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Imran expresses firmness not to end sit-in till PM resignation

News Tribe - ‎2 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan reiterated its stance again despite end of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) that he would not end his sit-in at Islamabad without vote audit.
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PM bars ministers to give negative statement over PAT decision

International News Network - ‎2 hours ago‎
Islamabad: Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif has instructed ministers and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leaders not to give any negative comments and statement regarding Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) decision to end sit-in in Islamabad.
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Pakistan pulls anti-government TV news channel off the air

South China Morning Post (subscription) - ‎46 minutes ago‎
An anti-government TV news channel in Pakistan was taken off air for 15 days after a high court ruled that the broadcaster was "maligning" the country's judiciary, the country's media regulation authority said.
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Pistorius trial finally over - or is it?

New Zealand Herald - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Guilty. A five-year sentence. Could be out in ten months - unless there's an appeal. Oscar Pistorius, centre, greets his uncle Arnold Pistorius, right, and other family members as he is led down to the cells of the court in Pretoria.
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Pakistan aim to end 20-year Australia drought as first Test begins today

Daily Times - ‎39 minutes ago‎
DUBAI: Pakistan hope to end a 20-year drought against Australia when they meet in the first of two Tests in Dubai from Wednesday, but they are hobbled by the absence of spin king Saeed Ajmal.
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Russia says waiting for assurances of Ukraine gas payments

The Star Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ukraine and the European Union have failed to give Moscow guarantees that Kiev will be able to pay in advance for gas supplies from Russia in November and December, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday.
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A radicalized man: Who was Martin Rouleau?

CTV News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Authorities are trying to figure out what motivated Martin Rouleau to drive his car into two soldiers, killing one of them, in St. Jean sur Richelieu Monday.
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Imran expresses firmness not to end sit-in till PM resignation

News Tribe - ‎2 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan reiterated its stance again despite end of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) that he would not end his sit-in at Islamabad without vote audit.
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TTP sacks Shahidullah Shahid as spokesman

The News International - ‎3 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani Taliban have sacked the movement´s influential spokesman, according to a statement received by a foreign news agency on Tuesday, in a sign of growing divisions within the deeply fractured group.
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JUI-F delegation calls on PM

Business Recorder - ‎7 hours ago‎
image ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Jammiat-e-Ulema Islam- Fazl (JUI-F) led by its chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman Tuesday called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif here at the Prime Minister's House.
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1QFY15: Agriculture credit disbursement surges 38%

The Express Tribune - ‎34 minutes ago‎
KARACHI: Agriculture credit that banks disbursed during the first quarter of 2014-15 amounted to Rs98.1 billion, up 38% from the disbursement of Rs70.8 billion made during the corresponding three-month period of the last fiscal year.
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SBP issues new guidelines for payment instruments

Business Recorder - ‎3 hours ago‎
State Bank of Pakistan, issuing new guidelines, has asked banks to further strengthen the internal controls for Payment Instruments to avoid frauds.
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Oil prices edge higher, supported by Chinese GDP data

Channel News Asia - ‎1 hour ago‎
US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for November delivery added 10 cents to close at US$82.81 a barrel. Brent North Sea crude for December rose 82 cents to US$86.22 in London trade.

Corporate results: Meezan Bank's earnings up by 24.3%

The Express Tribune - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Meezan Bank's net spread after provisions remained Rs9.5 billion in January-September, which is 19% higher than the comparable figure for the same period of 2013.

Security in Muharram

The Express Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
LAHORE: The holy month of Muharram is going to begin soon. Before any untoward incident takes place, the government is advised to take appropriate steps.
Muharram security
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Crucial PCB meeting to decide Moin's future

The Express Tribune - ‎7 hours ago‎
Moin Khan has come under fire for his apparent failure to deliver suitably in the challenging dual role. PHOTO: FILE/AFP. KARACHI: The quarterly meeting of the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Board of Governors (BoG) will take place on Wednesday at the ...
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Blunt: My hit song became annoying

Fleetwood Today - ‎Oct 19, 2014‎
Chart star James Blunt has declared his own best-selling hit You're Beautiful was "annoying". The 40-year-old singer admitted the tune was over-exposed and alienated a lot of people after being marketed to win over female female fans.
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UPDATE 1-Dominican Republic mourns death of fashion icon Oscar de la Renta

Reuters - ‎18 minutes ago‎
(Adds announcement of official day or mourning). By Manuel Jimenez. SANTO DOMINGO Oct 21 (Reuters) - Government officials, artists and citizens on Tuesday mourned the death of Oscar de la Renta, the fashion designer who raised the profile of the ...
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US tightens restrictions on travellers from West Africa

New Zealand Herald - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Additional screening has been set up at five American airports for travellers arriving from West Africa. Photo / NZ Herald. The United States has tightened restrictions on travellers arriving from the West African countries gripped by an Ebola outbreak, funnelling ...

Ebola counters on Pakistani airports

The Express Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
“Nigeria has been declared Ebola free by WHO” was the headline flashed by most global media channels on October 20. This came as a pleasant surprise to many.
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North America gears up for Thursday's partial solar eclipse-filled sunset

RT - ‎1 hour ago‎
Much of North America will experience a solar eclipse on Thursday, with the moon covering up to 70 percent of the sun in the late afternoon.
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NASA orbiter and rover send back first looks at comet Siding Spring

Computerworld - ‎3 hours ago‎
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter grabbed these images of comet Siding Spring when it hurtled past the Red Planet on Sunday, Oct. 19, giving scientists a close up look at its makeup.
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Which animals are nearly extinct?

The Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
While routinely checking on the four northern white rhinos that roam the 90,000 acres at Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy tht the rangers found that one of their males, Suni, had died of natural causes.
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Europe needs the will to build an energy union

Financial Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The EU's 28 member states face many challenges if they are to revive Europe's sluggish economy. One of the most important - and one receiving too little attention - is the need to co-ordinate energy policy.
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Don't miss the Orionid meteor shower this week

Baltimore Sun - ‎2 hours ago‎
If you step outside before dawn this week, you might be able to see bright meteors streaking through the sky. The Orionid meteor shower is peaking now, and it will likely be a very good show this year, weather permitting.
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