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MQM-P has lost discipline it enjoyed in past, says Farooq Sattar

KARACHI: Counting a number of reasons for victory on surprisingly low number of seats of his party in Karachi, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar has said his party had lost the discipline it enjoyed in the past, ARY News reported. The MQM won 17 National Assembly seats out of 20 in 2013 elections, which has plunged to four seats in the 2018 elections.  The MQM-P leader said boycott by Altaf Hussain, the emergence of the Pak Sarzameen Party (as another option for the Muhajir community)…

US has lost ‘mediator role’ in Middle East: Erdogan

LONDON: The US has lost its role as mediator in the Middle East by moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in London on Monday. "With its latest step, America has chosen to be a part of the problem, not a solution, and lost its mediator role in the Middle East peace process," Erdogan told the Chatham House international affairs think-tank. Moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was "very, very unfortunate", he said, warning it would "increase tensions and ignite an…

Trump trip leaves US and allies lost in translation

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s first trip overseas was supposed to be about building bridges and clarifying his administration’s intentions to friends and foes alike. But the US president heads for home Sunday with some of Washington’s allies as bewildered as ever by the billionaire tycoon’s abrasive, unpredictable style and the substance of his policy plans. Trip stops in Saudi Arabia and Israel and the Palestinian territories secured broadly favourable coverage with Trump seen by some commentators as having finally hit a…

New Zealand part of sunken ‘lost continent’: scientists

WELLINGTON: New Zealand sits atop a previously unknown continent -- mostly submerged beneath the South Pacific -- that should be recognised with the name Zealandia, scientists said on Friday. Researchers said Zealandia was a distinct geological entity and met all the criteria applied to Earth's seven other continents -- elevation above the surrounding area, distinctive geology, a well-defined area and a crust much thicker than that found on the ocean floor. In a paper published in the Geological Society of America's…

The bride-to-be who lost her life in Mall Road blast

LAHORE: Lahore Mall Road blast took many lives along dreams they had prospected. Among them one was a woman who was going to get married in a month. Fatima, 30, was set to henna her hands, which got bloodied in the terrorist attack near Punjab Assembly in Lahore on Monday, which claimed at least 13 lives including two top police officials of the province. The bride-to-be that day left home for shopping along her younger brother, who is critically injured, and became victim of the tragic incident. Read More:…

Continental CEO says jobs will be lost in shift to electric cars

BOCHUM, Germany: The shift to electric vehicles will cost jobs at German automotive supplier Continental, its chief executive told a newspaper, but he said many of those jobs would be offset by new positions related to electro-mobility. "Due to the low added value, production jobs will be lost," German weekly paper Welt am Sonntag quoted Elmar Degenhart as saying in a summary of an article to be published on Sunday. He said it was too soon to say whether the number of jobs that would be lost would be bigger of smaller…

iPhone dropped in frozen lake a year ago now found– and it still works!

PENNSYLVIA: A man, who dropped his iPhone into a frozen lake and thought he actually lost it, has found it a year later. More to his surprise, Michael Guntrum found the cellphone working after it remained beneath frozen lake for around a year. Guntrum, of Knox in Pennsylvia lost his device in March 2015 while ice fishing in -25 degree temperatures. He told Buzzfeed that during fishing, when he got a bite on his rod the iPhone slipped off his lap and skidded straight into the hole they were fishing in. In…

A bizarre fact about Misbah’s Test duck/ century

KARACHI: Anything could happen in the world of cricket. Records are piled up and then smashed by making anew and better. But, this record may hurt you that Pakistan have never lost a Test match when skipper Misbah-ul-Haq makes a century, but has never won a Test when Misbah makes a duck.