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...
China plans to spend $115 billion on railways in 2017
China plans to spend 800 billion yuan ($115.09 billion) on building railways this year, the same budget as last year, to grow its network to 150,000 kilometers, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday. China plans to add 2,100 kilometres of track this year, mostly in its central and... Read more
New York thieves net $6 mn in jewelry on New Year’s Eve
Thieves rang in the new year in New York with a $6 million jewelry heist close to where thousands of police officers were deployed around Times Square for the annual midnight ball drop. Police were still searching Tuesday for the three alleged robbers seen on surveillance cameras at KGK... Read more
Israeli soldier who shot dead prone Palestinian guilty of manslaughter
An Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground posing no apparent threat was convicted of manslaughter on Wednesday after a trial that deeply divided the country. Sentencing is expected at a later date. He faces up to 20 years in prison.... Read more
Indian police investigate mass molestation
There is “credible” evidence that gangs of men sexually assaulted women at a New Year’s Eve celebration in Bangalore, Indian police said Wednesday, adding they have filed a criminal case over the incident. Praveen Sood, the police commissioner of Bangalore city, said an inquiry had been set up into... Read more
CJP takes suo motu notice of torture on Tayyaba
Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took suo motu notice of Tayyaba torture case. The Chief Justice has taken the notice following the media reports and directed Registrar Islamabad High Court to file a report of the case within 24 hours. The statement issued by Public Relations... Read more
Asad Umar grills Muhammad Zubair over privatization of Pakistan Steel Mill
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Asad Umar grilled his brother and Chairman of Privatization Commission Mohammad Zubair Khan over the privatization of Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) during a meeting of National Assembly’s Standing Committee. A video footage taken from a mobile camera shown on local news channel ‘Samaa News’ witnessed that... Read more
Ustad Fateh Ali Khan dies at 81
Ustad Fateh Ali Khan passed away here on Wednesday at the age of 81. Ustad Fateh Ali Khan was suffering from lung disease since the past two weeks. According to family sources, his body will be shifted to Lahore where he will be laid to rest. Ustad Fateh Ali... Read more
Azhar, Younis lead Pakistan fight back after big Aussie declaration
Azhar Ali and Younis Khan kept Pakistan afloat after rookie Peter Handscomb made it three centurions in Australia’s big first innings declaration at the third Sydney Test on Wednesday. The tourists, who have already lost the series after defeats in Brisbane and Melbourne, made a rocky start after Steve... Read more
White House ignores Trump’s Gitmo warning
The White House on Tuesday pledged to move ahead with the transfer of inmates out of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, rejecting President-elect Donald Trump’s demand for a freeze. With President Barack Obama set to leave office on January 20, White House spokesman Josh Earnest put Trump on... Read more
Violence in Pakistan drops 45 percent in 2016
Deaths linked to violence in Pakistan decreased significantly in 2016, dropping 45 percent compared with the previous year, a report released Tuesday said. Some 2,610 people lost their lives due to violence during the period compared with 4,647 in 2015, according to research by the Islamabad-based think tank, the... Read more
Shaan Taseer receives ‘credible’ death threats over Facebook post
A Christmas message calling for prayers for those charged under blasphemy laws has led to death threats against the son of a provincial governor killed five years ago for criticising the same laws. The hardliners have called for mass protests if police do not charge activist Shaan Taseer with... Read more