Pakistani news anchor gunned down in Karachi

Karachi, July 10: A news anchor of a prominent Pakistani channel was shot dead over personal enmity here, police said Wednesday. Bol News anchor Mureed Abbas had a heated argument with some people over a monetary dispute which escalated into…

China extradition bill ‘dead’, says Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

HONG KONG, JULY 9: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that the extradition bill that sparked the city’s biggest political crisis in decades was dead and the Government’s work on the bill a “total failure”. But Lam’s attempt…

Israeli PM expected in Delhi in September

NEW DELHI, JULY 9: Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning to travel to India in September just days before he faces elections, official and diplomatic sources confirmed to The Hindu. Netanyahu, who was due to be in Delhi in…

£600 aircraft banner can’t be grounded, police say ‘their right’

MANCHESTER, JULY 9: What does it take to fly an aircraft over the Headingley cricket ground in Leeds, with a banner trailing in the sky? £600 and, of course, a message to share with the world. In the last two…

Heavy rains in Washington, White House basement flooded

WASHINGTON, JULY 9: A slow-moving rainstorm on July 8 washed out roads, stranded drivers and soaked basements, including the White House’s, during a chaotic morning commute in Washington, US. Water gushed into the press workspace in the basement near the…

Trump hits back as UK’s top envoy calls his White House ‘inept’

LONDON, JULY 8: US President Donald Trump hit back on Sunday and the UK launched an inquiry after leaked memos revealed Britain’s Ambassador in the US had described the President and his White House as “inept” and “uniquely dysfunctional”. Trump…

Theresa May ‘regrets’ UK envoy’s remark on Trump

London, July 8: An inquiry has been ordered into the leak of some emails of UK’s ambassador to the US, Kim Darroch, in which he labelled President Donald Trump’s administration as ‘inept, insecure and incompetent’. The British PM’s office expressed…

Nepal aims at 2 million tourists, mostly Indians, by 2020

BHUBANESWAR, JULY 8: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has chalked out an ambitious plan seeking to increase the number of Indian tourists visiting the Himalayan country by up to 30% within a year. As part of it, the NTB has launched…

Put off by US, Chinese students eye other universities

Beijing, July 8: Caught in the crossfire of the US-China trade war, Chinese students are looking for alternative study destinations — threatening to turn off an important source of revenue for American universities. China accounts for nearly a third of…

Pak judge ‘blackmailed’ into issuing verdict against Sharif: Maryam

Lahore, July 7: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Maryam Nawaz has released a video clip purportedly showing an accountability court judge allegedly confessing that he was “blackmailed and forced” to convict former premier Nawaz Sharif in a corruption case. Addressing a…