Monthly Archives: December 2015

El Nino weather: Worries grow over humanitarian impact

By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent BBC News The strongest El Nino weather cycle on record is likely to increase the threat of hunger and disease for millions of people in 2016, aid agencies say. The weather phenomenon is set to exacerbate droughts in some areas, while increasing flooding in others. Some of the worst impacts are likely in Africa with food ...

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AVG’s Web TuneUp put millions of Chrome users at risk

By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor It has emerged that a popular tool meant to ward off malware contained a flaw that put millions of people’s personal data at risk. AVG’s Web TuneUp software is marketed as a free way for users to defend themselves from “hidden threats”. But earlier this month Google’s security team spotted that it was overriding safety ...

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Pakistan, India can’t live as enemies, says PM

ZHOB (Dawn.com): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited India to hold dialogue with Pakistan on all issues, saying the two countries cannot live as enemies. “Pakistan and India will have to resolve all issues amicably and in a comprehensive way,” he said while addressing a foundation stone-laying ceremony for the western route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project here ...

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12 killed in suicide attack near Nadra office in Mardan

PESHAWAR (Dawn.com): A blast occurred near the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) office on Nisatta Road in Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people and leaving 25 injured. Rescue 1122 sources said at least 12 people were killed in the blast which took place at a time the office was crowded with people ‘Suicide attack’ Deputy ...

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Rangers claim to have arrested 4,074 suspects in Karachi 2015

DAWN.COM | IMTIAZ ALI KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh claimed to have arrested at least 4,074 suspected criminals during a total number of 2,410 raids and operations conducted during the year 2015. According to Rangers spokesperson, out of the 4,074 arrested, 2,198 were formally handed over to police for persecution. “Those handed over to police included 887 terrorists, 268 target killers, ...

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