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...
Five killed in a road accident near Sukkur
At least five people were killed and 18 others injured when a Karachi-bound passenger bus overturned at Sanghi near Sukkur. According to rescue and police sources, the victims include three women and a child. The bodies were shifted to hospitals for autopsy. Police said the passenger bus overturned due... Read more
Azhar breaks Majid Khan’s record in Australia after 44 yrs
Azhar Ali hit the highest score by a Pakistan batsman in Australia as the tourists pounded the home bowlers on the third day of the second Test in Melbourne on Wednesday. Azhar passed Majid Khan´s previous highest score of 158 posted in Melbourne 44 years ago with a four... Read more
PM inaugurates 340 MW Chashma Nuclear Power Plant
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has inaugurated 340 MW Chashma Nuclear Project – III. Chashma Nuclear Project – III is joint venture of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC). Chashma Nuclear Project – III is third project after successful operation of Chashma-I and Chashma-II projects. Chashma –... Read more
Pakistan to secure $1 bn in Chinese financing for roads
Pakistan expects to secure soft loans from China of about $1 billion this week for three road projects in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a Pakistani official said on Tuesday. The roads lie on the western route of CPEC, a $55 billion network of roads, rail links, power plants... Read more
U.S. appeals court revives Clinton email suit
In a new legal development on the controversy over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails, an appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling and said two U.S. government agencies should have done more to recover the emails. The ruling from Judge Stephen Williams, of the U.S.... Read more
India bans foreign funds of 20,000 charities
India’s government has banned some 20,000 charities from accepting overseas funds because they failed to comply with the rules. Without the licences the NGOs will not be able to receive overseas donations, which could likely impair their day-to-day operations. That leaves only 13,000 NGOs with licences in India where... Read more
Erdogan accuses West of backing Daesh, breaking promises in Syria
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said the West was breaking promises in Syria, accusing Ankara´s partners of backing “terror groups” including IS (Daesh) militants in the country. At least 37 Turkish soldiers have died in Turkey´s major incursion inside Syria since it was launched in August to... Read more
Pakistan to form overseas advisory council
Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) has formed seventy five members Overseas Pakistanis Advisory Council. The decision was taken in the137th meeting of the Board of Governors chaired by Chairman OPF Barrister Amjad Malik in Islamabad on Tuesday. Addressing the meeting, the Chairman OPF Board of Governors, Barrister Amjad Malik said that... Read more
Star Wars actor Carrie Fisher dies at 60
Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” films and later endured drug addiction and stormy romances with show business heavyweights, died on Tuesday, her daughter said through a family spokesman. “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her... Read more