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Americans in town

The visit of the interagency delegation from the US to Pakistan following the meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and US Vice President Mike Pence in New York last month, and Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif’s official visit, can qualify as a headway of sorts. The visit looks particularly promising considering the superbly fortuitous culmination of the Canadian-American family’s five-year-old …

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No end in sight

Life in Quetta is so hard for the Hazara Shia community, which is targeted for its beliefs. The systematic and sustained killing of this community has been termed ‘ethnic cleansing’ by many. The BBC had, in a report back in 2013, called Quetta “hell on earth”. The nearly half a million Hazara are Quetta’s most vibrant community – educated, hardworking …

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Does diabetes make a heart attack feel different?

People with diabetes may not always feel classic symptoms like acute chest pain when they have a heart attack, according to a small study that offers a potential explanation for why these episodes are more deadly for diabetics. Researchers examined data from detailed interviews with 39 adults in the UK who had been diagnosed with diabetes and had also experienced …

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And now Multangate

Ayaz Amir How the seasons change. The woes of the Sharifs, already considerable, instead of lessening are on the rise, with the National Accountability Bureau on the verge of filing references against them as ordered by the Supreme Court. As if this was not enough a new scandal has emerged relating to the Multan Metro Bus. That this project was …

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Bitcoin soars to record high above $6,000

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bitcoin surged to a record high of more than $6,000 on Friday, pushing its market capitalization to $100 billion at one point, as investors continued to bet on an asset that has a limited supply and has paved the way for a whole slew of crypto-currencies. The original virtual currency has gained over 500 percent this …

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EU puts brakes on Macron’s Google tax push

BRUSSELS (AFP) – Several EU nations handed French President Emmanuel Macron a setback on Friday, as leaders said Europe should not go it alone on a new tax on US tech giants. France has a led a major push to increase taxes in the European Union on mega tech firms such as Google and Facebook, which are accused of booking …

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Facebook users can now PayPal in Messenger

(Web desk) : PayPal users in the U.S. will now be able to send and receive person-to-person payments over Facebook Messenger, the company announced this morning. According to TechCrunch, the deeper integration with Messenger’s platform, which will also include PayPal’s first customer service bot for handling customer questions and requests for help, follows a series of tie-ups between the two …

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US warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms

The US government issued a rare public warning about hacking campaigns targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest evidence that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure. The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a report distributed via email late on Friday that the nuclear, energy, aviation, water …

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Harassment not limited to Hollywood only, says Priyanka Chopra

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra spoke out against harassing women at different places especially film industry and said that females are always in fear as their one step can ruin their entire career. Speaking at Maryclair Power Trip 2017, Priyanka said that several cases of harassment are being reported around the world. People like, American film producer Harvey Weinstein are everywhere …

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Photos: Bollywood actresses celebrate Diwali

(Web Desk) – Several Bollywood actresses celebrated Diwali festival in their own style with various parties at the residence of big celebrities. Jacqueline Fernandez shared photographs of her experience with Alia Bhatt and Sonam Kapoor while posing in several photos with them. In a series of Instagram posts, Jacqueline was seen celebrating Diwali. She was pictured with Alia Bhatt. In …

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