Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros...
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and...
Hamilton takes Formula1 lead with fourth win in a row
Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday to chalk up his fourth victory in a row and take the Formula One championship lead from ‘German team mate Nico Rosberg. In what was also the fourth successive Mercedes one-two, and fifth win in five races for... Read more
One body, two faces- rare siamese twins born in Sydney
An Australian couple have welcomed the birth of conjoined twins who have separate brains and identical faces but share a body, describing their girls as “little Aussie fighters”, a report said Monday. Sydney couple Renee Young and Simon Howie learned at a 19-week ultrasound that their babies would be... Read more
New Boko Haram video claims to show missing Nigerian schoolgirls
Boko Haram released a new video earlier today claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. The group´s leader, Abubakar Shekau, speaks on the video for 17 minutes before showing what he said... Read more
Three dead as rain storms lash southern China
Three people have been killed and thousands evacuated in several days of violent rainstorms in southern China. There is  widespread inundations in the town of Shenzhen, in Guangdong province, with the brown waters several inches deep. Meteorological authorities said it was the biggest storm to hit the city since... Read more
Water and Power minister says electricity theft is a political issue
State Minister for Water and Power, Abid Sher Ali said on Monday that electricity theft in Pakistan had become a political issue. During a news conference held at the MEPCO office, Abid Sher Ali told the reporters that, “the present government had made a decision to resolve electricity theft... Read more
Electrical stimulation of brain alters dreams
Scientists on Sunday said they had used an electrical current to modify sleep so that an individual has “lucid dreams,” a particularly powerful form of dreaming. The discovery provides insights into the mechanism of dreaming  and may one day help treat mental illness and post-trauma nightmares, they said. In... Read more
New Plant species thrives on metal
A new plant species called Rinorea niccolifera has a unique lifestyle. It eats nickel for a living. This species can accumulate up to 18,000 ppm of the metal in its leaves without itself being poisoned, said scientists from University of the Philippines, Los Banos. Such an amount is a... Read more
Blue passports issued to girlfriends, friends and property dealers: Information Minister
Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has revealed that in the past blue passports were issued to girlfriends, friends and property dealers. Rashid revealed this during the meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Interior which was chaired by Senator Talha Mehmood. During the meeting, Senator Shahi Syed from the ANP... Read more
Security beefed up at Multan Airport after terror threats
Security has been put on high alert at Multan Airport after Civil Aviation Authority received terror threats. Unknown persons, a few days ago, had threatened to hijack the airplanes leaving Multan Airport and had threatened to blow up the airport. Airport authorities, while placing the security on high alert,... Read more
Yet another polio case discovered in Karachi: 5th so far
According to initial details, the 18-month-old polio victim had never been immunized. Gadap Town is one of those areas where the refusal rate for polio vaccination is very high. To date 60 polio cases have been reported in Pakistan. This includes 46 cases from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas,... Read more
Bad Neighbors unseat Spider-Man 2 at US box office
“Bad Neighbours” in the US, sold $51m (£30.2m) worth of tickets over the weekend. The Amazing Spider-Man 2, starring British actor Andrew Garfield, took $37m (£22m), according to estimates. Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak said: “You don’t expect a comedy to be able to unseat... Read more
Three ‘alleged target-killers’ arrested in Karachi
Police on Monday claimed to have arrested three target-killers in Karachi allegedly involved in murders, extortion, vehicle snatching amongs other crimes. A senior police official said the accused, who were identified as Ghulam alias Ghuloo, Zulfiqar alias Zulfi and Kifayat alia Chotta Fauji, were captured when police raided a house in... Read more
Govt, ISI, political parties backed ‘Aman ki Asha’ project says Jang group MD
Replying to the allegations leveled by Imran Khan, Jang Group Managing Director (MD) Shahrukh Hassan has said that the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Chairman himself remained in favour of “Aman ki Asha” project. Hassan said that the government officials were given briefing over the programme while Inter Services... Read more
Lahore lawyers ban entry of Geo reporters
The Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) has banned entry of Geo correspondents, intending to cover proceedings at LHCBA. The LHCBA said, “they believe in freedom of press, but no compromise would be made on national security.” The bar association said none of the Geo employees would be allowed... Read more