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Formation of parliamentary committee on CPEC — a daunting task for NA speaker - ‎1 hour ago‎
ISLAMABAD: The decision by an all-party conference (APC) on Thursday to form a parliamentary committee to oversee the implementation of China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project can become a cumbersome task for the National Assembly ...
APC consensus: Parties settle on corridor route
APC gives go-ahead to economic corridor
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After the NAP: Peaceful Pakistan a priority, says Nisar

The Express Tribune - ‎4 hours ago‎
SHABQADAR: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Thursday that Pakistan was a victim of state sponsored terrorism. Without naming any country, Nisar said that those fighting in the name of Islam are foreign-funded puppets who do not want ...
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Two car bombs in Iraq; 10 killed, 27 injured

The Indian Express - ‎1 hour ago‎
Authorities in Iraq say two separate car bombs inside parking lot of two hotels have killed 10 people in the capital Baghdad. Police officials say a car bomb exploded in the parking lot of Babil Hotel late Thursday, killing six people and wounding 14 others.
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Volcano Erupts on Southern Japan Island

Wall Street Journal - ‎8 minutes ago‎
TOKYO—A volcano on a small Japanese island erupted violently Friday morning, sending smoke and ash 9,000 meters into the air, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, raising its volcano alert to the highest level and telling the island's 137 residents to ...
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Pakistan bowling not the same as before: Sarfraz - ‎1 hour ago‎
ISLAMABAD: Former Test fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz on Thursday said the current crop of Pakistan bowlers need to deliver more as they are not the same they used to be in the department of bowling before.
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Russian troop deaths now state secret

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Russia amasses heavy firepower on border · Mariupol braces for war. Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has banned the release of information about troop deaths in "special operations" during peacetime, as the Kremlin continues to rebuff ...
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US says need to save lives as Asia migrant crisis talks begin

Reuters - ‎28 minutes ago‎
BANGKOK The United States said on Friday that thousands of vulnerable migrants adrift in Southeast Asian seas needed urgent rescue, as countries gathered in Bangkok to discuss the regional crisis.
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UK's Cameron tells France's Hollande EU status quo 'not good enough'

Reuters - ‎12 minutes ago‎
PARIS France wants Britain to remain in the European Union, President Francois Hollande said on Thursday after talks with UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who insisted the status quo in Europe was "not good enough".
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Fractious handover clouds Buhari's Nigeria succession

Reuters - ‎12 minutes ago‎
ABUJA, Nigeria - As he entered his final week in office, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan offered up a prayer for the success of Muhammadu Buhari, the former military ruler who takes the helm of Africa's biggest economy on Friday.
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Human trafficking campsites in Perlis relatively new: Malaysian Home Minister

AsiaOne - ‎2 hours ago‎
Policemen carry body bags with human remains recovered from the jungle close to the border with Thailand, at Wang Kelian in northern Malaysia May 28, 2015.
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Pak executes three Baluch hijackers

Times of India - ‎3 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday executed seven death-row prisoners, including three convicts, who had hijacked a Karachi-bound Fokker plane in 1998 to force Islamabad not to use Baluchistan for testing nukes.
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Malik warns against plot to create East Pakistan-like situation - ‎1 hour ago‎
ISLAMABAD: Warning that conspiracies were being hatched to create an East Pakistan-like situation, the newly elected chairman of the Senate's standing committee on interior, Rehman Malik, said on Thursday that India, Afghanistan and some international ...
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Govt decides to go soft on MQM

The Nation - ‎2 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD - The government has decided to go soft on Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), but will continue a 'genuinely non-discriminatory' operation in Karachi to eliminate terrorism, a senior cabinet member confided to The Nation.
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'Yaum-e-Takbeer' celebrated with zeal, fervour

Daily Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD: Yaum-e-Takbeer was celebrated on Thursday with zeal and fervour across the country to mark the day of nuclear test carried out by Pakistan in 1998.
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Time to move from stabilisation to growth

The Nation - ‎2 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD - Dr Ashfaque Hasan Khan, former advisor to the ministry of finance on Thursday asked the federal government to move towards job rich growth from stabilisation, which would increase spending on social sectors like education, health and other ...
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Stocks lose 79 points on profit-taking - ‎1 hour ago‎
KARACHI: The earlier day's rally proved short-lived as the investors scrambled to seek an exit from the market, pulling the KSE-100 index down by 79.11 points (0.24 per cent) to settle at 32,763.48 on Thursday.
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Punjab CNG stations reopen today after seven months

The News International - ‎1 hour ago‎
LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations reopen today across all cities of Punjab after seven months. Negotiations between officials of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Compressed Natural Gas Association proved ...
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ADP 2015-16 to ensure new era of progress in Punjab: Shahbaz

The Nation - ‎2 hours ago‎
Lahore - Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif presided over a high level meeting here Thursday which reviewed priorities of Annual Development Programme 2015-16.
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KPT, China sign MoU for port strengthening, shipping connectivity

The Nation - ‎2 hours ago‎
KARACHI - A six-member delegation of Guangdong Province, China, led by Liu Zhigeng, Vice Governor, Guangdong Province of China, visited Karachi Port Trust on Thursday for signing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for strengthening of port and ...
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Facebook boss announces provision of free Internet for Pakistan

Daily Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
CALIFORNIA - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced the provision of free Internet access for users in Pakistan through the social-media giant's new initiative Internet.
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Road safety: Helmet drive to start from June 8

The Express Tribune - ‎7 hours ago‎
KARACHI: The 'helmet-compulsory' campaign, that was to be kicked off by the Karachi traffic police from June 1, has been postponed by eight days in view of the problems being faced by citizens in the acquisition of the safety gear.
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Chris Algieri: 'I'm willing to fight anybody'

ESPN - ‎5 hours ago‎
The second chapter of Chris Algieri's career begins on Friday when he faces former junior welterweight titlist Amir Khan. Khan-Algieri.
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I was suicidal: Casey Batchelor

The Nation - ‎2 hours ago‎
BTG LONDON - Celebrity Big Brother's Casey Batchelor tried to take her own life as a teenager. The 30-year-old glamour model appeared on the reality TV show last year, leading to numerous career opportunities.

Summer treat: PNCA offers music, art classes for children

The Express Tribune - ‎3 hours ago‎
The annual Summer Art Camp at National Art Gallery starts from June 8. PHOTO: AYESHA MIR/EXPRESS. Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) has announced summer programmes for children in the twin cities, said a press release.
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Imran Abbas wraps up 'Jaanisaar'

The Express Tribune - ‎10 hours ago‎
KARACHI: Known for his work in Pakistani TV serials, Imran Abbas is set to take audiences by storm on the big screen will his second Bollywood film Jaanisaar, directed by Muzaffar Ali of Umrao Jaan fame.
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Who you gonna call? Beijing smokebusters to go on patrol

Bangkok Post - ‎14 minutes ago‎
BEIJING - China's capital seeks to snuff out smoking in indoor public places on Monday with a new ban, unprecedented fines and a hotline to report offenders, but enforcement is doubtful in one of the world's most tobacco-addicted countries.
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New study shows breast cancer top killer among women, lung cancer among ...

The Indian Express - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Breast cancer has replaced cervical cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in India, while deaths due to lung cancer topped the list for men, according to a new study.
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Freedom and liberty should not be red flags for climate science denial, but they are

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Protesters in Canberra, 2011, to plans in Australia to introduce a price on greenhouse gas emissions. Photograph: TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images.
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