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PIA under fire over Polish tourist's 'Kiki challenge'

ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has come under fire over a promotional video made by the national flag carrier in collaboration with a Polish tourist who is seen doing the 'Kiki challenge' inside an empty aircraft.

Audi CEO to remain in German police custody

Berlin: A Munich Court on Monday rejected a request by Audi CEO Rupert Stadler to be released from police custody after being imprisoned eight weeks ago in the course of ongoing "dieselgate" investigations in Germany.

Trump signs $716 bn defence authorization bill

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Monday signed the $716 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law.

FBI fires agent for anti-Trump texts

Washington: Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who said in a text message that he would help prevent US President Donald Trump from ever winning the White House, was fired by the agency, media reports said on Monday.

Pakistan celebrates Independence Day with patriotic zeal, fervour

ISLAMABAD: People all across Pakistan on Tuesday celebrated the country's 72nd Independence Day with traditional zeal and fervour.

Trump signs $717bn annual defence policy bill into law

Washington: US President Donald Trump signed into law the $717 billion annual defence policy bill, the earliest in the year the bill has become law in more than four decades.

Hearing of pending graft cases against Sharif adjourned

ISLAMABAD:  An accountability court here on Monday adjourned the hearings of two remaining corruption references against deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family till August 15 following a commotion over reported firing outside the court premises, the media reported.

Photo-editing app on Instagram faces users' ire

SAN FRANCISCO:  Photo-messaging app Instagram is facing criticism for not removing an advertisement of a paid photo editing app "Facetune" that is targetted at women under 25 years of age.

India steps up vigil on borders with Bangladesh, Myanmar

Agartala/Aizawl: Ahead of the Independence Day, Indian authorities have asked security forces to increase vigil along the international borders with Bangladesh and Myanmar, officials said on Monday.

Maldives wants to rid itself of excessive Indian influence: Chinese media

BEIJING: The Maldives asking India to take back its military helicopters and personnel deployed there reflects the country's "increasing desire to rid itself of the excessive Indian influence", Chinese state media has said.

Boss' incivility can lead to bad parenting: Study

TORONTO:  Do you behave rudely with your employees? Besides leading to low performance, high levels of stress, impaired attention, your incivility at workplace is also likely to negatively affect their parenting skills and behaviour towards their children, says a study.

Death toll in Indonesia earthquake reaches 436

JAKARTA:  Indonesian authorities on Monday raised the death toll from a devastating 7-magnitude earthquake that struck the island of Lombok on August 5 to 436.

China designs spacecraft to extend lifespan of satellites

BEIJING:  Chinese scientists are designing a new type of spacecraft that can move a de-orbiting satellite back into its intended orbit, thus extending its period of service, media reports said on Monday.

Ad firms suffer as Google, Facebook dominate digital dollars: Report

NEW YORK: The dominance of Google and Facebook of digital advertising has led to the number of independent and smaller ad tech companies falling 21 per cent since 2013 to 185 in the second quarter of 2018, the media reported.

Why won't NASA's Parker Solar Probe melt? Pakistan's new National Assembly begins its session NASA's Parker Solar Probe lifts off successfully Taliban commander killed in Afghan drone strike US snack giant launches operations in Bangladesh NASA's Parker Solar Probe lifts off successfully Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul dies US election officials worried as hackers break into EVMs 50 militants surrender in Afghanistan Hundreds gather in US city to oppose white supremacy Suicide bomber killed in aborted attack in Egypt Water level at Kerala's Idukki dam further decreases Death toll in Indonesia earthquake reaches 387 20 Taliban militants killed in Afghan air strike Airplane stolen from Washington airport crashes Trump's SC pick's confirmation hearing in September 40% women with asthma may get chronic lung diseases: Study Defence relations with Russia made progress, says Pakistan Chinese, US officials agree to boost cooperation North Korea condemns new US sanctions US urges probe into Yemen attack amid accusations of supporting Saudi Arabia Sharif to appear before accountability court on August 13 UN Chief urges nuclear powers to lead non-proliferation efforts Imran Khan wants to build trust-based relationship with US US dollar declines amid trade tensions Ex-Chilean President nominated for UN Human Rights chief Saudi Arabia stops medical treatment programmes in Canada NASA's planet hunting TESS satellite captures image of comet N.Korea must denuclearize verifiably, irreversibly: UN Chief Rosie O'Donnell stages protest against Trump
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