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Muslims up early for Ramazan saved lives in horrific London tower blaze

Muslims up early for Ramazan saved lives in horrific London tower blaze

By News Desk/AFP Muslims living near and in the London tower which was gutted by a massive fire early Wednesday morning are said to be among heroes who saved lives because they were awake for sehri. Many residents who were sleeping said they didn’t hear alarms as the fire swept through the tower block. They […]

Lives half-lived: The hidden cost of Kashmir conflict

Lives half-lived: The hidden cost of Kashmir conflict

By AFP MUZZAFARABAD:  Muhammad Ashraf’s eyes fill with tears, overwhelmed by grief and joy all at once, as he recounts being reunited with his family 26 years after they were torn apart by militancy in disputed Kashmir. “My son was 12 years old when we separated. Now my grandson is 16,” he told AFP of […]

Kashmiris snub Indian poll, pay with eight lives

Kashmiris snub Indian poll, pay with eight lives

THE NEWSPAPER’S CORRESPONDENT NEW DELHI: India’s vaunted democracy turned into a brutal military operation on Sunday in the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir, where security forces shot dead at least eight protesters campaigning against a parliamentary by-election they didn’t want. The unusually high number of single-day casualties drew immediate condemnation from Pakistan. Amid the […]

To save lives, WHO wants global focus on catching cancer early

To save lives, WHO wants global focus on catching cancer early

Late diagnosis of cancer leads to millions of people enduring needless suffering and premature death, and efforts to catch the disease earlier must be stepped up, the World Health Organization said on Friday. In a report launched ahead of World Cancer Day on February 4, the WHO said it wanted to improve chances of survival […]

Gas explosion claims 4 lives in Quetta

Gas explosion claims 4 lives in Quetta

QUETTA:  Four people, including three children, died while two were injured when an explosion occurred due to gas leakage in Nawa Killi, Quetta. A few days back a similar incident took place in PWD Colony, Islamabad. At least three people were killed while four others were injured in the gas leakage explosion. The deceased included […]