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  • Replica of General Lafayette’s ship arrives in US

    YORKTOWN: A replica of a French frigate that in 1780 transported General Lafayette to America to rally US rebels battling for independence arrived to great fanfare on Friday in the Virginia town where British forces eventually surrendered...

    The replica of the Hermione, which took almost two decades to build, left the Ile d’Aix on France’s western coast on April 18 and retraced the 6,000-kilometre journey across the Atlantic...

  • Replica of French general’s historic US independence ship sails again

    LA ROCHELLE: A replica of the 18th century ship that took a French general on his voyage to become a hero of the American war of independence was to set sail again on Saturday, cheered off by thousands of well-wishers and President Francois Hollande...

    The new replica took 17 years to construct, mobilising hundreds of craftspeople from around the world...

  • Controversial replica of old palace opens in China

    BEIJING: A full size replica of parts of Beijing’s nationally sensitive Old Summer Palace has opened 1,000 kilometres away from China’s capital, state media reported on Monday, despite managers of the original threatening legal action...

    The first stage of the sprawling 400 hectare (1,000 acre) replica in the eastern province of Zhejiang opened its doors to tourists on Sunday despite being plagued by a “never-ending debate”, the...

  • Burning replica to mark Great Fire of London anniversary

    LONDON: A giant replica of 17th-century London will be set ablaze in the city this weekend to mark the 350th anniversary of the devastating Great Fire of London...

    The London’s Burning programme of events commemorating the disaster culminates in Sunday’s torching of a 120-metre-long wooden replica of old London — moored in the River Thames to prevent the fire from spreading again...

  • Replica of French frigate arrives in New York

    NEW YORK: A replica of a majestic 18th century tall ship that brought French General Lafayette to America arrived in New York on Wednesday to take part in July 4 Independence Day festivities...

    The Hermione replica, which took almost two decades to build, left from France’s western coast on April 18 and retraced the 3,700-mile journey across the Atlantic...

  • Indian Nobel laureate relieved after peace medal replica found

    India's 2014 Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi has expressed his relief and gratitude to police for recovering a replica of his prize medal that was stolen last week from his home in the capital New Delhi...

    Police confirmed that they had recovered the replica and other items from Satyarthi's home, and arrested three brothers suspected of carrying out the burglary...

  • Replica of General Lafayette’s ship returns to France

    BREST: A replica of the French frigate that transported General Lafayette to America in 1780 to rally US rebels battling for independence arrived back in France on Monday after a four-month Atlantic voyage...

    It took almost two decades and $32 million to build the exact replica of the 1,200-tonne, three-masted ship, using only 18th century shipbuilding techniques...

  • Uber’s upstart rival in Pakistan uses rickshaws, low-tech phones

    LAHORE: As taxi hailing giant Uber enters Pakistan, a little-known local competitor is counting on a mix of new ideas and old technology to tap what could be a big chunk of the market: low-income residents who travel in rickshaws, not cabs...

    Pakistan has more than 130 million cellphone subscriptions, but only 21 per cent subscribe to data packages, and, while the proportion is rising, there are opportunities across emerging economies...

  • New Nokia phones to launch in Pakistan by end-June

    KARACHI: HMD Global, the company that owns the rights to use Nokia’s brand on mobile phones, will launch its new phones in Pakistan within the next three months, Per Ekman, its vice-president for the Middle East and North Africa region, announced on Tuesday...

    “Pakistan is a key market for us,” Mr Ekman said, adding that the new sets — three smartphones (Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3) and the new version of the iconic 3310 — will offer...

  • Use of high tech phones dents CD business in Swat

    MINGORA: The once blooming business of DVDs and CDs in Mingora is on the verge of collapse owing to the introduction of modern mobile phones...

    We would release dozens of local dramas and albums of new Pashto songs on Eid, but introduction of hi-tech mobile phones has changed the situation,” said Abdul Qayyum, owner of a DVD and CD production house in Shalimar market of Mingora where only few shops now remained in business...

  • Nearly 7,000 phones tapped in May, ISI tells SC

    Also read: ‘IB not tapping politicians’ phones’On Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Sajid Ilyas Bhatti submitted a sealed envelope in court...

    Tracing the history of the case, Justice Saqib observed that the matter had been pending since 1996 and that even judges and chief justices’ phones were recorded during that period...

  • Sindh wants registration of mobile phones against CNIC numbers

    ISLAMABAD: To curb snatching of mobile phones and their trade, the Sindh government approached the interior ministry on Wednesday for registration of mobile phones against CNIC numbers...

    In this regard, the Sindh home department wrote to the interior secretary, “A meeting for curbing sale and purchase of snatched mobile phones was held on July 31 under the chairmanship of the home minster with all stakeholders, including...

  • Expats try phones, social apps to connect to quake-hit Nepal

    People in Nepal relied on cars, solar sources and machines that save up energy for intermittent blackouts to charge up phones or sometimes get online, according to interviews with relatives outside the country...

    Landlines and most cellphones weren’t working in lots of places, Mahat said, but when a power source was found, his son told him that people shared their charged phones, passing them around so everyone can try to contact...

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