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July 7, 2018 12:00 AM Edmund shoulders burden of facing Djokovic

LONDON: When Andy Murray was ending Britain’s 76-year wait for a Grand Slam champion at the US Open in 2012, a teenage Kyle Edmund was recovering from a morale-sapping loss at a third-tier event in Canada, earning the princely sum of $200 in the process. Fast forward six years and it is Edmund who carries British hopes at Wimbledon as his compatriots 4

June 28, 2018 12:00 AM SC adjourns contempt hearing against Jang Group

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday directed Editor-in-Chief Jang Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman to tender an unconditional apology in a contempt case and adjourned the hearing for today (Thursday). A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar resumed hearing into a contempt petition, filed by former deputy attorney 1

June 24, 2018 12:00 AM India rout Pakistan in Champions Trophy opener

LAHORE: India trounced Pakistan by four goals in the opening match of the Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Breda, Holland on Saturday. The 37th (also the last) edition of the Champions Trophy kicked off with an encounter between the traditional rivals, Pakistan and India. Though the score line of 4-0 gives the impression of a one-sided contest but it was a close 1

June 23, 2018 6:07 PM TTP appoints new leader after deadly drone strike

Tehreek-e-Taliban Taliban (TTP) announced it had appointed a new leader on Saturday after the militant group confirmed for the first time its former chief Maulana Fazlullah was killed in a US drone strike last week. Fazlullah is believed to have ordered the failed 2012 assassination of Malala Yousafzai, who became a global symbol of the fight for girls 3

June 23, 2018 2:40 PM TTP appoints Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud as chief after Fazlullah's killing

The banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced it had appointed a new leader on Saturday after the militant group confirmed for the first time its former chief Mullah Fazlullah was killed in a US drone strike last week. US forces targeted Fazlullah in a counterterrorism strike on June 14 in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, close to the border

June 22, 2018 12:00 AM KSA gives Pakistan 150 tons of dates

ISLAMABAD: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has provided Pakistan 150 tons of high quality dates for distribution among the needy as a tradition this year. The distribution was made mostly in the Holy month of Ramadan. According to media section of the Saudi embassy the dates were made available on the instructions of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman

June 21, 2018 12:00 AM Ashes to kick off new World Test Championship

NEW DELHI: The Ashes between arch rivals England and Australia will kick off the mammoth new World Test Championship in July next year, according to a world governing body schedule released Wednesday. The nine top-ranked sides in the world will compete in the new touranment, with each side playing six series on a home-and-away basis against mutually 3

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Federer wins Mercedes Cup

STUTTGART: Roger Federer beat Milos Raonic to win the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, his first event for two and a half months. The Swiss had not played since the Miami Open in March, after choosing to miss the clay-court season, but the win in Germany gives him a 98th Tour title. Federer, 36, beat Canadian Raonic 6-4 7-6 (7-3) in the final. The 20-time 2

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Woman gives birth on Paris train!

PARIS: A woman gave birth on a Paris train on Monday, prompting the French capital’s transport network to offer her newborn boy free rail travel until he turns 25. The train stopped at the Auber station in central Paris as the woman went into advanced labour and the baby was born at 11.40 am, helped by around 15 people including emergency workers, police 1

June 16, 2018 12:00 AM Trump says he will not sign moderate ‘Dreamer’ immigration bill

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not sign the more moderate of two bills under consideration in the U. S. House of Representatives that are meant to address the threat of deportation hanging over the United States´ “Dreamer” immigrants. “I´m looking at both of them. I certainly wouldn´t sign the more moderate one,” Trump said in an interview 5