‘Holy warrior’ selfies: Pakistan teen feted for killing US blasphemy suspect

Faisal Khan, a 15-year-old Pakistani, beams for selfies with lawyers and police. Thousands hail him in the streets as a “holy warrior.” His claim to adulation? Allegedly gunning down in open court an American accused of blasphemy, a capital crime in this Islamic republic. Khan is charged with murder, which also carries a death sentence. […]

Misbah adamant Pakistan can ‘come back’ in England series

Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq has insisted his side can “fight back” from their agonising defeat by England in time for the second Test starting on Thursday. The tourists, following six months on the sidelines because of the coronavirus, were on course to go 1-0 up in the three-match series after dominating the majority of the first […]

“I don’t want to fly again”: Surviving India’s worst crash in 10 years

Seated on the last row of the plane, Muhammed Junaid sensed something was amiss when Air India Express flight IX 1344 from Dubai was jerked around by strong winds as it approached the southern Indian city of Kozhikode late on Friday. After an aborted attempt, the aircraft swung around and touched down on the runway, […]

Akram disappointed with Ali’s captaincy in Manchester

Pakistan captain Azhar Ali “missed a trick” several times in the opening test against England and their three-wicket loss will hurt the team and their fans, according to bowling great Wasim Akram. Ali and his men held the upper hand for most part of the series opener and had England, chasing 277 for victory, reeling […]

Community members organise memorial run to honour slain Indian-American researcher

Hundreds of community members at Plano city in Texas state of the US have organised a memorial run in honour of an Indian-American woman researcher and athlete who was killed last week while she was out jogging. According to the police, 43-year-old Sarmistha Sen was randomly attacked and killed while jogging on August 1 near […]

IPL Chinese sponsor deal suspension ‘not financial crisis’: Ganguly

India’s cricket chief Sourav Ganguly says the Indian Premier League’s decision to suspend a lucrative contract with its main sponsor, the Chinese phone maker Vivo, following a deadly border clash between the two nations is “just a blip”. The IPL last week suspended the agreement with Vivo, which signed a five-year contract in 2017 worth […]

At least 43 killed in monsoon-triggered India landslide

At least 43 bodies have been recovered after a massive landslide triggered by monsoon rains swept away dozens of tea estate workers in southwestern India, police said Sunday. The landslide in Idukki district, around 250 kilometres (155 miles) from Kerala state’s capital Thiruvananthapuram, occurred Friday but the ongoing search and rescue efforts have been hampered […]

Priti Patel fumes at ‘unacceptably high, shameful’ illegal Channel crossings

PRITI PATEL has described the volume of migrants crossing the English Channel as “appalling and unacceptably high”, and called on France to help keep numbers down. The home secretary made her comments on social media the day after British border officials detained 235 migrants as they tried to cross the narrow stretch of water between […]

Death toll from Indian passenger aircraft accident rises to 18

THE death toll from an Indian passenger aircraft accident has risen to 18, while 16 people have been severely injured, a senior government official said on Saturday (8). The Air India Express plane, which was repatriating Indians stranded in Dubai due to the coronavirus pandemic, overshot the runway of the Calicut International Airport in heavy […]

BREAKING: Air India plane crashes in Kerala

FATALITIES were feared after a passenger jet carrying nearly 200 people from Dubai crash-landed at an airport in southern India on Friday (7) and broke in two, officials and reports said. The Air India Express jet crashed at Kozhikode airport in Kerala. The aircraft skidded off the runway at the airport upon landing, local media reported. […]

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