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    Pakistan Idol 23 February 2014

  • February 2017 was the second-warmest February on record

    According to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, “February 2017 was the second-warmest February in 137 years of modern record-keeping...

    1 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean February temperature from 1951-1980...

  • Little Afghan Messi fan not giving up on meeting idol

    KABUL: The five-year-old Afghan boy who won the Internet's heart when he was pictured wearing a plastic bag as an improvised Lionel Messi jersey is still eager to meet the Argentine football superstar, he told AFP Friday...

    Murtaza Ahmadi travelled with his family to Kabul this week to receive two jerseys autographed by Messi and presented to the young fan by UNICEF
  • Bethlehem fetes Palestinian Arab Idol singing hero

    BETHLEHEM: Hundreds of Palestinians celebrated in Bethlehem after a young singer from the occupied West Bank city became the second Palestinian to win the Arab Idol television song contest...

    He became the second Palestinian to win the contest after Mohammed Assaf, who was raised in a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, won Arab Idol against all odds aged 23 in 2013...

  • 'Idol' singers — Japan's obsession with minor girls

    She is a so-called “idol” singer, common in Japan, where rights groups have complained that society's sometimes permissive view of the sexualisation of young girls puts minors at risk...

    Idol Tama Himeno, who has performed on stage since the age of 16, says the men attending her shows worship the performers and crave communication with young girls that they cannot get elsewhere...

  • Pakistan to implement FATF action plan by February: Hafeez

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan is committed to fully implementing its action plan to counter money laundering and terrorist financing by February next year and there’s no disagreement among various governments’ institutions on this matter, says Financial Adviser Abdul Hafeez Shaikh...

    A global watchdog for money laundering and terrorist financing — the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) — gave Pakistan a four-month lifeline on Friday, urging...

  • MCC to visit Pakistan in February, South Africa may tour in March: Wasim Khan

    KARACHI: One of the most prestigious cricket clubs in the world, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) have agreed to send their team to Pakistan in February next year while a short tour by South Africa is also on the cards...

    This was disclosed by CEO Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Wasim Khan here on Wednesday at the National Stadium on the eve of Pakistan’s second Test against Sri Lanka...

  • Pakistan's current account deficit nosedives 76pc to $50m in February

    Pakistan’s current account deficit (CAD) for February declined 75 per cent year-on-year (YoY) and 76pc month-on-month (MoM) to $50 million, compared to a deficit of $197m in Feb 2020 and $210m last month...

    The narrowing of the deficit in February is largely attributable to continued strong growth in workers’ remittances and a sustained recovery in exports since November 2020, which more than offset the increase in imports due to...

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