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Talks lube Capital's stiffened milieu

The Nation - ‎2 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD - The standoff and tension between the government and protesting parties seemed subsiding with both PTI and PAT agreeing to hold negotiations with the PML-N regime.
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No table for three

Financial Express - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision this week to cancel the foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan has drawn much political flak at home and generated some international concern that the NDA government might be departing from its proclaimed ...
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50000 quarantined in Liberia slum to contain spread of Ebola

The Seattle Times - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Over the weekend, residents angry about the placement of an Ebola center in Monrovia's West Point slum attacked the facility, chasing away sick patients and carrying off bloody sheets and other, possibly contaminated items.
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Dollar edges higher in Asia

The News International - ‎1 hour ago‎
TOKYO: The dollar edged up against the euro and the yen in Asian trade Thursday, building on the 11-month high it reached against the European currency overnight as the market eyed US rate hikes.
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Pakistan overpower India 2-0 to win football series

The Nation - ‎2 hours ago‎
LAHORE - Pakistani players played superb football to register an impressive 2-0 triumph over arch-rivals India in the first football series between the two neighbouring countries played in Indian city Bangalore.
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Running mate replaces Brazil presidential candidate killed in plane crash

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sao Paulo, Brazil (CNN) -- A week after the death of Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos in a plane accident, his running mate Marina Silva announced she would replace him on the ticket, setting the stage for a tighter race.
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Live: End to Pak deadlock? Imran Khan says he is open to talks

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Piyasree Dasgupta
The Sharif government met with a team from PTI, the opposition party led by Imran Khan in a bid to end impasse. Both sides are expected to meet again today.
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Gaza attack kills Hamas chief's family; Israeli sites threatened

Dallas Morning News - ‎23 minutes ago‎
An Israeli firefighter extinguishes fire after rockets fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza strip hit a field near the southern Israeli city of Sderot on Wednesday.
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Peace? Sri Lanka is still at war -- within (Book Review)

Business Standard - ‎1 hour ago‎
Title: This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War; Author: Samanth Subramanian; Publisher: Hamish Hamilton (Penguin); Pages: 320; Price: Rs.499.
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PBC, SCBA observe countrywide strike in support of democracy today

The News International - ‎1 hour ago‎
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) and Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) will observe a complete strike today (Thursday) across the country in support of democracy, the rule of law and the supremacy of the Constitution.
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PAT-led alliance conveys preconditions for talks to govt through negotiators

The Express Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
PAT chief (R) speaks as members of the government negotiation committee Haider Abbas Rizvi and Ijazul Haq (L) wait to speak with him.
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Police avert sabotage bid in Peshawar

The Nation - ‎2 hours ago‎
PESHAWAR : Police averted a major sabotage bid by defusing a 10kg explosive device in Chamakani area of Peshawar on Wednesday. Police said that the explosives have been packed in a pressure cooker and placed near the Shahpoor Check Post, ...
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KP govt appoints Chief Ehtesab Commissioner

The Nation - ‎2 hours ago‎
PESHAWAR - The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has appointed Chief Ehtesab Commissioner and Ehtesab Commissioners of the newly established Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission Bureau.
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PPP to side with democracy, not with govt

The Nation - ‎2 hours ago‎
LAHORE - Amidst political crisis in Pakistan, the PPP's top leadership has decided to stay in Dubai till the dust settles at home.

Engro scores positive performance in 1st half results

Pakistan Observer - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Karachi—Engro Corporation today announced its first half results where strong performance of its fertilizer and commodity trading businesses were kept in check by a challenging business environment in its rice, polymer and food ...
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CDA collects 30 tonnes garbage

Pakistan Observer - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Islamabad—CDA's Sanitation Directorate, Directorate of Health Services and Environment Wing Wednesday carried out a joint operation at Kashmir Highway, Aabpara Chowk and adjoining areas and completed sanitation, ...
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FCCL posts Rs 2.6 billion profit in fiscal year 2014

Business Recorder - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Fauji Cement Company (FCCL) has announced FY14 profit of Rs 2.6 billion (EPS of Rs 1.8) as against Rs 2.1 billion (EPS Rs 1.4) in last year, up 25 per cent.
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Drop in foreign investment

Business Recorder - ‎5 hours ago‎
Foreign investment seems to be the first visible casualty of the rising political tensions in the country. According to the latest data released by the State Bank on 18th August, 2014, foreign direct investment (FDI) plummeted to just dollar 24 million in the first ...

Police scan through villages next to Shorkot airbase

The Nation - ‎Aug 19, 2014‎
The personnel of three police stations of the district including Arrouti, Chuttiana and Pirmahal carried out a joint search operation in different villages around and adjacent to Rafiqui Airbase Shorkot here on Tuesday.

Facebook Awards 'Internet Defense Prize'

NDTV - ‎45 minutes ago‎
San Fransico: Facebook on Wednesday awarded a $50,000 Internet Defense Prize to a pair of German researchers with a seemingly viable approach to detecting vulnerabilities in Web applications.
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Not a bad job in a short time, Sethi says about his tenure

The Nation - ‎30 minutes ago‎
LAHORE - Pakistan cricket remained in a state of turmoil for more than 15 months and atleast the ship look steadied for the time being after the election of Shaharyar Khan as new PCB chief.
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Tests defeat puts pressure on new coaching staff

The Nation - ‎2 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan cricket team's defeat against Sri Lanka in both Tests put pressure on the new coaching staff as now they have to 'do more' to prove their credentials.
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Pakistan lose warm-up game by 13 runs - The Nation Newspaper - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Bad light deprived spectators of a photo-finish to the one-day practice match played between the touring Pakistan team and a Sri Lanka Cricket President's XI played at De Soysa Stadium Moratuwa on Wednesday.
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Iranian Sarkosh lifts Asian Snooker title

The Nation - ‎2 hours ago‎
KARACHI - Aamir Sarkosh of Iran lifted the Jubilee 6-Reds Asian Snooker Championship title as he defeated Boonyarit Kaettikun of Thailand 7-6 in an exciting final here on Wednesday evening.
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Mika Singh, Sunny Leaon amuse Pakistanis, Indians in Houston

The News International - ‎9 hours ago‎
HOUSTON: After winning hearts and cheers from Dallas fans, the famous Indian vocalist Mika Singh and Bollywood film industry famed Baby Doll Sunny Leon mesmerized their fans in Houston.

Beyond the Constitution

The Nation - ‎2 hours ago‎
Much is being said about the sanctity of the Constitution these days by our political leadership. The ruling PML-N is determined to uphold it to save their Prime Minister.
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Bill Murray day declared by Toronto Film Festival

Boston Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
In a dream come true for Bill Murray fans, the Toronto International Film Festival has declared Sept. 5 as Bill Murray Day. The festival, which opens Sept.
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JAC to 'actively' resist disruption of constitutional order

Daily Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
LAHORE: The Joint Action Committee (JAC), a representative body of 33 major civil society organisations (CSOs), has declared that it would not accept any terms of compromise that are in conflict with democratic governance and supremacy of parliament.

'If TV cameras are removed from red zone, there will be no revolution' - ‎3 hours ago‎
KARACHI: There has been a shift from one dominant institution to multiple institutions in Pakistan which has transformed into an urban country where provision of goods is now a privatised process.

Masses won't forgive Imran, Qadri if democracy wrapped up

Pakistan Observer - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Karachi. 20.8.2014: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) senior leader and Central Executive Committee member Pir Mazharul Haque Shahnawaz said all political parties were united for the defence of the Parliament and democracy ...
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