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Two more die of dengue, death toll in Sindh rises to 37


November 23, 2019

Two more people died of dengue in Karachi on Saturday, taking Sindh’s death toll to 37. The two men were identified as Shahzad, a 40-year-old resident of Korangi, and Abdul Rafay, a 60-year-old from Shah Faisal Colony. Both of them had been admitted at a private hospital. According to a spokesperson for the Dengue Prevention and Control Program, over 13,000 …

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Sindh reports more than 13,000 typhoid cases this year


November 23, 2019

This year more than 13,000 cases of typhoid have been reported in Sindh. “The actual number of patients suffering from this disease is more than what is reported,” said National Institute of Child Health Paediatric Director Dr Jamal Raza. “We have estimated that the numbers stated are of culture proven cases of typhoid,” he said. “The actual amount will be …

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Chewing sugar free gum can reduce tooth decay: study


November 23, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Chewing sugar-free gum could help in reducing further development of dental caries (cavities) in adults and children, according to evidence presented in a recent study by researchers at the King’s College London. Published in the journal “Journal of Dental Research,” the study found some evidence that chewing sugar-free gum may reduce the advancement of dental caries and could be …

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Panasonic to stop LCD panel production


November 23, 2019

Japanese electronics titan Panasonic said Thursday it would end its production of liquid crystal display panels by 2021, as Chinese and South Korean manufacturers dominate the global market. The company, which makes everything from rice cookers to batteries for Tesla vehicles, currently makes LCD panels only for vehicles and industrial uses. The company said it had attempted to respond to …

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Twitter lets users ‘hide’ off-course replies to tweets


November 23, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter on Thursday began letting users “hide” tweeted replies that could be seen as abusive or harassing in the latest effort by the online platform to create a more welcoming environment. The move is part of an effort to help users “feel safe and comfortable while talking on Twitter,” head of product management Suzanne Xie said in a …

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Bougainville votes on becoming world´s newest nation


November 23, 2019

BUKA:   Voters in the Pacific island chain of Bougainville flocked to the polls Saturday at the start of a long-awaited referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea. At least 1,000 people were at a polling station in the main city of Buka when voting began at 8:00 am amid exuberant scenes of singing and dancing that highlighted local excitement over …

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UN Security Council reaffirms ban on chemical weapons


November 23, 2019

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council reaffirmed its opposition to chemical weapons on Friday in the face of high-profile instances of their use worldwide. The 15-member body unanimously passed a declaration proposed by Britain expressing support for the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons. “The Security Council expresses its strong conviction …

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Lankan president plans to call parliamentary election in March


November 23, 2019

Gotabaya Rajapaksa is hoping to ride a wave of popularity by calling an election six months before the current parliament’s five-year term expires on March 1. “I will consult the people at the earliest opportunity I get under the constitution,” he said, after swearing-in a new cabinet headed by his brother Mahinda, a former president who will now serve as …

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More firms abandoned US investment plans amid tight scrutiny


November 23, 2019

WASHINGTON: More overseas companies investigated by US authorities for national security concerns have abandoned investments in the US since President Donald Trump took office, a report showed on Friday. The report, released by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), shows that foreign companies abandoned roughly 14 per cent of US investments that were investigated by CFIUS …

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US backs sustained Indian role in Afghanistan


November 23, 2019

The United States said on Thursday that it supported continued Indian involvement in Afghanistan, even as President Donald Trump looks to withdraw troops. India is one of the most enthusiastic backers of Afghanistan’s government, contributing more than $3 billion since the 2001 US-led invasion toppled the Taliban, who harboured virulently anti-Indian militants. “The United States welcomes India’s substantial investment in …

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