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Palestinians adopt spoon as ‘symbol of freedom’ following prison break 

Palestinians have always had different symbols to represent their resistance, however, a spoon is the newest sign that has captured attention of several social media users.

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Palestinians adopt spoon as ‘symbol of freedom’ following prison break 

In Palestine, spoon has taken its place alongside traditional flags and banners as a symbol of freedom after six prisoners tunnelled out from one of Israel’s biggest and spectacular jail breaks—using utensil.

Palestinians have always had different symbols to represent their resistance, however, a spoon is the newest sign that has captured attention of several social media users.

Using spoon, six fugitives escaped from one of the high-security Gilboa Prison.

The six prisoners are identified as Zakaria Zubeidi, Mahmoud Ardah, Mohammad Ardah, Yacoub Qadri, Ayham Kamamji and Munadel Nfeiat.

As per reports quoting sources, the men evaded 40 prison guards, three watchtowers, two walls, two barbed-wire fences and a pack of sniffer dogs to get their freedom.

“They used a rusty spoon to escape one of the most secure jails in the country,” added source.

On the other hand, several reports said that the six men used plates and sharpened pan handles to begin their digging, not spoons.

Then on Wednesday a lawyer for one of the fugitives, Mahmud Abdullah Ardah who has since been recaptured said that his client, had used spoons, plates and even the handle of a kettle to dig the tunnel from his cell.

All six were accused of plotting or carrying out attacks against Israelis. However, two men remain on the loose following the extremely rare escape.

Meanwhile, Israel has begun an inquiry into lapses that led to the humiliating incident, which Palestinians see as a "victory".

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Google turns 23, celebrates birthday with unique doodle

The animated doodle features a cake with “23” written on top of it along a birthday candle substituting for “L” in "Google”.

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Google turns 23, celebrates birthday with unique doodle

Google, is celebrating its 23rd birthday on Monday (today) with a special cake-themed doodle on its homepage.

The animated doodle features a cake with “23” written on top of it along a birthday candle substituting for “L” in "Google”.

Google's foundation started in the year 1997 and was officially established as a company on September 27, 1998.

Technically, the company was founded on September 4, 1998. Though the company, for the first seven years, observed its birth anniversary on the said date, that year, but later it was decided to shift the celebrations to September 27 to coincide with the announcement of the record number of pages that this search engine was indexing.

Alphabet Inc. was created on October 2, 2015 through a restructuring of Google and later became its parent company and that of its former subsidiaries as well.

The history of the doodle itself dates back to 1998, to a month before Google was founded.

In 1997, Sergey Brin, a graduate student at Stanford University, just so happened to be assigned to show Larry Page, who was considering Stanford for graduate school at the time, around campus. By the next year, the two Google co-founders were building a search engine together in their dorm rooms and developing their first prototype.

Hence, in 1998, Google Inc. was officially born.

“Every day, there are billions of searches on Google in more than 150 languages around the globe, and while much has changed from the early days of Google, from its first server housed in a cabinet built out of toy blocks to its servers now being housed in more than 20 data centers globally, its mission of making the world’s information accessible to everyone remains the same,” wrote Google in its statement.

Co-founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google is today the most widely-used search engine globally. Its current CEO is Sundar Pichai, who succeeded Page on October 24, 2015.

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Coronavirus: Pakistan records lowest daily death toll of fourth wave

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 689 cases of coronavirus were reported while 18 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 28,152.

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Coronavirus: Pakistan records lowest daily death toll of fourth wave

Islamabad: Amid a steady decline in Covid-19 infections, Pakistan's coronavirus positivity ratio further fell to 1.62% with 689 new cases. 

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 689 cases of coronavirus were reported while 18 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 28,152.

Pakistan is presently experiencing the fourth wave of coronavirus which is said to be deadlier and more contagious than the previous three COVID waves.

The total number of cases has reached 1,259,648.

As many as 1,189,742 patients have recovered from the disease with 2,280 critical cases.

Punjab

The number of patients swelled to 436,442 in the province with 12,792 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 463,167 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,502.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 176,048 in the province with 5,650 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 33,083 confirmed cases while 350 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 34,354 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 739. On the other hand, there are 10,353 cases in GB with 186 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 106,201 cases in the capital city while 933 people have lost their lives.   

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COVID-19: Pakistan reports 1,004 cases, 28 deaths

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 1,004 cases of coronavirus were reported while 28 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 28,134.

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COVID-19: Pakistan reports 1,004 cases, 28 deaths

Islamabad: Amid a steady decline in Covid-19 infections, Pakistan's coronavirus positivity ratio further fell to 2.31% with 1,004 new cases.

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 1,004 cases of coronavirus were reported while 28 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 28,134.

Pakistan is presently experiencing the fourth wave of coronavirus which is said to be deadlier and more contagious than the previous three COVID waves.

The total number of cases has reached 1,258,959.

As many as 1,188,562 patients have recovered from the disease with 2,473 critical cases.

Punjab

The number of patients swelled to 436,197 in the province with 12,785 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 462,859 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,497.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 175,974 in the province with 5,645 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 33,076 confirmed cases while 350 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 34,350 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 739. On the other hand, there are 10,350 cases in GB with 186 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 106,153 cases in the capital city while 932 people have lost their lives. 

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