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Inside surveillance revelations

Brian Stelter asks columnist Glenn Greenwald about breaking this summer’s NSA story and what else we can expect from him.

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Exhibition: Decorative pieces on display at Nomad Art Gallery

ISLAMABAD:  In her debut exhibition in Islamabad, Maliha Hashmi will showcase her exquisite collection of embellished mirrors and table accessories at the Nomad Art Gallery. Hashmi, who designs bridal wear and 22-karat gold jewellery under the label Talai, brought forward the recently conceptualized collection of 11 pieces comprising of slim mirrors with embroidered silk thread, frosted tinted mirror and ceramic ...

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Extension for: FBISE chief PM rejects summary, again

ISLAMABAD:  For the second time, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has rejected a summary to extend the tenure of the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education’s (FBISE) head. According to sources at the Ministry of Education, Trainings and Higher Education, the summary was sent to the PM Secretariat for approval a week ago. It was returned a couple of days ...

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Plzen 0-3 Man City

Manchester City begin their Champions League campaign with a confident victory over Czech side Viktoria Plzen.

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Rousseff’s U.S. visit postponed over alleged spying

The United States and Brazil jointly agreed on Tuesday to postpone Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s state visit to Washington next month due to controversy over reports the U.S. government was spying on her communications.

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Zakat funds delay: Over 3,000 patients deprived of medical help

ISLAMABAD:  The Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) has not received Zakat funds since July, leaving over 3,000 deserving patients unable to get registered to receive free medication and surgical equipment from the hospital. A Pims official requesting anonymity said that as a result of the funding delay, the hospital has not registered any new patients for the past two-and-a-half ...

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Controversial content: IHC summons Pemra chief

ISLAMABAD:  The capital’s high court on Tuesday summoned the chief of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) in person to inquire if any steps have been taken to discourage private news channels from airing controversial content. Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui directed Pemra Chairman Chaudhry Rashid to appear in person before the court on October 2 ...

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No excuses for Cilic over drugs ban

Marin Cilic is to lose nine months of his career because of a failed drugs test, but should the ban actually be longer?

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Local govt cake: CDA wants the best piece for itself (Islamabad city)

ISLAMABAD:  The idea that the capital’s civic agency should be run like a business is a popular one with the ruling government and the incumbent chairman of the authority as well. This could be behind the incorporation of one of the several controversial clauses to the under-consideration Federal Capital Local Government Act 2013 that awaits formal approval of the federal ...

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National Nutrition Survey: ‘Women and children suffer from acute malnutrition’

ISLAMABAD:  After a two-year delay, the Planning Commission of Pakistan launched the National Nutrition Survey (NNS) 2011, at a ceremony on Tuesday. The findings of the NNS-2011, launched in collaboration with the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, reveal that 58.1 per cent of households are food insecure and only three per cent of children receive a diet ...

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VIDEO: Harry prepares for South Pole trip

Prince Harry has spent the night in a giant freezer that simulates the conditions he will face when he treks to the South Pole later this year.

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Thank you, Miss America

Roxanne Jones says the new Indian-American Miss America is a reminder of the universality of American beauty and everyone knows it–though haters and runway fashion culture may be stuck in past

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