Russia faces decision on Winter Olympics ban for doping
The International Olympic Committee meets from Tuesday to decide whether to bar Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics for...
Taylor Swift spends third week atop Billboard 200 chart
Taylor Swift held onto her throne atop the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart for a third consecutive week...
Stunning Lyon, Starc catches floor England
Two freakish Australian catches rocked England´s diminishing hopes of saving the second Ashes Test on a fast-moving third day...
Include water dispute in talks with India says Pakistan sanate
The Indus river issue featured again in Pakistan’s parliament with the senate passing a unanimous resolution to include the water dispute in the agenda for any dialogue with India. Mushahid Hussain, senator from the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q), Monday asked the government not to show haste in granting most... Read more
Dasti’s allegations dismissed by inquiry committee
The allegations made by Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Jamshed Dasti about “immoral activities” at the Parliament Lodges were dismissed on Tuesday by the inquiry committee constituted for the investigation of his claims. According to sources, the seven-member committee stated that the submission of empty liquor bottles was... Read more
Warning delays Musharraf indictment
A Pakistani court trying former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has delayed his indictment after authorities warned about an al Qaida and Taliban plot on his life, a defence lawyer said today. Faisal Hussain said the interior ministry had informed law enforcement agencies overnight about the militant plan to assassinate... Read more
Yanukovych denounces Ukrainian elections as ‘illegitimate’
Deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych said he remains the country’s president and commander-in-chief of its armed forces.Speaking in Rostov-on-Don in southern Russian, Mr Yanukovych said he is sure that soldiers will not obey “criminal orders”.He said the presidential election set for 25 May is “absolutely illegitimate” and “illegal”.He remained unswayed... Read more
Oscar Pistorius trial: Lawyer questions pathologist’s autopsy findings
The chief lawyer defending Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial on Tuesday questioned the methods of the pathologist who conducted an autopsy on the girlfriend who was fatally shot by the double-amputee runner in his home.Prof. Gert Saayman testified for a second day about the gunshot wounds suffered by... Read more
Indian Maoists kill at least 20 security officials in eastern state according to state authorities
Maoist rebels have killed at least 20 security personnel in an attack in India’s eastern state of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, and injured three others, police said. According to news reports, the rebels attacked a convoy of trucks. Security forces were being evacuated from the area according to local police... Read more
Drone strike allegedly kills 4 ´Al-Qaeda operatives´ in Yemen
A US drone strike in northeast Yemen has killed four suspected Al-Qaeda members, a tribal source said on Tuesday.Two missiles struck two vehicles late Monday in the Wadi Abida area, east of Sanaa, killing the occupants “who were all Al-Qaeda members,” the source said. Obad Mubarak al-Shabwani and Jaafar... Read more
North Korea’s Kim Jong-un wins election with 100% votes
The North Korean leader was unanimously re-elected to the Parliament from his constituency. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is reported to have been unanimously re-elected to the Parliament by the people of his constituency, in the elections for the Supreme People’s Assembly, held once in five years.Kim received complete... Read more
Teenager injured in Turkish protests dies
A teenager who was in a coma since being hit in the head by a tear gas canister fired by police during the summer’s anti-government protests in Turkey has died. His family said 15-year old Berkin Elvan died in a hospital in Istanbul on Tuesday. The protests were sparked... Read more
British deputy speaker ‘sexually abused men in parliament’
The former deputy speaker of Britain’s House of Commons sexually abused young men in parliament and at a Conservative party conference, a court heard on Monday.Nigel Evans, 56, had  used his “powerful” influence to assault them, according to allegations .Evans denies nine charges dating from 2002 to 2013, involving... Read more
New Zealanders want to retain flag
The Royal Returned and Services Association continues to oppose proposals for a change of flag, saying it should be changed only if a substantial majority of the population support it.  Prime Minister John Key said today that if he remained in the job after this year’s election, a referendum on... Read more
Leaks boosted US security: Snowden
Edward Snowden, the whistleblower whose unprecedented leak of top-secret documents led to a worldwide debate about the nature of surveillance, insisted on Monday that his actions had improved the national security of the United States rather than undermined it, and declared that he would do it all again despite... Read more
Israeli troops kill Jordanian judge at West Bank crossing
Israeli troops shot and killed a Jordanian judge of Palestinian descent at a West Bank-Jordan crossing after he allegedly tried to grab a gun from a border guard, causing new frictions with the Palestinians and Jordan.  The military said the judge, 38-year-old Raed Zeiter, lunged toward the Allenby Bridge... Read more
AMC doctors have provided medical assistance to 3,458 patients Tharparkar – ISPR
According to a statement issued by ISPR, Army Medical Core (AMC) doctors have provided medical assistance to 3,458 patients Tharparkar . The AMC  team is working in six field hospitals around the clock.  AMC camps have been established in Mithi, Islam Kot, Nagar Yarkar, Chacharo, and Kaisar, the statement... Read more