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Pashmina goats perishing in Kashmir heavy snow

UNS REPORT Thousands of Pashmina goats may have perished in recent heavy snowfall around the nomadic areas of Changthang on the Sino-Indian frontier of the Ladakh region, officials said. The area is a production hub for the finest quality of Pashmina (Kashmir) wool in India …

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Wilder side of sex

Romantic relationships are complicated, and so is sex. Relationships can be fraught with the potential for miscommunication or misunderstanding at the best of times, so imagine how troublesome it is to admit, out loud, to your partner, that you’ve got a sexual interest or fantasy …

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Iran bans sale of Buddha statues

TEHRAN-UNS: Buddha statues have joined Barbie dolls and characters from “The Simpsons” TV cartoon as banned items in the conservative Muslim nation. Authorities are confiscating Buddha statues from shops in the Iranian capital, Tehran, to stop the promotion of Buddhism in the country, according to …

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Pakistani students introduce multiuser touchscreen computer table

BY AMIN KHAN KARACHI: Full-of-talent Pakistani students are shining in almost every field of science and technology throughout the world. A group of similar such shining stars have achieved yet another milestone by introducing a soft touchscreen computer table. The touchscreen table is designed by …

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Asteroid to make close pass by Earth on February 15; no impact seen

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida: A small asteroid will pass closer to Earth next week than the TV satellites that ring the planet, but there is no chance of an impact, NASA has said. The celestial visitor, known as 2012 DA14, was discovered last year by a …

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REYKJAVIK: Researchers in Iceland are blaming low oxygen levels in a shallow fjord for the deaths of tens of thousands of tons of herring. Masses of dead herring have been found in Kolgrafafjordur fjord for the second time this winter, raising concerns about Iceland s …

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Iceland investigates mass herring deaths

REYKJAVIK: Researchers in Iceland are blaming low oxygen levels in a shallow fjord for the deaths of tens of thousands of tons of herring. Masses of dead herring have been found in Kolgrafafjordur fjord for the second time this winter, raising concerns about Iceland s …

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NA: never so late, never so together

BY RAJA AGHAR The National Assembly never met so late during nearly five years of its life as on Wednesday after its members attended another singular event when they got together outside the house for a memorial photograph with a convalesced Speaker Fehmida Mirza. There …

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100 charities lauch jiont campaign to tackle hunger

LONDON:Hunger and malnutrition in childhood will trap almost a billion young people in poverty by 2025, according to a major new campaign, launched today by Britain’s leading development charities and faith groups. ‘Enough Food for Everyone IF’ is the largest coalition of its kind in …

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Kashmir border tension hits local ski season

SRINAGAR: A recent flare-up in tensions between India and Pakistan along the de facto border of Kashmir has hit the local skiing season, with hoteliers reporting a surge of cancellations by anxious tourists. Gulmarg, the region’s main resort on the Indian side of the divided …

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