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Kamal vows to fight legal battle against SC order seeking vacating of thousands of houses

KARACHI: Chairman Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Mustafa Kamal on Monday announced to challenge the Supreme Court order demanding vacating thousands of houses in different areas of Karachi that were given decades ago by the government, ARY News reported. "A state's job is to provide shelter to its citizens. The PSP will move court against vacating of houses. We will fight legal battle against the legal notice issued in this regard," he said while talking to journalists in Karachi.  The apex court has issued notification to…

Thousands march in US against immigration policy

WASHINGTON: Thousands of demonstrators marched across the country on Saturday to protest the separation of families under President Donald Trump’s hard-line policy. Dubbed “Families Belong Together,” the demonstration in Washington began at Lafayette Square where crowds gathered directly across from the White House before a planned march toward the Capitol. In New York, families, young people, children and the elderly — both recent arrivals and long-time citizens — all stood under a burning sun as part of a protest…

Thousands of Palestinians attend funeral of 11-year-old boy killed by Israeli forces

GAZA CITY: Thousands of Palestinians on Saturday attended the funeral of the 11-year-old son of a Hamas military commander killed by Israeli fire in the southern Gaza Strip, with mourners demanding revenge. Yasser Abu al-Naja, whose father is a member of Hamas's military wing, was shot in the head on Friday in border clashes near the southern city of Khan Yunis. Senior members of Hamas, which rules the blockaded Gaza Strip, and commanders of its Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades attended the funeral. "Yasser's martyrdom…

Up to 100 feared dead, thousands injured in China quake: govt

BEIJING: A 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled southwest China late Tuesday, killing at least five people, with up to 100 feared dead, according to a government estimate. Five people died and more than 60 were injured in the quake, the official Xinhua news agency said, including 30 who were in critical condition. But China's National Commission for Disaster Reduction estimated that as many as 100 people may have perished, based on 2010 census data of the mountainous, sparsely populated region. Over 130,000 houses may…

Thousands of goldfish bring Tokyo art exhibit to life

TOKYO: A Japanese artist has used thousands of fish in illuminated tanks to create a sprawling psychedelic visual art installation, drawing tens of thousands of viewers in Tokyo. Hidetomo Kimura's traveling 'Art Aquarium' exhibition puts on display around 5,000 goldfish and 3,000 other maritime creatures, such as seahorses, in 130 LED-lit tanks of various shapes, colors and sizes. The LED displays provide a colorful variety of moving images, such as one of sakura blossoms falling serenely from the sky, to the…

Despite Trump vow to end catch and release, he is still freeing thousands of migrants

MCALLEN, TEXAS: Standing on the bluffs of Roma, Texas on a May afternoon two border patrol agents look out over the meandering Rio Grande River that separates Mexico from the United States and recall a time when the scene was far less tranquil. Last fall, during the waning months of the Obama administration, hundreds of immigrants crossed the river on rafts at this point each day, many willingly handing themselves over to immigration authorities in hopes of being released into the United States to await court proceedings…

Thousands march in Washington to protest Trump climate policies

WASHINGTON: Tens of thousands of people marched Saturday from the US Capitol to the White House to show support for climate-change science and protest President Donald Trump's rollbacks of environmental protections. The Peoples Climate March took place under stifling, near-record heat and on the 100th day of the billionaire climate skeptic's presidency. He was the target of many signs and banners, mocked and criticized by demonstrators of all ages. Hollywood megastar Leonardo DiCaprio took part in the rally, walking…

Thousands join March for Science to fight ‘alternative facts’

WASHINGTON: Thousands of people joined a global March for Science on Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight against what many see as an "assault on facts" by populist politicians.  US President Donald Trump himself passed dozens of protesters on his way to visit wounded soldiers at a military hospital. "Stop denying the earth is dying," one sign visible from Trump's motorcade read. Despite rain, protesters gathered around the Washington Monument for a festive day of music, speeches and…

Thousands commemorate Palestinian ‘Land Day’

DEIR HANNA: Thousands of Arab Israelis and Palestinians gathered Thursday for annual demonstrations marking Land Day, which commemorates 1976 protests in which six people were killed by Israel. A few thousand protesters raised the Palestinian flag and chanted slogans at a protest in Deir Hanna in northern Israel. Smaller protests occurred in Gaza and parts of the occupied West Bank, with clashes near Nablus. The 1976 protest against Israeli plans to seize large sections of land in northern Israel was met with a…

Larry King distills thousands of interviews into a few life lessons

NEW YORK: For a complete history of broadcasting, you do not need to go through archives or visit a museum. Just have a chat with Larry King. The iconic broadcaster, now 83, is coming up on 60 years in the business, having first started on radio on May 1, 1957. Along the way he has interviewed everyone from Eleanor Roosevelt (yes, really) to the current president (more than 100 times, he estimates). For the latest in Reuters' "Life Lessons" series, King - still working constantly, with his show "Larry King Now" on Ora TV…