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Pakistani-Canadian recognised as top five educators in Canada

A Pakistani-Canadian montessori teacher has been recognised as one of the top five educators across Canada by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Sabrina Rehman from Little Scholars Montessori, Ottawa, received the 2017 Prime Minister’s Awards (PMA) for ‘excellence in education’ during a week-long event ceremony in Ottawa which included meeting with the Canadian prime …

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Taiwan to make landmark gay marriage ruling

TAIPEI: Taiwan could become the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage on Wednesday when a court makes a landmark ruling on whether to allow same-sex unions. Activists are optimistic the decision will go in their favour, with growing momentum behind the push for equal marriage rights on the island. …

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India considering ‘punitive actions’ against Pakistan: claims US official

WASHINGTON: India is moving towards diplomatically isolating Pakistan and is considering punitive actions against it for allegedly supporting cross-border terrorism, a top US defence intelligence chief said. According to a Times of India (TOI) report, Director Defence Intelligence Agency Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart said India was updating its military to better position …

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Nighat Dad to represent Pakistan as 2017 TED Fellow

Lawyer and Director of the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) Nighat Dad has been selected as a TedGlobal 2017 fellow and will be representing Pakistan. Dad joins 20 other change-makers who will deliver a talk at the TED Global Stage this August in Arusha, Tanzania. This woman has been making the internet …

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IHC restrains FIA from harassing journalist

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday restrained the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) from harassing a journalist who approached the court seeking protection from the investigative body. Justice Aamer Farooq issued notices to the agency for May 29 with directions to “act strictly in accordance with law and the petitioner …

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Four climbers found dead on Everest

KATHMANDU: The bodies of four climbers were found inside a tent on Everest, an expedition organiser said on Wednesday, taking the death toll on the world’s highest peak this spring season to 10. The climbers were found at camp four – at 7,950 metres (26,085 feet) – on Tuesday by a …

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Qatar says state news agency hacked

DOHA: Qatar said Wednesday its official state news agency was hacked and subsequently carried a “false statement” on sensitive regional topics attributed to the country’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. Amid an apparent wide-scale security breach it was also reported that the agency’s official Twitter account had also been attacked. …

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