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Malala Yousafzai to be awarded Liberty Medal ISLAMABAD: Nobel Peace Prize-winning teenager, Malala Yousafzai is to pick up another award in the United States.The Pakistani teen will be honored during the 26th annual Liberty Medal ceremony at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.The 17-year-old who lives in Birmingham was shot in the head by militants after campaigning for girls to be educated.A bullet narrowly missed her brain and she was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham.Malala has continued her campaigning through her non-profit organisation called the Malala Fund. She became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient on October 10, Birmingham Mail reported.The Liberty Medal is awarded to men and women who "strive to secure the blessings of liberty to people around the globe." Past recipients include Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.She is being awarded for her 'continued demonstration of courage and resilience in the face of adversity and for serving ...

Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa, account for 30pc global oil discoveries ISLAMABAD: Almost 30 percent of global oil and gas discoveries made over the last five years were in sub-Saharan Africa, reflecting growing global appetite for African resources, the World Energy Outlook Special Report said.The report said that Nigeria is the richest resource centre of the oil sector, but regulatory uncertainty, militant activity and oil theft in the Niger Delta are deterring investment and production, Nigeria News Today Reported.Consequently, Angola is set to overtake Nigeria as ...
Anti-Ebola fight achieves temporary victory worldwide ISLAMABAD: The global fight against the deadly Ebola virus has achieved a temporary victory but more efforts are needed to contain the disease after it has affected 9,216 people and claimed 4,555 lives.At a press conference on Monday in Dallas, the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in the United States, officials declared that 43 people who may have had contact with Tomas Eric Duncan, the first diagnosed Ebola patient on US soil, free of the ...
Edhi Centre mugger identified Around five robbers have mugged Edhi Centre in Kharadar Karachi on Sunday afternoon. Millions of rupees, gold and foreign currency has been robbed while keeping the staff as a hostage. Now, after several inquiries from the eye witnesses, the police have identified one of dacoits. With the help of witnesses, a record and pictures of the culprit have been found which will lead to his eventual arrest, local media reported.According to local media reports, the ...
Apple's iPhone sales beat Street but iPad volumes slide SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc forecast a strong holiday quarter after a better-than-expected 16 percent jump in iPhone sales, and the strongest growth in Mac computer shipments in years helped the company surpass Wall Street's targets. The company on Monday projected stronger-than-expected revenue of $63.5 billion to $66.5 billion in the December quarter, when new iPads and iPhones vie with rival devices from Microsoft Corp and Amazon.com Inc for consumers' holiday outlays. Shares of Apple rose ...
South Korea warns it may cancel BAE systems contract to upgrade F-16 jets SEOUL/WASHINGTON: South Korea said it could cancel a planned $1 billion-plus deal for BAE Systems Plc to upgrade its F-16 fighter jets and seek a new different contractor if talks with the British company do not proceed smoothly. The contract, which is between the US and South Korean governments with the work outsourced to BAE, has run into trouble after the US Air Force added on significant risk "reserves" to proposed costs, said two US-based ...

 



 
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