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Twin blasts kill 40 near religious sites in Syria’s capital

Twin blasts kill 40 near religious sites in Syria’s capital

Twin blasts kill 40 near religious sites in Syria’s capital AP Twin explosions Saturday near religious shrines frequented by pilgrims in the Syrian capital Damascus killed at least 40 people, Syria’s interior minister and media reported. Syria State TV aired footage from the scene showing blood-soaked streets and several damaged busses in a parking lot, […]

Gunmen attack military airport in eastern Afghanistan

Gunmen attack military airport in eastern Afghanistan

Gunmen attack military airport in eastern Afghanistan REUTERS Gunmen attacked a military air base in the eastern Afghan province of Khost, officials said on Saturday. Khost police spokesman Faizullah Ghairat said that three militants had attacked the base, close to the border with Pakistan. One had been killed, while two others were still holding out, […]

Mona Lisa’s smile decoded: science says she’s happy

Mona Lisa’s smile decoded: science says she’s happy

Mona Lisa’s smile decoded: science says she’s happy AFP PARIS: The subject of centuries of scrutiny and debate, Mona Lisa’s famous smile is routinely described as ambiguous. But is it really that hard to read? Apparently not. In an unusual trial, close to 100 per cent of people described her expression as unequivocally “happy”, researchers […]

Xi calls for ‘great wall of iron’ to safeguard restive Xinjiang

Xi calls for ‘great wall of iron’ to safeguard restive Xinjiang

Xi calls for ‘great wall of iron’ to safeguard restive Xinjiang REUTERS BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called for a “great wall of iron” to safeguard the restive western region of Xinjiang after a top official said Islamist separatists pose the “most prominent” challenge to the country’s stability. Xi made the comments at […]

Freedom of belief

Freedom of belief

Freedom of belief The writer is a freelance contributor. THE Quran, the foundation of Islam, envisions a society in which all people could freely express and practise their respective faiths and where believers in Islam and non-believers live together. The Quran does not preach coercion or eliminating non-believers. The Quran gives the right of choice […]

Mother of six allegedly killed for ‘honour’ in Sanghar

Mother of six allegedly killed for ‘honour’ in Sanghar

Mother of six allegedly killed for ‘honour’ in Sanghar  CRIME REPORTER A mother of six was killed alleged by her husband in Peeral Makorani near Tando Adam, Sanghar, on Thursday evening, police said. “The accused, Gul Hussain Malookani, admitted to having killed his wife as he suspected her character and further claimed that he saw […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Woman with Down´s Syndrome to present weather on French TV

Woman with Down´s Syndrome to present weather on French TV

Woman with Down´s Syndrome to present weather on French TV AAFP March 08, 2017 HEALTH Mélanie Ségard. Photo courtesy Unapei PARIS: A Frenchwoman with Down´s Syndrome will realise her “dream” by presenting the prime time weather bulletin on French television next week, an advocacy group for the disabled said on Wednesday. Melanie Segard, 21, will […]

EU’s Galileo satellite system goes live after 17 years

EU’s Galileo satellite system goes live after 17 years

The EU’s Galileo satellite system has gone live, aiming to supply the world’s most accurate satellite navigation technology. It follows 17 years of development, plagued by delays and budget increases. The 18 satellites initially launched will be of only limited use at first for smartphones and in-car systems. But officials hope the system will eventually […]