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  • Li Keqiang assures full support of China to Pakistan
    on May 23, 2013 in pakistan News
    ISLAMABAD: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has assured full support to Pakistan and said progress and prosperity of Pakistan was important for his country, Geo News reported. This he assured while addressing Senate session here at the parliament house...
  • IMF chief in Paris court over payout scandal
    on May 23, 2013 in World News
    PARIS: International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde arrived at a Paris court Thursday for questioning over a state payout to a disgraced tycoon Bernard Tapie during her time as French finance minister. Lagarde is appearing before the Court...
  • Ranger, militant killed in Thai south shootout
    on May 23, 2013 in World News
    NARATHIWAT: A paramilitary ranger and a suspected militant were killed in a shootout early Thursday in Thailand's insurgency-torn south, an army spokesman said, as violence continues to rattle the region despite ongoing peace talks. The clash took...
  • Japan man, 80, scales Everest, sets record
    on May 23, 2013 in Weird News
    KATHMANDU: An 80-year-old Japanese climber reached the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday, becoming the oldest person to scale the world's highest mountain, his website and a Nepalese official said. Yuichiro Miura and his party arrived at the sum...
  • Man City target Pellegrini confirms Malaga exit
    on May 23, 2013 in Sports News
    MADRID: Manuel Pellegrini, strongly linked to the vacant Manchester City post, is leaving Malaga at the end of the season, the Chilean announced on Wednesday. "Professionally, I am living my last hours in Malaga," he said at a function to mark his...
  • Oil extends losses as dollar firms
    on May 23, 2013 in Business news
    SINGAPORE: Oil extended its losses in Asian trade on Thursday on a stronger dollar after the US Federal Reserve hinted that it could ease its massive stimulus policy soon, analysts said. New York's main contract, West Texas Intermediate light swee...
  • Warner sorry over rant, but defends himself
    on May 23, 2013 in Sports News
    SYDNEY: Australian opener David Warner said Thursday he regretted not keeping a lid on his outrage but maintained he had to defend himself after his image was used in a report condemning the Indian Premier League. Warner was speaking for the first...
  • Pakistan raring to go against Ireland
    on May 23, 2013 in Sports News
    DUBLIN: Pakistan are keener than ever to get back on the field for the first of two one-day internationals against Ireland on Thursday after their second ODI against Scotland on the weekend was a wash-out. As Ireland are the strongest team outside...
  • Poland claims world's first life-saving face transplant
    on May 23, 2013 in Health News
    WARSAW: Polish doctors carried out the world's first life-saving face transplant, the centre's spokeswoman said Wednesday, weeks after a 33-year-old man was disfigured by a machine in a workplace accident. "It is Poland's first face transplant and...
  • London terror attack leaves one dead
    on May 23, 2013 in World News
    LONDON: In a brutal daylight attack which raised fears that terrorism had returned to London, two men with butcher knives hacked another man to death near a military barracks Wednesday before police wounded them in a shootout. In a shocking video...
  • Short-story writer Davis wins Booker International Prize
    on May 23, 2013 in Entertainment News
    LONDON: US writer Lydia Davis, best known for her unconventionally short stories, on Wednesday claimed the prestigious Man Booker International Prize at a London ceremony. The New York based author beat off competition from the nine other authors...
  • Science sinks teeth into Neanderthal weaning habits
    on May 23, 2013 in Sci-Tech News
    PARIS: Neanderthals may have started weaning their young from seven months of age and transferred them to solid food by just over a year, a fossil tooth study said Wednesday. This is within the range for modern humans and chimpanzees, a research t...
  • 48-hour CNG pumps closure announced in Sindh
    on May 23, 2013 in pakistan News
    KARACHI: Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) management has rescheduled CNG closure program for current week and decided to suspend gas supply to all CNG stations in Sindh region from Thursday, May 23 for 48 hours. According to SSGC, the step has been...
  • Microsoft readies new Xbox as entertainment hub
    on May 21, 2013 in Sci-Tech News
    SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft offers a glimpse Tuesday at a new-generation Xbox as videogame consoles evolve into home entertainment centers and adapt to competition from smartphones and tablets. A tented stage has been set up at the technology giant's...
  • Mourinho to leave Real at end of the season
    on May 21, 2013 in Sports News
    MADRID: Jose Mourinho will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season after a turbulent three-year spell in charge of the Spanish giants, club president Florentino Perez confirmed Monday. "After the conversations we have had with our coach Jose Mouri...
  • Ferguson wins managers' award
    on May 21, 2013 in Sports News
    LONDON: Outgoing Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson heads into retirement with the Premier League manager of the year award. Ferguson picked up the League Manager Association's honour on Monday. At the reception the 71-year-old said he was r...
  • Iraq bombings kill five
    on May 21, 2013 in World News
    TIKRIT: Four bombings in northern Iraq killed five people and wounded 69 on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a spate of violence that has killed more than 370 people so far this month. Two car bombs exploded in a Turkmen Shiite area of Tuz K...
  • 10 Afghan police killed in latest violence: officials
    on May 21, 2013 in World News
    KABUL: Ten police officers have been killed in Afghanistan, by a roadside bomb in the west of the country and during fighting in the south, officials said Tuesday. The bomb killed six police guards in Herat province Tuesday as they travelled to a...
  • 6.0 quake off Russia's far-east Kamchatka coastline
    on May 21, 2013 in World News
    MOSCOW: A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula early Tuesday followed by a series of strong after-shocks, the US Geological Survey said. The first quake struck at a depth of 33 kilometres (20 miles) at 0155 GMT, 136 kilomet...
  • Dollar rebounds in Asia
    on May 21, 2013 in Business news
    TOKYO: The dollar turned higher against the yen in Asia on Tuesday as investors waited for testimony by the US central bank chief and the outcome of a policy meeting of the Japanese central bank. The dollar was changing hands at 102.52 yen in Toky...