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...
Yemen clashes:10 soldiers,13 ‘Qaeda’ suspects dead
Clashes that followed two simultaneous attacks by Al-Qaeda suspects on army positions in Yemen´s southern province of Shabwa killed 10 soldiers and 13 jihadists earlier today, the army said. “The Yemeni air force is participating in the battles, bombing columns of Al-Qaeda vehicles trying to advance towards Azzan,” the... Read more
Thai protesters occupy govt. headquarters as crisis deepens
In a highly symbolic challenge to the authority of an embattled  administration, protesters have set up base inside a wing of the largely abandoned government headquarters, where they are now holding press conferences for the international media. “It is urgent and necessary for the country to have a new... Read more
Anti-China protesters set at least a dozen factories on fire in Vietnam
Anti-China protesters set more than a dozen factories on fire in Vietnam, state media said Wednesday, in an escalating backlash against Beijing´s deployment of an oil rig in contested waters. Workers looted goods and attacked offices in a rare outburst of public unrest Tuesday in the communist nation, which... Read more
Two Indian journalists asked to leave Pakistan within week
Pakistan has told two Indian journalists stationed in Islamabad that they must leave within a week, the journalists told the media earlier today, saying they had been informed that their visas would not be renewed. Late on Tuesday night, Snehesh Alex Philip of The Press Trust of India and Meena... Read more
Rs 7.65 billion released for metro bus project
The  Government has released a sum of Rs 7.65 billion for the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project. These funds have been released under federal development budget. Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) has already accorded approval to this project, however approval has not been obtained from parliament and National... Read more
Media Commission didn’t allege Geo received funds from abroad: Javed Jabbar
Supreme Court Media Commission member, former federal information minister and senator, Javed Jabbar said, “At no point whatsoever does the Commission allege that the Jang/Geo Group has secretly received funds from overseas or Indian sources. Nor does it record a suspicion that this group or any other group is... Read more
PSO seeks Rs30 bln as it runs out of furnace oil
Pakistan State Oil, the country’s largest oil marketing company, on Wednesday sought Rs30 billion from the government on urgent basis in view of fast-depleting furnace oil stock. According to company sources, the firm has only five-to-seven-day stock of the furnace oil – which is primarily used to generate electricity.... Read more
Punjab government gives Rs200 million to Wasa
The Punjab government has allocated funds worth Rs200 million to the Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) under a bailout package to help the department in overcoming its four-year financial deficit. However, Wasa is still facing a deficit of Rs300 million in spite of the bailout package. Wasa was facing... Read more
Scientists discover world’s fossilized oldest sperm
Paleontologists have just discovered the world’s oldest-known petrified, fossilized sperm. The sperm dates to at least 16–17 million years ago and was found in a near-perfect state of preservation. The researchers often use one word to describe it: “giant.” “The animal that produced these giant sperm belongs to the... Read more
Yahoo buys self-destructing mobile messaging app Blink
Yahoo has acquired Blink, a mobile application that allows users to share messages that self-destruct. The app will reportedly be shut down in the coming weeks so that Blink’s seven-person team can work on Yahoo’s “smart communication” products. Blink made the announcement on their website, saying they “look forward... Read more
Google Maps adds Great Britain public transport data to its Maps app
Google has added coast-to-coast public transport information for the whole of Great Britain to its Maps app. It said the data included departure times and routes for buses, ferries, trains and trams in England, Scotland and Wales. Read more
“Hand in Hand 2014”: Chinese art in Islamabad
An exhibition featuring more than 120 artworks by 48 artists and calligraphers from China is being held at the National Art Gallery in Islamabad from Tuesday onwards. Pakistan National Council of Arts and ministry of information, broadcasting and national heritage in collaboration with the embassy of the People’s Republic... Read more
FC foil attack on Nato supply terminal: At least one attacker killed.
Earlier today, Frontier Corps (FC) foiled an attack on a Nato supply terminal in the northwest, killing one attacker and forcing others to flee, officials said. The attack was mounted in the Jamrud area of the Khyber tribal district that borders Afghanistan, said a government official. “The militants started... Read more
TTP’s Sajna ‘refuses to be dismissed’
In a sign of deepening fissures the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a senior leader of the group has revealed that Khan Said alias Sajna has ‘refused’ to accept his dismissal as head of the militant group’s South Waziristan chapter. Sajna had been removed as commander of the South Waziristan region by TTP... Read more