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 2020-05-29 19:31 

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Follow government SoPs!...

Sir: Coronavirus is affecting more and more people in Pakistan. Despite government warning and struggle to bound people to stay home have become useless. People are roaming the cities without masks and without following government SoPs. Stay home and foll...

 2020-05-29 18:55 

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Crisis tourism and politicization of disaster...

The tragic crash of flight PK8303 in a residential area close to Karachi airport seemed to attract many attention seeking public personalities. Several prominent figures visited the crash site and made media appearances in the middle of rubble with their ...

 2020-05-29 18:53 

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Enemy at the gates...

Tragic crash of national airline's passenger flight in Karachi multiplied the collective distress caused by number of unpleasant events taking place at internal and external fronts. Sudden loss of 97 precious lives just two days before Eidul Fitr swep...

 2020-05-29 18:52 

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Who should decide the moon sighting?...

The sighting of moon had been a matter of constant dispute over several years in the sub-continent due to which Eidul Fitr used to be celebrated in different parts on different dates. Sometime it resulted into armed clashes between various sects, which ma...

 2020-05-29 18:49 

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Afghan peace process and Indian involvement...

The Afghan peace process initiated in 2018, marred with episodic halts, finally witnessed an agreement between the US and Taliban on February 29 in Doha. Both signatories Taliban and the US agreed to some core conditions and compromises to be made. Afghan...

 2020-05-29 18:48 

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The rot within!...

"All you got to do is look around. This country's getting worse and worse and more and more immoral, and we're rotting from within"-Terry Bradshaw-American football quarterback. According to Benjamin Wittes, a Senior Fellow in Governance S...

 2020-05-29 18:46 

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The worst is yet to come...

The novel virus, termed Corona, and the disease it causes, termed COVID-19, has affected the world at such a scale that it is not an exaggeration to say that it has affected social chains of the people at the grass-root level. Due to the risk of infection...

 2020-05-29 18:25 

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Virus misinformation fuels panic in Asia...

False alerts about a man shot dead at a coronavirus checkpoint, old footage of a supermarket stampede in reports of panic buying, and a 2015 video of a police raid on a brothel recirculated with a misleading claim. A deluge of online misinformation and ho...

 2020-05-29 18:25 

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Virus misinformation fuels panic in Asia...

False alerts about a man shot dead at a coronavirus checkpoint, old footage of a supermarket stampede in reports of panic buying, and a 2015 video of a police raid on a brothel recirculated with a misleading claim. A deluge of online misinformation and ho...

 2020-05-29 18:25 

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In the US, camera phones increasingly expose racism...

From the death of a black man in Minneapolis to a racist incident in Central Park, camera phones are increasingly being used as a weapon against racism even when justice doesn't always follow. Two videos shot on smartphones spread from social media to...

 2020-05-29 18:25 

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Calm before the storm for Japan suicides as coronavirus ravages economy...

The phones at the Tokyo suicide hotline start ringing as soon as it opens for its once-weekly overnight session. They don't stop until the lone volunteer fielding calls from hundreds of people yearning to talk signs out early the next morning. Both op...

 2020-05-29 18:24 

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Mexican farmworkers crammed into border tunnel despite contagion risk...

Every night, hundreds of farm workers in Mexico crowd for hours in a cramped tunnel to a border station to reach day jobs in Imperial Valley, California, with no social distancing enforced despite coronavirus cases saturating hospitals in the region. By 2...

 2020-05-29 18:23 

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Trump continues to claim broad powers he doesn't have...

Threatening to shut down Twitter for flagging false content. Claiming he can "override" governors who dare to keep churches closed to congregants. Asserting the "absolute authority" to force states to reopen, even when local leaders say it...

 2020-05-29 18:15 

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Denmark reopens borders for locked-out lovers...

More than two months after closing its borders, Denmark has loosened restrictions to let couples separated by coronavirus lockdowns finally see each other again — even if the easing applies just to partners from a few nearby countries for now. Parli...

 2020-05-29 18:13 

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UN delays crucial climate summit for a year, cites pandemic...

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the United Nations to delay until late 2021 a crucial climate summit that had been scheduled for Britain this year, officials said on Thursday. This year's meeting, known as the COP26 summit, had been billed as th...

 2020-05-29 18:09 

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Latin America's slums facing losing battle against virus spread...

As the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe, Latin America's slum dwellers waited defenseless in its path. Now, with the region becoming the new epicenter of the crisis, the virus is unleashing destruction on its most vulnerable populations. Wi...

 2020-05-29 18:08 

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Trump signs order targeting social media after tweets flagged...

President Donald Trump signed an order Thursday seeking to strip social media giants like Twitter of legal immunity for content on their platforms in a move slammed by his critics as a legally dubious act of political revenge. The executive order calls on...

 2020-05-29 18:07 

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Australian court rules queen's letters can be made public...

Australias highest court ruled on Friday to make public letters between Queen Elizabeth II and her representative that would reveal what knowledge she had, if any, of the dismissal of an Australian government in 1975. The High Court's majority decisio...

 2020-05-29 15:47 

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US State Department approves $1.4 Billion in potential Patriot Missile upgrades for Kuwait...

The US State Department signed off on three proposed weapons sales to modernise Patriot missile defences in Kuwait in a package totaling more than $1.4 billion, the...

 2020-05-29 14:51 

The Nation

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China, India need no US mediation in border dispute: Beijing...

Beijing and New Delhi do not need US mediation in the border dispute between the two countries, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a briefing on...

 2020-05-29 13:02 

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Govt starts paying compensation to families of victims killed in PIA plane crash...

The government has started paying compensation to families of those who were killed in the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash in Karachi on May 22. According to PIA spokesman, in the initial phase, compensation has been paid to 36 families ...

 2020-05-29 12:34 

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COVID-19 death toll in India crossed China's...

As per to official data, India's COVID-19 death toll crossed neighboring country China's on Friday (today), with 175 new deaths in 24 hours taking the total to 4,706. India home to some of the world's most packed country and a creaking healthc...

 2020-05-29 12:07 

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Ali Zaidi filed a contempt of court petition for failing to make JIT reports public...

Federal Minister of Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi has filed a contempt of court petition in the Sindh High Court for failing to make the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) reports public. According to the plea, the court had directed the authorities to make publ...

 2020-05-29 12:02 

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Pakistan operationalized Gwadar Port for Afghan transit trade...

On Friday, Pakistan's commerce ministry operationalized the Gwadar Port for Afghan transit trade under the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement-2010 (APTTA) Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razzak Dawood in a series o...

 2020-05-29 10:39 

The Nation

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Brent crude price up with decline in US gasoline stocks...

Brent crude oil was up on Friday with a decline in US gasoline stocks, which implies that gasoline demand is picking up in the world's largest oil-consuming...

 2020-05-29 09:20 

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Did we all take the blue pill in the end?...

The Matrix wants us to imagine the terrifying possibility of living in a false world where we're being controlled by machines and juxtaposes this with a world where people are free, real, authentic. Unfortunately, life outside the Matrix isn't gla...

 2020-05-29 09:07 

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Uzma Khan controversy: Amber Malik leaves the country in chartered flight?...

A Pakistani journalist residing in UK claims that Amber Malik has left the country in a chartered flight after the hashtag #ArrestAmberMalik became top trend on twitter. Such a shame if true. #ArrestAmberMalik pic.twitter.com/SyFpz2U8Xc — Sandhu Spe...

 2020-05-29 08:47 

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Punjab Assembly Budget session to be held at Falttes hotel on 5th june...

For the first time in history of Punjab Assembly budget session 2020 will be held outside Punjab assembly premises due to covid 19. Earlier, Avari hotel was selected as venue but due to lesser space it was decided to shift the venue to a bigger place, Fla...

 2020-05-29 08:35 

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COAS reiterates Pakistan's commitment towards global peace...

Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa on occasion of the International Day of United Nations (UN) Peacekeepers day expressed that Pakistan honors 'Spirit of Sacrifice' of country's valiant soldiers. The International Day of UN Peaceke...

 2020-05-29 08:31 

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Coronavirus cases in Pakistan jump to 64,000...

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surged to 64,028 in Pakistan today, while the death toll stands at 1,317. According to the National Command and Control Center (NCOC), more than 2,636 cases of coronavirus were reported while 57 people succumb...

 2020-05-29 08:26 

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Toshakhana case: AC issues arrest warrant against Nawaz Sharif...

An arrest warrant of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been issued by the accountability court in the Toshakhana case. The accountability court had summoned Nawaz Sharif, former president and ex-premier Asif Ali Zardari and Yousaf Raza Gillani in the...

 2020-05-29 08:12 

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Immorality: A threat bigger than Corona...

Long before COVID had sabotaged Pakistan, and had influenced the government to impose emergencies in hospitals and lockdowns to restrict social activity, I feared more for how our nation would react to the chaos which comes as complimentary with the disea...

 2020-05-29 08:12 

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Trump signs orders against social media platforms...

United States President Donald Trump has signed an order in which he has sought to scrap the law that protects social media companies in an attempt to regulate social media platforms where he has been criticized. The executive order called on government r...

 2020-05-29 08:04 

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Uzma Khan controversy: 'Arrest Amber Malik' becomes Twitter's new top-trend...

A Hashtag of 'Arrest Amber Malik', a family member of business tycoon Malik Riaz, has become the latest trend on social media platform Twitter. Power Show must b end in pakistan#colonelkibiwi#ArrestAmberMalik@ImranKhanPTI please stop this system p...

 2020-05-29 07:36 

The Nation

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Ex-Malaysian premier Mahathir expelled from party...

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday was expelled from the political party which he co-founded, according to local media. In a statement, United...

 2020-05-29 07:35 

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Tomb of Umayyad Caliph exhumed by militias in Syria...

Militias fighting alongside the Syrian regime of President Bashar Al-Assad destroyed and desecrated the grave of the eighth Umayyad Caliph Umar Ibn Abdul Aziz yesterday, located in the north-west province of Idlib. Video footage of the destruction emerged...

 2020-05-29 07:15 

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844,000 Indians risk deportation, as Kuwait plans to nationalise workforce...

A proposed law by Kuwaiti MPs has been submitted which seeks to address a long-standing demographic imbalance between expat workers and Kuwaiti nationals. If approved, it could lead to hundreds of thousands of foreign workers being laid off and replaced w...

 2020-05-29 05:07 

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Uzma reveals Usman Malik wanted to marry her...

Actess Uzma Khan said that she was about to marry Usman Malik. She expressed these views while addressing a press conference at Lahore Press Club. Uzma Khan reached the club along with her lawyer Ali Ishfaq to share the details of the controversy involvin...

 2020-05-29 05:06 

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Go inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila's $14 million home...

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis will no longer be hanging out, down the street from their Beverly Hills home. According to Variety, the A-list couple is seeking for $14 million for the keys to their picturesque property. Located in the star-studded, super p...

 2020-05-29 05:05 

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Scott Disick and Sofia Richie break up after three years...

Scott Disick and Sofia Richie are going their separate ways. E! News can confirm the reality star and influencer have broken up after dating for just over 3-years. A source says, "They are technically 'split' but Sofia has been in touch with S...

 2020-05-29 05:04 

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Walt Disney World preps July reopening...

Despite Florida having more than 52,255 coronavirus cases, Walt Disney World plans to reopen in July. Florida's Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom will reopen to limited capacity on July 11th, while Epcot and Hollywood Studios will reopen on July 15th. ...

 2020-05-29 05:04 

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Ali Rehman wishes Hareem on her birthday...

Actor Ali Rehman wished a very happy birthday to Hareem Farooq on Wednesday. In a heartfelt message on Twitter, Ali Rehman expressed her strong relation with the actress, saying that he was very grateful to her for being with him. The actor called her ...

 2020-05-29 05:03 

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Ekta confirms end of 'Naagin 4', to be back with season 5 'immediately'...

Producer Ekta Kapoor on Thursday confirmed that the show "Naagin 4" will soon end, but she plans to be immediately back with the fifth season. "I have been asked constantly about 'Naagin 4', so let me clear the things once and for all....

 2020-05-29 05:00 

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Trying to elevate people during tough times: Madhuri...

Actor Madhuri Dixit Nene has added another feather to her cap when she recently made her singing debut with the track "Candle" and the Bollywood diva says she wants to make people feel better in the times of the coronavirus pandemic. The actor-pro...

 2020-05-29 05:00 

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'Hum Tum' will always be memorable for me because of Rishi Kapoor: Rani Mukerji...

Kunal Kohli's 2004 romantic comedy film "Hum Tum" was released in Hindi cinema 16 years ago on this day and actress Rani Mukerji remembered her shooting experience with veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who recently passed away. "'Hum Tum...

 2020-05-29 04:59 

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Shreyas Talpade opens up on working in 'Typecaste'...

Talented Bollywood actor Shreyas Talpade has several successful movies in Hindi, Marathi and TV shows to his credit. His role in 2005 release 'Iqbal' won him recognition and accolades. But not many know that his first love is theatre. Shreyas play...

 2020-05-29 04:58 

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Amitabh Bachchan is confused over Bhumi's 'baller' compliment...

Amitabh Bachchan is stumped by Bhumi Pednekar's compliment. She has called him the "most baller person ever", and he is confused about the expression. What's more, she has done it twice over! Early on Thursday, Amitabh Bachchan took to Ins...

 2020-05-29 03:47 

The Nation

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Trump signs order curbing protections against social media companies...

US President Donald Trump says he is directing US Attorney General William Barr to work with states in an effort to enforce existing laws against so-called deceptive...

 2020-05-29 03:27 

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Ethiopia unlocks one of the world's last closed telecoms markets...

For delivery man Sisay Alebachew, the difference between a good and bad day depends on Ethio Telecom, Ethiopia's monopoly telecoms provider. When the internet is down or too slow to use, customers struggle to place orders on the website of Deliver Add...

 2020-05-29 03:27 

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From bikes to blockchain: Shipping industry goes digital in lockdown...

The coronavirus lockdown has accelerated a digitalisation drive in a global shipping and logistics sector that still routinely delivers many documents by bike messenger in some countries, according to industry leaders. Ports operator DP World said on Thur...

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