Broad Peak climber loses four fingers over frostbite

World 10/13/21, 15:48

Fahad Badar, a Qatari mountaineering enthusiast, lost nearly all fingers of his left hand this month after unprecedented events interfered with his expedition in Broad Peak. The journey to conquer the world’s twelfth-highest mountain with a height of 26,4001 feet (8,047 meters) above sea level was kicked off in July, and ...

Fire on moving train kills 71 passengers in central Pakistan

Asia & Pacific 10/31/19, 04:49

A massive fire caused by a cooking gas stove erupted Thursday on a train traveling in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province, killing at least 71 passengers, officials said. Flames roared through the train cars as the train approached the town of Liaquatpur in Punjab, they said, the latest tragedy to hit Pakistan's ...

Trump on Afghanistan war: ‘I could win that war in a week’

U.S. 07/23/19, 06:30

President Trump on Monday, July 22, told reporters during a White House meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan that he could win the Afghanistan war in a week but does not want to do so because it could kill 10 million people.  "If we wanted to fight a war in ...

Everyone’s ‘scared’ of unpredictable Pakistan, says Sarfaraz

Sports 05/30/19, 10:41

Unpredictable. Erratic. Mercurial.They are words that have followed around Pakistan's cricket team for years. And — surprise, surprise! — they have popped up again ahead of its opening match in the Cricket World Cup.With some justification.Pakistan's Sarfaraz Ahmed is stumped by Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad during the ICC Cricket World Cup ...

Shahzad hurts leg, Afghanistan beats Pakistan in CWC warmup

Sports 05/24/19, 12:57

Afghanistan's three-wicket win over Pakistan in a Cricket World Cup warmup game on Friday might have come at a cost.Opening batsman and wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad retired hurt on 23 with an apparent injury to his left leg. He limped off at the County Ground in Bristol at the start of ...

Iran’s foreign minister in Pakistan amid tensions with US

Asia & Pacific 05/24/19, 01:32

Iran's foreign minister is in Pakistan on a critically timed visit amid a crisis between Tehran and Washington and ahead of next week's emergency Arab League meeting called by Saudi Arabia as regional tensions escalate.Mohammad Javad Zarif was holding talks on Friday with his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mehmood Qureshi.Ahead of ...

Out of India, Asia’s 4 other prospects at Cricket World Cup

Sports 05/23/19, 20:16

While India is Asia's obvious contender for the World Cup title, there are four other nations from the continent which could pose problems for highly-ranked teams.Among them, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are former World Cup winners. Bangladesh and Afghanistan are relatively new to the scene. Bangladesh has improved with ...

Kid’s question makes Cricket World Cup captains squirm

Sports 05/23/19, 10:59

Lined up on the stage like targets, the 10 captains of the Cricket World Cup teams laughed uncomfortably at the question posed to them by a kid with a microphone."If you could add one player to your squad from another team, which player would you choose?"Eoin Morgan and Virat Kohli, ...

Riaz’s Cricket World Cup selection dream comes true

Sports 05/21/19, 07:16

Wahab Riaz says he dreamed about being selected for Pakistan's Cricket World Cup squad about 10 days ago.This, despite not being in the 23-man preliminary squad, and not having played a one-day international since the 2017 Champions Trophy triumph in England.But Riaz's dream came true when the fast bowler was ...

Dawson & Archer in England CWC squad, Denly & Willey out

Sports 05/21/19, 03:47

Liam Dawson has come in from the cold to make England's Cricket World Cup squad at the expense of Joe Denly while David Willey has also missed the cut.Denly and Willey were in the provisional 15 picked last month but both men had their tournament dreams dashed when the final ...

Woakes takes 5-54 as England beats Pakistan in 5th ODI

Sports 05/19/19, 12:56

Pakistan recovered from a disastrous start to its run chase but still fell short as England won the fifth and final cricket one-day international by 54 runs on Sunday.England won the toss and chose to bat first at Headingley, reaching 351-9 with Joe Root (84 runs in 73 balls) and ...

England chases down 359, eases to 6-wicket win over Pakistan

Sports 05/14/19, 15:26

England's batsmen showed they are in prime form ahead of the Cricket World Cup by chasing down a target of 359 with 5.1 overs to spare to beat Pakistan in the third one-day international between the teams Tuesday.Jonny Bairstow struck a 93-ball 128 and had a 176-run partnership for the ...

Pakistani court grants month’s bail to 2 radical clerics

Asia & Pacific 05/14/19, 05:26

A defense lawyer says a Pakistani court has granted a month's release on bail to two clerics, leaders of a radical party behind widespread protests last year against the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case.Afrasiab Khan says the Lahore High Court on Tuesday ordered that Khadim Hussain ...

Pakistan falls short as England wins 2nd ODI by 12 runs

Sports 05/11/19, 14:49

Pakistan's run chase faltered in the last over as England clinched a 12-run victory in the second cricket one-day international on Saturday.England's heavyweight hitter Jos Buttler reached his eighth ODI century in just 50 balls and finished on 110 not out after Pakistan chose to bowl.Buttler and captain Eoin Morgan ...

Suicide bombing outside Pakistan shrine kills 8

Asia & Pacific 05/08/19, 02:23

A suicide bomber attacked security forces guarding a famous Sufi shrine in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Wednesday, killing at least eight people and wounding 23 others, police said.Officials said it was not clear if the target was the shrine itself, known as Data Darbar, or police outside guarding ...

Pakistani waiter finds fame as ‘Game of Thrones’ look-alike

Entertainment 05/06/19, 07:57

Until recently, a Pakistani waiter working in a small cafe in the city of Rawalpindi knew nothing about the TV series "Game of Thrones" — or its antihero character played by U.S. actor Peter Dinklage.But now, 26-year-old Rozi Khan has customers asking to have selfies taken with him and fields ...

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