Finally: Mermaids don’t exist

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration debunks theory.

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has debunked the existence of the legendary half-woman, half-fish creatures.

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Pets can help keep babies healthy

What do dogs or cats have to do with your baby’s risk of catching a cold? According to the latest research, they may help lower his or her risk of coughs and sniffles during the first year of life.

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Employers resort to social networks for recruitment purposes

By now, we’ve all heard about how employers scope out the Tweets and Facebook profiles of job seekers to winnow down the field of applicants. But job seekers may be surprised to hear just how many recruiters now use social media throughout the hiring process. Perhaps more surprising still, most recruiters are apparently checking for . . . → Read More: Employers resort to social networks for recruitment purposes

Introducing e-learning

“The City School” has announced here on Thursday the launch of “The Smart School” – a School Franchise Project based on e-learning and holistic educational development for tomorrow’s generation bringing, not only, progressive entrepreneurs but also futuristic educationists onboard.

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Stand up if you want live longer

What would happen if the entire population of adults in the U.S. reduced the amount of time they spent sitting or watching television?

Researchers, whose work is published in the British Medical Journal Open, say Americans may live longer. They estimate a gain of two years to life expectancy for reducing sitting to less than three . . . → Read More: Stand up if you want live longer

Young doctors get back to work

The Young Doctors Association (YDA), Punjab, has called off its strike and resumed treatment of patients in all departments of public sector hospitals in the province in compliance with orders of the Lahore High Court.

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Tom Cruise and Katy Holmes finalize divorce

In what could be the quickiest of quickie divorces, Hollywood ex-honeys Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes agreed to terms in what was expected to be an acrimonious split yesterday.

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Further protection for higher officials as parliament passes Contempt of Court bill

The National Assembly on Monday passed “The Contempt of Court Bill‚ 2012”, which was moved by Law Minister Farooq H Naek amid protest and walkout from the main opposition party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

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Secretary Religious Affairs apologizes for accusing court of partiality in Haj case

LAHORE: Joint secretary religious affairs Sher Ali on Monday offered the Lahore High Court (LHC) a conditional apology for accusing the court of being partial in the Haj corruption case, DawnNews reported.

Chief Justice LHC Umar Atta Bandial heard the case.

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Pakistan to negotiate with pirates for hostage release

Pakistan may opt to cut a deal with Somali pirates for the release of its seven nationals out of the total 22 crew held hostage on board the Malaysian Flagship MV Albedo.

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