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Pope Francis to visit Pakistan this year

Pope Francis has accepted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s invitation to visit Pakistan this year Pope Francis will visit Pakistan this year, after accepting an invitation from Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif earlier this week, Associated Press of Pakistan reported. Two ministers, Kamran Michael, a Catholic, and Sardar Muhammad Yousaf, the minister for religious affairs, visited Pope Francis on March 2 ... Read More »

Powerful 7.8 magnitude quake hits Indonesia

Powerful 7.8 magnitude quake hits Indonesia

The undersea quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres Southwest of Sumatra JAKARTA (Indonesia) – A magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck offs the coast of Indonesia, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake was centered in the Indian Ocean about 410 miles (660 kilometers) southwest of Muara Siberut and roughly 500 miles west-southwest of Padang, which is on the west coast ... Read More »

Pakistani Documentary ‘A Girl in the River’ wins Oscar

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy poses with her Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject, “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness,” in the press room during the 88th Oscars in Hollywood. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

“A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” won the Academy Award for best documentary short at the star-studded ceremony in Hollywood LOS ANGELES – Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who made history by winning Pakistan’s first Oscar four years ago, has won the best documentary short Oscar for her film, “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness.” The documentary ... Read More »

Mumbai set up no-selfie zones after fatal accidents

Mumbai sets ‘no-selfie zones’ as India becomes selfie death capital of the world MUMBAI (India) – India is home to the highest number of people who have died while taking photos of themselves, with 19 of the world’s 49 recorded selfie-linked deaths since 2014, according to San Francisco-based data service provider Priceonomics. The statistic may in part because of India’s ... Read More »

Afghan boy finally gets signed jersey from Messi

Afghan boy finally gets signed jersey from Messi

‘I love Messi and my shirt says Messi loves me,’ Murtaza Ahmadi said to UNICEF An Afghan boy who became an internet sensation for wearing an improvised soccer jersey made from a plastic bag has been sent the real thing by FC Barcelona player Lionel Messi. Murtaza Ahmadi travelled with his family from eastern Ghazni province to Kabul to receive ... Read More »

23 dead as small plane crashes in Nepal

A Tara Air Twin Otter Aircraft, similar to the one which crashed

Children are among 23 people dead after a small aircraft crashed while flying over a mountain range in Nepal KATHMANDU (Nepal) – A small plane crashed in Nepal on Wednesday in a mountainous region of northern Nepal due to bad weather, killing all 23 people on board, a police official said the country’s second air disaster in as many years. ... Read More »

India world’s largest arms importer; US, Russia dominate arms sales

Saudi Arabia announces military alliance to fight any terrorist group

India emerged as the world’s largest arms importer, accounting for 14% of the global imports in the 2011-2015 timeframe. The latest data on international arms transfers released by a global think-tank, SIPRI, also shows India’s arms imports remain three times greater than those of its rivals China and Pakistan. Its biggest suppliers are Russia, the US, Israel and France. India’s imports ... Read More »

28 killed in massive explosion in Ankara

28 killed in massive explosion in Ankara

ANKARA (Turkey) – At least twenty eight people died and 61 other were injured in a large explosion in the Turkish capital on Wednesday, an explosion hit military vehicles. The explosion hit three military vehicles and a private vehicle in central Ankara, near Turkish parliament buildings, the vehicles were stopped for a traffic light at the time, the military said. ... Read More »

UAE now has Ministers of Happiness, Tolerance, Future

Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

UAE to push national agenda to make the country the happiest of all nations, prime minister announces. The United Arab Emirates’ poet-prime minister, who’s declared that he wants to make the UAE “one of the best countries in the world” within five years, has appointed an official “minister for happiness” in a new cabinet he announced Wednesday. Ohood Al Roumi’s ... Read More »

Photos: World celebrates Chinese New Year 2016

A flash mob featuring a hundred performers in monkey costumes makes an appearance to celebrate the arrival of the Chinese New Year in Times Square on Manhattan, New York, the United States, Feb. 6, 2016. (Xinhua/Wang Lei)

The Lunar New Year is China’s biggest holiday. Around the world, families are coming together to celebrate. BEIJING (China) — Millions of people around the world are celebrating the start of the Lunar New Year.The spring festival is typically spent feasting and visiting temples with friends and family, and not unlike the western New Year’s celebration that takes place on January ... Read More »

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