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  • Schwarzenegger’s weightlifting idol dies aged 77

    KIEV: Ukrainian heavyweight weightlifter Leonid Zhabotinsky, an idol of Arnold Schwarzenegger who won two Olympic gold medals and set multiple world records while competing for the Soviet Union, died on Thursday at the age of 77...

    Published in Dawn, January 15th, 2016...

  • 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 play 5 ODIs, 3 T20s against New Zealand in January 2018

    Pakistan men's cricket team will be visiting New Zealand in January 2018 to play five one-day internationals (ODIs) and three T20s, according to the schedule updated on Blackcaps' official website...

    Pakistan will play ODIs against the Blackcaps between January 6-19 while the three T20s will be played on January 22, 25 and 28...

  • Pakistan cricket team to tour New Zealand in January

    WELLINGTON: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Thursday announced details of upcoming tours involving Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Australia, as the Black Caps seek to capitalise on their stirring run to the World Cup final...

    Pakistan then embark on a whistlestop tour involving three T20s and three ODI from Jan 15-31, with Australia wrapping up the schedule with three one-dayers and two Tests between Feb 3 and Feb 24...

  • World XI hockey team to tour Pakistan in January: PHF

    Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) President Khalid Sajjad Khokhar announced on Tuesday that a World XI hockey team will be touring Pakistan from January 18 to 21 to play a two-match series against Pakistan's senior team...

    He said the foreign team was previously scheduled to visit Pakistan from January 10 but the tour was put forward for eight days to ensure the availability of the players...

  • January 19 deadline set for appointment of judges across Pakistan

    Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, hearing on Thursday a suo moto case on non-functioning tribunals and special courts across Pakistan, gave a week's time for all vacant positions for judges to be filled, noting that "things do not get done easily" in the country...

    "All vacant positions should be filled by next Friday [January 19]," the chief justice told the attorney general and provincial advocate generals...

  • Foreign tourists to Pakistan more than triple since 2013

    As terrorism recedes in Pakistan, tourism appears to be on the rise, with more than thrice the number of international tourists travelling to the country in 2016 as compared to just three years ago, Bloomberg reported...

    Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) data showed that international tourists have more than tripled since 2013 to 1...

  • 122 ‘sectarian incidents’ took place in Pakistan since 2013, NA told

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly has been informed that 122 sectarian incidents have taken place all over the country since June 2013 and 10 banned organisations have claimed responsibility, or found involved during investigations, of 91 of them...

    According to a written reply to a question by MNA Saman Sultana Jafri of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal states that 56 sectarian incidents took place in Punjab,...

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