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Mexican airline sorry for dark-skin ad ban

Aeromexico airline and an advertising company apologized for a commercial casting call that said “dark-skinned” people would not be allowed to audition.

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Sectarian violence: 5 killed, 7 injured in Kotla Jam firing

BHAKKAR:  At least five people were killed and seven injured on Friday in Kotla Jam in an exchange of fire between members of two banned organisations. The injured were taken to district headquarters hospital, where two of them were later reported to be in critical condition. Cases have been registered against unidentified people in Saddar police station and Darya Khan ...

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Censored movie: LHC disposes of Dirty Girl case

LAHORE:  The Lahore High Court on Friday disposed of a case after the petitioner withdrew his petition against the ban on the exhibition of Pakistani movie Dirty Girl. At the previous hearing, the LHC had sought written replies from the government and the Lahore district coordination officer.  The DCO’s counsel had submitted that the petitioner producer Qaiser Sanaullah had sought ...

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Police still clueless about killer

ISLAMABAD:  The police have yet to find any clues that can lead them to the murderer of a shop owner in the federal capital. Chaudhry Ghulam Mustafa, owner of Step In store in F-10 Markaz, was killed on August 16 when an unknown person shot him inside his store. Shalimar police has not been able to track down the suspected ...

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Deadly assault: Seminary student among three killed

ISLAMABAD:  Two men and a young boy were shot dead by unidentified assailants outside a madrassah near Khanna Pul on Friday night. Two men, riding a motorcycle, opened fire in front of the Jamia Madrassah Madinatul-Uloom, a religious seminary located on the Service Road near Khanna Pul, police said. The victims were identified as Qari Arif, Muhammad Darwesh and Shakirullah, ...

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Commonwealth huddle: PM accepts Colombo summit invitation

ISLAMABAD:  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) scheduled to take place in November this year in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. The formal invitation to attend the biennial summit meeting of heads of states and governments from the former colonies of Britain was extended by Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Prof G L Peiris ...

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Syllabus upgrade: Sexual health rights to be incorporated in curriculum

LAHORE:  A curriculum is being designed to create awareness about sexual and reproductive health rights. The contents were shared on Friday with a section of teachers and officials of the Schools Education department. The curriculum has been designed by Hayat Lifeline Campaign and targets adolescents. Topics discussed include puberty, reproduction, transmittable diseases and human rights. The curriculum has been prepared ...

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Danish bravery award for soldier

A Scots soldier who risked his life trying to save an injured Danish comrade in Afghanistan has been honoured by Denmark for his courage.

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Attack on art: Silence on Indian front, decry Pakistani artists

KARACHI:  Pakistani artists were quick to condemn the attack by Hindu extremists on an art gallery in Ahmedabad showcasing the work of Pakistani and Indian artists. But their Indian counterparts were not. Members of Bajrang Dal, an extremist youth organisation, ransacked the Amdavad Ni Gufa Art Gallery and destroyed the collection of paintings by 11 Pakistanis and six Indians to ...

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Praise for restraint: Kerry lauds Nawaz’s India policy

ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan earned some rare and unexpected praise on Friday when US Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and appreciated Islamabad’s policy of exercising restraint amid the ongoing tensions and border flare-up with New Delhi. Although, the PM House did not share details of the phone conversation with the media, officials told The Express Tribune that ...

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