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Karachi ranked sixth least liveable city of the world

LONDON: The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) – the research and analysis division of The Economist Group – in its latest report has ranked Karachi as sixth-worst liveable cities of the world. For the second consecutive year, the metropolis maintains its 134th rank in the listing of 140 worldwide cities. The rankings were assigned on basis of qualitative and quantitative factors falling broadly in the categories of infrastructure, healthcare, stability, culture, environment, and education. The survey excludes cities…

Powerful 7.9 earthquake shakes PNG, tsunami alert rescinded

SYDNEY: A major 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea Sunday, but a tsunami alert intially issued for the Pacific island nation and its neighbours was later cancelled. The tremor struck 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Panguna on Papua New Guinea's Bougainville island at a depth of 153 kilometres at 3:30 pm local time (0430 GMT), the US Geological Survey said. Its preliminary assessment added that light to moderate damage was possible on Bougainville island. The quake was revised down from 8.0-magnitude to…