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Mercury at 52 degree in many parts of Pakistan

Mercury at 52 degree in many parts of Pakistan

Most parts of Pakistan were in severe grip of heat with mercury touching 52 degree Celsius in Turbat and Sibi, while the unending scourge of power load-shedding made life miserable for the people.

Russia squares up to Boeing, Airbus with maiden jet flight

Russia squares up to Boeing, Airbus with maiden jet flight

Russia completed the maiden flight of its new MS-21 medium-range passenger plane yesterday, its first post-Soviet foray into production of a mainline commercial aircraft which it hopes will rival those of its Western competitors.

Swedish satire wins top Cannes film fest award

Swedish satire wins top Cannes film fest award

Swedish satire The Square, a send-up of political correctness and the confused identity of the modern male, won the Palme d’Or top prize at the Cannes film festival yesterday.

US might ban laptops on all flights in and out of country

US might ban laptops on all flights in and out of country

The United States might ban laptops from aircraft cabins on all flights into and out of the country as part of a ramped-up effort to protect against potential security threats, US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said yesterday.

Trump hits out at ‘fake news’ on Kushner

Trump hits out at ‘fake news’ on Kushner

US President Donald Trump said yesterday that many of the leaks from the White House were “fake news”, following reports his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Moscow before Trump took office.

Pioneer of Southern  rock Gregg Allman dies

Pioneer of Southern rock Gregg Allman dies

Gregg Allman, whose soulful vocals made the Allman Brothers Band one of rock’s top acts in the 1970s with songs such as Whipping Post, in a career also marred by tragedy and drug abuse, died on Saturday at the age of 69, his official website said.

Bangladesh reinstalls statue after outcry

Bangladesh reinstalls statue after outcry

Bangladesh yesterday reinstalled a controversial statue deemed un-Islamic by religious hardliners on the grounds of the Supreme Court, just days after its removal had sparked angry protests by secular groups.

Lanka rushes aid to flood victims; death toll hits 151

Lanka rushes aid to flood victims; death toll hits 151

Emergency teams rushed food and water yesterday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced by the island’s worst flooding for more than a decade, as the death toll climbed to 151.

Frustration and hope: Biafra marks 50 years of struggle

Frustration and hope: Biafra marks 50 years of struggle

Nigeria tomorrow marks 50 years since the declaration of an independent Republic of Biafra plunged the country into a civil war, amid renewed tensions and fresh calls for a separate state.

Campaigning kicks off in Kenya for August vote

Campaigning kicks off in Kenya for August vote

The official campaigns for Kenya’s presidential and general elections kicked off yesterday. Opposition leader Raila Odinga launched his campaign with a march and rally in the capital Nairobi after presenting his nomination papers to the country’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

New test range

New test range

Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurates India’s first Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) for testing drones and other weapons in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district.

Protesters defy curfew as Kashmir rebel buried

Protesters defy curfew as Kashmir rebel buried

Authorities clamped a curfew across most of Jammu and Kashmir yesterday and partially cut telephone services to thwart protests over the killing of a top rebel commander.

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