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Sindh headlines: Mineral resources, water crisis, pro-PPP admin

Samaa Digital brings to you the major headlines from newspapers across Sindh. 1. Sindh deprived of resources after 18th amendment: Shah Daily Kawish, Hyderabad The mineral resources of Sindh have been handed over to the federal government through the 18th constitutional amendment, “but our lawmakers remained silent,” said Sindh United Party’s senior vice president Syed…

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Facebook news use declining, WhatsApp growing: study

News consumption is increasingly shifting from social media like Facebook to messaging applications like WhatsApp, according to a study published Thursday which also found high levels of international public concern about fake news online. The Reuters Institute report, which covers 37 countries in five continents, found that the use of social media for news fell…

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Facebook used less for news as youngsters turn to WhatsApp: Reuters Institute

The use of social media networks such as Facebook to consume news has started to fall in the United States as many young people turn toward messaging apps such as Facebook-owned WhatsApp to discuss events, the Reuters Institute found. Usage of Facebook, the world’s largest social network, for news is down 9 percentage points from…

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News from Balochistan

Samaa Digital brings you the major headlines from newspapers across Balochistan. 1. Jam Kamal elected BAP president unopposed Daily Jang, Quetta Jam Kamal and Manzoor Kakar have been elected president and general secretary of the newly formed Balochistan Awami Party. Both were elected unopposed as no one had filed nomination papers against them in the…

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News from Balochistan

Samaa Digital brings you the major headlines from newspapers across Balochistan. 1. Four MNAs of PML-N join Balochistan Awami Party Daily Intekhab, Hub, Quetta The lawmakers, who joined the newly formed BAP, are former ministers of state Jam Kamal Khan, Khalil George Bhutto, Sardar Dostain Khan Domki and Khalid Magsi. At a press conference in…

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SAMAA poll: 35% respondents can’t differentiate between real and fake news

After Dr Shahid Masood’s allegations were declared to be false by the State Bank of Pakistan and the Punjab government as the alleged bank accounts of suspect Imran Ali were not found at all, the debate focused on real and fake news.  Can the people really differentiate between real and fake news on social media…

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Facebook to prioritize ‘trustworthy’ news based on surveys

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc will prioritize “trustworthy” news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday, reported Reuters. The company, which has more than 2 billion monthly users, said its members, not experts or Facebook executives, would…

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Facebook to emphasize friends, not news, in series of changes

SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON: Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Thursday began to change the way it filters posts and videos on its centerpiece News Feed, the start of what Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said would be a series of changes in the design of the world’s largest social network, reported Reuters. Zuckerberg, in a sweeping post on Facebook,…

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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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These twins were born minutes apart in different years

NEWS DESK: A pair of Californian twins have made the news by being born in different years despite being delivered mere minutes apart, reported The Independent. Anyone who’s a younger twin can understand the frustration of being born only a few minutes after their sibling, with the elder of two lording over the fact for…

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Video: Muslim teenage girl assaulted in Florida park

A video clip of a Muslim teenage girl in Florida being assaulted by three other girls went viral over the internet on Saturday.  The video clearly shows how the girl, who is reportedly Muslim and was subjected to the hate crime, being dragged to the ground by her hair by another girl who repeatedly hits…

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Short on staff: Nursing crisis strains U.S. hospitals

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia: A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia’s Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time. The non-profit healthcare system is one of the state’s largest employers and sits in the heart of economically depressed coal country. It faces a $40 million deficit this year as it struggles with…

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Rishi Kapoor loses his cool, threatens to slap reporter over Mahira Khan question

MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Rishi Kapoor recently lost his cool during a press meet when reporters asked him questions pertaining to Mahira Khan-Ranbir Kapoor’s viral pictures.  Trust Rishi Kapoor never to keep his cool, especially when dealing with media. The Bollywood legend, who is known for not mincing his words and igniting controversies in a moment,…

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Google looking to help news outlets win subscribers

Google is seeking ways to help publishers win paying subscribers for news stories, a person close to the matter told AFP. To this end, the US internet giant is collaborating with NewsCorp, the Financial Times, and the New York Times, according to the source. Google was said to be ramping up its support for subscription…

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Rohingya villages targets of ‘systematic burnings’ by Myanmar army: Amnesty

Amnesty International has released fresh satellite images of burnt villages in Rakhine state, alleging Myanmar’s security forces have led “systematic” clearances of Rohingya Muslim settlements over the last three weeks. At least 26 villages had been hit by arson attacks in the Rohingya majority region, the rights group said, with patches of grey ash picked…

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SAMAA TV launches “Naya Din”

SAMAA TV launched a news show named “Naya Din”. It will be a morning show which will also bring you the latest news and happenings from across the world.

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Man arrested for dangling baby outside of window for Facebook ‘likes’

ALGIERS: A man was arrested in Algeria on Sunday for dangerously dangling his baby outside of a high-rise building. The caption on the post read, “1,000 likes or I will drop him.” Needless to say, the post earned quite the wrath on social media as users demanded the arrest of the man for endangering the…

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If you can’t grant authority to PEMRA, shut it down: Absar Alam

ISLAMABAD: PEMRA chairman Absar Alam said on Monday that the federal institution’s employees were being threatened and its authority was being undermined. He said that if powers could not be granted to PEMRA, then the institution should be shut down. Addressing a press conference, chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Medua Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Absar Alam…

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How can Nawaz claim victory? He has lost the case 110 percent: Iftikhar Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had lost the Panama leaks case, keeping in mind the verdict. In an exclusive interview with anchor Nadeem Malik for his current affairs show Nadeem Malik Live, Justice (r) Iftikhar Chaudhry said this in response to a question…

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