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Pakistan election: Who’s who and why it matters

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPakistan's election: Five things to know Tens of millions of Pakistanis are preparing to vote in a general election on Wednesday after a campaign tainted by violence and dominated by political controversy.What happens in this South Asian country of nearly 200 million matters: it is a nuclear-armed rival to India, a key developing economy and one the world's largest Muslim-majority nations.Here's
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A ‘legendary’ mermaid still swimming at 78

[ad_1] Image copyright Weeki Wachee/ Janine Zeitlin A tourist destination in Florida has for seven decades wowed audiences with the magic of its mermaid shows. Janine Zeitlin speaks to one of these "legends" who reflects on what the job means to her, and why she still puts on her fins.Vicki Smith shrugs off signs near the mermaid dressing room.Are you show ready? Hair and Makeup. "I don't wear all the
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Austria ditches Turkish language driving theory tests

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Candidates will still be able to take the examination in English, Croatian and Slovene Learner drivers in Austria will no longer be able to take their theory test in the Turkish language, the transport ministry says.A minority of prospective drivers take the test in Turkish, but it reportedly remains the second most-popular option.Transport Minister Norbert Hofer, from the far-right Freedom Party, said the
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India scraps tampon tax after campaign

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The introduction of the 12% "blood tax" sparked protests across India India has scrapped its 12% tax on all sanitary products following months of campaigning by activists.The announcement comes a year after the government introduced the tax, known as GST, on all goods - including the 12% duty on menstrual hygiene products.Campaigners argued the tax would make them even more unaffordable in a country
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Fiat Chrysler replaces CEO Sergio Marchionne for health reasons

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sergio Marchionne has led Fiat Chrysler for more than a decade The long-time chief executive of carmaker Fiat Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne, has been replaced due to ill health.His health worsened in recent days after he suffered complications from surgery on his right shoulder.Mr Marchionne, 66, has led the combined company for more than a decade and planned to step down as CEO next year.He
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Vasundhara Raje to be BJP’s chief ministerial candidate in Rajasthan | India News

[ad_1] JAIPUR: Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje will be the BJP's chief ministerial candidate in the upcoming assembly elections in the state, party president Amit Shah said on Saturday. "The assembly election will be contested under her leadership and she will again become the chief minister with a thumping majority," he said at the concluding session of the BJP's state working committee meeting. "The party will once again form governments
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Indian batsmen will hold key to Test series win in England: Ganguly | Cricket News

[ad_1] KOLKATA: Former captain Sourav Ganguly feels that batsmen will hold key to India's chances in the upcoming five-Test series against England. India won the T20 series quite convincingly only to be outplayed by the hosts in the ODI series. "You have to score 400 runs in an innings in Test cricket in order to be competitive. If they get 400 runs in the first innings, they will win," Ganguly
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Mamata Banerjee: BJP trying to create atmosphere of ‘Talibani Hinduism’: Mamata | India News

[ad_1] KOLKATA: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday accused the BJP of trying to create an "atmosphere of Talibani Hinduism and Talibani communalism" in the country and gave a call for ouster of the saffron party in the next Lok Sabha polls. The Trinamool Congress chief's comments came in the backdrop of the alleged lynching of 28-year-old Akbar Khan in Rajasthan's Alwar district today by a group of
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Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa appeals for racial unity ahead of election

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Emmerson Mnangagwa is favourite to win the presidential election on 30 July Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for racial unity ahead of landmark elections, telling white farmers their lands will not be taken.Former President Robert Mugabe's government supported the seizure of hundreds of white-owned farms which they saw as unfairly taken by settlers.But Mr Mnangagwa, 75, told a crowd in Harare that the