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Two friends drown at Karachi’s Sandspit beach

A friends’ picnic turned into a tragedy after two friends drowned at the Sandspit beach. Two students from Karachi, Osama, 22, and Faraz,18, had gone to the beach to enjoy the second day of Eid with their friends on Sunday morning. Rescue workers are still looking for their bodies. The families of victims expressed dissatisfaction…

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Is someone playing mind games with you?

By Zara Maqbool The Players People play psychological games unconsciously all the times and more so in intimate relationships. There are non-believers who would laugh at this notion but once you accept that a mind game can be played, you will start recognizing the players around you. These gamers become persecutors, victims and rescuers and…

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Stuck in second gear: Chinese fans ponder life without ‘Friends’

No one told them it was gonna be this way. Millions of Chinese “Friends” fans are heartbroken after a video site pulled the US sitcom, beloved by millennials in China for its endearing young characters and as an English conversation resource. Top portal Sohu had broadcast reruns of Monica, Rachel, Chandler and the gang since…

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Best friends’ brains light up the same way

Dating sites would be well-advised to add “brain activity” as a compatability criterion, according to a study released Tuesday showing that close friends have eerily comparable neural responses to life experiences. “Our results suggest that friends process the world around them in exceptionally similar ways,” said lead author Carolyn Parkinson, director of the Computational Social Neuroscience…

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Another youth shot dead in Karachi’s DHA

KARACHI: Yet another youth was killed in Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority late Saturday night. Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal has taken notice of the deadly shooting and sought a report from DIG South. According to DIG Crime Investigation Agency Saqib Ismail, personnel of Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) of the Sindh Police allegedly shot dead a…

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Facebook to emphasize friends, not news, in series of changes

SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON: Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Thursday began to change the way it filters posts and videos on its centerpiece News Feed, the start of what Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said would be a series of changes in the design of the world’s largest social network, reported Reuters. Zuckerberg, in a sweeping post on Facebook,…

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We’re not friends with you any more, Khawaja Asif tells US

NEWS DESK: After persistent demands from the US that Pakistan should “do more” followed by aid cut threats from the Trump administration, Khawaja Asif made it clear that Pakistan is no more an ally to the US. Watch here:

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Emoji’s speak louder than words

By Zara Maqbool  Since a few years I have noticed how many people including myself who have fully embraced the digital era have started using emojis instead of words to communicate to one another. Seems like we are at a loss of words these days and a smiley, heart or party popper used in abundance…

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Will Prince Harry invite the Obamas and not Trump to his wedding?

WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 28: U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Prince Harry in the Oval Office of the White House October 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. Prince Harry is on a one day visit to the Washington DC area and met earlier in the day with wounded U.S. military personnel at Fort Belvoir, Virginia….

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Here’s why people get into such furious rows on social media

NEWS DESK: If you are wondering why your friends and family just don’t understand where you are coming from with your reasoned political argument on Facebook, it may be worth asking them to listen – literally. A new study has suggested the key to winning people over to your side of the argument may be…

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Video: Wrestler hosts grand lunch for friends in Gujranwala

A Pehlwan in Gujranwala hosted a grand lunch for his friends on account of Eid-ul-Azha. His friends also thanked him for the treat.

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Man with throat cancer kills colleague who introduced him to smoking

NEWS DESK: An Indian man diagnosed with throat cancer allegedly shot dead the colleague who introduced him to cigarettes, reported The Independent. Mustakeem Ahmad is said to have been consumed with rage at his co-worker after a doctor attributed the disease to his smoking habit. The pair, both 25, worked as chefs at a restaurant…

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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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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.

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Faryal threatened to ‘destroy’ Amir with all the dirt she had on him: friends

NEWS DESK: Boxer Amir Khan’s estranged wife threatened to ‘destroy him’ as their marriage collapsed, reported New York Post. Friends of the star have revealed he was desperate to leave Faryal Makhdoom, 26, two years ago, telling them the pair was ‘living in hell’. But they said she had vowed to ruin Amir by exposing…

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Youngster found dead under mysterious circumstances in Karachi

KARACHI: A youngster was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Karachi’s Mehmoodabad, Samaa reported on Friday. According to details, body of Shalem Kamran, 24, was found in a flat at Karachi’s Mehmoodabad area where he supposedly was celebrating a party on Saturday night. The deceased’s sister Shunem Kamran said that her brother informed her that…

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The Stranger In My House

By : Gulrukh Tausif How was your day? Fine. Anything new in school? No. Everything alright? Yes. While conversing with your teenager, you might wonder if there was really a time when your child used to talk nonstop. As toddlers, from the moment they opened their eyes to the minute they went to sleep, all…

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WhatsApp’s new feature tells your friends where you are

WhatsApp is working on a feature that will track the live location of members, allowing users to track the whereabouts of their friends in real time. According to the WABetaInfo account on Twitter which is known for leaking information related to WhatsApp updates, the feature will work on WhatsApp beta version 2.17.3.28 for iOS, 2.16.399+…

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Facebook to put friends and family first, not media

WASHINGTON: Facebook said Wednesday it would give friends and family more prominence on user feeds, a move that may hurt media outlets that rely on the social network to draw readers. Facebook said in a statement that the goal of the “news feed,” which appears when users log in, “is to show people the stories…

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Why and how Imran divorced his wife Reham?

LONDON: The marriage of cricket-turned-politician Imran Khan and his talk show anchor wife Reham Khan disintegrated after ten months and now it has emerged that Imran formally divorced his wife via text message amid furious rows, British newspaper said in a report. Citing sources, the Daily Mail reported the end finally came when Imran texted…

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Pope feels ‘used’ by fake friends

BUENOS AIRES: Pope Francis says he has felt “used” by people claiming to be his friend since he became pontiff, in a radio interview touching on the personal side of his papacy. “I never had so many quote-unquote ‘friends’ as now. Everyone is the pope’s friend,” Francis said in a telephone interview with radio station…

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