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Historic UK rocket mission ends in failure

An attempt to launch the first rocket into orbit from UK soil ended in failure on Tuesday, with scientists reporting an “anomaly” as it neared its goal. A Virgin Orbit Boeing 747 carrying the 70-foot (21-metre) rocket took off from a spaceport in Cornwall, southwest England, at 2202 GMT. The …

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OpenAI, creator of ChatGPT, casts spell on Microsoft

The hottest startup in Silicon Valley right now is OpenAI, the Microsoft-backed developer of ChatGPT, a much-hyped chatbot that can write a poem, college essay or even a line of software code. Tesla tycoon Elon Musk was an early investor in OpenAI and Microsoft is reported to be in talks …

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JI, PML-N, PPP, PTI ask MQM-P to reconsider boycott decision

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) was urged by a number of political parties, including its main allies, early on Sunday to reconsider its decision to boycott the second round of the local government (LG) elections, which are set to take place today in a number of Sindh districts as well …

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Now it’s for Shehbaz to take trust vote: Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Saturday said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will be “tested” through a confidence vote in a tit-for-tat move similar to the one he himself had faced as the premier in April last year. Speaking to a private news channel, Imran said that Shehbaz had …

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Deaths, blackouts as Russian missiles hit multiple Ukraine cities

Russia has launched a new barrage of missiles at targets across Ukraine, killing at least 14 people in the eastern-central city of Dnipro and disrupting power supplies in the Kyiv and Kharkiv regions, officials said. The attacks on Saturday smashed a nine-storey apartment block in Dnipro, reducing an entire section …

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Three police personnel martyred in late-night Peshawar terrorist attack

An overnight terrorist attack left three police personnel, including a deputy superintendent of police (DSP), martyred in Peshawar. The assault took place in Peshawar’s suburban area where terrorists ambushed the Sarband police station in Saturday’s early hours, leaving three police personnel, including DSP Badaber Sardar Hussain, martyred. Chief Minister Khyber …

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ECP doesn’t budge on Jan 15 date for LG polls in Karachi, Hyderabad

In a major decision regarding the uncertainty surrounding the local bodies elections in Karachi and Hyderabad, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) once again turned down the Sindh government’s request to defer the polling, Geo News reported Saturday, citing a spokesperson for the electoral body. Earlier today, the Pakistan Peoples …

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