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Binance-linked blockchain hit by $570m crypto hack, Binance says

  • LONDON: A blockchain linked to Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, has been hit by a $570 million hack, a Binance spokesperson said on Friday, the latest in a series of hacks to hit the crypto sector this year, according to Reuters. Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao said in a tweet that to...
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Women’s Asia Cup: Nida Dar inspires Pakistan to 13-run win over India

  • ISLAMABAD: All-rounder Nidar Dar on Friday inspired Pakistan women’s cricket team to beat arch-rivals India by 13 runs in the Women’s Asia Cup 2022, only 24 hours after suffering a shock defeat at the hands of Thailand.  Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof chose to bat after winning the toss ...
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Egypt’s sweetheart Dalida: A unique talent born from a rare cultural mix

  • PARIS: In May 1987, the Cairo-born French-Italian singer Dalida — one of non-English-language-music’s biggest-ever stars — took her own life. Her 54 years had been filled with both great success and great tragedy. Three of her partners had previously committed suicide, and Dalida had attempted ...
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Past school shootings and mass killings of children around the world

  • A former policeman killed 34 people, including 23 children, during a knife and gun rampage at a daycare center in northeast Thailand on Thursday, police said, before later shooting dead his wife and child at home and turning his weapon on himself. Here are details of previous school shootings...
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Oil heads for weekly gain after OPEC+ cut despite economic headwinds

  • LONDON: Oil rose almost 2 percent on Friday and was headed for a second consecutive weekly gain supported by a decision by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies to make its largest supply cut since 2020 despite concern about recession and rising interest rates. ...
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In Pakistan, mental health crisis brews among survivors of deadly floods

  • MIRPURKHAS, SINDH: Nasir Khan, a 40-year-old laborer from the southern Pakistani district of Mirpurkhas, stood outside the Civil Hospital last week, complaining of anxiety and feelings of sadness and hopelessness. In August, Khan’s home and livestock were washed away in deadly floods that hav...
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Turkey, Israel ties warm with naming of ambassador

  • ANKARA: Turkey has appointed a new ambassador to Israel, as both countries move to end four years in the diplomatic wilderness. Sakir Ozkan Torunlar has been named to fill the role left empty after the two regional powers expelled each other’s ambassadors in 2018 in a row over the killing of 6...
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Indian village goes for evening ‘detox’ to break digital addiction

  • NEW DELHI: When a siren goes off at 7 p.m., residents of one Indian village turn off their TV sets and mobile devices to observe a self-imposed blackout, a measure they hope will help protect their children from digital addiction. The daily routine started in Mohityanche Vadgaon on Aug. 15 wh...
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Pakistani FM says water receded 50 percent in flood-ravaged Sindh

  • ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s foreign minister on Thursday said that about 50 percent of the water has receded in the country’s worst-hit southern Sindh province, raising hopes that farmers will be able to sow wheat in a first step toward returning to a normal life. “We are utilizing all of our resour...
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Pakistani president denies brokering political ‘deal’ in veiled reference to ex-PM Khan, army

  • ISLAMABAD: Pakistani President Arif Alvi on Thursday denied “brokering” a deal with sparing political factions, in a veiled reference to ex-PM Imran Khan and top military officials, saying he had always tried to “bring people closer” in his own capacity, state-run Associated Press of Pakistan (...
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