21 May 2019
  • 12:45 am Exit polls boost sensex to biggest 1-day rise in 10 years
  • 12:15 am Thousands stage nationwide strike in Lebanon amid fears of salary cuts
  • 11:45 pm Game of Thrones reaches end with finale that leaves fans disappointed
  • 11:30 pm First session of Afghan parliament ends in brawl over new speaker
  • 11:30 pm Women honored at Cannes as gender parity drive draws scrutiny
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Thousands of people have staged a nationwide strike in Lebanon to express their deep resentment at Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri’s pledge for “difficult and painful” reforms to control spending, and concerns about any pension or benefit cuts. On Monday, public employees together with staffers from public and some private schools took part in the strike. […]

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After eight seasons and 73 episodes, HBO’s long-running smash series, Game of Thrones, wrapped up on Sunday, with one more shocking demise and an unlikely character named as king. The last episode of the medieval fantasy based on the novels of George R.R. Martin ran roughly an hour and 20 minutes to conclude the storyline […]

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Afghanistan’s parliament descended into chaos on Sunday when lawmakers brawled over the appointment of a new speaker, an inauspicious start to the assembly which was sitting for the first time since chaotic elections last year. Results of last October’s parliamentary election were only finalised earlier this month after repeated technical and organisational problems and widespread […]

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Movie stars, including Salma Hayek and Eva Longoria, celebrated the role of women in cinema at a glitzy gala in Cannes on Sunday, amid a drive to promote gender equality in the industry that is still falling short of what many campaigners hoped for. Cannes’ film festival, the world’s most important cinema showcase, last year […]

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Moinul Haque will be the new ambassador to India

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Advises them not to vote for upcoming budget

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Pakistan Stock Exchange was bearish on Monday as KSE-100 Index closed today at 33250 points with a positive change of 83 points. Trading started with a negative note at PSX as the benchmark index losses 800 points. The gold price in Pakistan has increased by Rs200 per tola. After an increase of Rs 200, the […]

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A bomb blast hit a tourist bus near Egypt’s famed Giza pyramids on Sunday, wounding at least 17 people, including South Africans, in the latest blow to the country’s tourism industry. The roadside bomb went off as the bus was being driven in Giza, also causing injuries to Egyptians in a nearby car, medical and […]

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Says only a democratically elected govt can solve country’s problems

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Five foreigners including the pilot died on Saturday when their private plane crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Roatán island, a tourist destination on the Atlantic coast of Honduras, local authorities said. Officials gave conflicting accounts of the victims’ nationalities. Armed forces spokesman Jose Domingo Meza said four of the victims were […]

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