “tourism over terrorism”. “The statement of the Indian prime minister, that Kashmiris should choose between terrorism and tourism, […]

Govt unlikely to make Dawn leaks report public

Govt unlikely to make Dawn leaks report public

Cyril Almeida. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB ISLAMABAD: The Panama Papers case in the Supreme Court has also overshadowed the Dawn leaks’ issue despite the fact that the commission constituted to probe the news leak has completed its findings and submitted its report to the relevant quarters, sources said. Defence analysts believe like the fate of reports of the […]

Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees resumes at Chamkani

Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees resumes at Chamkani

The process for voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa resumed on Monday, Radio Pakistan reported. The process had been temporarily suspended in November last year due to the onset of the winter season. A repatriation centre had been established in Chamkani near Peshawar to register and facilitate refugees who desire to return to […]

Babies cry more in UK, Canada and Italy, less in Germany: study

Babies cry more in UK, Canada and Italy, less in Germany: study

By Reuters LONDON: Babies cry more in Britain, Canada, Italy and Netherlands than in other countries, while newborns in Denmark, Germany and Japan cry and fuss the least, researchers said on Monday. In research looking at how much babies around the world cry in their first three months, psychologists from Britain have created the first universal […]

Industry, academic partners team up to fight fake news

Industry, academic partners team up to fight fake news

By AFP WASHINGTON:  A global alliance of tech industry and academic organizations unveiled plans on Monday to work together to combat the spread of “fake news” and improve public understanding of journalism. The News Integrity Initiative will launch with $14 million from Facebook, the Ford Foundation, Mozilla and others, based at the City University of […]

Rescuers, locals dig for Colombia flood victims

Rescuers, locals dig for Colombia flood victims

By Reuters Rescuers look for bodies in a destroyed area, after flooding and mudslides caused by heavy rains leading several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment and rocks into buildings and roads, in Mocoa, Colombia April 2, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS MOCOA, COLOMBIA: Families and rescuers searched desperately on Sunday through mud-plastered rubble for victims of flooding and […]

Islam critic Hirsi Ali cancels Australia tour over security fears

Islam critic Hirsi Ali cancels Australia tour over security fears

Ayaan Hirsi Ali. PHOTO: AFP By: AFP SYDNEY: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born women’s advocate and leading critic of Islam, on Monday cancelled a tour of Australia and New Zealand at the last minute citing security concerns. She was due to appear on an Australian Broadcasting Corporation current affairs panel show on Monday evening before speaking […]

Lahore Eat proved Lahoris will go to any lengths to consume Gulab Jaman

SHEHARYAR RIZWAN LIFESTYLE CONTRIBUTOR So, it finally happened. After weeks of it’s going to, it’s not going to and repeat, the 2017 edition of Lahore Eat kicked off for three days on March 31 at the Fortress Stadium. According to some vendors, the first two days were slow and the food festival drew its biggest […]

German tourist alleges she was raped in south India

German tourist alleges she was raped in south India

By: AFP A German tourist has accused two men of taking her captive and raping her in southern India, police said Monday, just weeks after the rape and murder of an Irish woman in Goa. The woman told police two men dragged her to a secluded spot from a private beach resort in the southern […]

Leopard shuts down Nepal airport

Leopard shuts down Nepal airport

Leopard shuts down Nepal airport By AFP A, leopard, joins, birds, stray, cattle, and, dogs, on, the, list, of, animals, that, have, disrupted, flights, at, Kathmandu, aiport. , KATHMANDU: Nepal had to close its only international airport for around half an hour on Monday after a leopard was spotted close to the runway. A spokesperson for […]

War hero Air Marshal Azim Daudpota passes away

War hero Air Marshal Azim Daudpota passes away

           Retired Air Marshal Azim Daudpota. – Former Air Marshal Azim Daudpota, celebrated as a hero of the 1965 War, passed away Monday at the age of 84 after battling a number of illnesses, a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) spokesperson said. ─Young War Hero:  “As a courageous pilot, a sincere professional […]

Trump welcomes Egypt’s Sisi amid questions on rights record

Trump welcomes Egypt’s Sisi amid questions on rights record

By AFP WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump meets his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Washington on Monday, welcoming a strongman leader who has faced harsh criticism for his human rights record. For Sisi, the first foreign leader to congratulate Trump following his surprise election victory, the Oval Office meeting will have special meaning – he […]

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