You can now search for Stories on Instagram using location, hashtag Instagram, following in the footsteps of Snapchat, has released an update enabling users to search for ephemeral live Stories using their location or hashtags. “Today we’re excited to announce two new ways to discover the world around you on Explore: location stories and hashtag […]

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To accurately find the Qibla, watch the sun this Sunday Compasses, smartphones and other gadgets have made it easier for Muslims to find the Qibla to offer prayers, but for those interested in taking the non-digital route for knowing the exact direction of the holy Kaaba, the opportunity is just a week away. In a […]

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Bond legend Roger Moore dies at 89 LONDON: British actor Roger Moore, who won international fame playing secret agent James Bond, died on Tuesday aged 89, his family said on the actor’s official Twitter account. His 12 years as James Bond, the British agent with a voracious appetite for danger and sex, made Moore a millionaire […]

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Women in Balochistan must be given due representation in politics Article-25 of the constitution claims that “all citizens are equal before the law and are entitled to equal protection before the law: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of sex.” But can women in Balochistan’s political sphere, let alone women in the province, […]

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A tuneful tribute to Ustad Rais Khan KARACHI  : Renowned sitarist Ustad Rais Khan’s death earlier this month left a huge void in the world of classical music. He was respected for his talents and personality and essentially oozing grace. National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) held a musical night in tribute of the late great […]

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Google AI programme beats top-ranked Go player SHANGHAI: Google’s computer programme AlphaGo beat the world’s top-ranked player in the ancient Chinese board game Go on Tuesday, re-affirming the arrival of what its developers tout as a ground-breaking new form of artificial intelligence. AlphaGo took the first encounter in a three-game series against brash 19-year-old Chinese world […]

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Fidget Spinner craze is now taking over iPhones Fidget spinners have become the latest sensation to grip the attention of thousands across the globe causing a surge in their demand both physically and virtually. A new fidget spinner app called Finger Spinner has become the most downloaded free iPhone apps on Apple iTunes store. These are the […]

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Pictures of the day: May 23, 2017 Internally displaced people who fled Raqqa city ride a vehicle in a camp near Ain Issa, Raqqa Governorate, Syria. PHOTO: REUTERS A man herds his cattle in the river Ganga on a hot summer day in Allahabad, India. PHOTO: REUTERS Military officials pull a dead whale out of […]

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China scrambles to tame bike chaos BEIJING: A booming rental bike business has flooded China’s streets with packs of cyclists, but their habit of going the wrong way and abandoning their rides anywhere is causing havoc. The authorities, scrambling to catch up, are considering new regulations to curb the chaos — from capping the number of […]

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After seven years air monitoring likely soon ISLAMABAD: After remaining dysfunctional for seven years, the country’s central lab for sampling and analysing air pollution is likely to be operationalised soon. “On persuasion from the Pak-EPA and a letter written by Ministry of Climate Change Secretary Syed Abu Ahmed Akif, the ministry of finance has approved a […]

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