Sixteen years after 9/11, ever-vigilant New Yorkers on edge

NEW YORK: It’s a typical late summer weekend in New York’s Times Square, and tourists from around the world are snapping pictures beneath the commercial hub’s iconic neon billboards – watched closely by a heavy contingent of police. Four cruisers are parked in the middle of the busy intersection, and pedestrian …

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Australian researchers say they can stop melanoma spreading

Researchers say a combination of new treatments can stop the world’s deadliest form of skin cancer — melanoma — in its tracks and halt its spread to other organs. Results from two international drug trials conducted by the Sydney-based Melanoma Institute Australia have proved successful in preventing the disease spreading …

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Moscow unveils $240m park with tundra, ice cave

Moscow on Monday opens a brand new park to the public just steps from the Kremlin, boasting wonders such as an ice labyrinth, despite criticism over its huge price tag. Zaryadye Park has replaced a gigantic Soviet-era hotel on the banks of the Moscow river, which was demolished in 2006 …

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Farooq Sattar expresses displeasure over Karachi govt performance

KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Farooq Sattar on Monday expressed displeasure over the performance of the local government, in particular of Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar. The MQM-P summoned a session of the local government officials with Farooq Sattar in chair and reviewed the government’s performance. The Rabbita Committee said …

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Rohingya Muslims endure a difficult life in Karachi

For an estimated 300,000 Rohingya Muslims living in squalor in Pakistan’s largest city, the news from Myanmar in the past two weeks is reviving painful memories of the violence that drove many of them here half a century ago. Some say they have got word of relatives being killed in …

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