Raheel Mansoor

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Palestinian wins Arab Idol for first time

Competition electrified thousands of fans including President Mahmoud Abbas and stoked feelings of national pride.<p>A wedding singer from a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip has become the first Palestinian to win Arab Idol, in a contest which has captivated millions of viewers, including President …

How To Know If You’re Working With Mammals Or Reptiles (And Why It Matters To Your Creativity)

By Drake Baer5 minute Read<p>Can you pick out the reptiles in your workplace (And no, not the ones who do finger pistols and prey on interns)? According …

Hundreds rally in Idaho in support of captive US soldier

Hundreds of people rallied Saturday in Idaho to call for the safe return of Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. Army sergeant believed to be held captive by Taliban militants in northwestern Pakistan.<p>“We are feeling very optimistic this week," Bergdahl's mother, Jani Bergdahl, said Saturday at the event in …

SpaceX To Launch Turkmenistan's First Satellite

SpaceX announced today that it will be launching Turkmenistan’s first satellite, having been awarded a contract from Thales Alenia Space.<p>The satellite is for the country’s state run communications system. Thales Alenia Space was awarded the contract to build the satellite in November 2011. The …

New Mers-Coronavirus continues to smoulder

An electron microscope image of the Mers virus<p><b>Prof Jonathan Ball, a virologist at the University of Nottingham, UK, assesses the potential of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Mers-CoV) to spread more rapidly through human populations.</b><p>"What's the truth about this new coronavirus - …

Tourists killed at north Pakistan mountain camp

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/988000/988962_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534469374_69404674bb682ed8724dcb1d7f2293d1<p><b>Gunmen have killed 10 people, including at least nine foreign tourists, after storming a hotel in northern Pakistan.</b><p>The nationalities of the victims …