NBC sacks newsman Matt Lauer over alleged sexual misconduct
NBC said Wednesday it has fired Matt Lauer, a well-known morning news anchor, for what it described as inappropriate...
North Korea fires ICBM, splashes in Sea of Japan: Pentagon
North Korea fired what the US Pentagon said appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed close...
Pak behaviour towards Taliban unchanged despite Trump statement: US general
The top US general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan’s support...
Russia seeks Apple, SAP cooperation against foreign spying
Russia has proposed that Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and SAP (SAPG.DE) hand the government access to their source code to make sure their widely used products are not tools for spying on state institutions. The suggestion that two of the world’s flagship technology companies disclose some of their most sensitive... Read more
Paramount Pictures apologises for sept. 11 blunder
Paramount Pictures film studio apologised on Wednesday for a poster for its upcoming film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, showing the four characters jumping down from an exploding skyscraper………. underscored with a Sept. 11 release date. The poster went out in a tweet posted by the Australian Paramount Pictures Twitter... Read more
South Africa’s Kallis ends international career
South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis on Wednesday announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket. The 38-year-old, South Africa’s all-time leading Test scorer with 13,174 runs, had already brought the curtain down on his Test career in December. His decision means he will no longer be available for... Read more
India set humangou target of 445 to win third Test against England
India were set a record target of 445 to win the third Test after England declared their second innings on 205 for four on the fourth day at Southampton on Wednesday. England captain Alastair Cook called a halt when he himself was 70 not out after Joe Root (56)... Read more
Rain expected in most parts of the country including Karachi
Pakistan Meteorological Department has forecast scattered rain with thundershowers in most parts of country over the next 24 hours. According to the Met office, rain is expected in most parts of the country, including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur, DI Khan, Kohat, Hazara, Bannu, Peshawar, Mirpur Khas,... Read more
Toxic liquor kills 3 in Khanewal
At least three people died after consuming self-made moonshine  at Jaswant Nagar area near Khanewal. According to police, two friends Muhammad Aashiq and Zahid,residents of Jaswant Nagar area Khanewal, drank wine, fell unconscious and died soon after. A third person perished also died at a hospital. Police are investigating... Read more
PTI lashes out over PM’s statement
PTI’s whip Saif ullah Khan Niazi earlier today strongly condemned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif statement that ‘some persons can’t change the mandate given by millions of people’. Chief Organizer of PTI Azadi March Saif ullah Khan Niazi said Millions of people rather than some will head towards Islamabad for... Read more
Tragedy at Sea View:  9 merry makers drown in different incidents
9 persons drowned on Wednesday’s evening at Karachi Sea View, however  five including three children were rescued alive. Despite the imposition of section 144 at the city’s sea sides, public violated the law repeatedly by going in the deep sea water and risking their lives. The life guards reminded... Read more
PM invites political leaders for Independence Day celebrations… from Jaddah
In a interview at Jeddah Airport before departing for Pakistan, Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Shairf said  that, “Pakistan has entered in the era of prosperity and instability will not favour national interest.” PM Nawaz reiterate to celebrate Independence Day (August 14) with full enthusiasm. He also invited all political leaders... Read more
The soccer star Messi and his father allegedly owe $5.3 million in unpaid taxes to Spain. Lionel Messi, the highest-paid soccer player in the world, might be in some serious legal trouble. Messi and his father have been accused of tax fraud in Spain, and if they are convicted,... Read more
U.S. State Department approves $700 million of Hellfire missiles to Iraq
The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of 5,000 Hellfire missiles to Iraq to fight against  ISIS and other militant groups.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency confirms on Tuesday that the deal is valued at $700 million. Iraqi Govt. had requested the US govt. to provide 5,000 air-to-ground missiles,... Read more
“PM should withdraw decision on Article 245”: Sharjeel Memon
Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon on Wednesday said “not a single veteran politician appreciates the Federal government’s decision to impose Article 245 and call out army in Islamabad . He also joined the chorus of demands to the  PM to withdrawal his decision. Addressing a news conference in... Read more
“Russia not cooperating with an international investigation into Malaysian jet probe” – Obama
Russia appeared clueless by U.S. President Barack Obama’s suggestion that Moscow was not cooperating with an international investigation into what downed a Malaysian Airline’s jet earlier this month, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. “The words of U.S. President B. Obama that Russia is not cooperating with an international investigation into the catastrophe... Read more
FO protests against Afghan cross-border attack
Pakistan has lodged strong protest with Afghanistan over cross-border attack by militants at the military check post in Lower Dir. The Afghan Charge d’Affaires was summoned to the Foreign Office (FO) and strong protest was lodged. The FO once again demanded of the Afghan authorities to take effective steps... Read more