Optimal sleep for sharp memory

To keep your brain sharp, a new study finds that the sleep sweet spot is seven hours, no more, no less.

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McDonalds loses fries monopoly in London Olympics

In recent days the Olympic committee has overturned its policy supporting a McDonald’s monopoly on selling fries at the London Games this summer.

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The Rickshaw Circus sets off to brighten lives of refuge children

A Canadian man and his German girlfriend are braving the Taliban to take a rickshaw on one of the world’s most dangerous road trips to bring the circus to children in Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan.

Adnan Khan, 41, and his anthropologist sweetheart have embarked on the punishing 8,000-kilometre (5,000-mile) trip to Istanbul that demands a . . . → Read More: The Rickshaw Circus sets off to brighten lives of refuge children

Prices of edibles to be reduced during Ramadan: CM Punjab

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday announced Special Ramadan Package to provide quality edibles at subsidised rates to the people during the month of Ramadan under which 10 kg flour bag would be available at Rs 230 in Ramadan Bazaars, at Rs 240 in the open market while 20 kg flour bag would be . . . → Read More: Prices of edibles to be reduced during Ramadan: CM Punjab

HRCP urges politicians to avert dangers to democracy in Pakistan

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Tuesday expressed concern at looming dangers for the democratic dispensation in the country and called upon the political parties to realise their responsibility to avert threats to democracy.

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Japan to provide machinery to technical colleges in Punjab

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Tuesday announced that it will provide machinery and equipment worth Rs 1 billion for Center of Excellence at 19 Govt Colleges of Technologies (GCTs) across Punjab to train associate engineers in the mechanical technology.

This announcement came from the head of JICA Projects in Asia. Yoji Toriumi in a . . . → Read More: Japan to provide machinery to technical colleges in Punjab

Malik Riaz to appear before court on 24 July

While hearing a review petition filed by the chief justice’s son Arsalan Iftikhar, the Supreme Court issued notices to real estate tycoon Malik Riaz and Attorney General Irfan Qadir to appear before the court on July 24.

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Egyptians welcome Hilary Clinton with shoes and tomatoes

Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

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