Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros...
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and...
Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state news agency IRNA, the first flight will leave on Dec 18 from Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport. The development is seen as yet another step to enhance connectivity between the people... Read more
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros (£0.74 million) in image rights in 2013 and 2014, a court filing showed on Wednesday. The Croatia international is the latest La Liga player to be caught up in a... Read more
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and increasing pressure on US President Donald Trump to deal with the nuclear-armed nation. Trump, who has vowed to halt North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, spoke with Chinese President Xi... Read more
Bubble trouble? Bitcoin tops $11,000 after $1,000 surge in 12 hours
Bitcoin zoomed past $11,000 (£8,185.50) to hit a record high for the sixth day in a row on Wednesday after gaining more than $1,000 in just 12 hours, stoking concerns that a rapidly swelling bubble could be set to burst in spectacular fashion. After soaring more than 1,000 percent... Read more
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 has uses as varied as elderly care and disaster response. The T-HR3 can be controlled by a wearable system that allows users to operate the entire robot in real-time by... Read more
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 sexual behaviour in the workplace. Lauer’s co-host Savannah Guthrie announced his termination at the beginning of Wednesday’s “Today” program. “This is a sad morning here at ‘Today’ and at NBC... Read more
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 to Japan on Wednesday, Pyongyang’s first test launch since sending a missile over its neighbour in mid-September. North Korea fired the missile a week after US President Donald Trump put... Read more
Pak behaviour towards Taliban unchanged despite Trump statement: US general
The top US general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan’s support for militants so far, despite President Donald Trump taking a tougher line against Islamabad. US officials have long been frustrated by what they see as Pakistan’s reluctance to act against... Read more
Pak Army’s role in focus as protestors end Faizabad Dharna
When protestors of a religious party signed an agreement with the government on Monday to end a crippling blockade of Islamabad, the text of their deal concluded by thanking the army chief who it said had “saved the nation from a big catastrophe”. Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid has... Read more
AC Milan turn to Gattuso to bring back glory days
Fallen Italian giants AC Milan made combative former player Gennaro Gattuso their new boss on Monday after sacking Vincenzo Montella following a disappointing start to the season. The seven-time European champions released Montella after a goalless draw against Torino on Sunday left them seventh in Serie A, 18 points... Read more
FIA arrests four NADRA employees over fake CNICs for foreigners
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested  four employees of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) over fake CNICs. The employees have been arrested  for creating illegal identity cards during a raid Monday evening at the organisation’s office in the city’s Defence locale, it said. The arrested NADRA employees... Read more
Suicide attack targets area southeast of Baghdad
Two attackers shot several civilians on Monday in the Nahrawan area southeast of Baghdad before one blew himself up and the other was killed by security forces, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said, without providing official casualty figures. Local media reported at least 17 people were killed and 28 wounded.... Read more
Five American women who married royalty
US actress Meghan Markle, who is to wed Britain’s Prince Harry next year, will become the latest American to marry into a royal family. Here’s a brief look at five other American women who became princesses or queens: Grace Kelly Actress Grace Kelly was at the peak of a... Read more
South African self-defense trainer crowned Miss Universe
A South African woman who helps train women in self-defense was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday at the pageant held in Las Vegas, with Miss Colombia and Miss Jamaica also making it to the final three. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, 22, who unleashed a big smile when she won, hails from... Read more