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Why Waar’s music took two years to make

LAHORE:  Amir Munawar entered the world of entertainment with Ali Azmat’s band Jupiters. He has composed music for pop artists like Hadiqa Kiyani and has also emerged as a strong music composer in Lollywood during the early ‘90s. He composed tracks alongside music maestros such as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Robin Ghosh before he vanished from the scene. Following ...

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Merkel wins big in Germany

Germany’s Angela Merkel is on track to a third term as chancellor. CNN’s Diana Magnay has more on her party’s big win.

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Iraq heat death ‘missed opportunity’

A coroner finds there was a “missed opportunity” for army chiefs to step in when temperatures rose to over 50C before a soldier died of heatstroke.

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‘Mummified’ boy’s dad had concerns

The father of a boy whose body was found “mummified” in his mother’s bedroom tells a court he raised concerns about his welfare.

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Where America became exceptional

Simon Winchester writes that the roots of America’s bold foreign policy were set on the trails American pioneers cut through the western wilderness

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Elite sport bucks global economic woes

If elite sport was a superhero it would have the gleaming letters "RB" emblazoned across its colorful spandex-covered chest. The "Recession Buster" has saved the day again if rugby World Cup organizers are to be believed. Last week they marked exactly two years to go until the 2015 tournament by announcing an impressive list of financial statistics pointing to it ...

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Will Obama buy Iran’s charm?

Next week’s United Nations meeting could mark a turning point in the acidic relationship between Iran and the United States: Will President Barack Obama shake the hand of newly elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani? Will the two presidents even hold a meeting?

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National Assembly unanimous in condemning Peshawar blasts

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly in a session on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the attack on All Saints church in Peshawar, Express News reported. The resolution stated that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa should step up security measures to ensure safety at religious sites. The resolution stated that once arrested, the militants should be handed out the strictest punishment. The implication ...

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Duggan ‘one of 48 most violent’

Mark Duggan was a member of a violent gang involved in gun crime and dealing class A drugs, a senior detective tells his inquest.

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The audacity of Al-Shabaab

The Al-Shabaab assault on a mall in Nairobi, Kenya, is alarming for its audacity, its scale and the sophisticated planning that went into it. Both the choice of target and method of attack exactly fit the new al Qaeda playbook.

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Council ‘may quit new £111m office’

A council criticised for spending more than £111m on a new headquarters is considering moving out after just three years, BBC London learns.

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From township girl to opera diva

Pumeza Matshikiza grew up in the townships of Cape Town, South Africa, during Apartheid. Now she’s an opera star who’s performed at the world’s biggest opera houses.

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