‘Boko Haram’ in deadly Nigeria raid

Suspected Islamist militants from the Boko Haram group killed at least 35 villagers in north-eastern Nigeria early this week, local officials reveal.

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The Hannon racing dynasty

CNN’s Winning Post meets three generations of the Hannon family who have trained 30 Group 1 winners.

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Behind the scenes of ‘The City’

From Rio to Johannesburg, take a look at how CNN produced its latest special theme week,”The City”. Interviewing five mayors in five cities over five days, here’s what the production team got up to.

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Jubilee General Insurance sees profits rise 14%

KARACHI:  Jubilee General Insurance announced the after-tax profit of Rs456.8 million for January-June 2013, up 14.4% from the corresponding six-month period in 2012, according to a notice sent to the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) on Friday. The company’s earnings per share of rose to Rs3.35 from Rs2.93 at the end of June 2012. It did not declare any payout along ...

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Watching out for warning signs: If care is not taken, death could be the only symptom of a cardiac arrest

KARACHI:  Cardiac specialists have advised people of all ages to understand the major causes of sudden death as slight changes in lifestyles and eating habits and having basic knowledge about rescue efforts could save thousands of lives. These views were shared at an awareness seminar, Sudden Death, organised by the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) on Friday. The first ...

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Vettel fastest in Belgian GP practice

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS:  Defending world champion Sebastian Vettel topped the times as Red Bull dominated yesterday afternoon’s second free practice session ahead of tomorrow’s Belgian Grand Prix. The newly bleach-haired Vettel, who suffered a late puncture, clocked a best lap time of one minute and 49.331 seconds to outpace Red Bull teammate Australian Mark Webber by 0.059 seconds. Frenchman Romain Grosjean was ...

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Textile industry looks inward

LAHORE:  The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) has decided to adopt the Triple Bottom Line concept – a Corporate Social Responsibility strategy that focuses on ‘people, planet and profits’ – as a part of its social corporate responsibility programme to launch a soft image of Pakistan globally. “Aptma is engaging all its members to ensure the welfare of their ...

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Infusing patriotism in art: Painting a Pakistani picture, artists showcase their national spirit

KARACHI:  With their own unique styles and compositions, 32 artists showcased their works on the theme of ‘Independence Day’ at an exhibition organised by Nashmia Ahmed of Grandeur Art Gallery. The show, which opened on Thursday, will run at the Alliance Francaise till today [Saturday]. While artists Akram Paul and Imran Zaib put together their pieces exclusively for this show, ...

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FATA students: VCs asked to enhance admission quota

ISLAMABAD:  Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Javaid Laghari has written a letter to the vice chancellors of all universities to double the admission quotas for students from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) from one to two per cent. “Fata is at a crossroad and the current mayhem and chaos in tribal areas could directly be linked to lack of ...

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Experts discuss ways to promote Pak-Afghan trade

ISLAMABAD:  With trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan touching billion a year, experts gathered at a seminar to discuss barriers hindering growth on Friday. Economists, politicians and businessmen came together for “Afghanistan-Pakistan Trade: Emerging Trends and Challenges” at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute in the wake of Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s upcoming visit. As the landlocked country looks to Pakistan for ...

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Pakistan begin Asia Cup quest today

KARACHI:  The ninth edition of the hockey Asia Cup begins today in Malaysia, with Pakistan battling to avoid disqualification from the World Cup. In order to attain the objective, the national team’s task is to achieve the Asia Cup, as anything less would lead to their simultaneous exit from the global event next year. Drawn in Group A along with ...

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Al Qaeda plan to ‘change face of history’ led to US scare: Yemen

SANAA: A vow made in a phone call by the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to carry out an attack that would “change the face of history” lay behind this month’s closures of many Western embassies, Yemen’s president said. In the first public disclosure by a government leader of details of the intercepted call that prompted the ...

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