Somalia experiences boom in air travel

In Somalia, getting from point A to B can be a perilous business. Towns are remote, the roads that link them are poor and prone to attack, while the coastline is manned by pirates.

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Good parenting: Need for spending quality time with children stressed

FAISALABAD:  “As life becomes busier, parents get to spend little time with their children. This trend needs to be corrected and parents should ensure that they spend quality time with their children, especially those in their teens,” GC University Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Dr Zakir Hussain said on Friday. He was presiding over a seminar on Parenting Experiences. It was organised by ...

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Service structure: YDA calls partial strike

LAHORE:  Young Doctors Association on Friday held a press conference and protested against the abolition of 192 seats for house officers in different hospitals across the province. The YDA leaders said the Health Department had agreed in the Service Structure talks to increase the number of seats for house officers to the number of graduating doctors. “The seats have been ...

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Board exams: 184 of 197 students fail ninth grade exams

BHAGTANWALA:  As many as 184 out of the 197 children enrolled at the Bhagtanwala Government High School in Gujranwala district failed their ninth grade Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education examinations held under the Gujranwala Board, an Education Department official told The Express Tribune on the condition of anonymity. Parents said government schools received hundreds of thousands of rupees funds ...

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One arrested, case against six for jubilation firing

FAISALABAD:  Madina Town police registered a case against six people on Friday on the charge of displaying arms and firing to celebrate the victory of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidate Mian Abdul Mannan in front of his residence on Thursday night. Mannan won from NA-83 (Faisalabad-IX). His supporters had gathered in front of his dera in Officers’ Colony in Madina Town as by-elections results started ...

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Mexican airline sorry for dark-skin ad ban

Aeromexico airline and an advertising company apologized for a commercial casting call that said “dark-skinned” people would not be allowed to audition.

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Sectarian violence: 5 killed, 7 injured in Kotla Jam firing

BHAKKAR:  At least five people were killed and seven injured on Friday in Kotla Jam in an exchange of fire between members of two banned organisations. The injured were taken to district headquarters hospital, where two of them were later reported to be in critical condition. Cases have been registered against unidentified people in Saddar police station and Darya Khan ...

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