Williams has 1,000th UK number one

Pop star Robbie Williams debuts at number one with Swings Both Ways, which becomes the 1,000th album to top the UK charts.

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Rampant Man City put six past hapless Tottenham

LONDON: Manchester City swept back to becoming the Premier League’s top title contenders after humiliating title rivals Tottenham Hotspur 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Beaten 1-0 by Sunderland in their last outing prior to the international break, City did not look back after Jesus Navas gave them the lead after only 14 seconds. The Spanish winger deftly lobbed Spurs ...

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How trustworthy is Iran deal?

Despite the deal, could Iran still make a bomb? New Day asks international security analyst Jim Walsh.

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Debutants dazzle to break Cape Town jinx

KARACHI:  Pakistan claimed their first victory in a One-Day International (ODI) at Cape Town on Monday, with the win being crafted by the two debutants Anwar Ali and Bilawal Bhatti. The duo excelled with an all-round show to set up a 23-run win in the first ODI, giving a 1-0 lead to the visitors in the three-match series. Pakistan had ...

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Urban sprawl: Rethinking the management of Karachi’s slums

KARACHI: In Karachi, as a result of continued and phenomenal migration cycles, providing housing, land tenure and services has been a great challenge. Among other things, failure to tackle this issue has led to the establishment of squatter settlements in huge numbers. A comparative analysis of the 1981 and 1998 housing census conducted by Arif Hasan for his work Participatory Development, ...

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Catholic church calls in ex-moderator

A former moderator of the Church of Scotland is asked by the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland to look at its safeguarding procedures.

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Motorsport: Vettel makes F1 history

Sebastian Vettel cements his place in F1 history with a ninth straight victory and 13th of the season as his teammate Mark Webber bids farewell by completing a one-two for Red Bull in Brazil Sunday.

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Bureaucracy blamed for failure of low-cost housing projects

KARACHI:  The country’s bureaucracy, red tape and bribe culture are the main reasons behind the failure of several government low-cost housing schemes, according to a former chairman of Association of Builders and Developers (Abad) of Pakistan− a Karachi-based umbrella body for the country’s builders and developers. Abad’s former chairman, who has worked on many low-cost government projects and experienced the ...

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Blessings bestowed: Celebrating the monument to Christ the King

KARACHI:  The Christ the King Monument in Karachi was reconsecrated on Sunday by His Excellency, Archbishop Edgar Pena Parra, apostolic nuncio to Pakistan, after renovations to restore the monument to its former glory were completed.  The Archbishop of Karachi, the Most Reverend Joseph Coutts, said that the monument is a shining symbol of the ideals that, years ago, made Karachi ...

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Building homes: Govt focuses on cheap housing with long awaited scheme

KARACHI:  Nobody can deny the significance of the role that the housing and construction industry play in the growth trajectory of a country. Unfortunately, Pakistan is one of those countries that have failed to adopt an effective national housing policy and therefore has been unsuccessful in bringing any positive economic change. Now that Pakistan is being led by a government ...

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Clean the City: Volunteers get rid of garbage from the beach

KARACHI: Just a day after the sounds of the Ancholi blasts echoed through the city and people were traumatised by the scenes, a group of youngsters aimed to divert the public’s mind by helping to clean up the city’s beach. Their task is hard. Most people are reluctant to go outside, but thanks to the drive’s social media campaign, at least ...

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The three major cities: Rise and fall in property prices

ISLAMABAD / LAHORE / KARACHI:  Islamabad is believed to be the most expensive city in Pakistan, mainly due to the people living there. The real estate prices of Islamabad reflect the wealth of people, though the market is stuck and plummeted around 20% in Capital development Authority (CDA) controlled sectors, other housing societies like Bahria Town and Defence Housing Authority ...

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