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  • John Berger, pioneering art critic and author, dies at 90

    PARIS: John Berger, the British art critic, intellectual and prodigious author whose pioneering 1972 book and the BBC series it spawned, “Ways of Seeing,” redefined the way a generation saw art, died on Monday...

    Simon McBurney, the British actor and a friend of Berger’s, said that Berger died at his home in the Paris suburb of Antony...

  • 2006 Fokker crash SHO told to submit report about registration of case

    MULTAN: An additional district and sessions judge on Wednesday directed the Cantonment SHO to submit a report on a petition seeking registration of a case against former officials of PIA and CAA for their alleged negligence in the Fokker crash incident in 2006...

    The court directed the SHO concerned to submit a report on the issue before his court on June 23...

  • ADB climate change report paints apocalyptic scenario for Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: It is anticipated that Pakistan’s greenhouse emissions will double in two years and surge 14 times by 2050 — much higher than the world average...

    These dire warnings were a part of the Climate Change Profile of Pakistan, prepared by Dr Qamar Uz Zaman Chaudhry, an international climate technology expert and former director general of the Pakistan Meteoro­logical Department...

  • PMA report paints bleak picture of country’s healthcare system

    KARACHI: Chronic neglect by successive governments towards fundamental human needs, primary healthcare and preventive healthcare strategies including infection control practices explains why Pakistan has failed miserably to show improvement in the health sector...

    These points were raised at a press conference held at the PMA House on Friday for the launch of a report titled Health of the Nation...

  • Indian court finds 12 guilty of 2006 Mumbai train bombings

    NEW DELHI: An Indian court on Friday convicted 12 of planning blasts that ripped through Mumbai commuter trains in 2006, killing more than 180 people and wounding hundreds...

    The 12 men who were convicted have been idetified as Kamal Ansari, Asif Khan, Mohammed Faisal Ataur Rahman Shaikh, Ehtesham Kutubuddin Siddiqui, Naveed Hussain Khan, Tanvir Ansari, Mohammed Majid Shafi, Shaikh Mohammed Ali Alam Shaikh, Mohammeed Ansari, Muzammil...

  • Nishtar Park massacre case of 2006 may take several more years to conclude

    More than 50 people, including several religious leaders, were killed and over 100 others were wounded in the massive bombing that ripped through a congregation of Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) at Nishtar Park in April 2006...

    According to the prosecution, the massive bomb blast took place near the stage when participants in the 12th Rabiul Awwal congregation were offering Maghrib prayers at Nishtar Park on April 11, 2006...

  • ‘German football officials knew about 2006 Cup payment’

    FRANKFURT: In a political feud that could tarnish the reputation of Franz Beckenbauer, the former president of the German football federation has accused 2006 World Cup officials of knowing about a questionable payment to FIFA as early as 2002...

    Niersbach has said he first heard of the payment this year and learned the details only last week from Beckenbauer, the former Germany great who was the president of the 2006 organising...

  • Was the 2006 FIFA World Cup bought?

    BERLIN: The German FA (DFB) is set to answer corruption allegations on Friday as accusations the 2006 World Cup was “bought “threaten to give FIFA another headache...

    The 2006 finals were lauded in Germany as a huge success with fans from all the world lapping up the well-organised tournament over four sun-soaked weeks...

  • Anwar Ali emerges from shadows of that 2006 spell

    Pakistan all-rounder Anwar Ali, who once ironed socks for a living as a teenage factory labourer, may have finally found his feet in international cricket after years of unfulfilled promise...

    Ali smashed a 17-ball 46 with four towering sixes and three fours to help Pakistan clinch a last-gasp over win in the second Twenty20 against Sri Lanka in Colombo in their recently concluded tour, prompting fans to hail him as the second coming...

  • Fed edges towards its first rate hike since 2006

    WASHINGTON: The Federal Reserve is getting close to raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, perhaps in September...

    When it meets this week, though, don’t expect any timetable for a rate hike to be spelled out in a post-meeting statement
  • German prosecutors ‘looking into’ 2006 World Cup graft claims

    BERLIN: German prosecutors said Monday they were looking into, but not yet formally investigating, claims that Germany bribed football officials to win the right to host the 2006 World Cup...

    ”Germany won the right to host the 2006 World Cup by beating South Africa with 12 votes to 11 after New Zealand’s Charles Dempsey abstained in the final ballot...

  • FIFA opens probe into 2006 World Cup bidding

    ZURICH: The FIFA ethics committee opened a bribery investigation Tuesday into Franz Beckenbauer and other officials from Germany’s 2006 World Cup bid team...

    Beckenbauer, FIFA executive committee member Wolfgang Niersbach and other officials were targeted three weeks ago in an inquiry report by a law firm commissioned by the German football federation...

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