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Pope defends in-flight wedding from conservatives

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis on Sunday defended his decision to marry a couple aboard a plane in Chile last week, responding to criticism by conservatives that it flew in the face of Church rules and set a bad precedent. “Someone told me I was crazy to do something like that,” he joked during a news conference on the plane taking him back to Rome from Lima, were he ended a trip to Chile and Peru. In the first such ceremony on a papal flight, Francis married Paula Podest Ruiz, 39, and Carlos Ciuffardi Elorriga, 41, both…

PIA launches new in-flight ‘entertainment system’

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has started providing intranet facility on few of its prime domestic flights from Friday. PIA spokesman in a statement said the facility will be initially available on selected flights on Karachi-Islamabad and Karachi-Lahore routes. The flight numbers that will have this service are PK-300, PK-301, PK-302, PK-303, PK-304 305, PK-308 and PK-309. "In the first phase a total of 30 hours of content would be available including dramas, comedy, kids movies, tilawat,…