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Pakistan's opposition leader and cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan today said that he has proposed marriage to a woman believed to be a faith healer but denied reports that he had secretly wed her. Mr Khan's spokesman in a statement said that he had proposed marriage to Bushra Maneka, who has...
Apple is facing several lawsuits after the tech giant admitted this week that it was deliberately slowing down the performance of its older iPhones. In a statement on Wednesday, the company said slowing down the phones via a recent software update was necessary because the aging batteries in older phones...
The iPhone X released in late October comes with an edge-to-edge display (OLED) that has changed the smartphone market forever. Its price tag aside, it is expected that it may set off a mobile arms race among the various mobile manufacturers in a bid to outdo each other. Keep...
The Zimbabwean army said it had taken President Robert Mugabe and his wife into custody after gunfire was heard near his compound and troops seized control of the state broadcaster. But, according to Sky sources, Mrs Mugabe has fled across the border to Namibia. Armoured vehicles blocked roads to the main...
China easily retained its status as the king of retail e-commerce on Saturday when the Alibaba Group took just over 13 hours to smash its 24-hour Singles’ Day sales tally from last year, with total takings exceeding three times the combined online sales of US$6.7 billion for Black Friday...
President Donald Trump’s personal Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, briefly vanished from the internet on Thursday. Social media users noticed that for a short period of time around 7 p.m. EDT Thursday, the page was inaccessible. Given the president’s frequent use of the platform, confusion began to circulate as to...
“According to ASTI (Acid Survivors Trust International), the UK has one of the highest rates of recorded acid attacks in the world. Most worryingly, it reports that of the 2078 acid-attack crimes that were recorded between 2011 and 2016, only 414 of those resulted in charges being brought.” In USA more than...
Sophia, a humanoid artificially intelligent robot became the first robot in the world to receive a Saudi citizenship on Wednesday. At the Future Investment Initiative conference, the kingdom announced that they were granting her citizenship. In the video shared online, Sophia said she was honoured to receive her citizenship. "I am...
Five people were killed on Tuesday in the fourth drone strike along the Pak-Afghan border near Kurram Agency since Monday, the local political administration said. The strike was the third in the day and fourth since last night. Local sources said drones have been hovering around the area since Monday. The...
Sebastian Kurz, 31, is likely to become the world’s youngest leader of a country. Kurz, currently Austria's Foreign Minister, is the head of the Austrian People’s Party, which finished first in parliamentary elections Sunday, cementing the nation’s rightward shift and paving the way for him to become chancellor. Austria will likely...
Thailand’s top court on Wednesday sentenced ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra to five years in prison for criminal negligence, a verdict read in absentia after she fled the kingdom last month. Yingluck’s administration was toppled in a 2014 coup and she was later put on trial for negligence over her government’s...
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office on Sunday but will have to build an uneasy coalition to form a German government after her conservatives haemorrhaged support in the face of a surge by the far-right. The anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) stunned the establishment...
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered on Friday to register a case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and ruled to send a reference against him and his family to an accountability court. The court also ordered the National Accountability Bureau to wrap up the case in six weeks. The verdict was...
ISLAMABAD: While answering 13 questions raised by the Panama Bench of the Supreme Court, the Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has not held Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif responsible of any wrongdoing, it is learnt from the sources close to the JIT. The JIT has cast some doubts about the prime...
The UN’s world heritage body has recognised the old city of Hebron in the West Bank as a Palestinian world heritage site, sparking outrage from Israel. Furious efforts by Israel failed to derail the Unesco ruling on the city, which includes a holy site known to Muslims as the Ibrahimi...
Around 30 million voters are going to the polls in the General Election called by Theresa May just over seven weeks ago. Polling stations all over the UK are open until 10pm on Thursday, with the results being declared overnight and throughout Friday. With the campaigning over, party leaders have been...
SAN FRANCISCO — President Trump's decision Thursday to exit the Paris climate agreement is likely to give a small and immediate lift to the oil and coal industry, which makes good on a persistent campaign promise. But, economists and energy experts warn, over time the controversial decision to drop out...
PARIS — The European political establishment breathed a heavy sigh of relief Sunday, as French voters elected pragmatic centrist Emmanuel Macron as president over right-wing challenger Marine Le Pen, who threatened to upend Europe’s existing order, according polling agency projections. Macron won with 65.5% of votes against 34.5% for Marine...
French presidential hopeful Emmanuelle Macron’s team confirmed that it suffered a massive hacking attack after a trove of internal documents was released online just a day before the final round of elections. On Friday evening, a profile called EMLEAKS posted a nine-gigabyte leak to Pastebin, a web application where...
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With this article we have tried to expose many interesting facts and figures about current Economic Crisis in Pakistan with relevant references. We have collected the information by referring only and only Pakistani News sites. CPEC Explained Official Way - During the state visit to Pakistan in 2015, Chinese President...
German lawmakers on Thursday approved a partial ban on the full-face burqa Islamic veil and a package of security measures aimed at preventing extremist attacks. The new laws follow several jihadist attacks, including a truck rampage through a Berlin Christmas market that claimed 12 lives, and come ahead of September...
China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier was launched on Wednesday in the latest display of Beijing’s growing naval power. The carrier was released into open water from a shipyard in the port of Dalian, northeastern Liaoning province, on Wednesday morning as a bottle of champagne was smashed for good luck...
PARIS — Centrist former economy minister Emmanuel Macron and far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen will advance to the May 7 presidential runoff to determine who will be France's next president after rivals conceded defeat Sunday. It is the first time in modern French history that no major-party candidate will be...
PARIS (AP) — French voters began casting ballots for the presidential election Sunday in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world. Over 60,000 polling stations opened at 6:00 a.m. GMT for voters who will choose between 11 candidates in the...
(NEWSER) – Police say the gunman shot dead after killing a policeman and wounding two others in Paris Thursday was a 39-year-old man already known to authorities as a potential Islamist radical, the BBC reports. Three of his family members have been taken into custody and another man suspected...
Neither a clean chit nor a disqualification: the drawn out Supreme Court (SC) case probing the Sharif family’s alleged corruption in the Panamagate case ended today as the court ordered the formation of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe how the family's money was transferred to Qatar. The...
ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory Sunday in a tightly contested national referendum that would radically change the country's system of government and provide the president with vast, new powers. With more than 98% of the ballots counted, Erdogan's referendum had 51.3% yes votes, while 48.7% opposed...
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Saturday saluted as ranks of goose-stepping soldiers followed by tanks and other military hardware paraded in Pyongyang for a show of strength with tensions mounting over his nuclear ambitions. After inspecting an honour guard, Kim, in a black suit, watched the parade pour into...