Heinous crime: Three arrested for gang rape, murder

BAHAWALPUR:  “Police have arrested the criminals involved in the rape and murder of a 15-year-old boy abducted on August 11 from Yazman,” District Police Officer Sohail Habib Tajik told a press conference here on Thursday. He said a complaint was registered by the boy’s father, Muhammad Hanif, with Yazman police after which a team, led by DSP Mehmood Shahid, was ...

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Parties blame rivals for attacks, rigging

KARACHI:  For the opposition parties in Sindh, the presence of the army, Rangers and the police at the polling stations was merely a “face-saving” act. The security forces have not played their role in making the by-elections neutral, the lawmakers felt. “The workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) have attacked our party activists in Korangi while the police and ...

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Rockets fired at northern Israel

Four rockets are fired from southern Lebanon across the border into Israel but there are no reports of casualties.

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The Wimbledon greats

Open Court sifts through the archive to bring you some of its favorite interviews.

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Is UK using tactics of despotic state?

British journalism is under siege. With no settlement yet on press regulation following last year’s judicial inquiry into phone hacking, this week has seen another seminal moment. Once again The Guardian, now clearly one of the crusading newspapers of the world, is at the heart of matters.

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Police brutality: Cases against 6 policemen for death in custody

FAISALABAD:  Cases have been registered against six police officials, including the Lundianwala station house officer (SHO), on murder charge on Thursday. Police officials said Lundianwala police had arrested Muhammad Danish, a resident of Syedwala, in a murder case on Sunday. Danish fainted during interrogation and was taken to Jaranwala tehsil headquarters hospital and then Allied Hospital Faisalabad on Monday where ...

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Afridi fans head to Atrium for country’s first sports film

KARACHI:  Hundreds of Shahid Afridi fans headed to the Atrium Cinemas on Wednesday with hopes of getting a ticket to become the first-day-first-show audience of Pakistan’s first sports flick, which is named after the star cricketer. Even if cricket-crazed fans failed to get the tickets, their excitement lived on as they became part of the public red carpet for the ...

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Stars on global treadmill

Business is booming for English Premier League clubs touring Asia, but is it the best way for their players to prepare for the new season?

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Biotech can help small farmers

Kenyan conservationist Calestous Juma explains how genetic engineering doesn’t have to threaten small-scale farmers.

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Model Town Society: Registrar to decide power supply cases

LAHORE:  The Lahore High Court on Thursday set aside the registrar for cooperative societies’ (RCS) order to the Model Town Society to restore the power supply to residential buildings being used for commercial purposes. Chief Justiuce Umar Ata Badial, while disposing of the society’s appeal against the registrar’s order, directed all aggrieved parties to approach the RCS, who would decide ...

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Caught at last: Police nab Don Golo just as he made a run with the money

SUKKUR:  The anxiety of clients of Sindh’s very own Double Shah, Amanat Ali aka Don Golo, has been somewhat put to rest after the man, known for doubling people’s money within a month, was arrested by the Ghotki police on Thursday evening. Ghotki SSP Abdul Salam Shaikh, while confirmed the arrest, told The Express Tribune that Don Golo had taken ...

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Deadly Sudan floods ‘affect 300,000’

More than 300,000 people in Sudan have been hit by floods that have already killed nearly 50 people in August, the World Health Organization says.

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Murray wins Wimbledon

CNN’s Pedro Pinto talks to Andy Murray who made history by becoming the first British man to win Wimbledon since 1936.

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Will Syria claim put pressure on U.S.?

The Obama administration is likely to come under new pressure to take more decisive steps in Syria following opposition claims that Bashar al-Assad’s government used chemical weapons to kill hundreds of people.

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