Hamilton tops qualifying in rain-hit conditions

SPA FRANCORCHAMPS / SPA FRANCORCHAMPS:  Lewis Hamilton secured his fourth consecutive pole position with a perfectly-timed lap in rollercoaster weather conditions in the final seconds of yesterday’s qualifying session for today’s Belgian Grand Prix. The 28-year-old Briton, in his Mercedes, grabbed his fifth pole of the year and 31st of his career with a late lap that saw him clock ...

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Higher Education: NED University admissions to start from August 26

KARACHI:  A little less than 2,000 seats will be up for grabs at the NED University of Engineering and Technology as the admissions process for the upcoming academic year commences on August 26. Prospective students will be able to submit their application forms with the necessary documents for admissions to 22 distinct engineering disciplines by September 25, the university’s admissions ...

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Bolivia prison riot death toll rises

Thirty-one people, including a toddler, are confirmed to have died in a prison riot in Bolivia’s largest prison outside the city of Santa Cruz.

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Bogus votes: Presiding officer, polling agent sent to jail

KARACHI:  A presiding officer and a polling agent were given into judicial custody on  a 14-day physical remand by a judicial magistrate of district West, Muhammad Afzal Roshan, on Saturday. Orangi Town police had arrested the presiding officer, Muhammad Bilal, along with polling agent, Muhammad Naveed, during the recent by-elections in PS-95 constituency. The investigations officer produced them in court ...

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Cameron and Obama warning over Syria

David Cameron and Barack Obama have threatened a “serious response” if it emerges that Syria has used chemical weapons, Downing Street says.

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NSA kept data collection from court

The Obama administration on Wednesday declassified opinions from a secret court that oversees government surveillance showing the National Security Agency was broadly collecting domestic Internet communications of Americans and misrepresenting the scope of that effort to the court.

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Nutritional values: ‘It’s better to combine food with supplements for infants’

KARACHI:  The value of nutrition in children, especially infants, should not be taken lightly as malnourishment could expose them to infectious diseases. With this caution, pediatricians urged that supplements of vitamins and Zinc should be given to all infants at the risk of deficiency. Addressing a session on Role of Nutrients in Prevention of Infectious Disease held at a hotel ...

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Fresh opposition rallies in Tunisia

Thousands of Tunisians rally in the capital Tunis as opposition leaders call for a week of protests against the Islamist-led government.

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PFF to reconsider current security arrangements

KARACHI:  The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) will make an inspection and reconsider the security arrangements of the Peoples Stadium in Karachi, ahead of next month’s Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U16 Championship qualifiers. A PFF official said the federation is also looking into the possibility of changing the event’s venue from Karachi to Lahore. The reconsideration came after a blast in ...

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Checking influx: SHC calls for on-the-spot verification devices

KARACHI:  The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the attorney general and advocate general of Sindh to look into the possibility of using devices to conduct on-the-spot verification to check the influx of undesired persons at the entry and exit points of the country. Chief Justice Mushir Alam, who headed the bench, passed this direction during the hearing of a ...

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Syrians doubt use of chemicals

Syrians think it’s not likely their government staged a chemical weapons attack. CNN’s Fred Pleitgen reports.

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Artistic renderings: Of never-ending cycles and nightmares

KARACHI:  An art piece and its artist cannot be viewed separately because the feelings and emotions of the artist are shown in his artwork. For first-time curator, SM Raza, this was the motive behind his recent exhibition of drawings, ‘Abstruse Imagery’, currently on display at ArtChowk Gallery. Raza considered doing a group exhibition after his three-month artist-in-residence programme in South ...

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