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“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...
The U.S. military for the first time Thursday dropped one of its largest conventional weapons — a massive 21,000-pound bomb nicknamed the "Mother of All Bombs" — on an Islamic State tunnel complex in Afghanistan. The GBU-43, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, was dropped from a U.S. aircraft...
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned Thursday that North Korea might be capable of firing a missile loaded with sarin nerve gas toward Japan. Abe, who made the statement at a parliamentary panel on national security, said Pyongyang may already be able to shoot missiles with sarin as warheads, the...
North Korea has fired a newly developed medium-range ballistic missile into its eastern waters in a display of military bravado on the eve of a critical meeting between President Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping. U.S. and South Korean officials identified the projectile as a KN-15 medium-range missile, which was...
(NEWSER) – South Korea's disgraced former President Park Geun-hye was arrested and jailed Friday over high-profile corruption allegations that already ended her tumultuous four-year rule and prompted an election to find her successor, the AP reports. Prosecutors can detain her for up to 20 days before formally charging her,...
More than 43 million Americans operate part-time or full-time businesses from home. The truth is that home-based businesses face as much risk and challenges as working from a commercial office. You have to grapple with data safety hazard, insurance, and legal compliance, as well as financial uncertainties. The key...
With political upheaval across the globe, a lot of people have been caught up in the debate over what makes a good leader. Most people in democratic societies believe that any competent and hardworking person could potentially become a good leader. While this is at least partially true, it...
More businesses are getting into digital marketing to stay competitive and acquire more customers through the Internet. While digital marketing is accessible, it is constantly evolving as consumer behaviors change, marketing trends pop up and technology improves. Due to the ongoing fluctuations in digital marketing, there is a lot...