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VIDEO: Syria chemical arms removal begins

The destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons has begun, with international experts overseeing the operation which could take up to nine months.

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Football: Pirlo haunts hapless Milan

Andrea Pirlo played a starring role against his former club AC Milan to keep Italian champion Juventus in touch with the Serie A leaders Sunday.

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Another JIT formed to probe Bhatti’s murder

ISLAMABAD:  The Islamabad Police landed with the first real clue into the murder probe of Shahbaz Bhatti, the former minister for minorities, after more than two years. A suspected terrorist arrested in August this year confessed to being involved in the high-profile killing. Interestingly, the arrest of the suspect, Hammad Adil, was not the result of police’s own efforts. They ...

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Trip down memory lane: Selling history, one pieces at a time

ISLAMABAD: One man’s trash is another’s treasure. With this idiom as their motto Shahzebul Haq Malik and his wife Anum go around the country digging out pieces with the aim to preserve heritage. An interesting collection of items is clustered on a shelf and on the dining table, taking you back in time. The style, the feel, the look and even ...

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Wildlife and zoo: For the love of animals, two social entrepreneurs set up private zoo

KARACHI:  Take a tour of the recently inaugurated private zoo at the Zeeshan Shaheed Park to provide education and entertainment to your children simultaneously. There is a cub of puma ready to jump at you, a South African monkey called Mona who is ready to eat the cookies you offer and groups of 12-foot long Indian and nine-foot long Albino-burmes ...

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Prejudicial practices: Cash-strapped CDA sending 30 employees for Hajj

ISLAMABAD: City managers rarely miss an opportunity to narrate the dire financial health of the capital’s civic agency at various forums, including the parliamentary committees. Similarly, they proudly boast about steps taken to pacify their financial difficulties by curtailing non-developmental expenditures. The reality, however, is quite to the contrary as the Capital Development Authority Chairman Nadeem Hasan Asif, in a ceremony ...

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Local Robin Hood: Sultana Daku descends on the capital

ISLAMABAD: Forget whatever you may have heard about the notorious and outlawed Sultana Daku. The revamped version is the undone likeable villain — and not a Bandit Queen-esque tramp as the title would have us believe — who is seeking redemption for his ill ways, a promise he had made to his dying mother. For this, he gets a journalist kidnapped ...

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Tiger seals U.S. Presidents Cup win

Tiger Woods doesn’t have a great record in team events, especially in light of his stellar solo achievements, but the world No. 1 helped the United States win the Presidents Cup for the fifth successive time Sunday.

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Annual graduation: After 14 years and with heavy hearts, Beaconhouse students leave school

KARACHI:  For graduates of the Beaconhouse School System’s PECHS campus, the graduation ceremony on Friday was one moment that hoped to hang on to all their lives. “On my first day at school, I did not want to go and now I just do not want to leave,” said Usman Khalid, one of the valedictorians, as he spoke on behalf ...

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Constant nuisance: In Rawalpindi, encroachers leave zero space for commuters

RAWALPINDI: In the garrison city, a boom in illegal infrastructural developments, right under the nose of municipal authorities, has made movement impossible for motorists and pedestrians alike. Shopkeepers and auto mechanics in bustling markets have encroached upon one fourth of the roads, especially in Raja Bazaar. Stalls, rented out by adjoining shop owners, have been set up on the already narrow ...

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VIDEO: Bloodshed returns to Egypt’s streets

At least 44 people have been killed and scores hurt in Egypt in clashes between police and supporters of the deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

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Burger King comes to town unannounced

KARACHI:  Known for its scrumptious Whopper burgers, the global franchise Burger King finally arrived in Karachi with not one, but reportedly three outlets. The launch was held on Saturday but kept under the wraps as most of the representatives of the fast food chain refrained from giving details. The internee manager Azhar at the Boat Basin outlet said that the ...

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Powerful typhoon hits eastern China

Powerful Typhoon Fitow makes landfall in eastern China, after triggering an evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people.

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