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Record price for art work: Da Vinci painting of Christ for $450mn

NEW YORK: A 500-year-old painting believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci has sold for $450.3 million in New York, blazing a new world record for the most expensive work of art sold at auction, Christie’s said. “Salvator Mundi” or “Savior of the World,” which depicts Jesus Christ, more than doubled the previous record of…

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Argentine football official commits suicide: reports

BUENOS AIRES: A former Argentine football official committed suicide Tuesday, the same day he was accused of bribe-taking in the FIFA corruption trial that opened in New York this week, Argentine media reported. Jorge Delhon threw himself under a train in a Buenos Aires suburb on Tuesday, the newspapers Clarin and La Nacion reported on…

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Here’s what Preity Zinta had said about Quaid-e-Azam’s daughter Dina

Bollywood actress Preity Zinta was dating Dina Wadia’s grandson Ness Wadia a couple of years back hence it comes as no surprise that she had the honour of meeting Dina. “Sorry to hear that the elegant & spirited Dina Wadia is no more. I was fortunate enough to have met her & really admired her,”…

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New York attacker was ‘soldier’ of IS, Islamic State says

NEW YORK: The attacker who killed eight people in a truck rampage in New York on Tuesday was a “soldier” of the Islamic State group, the outfit said Thursday, according to a US-based monitoring group. “One of the soldiers of the Islamic State attacked a number of crusaders on a street in New York City,”…

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Trump wants federal death penalty for NY attacker

Washington: President Donald Trump on Thursday called for the death penalty for the Uzbek national charged with carrying out the New York truck attack, demanding swift justice. But the death penalty remains a rare sentence — and typically it takes years to be carried out. – A legal possibility – Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old immigrant…

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Gigi Hadid defends hijab by slamming American journalist for racist tweets

American fashion model Gigi Hadid on Thursday slammed an American journalist for posting a series of racist tweets against Muslims following the New York attack. Trust Gigi Hadid to speak her mind and ward off racists on Twitter. The American beauty who is dating musician Zayn Malik, slammed journalist Laura Loomer. “Muslims are out in…

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PIA sorry for forgetting two dead bodies in New York

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) said that two corpses were left behind at a New York airport instead of being flown to Lahore while issuing an apology for the mishap. The oversight occurred on Saturday at New York’s JFK airport as the airline prepared for its final flight from the US city to Lahore via Manchester, with…

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Iran condemns New York attack, slams US Mideast policies

Tehran: Iran on Wednesday condemned the truck attack in New York that killed eight people but also said that US policies in the Middle East were the “root of terrorism”. “The murder of innocent and undefended citizens in public places demonstrates the cruelty and savagery of terrorist groups like Daesh,” Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram…

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What do we know about New York attack and the attacker?

NEW YORK: A pickup driver killed eight people in New York on Tuesday, mowing down cyclists and pedestrians in the city’s first deadly “act of terror” since September 11, 2001. Eleven others were seriously hurt when the truck driver struck in broad daylight just blocks from the 9/11 Memorial, on the West Side of Lower…

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Priyanka Chopra survives New York truck attack

ISLAMABAD: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra managed to escape the New York truck attack which left at least eight people dead. The Bollywood star took to Twitter to announce that she was safe in the attack. She stated that the incident occurred five blocks away from her house in New York and the sirens reminded her…

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A sad day for PIA

ISLAMABAD: A glorious chapter in the history of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) closed as the last flight of the national airliner departed for Lahore from the United States. PIA flight PK-712 left with 300 passengers from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to suspend its flight operation for the…

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Video: Dancing airport worker strives to make travelers smile

An airport worker in US uses the tarmac as a dance floor to make travelers smile and happy. Besides dancing his way into passengers’ hearts, the man is also bring joy to the internet. Kyran Ashford works with Southwest Airlines through JetStream Ground Services. He acts as a gate attendant for the airline, scanning boarding…

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New York opens sexual harassment probe of Weinstein Co.: source

NEW YORK: The New York attorney general has opened an investigation into sexual harassment and possible violations of civil rights laws at the Weinstein Company, the movie studio co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, and sent the company a subpoena on Monday, a source familiar with the investigation said. The subpoena, which has not been made public,…

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Pakistan elected to UN Human Rights Council, polling 151 votes

NEW YORK: Pakistan on Monday won a key election by securing a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council when the General Assembly elected 15 countries to serve on the 47-member body. “This victory is a ringing endorsement of Pakistan’s strong commitment to human rights,” an elated Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the…

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What is women empowerment for you?

By Saman Siddiqui A woman wearing white color knee high, backless dress, spotted smoking somewhere in New York. Paparazzi took the shot and in the next few hours, the photos gone viral in Pakistan. The women identified as famous actress people went haywire, because she was smoking with an Indian co-actor. As she is in…

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Tom Petty, heartland rocker with dark streak, dead at 66

NEW YORK: Tom Petty, the heartland rocker whose classic melodies but dark storytelling created a string of hits over four decades, died Monday of cardiac arrest, his family said. He was 66. His family confirmed that Petty passed away Monday evening surrounded by loved ones after a confusing day in which several media outlets reported…

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Jennifer Lopez donates $1 mln to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

LOS ANGELES: Pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez on Sunday offered $1 million for Puerto Rico as she helped launch an effort by New York state to support the hurricane-battered US island. Lopez, born in New York City to Puerto Rican parents, said she was donating the money to assorted charities and would work with…

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PM Abbasi arrives in London after attending UNGA session

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has reached London en route Islamabad after attending the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. On his arrival at the airport on Friday night, the prime minister was received by Pakistan’s High Commissioner in UK Syed Ibne Abbas, SAID a press release issued…

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Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan comes to Mahira’s defence

Mahira Khan has already made quite a lot of friends in Bollywood after a hit flick alongside Shah Rukh Khan. After the actress was slut-shamed on Twitter, various Bollywood supporters came to her support.  Varun Dhawan is the latest B-Town celebrity who has shown his support for the Pakistani actress after her pictures with Ranbir…

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North Korea says sanctions threaten survival of its children

PYONGYANG: North Korea told a U.N. rights panel that international sanctions imposed on it over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs would endanger the survival of North Korean children. Han Tae Song, Pyongyang’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, was speaking at a hearing of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the…

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Hollywood stars and world leaders: A round-up of who Malala met at UNGA

NEW YORK: Pakistani Nobel Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai had a ball at the United Nations General Assembly as she got to meet Hollywood stars and Heads of State of various nations across the globe. Here’s a round-up of who the 20-year-old activist from Swat met at the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Honored…

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