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Sharif asks AG to fast-track terror cases

Business Standard - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today directed Attorney General to fast-track cases related to terrorism after courts granted stay orders against the execution of seven terrorists.
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Pakistan received warning about Peshawar school attack in August, says report

Firstpost - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Peshawar: Government departments in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province were warned of an imminent attack on the Army Public School months before the carnage unfolded in Peshawar on 16 December.
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Four suspected militants arrested near Quetta

The Express Tribune - ‎4 hours ago‎
QUETTA: At least four suspected militants were arrested on Monday during a pre-dawn raid in Kuchlak in the outskirts of Quetta. “Security forces sealed Killi Jamalabad village in Kuchlak and carried out a search operation.
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Sony hack: China condemns attacks, but not North Korea

The Independent - ‎16 minutes ago‎
China has condemned cyber-attacks in general, but is yet to speak out over the Sony hack in particular, which the US alleges was carried out by North Korea and perhaps with Chinese help.
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New York cop killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley had long criminal history

The Australian - ‎20 minutes ago‎
THE gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government, and an apparent history of mental instability, authorities say.
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Foreign currency reserves exceed $15 billion

The News International - ‎1 hour ago‎
Briefing the Prime Minister here on Monday Dar said that out of these $10 billion were with State Bank and rest with Commercial Banks.
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Withdrawing The Interview sets a bad precedent

gulfnews.com - ‎21 minutes ago‎
The Observer UK believes that by giving in to the hackers' threats, Sony has only strengthened the case for hackers to blackmail creativity.
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Saudi Arabia executes child rapist by beheading

WireUpdate - ‎59 minutes ago‎
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (BNO NEWS) -- A Saudi man convicted of kidnapping and raping a young boy has been decapitated by sword in the kingdom's north, the government reported on Monday, disregarding concerns raised by human rights organizations ...
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Clashes in south Tunisia after Essebsi claims victory: residents

Reuters Canada - ‎29 minutes ago‎
TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian police fired teargas on Monday in a southern city to disperse hundreds of youths who burned tyres and blocked streets to demonstrate against an official from the old guard who declared he had won Sunday's presidential vote, ...
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The party's over in Kabul as expat era fades away

Channel News Asia - ‎6 hours ago‎
A surge in expats into Kabul between 2008 and 2010 has dwindled with a corresponding multinational troop pullout and hit the prospects for businesses in the Afghan capital.
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LHC seeks reply from Punjab IG in 15 days over containers' issue

Daily Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
LAHORE - Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday directed Punjab Inspector General (IG) to submit reply in 15 days over the petition filed in the LHC for not giving compensatory amount to the container owners.
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Sarfraz Bugti declares 14 unidentified bodies as 'Afghanis'

Daily Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
ZIARAT - Provincial Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti on Monday declared 14 unidentified bodies which were recovered from different areas of Balochistan as foreigners.
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Peshawar school slaughter suspect nailed in Kamalia

The Nation - ‎3 hours ago‎
KAMALIA - Pakistan's security agencies late on Sunday night, picked up a suspect for his alleged involvement in Peshawar army school massacre.
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Afghan forces launch operation in Kunar

The News International - ‎7 minutes ago‎
ASADABAD: Afghan security forces have launched an operation against militants in an eastern province seen as a rear base for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) which carried out a school massacre last week, officials said Monday.
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Will USO Continue To Rally?

Bidness ETC - ‎1 hour ago‎
The United States Oil Fund LP (ETF) (NYSEARCA:USO) closed up 6% on Friday after the front month futures of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) rose 4.45% to $56.52 per barrel before Friday's close.
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RECORDER REPORT: KSE close of day

Business Recorder - ‎1 hour ago‎
image KARACHI: Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) 100 index closed higher on Monday having 31491.62 points with a positive change of 480.47 and volume of 131,701,810 shares.
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Rovio Entertainment fires 110 employees, shuts down studio in Finland to ...

Customs Today Newspaper - ‎3 hours ago‎
TOKYO: Things have become so bad for Rovio that it had to resort to firing about 110 people to cut their workforce short. To further manage expenses, Rovio had to shut down its studio in Tampere, Finland.
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Minecraft comes to Europe on PS4, PS3, Vita

Customs Today Newspaper - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK: Minecraft has not arrived in North America while it has reached to Europe on PS4, PS3 & VITA. In a status update on Twitter, developer 4J Studios said there was “no news yet” on the update for PlayStation Platforms in North America, adding “We ...
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Pakistan youngsters capable of winning WC: Younis Khan

The News International - ‎3 hours ago‎
KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan has said that he will be visiting the parents of the martyrs of Peshawar soon. The middle order batsmen also said that the New Zealand team were equally grieved on the horrific incident.
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Afridi announces retirement after World Cup 2015

Business Recorder - ‎1 hour ago‎
image Pakistan star all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from one day International Cricket after an upcoming World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand.
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PCB issues show-cause notices to Afridi, four others

The Express Tribune - ‎13 minutes ago‎
KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued show-cause notice to five of its international players, including Shahid Afridi for appearing in a commercial without any permission from the board.
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Madonna speaks of 'crazy times' after songs leaked

Channel News Asia - ‎10 hours ago‎
Madonna and Sony Pictures were targets of separate hacking attacks. At least 10 of Madonna's unfinished and unreleased songs were leaked onto the Internet.
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Shehroz Sabzwari, next to enter Bollywood

Business Recorder - ‎1 hour ago‎
image Shehroz Sabzwari is another Pakistani actor who is all set to make his debut in Indian film industry with an action thriller 'Luv Story'.
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Thar famine claims 219 lives in 80 days

The News International - ‎10 hours ago‎
THARPARKAR: Thar famine continues to spread fear of death in the region as 219 children have lost their lives in the time span of 81 days, reported a private news channel on Sunday.

Antidepressant drugs cause worse depression: Study

The Nation - ‎4 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD - A recent industry-funded study on antidepressant drugs has revealed that the medications can cause roughly 20 percent of patients to get worse depression symptoms than if they simply took nothing.
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Birds may be able to sense severe storms and flee

Economic Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON: Golden-winged warblers may be able to hear deadly storms thousands of kilometres away and flee to safer places, according to a new study.
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Space station commander is 'emailed' a much-needed spanner

Inquirer - ‎42 minutes ago‎
A NASA COMMANDER on the International Space Station has been emailed a spanner just in time for Christmas. Christmas probably has very little to do with the spanner - although we suspect that the space station's inhabitants are in a good position to see ...
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