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Attacks on journalists continue with impunity

The News International - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Killers are roaming the streets of Karachi. They murder with impunity. Each unpunished death makes them stronger. A case in point is the attack on Hamid Mir, senior anchorman and journalist at Geo News.
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End of ceasefire by TTP

Business Recorder - ‎2 hours ago‎
The TTP has announced its decision not to extend the ceasefire, saying it would keep the dialogue option open provided the government took steps indicating "clear progress" on its two key demands.
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Whole nation stands behind army: Nawaz

Daily Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
KAKUL/ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said that the whole nation was standing united behind its armed forces and the state, despite financial problems, was providing the defence forces with all the possible resources to make the ...
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Struggling Rafael Nadal seeks homeground solution

Times of India - ‎39 minutes ago‎
MADRID: World number one Rafael Nadal targets a ninth Barcelona Open title this week desperate to prove his shock Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinal exit is not a sign of decline.
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Movie Review: 'Transcendence'

Science Fiction - ‎2 hours ago‎
Transcendence Johnny Depp poster While it didn't exactly make my most anticipated movies list this year, I was still very curious about 'Transcendence'.
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Underwater search for MH370 to be complete in 5-7 days: Australian officials

Straits Times - ‎20 hours ago‎
Boatswain's Mate, Able Seaman Morgan Macdonald observes markers from a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3K Orion as HMAS Perth searches for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean on April 13, 2014.
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Drone In Yemen Kills At Least 9 Al-Qaida Members - ‎5 hours ago‎
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - A U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen killed at least nine suspected al-Qaida militants and three civilians Saturday, authorities said, as part of America's ongoing strikes in the country against what it considers the terror network's most ...
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The Aftermath of Everest's Deadly Avalanche

National Geographic - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Sherpa communities and those set to climb Everest are grieving and "in shock" after the avalanche that killed 16 mountaineers.
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Four French Journalists Freed After 10 Months of Captivity in Syria

Slate Magazine (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
Four French journalists who were captured in Syria 10 months ago were released on the Turkish border and are on their way home. The men are reportedly in good health but it's unclear how the release came about and if anybody paid a ransom, reports the ...
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Young Algerians say Bouteflika win dashes hopes for change

Business Recorder - ‎3 hours ago‎
image ALGIERS: A day after Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term, many young people in the oil-rich nation wonder if the next generation will ever have a chance to rule.
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We're in Abuja with you, Boko Haram tells Jonathan

Nigerian Tribune - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Six days after the deadly bomb blast that claimed over 100 hundred lives, at Nyanya on the outskirts of Abuja, the Boko Haram sect has claimed responsibility for the attack.
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SC rejects Imran Khan's petition against NAB chief's appointment

The Nation - ‎6 hours ago‎
Do you believe that the suspects linked to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi arrested by the Punjab Police will be successfully prosecuted? Yes. No.
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Pakistani 'mercenaries' being sent to Syria?

Business Recorder - ‎16 hours ago‎
Senator Afrasiab Khattak of Awami National Party (ANP) on Friday made shocking revelations on the floor of Senate that Pakistani labourers working in the Gulf are being sent to Syria as mercenaries to fight against the Syrian government.
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Nation proud of Army's sacrifices: Khawaja Asif

The Nation - ‎11 hours ago‎
Do you believe that the suspects linked to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi arrested by the Punjab Police will be successfully prosecuted? Yes. No.
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Rs4.3b community school project gets green signal

Oman Tribune - ‎43 minutes ago‎
ISLAMABAD The federal government on Saturday approved a project to establish basic education community schools across the country - in what it calls an effort to increase the overall literacy rate in the country.
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Power plant investors: Get licence in 10 days, states NEPRA

The Express Tribune - ‎4 hours ago‎
Nepra has already announced tariff for wind and coal energy to encourage investment in this area. PHOTO: FILE. LAHORE: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) Chairman Khawaja Muhammad Naeem has categorically stated that all the ...
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Divestment of PPL shares: PC considers presentations

Business Recorder - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Evaluation Committee of the Privatisation Commission (PC) on Friday considered the presentations of four consortia that qualified as Financial Advisor for the divestment of up to 5 percent government''s share in Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL).
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Supreme Court asks media not to 'misreport' 3G/4G auction

Business Recorder - ‎16 hours ago‎
The Supreme Court, on the request of Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Friday asked mediapersons not to sensationalise and misreport 3G/4G auction.
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3G, 4G spectrum auction to help raise GDP growth

Daily Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has finalised a unique plan to conduct the much-awaited auction of 3G and 4G licences with the help of Simultaneous Multiple Round Ascending Auction (SMRA) mechanism to ensure secrecy ...
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Back to the future — again!

The News on Sunday - ‎3 hours ago‎
Rashid Latif has reversed his decision to join PCB as chief selector. The Board chairman is taking long-term decisions not knowing whether he will once again be booted out of the Gaddafi Stadium.
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Suspension of National Olympic Committee : IOC invites Pakistan Govt for ...

Daily Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
LAHORE: While giving no indication of reviewing its stance over suspending Pakistan in July for violating the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Charter, the IOC accepting the government request has proposed May 21 to continue the dialogue with the ...
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FRIENDS: Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, left, with Gabriel Garcia Marquez ...

Irish Independent - ‎10 minutes ago‎
GABRIEL Garcia Marquez, who died last Thursday aged 87, was widely regarded as one of the 20th century's finest writers. A leading exponent of the Latin American 'School of Magic Realism', he created two of the greatest examples of the genre with his ...
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Colours of Punjab dominate Lok Mela

Pakistan Today - ‎7 hours ago‎
The colours of Punjabi culture dominate ongoing Lok Mela organised by Lok Virsa, where maestro artisans and folk singers from all over the province are showing their skills.

In memorium: Two years on, civil society remembers Abeda Iqbal Azad

The Express Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
The fans and admirers of Abeda Iqbal Azad will mark the second death anniversary of the celebrated poet, journalist and short-story writer.
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To make Pakistan polio-free

Frontier Post - ‎Apr 18, 2014‎
A meeting was held at the GHQ Rawalpindi after the government's request for providing security to polio teams, which was attended representatives from the World Health Organization (WHO), federal government and Khyber-pakhtunkhwa government.
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Seminar: 'Service delivery crucial for health sector'

The Express Tribune - ‎20 hours ago‎
Rafique says govt launched Essential Health Services Package to ensure better delivery of services to citizens. By Our Correspondent.
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Meet Kepler-186f: First exoplanet found to be 'almost like Earth'

The Star Online - ‎Apr 18, 2014‎
For the first time, scientists have found an Earth-sized world they've named Kepler-186f orbiting in a life-friendly zone around a distant star called Kepler-186.
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SpaceX achieves controlled landing of Falcon 9 first stage

Spaceflight Now - ‎1 hour ago‎
SpaceX says it made two key strides toward the eventual reusability of the Falcon 9 rocket this week with the controlled splashdown of the rocket's first stage in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday and the successful first flight of a booster prototype from the company's ...
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Possibly habitable planet spotted 500 light-years away

allvoices - ‎1 hour ago‎
An earth-size planet orbiting in its sun's habitable zone has been spotted for the first time, US space scientists announced Thursday.
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LADEE ends mission with planned impact on the moon

Spaceflight Now - ‎3 hours ago‎
Closing out a trailblazing six-month mission at the moon, NASA's LADEE spacecraft impacted the lunar surface early Friday as designed after surveying the moon's tenuous atmosphere, measuring dust particles and demonstrating a breakthrough laser ...
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