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April 18, 2018 12:00 AM Nawaz, Maryam leave for London today

LONDON: Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former premier Nawaz Sharif, has been hospitalised in London since past two days. She was initially taken to the hospital's emergency, however, the former first lady's condition is said to have stabilised after treatment, a source at the Harley Street Clinic said. The former first lady has been shifted to a hospital 1

April 6, 2018 12:00 AM Lassa fever kills 142 in Nigeria since January

LAGOS: Lassa fever has killed 142 people in Nigeria since the start of the year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Thursday, reporting a rise of 32 fatalities in a month. "Since the onset of the 2018 outbreak, there have been 142 deaths," it said. Cases have been recorded in 20 of Nigeria’s 36 states, it said. "Eight states have exited 5

April 2, 2018 12:00 AM BD begins relocating Rohingyas

DHAKA: Bangladesh has begun relocating 100,000 Rohingya refugees to safer ground before the monsoon season for fear of deadly landslides and floods in the congested camps, an official said Sunday. The UN says about 150,000 refugees in Bangladesh’s southeast — where nearly one million Rohingya in total live in shanties on hillsides — are extremely vulnerable 3

April 2, 2018 12:00 AM Measles kills four children in Swat

SWAT: Four children lost their lives due to measles outbreak in Bahrain tehsil of Swat, Geo News reported. According to Bahrain Nazim Habibullah, 13 others affected children were shifted to Saidu Sharif Hospital in Swat. He added that the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) teams failed to carry out vaccination in the area, which resulted in the outbreak 8

March 27, 2018 12:00 AM UEFA signs agreement with ESSA to combat match-fixing

LONDON: UEFA has signed an information-sharing agreement with the European Sports Security Association (ESSA) in an effort to combat match-fixing, European soccer’s governing body announced on Monday. According to the agreement, ESSA will support UEFA’s effort to identify attempted fixing through their alert platform, which tracks and reports suspicious 4

March 18, 2018 7:34 AM Gunmen kill two polio monitors in NW Pakistan

PESHAWAR: Gunmen ambushed and shot dead two members of a polio monitoring teami in tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Sunday. The incident happened Saturday night in the Saafi area of the Mohmand tribal district, where authorities imposed a curfew and launched a search operation led by the paramilitary Frontier Corps. "A monitoring 6

March 14, 2018 12:00 AM China ‘winning’ war on smog, helping life expectancy

BEIJING: China appears to be “winning” its war on air pollution, making so much progress that life expectancy could rise by more than two years, according to a US university study. The Chinese government has been waging a battle to clear its skies of smog that has cut life expectancy in some regions and prompted its citizens to buy masks and air purifiers 7

March 5, 2018 12:00 AM S Africa listeriosis outbreak toll hits 180

JOHANNESBURG: South African health officials said on Sunday that listeriosis has killed 180 people since the start of last year and originated at a food factory in the country’s northeast. Listeriosis is caused by a bacteria found in soil, water, vegetation and animal faeces, and can contaminate food, especially fresh meat, dairy, seafood. It is prevented 15

February 24, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan poised to become self-sufficient in corn seed output

LAHORE: Pakistan was poised to become self-sufficient in hybrid corn seeds production because of its enormous indigenous research potential, which should be incentivised for boosting country’s agri-exports and food security, an industry official said on Friday. “The local seed companies have outperformed their foreign competitors in research and development 16

February 19, 2018 1:15 PM Govt refuses to divulge 'operational details' of Pakistani troops' deployment to Saudi Arabia

Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani on Monday threatened Defence Minister Dastagir with 'contempt of parliament' proceedings after the minister outright refused to provide details of the ‘unilateral decision’ to send Pakistani troops to Saudi Arabia for deployment. The chairman said he 'rejected' Dastagir's briefing to the upper house after the minister said he could 12