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...
Kashmiri students chant pro-Pakistan slogans in Srinagar IOK
Clashes broke out in Indian Occupied Kashmir earlier today when Kashmiri students chanted pro-Pakistan and pro-freedom slogans at the venue of a marathon in Srinagar, local media reported. Footage showed university students at chanting “Pakistan! Pakistan!” and pro-freedom slogans at the venue of the ‘Big Kashmir Marathon’ in Hazratbal... Read more
10ft long python snake killed in Bagh-i-Jinnah
A 10-foot python was killed at the Bagh-i-Jinnah by its staff early on Saturday. Officials of the Punjab Wildlife Department claimed the reptile was killed in self-defence. The department has so far not challaned any of those who killed the reptile despite the fact that it fell in the... Read more
Mayweather retires unbeaten: Equal’s Rocky’s record
As Mayweather tied heavyweight Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record by beating Andre Berto in Las Vegas, Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao Pacquiao tapped an off-key tune on his iPhone while lounged in bed. “What I do when I’m bored. Hehe,” Pacquiao captioned the Instagram post, which got 36,000 likes in... Read more
Arab woman all set for mountaineering expedition in Pakistan
The first Arab woman mountaineer, who conquered Mount Everest, now plans to climb one of the 7,000-metre peaks in Pakistan. Suzanne Al Houby termed Pakistan a fascinating place blessed with mountains offering unique opportunities for mountaineering. She pointed out that Pakistan had five out of the total 14 (8,000... Read more
Sindh government manages to wrest 5,522 acres back from UAE citizen
The Sindh government has finally taken back possession of a huge tract of hilly land in Thatta from a citizen of the United Arab Emirates some four years after the expiry of an initial lease. In the light of a Supreme Court order, the Sindh Land Utilisation Department cancelled... Read more
Rangers nab 6 MQM target killers: Kill 5 criminals
Karachi Rangers and Police in targeted operations in several locations killed four terrorists and a wanted criminal late on Saturday. According to Rangers spokesman, the paramilitary force launched an overnight action in Lyari area on the basis of intelligence report. The miscreants opened fire at the security men as soon as... Read more
Gruesome guests: Megabats take over fruit trees in rural Sindh
 The “Katcha” areas of Piryalo are reluctantly playing hosts to a large number of megabats, who have arrived seemingly from nowhere and have occupied most of the trees that bear fruits. These megabats have taken over most of the mango and date trees in the katcha areas of Piryalo,... Read more
Saudi king vows to determine cause of pre-Hajj crane tragedy
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman vowed earlier today to find out what caused a crane collapse that killed 107 people at Makkah’s Grand Mosque ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage. The Hajj, a pillar of the Muslim religion which last year drew about two million faithful, will take place despite... Read more
Fresh pictures reveal Pluto’s stunning geological diversity: NASA
New, high-resolution images of the surface of Pluto beamed from NASA’s ‘New Horizons’ spacecraft reveal unparalleled geographical variety — from soaring mountains to sand dunes to frozen ice floes, scientists said Saturday. “Pluto is showing us a diversity of landforms and complexity of processes that rival anything we’ve seen... Read more
Finance Minister lauds SBP’s policy rate cut
Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar earlier yesterday appreciated the decision by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to reduce Policy Rate by 0.5 percent and said it would boost business and economic activities in the country. “The decision reflects stability in the economy and that record low inflation of... Read more
Tom Cruise’s plane crashes in Colombia, 2 crew members dead
A small plane carrying crew members from a Tom Cruise movie crashed in Colombia. According to CNN, the plane crashed due to foggy and cloudy conditions in the Colombian mountains. Two crew members aboard including a prominent Hollywood stunt pilot killed in the crash. Universal Pictures in a statement said... Read more
Saudi Binladin Group claims Macca Crash an “act of God”
An engineer for the Saudi Binladin Group, the developer, told AFP the crane was installed in “an extremely professional way” and there was no technical problem. “It was an act of God”, he said. Saudi Binladin Group belongs to the family of the late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.... Read more
Saudi Arabia issues list of Pakistanis injured in Makkah accident
Around 24 Pakistanis were injured in the crane crash, taking place on Friday in Haram Sharif, Makkah Mukarramah, that left total 107 people dead and 238 injured. The tragic incident took place as a crane installed at the under-constructed building, fell down hitting the pilgrims. The Embassy of Pakistan... Read more