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Trump Jr. met Gulf princes’ emissary in 2016 who offered campaign help

Donald Trump Jr., the U.S. president’s eldest son, met in August 2016 with an envoy representing the crown princes of United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. The meeting was first reported by the New York Times on Saturday and confirmed by an attorney representing Trump Jr. The meeting was a chance for the envoy to…

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Google pushes artificial intelligence for upgraded news app

For its updated news application, Google is doubling down on the use of artificial intelligence as part of an effort to weed our disinformation and help users get viewpoints beyond their own “filter bubble.” Google chief Sundar Pichai, who unveiled the updated Google News earlier this month, said the app now “surfaces the news you…

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I’m happy people are talking about my chemistry with Ranbir, says Alia Bhatt

I’m happy that people are talking about my chemistry with Ranbir because we are doing a film that comes out next year, said Alia Bhatt. “And all these people who are talking about our chemistry better come and watch the film,” she told Mumbai Mirror in an interview. Rumours are rife that Alia and Ranbir…

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US, China agree to abandon trade war: Beijing

Washington and Beijing have agreed to abandon any trade war and back off from imposing tariffs on each other, Chinese state media reported Sunday.                  The announcement came after high-level talks in the US capital and followed months of tensions over what President Donald Trump has blasted as an unfair commercial relationship between the two economic…

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More than six million tweets on Harry and Meghan’s big day

Over six million people tweeted on Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle, more than three times the number during his older brother’s wedding, social media monitoring firm Visibrain said Sunday. Between 2200 GMT Friday and 2300 GMT Saturday, 6,604,498 tweets were posted worldwide on the royal nuptials, of which 5.2 million bore the hashtag #RoyalWedding,…

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Three Palestinians wounded in Monday protests die: Gaza ministry

Three Palestinians have died from their wounds days after being shot by Israeli troops during protests in the Gaza Strip, the territory’s health ministry said Saturday. Their deaths bring to 62 the total number of Palestinians killed by Israeli gunfire on Monday, when thousands of Palestinians protested as the US officially moved its embassy from…

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Buffon bids tearful farewell to Juve after 656 games

Talismanic goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon bid a tearful farewell to Juventus after 17 seasons at the club when he played his last match for them in a 2-1 win over relegated Verona on Saturday. The Turin side, who clinched their seventh consecutive Serie A title a week ago, were leading 2-0 when Buffon was substituted in…

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Ramazan recipe: Chicken Fritters

Chicken fritters is one of the easiest dish to make and can be enjoyed with ketchup and mayonnaise. Here is how you can prepare this simple yet mouthwatering snack for your loved ones. Ingredients: Two tablespoons cooking oil 500 grams boneless chicken One teaspoon grounded cumin Half teaspoon salt One chopped onion Two chopped green…

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India court jails ex-diplomat for spying for Pakistan

An Indian diplomat convicted of passing state secrets to Pakistan’s intelligence services has been jailed for three years, her lawyer said Sunday. Madhuri Gupta was found guilty in a New Delhi court on Friday of “spying and wrongful communication of information” while posted to the Indian embassy in Islamabad. Gupta, 61, was arrested in 2010…

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Gates mocks Trump for not knowing difference between HIV, HPV

Bill Gates is not a huge fan of Donald Trump, and at a recent event hosted by his foundation, he made that clear as he revealed details about his interactions with the US president. The billionaire Microsoft founder drew laughter from the crowd when he said that at two meetings, Trump needed help distinguishing the…

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Sabika Sheikh’s body to reach Karachi on Tuesday or Wednesday: father

  The body of Pakistani student Sabika Sheikh will reach Karachi by Tuesday or Wednesday, according to her father. “God willing, by Tuesday or Wednesday by daughter will be with me,” said Sabika’s father while speaking to media. “At the moment her body is in the Muslim Community Center there. By Sunday it will arrive…

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Azhar, Fakhar, Usman take Pakistan to 321/9 against Leicestershire

Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman and Usman Salahuddin scored half centuries on the first day of the tour match between Pakistan and Leicestershire at Leicester. Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first in the tour game. They were 321/9 at stumps on day one. Azhar Ali made 73 runs from 127 balls with 13…

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Muniba Mazari walks with robotic support for the first time in 10 years

Motivational speaker and Pakistan’s goodwill ambassador for UN Women Muniba Mazari walked on her feet with the help of robotic support for the first time in 10 years. She tweeted pictures and a video of her standing and walking. In 2007, Mazari, then 21 years old, suffered a car accident that gave her multiple injuries….

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A Bob Dylan guitar fetches $495,000 at auction

A guitar that played a key role in Bob Dylan’s artistic evolution from folk music to rock fetched a half million at auction on Saturday. The guitar, a 1965 Fender Telecaster that belonged to Robbie Robertson, Dylan’s guitarist, was used by Dylan, Eric Clapton and George Harrison, Julien’s Auctions said Saturday. It had been expected…

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Nawaz Sharif to appear in Raiwind Road construction case

An accountability court in Lahore will hear the illegal construction of Raiwind Road case against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday. Nawaz Sharif is accused of constructing the road in 1998 with government funds and changing its designing. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chairman was to appear in the case on April 21 but…

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Shahid Afridi tweets daughter’s birthday pictures

Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi tweeted pictures of his youngest daughter’s birthday. He tweeted: “Celebrating Asmara’s 6th birthday today, MashaAllah. Daughters are a blessing from the Almighty. We should always take time out to celebrate small happinesses with our families & loved ones, and give thanks for all of the moments. Love you, Asmara!”…

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Bus accident kills two people in Karachi neighbourhood

Shehbaz Khan A bus turned turtle in Karachi’s Korangi neighbourhood, killing two people and injuring seven others on Sunday. The accident happened near Vita Chowrangi. According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics data, 4,448 people died in traffic accidents in Pakistan between 2015 and 2016.

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Cat invasion: Feline interruption during tennis match

A cat wandered into a tennis court mid-way during a doubles match in the ongoing Italian Open. The cat interrupted the match when Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah were playing Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo. The feline narrowly avoided getting hit by the ball. The point was replayed as everyone got distracted by the…

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Melania Trump returns to White House after kidney procedure

President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, returned to the White House on Saturday after undergoing a surgical procedure this week to treat a benign kidney condition, her office said. The first lady, 48, had been recovering at Walter Reed medical center since Monday, when she underwent an embolization procedure to treat the kidney condition. Spokeswoman…

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Four bodies found in sacks at Sukkur Barrage

Four dead bodies, packed in sacks, were recovered from Sukkur Barrage on Sunday. The victims have not been identified. Rescue teams and police arrived at the scene and shifted the corpses to a hospital for post-mortem. The rescue workers said that they bodies got swept from Punjab and got trapped in the doors of the…

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India inaugurates Kishanganga project despite Pakistan reservations

India on Saturday inaugurated the Kishanganga hydropower project despite reservations from Pakistan. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached occupied Kashmir to inaugurate the hydropower project. A complete shutterdown strike was observed in the region. The World Bank had ordered India to change the design of the dam over Pakistan’s reservations on the project. A…

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