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Wonder Woman sword, Spider-Man drone land on ‘Worst Toys’ list

BOSTON – A plastic version of comic-book superhero Wonder Woman’s sword and a Spider-Man drone showed up as villains on a U.S. child safety advocacy group’s annual list of potentially hazardous toys. The group, World Against Toys Causing Harm, released its “10 Worst Toys” list on Tuesday, around the start of the holiday shopping season,…

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Out of 900 Nobel Laureates, only 48 are women

Since the first awards in 1901, fewer than 900 individuals have received Nobel Prizes. As the latest laureates join the hallowed host this week, National Geographic wanted to get to know them all better. (Find out more about the secrective process behind the Nobel Prizes.) Using the Nobel Foundation’s detailed datasets from 1901 to 2016,…

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Here’s the list of what’s costly after this budget

Want to know how the new budget impacts your daily life? Here are the goods and services that budget 2017-18 has made expensive: As a result of additional levy, at least 400 imported items including cosmetics, cell phones, cigarettes, imported drinks and electronics will become more expensive. Following is a list of items that will…

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List of 452 terrorists sent to police under NAP

PESHAWAR: A list of 452 terrorists and their commanders under National Action Plan (NAP) has been sent to police stations for an effective action against persons involved in terror activities. According to official sources, these terrorists were wanted to Peshawar police in different terror acts and now their names have been properly enlisted and sent…

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Names of passengers died in PIA plane crash released

An Islamaabd-bound PIA plane crashed into a hill in Havelian town of Abbottabad district on Wednesday, officials said. According to PIA, 42 passengers and crew members were on board the plane. None survived.  

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Forbes announces powerful women list

Forbes magazine has announced the 2016 list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. There has been an influx of women elected to office in the past year, and the number of women leaders in the world has more than doubled since 2005. As a result, nearly a third of the women on this year’s…

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Winners in main Grammy categories

LOS ANGELES: The following is a list of the winners in a selection of top categories at the 58th Grammy Awards, which were presented in Los Angeles on Monday: Album of the Year: Taylor Swift, “1989” Record of the Year (for single): Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk” Song of the Year (for songwriting):…

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List of Golden Globe winners

LOS ANGELES: Here are the winners in key categories for the 73rd Golden Globe Awards, which were handed out on Sunday in Beverly Hills: – FILM – Best film, drama: “The Revenant” Best film, musical or comedy: “The Martian” Best actor, drama: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant” Best actor, musical or comedy: Matt Damon, “The Martian”…

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Sherpao’s name off mega scandal list

Name of President Pakistan People’s Party (Sherpao), Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, who was facing charges of having $100 mln assets illegally, is taken off a list of mega scandals.

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Govt to send bereaved family members to Saudi Arabia

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided that the government would send family members of the martyred pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. The ministries of Foreign Affairs and Religious Affairs have been directed to make arrangements in this regard, said a PM House press release. The bereaved family members of those shaheed pilgrims who had lost…

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List of Pakistani deceased, injured in Mina

ISLAMABAD: The death toll of Pakistani Hajj pilgrim martyred in Friday’s stampede in Mina has mounted to 18, as government authorities issued details of the identified deceased and injured. Talking to Samaa, Pakistani ambassador to Saudi Arabia 18 Pakistani Hajj pilgrims lost their lives in Mina stampede. The deceased include Hafsa Shoaib, Zarin Naseem, Syeda…

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SSG ranks No.1 on list of elite forces

Pakistan’s Special Services Group (SSG) tops a list of elite forces of the World. The ranking was given by Australian website Business Insider.

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WHO adds hepatitis C drugs to essential list

LONDON: The World Health Organization has added new curative treatments for hepatitis C to its essential medicines list, but the U.N. agency said prices needed to fall to make them accessible to patients in poorer countries. The treatment of hepatitis C, which affects about 150 million people globally and kills around half a million each…

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“Isis” dropped from UN hurricane name list

GENEVA: The UN weather agency announced Friday it was dropping “Isis” — the name of an ancient Egyptian goddess that also happens to be the acronym for the Islamic State jihadist group — from its stocklist of Pacific hurricane names. “Isis” was replaced with “Ivette” on an alphabetical list of hurricane names for the eastern…

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Malala in Time’s Most Influential People list

Pakistan’s Malala Yousufzai notched a berth for the second time in the list of 100 Most Influential People published by Time—a US magazine.

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EU puts Iranian groups, bank back on sanctions list

BERLIN: The EU put more than 30 Iranian shipping companies and a top bank back on its nuclear sanctions list on Wednesday after a European court had earlier struck them off citing insufficient evidence. Last week, EU-mediated talks between six major powers and Iran on its contested nuclear programme produced a framework accord which could…

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Complete list of Oscar winners

HOLLYWOOD: Here is the complete list of winners at the 87th Academy Awards: Best picture: “Birdman” Best director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman” Best actor: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” Best actress: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” Best supporting actor: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash” Best supporting actress: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood” Best original screenplay: “Birdman” Best adapted screenplay:…

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Garth Brooks tops Elvis on US all-time list

NEW YORK: Country star Garth Brooks, who came out of retirement last year, has surpassed Elvis Presley as the solo artist to sell the most albums in the United States, industry figures showed. But Brooks remains well-below the all-time top-sellers in US history — the Beatles, who according to the Recording Industry Association of America…

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First list of terrorists finalized for gallows

A list of 17 terrorists has been prepared who will be given death sentence in the first phase.

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Hamas hails EU court removal from terror list

GAZA: Hamas on Wednesday hailed a European court decision to remove the Palestinian group from the EU's terrorism blacklist, describing the move as a “victory”. “This is a victory for the Palestinian question and for the rights of our people,” Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum told AFP. “We thank the European court for this positive decision…

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Obama girls, Malala on Time's Influential Teens List

NEW YORK: The daughters of U.S. President Barack Obama, entertainers, a Nobel laureate and a girl baseball player all made Time's annual list of most influential teenagers, the magazine said on Monday. First daughters Malia, 16, and Sasha, 13; Grammy-winning New Zealand singer Lorde, 17; and Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai, 17, the Pakistani education…

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