Golf: Johnson drives clear in Shanghai

With immaculate play from tee to green, Dustin Johnson powers five clear at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai Friday after a course record equaling nine-under 63.

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Town brightens up, with mirrors

A sun-starved Norwegian town has finally seen the light — by installing giant mirrors on the surrounding mountains to reflect rays onto its market square.

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Pit bull terrier numbers revealed

There are more than two thousand pit bull terriers in England and Wales, despite the breed being banned, new figures show.

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Pakistan condemns Friday’s drone strike

ISLAMABAD: With unconfirmed reports that a drone strike in Dandey Darpakhel in Miranshah area of North Waziristan targeting a compound in the use of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Hakeemullah Mehsud, the government of Pakistan condemns the strike. According to a statement released from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday evening, it repeated its stance that drone strikes are a violation of ...

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Govt to take nation into confidence on Taliban talks soon: Pervaiz Rasheed

ISLAMABAD: Dispelling the anecdotes regarding government’s intent and unnecessary delay in initiating negotiations with Taliban, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid assured that the formal negotiations with Taliban would begin soon as the government has overcome the hurdles in the dialogue process. “There is absolutely no question of government’s dubious intention in beginning dialogue process with Taliban as it’s a ...

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Post Office strike off amid talks

A planned one-day strike on Monday over jobs and pay by staff working at larger Post Office branches is called off.

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Rahul Khanna feels 24 is a game-changer

NEW DELHI: The desi version of American thriller TV series 24 has a star-studded cast with names such as Anil Kapoor, Mandira Bedi, Shabana Azmi, Anupam Kher, Rahul Khanna and many more. And for Khanna, the show has been a game changer for television due to its stylised sequences and gripping storyline. “It’s terribly exciting to be a part of a ...

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Kenya terrorists’ camp bombed

Kenyan warplanes targeted an al-Shabaab training camp today inside Somalia, according to military officials. The al Qaeda-linked Islamist group was responsible for killing 67 people in a Nairobi Mall attack last month.

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Cable keen on foreign property tax

Vince Cable says he would welcome action “to plug a loop hole” exempting foreigners from capital gains tax on UK second homes after reports the Treasury is considering it.

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Pernia Qureshi unveils her style guide with Sonam

Fashion stylist and costume designer Pernia Qureshi recently launched her first book Be Stylish with Pernia Qureshi  — a perfect style guide for those who want to hone their personality. In what could turn out to be an invaluable style guide for the fashion-obsessed, Pernia shares a series of easy and helpful tips with IANS, to help the fashion conscious ...

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Protesters call for justice in rape case

Hundreds of Kenyans marched through the streets of Nairobi on Thursday to demand justice for 'Liz', a young girl who was allegedly gang raped. The punishment given to the suspects of this crime was supposedly just cutting the grass outside of a police station. Read: Kenyans protest after suspects in teen's gang rape sentenced to cut grass Becky spoke to Nebila ...

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Victims found in garden were shot

Two people found buried in a Nottinghamshire garden had died as a result of being shot, a Home Office pathologist says.

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Good Morning Karachi: Depicting a young and vibrant Pakistan

In a country marred with disillusionment, cinema that rejects the often magnified negative image of Pakistan is always welcome. Through her recent film Good Morning Karachi, Pakistani film-maker Sabiha Sumar does just that – she depicts the vibrant youth, who dare to diverge from societal norms and attempt to harmonise the forces of tradition and modernity in a resilient Pakistan. ...

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