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US, Pakistan have shared interest in regional stability: White House

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US, Pakistan have shared interest in regional stability: White House WASHINGTON: U.S. President Barack Obama has welcomed improving relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the White House said in a readout of the American leader’s telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Obama spoke to the Pakistani leader the same day as the White House announced his visit to India in January 2015. According to a...


Obama to visit India in January: White House

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Obama to visit India in January: White House WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama will travel to India in January for its Republic Day celebrations, and talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the White House said Friday. “The president will meet with the prime minister and Indian officials to strengthen and expand the US-India strategic partnership,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. Source:...


PM leaves for home after UK visit

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PM leaves for home after UK visit LONDON: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday left Pakistan at the conclusion of his two-day visit to  the United Kingdom. At the airport, the Prime Minister was seen off by Pakistan’s High Commissioner to UK Syed Ibne Abbas and the officials of the High Commission. In London, Prime Minister Sharif inaugurated the Pakistan-UK Energy...


PM arrive Germany on two-day visit; says visit to further strengthen bilateral ties

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PM arrive Germany on two-day visit; says visit to further strengthen bilateral ties BERLIN: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday said his visit to Germany will further strengthen the already existing bilateral trade and economic cooperation between the two countries for mutual benefit. “We will explore new avenues of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries for mutual benefit”, Prime Minister Sharif told media upon arrival...


PM to visit Germany on Monday

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PM to visit Germany on Monday ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will arrive in Berlin Monday on a two-day official visit to the Federal Republic of Germany at the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. During the visit, the Prime Minister will hold official talks with Chancellor Merkel followed by an official lunch in his honor, said a message received...


At least 24 migrants die as boat sinks in Black Sea near Istanbul

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At least 24 migrants die as boat sinks in Black Sea near Istanbul ISTANBUL: Rescuers pulled 24 dead bodies from the sea at the mouth of Istanbul’s Bosphorus strait on Monday and rescued seven people after a boat carrying a group of migrants sank, the Turkish Coastguard Command said. Seven coastguard vessels and a helicopter were continuing search operations in the Black Sea, some 3 miles (5 km)...


Malala donates $50,000 for reconstruction of Gaza schools

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th October 2014

Malala donates $50,000 for reconstruction of Gaza schools UNITED NATIONS:  Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Malala Yousafzai, Wednesday announced a contribution of $50,000 to help with the rebuilding of UN schools in Gaza that were heavily damaged by the Israeli bombing of the enclave recently. According to a news release issued by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near...


Prince Charles, Camilla in Colombia on royal tour

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Prince Charles, Camilla in Colombia on royal tour BOGOTA: Prince Charles and his wife Camilla were welcomed to Colombia with military honors Wednesday, at a ceremony led by the president to mark the couple’s first royal visit to the South American nation. President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed Britain’s heir to the throne and the Duchess of Cornwall at his private residence one day...


Nobel laureate Malala wins World’s Children’s Prize

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Nobel laureate Malala wins World’s Children’s Prize STOCKHOLM: Girl’s rights champion Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate in history, won the World’s Children’s Prize on Tuesday, after a global vote involving millions of children. Malala, 17, was shot in the head in 2012 by the Taliban near her home in Pakistan’s Swat Valley for her advocacy of girls’ right to...


Cameron ‘shoved’ by man in security breach

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Cameron ‘shoved’ by man in security breach West Yorkshire: In a security breach, a man ran up to British Prime Minister David Cameron and appeared to shove him as he left a press conference in Leeds. In the incident, a man with long black hair rushed up to the Prime Minister as he was walking to his car with his security entourage. Some...


Shooting locks down Canadian parliament; one suspect reported dead

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Shooting locks down Canadian parliament; one suspect reported dead OTTAWA: A gunman shot and wounded a soldier in Ottawa and then entered the country’s parliament buildings chased by police, with at least 30 shots fired, according to media and eyewitness reports on Wednesday. A suspected gunman was shot dead inside the parliament building. It was not clear if he was acting alone. Ottawa police...


Russia to launch Europe’s largest prison

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Russia to launch Europe’s largest prison SAINT PETERSBURG: Russia will launch Europe’s biggest prison in 2015 to replace one of its most notorious jails that once held revolutionary Leon Trotsky and Soviet-era dissidents, prison authorities said Friday. The mammoth new facility in a suburb of Russian’s second  city Saint  Petersburg will have a capacity to  house 4,000 inmates, Gennady Kornienko, head ...


Schwarzenegger goes from Terminator to climate ‘Innovator’

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Schwarzenegger goes from Terminator to climate ‘Innovator’ PARIS:  Hollywood legend Arnold Schwarzenegger has  gone from being the “Terminator” to the “Innovator”, France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Saturday, praising him for his work to prevent climate change. The actor turned politician was presiding over a climate change conference of the world’s regions in Paris on Friday and Saturday in the run-up to...


Britain’s Queen Elizabeth makes actress Angelina Jolie a Dame

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth makes actress Angelina Jolie a Dame LONDON: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth made actress Angelina Jolie an honorary Dame at a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday in recognition of her campaigning to end violence in war zones and for services to UK foreign policy. The queen presented Oscar-winning Jolie, who is special envoy to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),...


‘Blood moon’ awes sky watchers in Americas and Asia

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‘Blood moon’ awes sky watchers in Americas and Asia WASHINGTON: Stargazers in the Americas and Asia were treated to a lunar eclipse Wednesday, a celestial show that bathed the moon in a reddish tint to create a “blood moon”. During the total lunar eclipse, light beams into Earth’s shadow, filling it with a coppery glow that gives it a red hue. The early phase...


US air strikes hit Islamic State near Syrian border town as fighting intensifies

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US air strikes hit Islamic State near Syrian border town as fighting intensifies MURSITPINAR/BEIRUT: U.S.-led coalition war planes attacked Islamic State targets around the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight as the insurgents pressed their assault against its Kurdish defenders, a monitoring group and witnesses said. Previous coalition air strikes have failed to stop the insurgent offensive on the predominantly-Kurdish Kobani and the outgunned Kurdish fighters have put...


World’s fourth largest sea dried up completely: NASA

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th September 2014

World’s fourth largest sea dried up completely: NASA ISLAMABAD: Aral Sea – the giant lake between Kazakhstan in the north and Uzbekistan in the south – has dried up completely, says NASA. In the early 1900s, the Aral Sea was the fourth largest lake in the world. Today, the vast lake – formed 5.5 million years ago in Central Asia – in the...


Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in US prison

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd September 2014

Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in US prison NEW YORK:  A US court sentenced Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law and former Al-Qaeda spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith to life in prison on Tuesday. The 48-year-old Kuwaiti, who has defended the September 11, 2001 attacks, was found guilty on March 26 of plotting to kill Americans and providing material support to terrorists. Before the sentence was...


Spain reports record tourism numbers in August

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd September 2014

Spain reports record tourism numbers in August MADRID:  Spain attracted just over nine million foreign visitors in August, the highest ever figure for a single month, the government said Monday, setting the country up for its best-ever year for tourism and giving a boost to the economy. The number of foreign tourists rose 8.8 percent in August over the same time last...


Lufthansa cancels 140 flights over pilot strike

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th September 2014

Lufthansa cancels 140 flights over pilot strike 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 of the airline’s daily flights in and out of Munich — Lufthansa’s second-largest hub after Frankfurt —...


London’s Luton airport evacuated due to ‘suspicious item’

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London’s Luton airport evacuated due to ‘suspicious item’ LONDON; London’s Luton airport was evacuated on Monday, all incoming flights cancelled and the main approach road closed off after a “suspicious item” was found during security checks, officials said. A spokeswoman from the airport, the fifth largest in Britain, told AFP the evacuation of the main terminal building was sparked by the discovery of...


Russia closes 12 McDonald’s branches, inspects 100

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th August 2014

Russia closes 12 McDonald’s branches, inspects 100 MOSCOW: Russia has temporarily closed 12 branches of McDonald’s on health grounds and is carrying out more than 100 inspections, the US fast food chain said Friday. Russia has cracked down on McDonald’s this month, closing three other branches of the popular burger chain over alleged hygiene violations in a move widely seen as a...


Swiss banks hit by huge deposit outflow in tax crackdown

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th August 2014

Swiss banks hit by huge deposit outflow in tax crackdown ZURICH: Swiss banks have suffered from a massive outflow of funds since 2008, a survey said on Friday, squeezed by an international crackdown on tax evasion. The survey by auditors PriceWaterHouseCoopers attributed much of the outflow — totaling almost 350 billion Swiss francs (290 billion Euros, $380 billion) — to customers paying fines for undeclared...


Audi recalls 70,000 cars over braking system problem

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th August 2014

Audi recalls 70,000 cars over braking system problem FRANKFURT: Audi, the top-of-the-range car maker belonging to auto giant Volkswagen, said on Friday it is recalling 70,000 cars worldwide owing to potential problems with braking systems. An Audi spokesman told AFP that the recall affected the company’s A4, the A5, the A5 Cabrio, the A6, the A7 and also the Q5 crossovers models built...


Lufthansa resumes flights to Arbil

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th August 2014

Lufthansa resumes flights to Arbil FRANKFURT: German airline Lufthansa said Friday it is resuming flights to the Iraqi Kurdish city of Arbil, which have been suspended since August 8 as militants seized control of swathes of the country. “Based on the most recent assessments of the security situation in Iraq, the Lufthansa group is resuming flight operations to Arbil in...


JPMorgan working with FBI in cyber-attack probe

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th August 2014

JPMorgan working with FBI in cyber-attack probe NEW YORK: JPMorgan Chase said Thursday that it was cooperating with law-enforcement officials to determine the scale of reported cyber attacks against US financial institutions. The largest US bank by assets said it was not seeing any sign of unusual fraud activity. Late Wednesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was “working with the...


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