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'Crushed my dreams'

Image caption Wajiha Arooj hoped to continue her education - until gossip changed everything. A Pakistani-born woman has won a 17-year legal battle over a university error that triggered damaging gossip that changed the course of her life, reports the BBC's Umer Nangiana in Lahore.
 

46 dogs, saved from slaughter, arrive in US

A crate holding two puppies rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm are loaded onto an animal transport vehicle near Kennedy Airport by Animal Haven Director of Operations Mantat Wong, left, and volunteer Nicole Smith Sunday, March 26, 2017, in the Queens borough of New York.

DUDES Club helping men protect their health amid overdose crisis

The is worried about attendance. DUDES Club It used to be that every two weeks, a group of about 60 men squeezed into the Vancouver Native Health Society in the Downtown Eastside to chat and learn about their health. But in the last six months, there’s been a noticeable dip in their numbers — down....

Mexico's Catholic Church: Work on Trump wall is treason

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico says Mexican companies that express interest in working on a border wall in the United States are betraying their country. The archdiocese says in a Sunday editorial that Mexican companies have expressed willingness to supply materials or work on the wall proposed by U.

Former patient arranges fundraiser for Springfield’s Shriners Hospital

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – This weekend, a former Shriners Hospital patient expressed her appreciation to the children’s hospital in Springfield, for the care the hospital gave her three years ago, at no cost to the family. Alexis Lavoie of Ludlow arranged a fundraising thank you party.

46 dogs, saved from slaughter, arrive in NY from South Korea

A crate holding two puppies rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm are loaded onto an animal transport vehicle near Kennedy Airport by Animal Haven Director of Operations Mantat Wong, left, and volunteer Nicole Smith Sunday, March 26, 2017, in the Queens borough of New York.

Mexico’s Catholic Church: Work on Trump wall is treason

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said Sunday that Mexican companies expressing interest in working on a border wall in the United States are betraying their country. The archdiocese said in an editorial that Mexican companies have expressed willingness to supply materials or work on the wall proposed by U.

First time doing taxes? You can file with your phone or tap 'expert' for help

Flora had it easy with just one W-2 form, and she also used TurboTax to file last year, though not on a smartphone. She downloaded the TurboTax app on her iPhone, logged in, and answered a few questions with the app’s autofill feature: Same job as last year? Check. Single? Check. No babies or new houses? Check.

Holden, Kia pull YouTube ads over video insulting Ita

Holden and Kia have suspended all advertising from YouTube after they unwittingly paid to promote their cars alongside an offensive video that directed misogynistic insults at journalist and businesswoman Ita Buttrose. The car makers are joining a slew of major global companies who in recent weeks....

Murdoch cashes in $US125m of Theranos stock for $US1

The Wall Street Journal reported that its proprietor, Rupert Murdoch , has sold his $US125 million ($164 million) investment in scandal-ridden blood testing group Theranos for just $US1. According to the report, Murdoch did not join other prominent investors who collectively put $US600 million into....

Elon Musk’s SpaceX on brink of `Wright Brothers moment’ with reused rocket

If the rocket that Elon Musk’s SpaceX expects to launch this week looks familiar, that’s because it is. The Falcon 9 rocket scheduled to take off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, has flown before, marking the first time Space Exploration Technologies will reuse one of the 14-story-tall boosters it recovered from past missions.

Automation could replace one out of three US jobs within about 15 years, report says

Jobs that require less education are at higher potential risk of automation, says the PwC report. But U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the prospect of robotics and artificial intelligence replacing masses of jobs is so distant “it’s not even on my radar screen.” More than a third of U.S.

From Tehran to Google and Twitter, Kordestani always ready for challenges

SAN FRANCISCO — Follow someone you know. That’s how Twitter Executive Chairman Omid Kordestani, like many immigrants, found his way from Iran to Silicon Valley as a teenager. The move was unexpected. So was his father’s death from cancer, a moment of grief that left his family with a decision about where to go next.

PokerStars owner Amaya eyes acquisitions after trying period

I n his first year as chief executive of online gambling company Amaya Inc., Rafi Ashkenazi has made careful moves. Now his appetite for risk is growing. Promoted after founder David Baazov stepped down amid insider trading charges and poor earnings performance, Ashkenazi has focused on paying down....

Transportation | Special taxis to launch operations with 50 cars

T he new Radio Taxi Service Company will officially launch on April 1 with an eight-year license. The new service has been running on a trial basis. The first phase of the new service launch will deploy 50 special taxis, including 10 large six-or seven-seater taxis and five taxis intended for people with mobility restrictions.

Real estate | Company lures locals to Japanese, Thai properties

W ith the substantial depreciation of the Japanese yen, foreign investors have flocked to Japanese properties in droves. As a result, Hong Kong based real estate company TY-Property is eyeing Macau investors to purchase units in the land of the rising sun.

Uber launches service for people with disabilities, special needs

W orldwide ride-hailing company Uber is launching “Uber- Assist” in Macau today, a new function of its well-known mobile app. Designed to provide additional assistance to seniors and people with disabilities, Uber- Assist pairs passengers with “specialized” driver-partners.

Live poultry dealers claim ‘zero subsidies’ received

T he Macau Live Poultry Dealer Association, an association to protect the interests of live poultry dealers, claims that they have not been contacted by the government in relation to promised subsidies. The government had promised subsidies to affected traders after the ban on the live poultry trade....

Gaming | Small-scale casino investor might be backed by Chinese government

A n Australian company with only AUD6 million (MOP36.6 million) in net assets appears to be the favorite candidate of officials in the country’s Gold Coast area to build an AUD3 billion integrated resort. The Queensland local government is consulting local communities over the possibility of a....

Greater Bay Area to drive economic development, say experts

I ndustrial experts and officials believe that the “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area” will drive economic development in southern China. According to the annual government work report in 2017, China will draw up a plan for the development of a city cluster in the Greater Bay Area, give....

Here's what will happen to your Sears warranty if the company goes bankrupt

(Warranties might not be honored in the event of a Sears bankruptcy.AP) Albert Barrera of Odessa, Texas, walked into a Sears store recently with a pressing question for the manager: "If Sears closes, who will service my refrigerator?" Barrera had bought a Kenmore refrigerator for $529 several months....

27th March 2017 - FG wants Nigerians to track budgets

From Samuel Bello, Abuja. The Federal Government wants Nigerians to take advantage of the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act to track budget implementation at local government, state and federal levels. It said with the FoI Act, people could obtain factual information on government budgets and use it....

Why candidates ’re not offered admissions- JAMB

From Fred Ezeh, Abuja. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has said that often times, Nigerians accuse it wrongly particularly in its constitutional role of offering tertiary institution admissions to deserving candidates. The board explained why majority of students that sat for....

Pinnick off to Zurich for FIFA meeting

NFF President, Amaju Pinnick will fly to Zurich, Switzerland on Tuesday to attend the inaugural meeting of the Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions, taking place at the Home of FIFA on Wednesday. Pinnick was in January appointed a member of the second most important committee in world football....

27th March 2017 - Terrorism: Taking the bull by the horns

By Emma Emeozor. It was least expected, the terror attack outside the British Parliament on Wednesday. Jolted by the horror, the lawmakers immediately shut down the Parliament. No. 10 Downing Street was also locked down. The attacker had earlier crashed a rented car on the busy Westminster Bridge....

27th March 2017 - The Ali, Magu, Melaye conundrum

Three issues have dominated public discourse in recent times: Ali, Magu and Melaye. They have held the nation by the ears, and as we enter a fresh week, the issues are unlikely to fizzle out. You know the men, don’t you? Meet Ali, the grey-goateed, ex- Col., ex-NA. Enter Magu, thief catcher-in-chief.

RGB eyes US$40mil deliveries

Monday, 27 March 2017 RGB eyes US$40mil deliveries. by david tan RGB's MD Chuah Kim Seah (pic) said: “We are delivering 600 machines to the Philippines, while for Vietnam, Nepal and Laos, we are sending 300, 350 and 200, respectively. “The payment is done via instalments and through fees for....

Washington condemns arrests in Russia of hundreds of protesters

Monday, 27 March 2017 | MYT 8:01 AM Washington condemns arrests in Russia of hundreds of protesters. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Sunday condemned the arrest of hundreds of protesters in Russia, calling the action an affront to democratic values.

BRATs step into world of journalism

Young and eager: Proud participants showing their certificates after completing the BRATs young journalist workshop in Genting Highlands. GENTING HIGHLANDS: They went on interesting assignments like gibbon-watching, being butlers and visiting South-East Asia’s biggest hotel laundry room.

46 dogs, saved from slaughter, arrive in NY from South Korea

Humane Society International's Director of Companion Animals and Engagement Kelly O'Meara holds a dog named Walter, who was rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm, as he greets another rescued dog aboard an animal transport vehicle near Kennedy Airport Sunday, March 26, 2017, in the Queens borough of New York.

London terrorist used WhatsApp before rampage

Minutes before the terrorist rampage in London on Wednesday, attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message to an unknown person, authorities said Sunday. The message’s contents — and its intended recipient — can't be accessed by police because the popular messaging service encrypted them, a top British security official said.
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