Daesh ´executed´ 116 in Syria town revenge campaign
Daesh has executed dozens of civilians this month in the Syrian desert, a monitor said Monday, in a gruesome...
Justin Timberlake to headline Super Bowl halftime show
Grammy Award-winning pop singer Justin Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in February, 14 years after a...
Neymar sent off but Cavani salvages PSG draw at Marseille
Neymar was sent off before his team mate Edinson Cavani proved his worth once again with a last-gasp equaliser...
Pakistani-American Kumail Nanjiani makes Hollywood debut
Growing up in Pakistan’s chaotic megacity of Karachi, Kumail Nanjiani never imagined he would one day star in a Hollywood rom-com, let alone be a leading man in Donald Trump’s America. “The Big Sick,” opening in selected cinemas on June 23, brings to the big screen the real-life story... Read more
Uber’s open COO job in the spotlight amid leadership void
With Chief Executive Travis Kalanick taking a leave of absence from Uber Technologies Inc, the vacant job of chief operating officer takes on a lot more importance as the company frames the position as the key to solving its woes. Kalanick, under fire for crass behavior and fostering a... Read more
Mayweather, McGregor agree to August super fight
Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor — the kingpins of their respective sports — announced Wednesday they would fight on August 26 in Las Vegas. The 40-year-old Mayweather announced the fight on his Instagram account with a graphic saying “IT’S OFFICIAL!!!” showing pictures of... Read more
US lawmaker, others shot on baseball field by man angry with Trump
A man who had posted angry messages against President Donald Trump and other Republicans on social media opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game on Wednesday, wounding a senior US House member and three other people. The gunman, a 66-year-old Illinois man, fired repeatedly at... Read more
Dylan accused of lifting passages of Nobel lecture
A writer has charged that rock legend Bob Dylan lifted sections of his Nobel Prize lecture from SparkNotes, the free online study guide aimed at students. Dylan, the surprise winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, last week delivered a long-awaited lecture that was a requirement to receive the... Read more
Federer ‘not shocked’ by Haas loss
Roger Federer insisted he was not shocked by his defeat to 39-year-old Tommy Haas at the Stuttgart grass court tournament on Wednesday in his first match after almost three months out of action. Haas, a former world number two but now down at 302, won 2-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-4... Read more
At least 20 people being held hostage in Somalia’s capital after suicide bomb attack
Gunmen were holding at least 20 people hostage in a restaurant in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Thursday, police said, after a suicide bomber rammed a car next door and militants stormed inside in an attack claimed by Al Shabaab militants. Police cordoned off the whole district surrounding Mogadishu’s Pizza... Read more
Fire engulfs London tower block, at least 12 dead, dozens injured
A blaze engulfed a 24-story housing block in central London on Wednesday, trapping residents as they slept and killing at least 12 people in an inferno that the fire brigade said was unprecedented in its scale and speed. More than 200 firefighters, backed up by 40 fire engines, fought... Read more
Imran submits details of money trail in SC
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has submitted documents containing detail of money trail of to purchase Bani Gala residence in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. According to the documents, Jemima transferred $275,678 and $217,000 in Rashid Khan’s account on July 29 and April 8, 2002, respectively. The Supreme Court... Read more
Pakistan thrash England in Champions Trophy semi-final
Pakistan booked their place in the Champions Trophy final with a crushing eight-wicket win over England in Cardiff on Wednesday. Set just 212 to win, Pakistan finished on 215 for two. Pakistan will now face title-holders India in Sunday’s final at the Oval if their arch-rivals beat Bangladesh in... Read more