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Remembering Mohammad Ali

By: Omair Alavi Mohammad Ali was considered as one of the best dramatic actors of his time, yet he was behind the many successful songs of his era as well. Here we take a trip down the memory lane where we get to hear 15 of his most famous numbers and try to decipher the…

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Horrific footage of Peshawar imambargah attack

Samaa obtains Horrific footage of Peshawar imambargah attack in which 21 people were martyred yesterday.

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Cricket: Faulkner heroics power Australia to dramatic win

BRISBANE: James Faulkner's sensational late assault powered Australia to a dramatic one-wicket victory over England in the second one-day international in Brisbane on Friday. Crushed 5-0 in the Ashes series and thumped in the first one-dayer in Melbourne, England sensed the chance of securing their first win over Australia on the tour after Eoin Morgan's…

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Driver shot dead in dramatic car chase in U.S.

WASHINGTON: A dramatic car chase through the streets of Washington from near the White House to the U.S. Capitol ended in gunfire on Thursday when law enforcement officers shot and killed the driver as lawmakers and aides huddled in a lockdown.The identity of the driver – a woman – was not released. “The suspect in…

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United Nations reports 'dramatic' progress in fight against AIDS

LONDON: The global rate of HIV infection and the number of AIDS-related deaths have been dramatically reduced, thanks to expanding access to treatment, the United Nations said in a report issued on Monday.In its annual update on HIV, which it said now infects around 35.3 million people worldwide, UNAIDS said deaths from AIDS and HIV…

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Cricket-Anderson leads England to dramatic victory

NOTTINGHAM: James Anderson took five wickets to inspire England to a nerve-jangling 14-run victory over Australia on a dramatic final day of the first Ashes at Trent Bridge on Sunday.Australia's Brad Haddin and James Pattinson shared a superb last-wicket partnership of 65 to put their team on the verge of an astonishing win.But Anderson, who…

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Chirpy Lehmann relishes dramatic start to Ashes

NOTTINGHAM: Australia coach Darren Lehmann was in a typically light-hearted and upbeat mood after an incident-packed opening day of the Ashes series against England.Lehmann, who has been in charge of the side for only 17 days following the shock sacking of Mickey Arthur, watched his new charges bowl England out for 215 at Trent Bridge…

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Siddle strikes to spark dramatic Australia win

HOBART: Seamers Peter Siddle and Mitchell Starc shared six late wickets to give Australia a dramatic 137-run victory over Sri Lanka in the last hour of the fifth and final day of the first test on Tuesday.Siddle, who finished the match with figures of 9-104, and left-armer Starc, who took 5-63 in the second innings,…

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James Bond films history as dramatic as the movies

LONDON: As a new documentary shows, the real story behind the James Bond film franchise is almost as dramatic as the 007 fantasies themselves, full of twists and turns, personality clashes, heroes, villains, beautiful women and narrow escapes.”Everything or Nothing” is released in theatres on Friday, branded “Global James Bond Day” to mark 50 years…

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Hollywood brings thrills, chills, dramatic films this fall

LOS ANGELES: Fall brings colder weather across the Northern Hemisphere and Hollywood's major studios will usher into theaters cool action thrillers, chilly horror movies and some dramatic Oscar hopefuls looking for a head start on awards season.From new James Bond flick “Skyfall” to another scary “Paranormal” installment and the long-awaited Paul Thomas Anderson Scientology drama,…

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Aussies cruise to dramatic win against Windies

BARBADOS: Australia have claimed a thrilling three-wicket win in the first Test against the West Indies in Barbados.Chasing 192 for victory on a deteriorating fifth-day wicket, Australia overcame a resilient Windies and fading light to go one-nil up in the three-Test series.With time running out and wickets falling, Ben Hilfenhaus scrambled the single needed as…

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Zimbabwe seal ODI series in dramatic style

HARARE: Zimbabwe snatched an astonishing victory over Bangladesh at Harare Sports Club here Tuesday to win their five-match ODI series three up and two to play. They got home with just four balls to spare, grabbing the final Bangladesh wicket with a boundary catch when the tourists needed only six runs to win themselves. Zimbabwe,…

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Dhoni strikes six to give India dramatic win

MUMBAI: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni struck a dramatic six to bring the World Cup to India on Saturday after Sri Lanka had threatened to ruin their party. Dhoni finished with 91 not out as India, chasing a target of 275, won by six wickets with 10 balls to spare at the Wankhede Stadium to become…

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India under fire after dramatic World Cup tie

BANGLORE: World Cup favourites India came under fire from a demanding media after their dramatic Sunday's tie with England as fallen giants West Indies looked for their first win against the Netherlands. In a gripping contest on Sunday that injected life into a tournament that has seen a series of lopsided matches, the home side…

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Bangladesh defeat Ireland in dramatic win

DHAKA: Bangladesh stung flat-footed Ireland to resurrect their World Cup campaign with a 27-run victory in front of some 25,000 boisterous home fans on Friday.Bangladesh, bowled out for 205 after taking first strike in the day-night match, hit back to dismiss the leading non-Test nation for 178 in 45 overs at the packed Sher-e-Bangla stadium.Former…

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Oscars telecast to undergo dramatic change

LOS ANGELES: The Oscars are entering the world of virtual reality.This year's Academy Awards telecast is taking a radical departure from past years. Producers of the February 27 show are abandoning the concept of a traditional set. Instead, they will rely on a series of “projections” to give the show a constantly changing look.”Our design…

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Nothing dramatic is expected in Pak-India secretary-level talks: Krishna

Staff Report NEW DELHI: Indian External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said on Sunday that nothing dramatic is expected from Pak-India Secretary – level talks and India wanted to assess Pakistan’s position on issues. In an interview with Karan Thapar in Devil’s Advocate programme on CNN-IBN news channel, Krishna said he was not disappointed from…

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New Zealand clinch dramatic win over Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: New Zealand snatched a dramatic three-run win over Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 international on Wednesday. Sri Lanka restricted New Zealand to 141 for eight and looked to be cruising to victory when opener Tillakaratne Dilshan blazed 57 from 28 balls including eight fours and two sixes. However, the tourists engineered a sudden…

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Study sees dramatic drop in Indian groundwater

NEW DELHI: Excessive irrigation and the unrelenting thirst of tens of millions of people are causing groundwater levels in northern India to drop dramatically, a problem that could lead to severe water shortages, according to a study released Wednesday. The study comes as India's struggles with water have become a major political issue. The problem…

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