Monday , 25 September 2017

Trump considers seeking Bill Clinton’s advice

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump has said he would consider seeking advice from Bill Clinton, just days after besting the former president’s wife, Hillary, in the upset US presidential election. Trump received a call from Bill Clinton after the vote in which the former president “couldn’t have been more gracious,” the 70-year-old …

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Depressed De Niro backs anti-Trump protests

LOS ANGELES: Robert De Niro gave anti-Donald Trump protesters across the United States his backing Friday as he spoke about how “depressed” the tycoon’s win in the presidential election had made him. The 73-year-old star was on the red carpet at the world premiere of his new film “The Comedian” …

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Anger rising in India as banks slow to dispense cash to millions

INDIA: Anger was rising across India on Saturday as banks struggled to dispense cash after the government withdrew large denomination notes in a shock move aimed at uncovering billions of dollars of unaccounted wealth hidden from the taxman. Hundreds of thousands of people stood outside banks for a third day …

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Uber is making it compulsory to enter destination before requesting a ride

Ride-hailing service Uber just announced an update to its services which now requires customers to enter their destination when requesting a ride. The update will also allow partner-drivers to receive requests while they are completing a trip. The ride-hailing behemoth has been trying to improve its services locally with recent …

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Unicode approves hijab, breastfeeding emoji for 2017 update

The Unicode Consortium has announced the approval of 51 new emojis that include the much anticipated hijab emoji along with a prayer emoji for Muslims. The shortlisted emojis are expected to be encoded in the upcoming Unicode 10 next year. The 51 new emojis also feature a woman breastfeeding a …

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How a novice turned to hit-man’s vocation

KARACHI: His associates called him “pheri wala”, or wandering peddler. And indeed he was a trader of sorts who would leave his sleeper cell wearing a black-tinted helmet and roamed the streets on a motorbike to dispense death with an accomplice. Riding through the streets calmly, he would arrive at …

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Pakistan’s Ahmed ‘Wolverine’ Mujtaba extends undefeated MMA streak

HOTO COURTESY: ONE CHAMPIONSHIP KARACHI: Pakistan’s unbeaten Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) star Ahmed Mujtaba improved his career record to 8-0 with a unanimous decision victory over Singapore’s Benedict Ang at ONE Championship — Asia’s biggest MMA promotion — at Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday. Like the seven opponents before him, …

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Quaid-e-Azam Trophy : Qualification battle in full swing

KARACHI: The seventh and final round of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy kicks off today, with four Super-8 berths still up for grabs. WAPDA sit atop Pool A with five wins and a loss from six matches, having amassed 43 points so far. They are followed by UBL, who have 33 points. …

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It’s time: Nadir versus Waqas takes place today

KARACHI: National 56kg champion Nadir Baloch will take on challenger Muhammad Waqas in the Pakistan Boxing Council (PBC) super bantamweight title fight today in Gwadar. The 27-year-old Nadir became the Pakistan Boxing Federation’s (PBF) champion in 56kg category last year but has now decided to fight under alternative sanctioning body …

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Talk show host embarrass Priyanka Chopra and here’s how she reacted

Priyanka Chopra has been on a roll, attending awards nights and TV shows but this time when she appeared on the Watch What Happens Live chat show along with Scandal star Tony Goldwynwhen, things took an unexpected turn. What is Priyanka Chopra doing on LinkedIn? Andy Cohen left no stone …

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