‘Victory’ for US astronauts on critical spacewalk to replace power box
Two US astronauts successfully completed Tuesday what NASA described as a “critical” spacewalk to repair a failed piece of...
Ariana Grande returns to US following Manchester bombing: report
Ariana Grande returned to the United States on Tuesday, one day after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at...
Five fallen Pakistani personnel to get UN medals on Int’l Day of UN Peacekeepers
Five fallen Pakistani peacekeepers are among the over 100 who will be posthumously honoured at the annual observance of...
‘Pashtun Cyber Army’ hacked KPK govt official website
The official website of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government has been hacked by a group ‘Pashtun Cyber army’. The hackers hacked kp.gov.pk with a message mocking Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan. The message read as “Shame on KPK people who elected a party run from Bani Gala,” Taking a jibe at the... Read more
Notable sports deaths in 2016
Sport review of notable sports deaths of the year: Muhammad Ali: ´Ali shook up the world – and the world is better for it´ – so said US President Barack Obama about Muhammad Ali, one of the iconic sporting heroes of the 20th century who died aged 74 after... Read more
Junaid Jamshed’s funeral prayers today
The funeral prayers of Junaid Jamshed will be offered today (Thursday) at Moin Khan Academy Ground DHA, Karachi. According to JJ’s wish, he will be laid to rest at Dar ul Aloom, Korangi. Maulana Tariq Jameel will  offer his funeral prayers and address the participants of the funeral. JJ’s mortal... Read more
Putin is world’s most powerful man, Trump in second: Forbes
Vladimir Putin was the world’s most powerful person for a fourth straight year in 2016, with US president-elect Donald Trump in second place, Forbes magazine said Wednesday in its annual rankings. “Russia’s president has exerted his country’s influence in nearly every corner of the globe,” the US business magazine... Read more
Pakistan, Russia hold ‘first-ever’ consultations on cooperation, connectivity
Pakistan and Russia have held their first consultations on regional issues here on Wednesday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the consultations, the whole range of regional issues as well as key areas of mutual interest including economic cooperation and connectivity were discussed, said a statement. The Russian... Read more
Yahoo says newly discovered hack hit one billion users
Yahoo said Wednesday more than a billion users may have had data stolen in a hack dating back to 2013 — separate from its previously disclosed breach affecting 500 million. “Yahoo believes an unauthorized third party, in August 2013, stole data associated with more than one billion user accounts,”... Read more
Rebels announce new evacuation deal for Aleppo civilians, wounded
Syrian rebel groups on Wednesday announced a new ceasefire deal that would see the evacuation of wounded people and civilians from opposition-held districts of Aleppo the following morning. But a source close to Syria´s government denied the development, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said hostilities were ongoing.... Read more
Australia win toss and bat in first Pakistan test
Australia captain Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bat first in the day-night opening test against Pakistan in Brisbane on Thursday. Australia were unchanged from the side that defeated South Africa in the dead rubber test in Adelaide, with spinner Nathan Lyon retained along with the pace... Read more
Fans divided as critics take sabres to Star Wars ´Rogue One´
Thousands of cinemagoers finally got to see the new Star Wars spin-off film on Wednesday as it opened across Europe, delighting some fans and critics, but being branded leaden and “lobotomised” by others. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” has already notched up the highest first day pre-sales ever... Read more
Maj Gen Mohammad Saeed appointed DG Rangers Sindh
Major General Mohammad Saeed has been appointed as Director General Sindh Rangers. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Nadeem Anjum has been appointed Inspector General Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan. Major transfers and promotions came in the military after former army chief General... Read more
PIA resumes flight operations to Gilgit
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)  has decided to resume flight operations to Gilgit. PIA has obtained a C-130 aircraft from Pakistan Air Force (PAF) for flight operations to Gilgit. Following the directions from the federal government the decision has been taken to operate via C-130. The flight to Gilgit PK-605... Read more