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...
South Korean ferry disaster captain sentenced to 36 years jail
A South Korean court handed down a 36 year jail sentence earlier today to the captain of the Sewol ferry that sank in April, but acquitted him of murdering the 304 people who died in the disaster. The three-judge bench ruled that prosecutors, who had demanded the death penalty... Read more
‘Ghostly presence’ lies in the mind: New research
Feelings of a ghostly presence – the sense that someone is close-by when no-one is there – lie in the mind, a study has concluded. Scientists say that they have identified the parts of the brain that are responsible for generating these spooky sensations. They have also created an... Read more
8 Indian women dead, dozens critical as mass sterilisation drive in India goes horribly wrong
Eight women have died in India and dozens more are in a critical condition after a state-run sterilisation programme designed to control the country´s billion-plus population went badly wrong. More than 60 women are in hospital after suffering complications from the surgery over the weekend and 24 of them... Read more
An Injured Ahmed Shehzad ruled out of New Zealand Tests due to fractured skull
Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad was earlier today ruled out of the Test series against New Zealand, a day after suffering a minor skull fracture, team manager Moin Khan said. The 22-year-old, who made a career best 176 in Pakistan’s first innings total of 566-3 declared, was hit by a... Read more
Mahira Khan on Indian visit to meet fans
With the stupendous success of Humsafar on India’s Zee Zindagi, the drama’s leading lady Mahira Khan is now visiting Mumbai to meet her fans. Humsafar had its finale on November 8 on Zee Zindagi and the channel has now hosted a competition on its Twitter account called #MadforMahira in... Read more
DG ISI meets President Mamnoon Hussain in Islamabad
Director General Inter-Services Intelligence Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar earlier today called on President Mamnoon Hussain in Islamabad. The DG ISI and the head of the State discussed current security situation and professional matters during the meeting. The President felicitated Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar on his appointment as DG ISI and wished him well in... Read more
Pentagon can’t confirm fate of terror outfit IS(IL) leader Al-Baghdadi
The US military can not confirm reports that the “self Styled’ Islamic State group leader may have been struck in an airstrike, but a Pentagon official suggested yesterday that lower-level figures may have been hit. Speculation has swirled over the fate of jihadist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi after local... Read more
New Zealand 81-3 at lunch in reply to 566-3
New Zealand were struggling badly at 81-3 at lunch on the third day of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi earlier today. Left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar took two wickets and pace-man Rahat Ali one as New Zealand lost three key wickets after resuming at 15-0. At the... Read more
Families furious over reports that flight MH370 might be declared ‘lost’
Relatives of MH370 passengers have bitterly criticised the beleaguered Malaysia Airlines after an official reportedly said authorities would set a date to announce the plane “lost”, with an industry source saying such a declaration would see the search called off. Both Malaysia Airlines and officials in Australia — which... Read more
Death toll rises above 50 in famine-struck Thar
The death toll in Tharparkar following drought and famine condition is continuing to grow as another child perished in Mithi due to starvation, taking number of deaths of 51 in last 43 days. The deceased include a 5-day old daughter of Abdul Razzaq of Khanor Otha village in Thar.... Read more
Iran and West end round of nuclear talks without any agreement
Iran, the United States and the European Union ended two days of high-level talks on Tehran´s nuclear programme yesterday with no immediate sign they had bridged gaps ahead of a Nov. 24 deadline for an agreement. A senior Iranian official told Reuters that minimal progress was made in the... Read more
3 levies officials guarding polio team killed in Bajaur blast
Three levies officials were killed and three others injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded earlier today in Bajaur Agency while the personnel were guarding a polio team. A political administration officer and two levies personnel were among the injured. The officials were escorting polio teams in Chargo... Read more
“No ISIS in Pakistan” claims Ch. Nisar
Federal Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, claims that Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremist group doesn’t exist in Pakistan. Speaking to media persons after addressing Sindh Rangers’ passing-out parade in Karachi, the minister said reports suggest that there isn’t any presence of ISIS elements in the... Read more
Ali Zafar and co-stars paint the streets of Mumbai
The trio Ali Zafar, Ranveer Singh and Parineeti Chopra, picked up paint brushes to bring their creative side out on the streets of Mumbai. Painting pro Ali Zafar sprayed his Kill Dil poster look on a white wall. Parineeti and Ranveer chose to paint keywords used in the film’s... Read more