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October 19, 2018 12:00 AM Crucial last QAT round begins today

ISLAMABAD: Going into the last round of the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy (QAT) Friday, PTV is hanging by a thread to stay in contention for a place in the first class cricket next season. With just 12 points, PTV is currently placed at the bottom amongst the departmental teams and are facing a real tough ask to beat or at least get three points from a match against

October 17, 2018 12:00 AM UN warns of ‘perfect storm’ of hunger

ROME: A potent combination of hunger, climate change and man-made conflicts are creating a "perfect storm", the head of the UN’s food arm warned on Tuesday in a call to action on World Food Day. "You’ve got a nightmare, the perfect storm heading your way," David Beasley, World Food Programme (WFP) chief, said in a speech in Rome, where the United Nations’

October 15, 2018 12:00 AM Squash: Farhan downs Chi Him Wong after tough battle

LAHORE: The second round matches were decided in the Faletti’s International Men’s and Women’s Squash Championship 2018 played here at the Punjab Squash Complex on Sunday. In the first match of the men’s second round, Farhan Mehboob of Pakistan defeated Chi Him Wong of Hong Kong by 3-2 after a tough battle of 53 minutes. The score was 11-6, 14-16, 11-5, 4-11, 11-9. The second

October 15, 2018 12:00 AM Mixed fortune for Inayatullah at Youth Olympic Games

KARACHI: Pakistan’s young wrestler Inayatullah set his bronze medal fight against a grappler of the United States when he showed mixed results in his first two bouts of the 65 kilogramme event at the Youth Olympic Games being held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Sunday. His bronze medal fight was scheduled to be held at 1:15am PST last night

October 15, 2018 12:00 AM Shooting at toddler’s Texas birthday party leaves 4 dead

WASHINGTON: A dispute between members of two families at a toddler´s first birthday party in Texas erupted into gunfire, leaving four men dead and a fifth wounded, police confirmed Sunday. The fight broke out Saturday evening in a house in the small town of Taft, on the Gulf Coast near the city of Corpus Christi, said Sergeant Nathan Brandley, a spokesman

October 15, 2018 12:00 AM Australia kangaroo attack leaves three hurt

SYDNEY: Three members of an Australian family used a broom and a shovel to fight off a rare attack by a large kangaroo that left all of them injured, one seriously. Linda Smith, 64, suffered a collapsed lung, broken ribs, cuts and other internal injuries, and underwent surgery in hospital on Sunday after the Saturday evening attack at her property in the Darling

October 13, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan ready for ‘dangerous’ Australia, says Arthur

DUBAI: Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur admitted Australia will be a “dangerous” proposition in the second Test after they clung on for an improbable draw in a thrilling series opener in Dubai. Australia put up a remarkable fightback to deny Pakistan victory on a wearing fifth day pitch, as they avoided defeat by holding on with just two wickets remaining 3

October 10, 2018 12:00 AM Cannavaro says CSL title race ‘will go to last game’

SHANGHAI: Fabio Cannavaro expects the Chinese Super League (CSL) title race between his side Guangzhou Evergrande and leaders Shanghai SIPG to go to “the last minute of the last game”. A four-horse race a couple of months ago has been reduced to a straight fight between the two sides after Shandong Luneng and Beijing Guoan fell away.With five games left, the expensive 1

October 7, 2018 12:00 AM John Bolton terms talks with Qureshi positive

WASHINGTON: US National Security Adviser John Bolton has said that he held constructive talks with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi during his visit. Speaking to the media, Bolton said, "Qureshi and I discussed the security assistance that was suspended earlier this year." FM Qureshi met Bolton and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington

October 6, 2018 1:48 AM Turn a page and move forward, Bolton urges Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The White House has said that the United States still believes the inception of a new government in Pakistan provides an opportunity to “turn a page and move forward” — towards rebuilding a strong relationship between the two countries. On Oct 2, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi visited Washington on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s 5 1