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  NASA launches carbon-tracking satellite

WASHINGTON: NASA on Wednesday launched a satellite designed to track carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas that is responsible for global warming. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 took off aboard a Delta 2 rocket at 2:56 am Pacific time (0956 GMT...

  Shahrukh Khan receives top French honour

MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan was on Tuesday bestowed with France´s highest civilian award for his contribution to cinema. The actor was honoured as a "Knight of the Legion of Honour" by French foreign minister Laurent Fabius at the Taj M...

  Jillani might be appointed CEC after retirement

Islamabad: Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani likely to be appointed as Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) after retirement on July 5th. Sources have confirmed that the government and opposition have reached an agreement to appoint Justice Tassadu...

  Belgium beat USA 2-1 to make World Cup quarter-finals

SALVADOR: Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku´s extra time goals fired Belgium past the United States with a thrilling 2-1 win and into the World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday. Belgium, the final piece of the Brazil 2014 last eight jigsaw, were rewarde...

  Sharapova stunned as Kerber downs former champ

LONDON: Maria Sharapova suffered more Wimbledon heartache as the French Open champion crashed to a shock 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 6-4 defeat against Germany´s Angelique Kerber in the fourth round on Tuesday. Sharapova famously won Wimbledon aged 17 in 2004, b...

  Chelsea agree Costa deal

LONDON: Chelsea have agreed to sign striker Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid, the Premier League club announced Tuesday. The Spain international had long been linked with a move to the London side and completion of the deal appears to be imminent aft...

  Weeping Serena in Wimbledon health scare

LONDON: US superstar Serena Williams was at the centre of a Wimbledon health scare on Tuesday when she appeared to be close to fainting in a doubles match with sister Venus before retiring after just three games. Serena, the 32-year-old world number ...

  Teenage Kyrgios stuns Nadal in Wimbledon

LONDON: Australia´s world number 144 Nick Kyrgios caused one of the greatest Wimbledon sensations on Tuesday when he sent world number one and 14-time Grand Slam title winner Rafael Nadal crashing to a shock fourth round defeat. The 19-year-old Kyrgi...

  Argentina beat Switzerland 1-0 to reach quarters

SAO PAULO: Argentina defeated Switzerland 1-0 in second half of extra time in a hard-fought knock-out match here on Tuesday.The only goal was scored in the 118th minute by Angel di Maria to take Argentina to the stage of quarter-finals in the Footbal...

  Federer advances to quarter-finals

LONDON: Roger Federer´s immaculate Wimbledon continued as he moved smoothly into the quarter-finals for the 12th time in his career on Tuesday by outclassing Spaniard Tommy Robredo. The Swiss, bidding for a record eighth title at the grassscourt slam...

  Players unconvinced by pink ball for day-night Tests

SYDNEY: The Australian Cricketers´ Association says the pink ball is not ready for day-night Tests and have cautioned administrators not to rush into the concept. Australia trialled night sessions using the pink ball during the domestic Sheffield Shi...

  Halep cruises, Lisicki survives scare

LONDON: Simona Halep booked her first Wimbledon quarter-final appearance as the Romanian third seed eased to a 6-3, 6-0 victory against Kazakhstan´s Zarina Diyas, while former finalist Sabine Lisicki also made the last eight after surviving an injury...

  ICC name hosts of mega events to be held from 2016 to 2023

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the names of the hosts for its various mega events to be played between 2016 and 2023. According to sources, cricket’s Big Three have distributed the hosting of all cricket events among the...

  NASA delays launch of satellite to track carbon pollution

WASHINGTON: A water flow problem on Tuesday forced the US space agency to postpone the launch of a satellite to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 was due to take off atop a Delta 2 rocket at...

  Murray made to work for Wimbledon last eight spot

LONDON: Defending champion Andy Murray was made to work for his place in the Wimbledon quarter-finals despite a straight sets win over Kevin Anderson on Monday. The British third seed, was tested by the big-serving South African, on a career-high ran...

  Cameroon to investigate World Cup match-fixing claims

BRAZIL: Cameroon are to investigate claims that seven of their players were involved in match-fixing at the World Cup, the country´s football federation FECAFOOT said on Monday. FECAFOOT said it had instructed its ethics committee to probe allegation...

  Djokovic into Wimbledon quarter-finals

LONDON: Top seed Novak Djokovic reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the sixth successive year with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) win over French 14th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Monday. Djokovic, the 2011 champion, will be playing in his 21st successive ...

  New Zealand beat West Indies for series win

BRIDGETOWN: New Zealand´s perseverance with their frontline bowlers paid off eventually as the visitors completed a 53-run victory over the West Indies in the last hour of the third and final Test match at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Monday. Despi...

  World cup top priority: Waqar Younis

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team’s head coach Waqar Younis claims that the World Cup is the biggest target but the series against Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Australia are also very important. Talking to media at Lahore the former fast bowler said that h...

  NASA to launch satellite to track carbon pollution

WASHINGTON: The US space agency is to launch on Tuesday a satellite that tracks atmospheric carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. The launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 is expected at 2:56 am Pacific ti...


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Feature / Analysis

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    After five weeks of Israeli bombing and invasion the United Nations re...

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