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Scotland looks set to reject independence

EDINBURGH: The campaign for Scottish independence appeared to accept defeat in a historic referendum on Friday but results so far...

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India still world’s hunger capital

ISLAMABAD: With nearly a fourth of its 1.1 billion population hungry, India indeed is the world’s hunger capital. As more...

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World tourism numbers up 4.6 percent in first half: UN

MADRID: International tourist numbers grew 4.6 percent in the first half of 2014, boosted by strong growth in the Americas,...

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Australia reveals 12 asylum-seeker boats turned away

SYDNEY: Australia on Thursday revealed it has turned back 12 asylum-seeker boats and prevented 45 more from leaving port as...

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India says Modi raised China border incursions with Xi

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue of incursions by Chinese troops on the disputed border during...

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US House approves plan to train Syria rebels in IS fight

WASHINGTON: US lawmakers voted Wednesday to authorize training and arming of Syrian rebels to combat IS militants, a crucial step...

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Nigerian troops kill ‘several’ insurgents: army

ABUJA: Several Boko Haram insurgents have been killed in a fierce battle with Nigerian troops in a northeastern town near...

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Obama: US troops will have no combat mission in Iraq

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE: President Barack Obama insisted Wednesday that US troops have no combat mission in Iraq, after his...

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Number of billionaires hits record high in 2014

ISLAMABAD: The number of billionaires around the world has risen by 155 to 2,325, a 7% increase, according to the...

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One million newborns die within 24 hours of birth: UN

ISLAMABAD:  One million babies each year died within 24 hours of birth from mostly preventable causes, said a UN report...

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Modi has exclusively given his first interview after becoming the Prime Minister of India...
 
 
World Bank chief says Ebola took the world by surprise SYDNEY: The devastating Ebola outbreak caught the world off guard, World Bank President Jim Yong...
 
 
Japan vows to keep on whaling, calls resolution against its hunt “regrettable” TOKYO: Japan vowed on Friday to resume its whaling programme in the Antarctic despite passage...
 
 
TANAP will be dream come true: Turkey’s PM ISLAMABAD: The Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline, TANAP- a pipeline that will transport gas from...
 
 
Australia puts armed police in parliament after more threats SYDNEY: Australia announced Friday the deployment of armed police inside parliament in the face of...
 
 
World population may hit 11 billion by 2100: study WASHINGTON: The world population may grow larger than previously estimated, reaching 11 billion people by...
 
 
 
Lufthansa cancels 140 flights over pilot strike
10th September 2014
BERLIN: Germany’s biggest airline Lufthansa said it cancelled 140 flights taking off or landing in Munich on Wednesday owing to an eight-hour walkout by its pilots over changes to early retirement rules. The number accounts for around half...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Health workers death toll mounts in W.Africa as Ebola spreads
1st September 2014
LAGOS:Nigeria’s health minister will hold an emergency meeting of state health commissioners on Monday as West Africa struggles to halt the deadly Ebola virus, amid growing concern at the toll among healthcare workers. Nigeria on Sunday confirmed a...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20,000 rally in Bangladesh against media crackdown
19th August 2014
DHAKA:At least 20,000 opposition supporters rallied in the Bangladeshi capital on Tuesday to demand the abolition of a new government policy that critics say would muzzle independent television and radio stations. The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Indian PM writes letter to Nawaz Sharif
7th September 2014
ISLAMABAD: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a letter written to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Sunday expressed great distress that the retreating monsoon rains have played havoc in many parts of two countries. The Indian Prime Minister in...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PIMA invites surgeons to get registered for relief work in Gaza
29th August 2014
KARACHI: Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) here on Friday announced to despatch its third team of doctors to Gaza by end of September this year. A PIMA spokesman said there was urgent need of general surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons,...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Millions lose Internet access in US
28th August 2014
NEW YORK: Time Warner Cable apologized for a “very serious failure” after millions of people across the United States were knocked off the Internet on Wednesday because of a fault. An estimated 11 million Internet subscribers were hit...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 



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