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  • TWASHINGTON-Chinese researchers have developed the world's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics that are mechanically robust and can have complex shapes, offering broad potential applications in telecommunications, electronics and even space exploration. Researchers at City University of Hong Kong ...

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  • TWASHINGTON-A new study found that a relatively known process called abrupt thawing might speed up Arctic permafrost’s expected gradual thawing and then the release of greenhouse gases. The abrupt thawing takes place under a certain type of Arctic lake, known as a thermokarst lake that forms ...

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  • TSYDNEY-A joint research effort by Australia and China has opened the door for far more advanced imaging methods by shattering the previous limits of possible optical detection depth. A University of Technology (UTS) team has achieved what they refer to as the “sweet spot,” which allows ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - Nasa’s spacecraft New Horizons has found new evidence of a ‘wall’ of hydrogen at the edge of the solar system, encircling all the planets and objects orbiting the Sun. The “wall” is actually a vast amount of trapped hydrogen atoms caught up in the solar ...

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  • TQUETTA - Two girls schools have been set ablaze in Balochistan, police said on Wednesday. No casualty was reported. The schools located in Pishin district were set on fire late on Tuesday when the institutes were closed as they were both day schools. A police officer said that some unknown persons ...

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  • THOUSTON - The oil prices had a slightly downtrend movement in the week ending Aug. 3, posting a fourth loss in the past five weeks. The price of the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for September delivery and Brent for October delivery decreased by 0.75 percent and 2.10 percent, respectively, in the ...

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  • TWASHINGTON-Scientists have made the first radio-telescope detection of a huge free-floating planet beyond our solar system, a new study said. The planetary-mass object, called SIMP J01365663+0933473, is about a dozen times more massive than Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, and has ...

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  • TBRUSSELS - The eurozone economy weakened further in the second quarter (Q2) of the year as trade uncertainty affected the business confidence. The European Union (EU)'s statistical office Eurostat said on Tuesday that the Eurozone economy grew by just 0.3 percent quarter on quarter during the ...

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  • TWASHINGTON-American and Chinese scientists developed a new nanoparticle vaccine that could effectively protect mice against influenza A virus, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The double-layered vaccine made with peptides showed strong potential ...

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  • TWASHINGTON-American scientists have developed an algorithm that could reveal novel properties in materials, which reversed the typical mathematical process the condensed matter physicists used to search for new physics. A study published in the latest issue of Physical Review X reported a new ...

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  • TBEIJING - China's transport investment remained stable in the first half of the year due to continued government efforts to improve infrastructure. More than 1.3 trillion yuan (about 195 billion U.S. dollars) was pumped into transport projects in January-June period, largely stable compared with a ...

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  • TUNITED NATIONS - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday congratulated the people of Pakistan on the July 25 general elections. "By exercising their constitutional right to vote, the people of Pakistan have reaffirmed their commitment to a democratic Pakistan," Guterres said in ...

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  • TFRANKFURT - The European Central Bank (ECB) Thursday decided to maintain the key interest rates for the euro area, expecting them to remain at their present levels at least through the summer of 2019. The Eurozone base interest rate will remain at 0.00 percent, with the marginal lending rate and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Tuesday closed two major border points with Afghanistan for its efforts to maintain security during the July 25 elections, officials said. The Embassy of Pakistan in the Afghan capital Kabul has announced that the Chaman border in Balochistan and Kharlachi in the ...

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  • TROME - Comments by Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio that Italy won't ratify the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) have sparked controversy in Italy. Under the deal, which entered into force provisionally after European Parliament's approval in September 2017, Canada ...

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  • TMAZAR-I-SHARIF/Washington - Suspected Islamic State militants attacked Taliban fighters attending a funeral in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday and killed at least 15 in the latest violence between the rival groups, officials said. Another five Taliban were wounded in the attack on a house in ...

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  • TTEHRAN - Iranian top military commander said Tuesday that Iran and Pakistan are seeking to jointly manufacture defence equipment, Press TV reported. Major General Mohammad Baqeri, chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, made the remarks following a meeting with Pakistani President Mamnoon ...

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  • THOUSTON - Oil market has been closely watching the trade dispute between the United States and China, the extent of the potential sanctions on Iran and the supply status of Libya for the week ending July 13. Especially, the market weighed concerns over resurgent Libyan supply. Oil prices fell ...

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  • T CAIRO : An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 24 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to life imprisonment over charges of inciting violence and terrorizing citizens, official news agency MENA reported. Life sentence in Egypt is 25 years in prison. The case dates back to 2014, when 27 ...

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  • TTEHRAN  -  The United States is increasingly isolated in its move to reimpose sanctions on Tehran after quitting the international nuclear deal, President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday, vowing to resist American “plots”. “The path chosen by the Islamic Republic of Iran ...

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  • TTEHRAN - The Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces will start a three-day visit to Pakistan on Sunday, official IRNA news agency reported Saturday. The visit of Maj-Gen Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, accompanied by a high-level delegation, comes at the invitation of his Pakistani counterpart Gen ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  Standing on the roadside in the scorching sunlight for hours, Akbar is waiting for water tankers with two big drums in his hands. It is a daily routine for the 15-year-old in Pakistan's southwest port city of Gwadar. "I waited here for a long time. Sometimes I waved my hands ...

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  • TLHASA-Chinese and Pakistani mountaineers gathered together here on Thursday to commemorate 11 years since the China Tibet Mountaineering Expedition achieved the feat of summitting all 14 mountains standing over 8,000 meters. “They are the only expedition team on earth to have achieved such a ...

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  • TTEHRAN  - Iran has criticised India for delays in the investments in developing project of the Chabahar Port, Financial Tribune daily reported on Thursday. "It is unfortunate that Indian investment promises for the development of Chabahar Port and its connectivity projects have not been ...

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  • TSRINAGAR - Three people including a trooper and a ‘freedom fighter’ were killed, while another trooper was wounded in an ongoing fierce gunfight in restive Indian-Held Kashmir, officials said Thursday. The gunfight broke out in Kandi forest area of frontier Kupwara district, about 120 ...

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  • TINNSBRUCK, Austria - The European Union (EU) plans to secure its external border by setting up a standing corps of 10,000 border guards by 2020 and a European border police force, the EU migration commissioner told reporters Thursday after a meeting of EU interior ministers. Dimitris Avramopoulos ...

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  • TISTANBUL - A Turkish court on Thursday sentenced 84 people to life imprisonment over their involvement with a failed coup bid in 2016, local media reported. Istanbul’s 25th Criminal Court handed down its final verdict on a total of 133 suspects over their roles in deadly confrontations at one ...

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  • TBRUSSELS - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) nations decided on Thursday to sustain their presence in Afghanistan and fund Afghan security forces until 2024. "We decided to sustain our presence in Afghanistan until conditions indicate a change is appropriate," Nato Secretary General ...

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  • TBEIJING  -  A Chinese spokesperson said Wednesday that China believes Pakistan can overcome temporary difficulties in foreign exchange reserves and maintain stable economic development. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks at a press briefing in response to some ...

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  • TGAZA - An Israeli army drone on Wednesday fired a warning missile at young Palestinians who were releasing incendiary kites and balloons from the eastern Gaza Strip into Israel, said security sources. The incident took place east of Rafah town in southern Gaza, close to the border with Israel, ...

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