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  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...

  Mourning and memories in Garcia Marquez's languid hometown

ARACATACA: The sleepy Colombian town that was Gabriel Garcia Marquez's birthplace and inspired him to write "One Hundred Years of Solitude" mourned its Nobel Prize-winning author on Friday with music, candles and flowers. A day after Garcia Marquez's...

  13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

KATMANDU: Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world´s highest pea...

  Indonesia proud to host 2019 Asiad if selected

JAKARTA: Indonesia said Saturday it would be proud to host the 2019 Asian Games after sports sources indicated it was the favourite to take on the event after Vietnam withdrew.Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung announced on Thursday that his co...

  RCB outplay Mumbai Indians in IPL

DUBAI: Mumbai Indians slumped to their second defeat in as many matches against Royal Challengers Bangalore, who have now won two out of two. The defending champions struggled at the start, scratched around in the middle and crumbled at the death on ...

  It's getting increasingly tough for bowlers: Ajmal

KARACHI: Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal, widely regarded as the world's best off-spinner, says that life is becoming increasingly tough for bowlers in limited-overs cricket. The 36-year-old believes the Twenty20 format and rule changes in 50-over matches hav...

  Mariners keep title defence alive with Adelaide win

GOSFORD, Australia: Bernie Ibini´s strike kept the Central Coast Mariners´ A-League title defence alive with a tense 1-0 home win over Adelaide United in the elimination play-off on Saturday. Ibini´s rasping drive into the bottom corner of the net in...

  Federer ousts ailing Djokovic in Monte Carlo semis

MONTE CARLO, Monaco: Roger Federer beat an injured Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-2 to set up an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final with Stanislas Wawrinka after the Australian Open champion ousted David Ferrer 6-1 7-6 (3) on Saturday. Holder Djokovic resiste...

  Musharraf leaves Islamabad residence for airport

KARACHI: Former president Pervez Musharraf has left his Chak Shehzad Form House for Benazir International Airport from where he is expected to fly to Karachi. According to reports, the former dictator will be admitted in Karachi's PNS Shifa Hospital....

  Moores to get second chance in England top job - reports

LONDON: England will name Peter Moores as their cricket director on Saturday, handing the Lancashire coach his second chance to lead the national team, British media reported on Friday. The 51-year-old will succeed Andy Flower, who stepped down after...

  Rajasthan win close encounter against Hyderabad

Abu Dhabi: A patient half-century by Ajinkya Rahane and a composed effort from Stuart Binny (48 not out) after some disciplined bowling display helped Rajasthan Royal notch up a four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their IPL match in Abu Dhabi...

  Hanif Mohammad admitted to hospital

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket legend Hanif Mohammad has been admitted to a local hospital media reported.The little master has a suffered a minor paralyses attack and is in the ICU. Hanif Mohammad has had a recent bout with cancer for which he was treate...

  Moores gets second stint as England coach

LONDON: Peter Moores has been given a second chance as England head coach, after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced his appointment on Saturday. Moores, the first man to twice be appointed England coach, replaced Andy Flower after th...


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Feature / Analysis

  • Afghan Couple Find Idyllic Hide-Out in Mountains, but Not for Long

    HINDU KUSH RANGE, Afghanistan: They eloped from their village in the B...

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  • Guantánamo Bay detainees' release upon end of Afghanistan war 'unlikely'

    US officials indicate fate of inmates captured during the country's lo...

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  • Trailing candidates in Afghan election hold power in deciding next president

    KABUL: Some of the influential politicians who competed in Afghanistan...

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  • Lessons Obtained from Afghan Presidential Polls 2014

    Preface History- When, Nadir Khan, the father of Zahir Shah the last k...

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Opinion

  • Bridging the abyss

    DESCRIBING his experience of blindness, Prof John Hull of Birmingham U...

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  • USAID documents cite Hillary Clinton in chaos of Afghan aid

    Despite waiver, reviews find U.S. money at riskIn internal government ...

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  • Why a Regional Security Force Will Not Work in Afghanistan

    Talk of a new regional force is unrealistic. There is only one way to ...

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  • Afghan election: Why the Taliban will win

    The West invaded Afghanistan, but Pakistan may have been the "true ene...

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