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  Umar Akmal released on bail

LAHORE: Test cricketer Umar Akmal, who was charged for allegedly assaulting a traffic warden following a heated argument, has been released on bail, media reported. Umar Akmal was produced before the duty magistrate on Sunday morning. The magistrate ...

  Punxsutawney Phil's day coincides with Super Bowl

PUNXSUTAWNEY: Groundhog Day coincides with the Super Bowl for the first time, but Punxsutawney Phil's peeps don't expect the big game to steal his early morning spotlight. Rather, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club expects about 20,000 revelers to gathe...

  Building roof collapses in Peshawar; 1 dead, over 20 hurt

PESHAWAR: Roof of an under-construction building at Jamil Chowk collapsed here on Sunday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 20 other workers, media reported. Rescue sources said that 20 injured persons were immediately retrieved from...

  ‘Sehat Ka Insaf’ programme launching in Peshawar today

PESHAWAR: The Three month Sehat Ka Insaf programme initiated by the provincial government will start today (Sunday) February 2 under which on every Sunday the vaccinators would vaccinate children up to the age of five against nine diseases amid total...

  18 injured in road mishap near Pano Akil

PANO AKIL: At least 18 people were injured in a collision between passenger bus and car near Pano Akil, media reported. Police said the incident took place near Chonga bus stop at National Highway....

  Umar Akmal released on personal bond

LAHORE: Test cricketer Umar Akmal, who was charged for allegedly assaulting a traffic warden following a heated argument, has been released on personal bond. Police said the incident happened near Firdous Market when Umar Akmal violated a traffic sig...

  At least 14 dead as Indonesian volcano erupts again

MOUNT SINABUNG: An Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months unleased a major eruption Saturday, killing 14 people just a day after authorities allowed thousands of villagers who had been evacuated to return to its slopes, saying that acti...

  ODI rout fires up New Zealand for India Tests

WELLINGTON: A fired up New Zealand on Saturday turned their sights towards the upcoming two Tests against India bursting with confidence after exceeding expectations by dominating the one day series.The first Test starts in Auckland next Thursday wit...

  Switzerland leads Serbia 2-0 in first round tie

NOVI SAD, Serbia: Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka won their singles matches on Friday to give Switzerland a convincing 2-0 lead over Serbia in their World Group first-round tie. Returning to Davis Cup tennis, Federer cruised past Ilija Bozoljac,...

  Giles favorite to replace Flower for England Tests

LONDON: England is set to return to having one coach in charge of the three international formats, making Ashley Giles the favorite to replace the departed Andy Flower at the head of the Test team. Giles has been coach of England´s one-day and Twenty...

  Fognini squares Davis Cup tie for Italy

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina: Fabio Fognini defeated Juan Monaco in straight sets to rally Italy to a 1-1 draw with Argentina in their first round tie in the Davis Cup World Group on Friday. Fognini won 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 after Argentina´s Carlos Berlocq had ...

  Ibrahimovic scores again as PSG beats Bordeaux 2-0

PARIS: Star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 18th league goal of the season and Brazil center half Alex added a late goal as Paris Saint-Germain beat Bordeaux 2-0 on Friday to provisionally move six points clear of Monaco at the top of the Frenc...

  Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell dies at 83

VIENNA: Austrian actor Maximilian Schell, who won the best actor Oscar in the early 1960s for his portrayal of a defense attorney in the drama "Judgment at Nuremberg," has died. He was 83. Schell's agent Patricia Baumbauer said Saturday that Schell d...

  Indonesia volcano eruption kills 11

KARO: Eleven people, including four schoolchildren, were killed Saturday after they were engulfed by scorching ash clouds spat out by Indonesia's Mount Sinabung in its biggest eruption in recent days, officials said. Eight people were found dead in S...

  ‘Healthcare justice’ campaign begins in Peshawar Sunday

PESHAWAR: Healthcare campaign would begin here from Sunday under which 0.8 million children would be vaccinated across the district against nine diseases including polio. “Healthcare justice” campaign was postponed on January 26 for a week due to sec...

  Flower steps down as England coach

LONDON: Andy Flower quit as head coach of England´s test team on Friday in the wake of a humiliating Ashes whitewash by Australia, ending a five-year reign in which he oversaw the most successful period in the national side´s recent history. The Zimb...

  Australia beats England by 8 wickets in 2nd T20

MELBOURNE: Australia completed a clean sweep of victories over England in all formats when it won the second Twenty20 cricket international by 8 wickets on Friday to clinch the three-match series 2-0. After winning the Ashes test series 5-0 and the f...

  Umar Akmal charged after brawl with warden

LAHORE: Test cricketer Umar Akmal has been charged for allegedly assaulting a traffic warden following a heated argument. Police said the incident happened near Firdous Market when Umar Akmal violated a traffic signal and then not only had a heated a...

  Scotland wins ICC World Cup Qualifying tournament

CHRISTCHURCH: Scotland captain Preston Mommsen made an unbeaten 139 on Saturday to set up a 41-run win over the United Arab Emirates in the final of the International Cricket Council´s World Cup qualifying tournament. Scotland made 285-5 batting firs...

  Former Spain coach Aragones dies at 75

MADRID: The Spanish football federation says former Spain coach Luis Aragones, who helped shape the team´s rise from perennial underachiever to global powerhouse by winning the 2008 European Championship, has died. He was 75. In a statement Saturday,...


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Feature / Analysis

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