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  • US nuke force still using floppy disks: report

    WASHINGTON: America’s nuclear force still uses floppy disks designed in the 1970s to coordinate some of its functions, according to a watchdog report released on Wednesday...

    A Pentagon command and control system that “coordinates the operational functions of the United States’ nuclear forces, such as intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear bombers, and tanker support aircrafts,” runs on an IBM Series/1 computer and uses 8-inch...

  • Australia claims foiling ‘terror plot’ to bring down aeroplane

    SYDNEY: Australia has foiled an Islamist-inspired terrorist plot to bring down an aircraft with an improvised explosive device, authorities said on Sunday, after four people were arrested in raids across Sydney...

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the plot appeared to be “elaborate” rather than planned by a lone wolf, as security was strengthened at major domestic and international airports across the nation
  • 'Saaf Bath' initiative to set up portable public toilets catering especially to women

    In response to the abysmal state of public toilets in the country, the Salman Sufi Foundation (SSF) has launched a new project aimed at benefiting pedestrians, especially women, who do not have access to clean or safe public toilets in Pakistan...

    According to a press release issued on Thursday, the foundation, under the Saaf Bath initiative, will set up portable public toilets in Lahore and Karachi during the first phase of the...

  • US lab unveils portable 5-minute test

    WASHINGTON : A US-based lab has unveiled a portable test that can tell if someone has Covid-19 in as little as five minutes, it said in a statement on Friday...

    “The Covid-19 pandemic will be fought on multiple fronts, and a portable molecular test that offers results in minutes adds to the broad range of diagnostic solutions needed to combat this virus,” said Abbott president and chief operating officer Robert Ford...

  • Hard grind in store for Pakistan

    His fifth Test century against Pakistan, and 29th overall, was indeed a timely one for his team which — trailing 0-1 in the series — are desperate to redeem themselves to turn things around...

    Pakistan despite the irresponsive wicket did bowl well to keep the batsmen in defensive mode for long periods with Yasir Shah well in the hunt for wickets, but without much luck...

  • ‘Trump may not be as hard on Pakistan as he will be on Iran’

    KARACHI: “At a time when Russian President Vlamdir Putin seems to have a soft corner for US President-elect Donald Trump and vice versa, Pakistan has an opportunity to improve its relations with Russia without agitating the US,” said Abdullah Khurram, a South Asia and Middle East Fellow at Johns Hopkins University, Washington, while delivering a lecture at Karachi University on Monday...

    Unfortunately, there’s a dearth of discourse in...

  • Scandal-hit Australia vow 'hard but fair' series against Pakistan

    Skipper Tim Paine vowed Australia will play "hard but fair" against Pakistan as they embark on their first Test tour since a ball-tampering scandal and with fresh controversy raging following allegations by England's Moeen Ali...

    "The Australian way has always been to play hard and fair and that'll be no different this series," Paine told reporters before departing for the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...

  • Upbeat Rizwan vows Pakistan will compete hard in NZ Tests

    KARACHI: Skipper Mohammad Rizwan has pledged that Pakistan will not get cowed down during their two-match Test series against New Zealand, while expressing optimism that the expected green-top wouldn’t put the tourists in a state of anxiety despite the forced absence of batting ace Babar Azam who is nursing an injured thumb...

    The doughty wicketkeeper-batsman, who will become the country’s 33rd Test captain — and the sixth designated...

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