Thursday, 23 May 2019
Breaking News

AP

Sweden requests detention order against Julian Assange

LONDON: Swedish authorities on Monday issued a request for a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is now jailed in Britain, a Swedish prosecutor said. Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson says if the Swedish court decided to detain Assange “on probable cause suspected for rape … I will issue a ...

Read More »

Rivals wary of India’s all-surface attack, says Kumar

NEW DELHI: Batting has traditionally been India’s strength but their World Cup rivals will also be wary of their all-surface pace attack, swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has said. The 29-year-old is a key member of the twice world champions’ three-pronged pace attack, which also includes Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. ...

Read More »

Switzerland votes in referendum on tighter gun laws

CHRISTCHURCH: Swiss voters are casting ballots in a referendum to decide wheher to enact new restrictions on guns and line up with other countries in the European visa-free travel zone who have tightened rules following extremist attacks. The proposal could require regular training in the use of firearms, special waivers ...

Read More »

The Moon is shrinking

The Moon is steadily shrinking, causing wrinkling on its surface and quakes, according to an analysis of imagery captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) published. A survey of more than 12,000 images revealed that lunar basin Mare Frigoris near the Moon’s north pole – one of many vast basins ...

Read More »

Fake German heiress sentenced to 4-12 years behind bars

NEW YORK: Anna Sorokin, the German con artist who passed herself off as a wealthy heiress to swindle banks, hotels and even close friends as she lived out a high-society, Instagram-ready fantasy in New York, was sentenced Thursday to four to 12 years in prison. The 28-year-old, who had played ...

Read More »

Pakistan growth to hit eight-year low as IMF bailout looms

Pedestrians walk past the International Monetary Fund headquarters' complex in Washington Sunday, May 2, 2010. A senior International Monetary Fund official says the IMF's executive board is meeting in Washington to consider how much aid to grant Athens under a massive rescue loan package.

KARACHI: Pakistan’s growth rate is set to hit an eight-year low, a government report predicted Friday, with all major indicators down as the country continues negotiating its 22nd bailout from the International Monetary Fund. A report by the National Accounts Committee, released late Thursday, forecast growth of a mere 3.3 ...

Read More »

EU urges Iran to respect nuclear deal, regrets US sanctions

LONDON: The European Union urged Iran to respect the international agreement curbing the Islamic Republic’s nuclear ambitions, and added that the bloc aims to continue trading with the country despite US sanctions. The EU and major European powers – Britain, France and Germany – also said that they “note with ...

Read More »

US Marine killed, 6 servicemen injured during drills in California

One Marine was killed and six others injured after their light armoured vehicle rolled over during training at Camp Pendleton in Southern California, AP reported. Local authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of the vehicle’s rollover with Marines from the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division at the sprawling camp, north ...

Read More »

‘Finding a way to win’ was crucial for preparations: Joe Root

LONDON: Joe Root believes that England are building momentum heading into a landmark season of international cricket. Root, who combined with man-of-the-match Eoin Morgan for a 65-run partnership which guided England to victory in a high-pressure T20 against Pakistan in Cardiff on Sunday, said there was a sense the summer ...

Read More »

Hundreds of Pakistani girls trafficked by Chinese men as brides

KARACHI: Hundreds of women and girls from Pakistan’s Christian community have been trafficked to China as brides in recent months as their country becomes a new marriage market for Chinese men. Chinese and Pakistani brokers are aggressively seeking out girls, sometimes even cruising outside churches to ask for potential brides, and some ...

Read More »