Monday , 25 September 2017

At New York immigration museum, guides cope with hostile remarks

A New York City history museum that celebrates immigration to the United States is giving its guides new training to help them deal with an increase in hostile remarks among visitors about immigrants. New York’s Tenement Museum has long organised tours for small groups with the stated mission of enhancing …

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British teens drink a ‘bathtub’ of sugary drinks a year

British teenagers drink almost a bathtub full of sugary drinks each year, Cancer Research UK said on Tuesday as the charity urged the government to do more to improve children’s diets. Children aged 11 to 18 consume on average 234 cans of sugar-sweetened soft drinks each year, CRUK said. ‘Use …

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India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile

India on Monday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile twice in quick succession. The missile was test fired as part of a user trial by the army from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha, The Indian Express reported. The two surface-to-surface missiles which have a strike …

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New Army chief should carry forward Gen Raheel’s legacy: Khawaja Asif

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday said the new leadership of Pakistan Army should carry forward the success and legacy of outgoing Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif. Asif said the Pakistan Army has been fighting an ongoing war against terrorism successfully. “The completion of these ‘campaigns’ would be …

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War against terrorism, LoC situation to be main responsibilities of new army chief: Asif

Defence Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif on Monday said that completion of ongoing counter-terrorism operations would be the responsibility of the new army chief. As the countdown to appointment of a new army chief begins, the defence minister on a TV show said the new chief of army staff (COAS) would …

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State Dept. warns of ‘heightened risk’ of attacks in Europe

The State Department is advising US citizens travelling in Europe to be aware of a “heightened risk of terrorist attacks” during the holiday season. The advisory issued Monday says “credible information” indicates that Islamic State and al-Qaeda militants continue to plan attacks in Europe around the holiday season. It also …

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Karachi United’s women football team is transcending borders and kick-starting a revolution

Most recently, the squad finds itself in the limelight because of a video of them taking on the ‘mannequin challenge’ —the latest social media trend where people freeze mid-action while a video is recorded. As the Karachi United team members pause, their posture and control is a testament to their …

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Uncertainty limits stocks advance

KARACHI: The local bourse witnessed a range-bound session with choppy moves and dull trading on Monday. The benchmark KSE-100 closed at 42,439.04 points, recording a gain of 114 points (0.27 per cent). Although the market opened positive and continued to trade in the green zone for the entire session, investors …

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‘Promote sustainable agriculture to end hunger’

ISLAMABAD: In order to end hunger we have to promote sustainable agriculture, which means investing in rural smallholder producers, said International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) President Kanayo F Nwanze on Monday. Mr Nwanze, who is on a two-day visit to Pakistan, stressed the fund is committed to supporting the …

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‘Yunus Brothers, Kia Motors to set up auto assembly plant’

KARACHI: The Yunus Brothers Group (YBG) is in talks with South Korea’s Kia Motors Corporation to set up an auto assembly facility in Pakistan. The sponsor of Lucky Cement and ICI Pakistan, YBG is in the initial phase of negotiations with the South Korean company and few details are available …

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