Why was Sharjeel Memon placed on ECL if Nawaz hasn’t been: Sindh CM

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. Photo: FileKARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has expressed reservations over raids conducted by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).“NAB calls for placing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s…

Afridi, Malik confirm participation for ICC World XI against Windies

Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik. Photo: ICCShahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik and Thisara Perera are among the first set of players to confirm their participation for the ICC World XI in a T20I against the Windies to be played at Lord’s on May 31.The…

DNA samples of Rabia murder case suspects sent to Jamshoro

Six-year-old Rabia left her home on Sunday and never returned. Photo: Geo News KARACHI: The DNA samples of two suspects held for the rape and murder of six-year-old Rabia have been sent to Jamshoro university laboratory for testing. Police…

Pakistan, Poland sign defence cooperation agreement

Pakistan Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir Khan and his Polish counterpart Mariusz Blaszczak. Photo: Geo News Pakistan Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir-Khan and his Polish counterpart Mariusz Blaszczak signed an agreement between the two…

PPP leader Nadeem Afzal Chan joins PTI

Chan held a meeting with PTI Chairperson Imran Khan at the latter’s residence in Bani Gala where he invited PTI chief to visit his residence on April 25. Imran accepted Chan’s invitation. Photo: PTI   ISLAMABAD: Senior Pakistan Peoples Party…

Anger spreads over police killing of black man in Walmart parking lot in Barstow

At a Walmart parking lot in Barstow earlier this month, shoppers ducked for cover as police opened fire on a black man inside a car. When the confrontation ended, Diante Yarber was dead in a fusillade of what some witnesses counted as 30 shots from officers. Now, his family is…

Fawad Alam ready for next challenge

Fawad Alam. Photo: AFPPakistani cricketer Fawad Alam who was excluded from Pakistan’s squad for England and Ireland has said that it does not matter if he was picked or not, he will keep working on his fitness.Talking to the media at the National…

Former ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ star testifies in son’s attempted murder case

A former star of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and her ex-husband testified Wednesday in their son’s attempted-murder case that they discussed legal strategies with him during phone conversations that they didn’t know were recorded and shared with law enforcement. Joshua Waring, 29, who…

Outrage after police issue parking tickets to mourners honoring fallen Marine

San Diego officials scrambled Wednesday to respond to backlash from the public over 35 parking citations the city gave to people trying to honor a fallen Marine on Tuesday morning. Criticism on social media quickly prompted Mayor Kevin Faulconer to announce the tickets would be rescinded, but city…

Ch Nisar, Shehbaz meet once more, discuss ‘political matters’

Chaudhry Nisar (left) and Shehbaz Sharif. Photo: File ISLAMABAD: After holding four meetings last week, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif and disgruntled party leader Chaudhry Nisar met once more today.The meeting took…

Brother shoots sister for wanting to marry man of her choice in Kamalia

A woman, identified as Subia, succumbed to her injuries Thursday afternoon after being shot by her brother a month ago. Photo: fileKAMALIA: A woman, identified as Subia, succumbed to her injuries Thursday afternoon after being shot by her brother a…

FO rejects Modi’s claims of surgical strikes across LoC

FO Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal. Photo: File ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani Foreign Office has rejected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claim regarding ‘surgical strikes’ across the Line of Control, calling it false and baseless. During a…

Israel arrests two settlers over posters accusing colonel of ‘shooting Jews’

Youths were apparently motivated by the recent evacuation of an unauthorized outpost during which residents threw stones at troops led by Col. Gilad Amit

As Macron heads to US, ‘strong relationship’ with Trump under test

 French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump. Photo: AFPWhen France´s ambassador to Washington told American officials last July that he was heading to Paris and would shortly see President Emmanuel Macron, one of them handed…

Police shot and arrested Gardena man waving a knife, authorities say

A 21-year-old man who was shot Wednesday by Gardena police has been released from the hospital and arrested on suspicion of assaulting an officer with a knife, authorities said. At 11:57 a.m. Wednesday, Gardena police officers responded to calls of a man at the intersection of Redondo Beach Boulevard…

With Todd Gurley in peak form, Rams will likely pass on running backs in the draft

As the Rams prepare for the NFL draft, the Los Angeles Times will examine their roster. Part 8 of 8: running backs. The reigning NFL offensive player of the year earned some downtime after one of the most productive seasons by a running back in Rams history. So Todd Gurley…

Seven-year-old Kasur rape survivor still under treatment

LAHORE: Seven-year old rape survivor from Kasur, Kainat Batool, is still under treatment at a Lahore hospital, her father confirmed on Thursday.The seven-year-old was first brought to the Children Hospital Lahore on November 12 last year after her…

Essential California: Death in Delano

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Thursday, April 19, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Celestino Hilario Garcia struggled to explain that he was not to blame for the death of his sister-in-law and the brother he labored alongside in…

Karan Johar becomes first Indian director to get statue at Madame Tussauds

Karan Johar. Photo: TwitterBollywood filmmaker, Karan Johar will become the first Indian director to have his wax statue at Madame Tussauds.The filmmaker took to Twitter to show his excitement about his latest venture with a photograph of himself,…

Compton misused gas tax funds, state audit finds

Compton officials used state-issued funds earmarked for road repairs and other transportation-related expenses to balance the city’s budget and pay for unrelated projects, according to a state audit. Over a nine-year period, the city of Compton’s loose accounting and weak financial oversight allowed…

Fear sprouts anew in city of farmworkers after immigrant couple’s deaths

Blame – laid by various parties on ICE, the Trump administration and California’s “sanctuary” policies – has been a recurrent theme since the deaths of a couple who crashed their truck while fleeing immigration officers in Delano.

Indian Supreme Court rejects calls for probe into Judge Loya’s death

Media personnel outside the Indian Supreme Court. Photo: File NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court dismissed on Thursday petitions calling for an investigation into the death of a lower court judge in 2014 when he was presiding over a case against Prime…

Intricate etiquette: A guide to the royal wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Photo: AFPIn marrying into one of the world’s most exclusive families, former US actress Meghan Markle will soon have to learn rituals handed down through the centuries of the British royal family.Guests at her…

Something’s missing from the newly reinstalled antiquities collection at the Getty Villa

The controversial Getty Kouros has been left out of the newly reinstalled galleries of ancient Greek and Roman art at the Getty Villa.

Rockhopper drills close to Falklands funding

Emerging markets-focused oil company Rockhopper Exploration is on the cusp of appointing a commercial bank to lead an export credit agency-backed loan facility to develop a project off the Falkland Islands.

Lukoil slips through sanction noise to sign loan

Lukoil has raised a $600m 10 year export credit agency-backed loan via its Uzbekistan subsidiary, as bankers say the loan market remains open for some Russian borrowers.

Why Mercedes didn’t mimic Red Bull’s winning strategy

Mercedes has explained why it did not pit Lewis Hamilton under the Safety Car at the Chinese Grand Prix.

Weir pivots to mining with Esco buy, launches immediate share shale

Weir Group, the UK energy and mining equipment maker, is to acquire US-based industrial component manufacturer Esco Corp, and has launched a £350m accelerated sale of new shares to finance the cash component of the $1.05bn acquisition.

Prince Harry´s exes: The ones that got away

Prince Harry. Photo: AFPBefore he fell for American actress Meghan Markle, Britain´s Prince Harry, 33, had several other girlfriends.Here are some of the women who reportedly had a chance of becoming a princess.First love, Chelsy Davy Harry met…

Poland commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising

Warsaw pays homage to hundreds of Jewish fighters who rebelled against the Nazis despite knowing they were doomed