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    Uzbek President, Discuss Bilateral Cooperation with Kazakh President

    Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed bilateral relations during Mirziyoyev’s March 22-23 first state visit to Kazakhstan. His visit, accorded the highest status.

    Central Asia
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    Next round of India-Pakistan water talks in jeopardy

    A two-day meeting between the Indus water commissioners of Pakistan and India concluded on Tuesday, with New Delhi ‘acknowledging’ objections raised by Islamabad over the controversial hydropower projects.

    South Asia
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    33 dead in US-led raid on school in northern Syria

    At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a center for displaced people near a militant-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday.

    West Asia
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    China warmly welcomes Israel's prime minister after Saudi king's visit

    China welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday just days after hosting Saudi Arabia's King Salman and the signing of deals worth as much as $65 billion with Riyadh, as China.

    Southeast Asia
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    4 killed in attack near UK Parliament

    One police officer and two pedestrians were among those killed during Wednesday's attack on Westminster Bridge near the House of Parliament, said Scotland Yard's top anti-terror officer Mark Rowley.

    World
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    UK issues laptop, tablet flight ban after US warning

    Britain tightened airline security on flights from Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa on Tuesday, banning laptops and tablet computers from the plane cabin following a US security warning.

    World
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    Bill Gates again world's richest man, Trump slips

    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates once again topped the Forbes magazine list of the world's more than 2,000 billionaires, while US President Donald Trump slipped more than 200 spots, the magazine said Monday.

    World
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    Scots Demand New Referendum

    Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday demanded a new independence referendum to be held in late 2018 or early 2019, once the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union have become clearer.

    World

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    CPEC: Pakistan, China and India

    The recently held strategic dialogue between India and China provides a useful reality check on the state of the play. Over the past year,the relationship had reached an impasse owing to China’s unwillingness to support.

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    Sehwan Sharif attack aftermath: Pakistan is growing intolerant of Sufism

    "Why do you visit dargahs yaar? It is shirk (idolatry)," is how most Pakistanis confront me when I tell them about my reverence for the Sufi saints of the subcontinent.

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    Netanyahu wants a war that he knows he can’t win

    The Israel Defence Forces could launch their fancy missiles to take out the alleged centres of Iran’s alleged nuclear programme, while, hopefully, balking at using their own, very real, nuclear weapons of mass.

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    Backgrounder: The Qalandar's magnetism

    Sindh's centuries-old bond with Sufis and Sufism is no secret. And among the great mystics that draw devotees from across the province — and indeed across the country — is Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.

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    Oscars 2017: The Salesman Director Delivers Powerful Statement Against Trump

    The Salesman's director Asghar Farhadi announced in January that he would not be attending the Academy Awards in the wake of Donald Trump's Muslim ban, which prevented people from Yemen, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya.

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    Israel invited 26 Oscar stars to visit. So far none has

    A year ago Israel offered Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and other Hollywood stars all-expenses paid luxury trips, but it seems they have chosen to miss their cues.

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    The Mosul artifacts: A priceless loss

    It is hard to overstate the historical and archaeological significance of the area extending from Mesopotamia to Egypt. This stretch contains the early stages of human civilization, especially from the Neolithic era.

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    The ghosts of a literary Indian hill-station that haunt the writers of the present

    All hill-stations have their share of ghost stories” writes journalist Sheela Reddy. “But the Doon must be the only spot that can boast of so many writers, living and dead, who have turned their home into their muse.

    Art and Culture
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    A Persian pop-up in Delhi introduces the city to a new (yet familiar) cuisine

    Only children from the 1990s will remember Anaida’s Indi-pop hits, such as Oova Oova, Oonchi Neechi and my personal favourite, Hoo Halla Hoo. Since then, the singer has undergone a metamorphosis .

    Lifestyle
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    Nike unveils Pro Hijab for Muslim athletes

    The Nike Pro Hijab has been in development for a year, the company said. Athletes contributed input into the product, and figure skater Zahra Lari was among those who tested it.

    Lifestyle
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    Movements during Muslim prayers can reduce back pain: study

    While the research focused specifically on Islamic prayer practices, similar movements are also found in Christian and Jewish prayer rituals along with yoga and physical therapy, researchers said.

    Lifestyle
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    1,500 people and 500 tons of luggage -- here's how the Saudi king travels

    The King will spend a few days in Jakarta and West Java before heading to the popular tourist island of Bali on the Indonesian leg of a month-long Asia tour that's already taken him to Malaysia

    Lifestyle

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    Researchers find security flaw in WhatsApp

    A computer security firm on Wednesday revealed a flaw that could let hackers break into WhatsApp or Telegram messaging accounts using the very encryption intended to protect messages

    Technology
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    Iran unveils advanced homegrown tank

    Iran has unveiled a state-of-the-art tank dubbed “Karrar” which has been fully developed by domestic military experts, ISNA reported.Karrar is manifest to high aptitude, exemplary creativity and superb capabilities.

    Technology
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    Most popular apps of all time revealed

    This week Google Play turned five. During these five years, it has Google Play has grown to more than one billion active users in 190 countries. With millions of apps, games, movies, songs and books.

    Technology
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    Nokia goes back to the future with 49 euro phone

    Nokia's newly revitalised phone business went back to the future on Sunday, re-introducing a brightly coloured version of the best-selling phone of 2000.

    Technology

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    Wastewater key to solving global water crisis: UN

    Recycling the world’s wastewater, almost all of which goes untreated, would ease global water shortages while protecting the environment, the United Nations said in a major report on Wednesday.

    Science
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    Abu Dhabi to Build World's Largest Solar Power Plant

    Abu Dhabi's government-owned power utility aims to close a financing package for a 3.2 billion dirham ($872 million) solar power plant, which will be the world's largest, in April, a senior official at the utility said.

    Science
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    How the warming world could turn many plants and animals into climate refugees

    Finding the optimum environment and avoiding uninhabitable conditions has been a challenge faced by species throughout the history of life on Earth. But as the climate changes, many plants and animals .

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    China, India account for half world’s pollution deaths: study

    China and India accounted for more than half of the total number of global deaths attributable to air pollution in 2015, researchers said in a study published on Tuesday.

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    12-year-old becomes India’s ‘youngest dad’

    A 12-year-old boy has fathered a child with a 16-year-old girl in Kerala, NDTV said on Friday, adding that paternity tests showed the eight standard student could be India’s youngest dad.

    Off Track
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    Indian farmer wins train in legal fight

    An Indian farmer’s battle for proper compensation for land seized to build a railway reached an unexpected conclusion this week when a court awarded him a train.

    Off Track
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    BBC interview dad laments online fame

    AN academic who became a global internet sensation when his children interrupted a live television interview lamented the perils of online fame on Wednesday, telling reporters: “I’m so through with this.

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    'Can cure ‘possessed’ Trump by beating soles of his feet,' claims Kurdish healer

    Terming US President Donald Trump as 'possessed', a Kurdish healer has claimed he can cure the 70-year-old with his special powers and knowledge that he derived from God.

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