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Global demand for air conditioning to triple by 2050: report

The worldwide demand for air conditioning is expected to triple over the next 30 years, making the pursuit of energy-efficient cooling systems a top priority, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday. Some 1.6 billion buildings worldwide have AC today, a number that will grow to 5.6 billion by 2050, “which amounts to 10 new ACs…

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Michelle Obama says no miracle candidate will ‘save’ America

Michelle Obama urged women not to expect a miracle candidate to “save” America on Saturday, indicating again she has no plans to run for president as some have speculated. The former first lady, 54, was greeted like a rock star at a conference called the United State of Women Summit, with an audience of some…

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Leaving Pakistan permanently, Meera tells fans

Pakistani actor Irtiza Rubab, better known by her stage name Meera, has decided to leave Pakistan. “I am moving move to America or Canada permanently in a few days,” Meera said. “I will be in touch with my fans through Twitter.” Meera said that she has the “green cards of both America and Canada”. She,…

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Imran lashes out at Trump for ignoring Pakistan’s sacrifices in Economist interview

PTI chairman Imran Khan has lashed out at US President Donald Trump for ignoring Pakistan’s sacrifices in the “war against terror”. “Donald Trump doesn’t have a proper understanding of Pakistan, especially the whole Pak-Afghan situation as it has evolved since 1979,” said Khan in a podcast interview with the Economist magazine April 26. “It’s a…

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Americans waste 150,000 tons of food per day: study

TAMPA: Americans waste nearly 150,000 tons of food per day, amounting to about one pound (422 grams) per person, and fruits and vegetables are mostly what gets tossed, said a study Wednesday. The amount of land used annually to grow food that ends up in the garbage in the United States is 30 million acres,…

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Imran promises FATA-KP merger if PTI forms govt in Islamabad

PESHAWAR: PTI chairman Imran Khan said that his party would merge tribal areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa if it formed the government in Islamabad. “FCR will be abolished in consultation with other stakeholders,” Imran said, announcing his plan for the mainstreaming of tribal areas at an event in Peshawar on Wednesday. FCR is a special set…

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Florida students to march on Washington in call for gun reform

Students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to “shame” politicians into reforming laws that make firearms readily available. The “March for our Lives” will take place on March 24, with sister rallies planned across the country, a group of students told…

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Love is In the Air….Or Not?

By Gulrukh Tausif I am sure this is going to be a highly unpopular blog especially among the younger people but the fun and beauty of writing blogs is that I can put across my ideas and opinions with complete freedom and others are equally free to agree or disagree with my perspective. As soon…

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US wants to privatize International Space Station: report

Could the International Space Station become a commercial venture run by private industry?  That is the wish of the White House, which hopes to end funding for the costly program within a few years, The Washington Post reported Sunday. The US plan, the paper said, involves privatizing the ISS, a low-orbit space station piloted by…

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US mulling sanctions on Venezuela oil: Tillerson

Buenos Aires: The United States said Sunday it has not ruled out sanctions on Venezuelan oil as it turns the screw on President Nicolas Maduro, but is wary of hurting the country’s people. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Argentina as he tours Latin American to bolster a common front against Venezuela’s bid to…

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Mexico studies request for US air marshals on cross-border flights

Mexico City: Mexico is studying a request by the United States to put armed US air marshals on cross-border flights, the head of Mexico’s National Security Commission said on Tuesday. “No decision has yet been taken on the matter,” Renato Sales told the Televisa network. But the proposal was for US federal marshals to be…

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Mattis warns of ‘growing threats’ from Russia, China

Washington: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday that America is facing “growing threats” from China and Russia, and warned that the US military’s advantages have eroded in recent years. Mattis’s assessment came as he unveiled the Pentagon’s vision for the future detailed in a document called the national defense strategy. “We face growing threats from…

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Two US lottery winners pull in a total exceeding $1 billion

Some lucky person in New Hampshire has won $560 million in a Powerball lottery, officials said Sunday, just two days after someone in Florida won a cool $450 million, helping push the weekend’s total past $1 billion, apparently for the first time in US history. The winning ticket in New Hampshire was sold at Reeds…

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Bannon backs away from remarks that drew Trump’s ire

Former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon on Sunday sought to back away from incendiary remarks quoted in an explosive new book that have landed him in hot water with the president he helped elect. Bannon has found himself in dire straits since excerpts of Paul Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” —…

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Trump willing to speak directly with Kim Jong-Un

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he would be willing to speak directly with Kim Jong-Un, voicing hope that rare talks between North and South Korea could help deescalate the crisis over Pyongyang’s nuclear drive. Trump’s remarks were a further pivot from his often-bellicose rhetoric on North Korea and Kim, with whom he has engaged…

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Americans should worry about Kim’s mental fitness, not Trump’s: White House

WASHINGTON: The White House on Wednesday defended Donald Trump’s tweet about the size of his nuclear button, saying Americans should be concerned about the North Korean leader’s mental fitness, not their president‘s. On Tuesday, Trump responded to a New Year’s Day speech in which North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned he had a nuclear…

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Huge pro-regime rallies in Iran as protests die down

TEHRAN: Tens of thousands gathered across Iran Wednesday in a massive show of strength for the regime after days of deadly unrest, with state television showing vast crowds marching through several cities.  Chants of “Leader, we are ready” were heard as images showed thousands rallying in the cities of Ahvaz, Kermanshah, Gorgan and elsewhere. The demonstrators waved…

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Trump on Iran: ‘Oppressive regimes cannot last forever’

US President Donald Trump weighed in on protests in Iran Saturday, warning that the country’s people want change and “oppressive regimes cannot endure forever.”  Trump posted on Twitter two clips of his speech to the UN General Assembly in September in which he took aim at the Iranian regime, which Washington has held out as…

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US ‘strongly condemns’ Iran protest arrests

The US State Department said Friday it “strongly condemns” the arrest of protesters in Iran, where dozens were detained during demonstrations against high prices and unemployment. The State Department is monitoring the protests, and urged “all nations to publicly support the Iranian people and their demands for basic rights and an end to corruption,” spokeswoman…

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Trump’s vacation: golf, tweets and phone calls

President Donald Trump is spending his winter vacation at his exclusive Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida but he is not taking a break from two of his favorite things — golf and Twitter. Trump flew to his Florida resort on Air Force One a week ago, and his days since have tended to follow the same…

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US oil prices end above $60 for 1st time in 2-1/2 years

US oil prices finished above $60 a barrel for the first time since June 2015 after new data suggested American producers were being cautious about ramping up output. The benchmark US contract, West Texas Intermediate for February delivery, climbed 58 cents to finish at $60.42 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent North Sea crude for March delivery…

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