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UK, Canadian govts caution citizens from traveling to Pakistan

LONDON: The governments of the United Kingdom and Canada have cautioned their citizens against traveling unnecessarily to Pakistan, citing security reasons. According to details, the UK government has advised its citizens to stay vigilant, keep a low profile and exercise caution while at the Benazir International Airport in Islamabad. The advisory states that the Pakistani…

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Video: Malala’s witty speech makes Canadian PM laugh

TORONTO: The world knows her to be a brave Pakistani female education activist who refused to bow to fear in her pursuit of knowledge. However, Malala Yousafzai showed her wit when she referred to the Canadian Prime Minister’s age, making everyone else in the room (including his wife) laugh.

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Malala Yousafzai becomes honorary Canadian citizen

OTTAWA: Pakistani Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai became only the sixth person to receive honorary Canadian citizenship Wednesday. Wearing a bright orange scarf to cover her head, the Pakistani activist was welcomed to the seat of Canada’s democracy by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. At age 19, Yousafzai is the youngest person to speak to Canadian…

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Canada province ends rule forcing women to wear high heels at work

MONTREAL: Believe it or not, some companies in Canada’s British-Columbia province can force women to wear high heels at work. But not any more. The premier of the province, Christy Clark, announced Friday that companies can no longer impose such a rule. “In some workplaces in our province, women are required to wear high heels…

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Malala to address Canadian Parliament

ISLAMABAD: Canada’s Prime Minister has announced that Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai will address his country’s Parliament and receive the honorary citizenship bestowed upon her in 2014. Justin Trudeau said that the 19 year old Pakistani activist will become  the youngest person to address the body when she visits on April 12, said a news report…

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Pi Social-the first board game café

By: Filza Jawad Hai It’s always great to have young entrepreneurs rising up with new ideas of starting a new business and bring change in the mainstream market, just like these two young men Fahd and Shaan, who took the inspiration from Canada and executed their business idea of introducing the first board game café….

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Canada, US to probe uptick in migrant flow

Canada and the United States on Friday pledged to cooperate to determine why migrants are increasingly attempting to cross the border illegally into America’s northern neighbor. The pledge came after talks between Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and visiting US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. “No one is suggesting the construction of a wall…

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Trekking through snow and cold, US Muslims refugees take their chances in Canada

Disheartened by the Trump administration’s attempts to halt the flow of refugees into the United States, a small but growing number of Muslim asylum seekers are fleeing President Trump’s America, trekking through frigid temperatures and waist-deep snow to cross the border to Canada. As 1,100 refugees arrived in the United States last week with the…

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Canada frees Air India bomber

The only person convicted in the 1985 Air India bombings that killed 331 people is now free, Canada’s parole board said Wednesday. Inderjit Singh Reyat had been ordered to live at a halfway house following his release from prison one year ago, after serving two decades behind bars. That condition has now been lifted and…

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Quebec mosque shooting ‘lone wolf’ attack: Canadian authorities

QUEBEC CITY/TORONTO: A French-Canadian university student was the sole suspect in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque that killed six people and injured 17 others, Canadian authorities said on Monday, in what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called “a terrorist attack.”

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Deadly civilian shootings: from Peshawar to Quebec

QUEBEC CITY: Gunmen killed at least six people and injured eight more when they opened fire in a mosque in Quebec City, Canada on Sunday night. Here are some of the major attacks perpetrated by gunmen against civilians around the world over the last two years. – Pakistan school raid – December 16, 2014: Taliban…

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Canada offers temporary home to those stranded by Trump order

OTTAWA: Canada will offer temporary residence permits to people stranded in the country as a result of US President Donald Trump’s travel ban, the immigration ministry said Sunday. “Let me assure those who may be stranded in Canada that I will use my authority as minister to provide them with temporary residency if needed as…

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At least six dead in shooting at Quebec City mosque: media

QUEBEC CITY: At least six people were killed and several people wounded after gunmen opened fire at a mosque in Quebec City late Sunday, media reported. A Quebec police spokesman confirmed that there were people killed, but did not say how many. Two suspects in the shooting were arrested, he said. Tonight, Canadians grieve for…

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Canada’s WestJet turns back US-bound passenger, to give refund

Canada’s WestJet Airlines said it turned back a passenger bound for the United States on Saturday in order to comply with an executive order that prohibits people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

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Zuckerberg charity buys AI startup to battle disease

SAN FRANCISCO: A charitable foundation backed by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife said it has bought a Canadian artificial intelligence startup as part of a mission to eradicate disease. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative did not disclose financial terms of the deal to acquire Toronto-based Meta, which uses AI to quickly read and comprehend scientific papers…

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Ultrasound treatment doesn’t really help heal bone fracture: study

ISLAMABAD: Low intensity ultrasound after surgical repair of a bone fracture, is a popular treatment to progress recovery, but it does not work; found a large international study led by researchers at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.

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PIA air-hostess arrested in Toronto

LAHORE: An air-hostess of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been arrested in Canada city of Toronto over larceny charge. The air-hostess on Lahore-Toronto PK797 flight has been charged of shoplifting, according to sources. The flight landed at Toronto from Lahore. The air-hostess was spotted shoplifting with the help of CCTV footage and was arrested later…

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Meet Canada’s first hijab-wearing news anchor

TORONTO: Canada suddenly has its first hijab-wearing news anchor on commercial television. – Ginella Massa. She was not always sure she wanted to be in front of a camera. “I had never seen anyone who looked like me on TV, so that sometimes makes you feel like it’s not possible. I had said some time…

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Data of Pakistan’s female oversees workers released

KARACHI: Around 6,444 female migrant workers proceeded to different countries during the years 2008 to 2013, which stands 0.12 percent of the total migrant workers going overseas. According to the `Labour Migration from Pakistan 2015 Status Report’ issued by Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, out of total 6,444, the highest number (3,860)…

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Muslim teen of Pakistani origin brutally beaten by white men in Canada

OTTAWA: Noah Rabbani, 15, was walking the five minutes from his friend’s home in Hamilton, Ontario, to his grandmother’s home just after midnight Sunday, as he has many times before. It’s a quiet residential neighborhood, filled with new homes and considered safe. Then, suddenly, he later told his aunt Salima Hafeez, a car stopped. He…

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Canada to allow expats to vote

Canada’s Liberal government introduced a bill to increase voter eligibility, including rolling back a measure that excluded more than one million expatriates from voting in 2015. Maryam Monsef, the minister for democratic institutions, told a news conference the reforms will “break down unnecessary barriers to voting, while enhancing the efficiency and integrity of our elections.”…

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