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Babies’ brains at risk from toxic pollution: UN


December 6, 2017

NEW DELHI: As New Delhi and other major cities hit new toxic smog peaks, the United Nations sounded the alarm Wednesday over the damage that pollution is doing to babies´ developing brains. The UN´s children´s agency, UNICEF, said Asia accounts for more than 16 million of the world´s 17 million infants aged under one year living in areas with severe …

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Second polio case in three months confirmed in Karachi


December 6, 2017

KARACHI: The city witnessed its second case of polio within a span of three months, the latest victim being a five-month-old infant who has been diagnosed with the virus. Five-month-old boy Zaibullah, son of Ghulam Sakhi, a resident of UC-4 Gadap Town, had been administered with anti-polio drops during a past campaign. However, his routine immunisation had not been completed, …

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Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices, escalating spat


December 6, 2017

(Reuters) – A rare public spat in the technology industry escalated on Tuesday when Google said it would block its video streaming application YouTube from two Amazon.com Inc devices and criticized the online retailer for not selling Google hardware. The feud is the latest in Silicon Valley to put customers in the crossfire of major competitors. Amazon and Google, which …

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Alibaba-backed smartphone company ‘Meizu’ to officially launch in Pakistan


December 6, 2017

(Web Desk) – A new smartphone company Meizu is all set to do business in Pakistan by launching its four models for the consumers. The Alibaba-backed group will compete with the likes of Samsung, QMobile, Huawei and others. It began its smartphone manufacturing in 2007. In the recent two years, the company grew in the sales revenue with 3 billion …

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UAE launches programme to send astronauts into space


December 6, 2017

DUBAI (AFP) – Dubai s ruler on Wednesday launched the United Arab Emirates first space programme aimed at sending four Emirati astronauts to the International Space Station within five years. “On this day, a new chapter in our history begins with the launch of the first UAE Astronaut Programme,” within the next five years, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al-Maktoum, the …

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Want to raise my daughter in free society: Adnan Sami


December 6, 2017

Famous singer Adnan Sami has expressed wish to raise his daughter Medina, who was born in May this year from wife Roya Faryabi, in a free society. In an interview, Sami said that his world revolves around his baby girl Medina. He said that he wants to educate his daughter so that she can feel independent. Talking on empowering women, …

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Are Anuskha and Virat finally having a December dream wedding in Italy?


December 6, 2017

India’s most famous couple cricket team skipper Virat Kohli and actress Anushka Sharma maybe tying the knot in Italy this December 11. According to speculation, the two plan to start wedding festivities from December 9 leading up to the big wedding day. It seems that love is in the air for sure this winter season for Indian cricketers. It won’t …

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Peshawar pays tribute to Shashi Kapoor


December 6, 2017

PESHAWAR: A candlelight vigil was held to honour Bollywood icon Shashi Kapoor by residents of the city on Wednesday. Shashi Kapoor passed away at the age of 79 in Mumbai on Monday. Shashi who was the younger brother of Raj Kapoor came from a family which had migrated from Peshawar to India. The Kapoor family’s ancestral home is located in …

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England’s Barmy Army gets a little bit of local help in Adelaide


December 6, 2017

ADELAIDE: England´s Barmy Army of cricket fans had a little bit of local help this week in Adelaide as they tried, fruitlessly as it turned out in the end, to cheer their team to victory in the second Ashes test. The rowdy but good-humoured camp followers have become a fixture on all England cricket tours over the last couple of …

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PCB rejects Sharjeel’s claims, says all charges were proved against batsman


December 6, 2017

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has rejected claims by suspended cricketer Sharjeel Khan saying it had proven all charges against the opening batsman before a tribunal and an appeal adjudicator. This press statement, issued by the PCB, to “address and correct certain misrepresentations by Sharjeel Khan” also rejects Sharjeel’s allegation of a change in the PCB’s code to victimise …

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