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Young man climbs electric pole after failing to marry girl of his choice

KARACHI: In a peculiar but life-threatening act, a young man climbed an extra high tension (EHT) pole in Karachi in protest against his parents' not getting him married to the girl he was in love with, ARY News reported. The jittery drama lasted for four and a half hours in Korangi area. The youth, Shakir threatened to jump off the pole if his demand of getting him married to his sweetheart was not accepted.  The news of the man's mounting the pole spread like wildfire and a large number of residents of the area…

Hajj stampede toll mounts to 769

MINA/RIYADH: Saudi Arabia deployed large numbers of security reinforcements Saturday as pilgrims performed the final rituals of a hajj marred by double tragedy, with the death toll from a stampede rising to 769.