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...
Root leads England to another win despite Sarfraz century
Joe Root’s 89 saw England to a four-wicket win over Pakistan in the second one-day international at Lord’s on Saturday. Victory put England 2-0 up in the five-match series after their 44-run rain-affected success at Southampton on Wednesday. Aggressive pace bowling, with Chris Woakes and Mark Wood taking three... Read more
Sarfraz ton takes Pakistan to 251
Sarfraz Ahmed’s second ODI century takes Pakistan to 202 – 5 in the second One-day International against England here at Lord’s on Saturday. Sarfraz made his second ODI hundred, first against England, off 124 balls with the help of six boundaries. Sarfaz came to bad when Pakistan three top-order batsmen returned at... Read more
Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah pays a late night surprise visit of Karachi
Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah undertook a surprise late night visit to different parts of Karachi. Shah visited Clifton, Quaidabad and Shah Faisal Colony late on Friday night and reviewed the security situation and ongoing development work. While talking to media on this occasion,  Shah expressed his... Read more
MTV to let stars loose in an unscripted awards extravaganza
The MTV Video Music Awards have long been more about the show than the actual winners, and this year the network will go all-out by letting the stars run wild. Stepping back from award ceremonies’ traditional penchant for down-to-the-second scripts, MTV producers said they have simply selected the artists... Read more
Bangladesh police shoot dead suspected cafe attack mastermind
Bangladesh police stormed a militant hideout just outside Dhaka Saturday, shooting dead three extremists, including the suspected mastermind of an attack on a cafe that killed 22 mostly foreign hostages last month. “We can see three dead bodies here,” senior police officer Sanwar Hossain told AFP. “Tamim Chowdhury is... Read more
Heavy monsoon rain cripples Lahore
Heavy monsoon rain crippled different areas, inundated roads and streets in Lahore on Saturday. According the media reports, scattered rain lashed Mall Road, Jail Road, Ferozepur Road, Shimla Pahari, Garhi Shahu among others areas. The Met Office recorded 20 to 56 mm rain in different areas of Lahore. Continuous rain... Read more
India to form task force after Rio Olympics flop
New Delhi will form a task force to prepare for the next three Olympics after India’s disappointing medal tally at Rio, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Friday. The special team of experts will chalk out a broad strategy to ensure effective participation of athletes in the 2020, 2024 and... Read more
Dollar rises following Yellen remarks on rate hikes
The dollar rose Friday against the euro, the yen and the British pound following remarks from the US central bank favoring a near-term increase in interest rates. In a much-anticipated address, US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the case had “strengthened” in recent months for a rate increase... Read more
Italy prepares for day of mourning as quake death toll hits 281
Italy prepared for an emotional day of mourning on Saturday with flags across the country to fly at half-mast in honour of the 281 victims of a devastating earthquake. Grieving families began burying their dead on Friday as rescue workers combing the rubble said they had found no new... Read more
MQM, Lyari gange war cons arrested in Karachi
Karachi Rangers have arrested three criminals  belong to MQM. According to sources, Ranger arrested MQM three cons from Liaquatabad area, whereas in a separate encounter with police two terrorists were injured in Manghopir. A large quantity of weapons and stolen motor bikes were also recovered from them. Four most wanted suspects linked with Lyari... Read more
Miami hotel bookings slow, airfares fall since Zika outbreak
Travellers have booked fewer hotel rooms in downtown Miami, and leisure airfares to the greater Miami area have inched down in the weeks since the Zika virus was detected there, data shows. Hotels sold 2.9 per cent fewer rooms in Miami’s central business district and northern neighbourhoods during the... Read more
MQM offices sealed, over dozen bulldozed in Karachi
Rangers and local administrative authorities continued to seal and bulldozed offices of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement. According to local news channels, 218 offices have been sealed and 13 were bulldozed since MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s speech led to an attack at a media house. Party’s Unit and Sector offices were... Read more
Fazl-ur-Rehman demands treason case against MQM
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam – Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman has demanded a treason case againt Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief and the party’s Karachi leadership. Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman while talking to media persons on Friday said that MQM was created by General Zia-ul-Haq and it was raised by General Pervez Musharraf. “Anti-Pakistan slogans... Read more
US seeks to soothe Turkey ties, press fight against Islamic State
The last time US Vice President Joe Biden flew to Turkey, in January, he had a stern message for President Tayyip Erdogan: his model of Islamic democracy was setting a bad example by intimidating media and threatening academics. But his tone was markedly different when he arrived in Ankara... Read more