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...
Singer-songwriter Abbas Ali Khan’s genre  devotional music paired with articulate expression. After beginning his musical journey nearly a decade ago with the album Sun Re (2006), he has now drifted towards creating Sufi music, something Abbas, marked his Coke Studio debut with the song Mujhe Baar Baar . “Tamaam... Read more
Now:Drones to clean air pollution in Hong Kong
A group of designers aim to develop ‘parasitic’ drones that perch on neon billboards in Hong Kong and suck up pollution to produce fuel and grow plants. During the day, the drones, which the designers call “parasitic robots” would perch on neon billboards that line Hong Kong streets with... Read more
Human eye can see actually ‘invisible’ infrared light
Any science textbook will tell you that humans cannot see infrared light, but researchers have found that under certain conditions our eyes can actually detect the ‘invisible’ light. Like X-rays and radio waves, infrared light waves are outside the visual spectrum. Using cells from the retinas of mice and... Read more
After Ferguson:N.Y braced for grand jury decision in police chokehold case
One week after violence in Ferguson, New York is anxiously bracing for a separate grand jury decision in another racially charged case involving a white police officer and the death of an African-American. Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father-of-six, died after being placed in a chokehold by New York Police... Read more
Most  wanted Nazi almost certainly died in Syria: Nazi hunting group
A Nazi war criminal who topped most wanted lists over the Holocaust is “almost certain” to have died in Syria four years ago, a Nazi-hunting group said yesterday. “I am almost certain that he´s no longer alive,” Efraim Zuroff, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre´s Jerusalem office, told the... Read more
I Am Too Nice For ‘Bigg Boss’: Meekal Zulfiqar
It seems that Meekal Zulfiqar is now becoming a bit of a household name in India with his drama, Aaina Dulhan Ka (original title Mirat-ul-Uroos), on Zee Zindagi. According to Times of India, the actor, while speaking to IANS over the phone, said that he prefers reality shows over... Read more
Power Consumers To Pay Additional Rs1.2bn As Govt Diverts Gas To Textile Industry
The power consumers will be paying Rs600 million per month during this winter, for minimum two months, even without using electricity of a 412MW power plant to enable the government to divert gas supply to the textile industry of Punjab. The consumers will have to bear the financial impact... Read more
Un identified Gunmen mass murder 36 in another northeast Kenya attack
Gunmen have massacred at least 36 quarry workers in a fresh attack in Kenya´s troubled northeast, police and the Red Cross said earlier today, the latest in a series of strikes in the  region bordering war-torn Somalia. The attackers sprayed bullets with automatic weapons where the workers were sleeping... Read more
Bangladesh court convicts British reporter of “contempt”
A Bangladesh court today  found an award-winning British journalist guilty of contempt for questioning the official death toll of three million in the country´s 1971 independence war. Judges from a special war crimes court ruled David Bergman´s blog in November 2011 had “hurt the feelings of the nation” and... Read more
I am too nice for ‘Bigg Boss’: Meekal Zulfiqar
It seems that  Meekal Zulfiqar is now becoming a bit of a household name in India with his drama, Aaina Dulhan Ka (original title Mirat-ul-Uroos), on Zee Zindagi. According to Times of India, the actor, while speaking to IANS over the phone, said that he prefers reality shows over... Read more
Taijul bowls hat-trick as Bangladesh whitewash Zimbabwe
Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam became the first cricketer to claim a hat-trick on his debut in a One-day International as he set up a five-wicket victory for Bangladesh over Zimbabwe yesterday. The win in Dhaka gave Bangladesh a clean sweep in the five-match ODI series against their fellow cricketing minnows.... Read more
Pakistan to take on England, Bangladesh in World Cup warm-ups
A series of World Cup warm-ups were announced on Tuesday with Pakistan facing Bangladesh and England, South Africa taking on Sri Lanka and New Zealand, and Australia against reigning champions India in series of matches before the big event. A total of 14 games will be played at Adelaide,... Read more
No breakthrough expected on bilateral dialogue with India: Sartaj Aziz
Pakistan does not expect any breakthrough on resumption of bilateral dialogue with India while the Modi-administration is in-charge of affairs, Adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz said Tuesday. Aziz was speaking to reporters after inaugurating the annual conference of the Pakistan... Read more
Qadri’s condition unsatisfactory
Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri, will leave the country for US on Wednesday after a team of doctors declared his health condition ‘unsatisfactory’. According to party sources, a panel of five doctors, comprising three Pakistanis and two foreigners, conducted medical checkup of the PAT chief who... Read more