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Congo virus claims second life in the city:
KARACHI: A 52-year-old man died of the deadly Congo Crimean Haemorrhagic Fever at a private hospital, provincial health authorities announced on Thursday. (

Minister says Pakistan fought for others:
ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry and the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan jointly organized a ceremony to celebrate the International Day of Peace at the Convention Centre on Thursday. (

No progress without justice, says Imran:
JHELUM – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan said that the country cannot progress in the absence of justice while addressing a rally in Jhelum on Thursday.(

Law & Order:

LHC orders making Model Town killings inquiry report public:
LAHORE – The Lahore High Court on Thursday ordered the Punjab government to make public report of a judicial inquiry into Model Town tragedy that left 14 workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek dead and scores of others injured in the heart of the city three years ago. (

Bears return to PSX as index sheds 572 points:
KARACHI: Pakistan equities closed Thursday in negative after benchmark KSE-100 Index ended the seven-day positive run by dropping as much as 1.3% to settle over 42,700 level amid continuing political noise which dampened investors’ interest after an accountability court issued arrest warrants for Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and ordered the Punjab government to release judicial report of the Model Town incident.(


How real is the North Korean threat?:
With the imposition of fresh sanctions by the UN Security Council against the North Korean nuclear missile tests, Pyongyang has escalated its threatening tone and posture. Reacting to Japan’s support to the UN Security Council resolutions, the Korea-Asia Pacific Peace Committee, which looks after North Korean relations with the world, threatened that, “The four islands of the Japanese archipelago should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb of Juche. Japan is no longer needed to exist near us.” North Korea is not only threatening Japan but also the United States and South Korea of far reaching consequences if the three continue to exert pressure and further deepen its isolation.(

Your government on the Internet:
The German philosopher Max Weber defines the state as the only entity in a country with the legitimate monopoly over violence. In today’s digital age, social media lends itself to state propaganda to enhance this legitimacy. And by conceding small amounts of liberty, the government is able to gain approval for being ‘progressive’. (


Real Madrid defeated by Betis on Ronaldo return:
Madrid: Antonio Sanabria struck deep into stoppage time to hand Real Betis a shock 1-0 win away to Real Madrid on Wednesday as the European champions failed to score for the first time in 74 matches. (

Yadav hat-trick gives India big win in 2nd ODI:
KOLKATA – Kuldeep Yadav’s maiden hat-trick and a fluent 92 by Virat Kohli helped India cruise to a 50-run win over Australia in the second one-day international in Kolkata on Thursday.(

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