Friday , 28 July 2017

Govt ignored her death anniversary but I won’t: Reshma’s son

LAHORE: November 4 marked the third death anniversary of legendary folk singer Reshma — a day that went unnoticed by entertainment industry veterans this year. While no cultural body organised an event to commemorate her contributions to Pakistani music, her achievements will always be remembered by her loved ones. The …

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Actor Brad Pitt cleared of child abuse allegations

Film star Brad Pitt has been cleared of abuse allegations in a child welfare investigation and has asked a court to grant him shared custody of his six children with his estranged wife, actress Angelina Jolie, a source close to the matter said on Wednesday. Pitt, 52, fully cooperated in …

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Trump’s statement on banning Muslims from US disappears from his website

A statement of Donald Trump, the next president of the United States, calling for a total ban on Muslim immigrants in the country has disappeared from his official website. Soon after Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States in a shock win on Wednesday, a controversial message …

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Iran once again exceeds a nuclear deal limit

Iran has exceeded a soft limit on sensitive material set under its nuclear deal with major powers, the UN atomic watchdog said on Wednesday, hours after Donald Trump – who has strongly criticised the agreement – won the US presidential election. Palestinians urge Trump to work towards their state It …

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Left-wing Democrats Sanders, Warren extend olive branch to Trump

WASHINGTON: Bernie Sanders, who galvanised young Americans during this year’s Democratic primary race, said Wednesday that he is ready to work with president-elect Donald Trump if he wants to “improve the lives of working families.” “Donald Trump tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and …

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Trade, environment are big worries for Canada after Trump win

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday he looked forward to working with Donald Trump after the businessman won the US presidency in a victory that could hurt Canada’s exporters and wreck plans to impose a national carbon price. The left-leaning Trudeau, who supports free trade and higher immigration, …

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Twitter COO Adam Bain to leave

Just weeks after reporting job cuts and a disappointing fiscal quarter, Twitter announced Wednesday that chief operating officer Adam Bain is leaving the company. Twitter chief financial officer Anthony Noto will take over Bain’s job, serving in both posts until the board hires a new chief financial officer, the struggling …

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This new iOS feature could save your life

Apple is testing a new feature for iPhones that would allow users to make phone calls when they are in trouble. The beta version of the upcoming iOS, previewed to developers on Tuesday, revealed a new SOS feature that allows users to make emergency call by simply pressing power button …

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British ‘Flash Crash’ trader pleads guilty in US

WASHINGTON: The British financial trader accused of manipulating markets and causing the 2010 “Flash Crash” in US stocks pleaded guilty in a Chicago court Wednesday to fraud charges, authorities said. Navinder Singh Sarao, a 37-year-old working out of a modest suburban home in Hounslow in west London, allegedly made tens …

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Trump election ignites fears over US encryption, surveillance policy

Donald Trump’s surprise election victory has alarmed technology companies and civil libertarians fearful that a self-described ‘law and order’ president will attempt to expand surveillance programs and rejoin a long-running battle over government access to encrypted information. Trump’s campaign featured numerous broadsides against the tech sector, including calls for closing …

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