Best country in the world to live? Still Norway

By Karla Cripps When it comes to health and prosperity, there’s no topping Norway. For the 12th year in a row, the land of lefse and lutefisk has earned the number one spot on the United Nations’ 2015 Human Development Index (HDI), released as part of its annual Human Development Report. The HDI measures countries in three basic areas — More...

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By pak_adnews On Monday, December 7th, 2015
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An Australian tells of his travels around Pakistan

By Joel Hill   NOT long before I left for Pakistan, I told a dear friend where I was going. He simply replied “Don’t go, comrade, they kill cricketers there!” Other people would also ask, “Why?” I wasn’t More...

By pak_adnews On Monday, November 30th, 2015
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Punched by a gorilla and attacked by guerillas: The Aussie dad who won’t stop travelling

“I’M SURPRISED I’m still alive,” says 42-year-old Johnny Clifton, after his adventures through more than 160 countries. Clifton isn’t your everyday traveller, he attracts trouble. While many travellers More...

By pak_adnews On Monday, September 21st, 2015
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In north-west Pakistan, big cats are more feared than global terrorists

By Haq Nawaz Khan and Tim Craig for the Washington Post Osama bin Laden hid out here for months, if not years. But in the hills surrounding Abbottabad in north-western Pakistan, residents say they face a far scarier More...

By pak_adnews On Thursday, August 20th, 2015
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Trek to discover truth about Yeti foiled by Taliban

By Nick Squires An expedition led by one of the world’s most acclaimed mountaineers to find out once and for all whether the yeti really exists has been thwarted by the Taliban. The trip to the remote mountains More...

By pak_adnews On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
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These are the 5 most livable cities in the world

Living conditions around the world are on a steep decline as of late. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) annual livability ranking — which examines the quality of life in 140 cities More...

By pak_adnews On Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
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‘Humans of New York’ goes to Pakistan

With a fan following of over 14 million on social media, Brandon Stanton needs no introduction. An American photographer and blogger, Stanton’s portraits of New York’s inhabitants are popular all around the More...

By pak_adnews On Thursday, August 6th, 2015
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Motorcycle diary of the first Pakistani girl who dared to ride solo through northern areas

Motorcycle diary of the first Pakistani girl who dared to ride solo through northern areas By Nudrrat Khawaja Defying societal boundaries and norms, a 20-year-old young woman set on a journey through the Kashmir More...

By pak_adnews On Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
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Travel safe: Gilgit-Baltistan govt eases restrictions on international tourists

GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan government has eased restrictions on foreign tourists wishing to visit the scenic region. “Foreigners who have obtained a valid visa will now be allowed to visit G-B,” an official More...

By pak_adnews On Monday, May 5th, 2014
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Nanga Parbat : The irresistible lure of Pakistan’s ‘killer mountain’

Nanga Parbat, Pakistan’s second-highest peak at 8,125 metres (26,660 feet), has never been climbed successfully in winter because of the treacherous weather conditions. Its fearsome Rupal Face, rising more More...