Can ally with Imran for country’s betterment: PPP leader | Pakistan

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PPP leader Raja Pervez Ashraf talking to the media in Lahore Dec 16, 2017. Photo: Geo News LAHORE: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will have no objections if it has to ally with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for national betterment, said PPP leader Raja Pervez Ashraf on Saturday.  The former premier made the comments after appearing …

New Yorkers plead guilty to ‘movie-like’ bank heists | World

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At the time of their arrest in July 2016, New York´s then police commissioner Bill Bratton likened the burglaries to scenes from the movie “Heat”. Photo: Heat  NEW YORK: Four New Yorkers have pleaded guilty to blow-torching their way into bank vaults and making off with more than $5 million in burglaries likened to a …

Nawaz Sharif to return to Pakistan on Sunday | Pakistan

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LONDON: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, along with his daughter Maryam and granddaughter Mahnoor will be arriving back in Pakistan on Sunday morning.  According to the flight itinerary seen by Geo.tv the former prime minister will be travelling back to Pakistan via Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-758 from London Heathrow arriving at Alama Iqbal …

Pakistani wrestlers bag six bronze medals in Commonwealth Championship | Sports

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Pakistani wrestlers have secured six bronze medals in the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships 2017. Photo: Facebook/South African Wrestling Federation Pakistani wrestlers have secured six bronze medals in the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships 2017. Photo: Facebook/South African Wrestling Federation Pakistan’s Ghulam Ghaus secured the third position in the 72kg of the Greco-Roman competition. Photo: Facebook/South African Wrestling Federation …

‘The Post’ is about the state of America, star Hanks says | Entertainment

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Tom Hanks as Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee in The Post. Photo: The Film Stage WASHINGTON: Steven Spielberg’s new movie “The Post” isn’t just a 1971 tale of press freedom or the place of women in the workplace. It poses key questions about the United States today, star Tom Hanks says. “I think it’s a …

Peru’s Congress prepares to oust President Kuczynski | World

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Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (C), flanked by vice-president Mercedes Araoz (L) and his cabinet, gives a speech at the Government Palace in Lima, Peru, December 14, 2017. Photo: Peruvian Government Palace LIMA: President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s chances of surviving the political crisis gripping Peru faded on Friday after Congress passed a motion to start …

World Bank approves $300mn for agriculture reforms in Punjab | Business

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WASHINGTON: The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved US$300 million under the ‘Strengthening Markets for Agriculture and Rural Transformation’ (SMART) project for Punjab.  The SMART project aims to modernise agriculture in Punjab to raise farmers’ incomes and give consumers better, safer quality produce at lower prices.  It also aims to create jobs on farms …

Khyber Mail’s three carriages derail near Lahore | Pakistan

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Rescue work to put the derailed bogies back on track. Photo: Geo News LAHORE: Three passenger-carrying bogies of the Khyber Mail derailed early Saturday near Kala Shah Kaku.  Pakistan Railways’ officials said the train, heading towards Lahore from Peshawar, was carrying around 890 passengers.  None of the passengers are said to have been injured in …

Pakistan, India to face off in Asian Men’s Netball Championship final | Sports

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Pakistan’s 15-member squad posing for the event at the inauguration ceremony of the tournament. Photo: Facebook/Asian Men’s Netball Championship KARACHI: Pakistan will face off against arch-rival India in the final of the Second Asian Men’s Netball Championship on Sunday (tomorrow). Pakistan qualified for the final after defeating Singapore 75-63 during the semi-final on Saturday. On …

Weinstein denies blacklisting actresses Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino | Entertainment

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Harvey Weinstein. Photo: File  LOS ANGELES: Harvey Weinstein on Friday denied barring actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino from working on the movie adaptation of “The Lord of the Rings” or blacklisting them from further projects. Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harassment by more than 50 women, including Judd and Sorvino, was responding …