Selena Gomez most-followed on Instagram, Ronaldo climb
Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo muscled his way into Instagram’s top-followed ranks this year as he documented his career...
Drone strike killed three in Kurram Agency
At least three people were killed in a drone strike at a hideout of Taliban commander in Kurram Agency ...
US Embassy to lead Pakistani delegation on power generation
Economic Counselor of US Embassy William Laitinen will be leading a delegation of Pakistani government and business officials to...
Softbank reveals ‘human-like’ robot called Pepper
Japanese firm Softbank has unveiled a robot called Pepper, which it claims can actually read human emotions. It uses an “emotional engine” and a cloud-based artificial intelligence system that allows it to analyse gestures, expressions and voice tones. The firm said people could communicate with it “just like they... Read more
Interpol issues “red Warrents” for key suspects in Lyari Gang War
Interpol issued red warrants for the most wanted suspects of Lyari gang-war i.e Uzair Baloch, Baba Ladla and Taj Muhammad (alias Taju) earlier today on the formal request of the Federal Investigation Agency. Sindh government had sent documents seeking red warrants for key suspects of Lyari gang-war to the federal government. The federal government, through FIA contacted the Interpol for the arrest... Read more
Suicide bombers strike northern Iraq: 33 dead
Twin suicide bombings targeting Iraq´s Shabak minority and fighting between security forces and militants killed 33 people in the northern province of Nineveh earlier today. Provincial capital Mosul is one of Iraq´s most dangerous cities, with well-entrenched militant groups carrying out almost daily attacks. The two suicide bombers blew... Read more
Dacoits make away with 0.8 million in bank robbery
Robbers fled with Rs. 8 lac after a bank robbery in Abbotabad earlier today. According to sources, four robbers entered a private bank at Link Road of Abbotabad and fled with Rs. 0.8 million after taking the staff hostage. The security guards were wounded after they showed some resistance against to the dacoits. Police... Read more
Scientists complete genome sequence of sheep
An international team of scientists said they have successfully sequenced the complete genome of sheep, revealing new information about the species’ unique and specialised digestive and metabolic systems. Sheep are a major source of meat, milk, and fiber in the form of wool. These animals have a unique digestive... Read more
Scientists grow human stem cells in pigs
Researchers have created genetically modified pigs that do not reject transplants, an advance that allows for future research on stem cell therapies. One of the biggest challenges for medical researchers studying the effectiveness of stem cell therapies is that transplants or grafts of cells are often rejected by the... Read more
Afghan election front-runner Abdullah narrowly escaped assassination attempt
Afghan presidential election front-runner Abdullah Abdullah escaped an assassination attempt earlier today when an explosion hit his campaign motorcade in Kabul, just days ahead of a hotly-contested run-off election. “A few minutes ago, when we left a campaign rally our convoy was hit by a mine,” he told another... Read more
Chinese navy fighter bomber crashes on training mission
A Chinese navy plane crashed on a training mission over the eastern coastal province of Zhejiang, the official Xinhua news agency said Friday. The military plane crashed late yesterday night in a mountainous area near the city of Yiwu, it said. Xinhua said the plane belonged to the navy´s... Read more
Civil judge father abducted at gunpoint
Civil Judge Lahore Hamad ud Din’s father was kidnapped on gunpoint in Warburton, Sheikhupura. Three to four men in a white Suzuki car kidnapped the civil judge’s father. The police have formed search teams, while there has not yet been any communication between the kidnappers and the the civil judge.... Read more
Former Allied leaders mark D-Day amidst shadow of Ukraine crisis
World leaders gathered Friday to mark 70 years since the historic D-Day invasion of France that hastened the end of World War II and this year is taking place against the backdrop of the Ukraine crisis. At ceremonies on the beaches of northern France, where the biggest amphibious assault... Read more
Geo News files class action law suit against ISI for alleged defamation
Geo News has sued the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for defamation over persistent accusations of being anti-state, it said earlier today. Geo News, part of the privately-owned Jang Group, has also given the ISI 14 days to issue a public apology. “Geo and Jang Group (have) served a legal notice... Read more
Sharapova, Halep all set for battle:French Open crown
The women’s final of the 2014 French Open will be contested between Russia’s Maria Sharapova and Canada’s Simona Halep after the two players won their respective semi-finals on Thursday. In the first women’s semi final of the Roland Garros, Maria Sharapova played against Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard. The won the... Read more
7 militants killed in terrorist infighting: officials
Fresh clashes between the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and a breakaway faction killed at least seven militants in North Waziristan The fighting erupted in the Wacha Mela area 65 kilometres (40 miles) west of Miranshah, the capital of North Waziristan tribal district. Almost 100 militants have been killed since supporters... Read more
Capital gains tax imposed on debt instruments
The government has imposed Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on debt instruments like Pakistan Investment Bonds, Treasury Bills, Foreign Currency Bonds and Sukuk in the proposed Finance Bill 2014-15. Experts  said while the CGT on Securities (stocks) was clear and widely discussed, the imposition of CGT on the other component... Read more