Monitoring Desk LJUBLJANA: Slovenia’s first mosque opened in the capital Ljubljana on Monday after surmounting financial hurdles and right-wing opposition, 50 years after the initial request to build was made. Islamic community head Mufti NedzadGrabus said the mosque’s opening was “a turning point in our lives.” “Slovenia is the last former Yugoslav state to get…

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F.P. Report KARACHI: Oxford University Press, the world’s largest university press with a distinguished global presence, announces that it has won a competitive tender by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to develop the Science Framework for PISA 2024. The OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is widely acknowledged as the benchmark…

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Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Best-selling American author Mary Higgins Clark, known by her fans as the “Queen of Suspense”, has died aged 92, her publisher confirmed. She was still producing a book a year at the age of 90, with her page-turners earning her a legion of fans across the world — and even making her…

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Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: The ever so gifted Amina Art Ansari is a British Asian visual artist who is based in Pakistan. London is not only her place of birth but a city where her artistic dream became a reality. Amina studied at Central Saint Martins, London College of Printing and National College of Arts in…

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Monitoring Desk Victoria Turk’s Kill Reply All “is one of the more amusing digital-etiquette books you’ll read,” says a review in The New York Times. “Simply put, social media has created a new universe of ways we can be mean to one another. So digital good manners are a great kindness, whether they apply to…

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Monitoring Desk JAIPUR: The 13th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) started on Thursday. Known as the “greatest literary show on earth,” the five-day event brings to one venue more than 500 speakers of 15 Indian and 35 foreign languages, and over 30 nationalities. Among the festival’s participants are Nobel laureates and Pulitzer Prize…

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Monitoring Desk LONDON: A 3-year-old Malaysian boy living in the UK has become the youngest member to join Mensa UK, the largest and oldest international high IQ society in the world, Mensa officials said. Muhammad Haryz Nadzim was invited to join Mensa after meeting with a psychologist and scoring 142 on the Stanford-Binet IQ test,…

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