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  • In pictures: 70 years on, you show us how diverse Pakistan still is

    As Pakistan turns 70 years old, we asked you to share with us pictures capturing our country's beautifully diverse culture through heartwarming photographs of traditions, attire and places of significance...

    Here are some of the best shots you shared with us on Instagram using the #DiversePakistan hashtag:Also read: Here is why Pakistan is more diverse than you thoughtView all submissions here...

  • In pictures: Pakistan carry losing streak into T20 series

    DUBAI: England beat Pakistan by 14 runs in the first Twenty20 international to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series in Dubai on Thursday...

    England made 160-5 in their 20 overs with Sam Billings 51, skipper Eoin Morgan 45 not out and debutant James Vince 41 the main run-getters...

  • In pictures: Mohammad Amir trains with the Pakistan squad

    As the Pakistan Super League (PSL) drafting process came to an end on Tuesday, the Pakistan cricket team continued their training camp at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore for the upcoming away series against New ZealandMohammad Amir, who has been out from the national side after the spot-fixing row in 2010 was called up to attend the camp after recent performances in domestic first class cricket and the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL)... ...

  • Pictures of US President Barack Obama's mother's stay in Pakistan

    GUJRANWALA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his meeting with US President Barack Obama on Thursday will present commemorative photos of Obama's mother's stay in Pakistan during the 1980s...

    Official sources said Barack Obama's mother worked for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) during the 1980s and came to Pakistan to work on a project – she stayed at a five-star hotel in Lahore and frequently travelled to Gujranwala...

  • Bombings at Egyptian Coptic churches kill 43

    The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for bombing two Egyptian churches as worshippers gathered to mark Palm Sunday, killing at least 43 people in the deadliest attacks on the Coptic Christian minority in recent memory...

    The attacks followed a Cairo church bombing in December and came weeks before a planned visit by Catholic Pope Francis intended to show support for Egypt's Christian minority...

  • Spanish police return art works stolen from Swedish churches

    MADRID: Spanish police on Monday returned 12 artworks, including several 15th-century wood engravings, to Sweden’s embassy in Madrid after they were allegedly stolen by a Spaniard from Swedish churches and museums...

    Police seized the items — a wooden chest and 11 wooden engravings — last month on Spain’s Canary Islands at the home of a 63-year-old man who they suspect stole the items in Sweden, police said in a statement...

  • Africa’s biggest city shuts churches, mosques to fight noise

    AFRICA’S largest city is closing dozens of mosques, churches and nightclubs in a bid to reduce noise for its 20 million residents long used to lusty hymn-singing, honking horns and boom boxes that rattle the foundations of homes...

    The state government of Lagos is on a mission to make the seaside city free of noise pollution by 2020...

  • From White House to neighbourhood churches, all condemn Trump

    WASHINGTON: From the White House to neighbourhood churches and synagogues, all key American institutions got together on Tuesday to condemn Republican politician Donald Trump’s demand that the United States immediately bar all Muslims from entering the country...

    Petersburg, Florida, said he had decided to “ban the leading Republican presidential candidate from entering his city”...

  • Muslim charities to help rebuild burnt black churches

    NEW YORK: In an expression of compassion, three Muslim charitable organisations are raising money to help African Americans rebuild churches that were the target of arson attacks following the horrific murders in Charleston, South Carolina...

    According to sources, the three charities launched the initiative on July 2 and plan to donate all the money collected by the end of Ramazan to the churches destroyed by fire in recent weeks... ...

  • Sindh plans Rs400m project to protect temples, churches

    KARACHI: As a part of protecting religious minorities in Sindh, a Rs400 million project is set to be launched to make safe temples, churches and other places of worship across the province, it emerged here on Thursday...

    Officials said the ambitious project would chiefly invest in the purchase of surveillance cameras to be installed at places of worship across Sindh...

  • Trump vows to repeal law barring churches from politics

    WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump vowed on Thursday to ‘totally destroy’ a law that forbids churches from engaging in political activities...

    “I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution,” he said at the annual national prayer breakfast in Washington...

  • Service banned in unauthorised churches

    PESHAWAR: The police have stopped Christian community members from holding service in churches set up in residential quarters in Abbottabad city over security reasons...

    Officials said the religious service was banned in six unauthorised residential compounds, which were used as churches...

  • 10 dead, 41 hurt as suicide bombers hit Indonesian churches

    Suicide bombers on motorcycles and including a woman with children targeted Sunday Mass congregations in three churches in Indonesia's second largest city, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens in one of the worst attacks on the Christian minority, police said...

    The first attack struck the Santa Maria Roman Catholic Church in Surabaya, killing four people, including one or more bombers, police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera...

  • Neighbours say family that bombed churches in Indonesia was well off, friendly

    SURABAYA: The family that carried out suicide attacks on three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city, killing 13 people as well as its two young daughters, lived comfortably in an upper-middle class suburb and was on friendly terms with a Christian neighbour...

    The coordinated bombings on Sunday, followed on Monday by a suicide attack by another family on police headquarters in Surabaya, have horrified Indonesians who typically...

  • Over 3,000 children abused in French Catholic churches

    PARIS: At least 3,000 children have fallen victim to sex abuse in the French Catholic Church since 1950, a commission set up to examine claims estimated on Wednesday, adding that the real number may be much higher...

    The commission’s president Jean-Marc Sauve said preliminary figures suggested some 1,500 clergy and other Church officials carried out the abuse...

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