4 dead as bomber hits Pakistan police protecting polio teams

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up near a truck carrying police officers on their way to protect polio workers near Quetta, Pakistan on Wednesday, killing a police officer and three family members traveling in a car nearby. The bombing wounded 23 others, mostly police, officials said. Ghulam Azfer Mehser, a senior police officer, said the attack happened as the police were heading to the polio workers as part of a nationwide vaccination drive launched Monday. The blast was so powerful that it toppled the truck carrying police officers into a ravine, he said, adding that the bombing also damaged a nearby car carrying members of a family. He said that the anti-polio campaign will continue even after the bombing.
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Taliban paid millions to provide equipment for Qatar World Cup: report

(NewsNation) — The Taliban was paid millions to provide construction equipment for World Cup stadiums in Qatar over the past decade, according to an article from The Telegraph. A large contingent of the Taliban leadership lived in Doha, which is Qatar’s capital, the news outlet reported, as they were...
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Climate change already impacting human health in Pakistan

Flooded areas in Pakistan have seen a spike in waterborne illnesses like malaria, and health experts worry about skyrocketing malnutrition rates among children. The WHO warns that as temperatures rise, more people will die of malaria, malnutrition, diarrhea and heat stress. The World's environment correspondent reports from the hard-hit Dadu district in southern Pakistan.
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Liam Livingstone relishing chance to ‘live childhood dream’ against Pakistan

Liam Livingstone will live out a childhood dream when he makes his England Test debut against Pakistan in Rawalpindi.The start of England’s first Test series in Pakistan for 17 years faces the possibility of being delayed after a number of the travelling players and staff were struck down by a viral infection the day before the opening match was due to get under way.A decision on whether the Test will start on Thursday will be made just two and a half hours before the game is due to begin, with the possibility of beginning a five-day contest on Friday instead.Livingstone...

EXCLUSIVE: Nobody was quicker than the Rawalpindi express! IAN BELL on trying to keep out Shoaib Akhtar's 100mph yorkers and why free-flowing England will have to fight for runs in Pakistan

Ian Bell knows better than most about the challenges of batting in Pakistan after being part of the celebrated 2005 England side beaten by a potent mix of searing pace and fizzing spin. ‘I have a vivid memory of an amazing swinging yorker from Shoaib Akhtar to Ashley Giles that...
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Pakistan gets a new army chief, but will he play the old game?

General Asim Munir, Pakistan’s new military chief, took command this week amid security and economic crises and a deepening political rift between opposition leader Imran Khan and the government. Can the new man on the job stem the chaos, and would that entail the old way of doing military business in Pakistan?

Qatar Says Hundreds Of World Cup Workers Have Died, But Other Countries Say It's Much Worse

In 2009, when Qatar formally launched its campaign to be named as host country for the World Cup in 2022, the small Persian Gulf country pitched it as a chance for a cultural meeting over the world's largest sporting event. "The first global sports event in the Middle East provides an opportunity for greater understanding and unity between the Arab and Western worlds and can inspire enthusiastic support from football fans young and old across the entire region," said Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, president of the Qatar 2022 bid and member of the ruling family, per Reuters. He added: "Qatar is a land of action and not just promises."

Pakistan’s LNG Plans May Be Delayed by a Decade

Pakistan’s LNG import expansion plans may have been pushed back by a decade due to the current high price environment, an official from state-owned Pakistan LNG told an LNG industry conference Wednesday. The firms plan to produce e-methane and liquefy it at the Cameron LNG facility in Louisiana. Rosneft...

Scientology Assist Team Brings Help to Their Country in Its Time of Need

KARACHI, Pakistan and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 30, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a country as prone to cataclysm and disaster as Pakistan, some might say there is not much you can count on except bad news. But Perwaiz Hasan and the Scientology Assist Team are the exception to that rule.
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How can a holistic education policy help bridge the opportunity gap for girls in rural Pakistan?

Pakistan’s rural population is disproportionately affected by the low quality of the public education system, with girls and young women the most underserved. Of the 20 million children not going to school, 4 out of 5 live in rural parts of the country, and of those, 60 percent are girls. Education exclusion for girls is compounded when location disadvantage intersects with income, spoken language, religion, caste/kin, and parents’ education. The problem of schools not reaching rural girls living in poverty demands a holistic examination, capturing the nuances that arise due to the economic and social contexts. If inequalities surrounding schools and children are not considered in policy responses, they permeate into classrooms and pathways beyond education, rather than generating new opportunities.

Barberton native Lynne Tracy makes her case to be U.S. Ambassador to Russia

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Barberton native Lynne M. Tracy on Wednesday told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that addressing the plight of U.S. citizens detained in Russia and of Russians who are speaking out against the country’s repression will be among her top priorities if the U.S. Senate confirms her nomination to be U.S. ambassador to Russia.

Let's Not Forget The Original Sin Of The Qatar World Cup: Greed

The soccer governing body FIFA, a private multinational that meddles unchecked in the public sphere, has become a byword for excess and shady financial practices. The Qatar World Cup illustrates this perfectly. Money knows best. Beyond the many marvels of the game, soccer has served to hide brutality and ignominies....

Marcus Trescothick exclusive interview: My 17-year road back to Pakistan

Three members of England’s party in Pakistan were on the side's Test tour of the country in 2005: Marcus Trescothick and Paul Collingwood, now assistant coaches, and James Anderson, an unused youngster turned veteran attack leader. It has been a long journey back to Pakistan for all of English...
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4 killed, 26 injured in Quetta suicide blast

Islamabad, Dec 1 (SocialNews.XYZ) Four people including a policeman were killed and 26 others injured in a suicide attack in Quetta, capital of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province, the provincial health department has said.

Gunman who shot mad hero in failed robbery is arrested by police over Pakistan robbery

Footage has been released showing the moment a gunman who shot dead a hero warehouse boss in a failed robbery is arrested by police on a flight from Pakistan to London. Tahir Zarif, 29, was convicted of murder today following the incident six years ago and was arrested by British officers on the plane after being extradited to the UK .

Pak ambassador presents credentials to President Erdogan

Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkiye Dr Yousaf Junaid on Wednesday presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a dignified ceremony held at the Presidential Palace in Ankara. The ambassador, during his meeting with President Erdogan, conveyed to him greetings and best wishes...