By Shirin Naseer
It is a thrill but one that comes at a heady price. Pakistan annually consumes Rs 450 billion worth of tobacco and loses nearly 80,000 people each year to lung cancer, pulmonary diseases and heart attacks. With an expanding tobacco industry growing at a rate of 5% per year smoking continues to . . . → Read More: More than just smoke in the air
NEW YORK: A film student pleaded guilty to attempted murder as a hate crime on Tuesday for stabbing a New York City taxi driver in what prosecutors said was an anti-Muslim attack.
Michael Enright, 24, faces 9.5 years in prison when he is sentenced later this month.
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Exhibition displays photographs celebrating more than 50 years of Pakistan’s participation in UN peacekeeping operations
NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday paid high tributes to Pakistani peacekeepers for their service under the UN flag in hot spots around the world, saying they had made ‘remarkable contribution’ in maintaining peace coupled with helping . . . → Read More: UN Sec-Gen appreciates efforts of Pakistani peacekeepers
1, 2 & 3. The most expensive burgers
Where You Can Find It: Serendipity 3, New York
What Makes It So Expensive: Le Burger Extravagant is made with white truffle butter-infused Japanese Wagyu beef, topped with James Montgomery cheddar cheese, black truffles and a fried quail egg. It’s served on . . . → Read More: World’s most expensive foods
NEW YORK — The board of directors at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. has approved a plan that calls for splitting the global media conglomerate into two separate companies, one holding its newspaper business and another its entertainment operations, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
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NEW YORK – USA – In a remarkable admission by former Nixon era Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, reveals what is happening at the moment in the world and particularly the Middle East.
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Egyptian president has cash in British and Swiss banks plus UK and US property
President Hosni Mubarak‘s family fortune could be as much as $70bn (£43.5bn) according to analysis by Middle East experts, with much of his wealth in British and Swiss banks or tied up in real estate in London, New York, Los Angeles and along . . . → Read More: Mubarak family fortune could reach $70bn, say experts