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World’s 30 Million Slaves Live


We think of slavery as a practice of the past, an image from Roman colonies or 18th-century American plantations, but the practice of enslaving human beings as property still exists. There are 29.8 million people living as slaves right now, according to a comprehensive new report  issued by the Australia-based Walk Free Foundation. This is not some softened, by-modern-standards definition ... Read More »

Even toddlers can tell when adults are faking it


Smile and the world smiles with you, cry and you cry alone. However, smile when you feel like crying and your toddler is going to be pretty puzzled. Scientists have found that from the age of 18 months, children can tell when we are faking our emotions. As much as parents might want to shield their children when they are ... Read More »

Diamond rain falls on Saturn and Jupiter


Diamonds big enough to be worn by Hollywood film stars could be raining down on Saturn and Jupiter, US scientists have calculated. New atmospheric data for the gas giants indicates that carbon is abundant in its dazzling crystal form, they say. Lightning storms turn methane into soot (carbon) which as it falls hardens into chunks of graphite and then diamond. ... Read More »

New appointments in AWKUM Pharmacy Department violate rules


Requesting anonymity, a candidate who appeared for an AWKUM recruitment test a few months ago told The Express Tribune the university had selected four lecturers for the pharmacy department. This was in violation of a published advertisement which only invited applications for two seats under Basic Pay Scale-18, he explained. According to the AWKUM applicant, a screening test held by ... Read More »

تحریک انصاف کا مسئلہ


پاکستان کے صوبہ خیبرپختونخوا میں عمران خان کی جماعت تحریک انصاف کی حکومت کوبنے ہوئے صرف چند ماہ ہوئے ہیں لیکن اس عرصے میں اس کے تین منتخب نمائندے اُس جنگ کی نذرہو چکے ہیں جسے انہوں نے کبھی بھی اپنی جنگ نہیں کہا اور یہی آج اس کی پریشانی کی سب سے بڑی وجہ ہے۔ بدھ کو یعنی عید ... Read More »

TTP condones Peshawar church attack


PESHAWAR: The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has once again denied involvement in the Sept 22 twin suicide bombings at All Saints Church in Peshawar – but the group says it condones the attack. “We didn’t carry out the church attack. However, we believe it’s according to the Sharia,” TTP spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid told the BBC Urdu in a telephone interview from ... Read More »

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