Monitoring Desk

  • TLondon   -  A statue of Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian independence leader, has been removed from a university campus in Ghana’s capital, Accra, reported BBC on Thursday. University of Ghana lecturers began a petition for its removal shortly after it was unveiled in 2016 by ...

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  • TCalifornia - Snowy mountain winters are being “squeezed” by climate change, according to scientists in California. Researchers who studied the winter snowfall in the mountains there revealed that rising temperatures are reducing the period during which snow is on the ground in the ...

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  • TLa Paz - Ever since Reddy Guaygua was a boy, he dreamt of discovering hidden ruins. Born in Mapiri, 130km (80 miles) north of La Paz in Bolivia, he was the only person from his small town to study archaeology. “My goal was to work in the villages, visit their archaeological sites and work in ...

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  • TLONDON-Reindeer are perhaps best recognized by their magnificent antlers, the largest of any deer species in proportion to their bodies. They’re also notable for their epic thousand-mile journeys every year in search of food, in herds of 100,000 or more. And they’re supremely important ...

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  • TLONDON-Eight genes linked to red hair have been discovered by scientists, helping to shed light on how redheads inherit their distinctive locks. The Edinburgh University-led research has been described as the largest genetic study of hair colour to date. It had been thought red hair was controlled ...

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  • TLONDON-The glaciers that flank the Himalayas and other high mountains in Asia are moving slower over time. Scientists have analysed nearly 20 years of satellite images to come to this conclusion. They show that the ice streams which have decelerated the most are the ones that have also thinned the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Special Adviser to Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar said on Sunday that if any evidence is found then Aleema Khan can face a money laundering case. In an interview with Geo TV, Akbar said if the opposition has any proof against the prime minister’s sister then they ...

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  • TKatowice - A booming global market for cars has helped drive CO2 emissions to an all-time high in 2018, say researchers. The main factor in the near 3% rise has been coal use in China, driven by government efforts to boost a flagging economy. But emissions from cars, truck and planes using fossil ...

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  • TOSLO-A Norwegian photographer has shared images of a rare white reindeer calf he encountered while hiking with friends. Mads Nordsveen, 24, from Oslo, said he spotted the animal in the snow on a walk in northern Norway. The images, where the animal almost fades into the landscape, has now been ...

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  • TTaipei-An investigation into who stole a yoghurt drink cost Taiwanese taxpayers more than NT$18,000 ($586). A woman has been charged with theft in Taiwan for stealing a yoghurt drink from her roommate after being identified by a DNA test, it's reported. According to the broadcaster TVBS, the ...

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  • TLONDON-A mammoth tusk discovered during an unusually low tide could be up to 12,000 years old, experts believe. The 6ft (2m) tusk, which was found off the coast of Mersea Island, Essex, dates back to the Devensian, or last glacial period. It was found by archaeologists last March, who said the tusk ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -  Pakistan is registering approximately 20,000 new HIV infections annually, the highest rate of increase among all countries in the region, warns the World Health Organization (WHO). The international body says mortality among Pakistanis living with the virus, which ...

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  • TLONDON-A million plants from every corner of the globe are tucked away inside the cabinets that line the walls. It's a scientific collection that goes back centuries, gathered by the likes of Carl Linnaeus, the "father of taxonomy", and Charles Darwin. They could have had no inkling that pressed, ...

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  • TBerlin - Germany’s Interior Ministry has said it regrets serving pork sausage at a conference on Islam in Berlin earlier this week. The ministry said the food selection had been designed for the “diverse religious attendance” at the German Islam Conference in Berlin. But it ...

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  • TLOS ANGELES-Margot Robbie has said she did not know what sexual harassment was until encountering the Me Too movement. The Oscar-nominated Australian actress said that she was oblivious as to what defined harassment prior to the outpouring of stories online, with women coming forward and describing ...

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  • TPune - Venturing into uncharted waters, Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday said Pakistan should turn into a secular state from an Islamic nation. Pakistan’s turning into a secular state is essential if the neighbouring country has to stay together with India, the Indian army ...

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  • TNew Delhi   -  India Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday said it was Congress President Rahul Gandhi who sent him to Pakistan to attend groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpura corridor. “My captain is Rahul Gandhi. He sent me everywhere,” Sidhu said to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -   Prime Minister Imran Khan paid accolades to his wife Bushra Imran for keeping up with his tough schedule as he began his speech at the ceremony highlighting PTI’s 100 days in office. Addressing the audience at Jinnah Convention Centre, PM Khan thanked ...

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  • TIslamabad - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said his controversial tweet about "small men occupying big offices" did not refer to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He, however, did not specify who it referred to. The cricketer-turned-politician had lashed out after India cancelled a ...

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  • TWASHington - US President Donald Trump has expressed strong support for India in its fight against terrorism. “On the ten-year anniversary of the Mumbai attacks, the US stands with the people of India in their quest for justice. The attacks killed 166 innocents, including six Americans. We ...

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  • TLahore - The people who staged a protest in London against Pakistan’s plan to build dams were Indians, ARY News reported on Thursday. A group of people impersonating themselves as Pakistanis staged a demo during the visit of Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar to London. These were ...

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  • TLAHORE - A former foreign and defence minister of Pakistan says US President Donald Trump’s allegations against Pakistan are reflective of Washington’s frustration over its failure to set things right in Afghanistan even after spending more than $1.4trillion in 17 years there. Khwaja ...

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  • TIslamabad/WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his administration's decision to stop hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Pakistan, saying the country does not do "a damn thing" for the US and its government had helped Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden hide near its ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday reaffirmed his U-turn statement saying that taking a U-turn to reach one's objective is the "hallmark of great leadership." "Doing a U-turn to reach one's objective is the hallmark of great leadership, just as lying to save ill-gotten wealth is the ...

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  • TWashington - The top US military officer has said that the Taliban "are not losing" in Afghanistan, and much more needs to be done to bring peace to the war-torn country. "They are not losing right now, I think that is fair to say," General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, ...

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  • TDOHA - Taliban officials have held three days of talks in Qatar with the United States' special representative for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, aimed at renewing the peace process in the war-torn country, an official of the armed group said. The talks, which ended on Sunday, were confirmed by ...

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  • TKABUL - The head of the Afghanistan’s High Peace Council (HPC) delegation, which attended last week’s Moscow meeting on Afghanistan’s peace, said Washington has given Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Envoy for Afghanistan’s Reconciliation, six months to broker peace in ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Monday called on Florida election officials to buck the state’s recount procedures and declare candidates he endorsed in the state’s Senate and gubernatorial races as the winners. Recounts for three statewide races in Florida - Senate, governor and ...

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  • TDUBAI - The flying motorbike is back in Dubai – and you could see the police riding one in the not-too-distant future. A year after California-based startup Hoversurf showcased its hoverbike at tech expo GITEX in the white and green livery of the Dubai Police, the company has returned with a ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The federal cabinet, on the recommendations of the ministry of interior, has approved taking several suspicious persons into protective custody. The federal cabinet, which met under the chair of Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday, reviewed the law and order situation in the country. ...

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