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65-year-old retired PAF officer stopped Norway mosque shooter

Muhammad Rafiq saved a mosque full of people

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August 13, 2019

 

Norway mosque shooting an ‘attempted act of terror’

The suspect appears to harbour far-right, anti-immigrant views

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August 11, 2019

 

Expat Pakistanis help collect Rs280m for dam

Dubai has raised Rs100 million

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November 5, 2018

 

Dam fundraiser in Norway raises Rs80 million in two hours

A bat signed by the prime minister was also auctioned off at the event

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November 2, 2018

 

Norway to test free heroin for drug addicts

Norway, which has one of the highest deadly drug overdose rates in Europe, will test prescribing free heroin to the most serious addicts to improve their living conditions

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August 10, 2018

 

Norway dampen Panama’s pre-World Cup hopes

World Cup-bound Panama saw their hopes of a morale-boosting pre-tournament win crumble after just four minutes in a 1-0 defeat to Norway on Wednesday. Panama will make their World Cup debut in Russia, where the central Americans will face England, Belgium and Tunisia in Group G. But Hernan Dario Gomez’s men will be hoping for…

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June 7, 2018

 

Usain Bolt trains at Norwegian football club Stromsgodset

Multiple Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt is training with Norwegian top-flight side Stromsgodset as he pursues his dream of becoming a professional footballer, newspaper Verdens Gang reported on Wednesday. The 31-year-old Jamaican, who retired from athletics after winning eight Olympic gold medals, is a soccer fanatic and trained with the club in Drammen, some 40km…

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May 31, 2018

 

Norway’s Svindal wins Olympic men’s downhill

NEWS DESK: ‘Attacking Viking’ Aksel Lund Svindal claimed gold in the blue riband event of the Olympic alpine skiing programme, the men’s downhill, on Thursday in a thrilling Norwegian one-two, reported AFP. Svindal, 35 and coming to the end of a stellar career, clocked 1min 40.25sec down the 3km-long Jeongseon course to hand Norway its…

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February 15, 2018

 

Trump lauds delivery of F-52s to Norway – the planes are fictional

NEWS DESK: US President Donald Trump caused a stir with his announcement that the United States had delivered F-52 fighter jets to Norway. Except that the planes are fictional, reported The Washington Post. Was it a secret advanced jet capable of beating its Russian counterparts? A ruse to fool intelligence analysts? Neither, it turns out….

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January 12, 2018

 

Yemen civil war: Norway suspends arms sales to UAE as part of ‘precautionary line’

NEWS DESK: Norway has suspended exports of munitions and arms to the United Arab Emirates as a “precautionary line,” based on its assessment of the situation in Yemen, reported The Independent. A Saudi-led coalition including the UAE has been fighting Shia rebels in the country for nearly three years. Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide said…

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January 4, 2018

 

Norway boasts of huge ratio of electric cars

OSLO: Electric or hybrid vehicles accounted for more than half of all new cars sold in Norway last year, official data showed on Wednesday, confirming the country’s pioneering role in carbon-free transport. Zero-emission, mainly all-electric as well as a few hydrogen-powered cars, accounted for 20.9 percent of total sales in 2017, while hybrid vehicles accounted…

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January 3, 2018

 

Norway appoints its first female foreign minister

OSLO: Norwegian Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide was named minister of foreign affairs on Friday, making her the first woman to hold the post in the Nordic country, reported Reuters. She replaces Boerge Brende, who last month was appointed president of the World Economic Forum. The appointment leaves the top three government jobs, that of…

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October 20, 2017

 

Uber suspends unlicensed service in Norway in change of tack

NEWS DESK: Uber said on Monday it would suspend its unlicensed service UberPOP in Oslo until Norway introduces new rules, as the U.S. ride-hailing app adopts a more conciliatory tone with national authorities, reported Reuters. The move follows a similar one-year suspension in Finland in July to allow a new taxi law to come into…

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October 9, 2017

 

Who won Nobel Peace Prize since 1901?

OSLO: Here is the full list of Nobel Peace Prize laureates from 1901, when the prize was first awarded. The 2017 prize will be announced on Friday: 2016: Juan Manuel Santos (Colombia) 2015: The National Dialogue Quartet (Tunisia) 2014: Kailash Satyarthi (India) and Malala Yousafzai (Pakistan) 2013: The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons…

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October 5, 2017

 

Fear of protest: London university cancels Musharraf’s event

LONDON: The University of London has announced that the event in which former president and army chief General (retd) Pervez Musharraf at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) has been cancelled due to fears of protests. Musharraf was scheduled to speak on the 1999 martial law, war against terrorism, disqualification of prime minister Nawaz…

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August 23, 2017

 

Norway pledges $1.1 million to to support Punjab police, Prosecution

The Norway Government and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) signed an agreement today on Norway’s contribution of NOK 9,000,000 (USD 1.1 Million approx.) for over a period of three years.  This funding will assist UNODC to carryout activities to enhance the capacity in two divisions of Punjab Police and Prosecution Departments…

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July 27, 2017

 

Overseas Pakistani workers remit US $19.3 bln in FY17

KARACHI: The Overseas Pakistani workers remitted US$ 19,303.58 million in the fiscal year 2017 (FY 17) (July to June), compared with US$ 19,916.76 million received during the same period in the preceding year, a State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) statement said here on Monday. It said that during June 2017, the inflow of workers’ remittances…

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July 10, 2017

 

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy appointed Consul General of Norway in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan’s first Oscar winning documentary maker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has been appointed Consul General of Norway in Karachi. According to reports, she will be taking over the position from Muhammad Moonis who will be retiring after 38 years as the consul general of Norway in Karachi. The handover took place at a reception at…

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May 26, 2017

 

Pakistanis are happier than Indians: report

According to The World Happiness Report 2017, India is ranked below countries like Pakistan, China and Nepal on a list that features the happiest countries in the world. India came in at a dismal 122 on a list that featured the world’s happiest countries. The report places Pakistan on number 80, China on number 79…

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March 21, 2017

 

May’s Brexit: going it alone, hoping for an EU trade deal

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May has finally outlined what Brexit really means for her: Britain going it alone, fully disentangled from the European Union while hoping the bloc will agree to a comprehensive trade deal.

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January 17, 2017

 

Norway seeks ban on burqas in the classroom

OSLO: Norway’s government on Wednesday announced plans to ban the full-face veil from classrooms and university lecture halls. Education Minister Torbjorn Roe Isaksen, quoted in the Vart Land newspaper, said the government was seeking “national regulations prohibiting the full-face veil in schools and universities”. Women are rarely seen wearing such veils in Norway, let alone…

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October 6, 2016

 
 
 
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