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Barber mistakenly shaves a ‘play’ button into a man’s hair after being shown a paused video

The man left with a triangular bald patch on either side of his head

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January 9, 2019


Third Pakistan-New Zealand ODI abandoned, series drawn 1-1

NZ were 35-1 after 6.5 overs when the umpires signalled for a stoppage in play

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November 11, 2018


Bold Zimbabwean play recalls dark chapter of Mugabe era

A muscular man in military fatigues and a red beret stands holding a hunting rifle over a prone woman. The actress playing the helpless villager wakes up, letting out a piercing scream. “Finish them,” shouts another soldier to gasps from the stunned audience as a summary execution is played out before their eyes. A new…

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June 5, 2018


Cricket: Lightning threat stops play between South Africa and India

Centurion, South Africa: The threat of lightning, soon followed by rain, stopped play shortly after tea on the third day of the second Test between South Africa and India at SuperSport Park on Monday. South Africa were 68 for two, an overall lead of 96. Scores in brief: South Africa 335 and 68-2 (A. de…

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January 15, 2018


Here’s the scientific reason why people use pet names for their partners

NEWS DESK: You swore you’d never do it. “Baby,” “honey,” “sweetie.” No, hearing other couples call each other such names used to make you shudder. But then you found yourself in a loving relationship, and lo and behold, you started using baby names for your partner too. Why does this happen? Well, it turns out…

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December 11, 2017


The baffling words Germans use at work

NEWS DESK: Spending time in a German office can be confusing for a foreigner, reports BBC. The staff greet each other – often in sing-song voices – with the word “lunchtime!” instead of hello. It’s only 11am. What have you misunderstood? In Germany, the word Mahlzeit (Mall-zayt; a composite of the German words for ‘meal’…

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October 24, 2017


REVIEW: ‘Date Night’ deserves praise for spontaneous comedy and powerful performance

By Shahjahan Khurram KARACHI: Attendees at the Arts Council were enthralled by the stellar show put up by director Dawar Lashari’s troupe in the form of the musical comedy Date Night.  What you have in the entire play are five people caught up in a fix–two married couples arrive at the same hotel to check into…

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August 19, 2017


Colourful cultural show held at Lahore

A cultural show was held in Lahore’s Al-Hamra Arts Council, where among other activities, a drama was staged centring around the cause of women. Audiences were enthralled by the cultural musical performance of young bands on the sitar, guitar and other instruments  as well as dance acts. Watch Samaa’s report.

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September 9, 2016


Heart-stopping sport of fire

It is dangerous to play with fire. It is metaphorically said. But, in this video, you will watch such enterprising and dauntless youths who play with red hot glowing embers that their feats absolutely astound the viewers. Shehla Mehmood’s report from Karachi.

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October 17, 2015


Younus ready to play Pakistan Super League

ISLAMABAD: Test Cricketer and former captain Younus Khan said on Thursday that he had always preferred to play for Pakistan and if invited by the board he will definitely play Pakistan Super League. “Different leagues have offered me to play for them but my priority has always remained Pakistan,” Younus mentioned while talking to a…

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August 6, 2015


Australia's dropped Watson vows to play on

SYDNEY: Dropped Australian all-rounder Shane Watson says he has no plans to walk away from cricket and hasn't given up on a Test recall. The 34-year-old was axed after just one Test of the Ashes campaign against England in favour of young gun Mitchell Marsh after he was twice out lbw cheaply in the opening…

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August 5, 2015


Play called off in Bangladesh-South Africa Test

DHAKA: Incessant rain washed out the entire second day's play in the second and final Test between Bangladesh and South Africa in Dhaka on Friday. The umpires abandoned play soon after the scheduled lunch break when the weather showed no signs of improving and rain continued to drench the covers guarding the Sher-e-Bangla stadium pitch….

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July 31, 2015


Ishaq urges PTI to play positive role in politics

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar on Thursday urged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to practice positive politics as it already wasted five months during sit-in at D-Chowk. “PTI should play its due role for the development and prosperity of the country and masses instead of doing politics on non-issues like appreciating traders strike,” he said…

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July 31, 2015


Pak-Sri Lanka 1st T20 today

COLOMBO: After winning the Test and ODI series, Pakistan are ready to grab Sri Lanka in the first T20 match today (Thursday) at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Also read: Pakistan take series The match will begin at 07:00 PM (PST). The second match will be played on 1st Aug at the same venue. With their brilliant…

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July 30, 2015


Rain delays play in Bangladesh-S.Africa Test

CHITTAGONG: Rain delayed the start of the fifth day's play in the first Test between Bangladesh and South Africa in Chittagong on Saturday. The match appeared heading for a draw as rain had washed out the entire fourth day's play while 50 overs were lost on the second and third days at the Zahur Ahmed…

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July 25, 2015


Rain washes out Bangladesh-S.Africa Test

CHITTAGONG: Rain washed out the fourth day’s play in the first Test between Bangladesh and South Africa on Friday. Match officials at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong called off play at 1:25pm (0725 GMT). South Africa, who made 248 in the first innings, bowled out Bangladesh for 326 and reached 61-0 in their…

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July 24, 2015


Rain stops play in Bangladesh-S.Africa Test

CHITTAGONG: Rain stopped play on day two of the first Test between Bangladesh and South Africa at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Wednesday. Bangladesh were 178-4, trailing South Africa's first innings total of 248 by 70 when rain intervened 40 minutes into the third session of the day. – AFP

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July 22, 2015


Pakistan, Sri Lanka play third ODI on Sunday

COLOMBO: Pakistan and Sri Lanka cricket teams will face off in the third One Day International (ODI) of the five-match ODI series tomorrow, Samaa reported. The match will start at 2 PM PST. Both the teams have won one match each. Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali said that his team would try to win the match…

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July 18, 2015


Oregon children take un-detonated mortar shell to play date

PORTLAND: A group of Oregon children who stumbled across an un-detonated, decades-old military-grade mortar shell in a Portland wildlife refuge took it to a play date but escaped unharmed, Portland police said on Wednesday. The foot-long (30-cm-long) weapon was likely tossed as refuse into the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and officials do not expect to…

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July 18, 2015


Pakistan, Sri Lanka play 2nd ODI today

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka: The second one day international between Pakistan and Sri Lanka is going to be played in Pallekele today, Samaa reported Wednesday. The Green Shirts are leading the five-match series by 1-0 after beating the hosts in first ODI by six wickets. All-round performance by Mohammad Hafeez steered Pakistan to the victory in…

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July 15, 2015


Pakistan, Sri Lanka play 1st ODI today

DAMBULLA: Pakistan will play the first One-Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka at Dambulla today after the hosts won the Test series by 2-1. The match will start at 9.30 (PST). Teams: Pakistan (from): Azhar Ali (capt), Mukhtar Ahmed, Ahmed Shezad, Mohammad Hafeez, Asad Shafiq, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed, Yasir Shah,…

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July 11, 2015