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September 24, 2018 12:00 AM Ginting stuns Momota to take China Open title

CHANGZHOU, China: Japan’s Kento Momota suffered a shock loss in China on Sunday as he was bested by Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in just two sets. The third seed, who took the Japan Open title on home ground last week, was beaten by world number 13 Ginting 23-21, 21-19. In a closely fought final, Momota had been leading in early moments but Ginting 1

September 23, 2018 12:00 AM 29 killed in Iran military parade attack

TEHRAN: Militants shot dead at least 29 people including women and children in an attack Saturday on an Iranian military parade claimed by the Islamic State group, as Tehran accused a US ally in the region of the assault. The attack in the southwestern city of Ahvaz came as the country marked the anniversary of the start of its 1980-1988 war with Saddam 1

September 17, 2018 12:00 AM Alvarez downs Golovkin with majority decision win

LAS VEGAS, Nevada: Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez ended Gennady Golovkin’s unbeaten reign as unified middleweight champion here Saturday, battling to victory by majority decision in a pulsating rematch. Alvarez showed skill and durability to outlast Golovkin in another attritional contest between the two evenly-matched rivals at the T-Mobile Arena, one year after 3

September 17, 2018 12:00 AM Hundreds protest against pension reforms in St Petersburg

SAINT PETERSBURG: Up to thousand protestors demonstrated in Russia’s second largest city of Saint Petersburg on Sunday against a plan to raise the state pension age which has sparked public anger. Between 800 and 1,000 people gathered in a small park for an authorised demonstration to urge President Vladimir Putin’s government to "Raise the pension

September 11, 2018 12:00 AM Djokovic downs Del Potro to claim US Open title

NEW YORK: Novak Djokovic clinched his third US Open title on Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 triumph over Juan Martin del Potro, taking him level with Pete Sampras’s mark of 14 Grand Slams. Djokovic, playing in his eighth final in New York and already the champion in 2011 and 2015, is now just three Slams behind Rafael Nadal and six back from the all-time

September 10, 2018 12:00 AM Seven arrested on charge of killing girl in Bajaur

KHAR: Seven persons were arrested on the charge of killing of a minor girl at Mamond tehsil in Bajaur district, an official said on Sunday. Talking to the reporters, Assistant Commissioner Nawagai Anwarul Haq said the seven persons were arrested for killing a girl Mohtarma whose body was found dumped at a deserted place in Mamond on Friday. He said the accused 1

September 2, 2018 12:00 AM Nadal survives US Open scare

NEW YORK: World number one and defending champion Rafael Nadal came back from a set and break down to defeat Karen Khachanov 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3) and reach the US Open fourth round on Friday. Victory for the 32-year-old Nadal put him into the last 16 in New York for the 10th time and on course to add to his 2010, 2013 and 2017 titles. However

August 14, 2018 11:33 AM In pictures: Smiles, sweets and flags ─ Pakistanis celebrate country's 71st birthday

Smiles are everywhere and the atmosphere crackles with excitement as Pakistanis across the country celebrate their... Smiles are everywhere and the atmosphere crackles with excitement as Pakistanis across the country celebrate their nation's 71st anniversary of independence. The festivities officially kicked off last night, with charged youngsters racing 3

August 11, 2018 9:55 AM Sessions court issues notices to Punjab interim CM, home minister

A sessions court in Lahore on Saturday heard an appeal against Punjab's caretaker Chief Minister Hasan Askari and Home Minister Shaukat Javed for allegedly taking discriminatory measures against PML-N workers. The petition, filed by PML-N leader Rana Mashhood, was heard by Additional Sessions Judge Mohammad Arif Mujahid. In his appeal, Mashhood claimed 5

August 5, 2018 2:27 AM Trump and Erdogan square up for a fight

PRESIDENT Donald Trump may have squabbled with Western European leaders on a trip to Nato headquarters last month and cast the European Union as a “foe” but he displayed plenty of warmth for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to one account, Trump “fist-bumped” his Turkish counterpart when they met in Brussels, praising a leader known 31