Khan Zahid

Cricket: Anderson on brink of 500 club after Windies double

LONDON: James Anderson was just one wicket away from becoming the first England bowler to take 500 Test wickets after striking twice against the West Indies at Lord’s on Thursday. West Indies, who won the toss, were 35 for two at lunch on the first day of the third and deciding Test with a three-match…

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Game of Thrones Season 7 last episode leaked

Just a day before the final episode of Game of Thrones Season 7 was set to hit the screens, HBO hackers, calling themselves Mr Smith, leaked the climax of the popular TV show. According to a report in The Independent, “a detailed outline of every episode in season 7 include the finale, intended for internal…

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Facebook makes it simple to see if friends are safe

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Monday made it simpler to see whether friends have checked in as “safe” on the online platform during disasters or other dangerous events. A Safety Check feature was given its own dedicated tab along with friends, groups, events and other main categories at the leading social network’s mobile application and desktop…

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Total solar eclipse on US West Coast

  Emotional sky-gazers on the US West Coast cheered and applauded Monday as the Sun briefly vanished behind the Moon — a rare total solar eclipse that will stretch across North America for the first time in nearly a century. Eclipse chasers and amateur star watchers alike converged in cities along the path of totality,…

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Millions in US get set for rare total solar eclipse

Millions of sky-gazers staked out viewing spots across the United States Monday to see the Sun briefly disappear behind the Moon, in the first total solar eclipse in 99 years to cast a shadow on the entire continent. Eclipse chasers and amateur star watchers alike converged in cities along the so-called path of totality for…

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Pakistan army releases video on completion of Operation Khyber 4

Pakistan army has released a video on the successful completion of an operation against the TTP in Khyber Agency. Watch the video.    

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Video: Terrorist admits plot to spark sectarian violence during Ashura procession

DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor played a video in which a terrorist admitted that he was behind a plot to fan sectarian clashes between Shias and Sunnis during Ashura procession at Raja Bazaar in Rawalpindi. Watch video of his shocking confession.

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NASA launches satellite to help astronauts talk to Earth

MIAMI: NASA on Friday launched the latest in a series of satellites aimed at ensuring astronauts at the International Space Station can communicate with Earth. The $408 million Boeing-made Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-M) soared into space atop an Atlas V rocket that launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 8:29 am (1229 GMT). The…

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Ishaq Dar announces new petroleum prices

ISLAMABAD: Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has announced that the price of petrol has been slashed by Rs1.80 per litre for the period starting from August 5 until midnight on August 31, 2017. The new prices will take effect from Saturday midnight. The finance minister said that diesel price has come down by Rs2.50 per litre.  The prices…

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Video: Javed Hashmi gets angry over PTI protest

Javed Hashmi had to cut short his press conference in Multan after scores of PTI workers held a protest against the veteran politician. Watch the video.

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Factbox: Ousted Pakistan PM Sharif’s political career

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday toppled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, 67, who resigned after the court ruled he was unfit to hold office and ordered a criminal investigation into his family over corruption allegations. Here are some facts about the three-time prime minister. *Born into a Kashmiri family of industrialists in Lahore on Dec. 25,…

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Cyber attacks grow in scale over the past 10 years

Tuesday’s wave of cyber attacks, which hit a clutch of multinationals, came just six weeks after what the EU’s law enforcement agency described as an “unprecedented” attack by WannaCry Ransomware. From “cyberwar” to “hacktivism” and “cyberterrorism”, here are some of the major cyber attacks over the past decade: – Cyberwar – The Baltic nation of…

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Indian editors decry order to arrest journalists

India’s top journalists have accused a state parliament of “a gross misuse of powers and privilege” by ordering that two editors be arrested for allegedly defaming local lawmakers. Police in India’s southern Karnataka state said the editors — both from tabloid newspapers in the capital Bangalore — had evaded authorities since the state assembly issued…

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Cricket: Bangladesh and N.Zealand hopes on the line

Bangladesh and New Zealand head into their final group match of this year’s Champions Trophy desperate for victory but knowing even a win in Cardiff on Friday may not take either of them into the semi-finals. Both teams have a point apiece in the one-day international tournament after they were each well beaten by England,…

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Iran says attackers had been in Iraq, Syria for IS

TEHRAN: Iran said Thursday that the five Iranians who killed 17 people in twin attacks in Tehran were Islamic State group members who had been to its strongholds in Iraq and Syria. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hit back, meanwhile, at US President Donald Trump over what he called a “repugnant” statement that Iran was…

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Shakira, Pharrell join anti-poverty concert at G20

Pop superstars Shakira and Pharrell Williams announced Wednesday that they will join the first Global Citizen festival in Europe to push leaders to end extreme poverty. The July 6 concert in Hamburg, a spin-off of the festival that takes place each year in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, comes during…

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US woman on trial accused of pushing boyfriend to suicide

A 20-year-old woman went on trial in the US state of Massachusetts on Tuesday, accused of persuading her teenage boyfriend to kill himself, in a case that could break new legal ground. Michelle Carter is charged with involuntary manslaughter and has waived her right to a jury trial, meaning her fate will be decided by…

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COAS congratulates Abdul Jabbar Bhatti for climbing Mount Everest

Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Mountaineer Lieutenant Colonel Doctor Abdul Jabbar Bhatti (Retired) at CMH Rawalpindi today. The COAS congratulated him for his achievement as fourth Pakistani to summit the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. Gen Bajwa appreciated his outstanding achievement as a great contribution to keep our green  flag…

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Aussies ‘comfortable’ over security despite London terrorist attack

Australian cricket’s governing body said they are satisfied with security ahead of their Champions Trophy match with Bangladesh on Monday in light of the attack that left seven dead and dozens injured in London. The Australians — who postponed a Test series in Bangladesh in 2015 because of a possible security risk — take on…

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