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...
Supernova explosion created in lab
Scientists have used laser beams 60,000 billion times more powerful than a laser pointer to recreate scaled supernova explosions in the laboratory to investigate one of the most energetic events in the Universe. Supernova explosions, triggered when the fuel within a star reignites or its core collapses, launch a... Read more
Former MPA and JI leader Nasrullah Shaji drowns in river while saving student
Former member of Sindh Assembly and Jamaat Islami leader Nasrullah Shaji drowned while trying to save a student who fell in the river. Deputy leader of Jamaat Islami Karachi, Nasrullah Shaji, drowned in Kunhar River in Mansehra district, while saving a student who fell into the river. The JI leader, who is... Read more
A rear-view mirror that makes passengers vanish
A new ‘magic’ rear-view mirror makes passengers and other objects inside a car disappear, giving the driver a perfect view of what he otherwise might not see behind him.  The mirror uses four cameras installed around a car to offer a virtual bird’s-eye view for parking and navigating tight... Read more
Now laser to regrow and repair teeth
In a first, scientists, have used light to coax stem cells to regrow parts of teeth. The study, led by David Mooney, a Core Faculty member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard, is the first to demonstrate the ability to use low-power light to trigger... Read more
Octogenarian Actress Ann B. Davis, devoted ‘Brady Bunch’ housekeeper, dies
Comic actress Ann B. Davis, who played the devoted housekeeper Alice on the television sitcom “The Brady Bunch” and won two Emmy awards as the forever-single secretary Schultzy on “The Bob Cummings Show,” died on Sunday at age 88. Davis fell and hit her head on Saturday morning according... Read more
13 dead as torrential downpours wreak havoc in Lankan capital
Unusually heavy monsoon rains have flooded Sri Lanka´s capital and neighbouring districts where mudslides killed at least 13 people, officials said earlier today. The island´s western and southern regions experienced heavy rains with more than 100 millimetres (four inches) dumped within about one hour on Sunday, an official at... Read more
Taliban threaten voters to stay away from Afghan elections
Taliban insurgents threatened earlier today to attack Afghanistan´s run-off presidential election, warning voters to stay away from polling stations for fear of injury or death. Afghans are due to go to the polls on June 14 to choose whether Ashraf Ghani or Abdullah Abdullah should succeed President Hamid Karzai.... Read more
Police arrest five more suspects in Farzana Parveen case
Police has claimed to arrest five more accused in the murder of Farzana Parveen outside Lahore High Court (LHC). Farzana Parveen was recently bludgeoned to death with bricks by her relatives, outside the LHC because she had married the man of her choice. Lahore police officials said five more persons have been... Read more
President says democracy vital for Pakistan’s future
President Mamnoon Hussain said continuity of democracy is important for the country’s progress and stressed that all state institutions must work within the ambit of Constitution. “Democracy and the sovereignty of law and Constitution is the present and future of Pakistan,”  Mamnoon said in his address to the joint... Read more
Suicide bomber kills 3 Turkish engineers in Afghanistan
A suicide bomber killed three Turkish engineers and wounded another on Monday in eastern Afghanistan, officials said, the latest attack on foreigners in the wartorn country. “Around 7:15am, a suicide bomber detonated his explosive-packed motorbike targeting a minibus belong to Turkish engineers in Behsud district of Nangarhar province,” Ahmad... Read more
Seven die in plane crash in Massachusetts USA
All seven passengers of a small aircraft were killed in a plane crash at Bedford city in the state of Massachusetts. According to sources, the plane crash occurred moments after take off from an airport. All seven people in the aircraft, including crew and passengers, were killed. The aircraft... Read more
Federal Anti-Corruption Court issues non-bailable arrest warrants for Gilani, Fahim
Federal Anti-Corruption Court has issued non-bailable arrest warrants for former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and former minister for commerce Makhdoom Amin Fahim. The court issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Gilani and Fahim after Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) declared both Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders fugitive in seven Trade... Read more
‘Maleficent’ creates magic in the North American box office
Angelina Jolie’s “Maleficent,” the modern retelling of the life of Sleeping Beauty’s arch-nemesis, cast a spell on audiences over the weekend, debuting at the top of the North American box office, industry estimates showed yesterday. The wicked witch who has haunted generations of children raked in $70 million, according... Read more
Issues in LNG import resolved
The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources will be able to import the first consignment of 400MMCF of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by the end of the first quarter of the next year as it has resolved issues with the defence ministry, the Port Qasim Authority and other stakeholders.... Read more