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‘Pak-China relations touching new heights’ Celebrations of China’s 67th founding anniversary in Islamabad


Aslam Mumtaz  To mark the 67th anniversary of the founding of Peoples Republic of China (1949-2016), H.E Sun Weidong, ambassador of China and Madame have hosted a grand reception in Marriott hotel along with Chinese cultural performances and a pictorial exhibition depicting Chinese achievements and accomplishments. Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker National Assembly was the chief guest at the occasion while ...

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Horoscope October 2016


Aries For the zodiac sign Aries, October of 2016 could be a rather ambiguous time, although in general it would be unfair to talk about some really significant challenges. At this stage, your current patron, Mars, which traditionally serves as the planet-ruler of the sign of Aries, will be significantly strengthened due to its planetary status. At the same time, ...

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Top Fashion Schools in France: A Battle for Innovation

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Robin Mellery-Pratt France is seeking to realign its educational institutions and practices with global standards, while serving the technical atelier recruitment needs of Paris. With fashion’s most important commercial and creative centre as its capital, France’s culture and economy have fashion at their core. Indeed, the fashion industry contributes 35 percent of the country’s national GDP. However, to date, the ...

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Omani students excel in exams


Students of British School Muscat (BSM) have excelled in their GCSE and A Level results again this year. Ninety-two per cent of BSM’s GCSE students achieved 5 or more A*-C grades (including English and Maths). This year’s GCSE students also broke the BSM record with 56 per cent of all grades at A*or A, thus confirming BSM’s position as one ...

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COMSATS, PAS jointly organise seminar on achieving SDGs


The development paradoxes in Pakistan are not much different from those in the developed countries. Pakistan is one of the earliest adopter of the SDGs at the parliament level. These views were shared by Mr. Neil Buhne, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Pakistan, as the Chief Guest of a seminar jointly organized by the Commission on Science ...

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Plus-size fashion show scores big in Japan


Japanese pop girl group Pottya, who describe themselves as “chubby”, performed their hits while eleven plus size amateur models strutted along the catwalk at a new men’s fashion show in Tokyo aimed at breaking down obesity taboos. The Tokyo Pochari (plump) Collection, jointly organised by a plus-size clothing brand Sakazen Shoji Co and fashion magazine, Mr Babe, featured models weighing ...

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Alison Brie set to join Netflix wrestling show ‘GLOW’


Community actress Alison Brie will lead original series G.L.O.W., inspired by a 1980s women’s wrestling league of the same name. Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling was a televised entertainment wrestling show that aired for four years from 1986 to 1990 and Alison Brie will star in a new, fictional series about life as one of the league’s hopefuls. Brie already appears ...

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Showbiz couple pays $6m for ‘beach side paradise’


Broadcaster and stand-up comedian Rove McManus has forked out about $6 million for a mansion in Bronte’s prestigious St Thomas Street, having recently sold his Avalon abode further up the Sydney coast. McManus and his actress wife Tasma Walton have acquired a lavish six-bedroom and four-bathroom spread near Bronte Beach in a deal negotiated by ­Alexander Phillips of Phillips Pantzer ...

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Foreigners in Switzerland surpass 2 million mark


For the first time, there are now more than two million foreigners living in Switzerland, according to new figures released recently. In 2015 there were 2,048,700 foreign nationals with permanent residency (meaning those granted a permit for 12 months or longer) in the country, just under a quarter (24.6 percent) of the total population, said the Swiss statistics office (SS). ...

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A taste of tropical in Dubai as indoor rainforest opens


A tropical rain forest opened recently in the city boasting 3,000 species of plants, animals and birds in the tree canopy high above a giant aquarium full of exotic fish. It has been years in the making, now Dubai’s very own tropical rainforest, complete with more than 3,000 species of plants, animals and free-flying birds, is ready to open to ...

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