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Michel Dancoisne-Martineau knows that the story of Napoleon's life in exile is timeless - and irresistible. The Frenchman is tasked with preserving the property where Napoleon Bonaparte lived after being exiled to the remote South Atlantic island of Saint Helena in 1815 and remained until his death six years later.

As I have no political loyalty, the big question for me was who to vote for? I was still wondering as I walked to the polling station, the same where I cast my vote in the general elections. I was still undecided as they checked my bonafides, took a thumb print, painted an ink line across the finger, handed me a rubber stamp and ballot paper. Standing in the booth I thought I would let the old selection method from childhood called tick-tack-toe-round-I-go-if-I-miss-I-take-this decide. Then I changed my mind. Hey, since I do not know any candidate, why not vote blind? So I closed my eyes and jabbed at what I thought was the ballot paper. My finger was nowhere on the paper, it was at the edge of the table. Then I decided I would vote for an Independent candidate instead of a political party fellow. One symbol pleased me and I stamped the ballot paper, folded it and put it in the box. It may seem I took a long time deciding, but it took less time than you will have spent reading this paragraph.
A crime previously unknown in Karachi is kidnapping young girls for prostitution. The victims are housemaids taken from their place of work, either in the morning when they arrive or the evening when they would be going home. Kidnapping is the usual way females are made into white slaves, that is, a girl or woman is held against her will, and forced into prostitution. The city's Police force is aware of prostitution dens but was virtually unaware about kidnapping of girls, until about a week ago when a pretty girl of 12 was taken from Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Phase IV.
Hubble, the first telescope to revolutionise modern astronomy and change our view of the universe by offering glimpses of distant galaxies, marks its 25th year in space this week. "Hubble absolutely has changed the way humans look at the universe and our place in it," said astronomer Jennifer Wiseman, one of the telescope's senior scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
The world's first space-based optical telescope marks its 25th anniversary this week. Here are some facts about the Hubble Space Telescope. The telescope launched aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1990 and is named after US astronomer Edwin Hubble (1889-1953).
Diversified, divergent and different but tied together by Studio RM a group exhibition of artists at Sanat Gallery, Karachi aimed at paying tribute to their teachers was a good initiative by the gallery and the studio. The exhibition was unique in its concept as while going through the works of the artists a myriad of different elements can be seen in not only work but in thought and opinions. Although alumni of Studio RM the artists show far different ideas and conceptions.
Scientists at Columbia University in New York have successfully built a camera that is capable of producing images using power harvested from the surrounding incident light. The prototype self-powering camera takes an image each second, and in a well-lit scene it can operate indefinitely.


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyMay 21, 2015
Reserves $17.75 bln