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New Afghan Taliban leader was compromise candidate

The Express Tribune - ‎5 hours ago‎
PESHAWAR: Haibatullah Akhundzada, the Islamic legal scholar appointed leader of the Afghan Taliban on Wednesday, was not the obvious choice when senior members of the militant movement gathered to appoint a new “emir”.
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Panama probe body meeting today

SAMAA TV - ‎22 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD: The twelve-member Parliamentary Committee that will draft terms of reference (TORs) for the proposed Panama Papers inquiry commission, will meet today (Wednesday).
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Interior Ministry decides to verify CNICs of all Pakistanis again

Pakistan Today - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Interior Ministry has decided to carry out verification process of Computerised National Identity Cards (CNIC) of all Pakistanis again, Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Wednesday.
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Inzamam announces probable squad for England tour

The Nation - ‎6 hours ago‎
Pakistan Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has announced the 21 probable players for England tour starting from July 14, Waqt News reported.
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Transgender activist dies after being 'denied treatment' for gun wounds in Pakistan hospital - ‎10 hours ago‎
A Pakistani transgender activist who was shot and allegedly deprived of hospital treatment died of her wounds on Wednesday, the latest victim of a wave of violence against the community.
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Seeking greater powers, Erdogan chairs Cabinet's 1st meeting

Daily Mail - ‎9 hours ago‎
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is presiding over the first meeting of Turkey's new Cabinet led by a trusted ally, in a clear sign that he intends to maintain influence on the running of government.
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Matthew Fisher: With visits to Vietnam and Hiroshima, Obama steals spotlight from G7 meeting

National Post - ‎35 minutes ago‎
ISE-SHIMA, Japan - U.S. President Barack Obama has bigfooted the Group of Seven gathering, which begins Thursday on an island 300 kilometres southwest of Tokyo, although a picture of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meeting Emperor Akihito made the ...
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Public buses with panic buttons, CCTVs and GPS launched by transport min

Hindustan Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
A DTC bus in New Delhi. All buses in India will have panic buttons, CCTVs and GPS from 2017 to curb violence against women. (Arun Sharma / HT Photo ). In the coming months, buses across the country will be fitted with panic buttons, CCTVs and GPS ...
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The Latest: 4 arrested amid protests at Trump rally

Daily Mail - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Police say four people have been charged or cited following a Donald Trump rally in Albuquerque, where angry protests erupted into chaos outside the city's convention center.
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Scotland Yard team meets Imran Farooq murder suspects in Adiala Jail

Pakistan Today - ‎4 hours ago‎
A delegation of the Scotland Yard team which is in Pakistan to investigate the murder of Dr Imran Farooq met with the suspects of the case at the Adiala Jail on Wednesday.
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Over 27 kg heroin recovered from PIA aircraft at Karachi airport

The Express Tribune - ‎12 hours ago‎
PIA sources fail to comment whether or not the drugs were actually recovered by officials. PHOTO: AFP. KARACHI: Customs officials in Karachi recovered over 27kg heroin from a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft during an intelligence-based ...
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SC seeks reply from Pemra, PTA

The Nation - ‎22 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought comprehensive reply from the PEMRA and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority over showing objectionable and obscene programmes on TV channels.

Shah Mehmood criticises PM's Kissan Package

The News International - ‎May 23, 2016‎
LAHORE: PTI central leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said Kissan Package announced by the PML-N government is nothing but a fraud with the farmers.
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Dar orders availability of agricultural credit to farmers

Pakistan Today - ‎5 hours ago‎
After failure of crops of cotton, maize and rice that affected the GDP growth for the current financial year, Federal Minister for Finance Senator Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting on Wednesday to review the provision of agriculture credit, particularly by ...

No load shedding during Sehr, Iftaar: Abid Sher

Pakistan Today - ‎4 hours ago‎
Minister of State for Water and Power Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali said on Wednesday that there would be no electricity load shedding during Sehr and Iftaar in Ramzan while load management of six hours in urban centre and eight hours in rural areas would be ...
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IMF Seeks to Keep Wiggle Room While Backing Greek Debt Deal

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
The IMF sought to maintain leverage in Greek debt talks after the lender retreated from a key demand and agreed to work on a new loan to the country to support its latest bailout accord with Europe.
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NAB arrests former Balochistan Finance Adviser Khalid Langov

The News International - ‎13 hours ago‎
QUETTA: Former Finance Adviser Balochistan Mir Khalid Langov was arrested by NAB Balochistan on Wednesday outside Balochistan High Court.
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Steam's most popular game just added support for Vulkan, DirectX 12's more open rival

PCWorld - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Vulkan graphics API designed as an open rival to Microsoft's DirectX 12 just added another feather to its cap, and boy, it's a doozy.
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Now Playing: Twitter Will Give Flexibility to Its 140-Character Limit

ABC News - ‎11 hours ago‎
{"id":39360833,"title":"Twitter Increasing The Limit to 10,000 Characters","duration":"0:49","description":"Twitter officially relaxes its 140-character limit by allowing users to compose more lengthy posts.
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Microsoft to cut 1850 jobs at struggling smartphone unit

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
HELSINKI/SAN FRANCISCO, May 25 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp announced more big cuts to its smartphone business on Wednesday, just two years after it bought handset maker Nokia in an ill-fated attempt to take on market leaders Apple Inc and Samsung ...
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Ten Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Playing 'Overwatch'

Forbes - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Overwatch is out. Like, actually out. Not in alpha, closed beta, or open beta. It's actually a real game now that you can play if you buy it.
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Fitness camp will not benefit Pakistan cricket team, says Qadir

Pakistan Today - ‎5 hours ago‎
Former leg-spinner Abdul Qadir termed Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) fitness camp to be useless and stated that it will not provide any assistance to the national side in England.
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Compton accepts England future is on the line

DunyaNews Pakistan - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Nick Compton believes there's still a place for his 'old-fashioned' approach to top-order batting. CHESTER-LE-STREET (AFP) - Nick Compton believes there s still a place for his old-fashioned approach to top-order batting, even though he accepts he is ...
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Cricket stadium: LDA to provide land for blind cricket

The Express Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has decided to provide land for cricket stadium for blind cricketers, ending a dispute between the LDA and Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC).
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ICC President Zaheer Abbas pushes for Pak players to be included in IPL

Daily News & Analysis - ‎3 hours ago‎
Zaheer Abbas, the ICC President will be in India on Sunday to watch the IPL Final. International Cricket Council President Zaheer Abbas has said that he would ask the BCCI top brass to consider having Pakistani players in the IPL again when he comes to ...
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Aishwarya just wanted to 'be talked about': Sonam on her purple lipstick

Pakistan Today - ‎13 hours ago‎
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan might say sporting a purple lipstick at Cannes was a call taken by her cosmetic brand but Sonam Kapoor believes the Sarbjit actress opted for the shade because she wanted to be “talked about”.
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Bollywood's Music Beat To Continue with Jugalbandi, Rock On 2

The News International - ‎22 hours ago‎
There are certain subjects that continue to capture the fancy of Bollywood filmmakers. One is frivolous, innuendo-laced, garish comedies, another is gangster movies while the third, without question, is that of music.
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Is Kangana Ranaut Being Witch Hunted?

DailyBhaskar - ‎13 hours ago‎
Since the last few months Kangana Ranaut has been in news for all the wrong reasons. The actress has been making headlines over her legal battle against Hrithik Roshan.
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World Bank announces “first-ever insurance market for pandemic risk”

Canadian Underwriter - ‎2 hours ago‎
The World Bank Group has announced that it is creating the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF), “an innovative, fast-disbursing global financing mechanism designed to protect the world against deadly pandemics, which will create the first-ever ...
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Europe lifts warning on Pfizer smoking cessation drug

Reuters - ‎May 23, 2016‎
LONDON European regulators have lifted a warning on Pfizer's smoking cessation drug Champix - called Chantix in the United States - after a clinical study concluded it did not appear to increase the risk of neuropsychiatric side effects.
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We need to fight Zika the way governments fight terror

Daily Mail - ‎41 minutes ago‎
May 25 (Reuters) - The Zika virus exploded out of Brazilian slums at 21st-century speeds, and raced north into Central America and the Caribbean in a matter of months.
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Climate change causing one-day addition in summer season annually

Daily Times - ‎May 24, 2016‎
ISLAMABAD: Global warming and subsequent climate change, caused by multiple environmental hazards, has started shrinking cold weather conditions in Pakistan bit-by-bit.
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Pakistani student wins accolade at Intel tech fair

Daily Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD: A 15-year Pakistani boy Shahmir Khan Niazi has won the fourth prize for his project related to renewable energy at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2016 in Arizona, United States.
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Saving Green Turtles in the Gulf

euronews - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Chasing the Green Turtle off the coast of the Gulf. A trained marine specialist jumps into the sea to capture a turtle. But it's all for the good cause: over the next four years the Emirates Wildlife Society in association with the World Wild Fund will ...
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Stalagmite Rings Made by Neanderthals, Study Finds - ‎1 hour ago‎
Two mysterious stone rings found deep inside a French cave were probably built by Neanderthals about 176,500 years ago, proving that the ancient cousins of modern humans were capable of more complex behavior than previously thought, scientists say.