Raza Haidery

Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

Alcohol abuse also makes people more susceptible to infectious diseases

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Teams continue to impress in the Aik Awam Unity Cup 2018

The Aik Awam Unity Cup is being organised by the Elaj Trust and Aik Awam Movement to commemorate Defence Day

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Asian Games 2018: China stays well ahead of the pack, Japan gets Tokyo boost

Since the 1982 edition of the Games in New Delhi, it has become somewhat of a quadrennial ritual for China to turn up at the continent’s premier multi-sports event and walk off with a lion’s share of the medals

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China’s Sun Yang completes ‘golden slam’ at Asian Games 2018 swimming

Chinese giant Sun Yang swept to Asian Games 200m freestyle gold Sunday to add to his Olympic and world titles — then had his national anthem played twice after a flag-pole malfunction

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Italy buries bridge collapse dead amid outrage

Italy was preparing an official day of mourning Saturday to commemorate the dozens of people killed in Genoa’s bridge disaster with some outraged relatives of victims set to shun the official ceremonies

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‘Suicidal’ man steals and crashes empty plane from Seattle airport

Two military F-15 jets were scrambled late Friday after a “suicidal” airline worker stole and later crashed an empty passenger plane from the Seattle-Tacoma airport, local officials said

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Oscars to add ‘best popular film’ award, shorten gala

Organizers of the Oscars — under fire for plummeting ratings and accused of elitism — on Wednesday announced the creation of a new category to honor top blockbusters and said they would shorten the ceremony to attract more viewers. “Change is coming to the Oscars,” tweeted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which…

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Kohli scores brilliant century to leave first test finely poised

Virat Kohli scored a gritty 149 to rescue India and leave the intriguing first test finely balanced as England were left to rue several missed chances before they ended the second day 22 runs ahead on Thursday.

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Mystery surrounds Chris Pine return to ‘Wonder Woman’ film series

Actor Chris Pine surprised superhero fans with an appearance alongside “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot on Saturday but offered no explanation for how he will return to the film franchise following his character’s fiery death in the last movie.

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Robin Williams possessions up for auction in New York

Art work, film memorabilia and personal items owned by the late actor Robin Williams will go under the hammer in New York this October, more than four years after his death, Sotheby’s announced Friday.

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Heroin killed British rugby players in Sri Lanka: court

Two English amateur rugby players had taken heroin just before their deaths while in Sri Lanka, a court was told Friday as it ordered the arrest of those responsible for selling the narcotics.

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Trump threatens China with new tariffs on $200 billion in goods

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods, prompting a swift warning from Beijing of retaliation, as the trade conflict between the world’s two biggest economies quickly escalated. In a statement, Trump said he had asked U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to identify the…

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Poulsen powers Denmark to 1-0 win over Peru in FIFA World Cup 2018

Yussuf Poulsen ruined Peru’s first appearance at a World Cup finals for 36 years on Saturday with the winning goal for Denmark to seal a 1-0 victory in Saransk. Poulsen made amends for conceding a first-half penalty that was awarded after the referee consulted the VAR system, but which Peru midfielder Christian Cueva blasted over…

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Magic Ronaldo lights up World Cup with hat-trick to deny Spain

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo lit up the World Cup in his own inimitable style on Friday, curling in a late free kick to complete a remarkable hat-trick and earn his team a 3-3 draw in an enthralling clash with neighbours Spain. In by far the best game of the tournament so far, Ronaldo twice put…

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Denmark down Mexico 2-0 in friendly

Playmaker Christian Eriksen celebrated his return to the Danish national team following the birth of his first child with a goal and an assist as his side beat fellow qualifiers Mexico 2-0 in their final pre-World Cup friendly in Copenhagen. Having missed last week’s scoreless encounter with Sweden in Stockholm, Eriksen’s son was born on…

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Valentino Rossi grabs pole position in Italian MotoGP

Veteran Valentino Rossi grabbed his first pole position in more than a year-and-a-half with a blistering pace giving him more records at his home track ahead of the Italian MotoGP on Saturday. He clocked a new best time of 1min 46.208sec around the lap to put him ahead of Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo and Maverick Vinales….

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MQM’s Abdul Rashid Godil joins PTI

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Abdul Rashid Godil joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday. Godil’s affiliation officially joined PTI after a meeting with party chairman Imran Khan at Bani Gala. Starting his political career in 2005, Godil has been elected Member of the National Assembly twice from NA-252 Karachi. He has also served as a…

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Qadri predicts imprisonment sentence for Nawaz

Chairman Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri predicted imprisonment sentences for prime minister Nawaz Sharif. “The prisons are waiting for Nawaz Sharif,” he said while speaking to media at Lahore Airport upon his return from Canada. “He will reach his logical conclusion very soon.” “He (Nawaz Sharif) started making political speeches in reply to the…

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Starting a business in Pakistan is difficult: Youngsters

Youngsters in Pakistan believe that starting a business of your own is one of the difficult tasks in the country. They said that it’s not easy starting a business venture of your own in Pakistan as compared to the countries where it’s just a click away. The youngsters stated that it is easy to set…

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Sergio Ramos releases World Cup anthem for Spain

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos released Friday an anthem for Spain’s 2018 World Cup campaign which he co-wrote with Spanish flamenco fusion singer Demarco Flamenco. The 32-year-old Spain captain uploaded on his Instagram page a short video teaser of the song, which he is seen performing with Flamenco, a former gas canister distributor. “I always…

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