Friday, 18 August 2017

Opinion

Barcelona terror attack

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Spanish and world leaders on Thursday condemned the Barcelona van attack, expressing outrage and solidarity with the victims. Spain  The Spanish royal family issued an unusually strongly-worded statement: They are assassins, criminals who won’t terrorise us. All of Spain is Barcelona.” FC Barcelona said it was “deeply saddened” by the ...

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Ruth Pfau, Mother Teresa of Pakistan

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Ruth Pfau, a German doctor and nun who devoted her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan, died on Thursday in Karachi. She was 87. Often called Pakistan’s Mother Teresa, Pfau settled in the country in 1960 and founded the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre in Karachi. She was instrumental in making ...

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Earthquake In China

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China has yet again been hit by an earthquake in the province of Sichuan on Wednesday. The magnitude of the earthquake was 7.0 on the richter scale, and was 10km deep. It has left around 19 people dead and a huge number, approximately 247, of people have been left injured ...

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China military parade marks 90th anniversary of PLA

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China on Sunday held the first-ever Army Day parade to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The venue was a remote Zhurihe Combined Tactics Training Base in northern China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, 400km from Beijing. 12,000 PLA troops took part in the parade. 100-plus planes ...

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After six chaotic months, can Trump save his presidency

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Donald Trump’s first six months in the White House have been a riot of scandal, chaos and outrage that — absent a major course correction — could spell doom for his entire administration. All US presidents face crises that seem to sweep the White House from its moorings. Abraham Lincoln ...

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Panama leaks to fontgate

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The Microsoft font Calibri could be an unlikely smoking gun in a corruption scandal which has mired Pakistan’s ruling family and captivated the country. The scandal centers around allegations that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family owns properties in London through offshore companies. And while owning property in itself is not ...

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US Alone At The G20

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The sociable and self-assured President of the United States (US) Donald Trump cut an isolated figure at the G20 summit in Hamburg. In recent meetings with European leaders Donald Trump has been the central character. Before the Paris Climate Change meetings, he was disruptive and forceful – pushing the United ...

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Trump’s mistake in his meeting with Putin

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The first day of the G20 summit in Hamburg was notable for the attention given to Donald Trump’s first face-to-face meeting with Vladimir Putin and the ferocity of the day’s protests. It would be nice to think that the protesters were particularly irked by the sight of two autocratic, media-hating ...

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How Pakistan became world-beaters

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 18:  Pakistan lift the ICC Champions Trophy after beating India during ICC Champions Trophy Final between India and Pakistan at The Kia Oval on June 18, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Weren’t Pakistan in meltdown only 2 weeks ago? Yes, they were. As the differences in places go, they were in hell and now they are residing in a sporting Jannah (heaven). It’s been well documented how this team struggled to qualify for the Champions Trophy, were ranked No 8 – ...

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