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Valve announce free SteamOS platform

Video games developer and publisher Valve announces SteamOS, a free operating system it hopes will bring PC gaming into the living room.

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My life in Swat — under the Taliban

It was April 1, 2009. I was back home after being on the run for almost three months following the publication of my op-ed piece, “From Swat — with no love” (The News, January 8, 2009). The piece was about life under the Taliban in Swat and how it had changed for most people, who had been left by the ...

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Julian Lennon forges new career

Julian Lennon is better known for being the son of John Lennon but he is an artist in his own right. He has just unveiled his first photography exhibition in London. Some of the standout pieces of his new photographs are images of clouds that could almost pass for watercolors. Becky went to the Little Black Gallery to talk to ...

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Lee awaits match-fixing punishment

Stephen Lee is set to find out his punishment on Tuesday and could face a lifetime ban after being found guilty of match-fixing.

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BlackBerry agrees to $4.7 billion buyout

OTTAWA: BlackBerry announced Monday it agreed to a .7 billion buyout by a consortium of investors who plan to take the struggling Canadian smartphone maker private. The company said in a statement that it has “signed a letter of intent agreement under which a consortium to be led by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited has offered to acquire the company subject to ...

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Ex-Guantanamo inmate due in court

A former Guantanamo detainee is expected in court, in what would be his first public appearance since his capture in an Afghan firefight 11 years ago.

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The pope’s revolutionary message

David Perry says that the pope seems so transformative without changing any theological principles is a testament to the power of his reform.

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Afghan repatriation will be completed by 2015, minister

QUETTA: Federal Minister for Borders and Northern areas Lieutenant General (Rtd) Abdul Qadir Baloch said Afghan refugees would voluntarily return to their country by 2015. Talking to media here on Monday Baloch said the repatriation of Afghan refugees depends on the situation in Afghanistan and that they would happily return to their country if the situation improves. “We have discussed the ...

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LB polls: SC demands written responses from provinces

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Advocate Generals of Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan to submit a written statement about holding local bodies election in the respective provinces. A two-judge bench comprising Justice Jawwad S Khwaja and Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed resumed the hearing on Local Body (LB) polls on Monday and directed the Additional Attorney General of Pakistan to ...

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Player revolt led to Di Canio sack

Paolo Di Canio’s dismissal as Sunderland boss came after senior players approached the club’s chief executive.

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The silent majority is dead

Whenever there is a terrorist attack in Pakistan, there are the usual rounds of condemnation from various quarters. Then, people go about their business as usual, till another such attack happens and then the film is repeated again. It seems that everything happens but nothing happens. People condemn the act, yet still, terrorists are repeatedly found in our midst. People ...

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Concordia trial: Captain’s lawyers seek tour of ship

Francesco Schettino, the captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise liner, wants to get back on the ship. His lawyers Monday formally asked a panel of three judges for permission to tour the ship’s bridge and engine room as part of a defense strategy that he says will prove that was not the only person responsible for the disaster.

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Djokovic joins elite group at summit

The grand slams could have gone better for Novak Djokovic this year. And he’s on the verge of losing the top ranking to Rafael Nadal. But Djokovic had reason to celebrate Monday when he became the ninth man to spend 100 weeks at No. 1.

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