Asia / Pacific

Brad Pitt met Shah Rukh Khan and a whole lot of Bollywood secrets came out

Brad Pitt met Shah Rukh Khan and a whole lot of Bollywood secrets came out

By IANS Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan says Hollywood could, someday, take over Bollywood if the latter doesn’t work on skills like screenplay, marketing and use of technology. “If we don’t hone up a few areas, especially script writing, screenplay, marketing, professionalism and technology, we will be taken over by Hollywood,” Shah Rukh said. Shah […]

Muslim man, Jewish woman pray together at tribute to Manchester attack victims

Muslim man, Jewish woman pray together at tribute to Manchester attack victims

By Reuters MANCHESTER:  A Muslim man comforted an elderly Jewish women and the pair prayed together at a floral tribute in the centre of Manchester in a symbol of the city’s unity following a suicide bomb attack which killed at least 22 people. Sadiq Patel came and comforted Renee Rachel Black, who was visibly upset, […]

Pakistani student bashed, left in a pool of blood in Australia

Pakistani student bashed, left in a pool of blood in Australia

By News Desk On Friday night, Pakistani-American student Mehreen Ahmad was found unconscious, lying in a pool of her own blood in the stairway of an apartment building in Perth, Yahoo7 News reported. Mehreen, who had moved to Australia two years ago to study primary school teaching, was allegedly bashed in the head by a guy […]

Court orders repatriation of 350 Indian fishermen

Court orders repatriation of 350 Indian fishermen

By Zubair Ashraf KARACHI:  A court in Karachi on Tuesday ordered repatriation of 350 Indian fishermen after they pleaded guilty of fishing in Pakistani territorial waters. Judicial magistrate Salman Amjad Siddiqui visited the district jail in Malir to indict the fishermen, who have been detained since January 27. Cases were registered against them under Sections 3/4 […]

Indian woman ‘forced to marry Pakistani man’ repatriated

Indian woman ‘forced to marry Pakistani man’ repatriated

By News Desk Indian national Uzma who alleged she was forced and duped into marrying a Pakistani man was repatriated to her country on Thursday following court orders. Indian external affairs ministers Sushma Swaraj welcomed Uzma as she returned to India via the Wagah border. “Uzma – Welcome home India’s daughter. I am sorry for […]

Taiwan’s gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

Taiwan’s gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

By AFP BEIJING, CHINA:  Taiwan’s giant step towards allowing same-sex marriage has reverberated across Asia, but activists warn the fight for equality isn’t over in a region where gay sex remains illegal in some countries. Challenges to an Asia-wide embrace of same-sex unions were highlighted by this week’s caning of two Indonesian men as punishment […]

Norway urges India, Pakistan for dialogue on Kashmir issue

Norway urges India, Pakistan for dialogue on Kashmir issue

By News Desk The Norwegian Foreign Minister, on Tuesday, called for dialogue between Pakistan and India to resolve the Kashmir issue, Radio Pakistan reported. Borge Brende made the comments in response to a motion tabled by leader of the Christian Democratic Party, Knut Arild Hareide on the human rights violations being committed by the Indian forces […]

Why Ivanka, Melania Trump covered up in Rome but not Saudi Arabia

Why Ivanka, Melania Trump covered up in Rome but not Saudi Arabia

US First Lady Melania Trump raised eyebrows as she arrived at the Vatican on Wednesday to meet Pope Francis, wearing a veil which she chose to forego during her trip to Saudi Arabia. Melania, who is accompanying Donald Trump on his first foreign tour since he became president, wore a long-sleeved Dolce & Gabbana black dress and a black veil, […]

Bahrain police open fire on Shia sit-in

Bahrain police open fire on Shia sit-in

Bahrain police on Tuesday opened fire on a long-running sit-in in support of a leading Shia cleric in the Sunni-ruled Gulf state, hit by years of unrest. Eyewitnesses told AFP there were multiple civilians wounded in the raid targeting the months-long sit-in in Diraz, the hometown of cleric Isa Qassim. Qassim was sentenced on Sunday […]

India bars Pakistan from participating in upcoming Pro Kabaddi League

India bars Pakistan from participating in upcoming Pro Kabaddi League

News Reporter India has barred Pakistani players from taking part in the upcoming Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) in which players from 16 countries will participate, Hindustan Timesreported. Indian Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Monday asserted that no players from Pakistan will be allowed to take part in the upcoming Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) “unless Pakistan […]

Good-looking scientists perceived as ‘less able’: study

Good-looking scientists perceived as ‘less able’: study

By AFP MIAMI:  People are more interested in learning about the work of attractive scientists, but they see these good-looking researchers as less able than their average-appearing counterparts, a study suggested on Monday. The report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [PNAS] highlights the biases that come with judging people on looks, […]

Pakistan to continue extending moral, diplomatic support to Kashmir

Pakistan to continue extending moral, diplomatic support to Kashmir

By News Desk Leader of the House in Senate, Raja Zafarul Haq, said Pakistan will continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Indian occupied Kashmir, reported Radio Pakistan. He was addressing a ceremony to pay tribute to martyred Kashmiri leaders, Maulvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone, in Islamabad. […]