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...
Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed over cancer fears
Hollywood megastar Angelina Jolie announced Tuesday that she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed over fears of cancer, following her double mastectomy two years ago. The actress, who has lost her mother, grandmother and aunt to the disease, said she had the procedure last week after results... Read more
SC disposes of Kot Radha Kishan case
The Supreme Court on Tuesday disposed of the Suo-Moto notice case over killing of a Christian couple and directed the trial court for its speedy trial. The three-member bench headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali comprising Justice Dost Muhamamd Khan and justice Umar Ata Bandial resumed hearing of the... Read more
Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Federal Interior Minister, Tuesday said that he has not handed any documents to the British authorities regarding Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) or its supremo Altaf Hussain. “I only talked to British High Commissioner about a case registered against Altaf Hussain in Pakistan and record of... Read more
SHC rejects life ban petition for Aamer
Karachi: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday dismissed a legal petition seeking a life ban on fast bowler Mohammad Aamer, just weeks after he returned to domestic cricket following a spot-fixing suspension. The International Cricket Council (ICC) gave permission for the left-armer to return early to domestic cricket from... Read more
Automobile policy still to be finalized
The government has been engaged in the process of finalising a new auto policy for the past six months but has not been able to come up with a document that could satisfy both the investors and consumers alike. Pakistan’s market has room for expansion, which is reflected in... Read more
4 drivers kidnapped in Mastung district: Baluchistan
Gunmen seized four drivers at gunpoint in Mastung district, about 70 kilometres away from the provincial capital of Balochistan, yesterday. “The gunmen were riding on motorcycles. They opened fire on eight oil tankers in the Kirdgap area of Mastung,” a senior official of the Balochistan Levies told the media.... Read more
No knowledge of Mullah Fazlullah’s demise
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali said today that the government has no knowledge of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah’s death. “There is no confirmation on the killing of Mullah Fazlullah,” he said, while addressing the media in Islamabad.  The media quoted military sources late Saturday night as saying the... Read more
Fortunes to be made pooping gold
Scientists now believe that fortunes could be saved from going down the drain by extracting gold and precious metals from people’s poop. Sewage sludge contains traces of gold, silver and platinum at levels that would be seen as commercially viable by traditional prospectors. “The gold we found was at the... Read more
MSN reaches out into the android world
Microsoft yesterday unveiled partnerships with Samsung and other manufacturers, including QMobile, to install its services including Word and Skype on devices powered by the rival Google Android system. The move is part of a push by Microsoft, which has been lagging in efforts to get Windows-powered devices in the... Read more
PM claims PML-N govt. responsible for anti crime operation in Karachi
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said today that the credit for the operation against criminals in Karachi goes to the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N)-led government. The premier was meeting PML-N Members of National Assembly (MNAs) from Gujranwala, Sialkot, Narowal, Hafizabad and Gujrat at PM House, where he shed... Read more
Van Diesel names baby girl after late Paul Walker
Hollywood actor Vin Diesel vowed yesterday to keep Paul Walker’s memory alive after he revealed on NBC that he named his daughter Pauline. The actor who died on November 30, 2013 would now be part of Diesel’s newborn daughter’s life too as he proudly announced, ”I named her Pauline.” “There’s... Read more
Primary school principal sexually assaults 6 year olds in France
A primary school head master in France was arrested yesterday for allegedly tricking blindfolded pupils into oral sex during a workshop on ‘experiencing new tastes’. Revelations that the suspect obtained his job working with young children despite a 2008 conviction for possessing child pornography prompted France’s education ministry to launch... Read more
Lufthansa Airlines’s Airbus crashes: 142 feared dead
An Airbus operated by Lufthansa’s German wings budget airline crashed in a remote area of southern France early today  and all 148 on board were feared dead. The local La Provence newspaper said the Airbus A320 was carrying 142 passengers, two pilots and four cabin crew, citing aviation officials. A... Read more
New Zealand beat South Africa to reach World Cup final
Auckland: Johannesburg-born Grant Elliott hit a six off the penultimate ball to take New Zealand into their first World Cup final when they defeated the Proteas by four wickets in a rain-hit semi-final thriller at Eden Park on Tuesday. Elliott smashed Dale Steyn into the stands as the South... Read more