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Canadian couple cancels big wedding to help Syrian refugee family

Canadian couples cancels wedding to help Syrian Refugees

TORONTO (Canada) – A Toronto couple recently canceled their big wedding to use the money instead to help sponsor a Syrian refugee family’s settlement into Canada. The money that would have gone to their reception or gifts is now being used to sponsor a family to come to Canada. The Toronto couple was planning to get married next March. They ... Read More »

World Children’s Day: UNICEF urges for equal opportunities for every child

ICEF Special Coordinator for the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe, Marie-Pierre Poirier greets children in the UNICEF-supported child-friendly space in Presevo. Photo: UNICEF

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan)  – On Universal Children’s Day, UNICEF has urged the nations of the world to  pay more attention to reduce inequities in opportunity among children within a generation. “Governments and development partners must concentrate on countries and regions with the largest burdens to overcome and the widest equity gaps to close” suggests the report. A new report, For every child, a ... Read More »

Pakistan attaches great importance to ties with Sri Lanka

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COLOMBO — A senior Pakistani Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has reiterated that “Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Sri Lanka, in both bilateral and regional context and there is a strong political will in Pakistan to further develop and promote these relations.” The visiting Pakistani official also expressed satisfaction over the process of consolidating friendly and cooperative relations ... Read More »

Photo Exhibit in Italy depicts Pakistan’s success stories

Photographs exhibition at the World Food Programme (WFP) headquarters in Rome

A series of photographs from across Pakistan will be displayed at the World Food Programme (WFP) headquarters in Rome, Italy from 9 to 13 November. The exhibition depict Pakistan’s impressive recovery following recurrent natural and manmade disasters such as earthquakes, flooding and landslidings over the past few years. The exhibit was inaugurated on 9 November in the presence of H.E. Nadeem ... Read More »

Dog sets another record of loyalty for humans

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In this busy world where human leaves another sick or accident-hit human and helpless victims, a dog in the United States has set a new record for humans. A stray dog was captured on camera last week standing guard over another dog – killed outside a cemetery in south-west Dallas. In a touching display of loyalty the heartbreaking image, which shows ... Read More »

40 countries participate in Asia Art Festival in Quanzhou, China

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BEIJING — Artists and art troupes from over 40 countries and regions are participating in the 14th Asia Arts Festival & the 2nd Maritime Silk Road International Arts Festival that began with a fabulous opening ceremony on Sunday in Quanzhou- a starting point of the ancient Maritime Silk Road in southeast China’s Fujian Province. The weeklong Asia arts festival, organized by ... Read More »

Canada’s new cabinet is half women ‘because it’s 2015′: PM Trudeau

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has named a gender equal cabinet Photo: Barcroft

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has named a gender equal cabinet They include a millionaire businessman, a geoscientist, a Paralympian and a refugee who fled the Taliban. Half of them are women. This is the new cabinet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled on Wednesday Trudeau picked 15 men and 15 women as part of a ministerial team that he says looks “like Canada”. ... Read More »

UK starts building new permanent navy base in Bahrain

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Moscow – The UK has begun the construction of a new Royal Navy facility in Bahrain, which will become the first permanent British military base in the Middle East in over four decades. It is designed to assert influence over the Gulf and to fight extremist elements in the region. The British Foreign Secretary, accompanied by navy personnel, attended the grand ... Read More »

Germany launches tuition-free Online University for refugees

Pro-refugee demonstration in Berlin

Kiron University offers world-class academic degrees for refugees. Anytime, Anywhere, Tuition-Free A German University is offering an opportunity to millions of refugees worldwide to graduate with a university degree for free. Germany has launched the first online university for refugees, which offers them a free world-class education wherever they are in the world. Kiron University says all students need is a ... Read More »

Protest in Sri Lanka urged UN to implement its resolutions on Kashmir

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COLOMBO — The Secretary General of the United Nations was urged to encourage, facilitate and support efforts leading to a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN Security Council Resolutions, as well as exercise the mandate entrusted to him by Charter of the United Nations and under relevant international instruments to forthwith ensure the fundamental rights ... Read More »

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