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  High Commissioner to UK decides to retire

LONDON: Pakistani High Commissioner to United Kingdom Wajid Shamsul Hassan has decided to retire. He would likely to hand over his charge to the Deputy High Commissioner in a week. According to sources, Imran Mirza would be an acting Pakistani High C...

  Calls for action as world faces fork in climate road

PARIS: A stark warning by UN scientists of menacing climate change prompted demands Monday for urgent action to curb greenhouse-gas emissions even as a global pact remained elusive. Scientists, politicians, envoys and green groups united in calls for...

  Fire tenders struggling to control fire

LAHORE: A fire erupted on the fourth floor of commercial plaza at Kalma Chowk on Tuesday here, media reported. Sources said that the fire is fast spreading to engulf the entire plaza, while only one fire brigade vehicle struggling to control the fire...

  England bowl against Netherlands

CHITTAGONG: England won the toss and chose to bowl first in their final game of the 2014 World T20 game against Netherlands in Chittagong. With the fate of both sides already decided, England might have been expected to provide some opportunities to ...

  New Zealand win toss, put Sri Lanka into bat

CHITTAGONG: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum won the toss and chose to bowl in the virtual quarter-final in Chittagong, expecting dew to form later in the evening, though it had not arrived at toss time. Dew has influenced several Chittagong matc...

  Hingis wins 1st doubles title since 2007

KEY BISCAYNE: Martina Hingis won her first doubles title in seven years when she and Sabine Lisicki beat Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 4-6, 6-4, 10-5 on Sunday at the Sony Open. The doubles title was the 38th for Hingis, a former No. 1 player,...

  Kiwis bowl out Sri Lanka for 119

CHITTAGONG: New Zealand bowled out Sri Lanka for 119 in 19.2 overs in their Group-1 match of the Super-10 Series in the fifth World Twenty20 here at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Monday. Winning the toss, New Zealand captain Brendan McCullum s...

  World T20: Netherlands defeat England

CHITTAGONG: The Netherlands upset 2010 champions England with a 45-run victory in their Super-10 group one match at the World Twenty20 in Chittagong on Monday. England, chasing a modest 134-run target, were bowled out for 88 in 17.4 overs in their la...

  Djokovic beats Nadal to win 4th Key Biscayne title

KEY BISCAYNE: Novak Djokovic stretched like a rubber band to hit a backhand. He sprinted into the other corner and scooped out forehands as if he was wielding a shovel. He ran forward to slice a ball off his shoetops. And he flicked a difficult half-...

  Liverpool beats Spurs 4-0, tops Premier League

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool took advantage of an inept defensive display by Tottenham to cruise to a 4-0 win at Anfield on Sunday and return to the top of the Premier League for the first time since December. An eighth straight win for Liverpool was never s...

  Sri Lanka beat New Zealand to reach semi-finals

CHITTAGONG: Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 59 runs in a low-scoring World Twenty20 Super-10 group one match in Chittagong Monday to cruise into the semi-finals. New Zealand were bowled out for their lowest Twenty20 total of 60 in 15.3 overs in the fin...

  Condition of Musharraf’s mother improving

DUBAI: The condition of former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s mother is improving. Zarin Musharraf was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at the W.W.Wilson Hospital in Sharjah on Saturday. According to hospital sources, 95-year-old Zari...

  Musharraf’s mother in critical condition: sources

DUBAI: Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s mother is admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a Sharjah hospital, where sources said that her condition is critical. Doctors said that her treatment would continue in the ICU, the sources...

  Experts create intelligent 'plaster' to monitor patients

PARIS: Medical engineers said Sunday they had created a device the size of a plaster which can monitor patients by tracking their muscle activity before administering their medication. Methods for monitoring so-called "movement disorders" such as epi...

  Romee Khan to perform in India

HOUSTON: Texan of Pakistani dissent and local musical talent Romee Khan will be performing at numbers of music concerts in India. The first concert is planned to be on 7th of June in Ahmaabad after which several cities will host Romee Khan for his ma...

  Test accurately rules out heart attacks in the ER

WASHINGTON: A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients. A large study in Sweden found that the blood test plus the usual ele...

  Denzel Washington on 'Raisin' and Sidney Poitier

NEW YORK: The Denzel Washington you meet backstage at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre is not exactly living a glamorous Hollywood life. He's more like a college kid during finals. He wears a black Yankee cap, black sweat pants and blue sneakers. There ar...

  Heart attacks rise after clocks go forward: study

WASHINGTON: Turning the clocks forward an hour in the spring for daylight saving time is followed by a spike in heart attacks on the Monday afterward, said a US study on Saturday. But when the clocks fall back and people gain an hour of sleep, there ...

  Outrage as US comedian mocks Asian Americans

NEW YORK: Social media erupted in outrage and counter-attacks Friday after US comedian Stephen Colbert used language that mocked Asian Americans in what was intended as an anti-racist jibe. Colbert, who is liberal but parodies a blustery conservative...

  Woolly creatures join tourists in Louvre Museum

PARIS: It's not every day that you can stand in line at the Louvre Museum next to a flock of live sheep. But that's what happened to tourists Friday caught up in a protest by small farmers beneath the glass pyramid of the Paris museum. Louvre officia...


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Feature / Analysis

  • SMOG IN INDIA, CHINA IS CHANGING WEATHER PATTERNS IN US, FINDS STUDY

    Man-made air pollution in Asia is exacerbating climate change and link...

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  • Amid construction boom, Myanmar starts to build disaster resilience

    YANGON, Myanmar: The Sule Pagoda Road in downtown Yangon is famous for...

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  • EPA scores big win to limit mercury in power plants

    The Environmental Protection Agency took home a sweeping victory Tuesd...

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  • Asian Pollution Boosts Pacific Storm Power

    Pollution from China's coal-burning power plants is pumping up winter ...

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Opinion

  • Coal Returns to German Utilities Replacing Lost Nuclear

    What’s a beleaguered utility to do when forced by the government to cl...

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  • US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study

    A study, to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journalPersp...

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  • An unequal battle

    WHILE going to the Karachi Press Club to attend a press conference cal...

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  • Turtles Change Migration Routes Due to Climate Change

    CAHUITA NATIONAL PARK, Costa Rica : The critically endangered hawksbil...

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