Smokers’ Corner: Edhi, the politician

Abdul Sattar Edhi sahib : Much has been written about Abdul Sattar Edhi, the tireless philanthropist who against some extremely daunting odds, managed to construct a most effective, loved and trusted charitable empire in Pakistan. Edhi Sahib’s overwhelming humanitarian impulse which often throbbed for the needy without exhibiting any religious or social bias, is brilliantly captured in Tehmina Durrani’s 1996 book, Mirror to ...

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Why North Korea is a safe haven for birds

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BBC News : Photos from inside North Korea reveal how the ecology of the secretive Asian country is preventing the extinction of several once plentiful species of migratory birds. Despite being closed to most foreigner visitors, North Korea may ironically be the saviour of one of the world’s greatest international migration routes – the avian East Asian Australasian Flyway. Fifty ...

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The story of ‘Eve’ the Jurassic sea monster

The story of 'Eve' the Jurassic sea monster

By Helen Briggs BBC News It’s the biggest jigsaw puzzle you’ve ever seen but in this case, there are no instructions on the box. Hundreds of bones are laid out on the floor and Dr Hilary Ketchum, of the Oxford Museum of Natural History, has kindly offered to piece them all together. It takes more than an hour to slot the ...

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Wayne Rooney no longer England’s top striker – Alan Shearer

Danny Drinkwater is one of two players from champions Leicester in the England squad

BBC News : Wayne Rooney is no longer England’s number one striker, says former national team captain Alan Shearer. England skipper and leading all-time goalscorer Rooney has been named in the provisional 26-man squad for Euro 2016. Shearer says the 30-year-old is more suited to a midfield role, behind Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy. “There was always going to be ...

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