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  Flower, Luden sign PCB contract as batting, fielding coach

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi has said that former Zimbabwean batsman Grant lower has signed a contract to join national team as its batting coach. He said that South African and a former trainer of the Bangladesh cricket...

  Flintoff out of retirement to play county T20

LONDON: Former England captain Andrew Flintoff has come out of retirement to join Lancashire´s squad for this season´s English domestic Twenty20 competition, the county announced on Friday. Pace bowling all-rounder Flintoff, 36, was forced to retire ...

  Shallow 5.9 magnitude earthquake hits SW China: USGS

BEIJING: A shallow earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 hit southwest China on Friday morning, the US Geological Survey said, with Chinese reports saying 29 people had been injured, five of them seriously. The epicentre was in China´s Yunnan province, ...

  Google steps up efforts for more racial diversity

SAN JOSE: Google has had more trouble diversifying its workforce than its computer scientists have had writing programs that respond to search requests in the blink of an eye or designing cars that can navigate traffic without a human behind the whee...

  US measles cases reach 20-year high

WASHINGTON: The United States has so far this year counted 288 measles cases, the most in 20 years, a rise that is driven by unvaccinated people, health authorities said Thursday. "This is the largest number of measles cases in the United States repo...

  School releases diplomas withheld over cap-tossing

NORRIDGE: Administrators at a suburban Chicago high school have had a change of heart after withholding diplomas from an entire class because some students defied instructions not to toss their caps in the air at graduation. Ridgewood High School in ...

  Cirque du Soleil takes on Avatar

MONTREAL: Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Cameron is partnering with Cirque du Soleil to bring his blockbuster film Avatar to the stage, it was announced Thursday. The live show is scheduled to debut in late 2015, prior to the release of three ...

  Ceremonial washing of the Holy Kaaba held

ISLAMABAD: Governor of Makkah, Prince Mishal Bin Abdullah on behalf of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia led the ceremonial washing of the Holy Kaaba on Thursday morning. Saudi top officials including several ministers, Islamic scholars, Muslim diplomats...

  30 pc of world is now fat, no country immune

LONDON: Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis. Researchers found more than 2 billion people worldwide are now overweight or obese. The ...

  India recall Gambhir, drop Khan for England Tests

NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday brought back opening batsman Gautam Gambhir and axed fragile pace spearhead Zaheer Khan for their first five-Test tour of England in 55 years starting in July. The selectors, who picked a 18-man squad for the back-to-bac...

  China planning for extra 2 million babies per year

BEIJING: China is preparing for 2 million extra babies a year as a result of a loosening of its "one child" birth limits that will allow more couples to have two children, health officials said Thursday. The ruling Communist Party introduced birth li...

  Lara to play in Lord´s bicentenary

MANCHESTER: West Indies great Brian Lara has been added to the star-studded list of players who will take part in the MCC v Rest of the World Lord´s Bicentenary match on July 5 it was announced Wednesday. Lara will play alongside fellow all-time batt...

  One dead as ISAF chopper crashes in Afghanistan

KABUL: A member of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan has been killed in a helicopter crash in the south of the country, the NATO-led force said in a statement. It was not immediately clear if the crash was an accident or the ...

  US poet Maya Angelou dies at 86

WASHINGTON: Celebrated African-American author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died, the North Carolina university where she taught said Wednesday. She was 86. "Today members of the Wake Forest University community mourn the loss of ...

  Venus loses in 2nd round at French Open

PARIS: Venus Williams was eliminated from the French Open in the second round, the eighth time in her last nine major tournaments that she has failed to win more than one match. The seven-time Grand Slam champion won the first set and was up an early...

  Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer dead at 85

TAMPA: Malcolm Glazer, the controversial American owner of English Premier League giants Manchester United, died Wednesday. He was 85.Glazer -- the son of a Lithuanian immigrant who went on to build a diverse business empire -- gained a global profil...

  Knight Riders ease into IPL final

KOLKATA: Robin Uthappa prolonged a stellar season and took the record for the most runs scored by an Indian batsman in an IPL season. Gautam Gambhir, though scratchy with the bat, had helmed an impressive turnaround by Kolkata Knight Riders. Knight R...

  Jordan strikes as England thrash Sri Lanka

MANCHESTER: Chris Jordan led England´s attack as they bowled out Sri Lanka for just 67 on the way to completing a crushing 10-wicket win in the third one-day international at Old Trafford on Wednesday. The Sussex paceman took a career-best five wicke...

  Misbahul Haq celebrates 40th birthday

LAHORE: Pakistan’s ODI and Test skipper Misbahul Haq is celebrating his 40th birthday today (Wednesday). The Pakistani skipper was born in Mianwali on 28 May, 1974 and had his test debut against New Zealand when he was 27-years-old. In 2007, Misbah m...

  Serena Williams knocked out of French Open

PARIS: Defending champion Serena Williams followed her sister Venus out of the French Open on a dramatic fourth day. Serena lost 6-2 6-2 to Spain's Garbine Muguruza after Venus had earlier been beaten 2-6 6-3 6-4 by Slovakian Anna Schmiedlova at Rola...


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Feature / Analysis

  • The Reason Why Israel Killed so Many Pregnant Women in Gaza

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

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Opinion

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