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...
Saudi king admitted to hospital
audi Arabia’s ailing King Abdullah, 91, was admitted to hospital on Wednesday for “medical checks,” the royal court said. The king, whose age and frequent hospitalisation have raised concerns about the future leadership of the key oil producer, was admitted to the King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh, a court... Read more
US releases five Guantanamo inmates to Kazakhstan
The United States has sent five detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay to Kazakhstan, marking a renewed push by President Barack Obama to close the controversial jail. Two Tunisian and three Yemeni inmates who had spent more than 11 years behind bars without ever being charged in a... Read more
Imran denies knot with Reham; mystery still unresolved
According to a British News paper Imran Khan has  married BBC weather girl, Reham Khan. The news paper claimed that Khan has married with Pakistani news anchor and former BBC weather girl, Reham Khan. On Wednesday the British Newspaper claimed that a colleague of now a political commentator in Pakistan,... Read more
PM announces cut in Oil Prices
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif  on Wednesday announced to slash oil prices prior to ushering in the new year. Sharif after Senate address talking to media said “We have reduced the price of petrol by Rs6.25/liter, HOBC Rs14.14, kerosene oil Rs11.26, light diesel oil Rs10.48, and High-speed Diesel by... Read more
New Year’s eve: All roads leading to Sea View will be blocked
Special arrangements for traffic for Wednesday night have been made in light of New Year eve, a handout issued by provincial authorities said. Road blocks will be erected approximately around 6:00pm today and the Sindh government has decided to deploy 7,000 policemen across Karachi. All routes leading to Sea... Read more
PIA flight escapes disaster at Lahore Airport
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight survived a disaster at Allama Iqbal International Airport here in Lahore on Wednesday. Sources reported that PIA flight PK-758, arriving from London, made an emergency landing at Lahore Airport after its landing gear was jammed. Two tyres of the aircraft were also jammed during the landing. Fortunately, all passengers and crew remained safe during the hard landing. The... Read more
Three policemen shot dead in Malakand
Militants have shot dead three policemen who went missing during an overnight search in northwest Pakistan, police said Wednesday. The incident took place in the mountainous town of Ailam in the district of Malakand, where Taliban militants are active. “Last night militants fired at a police patrol vehicle, after... Read more
Palestinian resolution defeated in UN SC after strong opposition by USA
The UN Security Council failed yesterday to adopt a resolution on Palestinian statehood that was strongly opposed by US. China, France and Russia were among the eight countries that voted in favor of the text, but the resolution fell short of winning the nine “yes” votes necessary for adoption... Read more
2 year old shoots mother dead
A woman was  shot and killed at a Walmart store in northern Idaho yesterday when her 2-year-old son pulled a loaded handgun from her purse that then shot her with it. The 29-year-old woman was shopping at a Walmart in Hayden, Idaho, with the toddler seated in her shopping... Read more
President rejects mercy appeals of 18 convicts
President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday rejected mercy appeals of 18 prisoners on death row, paving way for their execution. The death warrants for the condemned prisoners are likely to be issued at any time today after the President has rejected their mercy appeals. Earlier today, authorities hanged a man... Read more
Lakhvi challenges his judicial remand in kidnapping case
Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, alleged mastermind of 2008 Mumbai attacks, challenged his judicial remand in a kidnapping case on Wednesday. The suspect was sent on two-day judicial remand in the case shortly after he was released on bail in Mumbai attacks case. An anti-terrorism court had granted him bail on December 18 but he... Read more
NZ donates kit, funds to Peshawar school massacre survivors
Senior Pakistani batsman Younis Khan Tuesday delivered players’ kits and a financial donation from the New Zealand cricket team to the child survivors of Pakistan’s worst ever terror attack. Khan visited the army school in Peshawar where Taliban gunmen slaughtered 150 people on December 16, the vast majority of them children, where he met officials and some of the students. He... Read more
Legendary Miandad among ICC’s expert columnists for World Cup
Pakistan’s legendary former batsman Javed Miandad is among International Cricket Council (ICC)’s expert columnists for World Cup 2015. Javed Miandad, who played for Pakistan in six world cups from 1975 and 1996, is perhaps unarguably the best batsman Pakistan has ever produced. He scored six fifties and played key role in Pakistan’s World Cup triumph in 1992. Other ICC’s expert columnists include Aminul Islam (Bangladesh),... Read more
India captain Dhoni retires from Tests
India’s captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from Test match cricket shortly after his team lost a series against Australia. Dhoni had chosen “to retire from Test Cricket with immediate effect in order to concentrate” on 50-over and T20 cricket, said a statement from cricket authorities. The announcement... Read more