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...
Portrait of a “Loving Addict”
Photo credits: Umme Hamdani A hairy unkempt man crawling towards the poster of his favourite model and kissing it in absolute rapt silence. Second after second. Minute after minute. He left the pic. Walked away. And then started back, went down on his hands and knees to kiss the... Read more
Negligence: Zoo director accepts blame for animal deaths
Karachi: The deaths of eight animals at the Karachi Zoo during the recent heatwave are being blamed on the apathetic attitude of the technical staff and caretakers. The zoo director, Muhammad Faheem Khan, admitted that if there was any carelessness with regards to the animals, it was from their... Read more
Man, 73, rides Ohio roller coaster for 12,000th time
A 73-year-old man has taken his 12,000th ride on his favourite roller coaster at King’s Island amusement park in Ohio. The park says Gary Coleman of Monfort Heights took the milestone ride in the front row of the Diamondback roller coaster on Monday. The retired minister has made 493... Read more
Memon holds K-Electric, govt responsible for Karachi deaths
Karachi: Sindh Information Minister and PPP leader Sharjeel Memon said on Sunday that K-Electric and federal government are responsible of deaths in Karachi due to heatwave. Talking to media after inquiring health of patients at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Memon said that most of the people of older age became... Read more
HSBC Bank Oman agrees to sell Pakistan business to Meezan Bank
Dubai: HSBC Bank Oman has agreed to sell its banking business in Pakistan to Meezan Bank , a sharia-compliant Pakistani lender, it said on Sunday. The deal, which is subject to regulatory and other approvals, is expected to be completed during the second half of 2015, the bank said... Read more
Exports again fall short of target
Islamabad: Pakistan’s export of merchandise fell short of target by over $2.8 billion in the outgoing fiscal year. It was the third consecutive year in which the ruling PML-N failed to achieve the export target. The government had projected an export target of $27bn for 2014-15, but actual export... Read more
Three including two children died in road accident
Islamabad: Three persons including two children, standing alongside the road, were crushed to death by a speeding car which hit them after veering out of control here at Zero Point on Sunday, police said. A 52-year old man Waris was standing alongside the road with his grandsons and grand... Read more
Air strikes in northwest Pakistan kill 10 militants
Bannu : Air strikes killed at least 10 suspected militants in Pakistan’s northwestern Shawal Valley on Sunday, intelligence officials said, more than a month after security forces moved in on Pakistani Taliban strongholds in the region. The deeply forested ravines are a key smuggling route between Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan,... Read more
Court reserves verdict on Imran’s defamation case
Islamabad: A district and sessions court on Saturday reserved its judgment on the defamation suit filed against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran khan on a plea of Imran’s counsel who argued that he had challenged in Islamabad High Court (IHC) a fine by this court earlier. Iftikhar Chaudhry had earlier... Read more
Kuwait arrests driver of bomber in IS mosque attack
Kuwaiti police have arrested the driver who transported a suicide bomber to a Shiite mosque where he blew himself up, killing 26 and injuring 227 in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, the official KUNA news agency said. Authorities have also detained the owner of the house... Read more
Azhar stands in way as Sri Lanka dent Pakistan
Azhar Ali kept Pakistan afloat with a fighting unbeaten 85 as Sri Lanka tightened their grip on the second Test at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Sunday. Pakistan, who trailed by 177 runs after the first innings, lost two important second innings wickets in the morning session... Read more
Waheed Noor’s funeral takes place in Muzaffarabad
The funeral prayer of Waheed Noor, a resident of Rawalakot, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) who was killed in a bomb blast in a police van while being taken to the Srinagar Central Jail following a court appearance in Sopore on June 20, was offered at the Rawalakot Airport... Read more
Dior oozes ‘bourgeois cool’ at Paris men’s fashion week
Dior declared summer 2016 the season of “bourgeois cool” at Paris men’s fashion week on Saturday, while Balmain decked out its models as old-fashioned adventurers. Balmain’s young creative director Olivier Rousteing, dubbed “Mr Popular” by Vogue, presented an exploration-themed collection for the French luxury label’s first ever menswear catwalk... Read more
Bill Gates hopeful of AIDS vaccine in 10 years
Billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates, who spends millions of dollars on AIDS drug development, said Friday he hoped for a vaccine against the disease within the next decade as a cure remains far off. “Probably the top priority is a vaccine. If we had a vaccine that can protect... Read more