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Dubai airport retains top international spot in 2017

DUBAI: Dubai airport was the world’s busiest for international passengers in 2017 for the fourth year running, with 88.2 million travellers, a statement said on Monday. International traffic at the UAE airport increased by 4.6 million passengers or 5.5 percent compared to the previous year, operator Dubai Airports announced, despite a laptop ban temporarily imposed…

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40,000 women died of breast cancer in Pakistan in 2017

MULTAN: Known Cancer specialist Dr Quratulain has said that 40,000 women died of breast cancer in the country during 2017. Talking to APP here on Saturday, Dr Quratulain said that about 90,000 cases of breast cancer were reported during the same year. She said that Pakistan was in list of the countries, wherein the rate…

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China’s survey-based jobless rate falls to fifteen-year low in 2017

BEIJING: China’s survey-based jobless rate fell to 3.9 percent in 2017 – the lowest since 2002 – as the country witnessed its first economic rebound in seven years, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said on Friday, reported Reuters. China created a “record-high” 13.51 million new jobs in 2017, a growth of 370,000…

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Over 900 children went missing in Sindh in 2017

KARACHI: Adviser to the CM on Social Welfare Shamim Mumtaz has informed the Sindh Assembly that more than 900 children went missing from Sindh in 2017. The children disappeared for a number of reasons, including kidnapping for ransom and running away from home after developing differences with elders. She said police managed to recover 650…

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2017 the costliest year in US history for natural disasters

NEWS DESK: Last year was the most expensive in US history for natural disasters, with a barrage of fires, freezes, floods and hurricanes that cost $306 billion, according to a US government report Monday, reported AFP. In 2017, a total of 16 disasters cost $1 billion or more, and led to at least 362 deaths,…

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6 things to look forward to in 2018…

The dawn of a new year is always exciting as with it comes hope, anticipation and excitement of fresh things to come. The calendar is lined up with interesting events, competitions and entertainment-related stuff (both nationally and internationally) so you better gear up to have some fun! 1. Pakistan Super League 3 Come February, Peshawar…

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Pope, in year-end message, says 2017 was marred by war and lies

Pope Francis arrives to lead the First Vespers and Te Deum prayer in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican December 31, 2017. REUTERS/Tony Gentile VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis in his year-end message said that 2017 had been marred by war, lies and injustice, and he urged people to take responsibility for their actions, reported Reuters….

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Video: The last sunset of 2017 and plenty of selfies to go with it…

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE/KARACHI: As the sun set on 2017 on Sunday, Pakistanis took selfies and prayed for a new year that would prove to be better.  The conclusion of a year always brings with it memories of the past and expectations for the future. Pakistanis across the country in various cities witnessed the last sunset of 2017….

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This is ‘Most Beautiful Face of 2017’

LONDON: The results are out for the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2017. The annual list was released by TC Candler and has been around since 1990. Since its formation, the list has gained a huge following and is now an internet phenomenon, more so this year because a Philippine actress bagged the top spot…

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Most shocking celebrity scandals in 2017

Here’s a recap of Lollywood scandals that dominated the traditional and social media in 2017.

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10 New Year’s Resolutions that would work wonders for you…

The dawn of a new year is almost upon us and at the twilight of each year–this is what we do always–scribble down some New Year’s Resolutions and plan to stick to them.  Here is a list of 10 resolutions that you may want to keep in order to become a better person come 2018….

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Best performing Bollywood movies of 2017

MUMBAI: In year 2017, many Bollywood films failed to make a mark at the box office with their negligible commercial success; however, films like Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees, Salman Khan’s Tubelight, Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil successfully attracted the fans. The top performing films of 2017 are Golmaal Again and Judwaa 2, both out-and-out comedies with an…

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Year-ender: Social media and hate campaigns across 2017

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: Nearly half of the total Pakistani population has access to internet. According to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), there are 47 million 3G/4G subscribers, 50 million broadband subscribers and 3 million fixed local line subscribers registered with the authority. Taking a glance at the year that has passed, it seems like two-thirds…

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Year-ender video: Check out the 7 most significant visits to Pakistan in 2017

NEWS DESK: The year is about to end but it definitely gave us some important memories. 2017 will be remembered as the year in which the London mayor as well as other influential figures visited our country. Let’s take a look at 7 of the most significant guest visits that Pakistan hosted this year:

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2017 worst year for China-India relations

BEIJING: The year 2017 is doomed to be a special year in the history of China-India relations. The Doklam standoff pushed the two Asian powers to the brink of war, becoming the biggest crisis between them in the past 55 years. Bilateral ties have been blighted by three major strategic contradictions: the border dispute, the…

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Year-ender: 7 important visits to Pakistan in 2017

NEWS DESK: The year is about to end but it definitely gave us some important memories. 2017 will be remembered as the year in which the London mayor as well as other influential figures visited our country. Let’s take a look at 7 of the most significant guest visits that Pakistan hosted this year: 1….

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Yearly Review: What happened in July 2017?

2017 was an eventful year with a lot of vital happenings. Specially the seventh month, July will be remembered for just another tragedy that claimed lives of at least 26 people in Lahore’s Ferozpur road blast. In the same month, a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court announced a landmark and unanimous ruling that disqualified…

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Yearly Review: What happened in June 2017?

2017 was an eventful year with a lot of vital happenings. Specially the sixth month, June will be remembered for a great cricket victory as Pakistan lifted Champions Trophy defeating India. In the same month, a huge tragic incident of oil tanker took place that claimed lives of 215 people in Ahmedpur Sharqia. Samaa has…

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Yearly Review: What happened in May 2017?

2017 was an eventful year with a lot of vital happenings. Specially the fifth month, May will be remembered for Pakistani cricket as Pakistan won the first away test series on West Indies soil against the hosts. In the same month, two great cricketers Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan got retirement from the international cricket. Samaa…

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Yearly Review: What happened in April 2017?

2017 was an eventful year with a lot of vital happenings. Samaa has prepared an yearly review. Watch this overview on April events.

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Yearly Review: What happened in March 2017?

2017 was an eventful year with a lot of vital happenings. Samaa has prepared an yearly review. Watch this overview on March events.

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