Toyota showcases humanoid robot that mirrors user
Japanese auto giant Toyota Wednesday showcased a humanoid robot that can mirror its user’s movements, a product it says...
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...
Division of Sindh is not MQM’s demand: Altaf Hussain
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Friday clarified that MQM doesn’t demand Sindh’s division but creating smaller administrative units. Addressing MQM’s general workers’ meeting from Lonodon, Altaf Hussain said that if four rooms are built in a house then it doesn’t mean the house is divided. MQM... Read more
Students of the Nishtar Medical College surrounded the vehicle of senior politician, Makhdoom Javed Hashmi and raised slogans of ‘Daghi, Dhagi’ and ‘Go Nawaz Go’. According to details, 100 doctors and students of the Nishtar Medical College (NMC) intercepted the vehicle of Makhdoom Javed Hashmi when he was coming back after the funeral... Read more
Malik asks parliamentary committee to investigate Arjumand sacking
Pakistan People’s Party Senator Rehman Malik has requested the formation of a parliamentary committee to investigate the termination of Arjumand Hussain. “I would like to draw your kind attention to the recent social and electronic media reports wherein a false allegation has been levelled that I got Arjumand Azhar terminated from... Read more
Govt’s perform didn’t meet expectation of masses: Sirajul Haq
Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Friday met Jamaat Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq at Mansoora and exchanged views over the ongoing political situation. Talking to media in Mansora, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Amir Sirajul Haq  said that democracy is a blessing but its favourable impacts were not being transferred to the... Read more
Dr. Qadri directs supporters of three cities to return homes
Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr. Tahirul Qadri has instructed his workers belonging to Sindh, Lahore and Gujranwala to leave the sit-in and announced to hold rally in Karachi after the month of Muharram. Addressing his supporters at a sit-in, he said first rally will be held in Faisalabad, followed... Read more
British PM Cameron arrives in Kabul on unannounced visit
British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Kabul Friday on an unannounced visit, becoming the first world leader to hold talks with newly-inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani, officials said. Read more
At least nine UN peacekeepers killed in Mali ambush
Suspected militants killed at least nine United Nations peacekeepers from Niger on Friday in northeastern Mali, in the deadliest ever attack on the mission, military sources said. Read more
6 still missing on Japan volcano, typhoon threatens recovery
Sixteen people remain unaccounted for on a still-smouldering Japanese volcano that erupted at the weekend, officials said Friday, as a typhoon looming off the coast threatened to further delay the stalled recovery operation. Read more
EU clears Facebook’s $19 bn buyout of WhatsApp
European Union regulators on Friday cleared the buyout of the WhatsApp mobile messaging service by Facebook, despite opposition by telecom companies afraid of the growing power of US technology giants. Read more
Two new ministers join KP cabinet
Two new ministers have been included in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) cabinet on Friday. Deputy Speaker Imtiaz Shahid has been appointed as the provincial law minister and Jamaat-i-Islami’s Muzaffar Saeed has been appointed as provincial finance minister in place of  Sirajul Haq, who quit the ministry after being elected as JI... Read more
Junooni gets into the ‘rhythm’
Salman Ahmed, the lead guitarist of Junoon, has always been recognised for his embodiment of bravado and rebellious ways but very soon he will be making his Bollywood debut in Vicky Kumar’s feature film, Rhythm. The movie is about an Indian college band that goes to Poland and how... Read more
Zahra Shahid murder: ATC sends two suspects on week-long physical remand
An anti-terrorism court in Karachi on Friday sent two suspects in the murder case of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Zahra Shahid, one of the party’s founding leaders, on a seven-day-long physical remand. The suspects were presented in court today under strict security and with their faces veiled. One of... Read more
Muslim rulers observe fear of Almighty Allah in their affairs: Shaikh Abdul Aziz
Grand Mufti Shaikh Abdul Aziz in Haj -Prelect on Friday urged the rulers of Muslim countries to demonstrate fear of Almighty Allah in their affairs. Addressing in Hajj sermon at Nimra mosque at Arafat, Aziz said that the Muslims should avoid infighting and fight with the governments of their countries.... Read more
Serena Williams withdraws from China with knee injury
World number one Serena Williams pulled out of the China Open hours before her quarter-final against Sam Stosur on Friday because of an injury to her left knee. The American, who won her 18th grand slam singles title at the U.S. Open last month, also withdrew from last week’s... Read more