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Weekend Magazine


"Cidade maravilhosa" - the marvellous city - is Rio de Janeiro's nickname. Be it seen from the colourful, world-renowned beaches of the Copacabana and Ipanema, or from the vast statue of Christ atop the 700-metre Corcovado looking down on the city, the Brazilian metropolis is a place of superlatives, though with some blemishes.
A majestic ambiance of Ahmed Pervez Art Gallery of The Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi overwhelmed the visitors as a feeling of calmness and stillness prevail the environment of the gallery.
Centuries have passed since Neolithic artists swirled red and white colour on the cliffs of northern Somalia, painting antelopes, cattle, giraffes and hunters carrying bows and arrows. Today, the paintings at Laas Geel in the self-declared state of Somaliland retain their fresh brilliance, providing vivid depictions of a pastoralist history dating back some 5,000 years or more.
When allegations emerged that Facebook was skewing its trending news stories, many learned about it... on Facebook. That underscored the rapid shift in media - not only is news moving from print to digital, but Facebook, Google and other tech platforms are increasingly becoming the main gateways for information.
A media revolution is taking place, and most people over 35 years of age aren't tuned in. Millennials and their successors are shunning old-school television in favour of watching what they want whenever they wish on Google-owned YouTube or other video platforms like Dailymotion or Facebook.
Young, energetic and competitive Rohan Hussain son of Major Atif Hussain is a youngest national tent pegging champion, a brilliant horse rider, and an emerging polo star. Rohan has GOD gifted talent and started his riding journey at the age of four. Now this sport has become a real lifestyle for him.
An experimental wearable artificial kidney shows promise as a substitute for dialysis machines, researchers report. More than 2 million people world-wide with kidney failure require chronic dialysis. They must follow strict limitations as to what they eat and drink.