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...
‘Kwaussie’ named Australian word of the year
Inspired by a dual citizenship crisis plaguing politics in Australia, the term “Kwaussie” — a mix of Kiwi and...
Pakistan has potential for strong economic growth: study
Pakistan has the potential for achieving strong economic growth till 2030, says a study, provided it successfully overcomes five major...
Micheal Jackson’s “Love Never Felt So Good” released
A single that was originally written and recorded by Micheal Jackson in 1983, has been released ahead of an upcoming album that is a compilation of songs that were not released in the lifetime of the deceased singer. “Love Never Felt So Good” is part of a posthumous album called... Read more
NASA: One of Jupiter’s moon could potentially support life
NASA says the biggest moon in the Earth’s solar system may be capable of supporting life. A cross-section of Ganymede, one of Jupiter’s moons, revealed layers making up the moon’s surface contain a mix of ice and water that has scientists buzzing. Specifically an inner-most layer, which is believed... Read more
Concerns grow in Europe over threat from deadly pig virus
France is expected to suspend pig-related imports from a number of countries as worries grow over the spread of a deadly swine virus. Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus (PEDv) has killed some seven million piglets in the US in the past year. The disease has also been found in Canada,... Read more
Afghanistan landslide: Death toll rises to 2,100
Afghan authorities have confirmed more than 2,100 people have been killed following a landslide which crashed into a remote mountain village in the country’s north-east. Villagers and a few dozen police, equipped with only basic digging tools, resumed their search when daylight broke on Saturday, but it soon became... Read more
ATC gives exemption to Musharraf for the day but summons on May 22
On Saturday local anti-terrorism court has ordered former President Pervez Musharraf to appear personally before the court on May 22 in Abdul Rasheed Ghazi murder case. On a plea  from the lawyer of former President for granting exemption from personal appearance, the court granted exemption for the day  but also... Read more
MQM Strike causes Rs20bn trade loss
Trading and industrial activities remained paralysed on Friday due to a mourning day observed by the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) over the killing of its four workers on Thursday. Although petrol stations started opening by 5pm, most of markets and commercial centres failed to operate as there were few... Read more
Higher CPI to change investment climate
The rise in April’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) has been described by investors as “out of expectations” and it is likely to change their investment strategy. The CPI for the previous month was announced at 9.18 per cent which immediately increased the yield on three-year Pakistan Investment Bonds (PIBs)... Read more
Dozens die in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads
More than 30 people were killed in a  blaze in Ukraine´s southern city of Odessa, as violence spread across the country during the bloodiest day since Kiev´s Western-backed government took power. Ukraine´s interior ministry said at least 31 people had died in the fire Friday, with local media reporting... Read more
Recovery of bodies from Korean ferry suspended
The operation to recover bodies from the ferry that sank off South Korea last month has been suspended due to heavy seas, a spokesman said Saturday, amid concern that many of the missing may never be found. Seventeen days after the 6,825-tonne Sewol capsized and sank, 228 people have... Read more
Egypt presidential election campaign opens after bombings
Campaigning opens Saturday in Egypt for a May election likely to be won by the ex-army chief who deposed the elected president, after deadly bombings underscored tensions ahead of the vote. The May 26-27 presidential poll, meant to restore elected rule following the July overthrow of Islamist Mohamed Morsi,... Read more
FBI chief worried about  growing threat from Syrian civil war
The head of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday he was “determined” to keep any 9/11-type scenario from growing out of Syria, as more foreign fighters flock to the conflict. FBI Director James Comey compared the civil war in Syria to Afghanistan in the 1980s and 90s,... Read more
Twin cities businessmen in catch 22 situation
The  recent infighting among outlawed TTP may help the government and security forces to deal with the militants but it has created more trouble for businessmen in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. In a classic case of “Damned if i do and damned if i dont” The businessmen... Read more
Bill Gates will own no Microsoft stock in four years
Bill Gates, the former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft Corp, will have no direct ownership in the company he co-founded by mid-2018 if he keeps up his recent share sales. Gates, who started the company that revolutionized personal computing with school-friend Paul Allen in 1975, has sold 20... Read more
New York City subway train derails: a dozen people injured
A subway train carrying 1,000 passengers shook through a tunnel, tilted and derailed on Friday, injuring more than a dozen people and frightening scores of others with sparks, smoke and sudden darkness. Four people suffered serious injuries and were hospitalized, firefighters said. Some complained of chest pains. Fifteen others... Read more