Say hello to the ‘Chewbacca bat’

A furry bat named after a notorious Star Wars character, bombardier beetles that unleash explosive, foul-smelling gas to defend themselves, ants that can’t walk or stand on flat surfaces and a mysterious cave-dwelling frog that runs instead of hopping.

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Ceasefire violations continue: Cross-LoC firing by Indian troops kills two more Pakistani soldiers

MUZAFFARABAD / ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan summoned the Indian High Commissioner to lodge a strong protest after Indian troops killed two more Pakistani soldiers and injured four others, including civilians, on Thursday, as clashes along the Line of Control (LoC) showed no signs of abating despite Islamabad’s calls for defusing tensions between the two neighbours. According to military sources, Indian troops resorted ...

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Fort Hood attack case goes to jury

A military jury begins deliberations in the case of a former US Army psychiatrist who killed 13 soldiers in a 2009 attack at Fort Hood base in Texas.

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Battling militancy: Govt revives National Security Council

ISLAMABAD:  It took Nawaz Sharif 15 years, plus several twists of fate, to change his mind about the National Security Council (NSC), a body that has been largely inactive since 2008. Nawaz bitterly opposed its creation when the then army chief General Jehangir Karamat floated the idea in October 1998, nearly three decades after General Yahya Khan conceived the need ...

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UN chief calls for swift Syria probe

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges the Syrian government to allow a UN team to swiftly investigate an alleged chemical weapons attack.

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The power of friendship

World number 2 Andy Murray focuses on his friend, ATP doubles player Ross Hutchins, who is battling cancer.

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Culture Clash In Dubai

–By CNN’s Hala Gorani Dubai is like no other city in the Arab world: its cash wealth has created a Disneyland of dizzying skyscrapers where hotels serve alcohol and shopping malls offer expensive, couture western clothing. The smell of money is everywhere. Dubai not only welcomes, but courts foreign labor. Ninety percent of residents in the United Arab Emirates are ...

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Kids in the kitchen

Packed lunches for schoolchildren are being scrutinised, but perhaps the best way to get them to eat well is to inspire them to learn to cook.

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Fashion fights against trafficking

One of the most popular fashion stores on the high street has joined the fight against human trafficking – and it's thanks to the support of a British royal. TopShop has just introduced the new accessory to its stores and is hoping it will put a dent in modern day slavery.

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Ban on women voters: Re-poll in Nowshera, Lakki ordered

MARDAN / LAKKI MARWAT / NOWSHERA / ISLAMABAD:  The Election Commission of Pakistan has decided to conduct re-polls in two constituencies of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa following reports of women being barred from voting in the constituencies emerged. According to ECP officials, the commission will hold re-polls at nine polling stations each in NA-5 Nowshera-I and NA-27 Lakki Marwat. The commission had already ...

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Trudeau ‘smoked cannabis’ while MP

Canadian Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau admits smoking cannabis while a member of parliament, months after calling for marijuana legalisation.

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King fights for tennis equality

It’s almost been 40 years since tennis legend Billie Jean King’s historic Battle of the Sexes match. Mark McKay reports.

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