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British MPs to vote on landmark Brexit bill

LONDON (DNA) – British MPs will vote Wednesday on a key Brexit bill whose turbulent passage through parliament has dealt damaging defeats to Prime Minister Theresa May, and which still faces stiff opposition in the upper house. The House of Commons is expected to pass the bill, which will incorporate thousands of pieces of EU legislation into the British statute books and repeal the legislation enshrining Britain’s EU membership. Eleven members of May’s Conservative party joined with opposition lawmakers last month to approve an amendment making sure that parliament will have a “meaningful vote” on the final Brexit deal.


Forget the self-driving car, meet the self-driving suitcase

LAS VEGAS, JAN 11 (DNA) – Self-driving cars may take a while to arrive, but the self-driving suitcase is here now. Some of the technologies used in autonomous cars have been adapted in products unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, to help travelers with the weighty problem of dealing with baggage. The ‘robot suitcase’ from California-based startup Travelmate can be controlled with a smartphone app and can roll alongside its owner at speeds up to 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) per hour, navigating around obstacles.


US urges citizens to ‘reconsider travel plans’ to Pakistan

WASHINGTON, JAN 11 (DNA) – The United States unveiled a way to warn its citizens about the dangers of foreign travel Wednesday, with a four-point safety ranking system for countries and an interactive world map. Ten war zones and failed states are ranked Level Four, “Do Not Travel”: Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Pakistan has been put in Level 3, and the State Department has urged US citizens to reconsider their plans to visit the country.


Iran has foiled plot to use protests to overthrow system: says Khamenei

BEIRUT, JAN 10 (DNA) – Iran has foiled attempts by its foreign enemies to turn legitimate protests into an insurgency to overthrow the Islamic Republic, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday. Comments on his Twitter feed and in Iranian media underscored the establishment’s confidence that it has extinguished the unrest that spread to more than 80 cities in which at least 22 people died since late December.


Iran bans English in primary schools after leader’s warning

DUBAI, JAN 08 (DNA) – Iran has banned the teaching of English in primary schools, a senior education official said, after Islamic leaders warned that early learning of the language opened the way to a Western “cultural invasion”. “Teaching English in government and non-government primary schools in the official curriculum is against laws and regulations,” Mehdi Navid-Adham, head of the state-run High Education Council, told state television late on Saturday. “This is because the assumption is that, in primary education, the groundwork for the Iranian culture of the students is laid,” Navid-Adham said, adding that non-curriculum English classes may also be blocked.

Two skiers die in avalanche in Austrian Alps

Two skiers die in avalanche in Austrian Alps

VIENNA, JAN 06 (DNA) – An avalanche in the Tyrolean Alps has killed two German skiers, Austrian police confirmed after the second victim was found under the snow on Saturday. The accident occurred Friday as the two young men from Bavaria skied a steep slope on the Grossglockner, Austria’s highest mountain. They were off piste when an avalanche that was 100 metre wide and 400 metres long came crashing down and buried them.

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Khalid Mahmood: How China Pakistan Economic Corridor is a game changer?

Khalid Mahmood Consultant/ CPEC | GREF talks to Centreline & DNA

Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a framework of regional connectivity which includes a number of infrastructure projects, energy cooperation and development of modern IT and transportation networks. It is a journey towards economic regionalization in the globalized world which brings a hope of better future of the region with peace, development and growth of economy.