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  Paleontologists discover land herbivores' earliest ancestor

WASHINGTON: Paleontologists unearthed the oldest ancestor of land-dwelling herbivores with the discovery of a 300-million-year-old skeleton, shedding light onto plant eaters´ emergence on land, a study said Wednesday. A partial fossil of the animal, ...

  Chairman PEMRA Chaudhry Rasheed sacked

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has sacked chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chaudhry Rasheed, media reported. According to sources in the President House, President Mamnoon removed Chaudhry Rasheed as per the proce...

  Cannes film festival launches race for 2014 Palme d’Or

PARIS: Movies by David Cronenberg, Jean-Luc Godard, Mike Leigh and Ken Loach are among the films selected to compete for the top Palme d´Or prize at next month´s Cannes Film Festival, organisers said on Thursday. Just 18 of the more than 1,700 films ...

  Wawrinka waltzes through with Monte Carlo walkover

MONTE CARLO, Monaco: Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka earned a free trip into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday when Spain´s Nicolas Almagro retired before their third-round match with a foot injury. Australian Open winner Wawrinka, s...

  Real fans out on streets in celebration for Cup win

MADRID: Thousands of cheering Real Madrid fans welcomed their team back to the Spanish capital early Thursday after winning the Copa del Rey with a 2-1 victory over arch rivals Barcelona. Supporters, many wrapped in the club´s flag, cheered as the sq...

  Sports diplomacy to highlight Pakistani talent in UAE

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Special Envoy Ambassador Javed Malik said on Wednesday sports played an important role in connecting people and promoting a sense of healthy interaction aimed at building positive relations between the communities.“We alwa...

  National Women Softball Championship from Friday

RAWALPINDI: A three-day 11th National Women Softball Championship 2014 will be held at Pindi Cricket Stadium from Friday.In a joint announcement here, District Coordination Officer (DCO) Sajid Zafar Dall and Chairperson Senate Standing Committtee on ...

  Japan virtual star Hatsune to join Lady Gaga tour

TOKYO: Hatsune Miku, a computer-generated Japanese pop star who performs as a hologram, is to support some of Lady Gaga´s tour of North America next month, the US songstress has announced on Twitter. The pixel-perfect pop princess, whose voice is als...

  Umar Akmal ties knot with Abdul Qadir’s daughter

LAHORE: Promising middle order batsman Umar Akmal formally entered the wedlock with Noor Amina, daughter of former test cricketer Abdul Qadir, here Wednesday. The Nikah ceremony of Akmal was held few days ago in a modest ceremony that was attended by...

  Man City slips further out of title contention

MANCHESTER: The Premier League trophy could be out of reach for Manchester City after a 2-2 home draw with last-placed Sunderland on Wednesday that capped a demoralizing four days for title chasers. Samir Nasri´s 88th-minute equalizer at Etihad Stadi...

  Bale stunner delivers Cup joy for Madrid

VALENCIA: Gareth Bale scored a stunning individual goal five minutes from time to win the Copa del Rey for Real Madrid as they overcame Barcelona 2-1 at the Mestalla in Valencia on Wednesday. The Welshman had previously been wayward with a series of ...

  Pieterson declared unfit for Delhi’s opener

SHARJAH: Delhi Daredevils captain Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of their IPL campaign opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Sharjah on Thursday as his finger injury is yet to heal completely, according to a report. Pietersen, who was bou...

  Defending champion Mumbai stumble at first step

ABU DHABI: The seventh Indian Premier League (IPL) kicked with an emphatic 41-run win for Kolkata Knight Riders over Mumbai Indians, as the evergreen Jacques Kallis set the tone with a 46-ball 72 before Sunil Narine completed the task with four wicke...

  Crystal Palace beat Everton 3-2 to dent UCL hopes

LIVERPOOL: Crystal Palace dented Everton´s hopes of Champions League football next season following a 3-2 away win in the English Premier League on Wednesday. The Toffees had slipped into fifth place following Arsenal´s 3-1 win over West Ham on Tuesd...

  Real Madrid fans jam streets to celebrate Cup win

MADRID: Thousands of cheering Real Madrid fans welcomed their team back to the Spanish capital early Thursday after winning the Copa del Rey with a 2-1 victory over arch rivals Barcelona. Supporters, many wrapped in the club´s flag, cheered as the sq...

  T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian dinosaur hall

WASHINGTON: A Tyrannosaurus rex is joining the dinosaur fossil collection on the National Mall on Tuesday after a 3,000-mile journey from Montana. For the first time since its dinosaur hall opened in 1911, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural...

  Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 121

DAKAR:An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been linked to the deaths of more than 120 people, according to the latest World Health Organization count. There is no vaccine and no cure for the deadly virus, and its appearance in West Africa, far fro...

  At Tribeca, movies are only part of the story

NEW YORK: The Tribeca Film Festival is now a teenager. And like most teens, its eyes are on a lot of screens. The 13th annual New York festival, which debuts Wednesday night, will present not just 80-plus feature films, but also an "Innovation Week" ...

  Pfister, Depp reunite for sci-fi 'Transcendence'

LOS ANGELES: For more than a decade, cinematographer Wally Pfisterbrought director Christopher Nolan's cinematic visions to life. Now, he's the one calling the shots. His directorial debut, the new sci-fi mystery "Transcendence," has many elements of...

  Pakistani visual effects artist wins third Oscar

HOLLYWOOD: Pakistan national visual effects artist Mir Zafar Ali won Oscar for third time. Zafar’s latest work in Frozen, extremely liked by audience, especially the scenes in which Princes Elsa build her own ice palace. All visual presentations behi...


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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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