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  2014 Pulitzer prize: Public service prize went to WP, Guardian reporters

NEW YORK: The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced at Columbia University on Monday. As was expected by many, the Public Service prize went to the Washington Post and Guardian reporters behind last year's NSA revelations, based on the documents...

  Lady Gaga, Psy to perform at S Korea festival

SEOUL: US pop diva Lady Gaga is slated to perform at a summer music festival in South Korea, where her first show two years ago received an adult-only rating from state censors. The festival, to be held at Seoul´s Olympic stadium on August 15-16, wil...

  Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

WASHINGTON: Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-2...

  Ronchi, Craig in NZ squad for West Indies tests

WELLINGTON: Former Australia wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi and offspinner Mark Craig are the only new caps included in the New Zealand cricket team named Tuesday to play three tests in the West Indies in June. New Zealand-born Ronchi played four one-day i...

  Tendulkar, Ganguly to own football franchises

MUMBAI: Former Indian cricket captains Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were on Sunday announced as co-owners of franchises in a new professional football league on the subcontinent. The announcement was made by organizers of the Indian Super Leag...

  IOC welcomes Saudi end to girls´ sports ban

GENEVA: The International Olympic Committee on Sunday urged the Saudi government to push forward with moves to lift a ban on sports in girls´ state schools. The conservative Muslim kingdom´s consultative Shura Council last week recommended an end to ...

  Kaneria’s appearance at cricket event violates ban

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is likely to face some questions from the ICC after one of its senior officials was spotted at a private match in Houston, USA where banned Test leg-spinner Danish Kaneria also played. A friendship series of T20 ma...

  Spain pip Brazil as World Cup´s most expensive squad

RIO DE JANEIRO: Spain, Argentina and Brazil have the most expensive squads of the 32 sides competing in the World Cup in June, Brazilian financial daily Valor reported on Monday. The squad of reigning champions Spain is worth an estimated 486.9 milli...

  Fognini dices with defeat but survives in Monte Carlo

MONTE CARLO, Monaco: Italy´s Davis Cup hero Fabio Fognini rediscovered his game just in time to produce a 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 comeback over Joao Sousa to progress to the Monte Carlo Masters second round on Monday. The tenth seed who helped his nation into ...

  Royals bowl over Christchurch with cricket display

CHRISTCHURCH: Cricket and high fashion may seem strange bedfellows, but Prince William´s wife Kate combined both with aplomb on Monday in New Zealand when she showed off her batting skills in heels. The duchess and duke of Cambridge faced off in a li...

  Flamengo scores late to win Rio state title

SAO PAULO: Flamengo scored in stoppage time to draw 1-1 with Vasco da Gama on Sunday and win the Rio de Janeiro state championship for a record 33rd time. Midfielder Marcio Araujo scored the equalizer in the first minute of injury time to give Flamen...

  Space station launch Monday despite dead computer

CAPE CANAVERAL: The International Space Station is about to get some fresh groceries and material for an urgent repair job. An unmanned SpaceX rocket is on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral. It´s scheduled to blast off at 4:58 p.m. Monday (2058 GMT) w...

  Thousands evacuated, 11 dead in Chile blaze

VALPARAISO: More than 10,000 people were evacuated Sunday as an army of firefighters battled a killer blaze that tore through parts of Chile´s historic port of Valparaiso and left at least 11 people dead. The fire, which started in woodland Saturday,...

  At least 36 dead in Mexico bus crash: official

XALAPA: A bus slammed into the back of a badly parked trailer-truck and burst into flames in Mexico Sunday, killing at least 36 people and injuring four others, authorities said. Most of the roof and tires of the bus were reduced to ashes by the high...

  Appoint HEC chairman within 15 days: IHC

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered the government to appoint the Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) within 15 days, media reported. IHC Justice Shaukat Siddiqui was hearing the appointment of chairman HEC case here. Federal sec...

  'Hunger Games' top winner at MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES: "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" earned the prize for best film at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards, besting even top Oscar winner "12 Years a Slave." "Hunger Games" stars also took home some of the night's biggest awards. Jennifer Lawre...

  Hull reaches 1st FA Cup final in 110-year history

LONDON: Hull reached the FA Cup final for the first time in its 110-year history as the Premier League side twice came from behind to beat third-tier club Sheffield United 5-3 in a lively encounter on Sunday. After winning world football´s oldest cup...

  Atletico extends lead, Diego Costa injured in win

BARCELONA: Diego Costa was carried off with a bloody leg after scoring Atletico Madrid´s second goal in a 2-0 win at 10-man Getafe on Sunday, although the team said its star striker escaped without a serious injury. Atletico extended its Spanish leag...

  Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

AUGUSTA: One of golf´s most exciting players squeezed most of the drama out of the Masters on Sunday. That´s just fine with Bubba Watson. All he cared about was slipping into that green jacket. Instead of hitting a 40-yard hook out of a forest of Geo...

  Arsenal beats holder Wigan to reach FA up final

LONDON: Arsenal avoided FA Cup embarrassment against second-tier club Wigan on Saturday, coming from behind against the holder and winning a penalty shootout to reach the final where the London club will be looking to end a nine-year trophy drought. ...


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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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