WATCH LIVE : PM Nawaz will not resign, says Information Minister

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb on Wednesday said that some content of the Panamagate JIT report “was based on a naked bias” and categorically denied rumors that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will resign or step aside, ARY News reported.   Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, the minister maintained that the …

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More evidence that outdoor time may help prevent nearsightedness

CALIFORNIA: Kids who spend more time outdoors and who play sports are less likely to be near-sighted, according to a recent study in a large, diverse group of urban 6-year-olds. “Lifestyle in early youth is very much associated with onset of myopia,” Dr. Caroline Klaver of Erasmus Medical Center in …

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Sri Lankan navy rescues elephant washed out to sea

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s navy has rescued an elephant that got into difficulties after being washed out to sea, a spokesman said Wednesday, calling it a “miraculous escape”. Chaminda Walakuluge said the navy mounted the 12-hour rescue after spotting the elephant struggling to stay afloat around eight kilometres (five miles) off …

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US laptop ban lifted in Egypt, Morocco

CAIRO: Egypt and Morocco’s airlines have said a ban against carry-on laptops on US-bound flights has been lifted, leaving only two Saudi airports under the restrictions put in place in March. Morocco’s Royal Air Maroc said in a statement Wednesday that the ban, imposed amid fears the Islamic State group …

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Canadian fisherman killed by whale he saved

OTTAWA: A Canadian fisherman lost his life after freeing a whale which had become tangled up in fishing gear. Joe Howlett, from Campobello Island, New Brunswick, has saved dozens of endangered whales after they became entangled in fishing nets. Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc offered his sympathies to Mr Howlett’s family and …

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Terrorism in campuses: CTD to hold meeting with VCs today

KARACHI: In the wake of frightening instances of well-educated, university students being brainwashed and lured into the ideology of militants and extremists, the Counter Terrorism Department of Sindh police has invited vice chancellors of universities to discuss ways and means to combat terrorism and radicalization in university campuses. Recent cases, including …

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China offers to mediate between India, Pakistan

BEIJING: China has expressed willingness to play a constructive role in improving tense relations between Pakistan and India. Addressing a press briefing in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said on-going tension along the Line of Control in Kashmir is posing threat to peace and stability of the region. …

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Panamagate probe aims to mar CPEC, claims JUI-F chief

PESHAWAR: Calling on the masses to descry the future consequence of Panamagate report, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Wednesday implied the probe aiming to mar the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), ARY News reported. He was addressing a ceremony here when he alleged that the sole purpose of the Panama …

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