Ehsanullah Ehsan confession statement
Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) has released a video confessional statement of former Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) and Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) spokesman...
Serena to be back on the court after baby
Superstar athlete Serena Williams late Tuesday promised she would be back on the court after becoming a mom, with...
Uber wants to launch ´flying cars´ by 2020
Uber said Tuesday it wants to launch a system of flying cars to move people around cities, with a...
Pakistan win toss, elect to bat first against England in first ODI
Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat against England in the first One-day International at The Rose Bowl. England has included Ben Stokes and fast bowler Mark Wood. Pakistan made one change, with left-arm quick Wahab Riaz replacing Hasan Ali. Pakistan opted against recalling leg-spinner Yasir Shah. Pakistan Team: Azhar... Read more
Angry Birds maker Rovio plans movie sequel
Finnish mobile game and animation maker Rovio Entertainment Ltd said on Wednesday it made a profit in the first half of the year and was planning a sequel to its successful Angry Birds Movie. Rovio’s adjusted operating profit in the first six months of 2016 was 5.7 million euros... Read more
German economy performs better than expected
Strong foreign trade and buoyant consumption drove Germany’s economy, Europe’s largest, to better-than-expected growth in the second quarter, federal statistics office Destatis said on Wednesday. Gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.4 percent between April and June, adjusted for seasonal, calendar and price effects — twice as fast as... Read more
At least 73 dead as devastating earthquake hits central Italy
A powerful earthquake that rocked central Italy on Wednesday left 73 people dead and the total is likely to rise, the country’s civil protection unit said in the first official death toll. “There are still so many people under masonry, so many missing,” said Immacolata Postiglione, the head of... Read more
World’s largest pearl emerges in Philippines
A poor Philippine fisherman found what is thought to be the world’s largest pearl, but hid it under his bed for a decade without knowing its worth, local authorities said. The man found the 34-kilogramme (75-pound) pearl inside a giant clam that was snagged by his anchor as he... Read more
Iran arrests 450 social network users
Iran has “arrested or summoned” around 450 social media users over their online activities, a website linked to the powerful Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday. Gherdab, the cyber arm of the Guards, said the people targeted administered pages on social networks including smartphone applications such as Instagram, Telegram and... Read more
Uber all set to launch in Karachi
Uber Technologies Inc is set to launch its ‘UberGo’ service in Karachi on August 25. The UberGo service in Karachi will be in Clifton, Saddar Town, Jamshed Town, Gulshan-i-Iqbal Town, Liaquatabad, North Nazimabad, Gulberg Town, Malir Town and Korangi. Head of Pakistan Expansion Zohair Yousafi said, “Thousands of people have... Read more
Court dismisses money laundering charges against Axact CEO
A local court in Karachi dropped charges of money laundering against Shoaib Shaikh, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Axact. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) charged the Axact CEO and directors over money laundering of  Rs.270 million to Dubai. The court, after hearing FIA officials dismissed all charges against the accused... Read more
SC adjourns suo-moto case of illegal appointments in NAB
The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned hearing of the suo-moto case regarding illegal appointments in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) till third week of September. The three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Qazi Faez Isa heard the case. The Chief Justice... Read more
Wasim Akhtar elected as Karachi mayor
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Waseem Akhtar elected as Karachi’s mayor here on Wednesday. According to unofficial results, Wasim Akhtar, has been elected as mayor of Karachi whereas MQM candidate Arshad Vohra was elected as Deputy Mayor of Karachi. In Hyderabad, Tayyab Hussain of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was elected as mayor... Read more
Woman forced to remove clothes after burkini ban in France
An angry debate over a ban on burkinis in France was further stoked as images of a veiled woman surrounded by police on a beach in Nice went viral. The series of photos published by British media showed a woman dressed in leggings, a tunic and headscarf lying on... Read more
MQM chief delegates powers to Raabta Committee
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief has delegated powers to Raabta Committee (Coordination Committee). In a statement, MQM chief on Wednesday stated that he respects the sentiments of Dr. Farooq Sattar and other party leaders in the press conference on Tuesday. “As founder of MQM, I hand over all powers regarding policies... Read more