Pope Francis takes a rickshaw ride in Bangladesh
Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature enjoyed a rickshaw ride during a visit to St Mary´s Cathedral in Dhaka,...
Amazon brings Alexa from home to office in a new AI push
Amazon announced Thursday it is bringing its Alexa digital assistant to the workplace, expanding artificial intelligence (AI) efforts that...
Nine martyred, 30 injured in Peshawar attack
Eleven people were martyred and around 30 injured in a terrorists attack at the Directorate of Agriculture, Peshawar early...
‘Oh My God’, then ‘PK’, now ‘Dharam Sankat Mein’
Mubai: If Fuwad Khan’s “Dharam Sankat Mein” is any indication, Bollywood is in the midst of a theological crossroads. It certainly is debating the idea of God with more fervour than before. After 2012’s “OMG: Oh My God!” and last year’s “PK”, Khan’s film also focuses on religion and... Read more
‘Grateful’ PM Modi Grants Visa Power to Canada
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government announced on Thursday that Canadians would be granted visa on arrival. “We are delighted that Canadians will now find it easier to visit India with your government’s decision to issue visas on arrival,” Canadian Prime Minister Harper said, according to the Times of... Read more
Mahira Khan joins Shah Rukh Khan in Mumbai for Raees shoot
Our very own Mahira Khan has joined megastar Shah Rukh Khan and the rest of the cast and crew of her Bollywood debut film Raees in Mumbai. Mahira, who is in India for a 30-day schedule, will film scenes in Mumbai and Gujarat. Raees will have Shah Rukh play a Gujarati... Read more
Astronaut Hadfield to release first space album
Astronaut Chris Hadfield is taking music to intergalactic heights with the first album written and recorded in space. The debut album by the Canadian, 55, who skyrocketed to stardom in 2013 with his take of David Bowie’s “Space oddity” will be launched in the fall. “Space album! Happy to... Read more
Firefighters help 5-year-old boy who climbed 30-ft tree
Firefighters had to be called to help a 5-year-old Pennsylvania boy out of a tree after he climbed up 30 feet to see the inside of a squirrel nest. Mercedes Jones tells WJAC-TV her son, Landon, climbed the pine tree in Orchard Park in State College on Monday afternoon... Read more
Comedian Sami Shah lands BBC Radio show
You might have asked this question lately: where in the world is Sami Shah? The answer is: he’s planning to take over Britain with a new two-part BBC Radio 4 series called ‘A Beginner’s Guide To Pakistan’. “How did I land this gig?” says the home-grown comedian of ‘Black... Read more
In a string of commercial, light-hearted movies releasing this year, Wrong Number joins the club as the trailer promises some fun, mainstream cinema. The trailer starts off with Danish Taimoor in wacky clothes, professing his ambition to be an actor, followed by him running from numerous thugs around the... Read more
Vice-principal Debra Lobo of Karachi college shot, critically injured
Karachi:The vice-principal of the Jinnah Medical and Dental College’s student affairs wing was shot and critically injured on Shaheed-e-Millat Road, police said Thursday. Police identified the victim as American national Dr Debra Lobo, and said she was attacked by four unidentified gunmen as she left the college premises on... Read more
Pakistan not aware of Osama’s presence: ex-US ambassador
Los Angeles: Former US ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter has said that Pakistan probably didn’t know about Osama bin Laden as there is no evidence to suggest there was a link. Giving a talk at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs on re-envisioning US-Pak relations, the former ambassador presented... Read more
Air strikes kill 10 terrorists in Orakzai
Hangu: Ten terrorists were killed in fresh air strikes carried out by security forces on Thursday in Orakzai Agency bordering Afghanistan. According to ISPR, the aerial strikes left ten terrorists dead in Sheikhan area of the tribal region, destroying 12 hideouts of militants. Officials said six wanted terrorists were... Read more
Indonesian fighter jet catches fire on runway, pilot jumps to safety
Jakarta :An Indonesian fighter jet caught fire just before take-off on Thursday, prompting the pilot to jump to safety as flames and thick smoke engulfed the plane, officials said. The pilot escaped with minor injuries and is now being treated in hospital after leaping from the blazing F-16 aircraft, which... Read more
JC orders NADRA to submit forensic report within 3 days
In its first public hearing on Thursday, the Judicial Commission to probe alleged rigging in 2013 general elections ordered the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to submit forensic report of 37 constituencies within three days. The three-member commission headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk comprises Justice... Read more
Canadian diplomat’s teen son charged with murder in US
Miami: The 15-year-old son of the Canadian consul general in Miami was charged with murder on Wednesday after a shootout with suspected drug dealers that left his 17-year-old brother dead, court sources said. A grand jury in Miami-Dade County indicted the teen, Marc Wabafiyebazu, on first-degree murder charges. He was... Read more
Dangerous radioactive material stolen in Mexico
Mexico :Authorities issued an alert for several Mexican states on Wednesday after thieves snatched potentially deadly radioactive material used for industrial radiography. The iridium-192 source was inside a container when it was stolen on Monday from a truck in Cardenas, a town in southern Tabasco state, the interior ministry said... Read more