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May 18, 2018 5:13 PM Newly-wed couple shot dead in Umerkot for 'contracting free will marriage'

A newly-wed couple was shot dead on Friday in Umerkot district allegedly by the woman's brother for contracting free-will marriage. The Pithoro police station in Umerkot district have registered a first investigation report (FIR) against Adeel for killing his sister and her husband allegedly for contracting a free-will marriage. According to Muhammad

May 12, 2018 12:00 AM US man shot by his own dog

WASHINGTON: A 51-year-old man from Iowa was shot by his own dog while playing with the pet in his home, local media reported Friday. Richard Remme of Fort Dodge was encouraging his dog Balew, a cross between a pit bull and a labrador, to jump on his lap as he lay on his sofa when the dog apparently flicked the safety catch off the 9mm pistol he was carrying

May 11, 2018 4:27 PM Ahsan Iqbal recovering well, will continue his treatment in Pakistan, says son

LAHORE: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, who was injured in gun attack last weekend, is recovering well, his son Ahmad Iqbal informed media here Friday. Speaking to media outside the Services Hospital Lahore, Ahmad said it was Ahsan Iqbal's decision to get treated at a Public Hospital despite offers by leading Private Hospitals, adding that his decision 11

May 11, 2018 12:00 AM Five killed in ‘US raid’ in Somalia

MOGADISHU: Five civilians have been shot dead in an alleged raid involving US forces in southern Somalia, elders said Thursday. Ali Mohamed Moalin, a traditional elder close to Afgoye in Lower Shabelle where the alleged raid took place on Wednesday night, said “two military helicopters” were involved as well as “some foreign special forces”. District 2

May 9, 2018 12:00 AM Canada school shooter sentenced to life in prison

OTTAWA: A student who shot dead four people and injured seven others at a home and a school in the remote Canadian indigenous community of La Loche was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison. Under the terms of the concurrent sentence, he would not be eligible for parole for at least 10 years. The young man, who cannot be identified under Canadian law, was only 17 years 6

May 8, 2018 12:00 AM Iraqi candidate for parliament shot dead near Mosul

BAGHDAD: An Iraqi parliamentary candidate was shot dead late on Sunday in his home near the city of Mosul, a family member and a security official said, less than a week before elections. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the shooting of Farouk Zarzour in the village of al-Lazaka, but security officials disputed that claim and said they were treating 1

May 8, 2018 12:00 AM Late charge lifts Day to Wells Fargo victory

MIAMI, Florida: Australia’s Jason Day birdied two of the last three holes on Sunday to capture the Wells Fargo Championship, collecting his 12th career US PGA title and second of the year. Day, the 2015 PGA Championship winner, held off Americans Aaron Wise and Nick Watney with a final-round two-under par 69 to finish 72 holes on 12-under 272 for a two-stroke 3

May 6, 2018 3:04 PM Condemnations pour in after gun attack on Ahsan Iqbal

KARACHI: Condemnations poured in from across Pakistan on Sunday after Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal narrowly escaped an assassination attempt in Narowal. Ahsan Iqbal was returning from a corner meeting in Kanjrur town of Narowal when he was shot at by a gunman. According to medics and family, Ahsan Iqbal was out of danger after being shot in the right 4

May 5, 2018 12:00 AM 6 labourers shot dead in Balochistan

QUETTA: Unknown gunmen shot dead six labourers in Kharan, officials said Friday, in the latest bout of violence to rock the region. The murders took place overnight in Lajjey, about 170 kilometres southwest of Quetta, where Taliban and Baloch separatists are active. “Unidentified gunmen shot dead six labourers and wounded another, who is in a critical 1

May 5, 2018 12:00 AM 30 Palestinians hurt as Israeli troops fire bullets at protesters

GAZA BORDER: Israeli troops fired tear gas and live rounds at Palestinians thronging the Gaza-Israel border on Friday as part of a long-running protest, injuring about 30 people. Medics said 10 people were shot and wounded and 20 more treated for gas inhalation on the Palestinian side of the 25-mile (40 km) border fence, where Gazans set up tent encampments 4