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Scientists discover how breast cancer hibernates: study

Scientists have identified the mechanism that allows breast cancer cells to lie dormant in other parts of the body only to reemerge years later with lethal force, according to a study published Tuesday. In experiments with human cells and live mice, researchers showed that disabling the mechanism — with drugs or gene manipulation — crippled…

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Seminal American novelist Philip Roth dead at 85

Grand man of American letters Philip Roth, a fierce and prolific talent who achieved fame with the sexually explicit “Portnoy’s Complaint” in 1969, has died at 85. Roth’s literary agent, Andrew Wylie, told US media that the writer died Tuesday of congestive heart failure. The New Yorker magazine and the New York Times had both…

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Rohingya militants massacred Hindus in last year’s turmoil: Amnesty

Rohingya militants massacred Hindu villagers during last year’s uprising in Myanmar’s Rakhine, Amnesty International said Wednesday in a report that sheds fresh light on the complex ethnic rivalries in the state. The killings took place on August 25, 2017, the report said, the same day that the Rohingya insurgents staged coordinated deadly raids on police…

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World Cup fever causes sleepless nights for Bangladesh flagmakers

Flagmakers in Bangladesh are doing a roaring trade weeks ahead of the World Cup, but no-one is interested in the home nation’s colours — the money is all on pennants for Lionel Messi’s Argentina and Neymar’s Brazil. Textile printer Kamal Hossain owns one of scores of small, hot, sweaty workshops in the Merajnagar district of…

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Learning to nap in New York, city that never sleeps

New York is the city that never sleeps, but arduous commutes, hellish hours and ultra-competitive jobs mean even the most wired of party animals or dedicated employees have to recharge their batteries. But instead of knocking back a coffee or quaffing an energy drink, a growing number of New Yorkers are opting for a quick…

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Amitabh and daughter stun fans with auto-rickshaw travel

The Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and his daughter Shweta Bachchan took an auto-rickshaw to go for work. The Bollywood’s Big B on his blog wrote “I travel today for the work in the greatly in demand and preferred mode of travel, the AUTO .. the autoriksha .. the auto, the rick .. call it what…

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Mowgli is back: Trailer of jungle tale released

The Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer of its new movie “Mowgli”. The movie, starring Rohan Chand as Mowgli will be in the theaters on October 19, 2018.

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Pakistan’s Amir ‘100 percent ready’ to face England, says Arthur

Pakistan spearhead Mohammad Amir is “100 percent ready” for the first Test against England at Lord’s starting Thursday despite a knee injury, according to team coach Mickey Arthur. The left-arm fast bowler was seen stretching out his right knee as Pakistan beat Test debutants Ireland by five wickets during a one-off match in Malahide, Dublin…

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Shopkeeper gunned down in Quetta

Unidentified armed men shot dead a shopkeeper at Jatak Stop area of Quetta on Tuesday. According to police, the victim was identified as Mirza Khan, a resident of Kuchlak. The police said the unidentified men opened fire at the shopkeeper when he was in his shop and fled away after the attack. The shopkeeper he…

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Shehbaz criticizes PTI over 100-day agenda

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has criticized Imran Khan and Asif Zardari for what he calls their politics of sit-ins and name calling. “The people are fed up of their politics of deceit and allegations,” he said. “We have selflessly served the masses day and night” The Punjab Chief Minister said Imran Khan has done…

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Delhi archbishop warns of threat to India’s secular fabric, triggering BJP rebuke

The archbishop of Delhi has called for a prayer campaign until the next general election in an unprecedented political intervention, citing a threat to the country’s secular fabric, triggering angry reactions from the ruling Hindu nationalist party. “We are witnessing a turbulent political atmosphere which poses a threat to the democratic principles enshrined in our…

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Books meant to be given away to students being sold as scrap in Karachi

Karachi police has seized around 50,000 books from a go-down at Landhi number 5. The books were meant to be distributed free to secondary students in Korangi but were sold as scrap. “The books were under the custody of DMC,” said a police officer. “Books were sold to scrap dealers for Rs. 13 per kg”….

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Britons shunned shops to watch royal wedding, says John Lewis

Britain’s royal wedding dented sales at department store group John Lewis last week, as customers chose to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married on television instead of go shopping. The couple, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, tied the knot on Saturday at Windsor Castle, in a splendid display of…

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16 killed, 38 wounded by blast in southern Afghan city

At least 16 people were killed and 38 wounded Tuesday when a minivan packed with explosives detonated as security forces were trying to defuse it in southern Afghanistan, officials said. Security forces in Kandahar had already cleared the area around a bus station where the van was found, provincial governor spokesman Daud Ahmadi said. “As…

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Has Nawaz’s Mumbai attacks statement divided PML-N?

PML-N representative Uzma Bokhari said that attempts were being made to cause a split within the party. “Some members are receiving threatening calls while others are being coerced with NAB cases,” she said. When asked about Shehbaz Sharif’s views on Nawaz’s statements, she said that the junior Sharif accepted Nawaz as his leader. “Shehbaz said…

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PTI’s 100-day plan has been copied from Vision 2025, says Ahsan Iqbal

The PTI’s 100-day plan has been copied from our Vision 2025 document, said Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal during a press conference in Islamabad on Tuesday.  “We wanted to laugh when he heard about the PTI’s 100-day plan,” he said. “It is nothing but a mixture that has been copied from our Vision 2025,” he added….

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Inter-faith harmony: Sikhs treat Muslims to iftar in Peshawar

In an excellent example of inter-faith harmony, Peshawar’s Sikhs treated Muslims to iftar at the Lady Reading Hospital on Monday.  Scores of Muslim patients and their relatives were treated to delicious iftar organised by the Sikhs at the Lady Reading Hospital. “We have arranged iftar for Muslim patients who come to this hospital from all…

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Medicines available free of cost at DHQ Hospital Chiniot, says Shehbaz

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Tuesday that medicines were available free of cost at the DHQ Hospital, Chiniot.  The chief minister was addressing a crowd that had gathered during his visit to the DHQ Hospital Chiniot. Shehbaz heaped praise on the project and said that people were availing benefits from the hospital. “At…

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Buttler to maintain attacking approach in Pakistan test

England batsman Jos Buttler has vowed not to curb his attacking instincts after earning a “surprise” recall to the test team for the opening test against Pakistan starting at Lord’s on Thursday. Buttler returns to the test fold for the first time since December 2016 after a series of impressive innings in the Indian Premier…

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Saudi plane makes emergency landing at Jeddah airport

A Saudi plane travelling from Madinah to Dhaka had to be diverted to Jeddah, which it made an emergency landing, reported Arab News. Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SV3818 suffered a malfunction with the nose landing gear. Saudia Airbus A330-200 leased from Onur Air (TC-OCH) made an emergency landing at Jeddah Airport without its nosegear resulting…

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Harry Kane named England captain for World Cup

Striker Harry Kane will wear the captain’s armband for England at next month’s World Cup, ending speculation about who would lead Gareth Southgate’s squad in Russia. The announcement was made in a video published on Twitter in which Southgate said Tottenham Hotspur’s Kane had “outstanding leadership” qualities. England’s last full-time captain was Wayne Rooney but…

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