iPhone users can record Snapchat videos ‘hands-free’ Snapchat has been getting more and more features every month with innovative filters to coloured fonts, memories and more lately the option to view a snap for an unlimited time. One thing that still makes Snapchat restrictive is the need to hold the record button in order to make […]

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Hijab-wearing Muslim metal group challenges stereotypes With their heads covered with Islamic headscarves, the three members of the Indonesian band VoB (Voice of Baceprot or Noisy Voice) do not look like your typical heavy metal group. Formed in 2014, the band of teenagers met at school in Indonesia’s most populous province of West Java, and […]

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Aptma terms 12%-of-GDP export target ‘impossible’ LAHORE: The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) spokesman has said that it is impossible to achieve the export target of 12% of Gross Domestic Product, given the lackluster attitude of the government. The target cannot be achieved by allocating a mere Rs4 billion in the new budget against the […]

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Robot ‘priest’ beams light from its hands and gives automated blessings A robot “priest” that beams lights from its hands and can give automated blessings to the faithful has been launched in the town that gave fame to Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. Five hundred years after Luther published the Ninety-five Theses in Wittenberg, […]

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The stolen childhoods of Indian-occupied Kashmir in pencil and crayon “I cannot see the world again and cannot see my friends again. I am blind,” read a painting drawn by a student in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IOK). When freedom fighter Burhan Wani was killed in a police encounter in July 2016, IOK descended into a state […]

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Pictures of the day: May 27, 2017 A demonstrator throws a molotov cocktail during a rally against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. PHOTO: REUTERS A Palestinian man reads the Quran in al-Aqsa Mosque, on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City during […]

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$600,000 raised for ‘heroes’ killed defending Muslim teen A sum of $600,000 was raised to donate to the families of three heroes from the US who had defended a Muslim teenager and her friend on a train in Portland Oregon on Friday. Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, Ricky John Best and Micah David-Cole Fletcher had intervened when a man […]

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From kaarigar to actor: the journey of Shuja Sami KARACHI  : One trait common to all entertainment industries of the world is the number of struggling performers, trying to make it big therein. Many of them have interesting pasts, having lived through hard times. Others are more privileged, handed opportunities on a silver platter. But Shuja […]

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5 red carpet looks that turned heads at Cannes Film Festival CANNES, FRANCE:  After 12 days of red carpet glamour, political fashion statements and wardrobe malfunctions, here are the looks that turned heads at the Cannes film festival. Beware the thigh-split Gowns slashed almost to the hip were omnipresent at this year’s Cannes, with Susan […]

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Police arrest six, including spiritual leader, for harassing SC judge in Hafizabad ISLAMABAD: Punjab Police have arrested six people, including a local spiritual leader, for harassing a Supreme Court judge and his family at Lahore-Islamabad Motorway. The arrested suspects include Sufi spiritual leader Pir Hassaan Haseebur Rehman son of Pir Naqeebur Rehman. The spiritual leader along […]

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