Apple new iPhones, waterproof smartwatch


Apple new iPhones, waterproof smartwatch SAN FRANCISCO: Apple on Wednesday unveiled two upgraded versions of its iPhone and a new waterproof smartwatch, seeking to reignite growth for the iconic technology maker. The iPhone 7 and larger iPhone 7 Plus, with new camera technology, 50-meter water resistance and other features, were the highlight of an Apple media event in San Francisco. The new devices come with Apple seeking to reverse declines in sales of the iPhone in an increasingly saturated global market, and boost its Apple Watch — in a slump since…

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Neymar scores as Brazil march on


Neymar scores as Brazil march on MONTEVIDEO: Brazil’s march towards the 2018 World Cup gathered pace on Tuesday with a Neymar-inspired win over Colombia as Uruguay surged to the top of the South American qualification standings with a 4-0 rout of Paraguay. Just four days after their first ever victory over Ecuador in Quito, Brazil dug deep to beat Colombia 2-1 in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus courtesy of Neymar’s 74th-minute winner. The result left Brazil – who had started the day outside the automatic qualifying places – in second…

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Nintendo’s Super Mario coming to iPhone


Nintendo’s Super Mario coming to iPhone SAN FRANCISCO: Super Mario is coming to an iPhone near you. Apple and Nintendo jointly announced Wednesday that “Super Mario Run” featuring the iconic game character and developed specifically for mobile, will hit the App Store this year. “We have created Super Mario Run to be perfect for playing on your iPhone,” said Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto, who devised the character more than 35 years ago. “Super Mario has evolved whenever he has encountered a new platform, and for the first time ever, players will…

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PSM staff get two months salary before Eid


PSM staff get two months salary before Eid ISLAMABAD: The Econo­mic Coordi­nation Committee of the federal cabinet approved on Wednesday two months’ salary amounting to Rs760 million for employees of the Pakistan Steel Mills. An ECC special meeting, headed by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, also decided that the salary of the employees would be paid before Eidul Azha. PTI chairman Imran Khan’s speech to workers of Pakistan Steel Mills on Sept 5 might be one of the reasons which forced the government to take the decision. An official statement issued after…

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539 seized coins declared antique


539 seized coins declared antique KARACHI: The Archae­ological Survey of India (ASI) has declared 539 coins reportedly smuggled into India from Pakistan as antique. A spokesperson for the customs department on Wednesday said that they had seized 239 coins from one passenger and some 300 coins from another passenger who had travelled from Pakistan to India in October 2015 and January 2016, . The coins were confiscated and sent to the ASI for further examination — which has now declared them as antique. According to the ASI, the coins were from…

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Plea for contempt proceedings against ex-CJ


Plea for contempt proceedings against ex-CJ ISLAMABAD: A lawyer has sought initiation of contempt proceedings by the Supreme Court against former chief justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry for allegedly lowering the dignity of the court by writing a letter to the incumbent chief justice to seek personal benefit. Advocate Riaz Hanif Rahi filed the petition in the Supreme Court on Wednesday under Sections 3 and 5 of the Contempt of Court Ordinance 2003 read with Article 204 of the Constitution. According to the petition, the former CJ had on Aug 2 written…

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Judges, lawmakers to get arms licences


Judges, lawmakers to get arms licences ISLAMABAD: Superior court judges, lawmakers and personnel of the armed forces will obtain arms licences under a new restrictive policy to be framed by the interior ministry. This was decided at a meeting presided over by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan here on Wednesday. “The arms licences policy should be strict so that a limited number of licences are issued in a controlled and transparent manner,” he told the meeting. He said that a new policy should be prepared for issuance of arms licences…

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Exact location of Raiwind sit-in not decide


Exact location of Raiwind sit-in not decide LAHORE: As the Pakistan Peoples Party and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid have opposed the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s plan to stage a sit-in outside the prime minister’s Raiwind residence on Sept 24, the PTI has said that it will not lay siege to the premier’s house and will announce the ‘exact location’ of the sit-in in a few days. Dr Tahirul Qadri’s Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) also has not yet decided to participate in the PTI’s march on Raiwind. “Imran Khan’s decision to march on the…

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