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Azad Kashmir PM coordinator for US Abid Malik lost his mother


January 10, 2020

Azad Kashmir PM  coordinator for US Abid Malik lost his mother By: Raja Zahid A Khanzasa Dallas :Azad Kashmir Prime Minister coordinator for US and Pakistan society of North Texas President Mr. Abid Malik lost his mother in Pakistan. Hakim Bibi was ninety years old. She has left among mourners, her husband Mohammad Hussain and three sons Khalid Hussain Malik …

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Researchers say ‘habitual green tea drinkers could live longer’


January 10, 2020

A new Chinese study has found that drinking tea at least three times a week could increase your chances of living a longer and healthier life. “Habitual tea consumption is associated with lower risks of cardiovascular disease and all-cause death,” said the study’s first author Xinyan Wang at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing. The analysis — published …

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Six new polio cases surface in Pakistan


January 10, 2020

Six new polio cases have been detected in Pakistan, bringing  2019’s tally to a total of 134. The overall tally of reported polio cases across the country has climbed to 134 this year, including 91 cases in KP, 24 cases in Sindh, eight in Punjab, and 11 in Balochistan. These cases fall in last year’s tally based on the date …

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China’s Liu to sign trade deal in US next week


January 10, 2020

BEIJING: China said on Thursday that Vice Premier Liu He will travel to Washington next week to sign the “phase one” deal with the United States that has lowered trade tensions between the world’s two biggest economies. The signing will cap a nearly two-year spat that threatened to throttle the global economy as the two countries exchanged tariffs on hundreds …

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World Bank sees uptick in global growth, but warns of trade risks


January 10, 2020

WASHINGTON: The World Bank says the global economy should see a modest rebound in growth this year. But the 189-nation lending institution is cautioning that a number risks could upend its forecast, including the possibility of renewed trade hostilities between the world’s two biggest economies, the United States and China. In an updated economic outlook released Wednesday, the World Bank …

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Pakistan moves US court to stop over $6bn fine in Reko Diq case


January 10, 2020

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has asked a US federal court to pause an Australian copper company’s bid to enforce a $6 billion arbitral award while it looks to have the award nixed, reports Law360, a New York-based legal publication. The company — Tethyan Copper Co. Pty Ltd — won the award last summer following a dispute over the rejected Reko Diq mining project …

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Tractor sales plunge 40pc


January 10, 2020

KARACHI: Owing to persistent depressed demand the tractor sales plunged to 15,200 units during the first half year of 2019-20 from 38,000 units in the same period last year. In recent years the tractor manufacturers have been facing sharp decline in demand mainly due to poor performance of the agriculture sector especially failure of cotton and some other cash crops. …

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Talks resume between FBR and traders


January 10, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) top tax officials on Thursday met with traders’ representatives to review progress on the agreement towards implementing CNIC condition on sale and purchase of goods from Feb 1. This was the first time both sides have met since the relief package for traders was announced through a Presidential Ordinance in December 2019. Acting Chairperson …

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Finch upbeat as Australia head to India


January 10, 2020

SYDNEY: Australia have the goods to give Virat Kohli’s men a run for their money, skipper Aaron Finch said Thursday as he departed for their three-match One-day International (ODI) series. The two sides face each other in Mumbai on Jan 14 before heading to Rajkot and then Bangalore for what will be Australia’s first limited-overs games since the World Cup …

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Stokes bats for Test cricket as debate rages over format


January 10, 2020

LONDON: Ben Stokes made an emphatic case for the unique drama of five-day Test cricket this week — inspiring England to a series-levelling win against South Africa in the final overs of a dramatic contest. His match-winning performance in Cape Town on Tuesday came at a time of intensifying debate over the future of the longest form of the game, …

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