Economy

  Flawless blue diamond sells for $24 million

GENEVA: A spactacular blue diamond, the largest in its category, fetched a total of $23.79 million (17.35 million euros) at a Christie´s auction in Geneva on Wednesday. The sale of the 13.22 carat rock known simply as "The Blue" came a day after Soth...

  Anger grows in Turkey as mine blast death toll hits 245

SOMA: Anger was growing across Turkey on Wednesday as hopes faded for scores of workers trapped in a collapsed mine and the death toll hit 245, edging it closer to becoming the country´s worst-ever industrial disaster. Thousands of protesters took to...

  Asia shares mixed after new Wall St record

HONG KONG: Asia´s markets were mixed on Wednesday, with another record-breaking close on Wall Street offset by profit-taking after the previous day´s healthy gains. The euro was under pressure after a survey showed German sentiment at an 18-month low...

  Oil prices up on hints of US crude exports

SINGAPORE: Oil prices extended gains in Asian trade Wednesday following comments by a top US energy official that the world´s biggest crude consumer is considering lifting a longstanding ban on exports. New York's main contract, West Texas Intermedia...

  15 dead, hundreds trapped in Turkish coal mine

ANKARA: Turkey’s government-run disaster and emergency management agency has raised to 15 the number of people killed in an explosion and fire at a coal mine in western Turkey. The accident Tuesday in the coal mine in Soma, some 250 kilometers (155 m...

  151 dead, many trapped in Turkish coal mine

ANKARA: An explosion and a fire Tuesday killed at least 151 workers at a coal mine in western Turkey and hundreds more remained trapped underground, government officials said as Turkey launched a massive rescue operation. Energy Minister Taner Yildiz...

  Turkey mine blast toll rises to 201: minister

SOMA: At least 201 people were killed and hundreds more remained trapped underground after an explosion and fire in a coal mine in the western Turkish province of Manisa, the energy minister said Wednesday. The toll came as rescue operations continue...

  Google self-driving car coming around the corner

MOUNTAIN VIEW: A white Lexus cruised along a road near the Google campus, braking for pedestrians and scooting over in its lane to give bicyclists ample space. The car eased into a turn lane, waited for a green light and a break in traffic, then cont...

  Microsoft to offer Kinect-less Xbox at lower price

NEW YORK: Microsoft said Tuesday it would sell a reduced-price version of its Xbox One console without the Kinect motion detection system. The move comes with Microsoft locked in a tough battle with Sony, which has been leading the game console marke...

  Flydubai to launch direct flights to Kandahar province

The UAE based airline – Flydubai is the for the first time start direct flights to southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan. The decision was taken during a meeting attended by Flydubai official Manish Gupta along with the Kandahar governor Dr. Tory...

  SBP to announce monetary policy on May 16

KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will announce country’s monetary policy on May 16, while the analysts said that the expectations relating to any cut in the discount rate has died down, media reported on Tuesday here. It may be recalled that the...

  PM approves Rs3.5 billion loan scheme

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif approving an interest free Rs3.5 billion loan scheme stated that loans were necessary to change the social life of the poor. Prime Minister Sharif chaired a high-level meeting here on Tuesday and received a deta...

  NTDC claims countrywide loadsheding ends temporarily

LAHORE: The National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) Tuesday claimed that countrywide electricity load shedding has stopped for the time being, media reported. NTDC said that with the weather turning pleasant after rains the gap between the ...

  Oil prices mixed

HONG KONG: Oil prices were mixed on Tuesday after rallying in the previous session in response to a vote in eastern Ukraine to break away from the country, fuelling fears of a civil war in the country. The US benchmark, West Texas Intermediate for de...

  China shares flat in morning trade

SHANGHAI: Chinese stocks were flat in morning trade Tuesday ahead of the release of economic indicators for April, including industrial production, dealers said. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged up 0.09 percent, or 1.90 points, to 2,054.7...

  Dollar edges up in Asia

TOKYO: The dollar edged up against the yen in Asia Tuesday following a record close on Wall Street while investors await the release of key economic data from around the globe. The greenback was at 102.20 yen in midday Tokyo trade, up from 102.09 yen...

  Italian navy says 14 dead in migrant shipwreck

ROME: At least 14 people died when a boat packed with migrants sank between Libya and Italy on Monday, in the latest shipwreck tragedy to hit the Mediterranean. The Italian navy said another 200 people had been rescued, while some media reports claim...

  Oil prices rise

SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose in Asia Monday after pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine claimed a majority of voters in a disputed referendum chose independence, raising fears of a civil war that could disrupt supply. New York´s main contract, West Tex...

  Electricity theft has become political issue: Abid

MULTAN: State Minister for Water and Power, Abid Sher Ali said on Monday that electricity theft in Pakistan had become a political issue. During a news conference held at the MEPCO office, Abid Sher Ali informed reporters that the present government ...

  US Embassy denies media funding

ISLAMABAD: The US Embassy has said that no funds were provided to any Pakistani media organization. A spokesman for the embassy said on Monday that professional opportunities are provided to different organizations including media and exchange of med...


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