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  • 10-Jul-2018
  • China launches two satellites for Pakistan 

    The satellites - PRSS-1 and PakTES-1A - were launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China. The PRSS-1 will be used for monitoring progress of $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

  • 09-Jul-2018
  • "The English Patient" Judged As Best Man Booker Prize-Winning Novel

    "The English Patient" by Michael Ondaatje (Bloomsbury) has been crowned the best work of fiction from the last five decades of the Man Booker Prize.

    The Golden Man Booker winner was revealed at the closing event of the Man Booker 50 Festival in Royal Festival Hall at Southbank Centre in London on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported.

    The winner of this special one-off award for the Man Booker Prize's 50th anniversary celebrations was chosen by the public.

    All 51 previous winners were considered by a panel of five specially appointed judges, each of whom was asked to read the winning novels from one decade of the prize's history, before the books faced a month-long public vote on the Man Booker website.

    "The English Patient is a compelling work of fiction - both poetic and philosophical - and is a worthy winner of the Golden Man Booker," said Baroness Helena Kennedy, Chair of the Booker Prize Foundation.


  • Four Thai Boys Rescued From Flooded Cave

    Four members of a youth soccer team were rescued Sunday from Tham Luang cave complex in northern Thailand where they had been stranded for more than two weeks.

  • Mark Zuckerberg is world’s third-richest person, replaces Warren Buffett

    Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, who trails only Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, eclipsed American business magnate Warren Buffett on Friday as Facebook shares climbed 2.4%, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

  • 28-Jun-2018
  • World Cup 2018: Holders Germany Eliminated From Tournament After Loss To South Korea

    2014 World cup football champions Germany crashed out of the World Cup on Wednesday after a stoppage-time VAR-assisted goal from Younggwon Kim and a late second by Son Heungmin earned South Korea a famous 2-0 win. 

  • 27-Jun-2018
  • Japan space probe reaches asteroid in search for origin of life

    A Japanese probe has reached an asteroid 300 million kilometres away to collect information about the birth of the solar system and the origin of life after a more than three-year voyage through deep space. The Hayabusa2 probe settled into an observation position 20 kilometres (12 miles) above the Ryugu asteroid, officials from the Japan Space Exploration Agency (JAXA) said

  • Myanmar military leaders guilty of 'crimes against humanity': Amnesty

    Myanmar's military chief and other top brass have been accused by Amnesty International of crimes against humanity for overseeing a "systematic" attack against Rohingya Muslims, according to a report by the rights group today calling for prosecution at the International Criminal Court.

    More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims were forced to flee Rakhine state after a military crackdown that the United Nations has said amounts to "ethnic cleansing".

  • 26-Jun-2018
  • Brexit bill becomes law, allowing UK to leave European Union

    The EU (Withdrawal) Bill repeals the 1972 European Communities Act through which Britain became a member, and transfers decades of European law onto British statute books in a bid to avoid any legal disruption.

  • 25-Jun-2018
  • Financial Action Task Force to officially grey-list Pakistan

    T he official proceedings to grey-list Pakistan by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will begin in Paris on Monday during the plenary meeting of the global money-laundering watchdog.

  • Turkey's Erdogan Wins Presidential Election, Extends 15-Year Reign

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in a pivotal election Sunday, saying voters had "handed him" the presidency.

    Supreme Election Council head Sadi Guven declared that 97.7 percent of votes had been counted and declared Erdogan the winner.

    The election was one of the most consequential votes in years and saw a revitalized opposition unify to challenge the incumbent president, who has ruled Turkey for a decade and a half.

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