Malala Yousafzai wins Nobel Peace Prize 2014

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Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousufzai and the Indian children`s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi have won the Nobel Peace Prize for their struggle for the right of all children to education and against the suppression of children and young people.

“Despite her youth, Malala Yousafzay has already fought for several years for the right of girls to education, and has shown by example that children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situations. This she has done under the most dangerous circumstances. Through her heroic struggle she has become a leading spokesperson for girls rights to education,”the Norwegian Nobel Committee issues a statement on its website.

The committee further stated that “showing great personal courage, Kailash Satyarthi, maintaining Gandhi s tradition, has headed various forms of protests and demonstrations, all peaceful, focusing on the grave exploitation of children for financial gain. He has also contributed to the development of important international conventions on children s rights.”

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has congratulated Malala on winning the Nobel Peace Prize, calling her the “pride” of Pakistan.

“She is [the] pride of Pakistan. She has made her countrymen proud. Her achievement is unparallelled and unequalled. Girls and boys of the world should take the lead from her struggle and commitment,” he said in a statement.

With the prize, Malala Yousafzai, 17, becomes the youngest Nobel Prize winner, eclipsing Australian-born British scientist Lawrence Bragg, who was 25 when he shared the Physics Prize with his father in 1915.

She was attacked in 2012 on a school bus in the Swat Valley in northwest Pakistan by masked gunmen as a punishment for a blog that she started writing for the BBC s Urdu service as an 11-year-old to campaign against the Taliban s efforts to deny women an education.

Unable to return to Pakistan after her recovery, Yousafzai moved to Britain, setting up the Malala Fund and supporting local education advocacy groups with a focus on Pakistan, Nigeria, Jordan, Syria and Kenya.

The prize, worth about US$1.1 million (S$1.4 million), will be presented in Oslo on Dec 10, the anniversary of the death of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, who founded the award in his 1895 will.

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Independence day celebrations in full swing

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MANSEHRA: Aug12 – View of Pakistani flag prepared by District Management on a mountain ahead of Independence Day.
ONLINE PHOTO by Sultan Dogar

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RAWALPINDI: August 12 – People busy in selecting national flags and other related items from vendor in connection with Independence Day celebrations. APP photo by Abid Zia

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LAHORE: August 12 – An illuminated and eye-catching reflection view of Minar-e-Pakistan decorated with colourful lights in connection with Independence Day celebrations. APP photo by Mustafa Lashari

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KARACHI: Aug11 – A 60-meter long national flag being hoisted at Mazar-e-Quaid in connection to Independence Day.
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KARACHI: August 12 – Ladies purchasing bangles of national flag colour from vendor to celebrate Independence Day of Pakistan. APP photo by Syed Abbas Mehdi

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LAHORE: August 11 – Vendors displaying national flags to attract the customers in connection with Independence Day celebrations. APP photo by Muhammad

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What a Surprise :D Thank you Google !!

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Today I felt 🙂 Internet is not only a technology its a real friend , I just opened the Google search page today for my routine search and yaaaaaayyyy I saw this 🙂

Okay okay i know its all done by marvelous technology, huge data’s and software’s, but still They show some care and concern and that means they really know how to keep their user’s happy happy :d .. I m excited !!

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PTI (Pakistan Tehreek -e-Insaf) Chairman Imran Khan letter to UNSG Ban Ki-moon

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H E Mr Ban Ki-moon
Secretary General
United Nations
First Ave at 46th Street
New York, N.Y. 10017
USA
Email: sgcentral@un.org

Date: 25 July 2014

THE GAZA MASSACRE

Excellency,

I write to you as the Chairman of the second largest political party in Pakistan and on behalf of the Pakistani nation that has always been the lead nation in UN peacekeeping across the globe. We have been watching in shock and horror as the state of Israel has unleashed the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza during the Muslim Holy month of Ramazan and the UN has stood by as a silent spectator. The death toll of the Palestinians in Gaza has risen above 800 and the Israeli aggression continues. The residents of Gaza cannot seek escape as Egypt has kept its border with Gaza sealed. The Egyptian authorities have also prevented medical supplies from going in to Gaza and the UN has issued not a word of protest.

Yet the UN’s primary responsibility is to maintain global peace and to prevent aggression. From the UN Charter’s preamble to Article 2:4 to Chapter V11, the UN has a duty to ensure that people are not persecuted and states do not aggress against other states and territories. The Office of Secretary General has a critical role to play in the maintenance of international peace and prevention of state aggression and war. Chapter XV Article 99 defines the special responsibility the SG has in this regard and Article 100.1 also calls on the SG not to be influenced by any state in the carrying out of his functions.

The SG has to ensure the credibility of the UN in times of crises and war. At present the UN is undergoing a major challenge in terms of sustaining its institutional credibility. The massacre of innocent women, children, and elderly by the state of Israel cannot simply be ignored by the UN and by yourself as its SG. Nor can the Israeli aggression under false claims of “self defence” be ignored – especially by the UN and its SG. The UN Charter clearly circumscribes the notion of self-defence in Chapter VII and the ICJ Advisory Opinion on the Israeli Wall further countered the Israeli claims of self defence. How can the bombing of a hospital, a cemetery and a UN school be regarded as acts of self-defence?

As the world watches Israel losing all sense of humanity and breaking all international norms of behaviour, it is the UN to which it looks for intervention. After the UN World Summit of 2005 the international community asserted the principle of the Right to Protect as part of humanitarian intervention. The primary responsibility for enforcing this rests with the UN and its SG. I call on you to immediately exercise this responsibility to prevent a genocide of the Palestinians in Gaza.

As SG your actions will decide whether the UN is to remain credible as the harbinger of peace, the protector of the weak and the institution that ensures aggression remains unsuccessful around the globe. After all the UN was founded “to prevent future generations from the scourge of war”. It is up to you to ensure that the UN fulfills the mandate given to it by the comity of nations.

My country has always been one of the prime supporters of the UN in its peace and security functions. My Party has justice and human dignity as underlying principles. We cannot now allow the UN to lose all credibility because one powerful state is allowing Israel to conduct aggression against Gaza with impunity. We have a right to demand that you as the SG enforce the UN Charter and play an active role in halting Israeli military aggression against the Palestinian population of Gaza. As SG you must also demand and ensure Egypt open its border with Gaza to allow medical assistance and essential supplies to go into Gaza. You have a duty to ensure that the plan of genocide of the Palestinians by the Israeli state is thwarted. It is time for you as the UNSG to fulfill this critical duty.

Yours,

Imran Khan
Chairman PTI

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source:http://insaf.pk/news/national-news/item/1788599-pti-chairman-imran-khan-letter-to-h-e-mr-ban-ki-moon-unsg

5 EASY LOOKING MOBILE GAMES THAT ARE ACTUALLY INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT!

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1- Flappy Bird by GEARS

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 Who don’t know about Flappy Bird? If you haven’t played it yet, you should thank God! Using design similar to Super Mario game, you have to fly Fat Flappy Bird by tapping on the screen while avoiding the barriers coming on your way. At first the game look so easy and childish but when you start playing the game you realize that it is the MOST DIFFICULT game you have ever played in your life. Many of its players broke their cell phone while getting irritated from its difficult game play.

 

2- Sky Adventure by Phantasie Games

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Sky Adventure is recently launched by Phantasie Games on Google Play. This is yet another ‘look easy but incredibly tough game’. You have to fly your plane and collect coins and other treasures coming your way while avoiding crashing with the enemy planes coming your way. The gameplay is so simple; there is a UP button to go upwards and a DOWN button to go downwards. When you start playing it you realize it is so hard to avoid crash with the enemy planes and you could hardly play it for 30-40 seconds.

 

3- Candy Crush by King

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Get ready to tuck yourself in with Dreamworld; a mysterious new game mode from Candy Crush Saga! Pass level 50 to unlock Dreamworld and escape reality alongside an owl named Odus. We’ve spotted Tiffi dressed in her pyjamas drinking cocoa with her feathered friend, Odus the Owl! Sit back and drift off to a delicious place where you’ll revisit levels as you’ve never seen them before! Very easy but only till you feel it easy! It can take up to 3-4 days to clear one stage!

4- Temple Run by Imangi Studio

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Temple Run 2 is a simple and yet challenging game that has won the hearts of millions of people of all age groups from across the world. Interestingly, this game can be played online on your computer, as well as on your iOS, Android or Windows smartphone if you download and install it from the app store. After the first release, the number of characters in the Temple Run 2 game has increased from four to ten.

5- Subway Surfer by Kiloo

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Subway Surfers is an “endless running” mobile game co-developed by Kiloo, a private company based in Denmark and SYBO Games. It is available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone platforms. Players of the game take the role of youthful hooligans who, upon being caught in the act of applying graffiti to a metro railway site, take off down the tracks to escape the inspector and his dog. As the hooligan avatars run, they grab gold coins out of the air while simultaneously dodging collisions with railway cars and other objects.