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Massive 404-carat diamond found in Angola

SYDNEY (AP) — A massive, 404-carat diamond measuring more than 7 centimeters (2.7 inches) in length has been unearthed in the southern African nation of Angola, an Australian mining company said. The gem is the largest diamond ever discovered in Angola, the Perth-based Lucapa Diamond …

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‘Conflict zones need political solution’

UNITED NATIONS: Reaffirming its commitment to United Nations peacekeeping operations, Pakistan told a UN panel that their success hinged on having a robust political track that led to political solutions in post-conflict areas. At the same time, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi stressed the need for strengthening …

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Never claimed ISIS exists in Pakistan: Nisar

TAXILA -UNS– Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that he never stated anything about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) presence in Pakistan, adding that terrorist organizations present in the country operate whilst giving an impression of being ISIS franchises. Addressing a …

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Pakistan scientists ‘find 1.1 million year-old stegodon tusk’

LAHORE (AFP) – A team of Pakistani researchers claims to have unearthed a 1.1 million-year-old stegodon tusk in the central province of Punjab, potentially shedding new light on the mammal’s evolutionary journey. Stegodonts, distant cousins of modern elephants, are thought to have been present on …

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The pigeon will see you now

A rat or pigeon might not be the obvious choice to tend to someone who is sick, but these creatures have some superior skills that could help the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. Pigeons are often seen as dirty and an urban nuisance, but …

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The CPEC Booms Up

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been entering its end stage, since the idea was floated by Premier Li Keqian and later elaborated by President Xi Jinping in 2013. Since then, there has been a lot of appreciation across Asia with just a few reservations …

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Human smuggling bid: Spanish police find man tied under car’s bumper

SPAIN -UNS – Two Moroccans were arrested in Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla, which shares a border with Morocco, after a man was found tied under their car’s bumper in a bid to sneak him into Europe, the Mirror reported. As per details, the …

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Zika Virus A Global Health Emergency: WHO

GENEVA/LONDON: The World Health Organization on Monday declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus an international public health emergency due to its link to thousands of birth defects in Brazil, as the U.N. agency sought to build a global response to the threat. WHO Director-General Margaret Chan …

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Terrorists have no country, religion or sect: COAS

RAWALPINDI : Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif visited National Counter Terrorism Training Centre (NCTC), Pabbi and witnessed Pak–Sri Lanka–Maldives Trilateral Exercise “ Eagle Dash-I”, today (Thursday), the Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) reported. Foreign military delegates from Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives and …

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A third of world population lives in nations without freedoms – rights group

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than a third of the world s population, or 2.6 billion people, live in nations and territories gripped by repression, corruption and human rights abuses, with the worst being Syria, Tibet and Somalia, an advocacy group said on …

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