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Pakistan mosque blast kills 54

Pakistan mosque blast kills 54

At least 54 people were killed and 55 others were injured in an explosion inside a central imambargah (mosque affiliated with Shia Muslims) in Sindh province's Shikarpur district on Friday, reports The Dawn. Civil Hospital Shikarpur issued a list of 49 victims out of whom 46 bodies had been identified whereas the identity of...

England beat India to reach final

England beat India to reach final

England reached the final of the one-day tri-series courtesy of a three-wicket victory over India in Perth. India batted first and collapsed from 83-0 to 200 all out, with Steven Finn taking 3-36 and Ajinkya Rahane top-scoring with a patient 73. England were in deep trouble at 66-5 but were rescued by a sixth-wicket partnership of 125 between James Taylor (82) and Jos Buttler (67). England will play Australia in the final at the same venue on Sunday. Eoin Morgan's side have lost both of their games against the hosts in the tournament. The final will be England's last one-day international before the World Cup starts on 14 February, although they also have warm-ups against West Indies and Pakistan. Reigning world champions India, who failed to register a win in the tri-series, have warm-up games against Australia and Afghanistan.

Rebel Attack On Key Power Line

Blackout in Pakistan

An apparent rebel attack on a key power line plunged around 80 percent of Pakistan into darkness yesterday, the latest reminder of the country's crippling energy crisis. The power failure, one of the worst Pakistan has experienced, caused electricity to be cut in major cities nationwide, including the capital Islamabad, and even affected one of the country's international airports. It came as a fuel crisis grips the country, forcing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to cancel his trip to the World Economic...

Residential art exchange programme ends

Residential art exchange programme ends

A week-long residential art exchange programme of visual and performing artists, painters, photographers, writers, musicians and designers  from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh ended at the historical Lakhutia Zamindar House premises in Barisal on Friday afternoon. The prominent personalities  who took part in the exchange programme were Aditi Gupta(architect and art history researcher), Sisir Thapa...

4 killed in Niger anti-French riots

4 killed in Niger anti-French riots

Muslim anger flared over a French satirical weekly's latest caricature of the Prophet Muhammad, with four people reported killed and dozens injured at a protest Friday in the West African country of Niger, and violent clashes between demonstrators and police in Pakistan, Jordan and Algeria. Supporters say the cartoon on the cover of Charlie...

Malala’s attackers to be tried by military courts

Malala’s attackers to be tried by military courts

Declaring that new laws aimed at eliminating terrorism would be implemented in other parts of the country as well, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced on Wednesday that cases against the attackers of Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai and foreign mountaineers would be tried by the newly-established military courts. He said these cases would soon be...

Peshawar school reopens after Taliban attack

Peshawar school reopens after Taliban attack

Pupils and teachers are returning for the first time to the school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar where more than 140 people were killed last month. They will hold a ceremony to remember the victims of the Taliban attack. Schools across the country are re-opening after an extended break prompted by the attack on...

50 die as bus hits oil tanker in Karachi

50 die as bus hits oil tanker in Karachi

More than 50 people have been killed and more injured after a bus collided with an oil tanker near the Pakistani city of Karachi, doctors say. The tanker was reportedly speeding and travelling on the wrong side of the road when it hit the bus head-on. Both vehicles burst into flames. Some passengers travelling on...

Imran confirms marrying BBC journo

Imran confirms marrying BBC journo

Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has finally put an end to all speculations about his marriage to the former BBC weathergirl Reham Khan. In a report published in Mail Online, he said, "I am leaving for Pakistan to share the good news about my marriage with everyone back home," reports India Today. Imran Khan had...

  

Fawad out, Sohail Khan big surprise in Pak WC squad

Fawad out, Sohail Khan big surprise in Pak WC squad

Pakistan announced their 15-man World Cup squad on Wednesday, leaving out Fawad Alam and Umar Gul and including 30-year old pace bowler Sohail Khan, who last played international cricket in 2011 against Zimbabwe, after bagging ten wickets in two of his most recent List A games, and was the highest wicket-taker in this...

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