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Azhar moves up in ICC rankings; Yasir, Pakistan retain positions

Azhar moves up in ICC rankings; Yasir, Pakistan retain positions

Sports Desk   Right-handed batsman Azhar Ali moved one place up to the seventh position in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Test batsmen’s rankings after Pakistan beat West Indies on Saturday to claim a historic series win in West Indies. Pakistan had never beaten West Indies in the Caribbean in a Test series but retired […]

People are convinced that Avril Lavigne is dead

People are convinced that Avril Lavigne is dead

By Entertainment Desk It’s back again! Conspiracy theories regarding death and resurrection of celebrities are far too common. If it’s not Tupac Shakur then it’ll be Britney Spears; you start counting and the list goes on. The latest theory to take over the internet by storm is that Canadian singer, Avril Lavigne, actually died in […]

China calls for restraint after North Korea missile launch

China calls for restraint after North Korea missile launch

China called on Sunday for restraint and for no party to do anything to exacerbate tension after North Korea fired a ballistic missile in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons program. “Relevant Security Council resolutions have clear rules about North Korea using ballistic missile technology to carry out launches. China opposes relevant launch […]

Eurovision 2017: Portugal’s ballad wins contest

Eurovision 2017: Portugal’s ballad wins contest

Entertainment Desk Portugal have won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in the competition’s history. Salvador Sobral, 27, won with his love ballad Amar Pelos Dois, which was written by his sister. He said on receiving the trophy: “We live in a world of fast food music. This is a victory for music… […]

North Korea launches ballistic missile

North Korea launches ballistic missile

Seoul (News Agency)North Korea launched a ballistic missile from the northwestern part of the country early Sunday, the South Korean Joints Chief of Staff said. This is the first provocative move from North Korea since South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office last week. Moon has advocated dialogue with North Korea to denuclearize. The US […]

White House defends Trump invitation to Duterte despite human rights criticism

White House defends Trump invitation to Duterte despite human rights criticism

Desk Report WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s decision to invite Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to Washington, saying his cooperation was needed to counter North Korea, even as the administration faced human rights criticism for its overture to Manila. Trump issued the invitation on Saturday night in what the […]

Sixty aid workers forced to flee S.Sudan fighting: UN

Sixty aid workers forced to flee S.Sudan fighting: UN

By AFP JUBA, SUDAN:  A surge of fighting in eastern South Sudan has forced 60 aid workers to flee, the UN humanitarian agency said on Saturday, hurting efforts to help civilians in the famine-hit nation. An increase in violence nationwide has seen thousands flee in the past two weeks, including more than 16,000 from the […]

Muslim woman forced to remove hijab at airport in Rome

Muslim woman forced to remove hijab at airport in Rome

By News Desk A Muslim woman said on Friday she was forced by airport security staff in Rome to remove her hijab to get on a flight to London. Aghnia Adzkia, an Indonesian citizen, also filmed her experience at Ciampino Airport where she said she faced discrimination as a Muslim since she saw the staff […]

North Korean official blames Trump for rising tensions on Korean Peninsula

North Korean official blames Trump for rising tensions on Korean Peninsula

News Desk North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol told the Associated Press that Pyongyang will not “keep its arms crossed” in the face of a possible preemptive strike by the U.S. Han warned North Korea will “go to war if they choose.” “If the U.S. comes with reckless military maneuvers then we will […]

Foreign officials to be given visas only after full documentation: interior ministry

Foreign officials to be given visas only after full documentation: interior ministry

Our Desk The interior ministry on Thursday ordered all relevant government departments to strictly follow immigration rules pertaining to the entry, exit and stay of all foreign officials in Pakistan. In a meeting chaired by Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar, it was decided that all departments, including Civil Aviation, Immigration, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, […]

United Airlines CEO sorry for ‘horrific’ passenger removal

United Airlines CEO sorry for ‘horrific’ passenger removal

By Reuters United Airlines Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz on Tuesday issued an apology for the treatment of a passenger dragged from aboard one of its flights before takeoff on Sunday. “I want you to know that we take full responsibility and we will work to make it right,” Munoz said in a statement, reversing […]

Analysis: Kulbhushan Yadav’s RAW move

Analysis: Kulbhushan Yadav’s RAW move

Anaylysis Kulbhushan Yadav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel is a man the Indian media has been looking for. The arrested Indian citizen personifies counter-terror policy of Ajit Kumar Doval, India’s National Security Advisor and a proud spymaster. For the opposition parties, Kulbhushan offers a good reason to attack Modi government’s handling of the case. Indian Media on […]

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