Strategic, someone said?

Let’s begin with the issue of protocol. The idea is grounded in the two concepts of equality and reciprocity. Ministers call on prime ministers and presidents, not the other way round. In Pakistan’s case, our degradation begins with the violation of protocol. The prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, ended up going to the State Department to hold talks with Secretary of ...

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Qawwalis are associated with soul: Rizwan-Muazzam

JODHPUR: Qawwali singers Rizwan and Muazzam Ali Khan aka Rizwan-Muazzam — nephews of legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan — were born to create devotional Sufi music. However, they feel when qawwalis are transformed into Bollywood numbers, they lose their soul and essence. “Qawwalis are associated with the soul, and once you compose them in Bollywood, the composition takes away its essence ...

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The ship that saved Einstein?

Albert Einstein was one of 2.5 million Europeans who sailed to North America with the Red Star Line shipping company between 1873 and 1934.

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Travellers still parked at hospital

French travellers blocking health workers from parking at a hospital say they will stay another day despite being asked to move.

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Top 5 fruits and vegetables to look summer fresh in autumn

In most literary texts, autumn symbolises the dull and arid and makes many of us, if not all, feel just the same. While it is a precursor of the much-awaited winter season, autumn calls for doubling the attention that we pay to our health regimen. Our skin, which usually bears the brunt of autumn’s dryness, must be nurtured and protected. ...

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How to fight terror recruiting

Al Shabab was thought to be on its knees only 18 months ago but the Westgate mall attack has changed the global perspective of the extremist group. Becky talks to senior researcher at the Quilliam Foundation Usama Hasan about violent radicalization and terror threats following the mall attack in Kenya.

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Poots cannot appeal adoption decision

The health minister has been told by the Supreme Court that he cannot appeal the high court’s decision to allow gay and unmarried couples to adopt

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Open London encourages Pakistanis to follow their dreams

LONDON:  Open, a global organisation that offers mentoring and support to business leaders and entrepreneurs, has now opened a chapter in London for the British Pakistani community — ‘a bit late’ in Shaukat Aziz’s words. He was one of the speakers at the organisation’s launch event held in London at Imperial College on Sunday. Aziz, who has been involved with ...

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Shaking up evolutionary models

The discovery of a skull that is almost 2 million years old in Georgia is changing what we think of our ancient ancestors. Becky Anderson talks to professor of Evolutionary Anatomy Fred Spoor about the skull discovery and what it means in journey to discover the truth behind our past.

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Jones backs cancelling winter ops

First Minister Carwyn Jones backs plans to cancel some non-urgent operation schedules at four hospitals in mid and west Wales over the winter.

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Red carpet round-up: Tinsletown’s finest

Hollywood beauties graced the red carpet laid out for ELLE’s 20th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration in Los Angeles Monday evening, dressed to kill! Here are out favourite looks from the evening: Caitlin Fitzgerald Actor Caitlin Fitzgerald looked lovely in an embellished short white dress. She paired her outfit with nude heels and a white clutch. We love those side-parted ...

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Reviving Italy’s ‘Old Lady’

If the “Old Lady” of Italian football needs a sharp reminder of where she wants to be, Wednesday’s European Champions League clash should provide it.

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Turner Prize launched in Derry

One of the world’s leading art events, the Turner Prize exhibition, is launched in Northern Ireland, the first time it has been held outside England.

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Akshay Kumar: The Boss of Bollywood

KARACHI:  Akshay Kumar, the reigning star of Indian cinema, is inarguably one of the most versatile actors ever to have set foot in B-town. With over 100 films to his name, Akshay has made his mark as a full-blown entertainer. His larger-than-life, action packed and farcical roles have been blowout hits with the masses, but that hasn’t stopped him from ...

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JPMorgan settlement fair?

William Black says under the reported terms of a tentative deal, shareholders and the public may lose out

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