Toyota showcases humanoid robot that mirrors user
Japanese auto giant Toyota Wednesday showcased a humanoid robot that can mirror its user’s movements, a product it says...
NBC sacks newsman Matt Lauer over alleged sexual misconduct
NBC said Wednesday it has fired Matt Lauer, a well-known morning news anchor, for what it described as inappropriate...
North Korea fires ICBM, splashes in Sea of Japan: Pentagon
North Korea fired what the US Pentagon said appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed close...
Death toll in Shah Noorani Shrine bombing rises to 45
At least 45 people were killed and scores of others were wounded when suicide bomber ripped through the crowded Shah Noorani Shrine in Hub town of Balochistan’s Khuzdar District on Saturday evening, police said . The blast hit a crowd of worshippers participating in a ceremony at the shrine... Read more
Massive protest heaps pressure on South Korea president to resignation
Tens of thousands of men, women and children joined one of the largest anti-government protests seen in Seoul for decades on Saturday, demanding President Park Geun-Hye’s resignation over a snowballing corruption scandal. Police had planned for 170,000 people, but organisers said they expected a final turnout of up to... Read more
Starc gives Aussies hope after innings collapse
Mitchell Starc offered Australia a lifeline with an inspired spell after a record low home total against South Africa on an opening day of carnage in the second Test in Hobart on Saturday. The left-arm pace spearhead put the brakes on the Proteas with three wickets in 10 balls... Read more
Gwadar Port opening ceremony tomorrow
The opening ceremony of Gwadar port will be held tomorrow (Sunday). According to sources, top military brass and ambassadors of 15 countries are likely to attend the ceremony. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Balochistan Governor and Chief Minister will also be present on... Read more
KPK govt decides to distribute Sehat Insaaf Health Cards
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government has decided to distribute Sehat Insaaf Health Cards on the pattern of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP). The decision was made in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pervez Khattak in Peshawar. Speaking on this occasion, the Chief Minister said the cards would be... Read more
Australia 43-6 at lunch in 2nd S. Africa Test
Australia: Australia were 43 for six after being sent into bat at lunch on the opening day of the second Test in Hobart against South Africa on Saturday. The Australians were all at sea on a seaming wicket with Vernon Philander taking three for three before he left the... Read more
Iranian films to be screened in Pakistani cinemas
The Pakis­tani cinemas are all set to screen Iranian films after a ban on Indian content in the country. The move came in a bid to save the declining Pakistan film industry and restore its glory. The industry was previously functional with screening of Indian movies but after the... Read more
4 killed, 14 wounded in explosion at US base in Afghanistan: NATO
At least four people were killed and 14 others wounded in an explosion that struck the largest US military base in Afghanistan early Saturday, NATO said, without specifying the victims’ nationalities. “An explosive device was detonated on Bagram Airfield resulting in multiple casualties. Response teams at Bagram continue to... Read more
Zuckerberg among Facebook users mistakenly declared ‘dead’
Facebook accidentally declared its founder Mark Zuckerberg and many other users dead on Friday, acknowledging after fixing the problem that it had committed a “terrible error.” “For a brief period today, a message meant for memorialized profiles was mistakenly posted to other accounts,” a Facebook spokesperson told AFP. “This... Read more
Protests rumble on as Trump shakes up transition team
Donald Trump shook up his White House transition team Friday, putting running mate Mike Pence in charge and naming a cohort of Washington insiders — and three of his children — to help nail down picks for his future cabinet. The reshuffle came as anti-Trump protesters spilled onto the... Read more
Syrian army and allies advance in Aleppo
Syrian government troops and their allies advanced on Friday in a district of western Aleppo captured last month by rebels, a Syrian military source and an insurgent official said. The Syrian military source said the pro-government forces had completely retaken the al-Minian district and had advanced in the neighbouring... Read more
LEAs detain PPP’s Faisal Shaikh in Karachi
Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) detained Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) local leader Faisal Shaikh  in Karachi during a raid on his residence late on Friday. According to local news channel ‘Samaa News’,  LEAs officials in plain-clothes arrived at Faisal Shaikh’s Nazimabad residence and took into custody. Shaikh brother, Sohail Shaikh while... Read more
KU student, policeman killed in target killing
A Karachi university student and a policeman were killed while two others critically injured in a fresh wave of target killing in Karachi late on Friday night. According to police and rescue sources, target killer opened fire at three students from Karachi University (KU) in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Block 4. As... Read more
Pakistani film singer A. Nayyar passes away
Pakistani film playback  singer A. Nayyar passed away on Saturday night after a prolonged illness. According to family sources, Nayar, 66,  died due to heart attack. The deceased left behind three grieving daughters and widow. Nayar was born on September 17, 1950, Arthur Nayyar shot to fame after his... Read more