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  Actually, kids are getting heavier in the US: study

WASHINGTON: Contrary to recent reports, America's children are still struggling with obesity and there has been no decline in the epidemic among young people, US researchers said Monday. In fact, the problem is getting worse in a small subset of the ...

  Woman complains to police about marijuana quality

LUFKIN: Police in East Texas have arrested a woman after she called them to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had purchased from a dealer. Lufkin police Sgt. David Casper said Monday that an officer went to the home of 37-year-old Evely...

  Dir Bala: Landslide hitting a house feared buried 11 persons

DIRBALA: At least eleven persons feared to have been buried as landslide hit a house at Kalkot Kohistan, while rescue teams have left for the scene of incident on Tuesday here, media reported. Local sources said that the incident occurred last night ...

  Army trainer jet crashes, 2 pilots martyred in Gujranawala

GUJRANAWALA: The pilot and co-pilot were martyred as a Pakistan Army trainer aircraft crashed here due to a technical fault. According to sources the aircraft caught fire during a training flight and crashed.Inter Services Public Relation (ISPR) said...

  PM approves appointment of Iqbal Mehmood as IG Sindh

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has granted approval to the appointment of Iqbal Mehmood as Inspector General (IG) Sindh, media reported Monday. According to sources, Iqbal Mehmood is a Grade-21 officer of police group. Iqbal Mehmood had earli...

  Lexi Thompson wins Kraft Nabisco

RANCHO MIRAGE, California: Lexi Thompson went after it at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, smashing driver on every hole she could. Michelle Wie reined in her power, hitting conservative fairway-metal stingers and only occasionally letting loose with ...

  India dominate ICC’s World T20 team selction

MUMBAI: Paceman Lasith Malinga was the only member of Sri Lanka´s World Twenty20-winning side to earn a place in the International Cricket Council (ICC) team of the tournament, as vanquished Indian players dominated the selection. Sri Lanka broke a f...

  Sri Lankans celebrate after WorldT20 win

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka´s cricket fans took to the streets to celebrate their team´s World Twenty20 title on Sunday, waving flags, cheering and lighting firecrackers. Sri Lanka chased down India´s modest 130-4 in 20 overs in the final for its biggest cric...

  Pakistan was offered to be part of Big Four: Sethi

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, Najam Sethi revealed that before the formation of the ‘Big Three,’ Pakistan was offered to be part of the ‘Big Four.’ Speaking to the media prior to his departure for Dubai, the PCB chairman said eight ...

  Everton down Arsenal to keep European dream alive

LIVERPOOL: Everton struck a huge blow in the battle to qualify for the Champions League with an emphatic 3-0 victory over Arsenal at Goodison Park on Sunday. Strikers Steven Naismith and Romelu Lukaku both scored for Everton in the first half, while ...

  Liverpool back on top after controversial win

LONDON: Liverpool moved a step closer to the Premier League title in controversial fashion as Steven Gerrard´s penalty sealed a 2-1 victory at West Ham and capped a miserable afternoon for referee Anthony Taylor on Sunday. Gerrard fired Liverpool bac...

  Umar Akmal’s temper tantrums continue

LAHORE: The Akmal brothers are getting into the habit of making headlines for all the wrpnf reasons. Memories of the traffic warden episode had not yet faded in people’s mind that Umar Akmal once again threw his temper tantrums. This time around he t...

  Pakistani, Iran to hold joint naval drill in Hormuz Strait

TEHRAN: Pakistani naval vessels have arrived at the southern Iranian port of Bandar Abbas for an upcoming joint naval drill. The report Sunday by Iranian official news agency quoted Iranian Rear Adm. Shahram Irani as saying the fleet will have presen...

  Mass polio vaccine campaign launched after Iraq case

BAGHDAD: Authorities launched a massive polio vaccination campaign on Sunday in Iraq, Syria and Egypt after health officials found a suspected case of the virus in a young boy near Baghdad. The five-day campaign aims to vaccinate more than 20 million...

  Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

WASHINGTON: Chances are you've heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry. But to uncover food poisonings? The nation's disease detectives are beginning a program to try to outsmart outbreaks ...

  Coaster overturns on motorway; 20 hurt

PIND DAD KHAN: A coaster overturned on motorway near Bhera interchange on Monday morning, injuring 20 passengers, rescue sources said. According to the rescue sources, the incident took place when the driver of the coaster dozed off that resulted in ...

  Atif Aslam live performance rocks Dallas

DALLAS: Famous Pakistani singer Atif Aslam and a Bollywood playback singer Shalmali Kholgade presented an electrifying musical night, hosted by FunAsia Entertainment at Fair Park Hall in Dallas Downtown. Though, the event was attended by Men, women a...

  Gas cylinder explosion injures three in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A gas cylinder exploded in Khana Bridge area of the federal capital in the wee hours of Monday, leaving three people injured, rescue sources said. According to rescue sources, the explosion took place in a basement of a marriage hall locat...

  'Captain America' sets April record with $96.2M

LOS ANGELES: Disney and Marvel could be one of the finest teams around. Continuing the success of their superhero franchise, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has set a record as the biggest domestic April release ever. The Disney sequel debuted ...

  Philly skyscraper-sized Tetris game wows hundreds

PHILADELPHIA: Hundreds of Tetris fans had a little fun Saturday with a big version of the classic video game. The Philadelphia skyscraper-sized version created a spectacle against the night sky that organizers hoped inspired onlookers and players to ...


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Feature / Analysis

  • Conflict, Violence Harsh on Afghan, Pakistani Women

    ISLAMABAD: Prolonged conflicts in Pakistan and Afghanistan have had a ...

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  • Feature: Afghan women still suffer from discrimination and poverty

    MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan: Although women's rights have seen conside...

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  • Afghanistan: Building a Vision Of Hope and Change

    Afghanistan is creating a positive future for itself. Sixty per cent o...

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  • Analysts See Promising Trends From Afghan Election

    WASHINGTON: While uncertainty remains over the outcome of the Afghan e...

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Opinion

  • Detention of Taliban commander by UAE disrupts Afghan peace talks

    KABUL: A former Taliban commander involved in peace negotiations with ...

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  • In Afghanistan, childhood is often a full-time job

    It's estimated that at least a quarter of Afghan children work, despit...

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  • America’s Last Task in Kabul

    WASHINGTON: Until now, fighting the Afghan war has been an American pr...

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  • ‘The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014’ by Carlotta Gall

    In 2012, I rode in a white Toyota Corolla past upscale villas and cafe...

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