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Saudi Arabia’s oldest man dies at 147

He passed away after suffering a brain stroke. (Web desThe oldest man in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Ali Al Alakmi, died at the age of 147, last week. As disclosed by his family members, Alakmi depended on organic food and hardly ever used cars, preferring to walk whenever possible. They added …

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North Korea says will attend Olympics in rival South

– North Korea said it was willing to send athletes and a high-level delegation to the forthcoming Winter Olympics in the South on Tuesday as the rivals held their first official talks in more than two years after high tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme. Seoul urged that reunions of …

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64 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean boat sinking

– As many as 64 migrants, including a mother whose 3-year-old child desperately clung to her, are feared dead after a traffickers’ overcrowded rubber dinghy from Libya started sinking in the Mediterranean Sea, officials said on Monday. The Italian coast guard rescued 86 people from the boat hours after it …

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H&M withdraws ‘monkey’ hoodie after black child ad outrage

Swedish clothing giant H&M on Tuesday said it had withdrawn from sale a green hoodie with the inscription “coolest monkey in the jungle” after an ad featuring a black child triggered racism accusations. The company apologised on its Twitter account and said it would investigate the online shopping ad which …

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PP-20 by-poll: Vote count underway

Vote count is under way after a daylong polling in the by-election of PP-20 Chakwal-I, reported Dunya News. As per preliminary and unofficial results obtained from 92 polling stations, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PMLN) candidate Sultan Haider has secured strong lead with 28680 votes whereas Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Tariq Afzal …

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Trump’s attempt at punishing Pakistan won’t work: Ex-US envoy

The Trump administration’s attempt at “humiliating and penalizing” Pakistan for failing to take decisive action against Afghan Taliban is unlikely to work, Richard Olson, a former American ambassador to Pakistan, said Tuesday, warning that Islamabad has greater leverage over the United States. “Pakistan, like most countries, reacts very badly to …

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Politicians condemn terror attack in Quetta

Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Balochistan Governor, Punjab chief minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari among other lawmakers have strongly condemned terror attack near Balochistan Assembly on Tuesday, hours aft

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