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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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Pakistanis put Trump back in his place after ‘No More’ tweet

NEWS DESK: Most people let bygones by bygones on occasions like New Year and move on. Not so with US President Donald Trump. Instead of letting the differences heal, the US president wrote his first tweet of 2018 in the form of a rant against Pakistan. US foolishly gave Pakistan more than $33bn. No more:…

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Here’s one change that will help you lose weight in 2018

NEWS DESK: In case you are thinking of changing your diet completely as your New Year resolution, in reality it’s going to be exhausting, time-consuming and unsustainable. The point is not just to make a resolution for the heck of it but to stick to it as well. So, all you people out there who…

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Supermoon: New Year’s Day ‘wolf moon’ will be first of 2018

NEWS DESK: Skywatchers should prepare for a brilliant supermoon which is set to light up the sky on New Year’s day, reported The Independent. The first full moon in January was known as a “wolf moon” by early Native American tribes, as wolves would howl outside their settlements. As a result some skywatchers have adopted…

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New Year: Mohammad Amir just tweeted an adorable family photo!

NEWS DESK: Cricketer Mohammad Amir tweeted an adorable photo with his wife and son, posing in green shirts bearing the inscription “Happy New Year” alongside their pool. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL, MAY IT BE FILLED WITH HAPPINESS, JOY N PROSPERITY FOR ALL OF US😊😊😊😊😊😊 pic.twitter.com/BH2J0m4Bq9 — Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) December 31, 2017 The young…

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North Korea’s Kim says ‘open to dialogue’ with South Korea, will only use nukes if threatened

FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to people attending a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of country’s founding father, Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj SEOUL: Kim Jong Un on Monday warned the United States that he has a “nuclear button” on his desk ready for…

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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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On New Year eve, govt raises oil prices by upto Rs.6.79

ISLAMABAD: On the New Year eve, the government dropped ‘petrol bomb’ on masses, raising petroleum prices for the next month by upto Rs.6.79 per liter. Briefing the media in Islamabad this evening Advisor to Prime Minister for Finance Miftah Ismail said prices of petrol has been increased by Rs.4.06 per liter; High Speed Diesel and…

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Roads, Metro Station closed as Dubai crowd rushes for New Year fireworks

Dubai: The city is adding laser show to its main midnight fireworks on the world’s tallest tower, the 828-metre Burj Khalifa. Road around Dubai have started closing ahead of the grand New Year celebrations around the city under the traffic plan. Dubai’s New Year’s Eve fireworks extravaganza to herald the start of 2013 became a…

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New Year celebrations start across globe

SYDNEY: The New Year celebrations have started across the globe. Samoa, the tiny pacific island was the first country to welcome in 2018, with New Zealand following an hour later. Half a tonne of fireworks were set off from Auckland’s Sky Tower as the clock struck midnight at 11am GMT. Meanwhile, Australians are welcoming 2018…

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Australia kicks off New Year parties with dazzling fireworks

Sydney, Australia: Australia’s largest city Sydney welcomed 2018 with dazzling fireworks, amid strict security for the nation’s festivities as celebrations begin worldwide. More than 1.5 million spectators were packing Sydney’s foreshore to watch tonnes of pyrotechnics light up the night sky, just hours after New Zealand became the first major nation to celebrate. Thousands turned…

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New Year fireworks light up New Zealand skyline

New Zealand welcomed the New Year 2018 with superb fireworks as thousands turned out in the largest city Auckland for the annual New Year’s Eve street party. The New Year celebrations were marked by a major fireworks display from the Sky Tower as clock struck midnight. New Year’s celebrations have been ramping up through the…

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New Year’s Eve: All roads to Sea View to remain open

NEWS DESK: Karachiites can rejoice and celebrate the New Year like everyone else does across the world as no roads, including those leading to Sea View, will be blocked on New Year’s eve. Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah announced this Sunday morning as he visited different areas of the city. He told the media…

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Singapore bar offers bitcoin New Year party package

SINGAPORE CITY: A Singapore bar that bills itself as the world’s highest cryptocurrency club is offering a New Year’s Eve package that includes a limousine pick-up and butler service — but it’ll cost you a whole bitcoin. Skyline, on the 45th floor of a skyscraper overlooking the city-state’s glittering waterfront, is promising partygoers a luxury-filled…

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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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Pakistani stars shone in 2017 in BollywoodSAM

A lot of Pakistani actors won hearts of Indians by working in Bollywood movies. Pakistani stars especially Mahira Khan shone in Bollywood during 2017. Know more in this video report.

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Goodbye 2017, Welcome 2018!

By Iqra Junejo When we entered in 2017 it was “Monday” and we will now enter in 2018 on coming Monday.  Thus, this is going to be the last weekend of the year so we all should say good-bye to this year with smiling faces. Since only one day is left in the commencing of…

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Cold Canada cancels some New Year’s events

OTTAWA: Canadians pride themselves on living with cold weather — but sub-zero temperatures proved too much even for them Friday, with concerts canceled and ski hills closed for safety reasons during an extreme year-end cold snap. Temperatures almost reached -58 F (-50 C) in two central Canadian cities, Regina and Winnipeg. In the capital Ottawa,…

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi cruises toward $200 million domestic debut

LOS ANGELES: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the new film in the beloved space saga, opened with massive ticket sales that put it on track to ring up around $200 million at domestic theatres over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney said on Friday. The movie brought in $45 million in the United States and Canada…

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Suspected Istanbul nightclub attacker formally charged: agency

ANKARA: A Turkish court on Saturday remanded in custody an Uzbek national accused of killing 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day, state-run media said, an attack the authorities blamed on Islamic State.

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New Year nightclub attacker caught in Istanbul: Turkish media reports

ISTANBUL: The gunman suspected of killing 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day has been caught in the city’s Esenyurt district, the Hurriyet newspaper website and other media reports said on Tuesday.

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