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Apple expected to unveil iPads with facial recognition

Apple on Tuesday is expected to unveil updates to its Mac computers and iPads that include facial recognition features that have been available in the iPhone lineup at an event in Brooklyn. Analysts expect a new versions of Apple’s iPad Pro, its higher-end tablet computer that competes with the Microsoft Surface, with thinner bezels and more screen space, along with the face unlock system found on Apple’s newer iPhones. They also expect updates to the firm’s Mac lineup such as redesigned MacBook Air, Apple’s $999…

More rains expected in several areas across Pakistan

KARACHI: According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), rain/ thundershowers with gusty winds is expected at a number of places in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Islamabad and Kashmir. Rain is also expected at scattered places in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu, D.I. Khan Divisions), Sahiwal, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan, while at isolated places in Zhob, D.G. Khan, Bahawalpur and Multan Divisions. While, hot and humid weather is expected elsewhere in the…

Drizzle expected in Karachi in coming days: Met office

KARACHI: Finally Karachities have something to look forward to as according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) a drizzle is expected that will break the ongoing Heatwave in Karachi. Abdul Rasheed, Director PMD, said that the monsoon clouds are gradually heading towards Karachi and the monsoon season can be expected to start at the beginning of July. Though it sure sounds like a blessing after the ongoing heatwave Rasheed said that the rain might not exactly turn out to be a relief. Just last year in…

I’ll be back — earlier than expected: Neymar

BORDEAUX: Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, who is convalescing in Brazil after surgery on his injured right foot, will be back “in two to three weeks,” the club’s coach Unai Emery said on Friday. “I spoke with him this week, he’s good, relaxed,” Emery said. Emery was speaking in Bordeaux where PSG, shorn of their biggest star, face Monaco on Saturday in the French League Cup final. “We spoke about the final,” Emery said. “He’s going to follow the game.” Neymar, who is crucial to Brazil’s hopes at the World Cup…

Red October: Russia of 1917 and 2017 closer than might be expected

LONDON: It is 100 years on Wednesday, using Russia’s old calendar, since Vladimir Lenin’s Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace in what is now St Petersburg and took power. Not a lot has changed. Well, not in economic terms, according to research by Renaissance Capital, an investment bank specializing in the region. It says the Russias of 1917 and 2017 have more in common than might be expected. Take, for example, debt. Just before the Red October revolution, around a third of Russian debt was held by foreigners. Same…

Expected water shortage to be passed on to Punjab, Sindh in Rabi season: NA told

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was on Friday told that the expected water shortage in Pakistan during Rabi season will be passed on to Punjab and Sindh. Minister for Water Resources Syed Javed Ali Shah said during forthcoming Rabi season, the country may face water shortage. He said, therefore, it had been decided at the Indus River System Authority (IRSA) advisory committee that the shortages would be passed on to Punjab and Sindh while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan shall remain exempted from any cut in water…

Pakistan, Turkey likely to sign Free Trade Agreement soon

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkey are expected to sign Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in May this year. According to officials, the agreement will enhance bilateral trade between the two countries, Radio Pakistan reported. “Both sides will share provisional list in the coming round of dialogue for reaching the final agreement for FTA,” said the officials. Read More: Pakistan, Turkey sign MoUs for cooperation in different fields The officials said the two countries will hold discussions for agreement on goods,…

Cold wave grips Pakistan, Quetta braves subzero temperature

KHUZDAR: Quetta and parts of northern and central Balochistan are in grip of chilly winds which brought the mercury down to minus 10 degrees Celsius in the provincial capital on Sunday. Thick snow also covered Murree, the Galiyat, Abbottabad, Swat, Chitral, parts of Gilgit-Baltistan and AJK. Wave of cold was so intense in the Balochistan capital that it froze water in the pipelines. Tourists at Malka-e-Kohsar, Murree had a moment to enjoy with snowfall enveloping the valley. According to met office, cold and dry…

Sartaj Aziz arrives in India to attend Heart of Asia conference

AMRITSAR: Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz arrived in India on Saturday to attend Heart of Asia conference, ARY News reported. Pakistan's High Commissioner to New Delhi Abdul Basit welcomed him in Amritsar to participate in the conference aimed at expanding practical coordination between Afghanistan and its neighbours and regional partners in facing common threats, including counterterrorism, counternarcotics, poverty, and extremism. Announcing Aziz's arrival, Foreign Office (FO) spokesman Nafees…