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  Guides, climbers cancel Everest expeditions after tragedy

KATHMANDU: Distraught Nepalese guides and climbers cancelled expeditions on Mount Everest Monday after at least 13 colleagues died in an avalanche, as anger mounted at poor payments for sherpas who take huge risks on the world´s highest peak. Sherpas...

  Al Hindi, first Saudi woman gets flying license

ISLAMABAD: A Thirty five year old Saudi women Hanadi Al Hindi has become the first licensed female pilot in the Kingdom who had battled kidney problems acquired licensing from the Jeddah based General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to fly planes ...

  Malaysia Airlines jet in emergency landing after tyre bursts

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early Monday in another blow to the flag-carrier´s safety image after the loss of flight MH370. Flight MH192, bound for Bangalore i...

  Two children killed in Hyderabad train accident

HYDERABAD: Two children were killed on a railway track after they were hit by a train in GOR colony on Sunday, media reported. Police said that the children were crossing the railway track when the train hit them. The bodies were shifted to a local h...

  UAE reports 12 new cases of MERS

ABU DHABI: Health authorities in the United Arab Emirates have announced 12 new cases of infection by the MERS coronavirus, but insisted the patients would be cured within two weeks. The health ministry said the cases were discovered during "routine ...

  'Capt. America' tops box office for third week

LOS ANGELES: Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp's new movie. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" added another $26 million to its...

  Kerber puts Germany into Fed Cup final

BRISBANE: Angelique Kerber put Germany into their first Fed Cup final in 22 years with a fighting victory over Australia´s Samantha Stosur in the semi-final in Brisbane on Sunday. World number seven Kerber fought back from dropping the opening set to...

  Champion O´Sullivan eases into second round

LONDON: Defending champion Ronnie O´Sullivan began his quest for a sixth world snooker title with a comfortable 10-4 first-round win over Finland´s Robin Hull at Sheffield´s Crucible Theatre on Saturday. O´Sullivan will play either Jamie Burnett or J...

  Suarez reaches historic 30-goal mark

NORWICH, United Kingdom: Luis Suarez scored his 30th Premier League goal of the season at Norwich City on Sunday, becoming the first Liverpool player to achieve the feat since Ian Rush in 1987. After giving Liverpool an early lead, Raheem Sterling te...

  Quigg downs South Africa´s Munyai to retain title

LONDON: Britain´s Scott Quigg retained his World Boxing Association (WBA) super-bantamweight title with a second-round stoppage of South Africa´s Tshifiwa Munyai in Manchester on Saturday. Fighting in front of what was effect a ´home town´ crowd, the...

  3 dead in Sukkur road mishap

SUKKUR:At least three people were killed and 15 others injured when a passenger bus over turned near Kalar Goth on Sunday. Rescue sources said that the dead and injured were taken to the Rohri and Sukkur hospitals. Identities of the dead and injured ...

  Musharraf's hospitalisation decision today after examination by doctors

KARACHI: Former president Pervez Musharraf, who arrived here from Islamabad yesterday night, is likely to be examined by the doctors today (Sunday), media reported. Pervez Musharraf is staying at his daughter’s residence located at Zamzama, DHA here....

  Northern Mexico plane crash kills 8

MEXICO CITY: A Hawker 800 jet crashed in northern Mexico late on Saturday, killing all eight people on board, the government of the state of Coahuila said. The plane came down in an industrial estate in the municipality of Ramos Arizpe, just north of...

  British filmmaker opens Moscow show under Ukraine shadow

MOSCOW: It was meant to be a highlight of a year-long British-Russian cultural exchange, but a huge multi-media exhibition by British filmmaker Peter Greenaway has failed to escape tensions over the Ukraine crisis. The event, which showcases the shor...

  Christians celebrate Easter with religious fervour

KARACHI: Christians celebrating Easter with great religious fervour and enthusiasm on Sunday amid tight security. Easter is the culmination of the 40-day Lent, which is a time of fasting, giving alms and repenting. Special midnight services were offe...

  Passenger coach overturned on National Highway; 18 dead

SUKKUR: A Karachi-bound coach overturned on National Highway near Sangi, killing at least 18 people including women and children while injuring several more, media reported. According to police, the passenger coach, moving from Dera Ghazi Khan to Kar...

  Steer clear of flu with vigorous exercise

Whether it's running, mountain biking or competitive sports, the benefits of exercise go far beyond promoting heart health. According to a recent British study, vigorous exercise could even help you to avoid catching the flu next winter. Intense phys...

  Sukkur coach overturn death toll rises to 42

SUKKUR: A Karachi bound passenger coach overturned on the National Highway near Sangi on Sunday morning killing 39 passengers. According to sources, the Karachi-bound passenger coach overturned when it tried to avoid an oncoming trailer. Polices sour...

  'Game of Thrones' pic got me suspended: professor

PARAMUS: A New Jersey professor claims he was suspended over an online photo containing a quote from "Game of Thrones" that he says a school official perceived as a threat. Francis Schmidt, who teaches art and animation at Bergen Community College, s...

  SpaceX launches Dragon capsule to ISS

WASHINGTON: Private US firm SpaceX launched its unmanned Dragon capsule to the International Space Station on Friday, its third trip carrying supplies and equipment to the orbiting lab. After three earlier delays, the Falcon 9 rocket and its Dragon c...


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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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