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...
New federal cabinet will sworn tomorrow
The newly elected prime minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi,  cabinet will sworn tomorrow (Friday) morning at 9 AM. The President Mamnoon Hussain will administer the oath ceremony. Following the oath-taking the first session of the cabinet will be chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. According to sources, the newly federal... Read more
IHC to hear petition seeking Nawaz’s name on ECL on Aug 7
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will hear a petition seeking for placing Nawaz Sharif on the Exit Control List (ECL) on Monday. In a petition filed on Thursday, the petitioner plead for putting Nawaz, his children, son-in-law, and Ishaq Dar on the ECL. The petition has also pleaded freezing... Read more
Father of Afghan robotics girl killed in mosque attack
The father of an Afghan girl who represented her country in a robotics competition in the United States died in this week´s Herat mosque attack, her family said Thursday. Fifteen-year-old Fatema Qaderyan was part of the six-member team of Afghan teenage girls who won hearts across the globe when... Read more
Neymar on verge of record-breaking move to PSG: agent
Neymar’s record-breaking 222 million euros ($263 million) transfer from Barcelona to Paris St-Germain is set to be completed this week with the French club poised to pay his release clause. Neymar’s agent Wagner Ribeiro was quoted on Spanish radio as saying PSG would pay the fee specified in the... Read more
Staying alive: WhatsApp finds new uses in conflict zones
These days, the word on the street in war-torn Syria is that hospitals are best avoided – even if you´re injured. “Sometimes we hear that people feel the home is safer than the hospital,” said Mohamed Elamein, an information officer at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Gaziantep, Turkey,... Read more
Imran urges supporters not to target Gulalai’s sister
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan urged supporters to refrain from targeting former party member Ayesha Gulalai’s sister. In a tweet on Thursday, Imran requested his supporters to immediately refrain from targeting Gulali’s sister. My request to all PTI supporters is to immediately refrain from targeting Ayesha Gulalai’s sister.... Read more
Andre De Grasse injured, will miss world championships
Andre De Grasse suffered an injury in training Monday and will miss the upcoming world track and field championships. Andre De Grasse’s coach, Stuart McMillan has also confirmed to CBC. In a statement at Facebook on Wednesday, De Grasse said “The entire year this 100m race in London was my focus.... Read more
Nawaz to challenge verdict, will file petition in SC
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will challenge the Panama Papers case verdict in court. According to ‘Geo News’ an appeal will be filed in the next few days and a separate constitutional petition will also be filed. The constitutional petition will request the chief justice for a full bench, added... Read more
‘To see Stalin’: Latest WWII film aims to stir up Russians
A group of Soviet mechanics slog through a muddy forest on a mission that would eventually help change the course of World War II: reaching dictator Joseph Stalin. Among them is an engineer who wants to convince the Kremlin leader that a new tank he has designed can transform... Read more
Creators behind ‘Game of Thrones’ stir race controversy with ‘Confederate
What if the South had won the American Civil War? That is the premise behind a newly announced show on cable network HBO that has sparked a heated backlash in a country still grappling with the legacy of slavery and its generational impacts on African Americans. Unveiled in mid-July,... Read more
At 96, Prince Philip begins his retirement
After a lifetime of public service by the side of his wife Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip will finally retire on Wednesday at the age of 96. The Duke of Edinburgh will attend a parade of Royal Marines at Buckingham Palace, the last of 22,219 solo public engagements since... Read more
US successfully tests ICBM following N. Korea missile launch
The US military conducted a test Wednesday of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), officials said, just days after North Korea conducted its own ICBM launch. Tests at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California are typically scheduled weeks or even months in advance, but this one came at a... Read more