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July 13, 2018 11:38 AM 70 dead, 120 injured in Mastung blast targeting Balochistan Awami Party corner meeting

At least 70 people, including politician Nawabzada Siraj Raisani, were killed and 120 injured in a deadly blast in Balochistan's Mastung district Friday afternoon, provincial Health Minister Faiz Kakar confirmed to DawnNewsTV. Balochistan's Civil Defence Director Aslam Tareen as well as Bungalzai both said the blast was a suicide attack. Tareen said 8 to 10 kilograms 7

July 13, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Ill-planned’ Haj flight operation PIA feared to suffer huge loss

PESHAWAR: The crisis-hit Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) may suffer a huge loss due to 'ill-planning' of the management for the forthcoming Haj flight operation, sources said. The PIA did not acquire planes on lease for the Haj flight operation to be started shortly. "And now the national flag carrier is going to cancel/reschedule flights for Europe 2

July 12, 2018 12:00 AM Benitez keen on staying, but squad needs to improve

LONDON: Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez was keen to stay at the Premier League side for “five or 10 years” provided he and the team’s ownership can work in unison to improve their squad. Benitez arrived at St James’ Park in 2016 and led the team back to the Premier League and then ensured their top-flight survival last season.The 58-year-old is in discussions 3

July 11, 2018 12:00 AM Injury ends season for Qatar world champion Barshim

DOHA: World champion high jumper Mutaz Barshim has been ruled out for the rest of the season because of an ankle injury, the Qatar Athletics Federation announced on Tuesday. In a statement, the QAF said Barshim, who won gold at the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London, damaged ankle ligaments in Hungary earlier this month.He injured himself while

July 10, 2018 12:00 AM More monsoon rains from today

Islamabad: The Pakistan Meteorological Department has forecast the start of a fresh round of monsoon rains in the country, including Islamabad and Rawalpindi, today (Tuesday). According to the weathermen, the wet spell will last three to four days. The monsoon season had begun in the country on last Monday, causing heavy, destructive rains in central

July 10, 2018 12:00 AM British Open prize fund grows to $10.5 million

LONDON: The prize fund for this year’s British Open has increased by $250,000 to a total of $10.5 million, with the winner set to take home $1.89 million, organisers Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (R&A) said on Monday. The third major of the year, which will be held at Carnoustie from July 19-22, will boost their prize fund further if more than 70 professional 1

July 9, 2018 12:00 AM Kamara, Ibrahimovic lead Galaxy to 4-0 win

NEW YORK: Ola Kamara scored against his former club and Zlatan Ibrahimovic continued hi torrid goal pace when the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated the Columbus Crew 4-0 at StubHub Centre in Carson, California on Saturday. Romain Alessandrini scored the final two goals in the 67th minute and in the third minute of stoppage time to complete the rout for LA. Kamara

July 7, 2018 12:00 AM Lyles lights up Lausanne, mayhem in 5000m

LAUSANNE: American sprinter Noah Lyles matched a season’s best time of 19.69sec in the men’s 200m as Birhanu Balew won a 5000m marred by final bend mayhem at the Lausanne Diamond League on Thursday. Fresh from setting a best time of the year to capture the US 100m title last month the 20-year-old Lyles had enough up his sleeve to deny his compatriot 6

July 7, 2018 12:00 AM Man United, Leicester to kick off Premier League season

LONDON: Manchester United and their new big signing Brazilian Fred will face Leicester City in the first game of the Premier League season after their home match was moved to Friday, August 10, due to television demands. United’s neighbours and reigning champions Manchester City will have to wait until Sunday for their first outing when they travel to Arsenal 5

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