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  • Ledecky makes history as records tumble in Budapest

    BUDAPEST: Katie Ledecky made history on Tuesday by becoming the first woman to win 12 world swimming championship gold medals, as world records were sent tumbling four times in the Budapest pool...

    The spiky relationship continued in Budapest with King celebrating her world record wildly and failing to make eye contact with Efimova who had to settle for bronze...

  • Holocaust documents found in Budapest

    BUDAPEST: A vast and historically valuable trove of Holocaust-era documents, long thought destroyed during World War II, has been found hidden in a wall cavity by a couple renovating their Budapest apartment...

    With the ink still readable — thanks to a lack of air in the cavity and nicotine from the heavy-smoking former owner — the yellowed papers were given to the Budapest City Archives...

  • Budapest withdraws bid to host 2024 Games

    BUDAPEST: Budapest ended its bid to host the 2024 Olympics on Wed­nesday, citing a lack of unity after a political movement opposing the move collected more than a quarter of a million signatures to force a referendum on the issue...

    Running alongside powerhouses Los Angeles and Paris, Budapest had been considered a long-shot candidate, pinning its hopes on the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Agenda 2020 initiative aimed at...

  • S. Korean families of Budapest boat tragedy victims visit scene

    BUDAPEST: South Korean relatives of victims of the Budapest boat tragedy on Friday visited the scene of the accident which left seven dead and 21 missing after a sightseeing boat sank...

    “We have firmly decided that we won’t give up our hopes about the possibility of finding survivors,” South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told a news conference in Budapest...

  • Budapest to stage 2022 Europa League final

    AMSTERDAM: Buda­pest has been chosen to stage the Europa League final in the 2021/22 season at the new 68,000-seat Puskas Arena, European football’s governing body UEFA announced Monday following an executive committee meeting in Amsterdam...

    The stadium in the Hungarian capital, built at a reported cost of about 600 million euros ($667 million), was opened last November and will be the only brand new venue used for the 2020 European...
  • Vessel carrying US military cargo calls at Pakistan’s port

    KARACHI: While confusion and frustration keep rising at the White House over the Afghan war, another vessel carrying military cargo and vehicles for US troops in Afghanistan called at Port Qasim on Wednesday...

    This is the third vessel in a short period of two months that called at the country’s port for unloading military hardware and trucks...

  • Shipping authorities deny hijacked vessel belongs to Pakistan

    KARACHI: Represen­ta­tives of the ports and shipping and mercantile marine departments said on Wed­nes­day that there was no cargo vessel or fishing boat registered in their record by the name of Salama-1...

    The statement comes days after reports of a Pakistani vessel getting hijacked by Somali pirates started doing the rounds in media...

  • Indian claims of military supplies aboard Pakistan-bound vessel factually incorrect: FO

    Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui on Saturday — commenting on allegations by Indian authorities regarding an item seized from a detained Pakistan-bound Chinese merchant vessel — said claims regarding the possible military dimension of the item in question were factually incorrect...

    In a press release, the Foreign Office spokesperson said: "We have noted the reports about inspection and seizure by the Indian authorities of an...

  • Over 400 go missing as Chinese cruise vessel capsizes

    JIANLI COUNTY: Rescuers searched on Tuesday for more than 400 people, many of them elderly Chinese tourists, missing after a cruise boat was hit by a freak tornado and capsized on the Yangtze River in what could be China’s worst shipping disaster in nearly 70 years...

    Battling bad weather, divers and other rescue workers pulled five people they found trapped in the upturned hull of the four-deck Eastern Star, a small fraction of the 458...
  • China unveils island-building vessel

    BEIJING: China has unveiled a massive ship described as a “magic island maker” that is Asia’s largest dredging vessel, state media reported on Saturday...

    When testing of the ship is completed next June, it will be the most powerful such vessel in Asia, the paper noted, nicknaming it the “magic island maker”...

  • Navy launches 600-tonnes maritime patrol vessel

    Navy on Tuesday announced the launch of a 600-tonnes maritime patrol vessel (MPV) built for Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA)...

    The vessel is "a state of the art and multi-mission vessel with a steel hull and aluminum super structure," read a statement issued by the navy's media wing, adding that "the length of the vessel is 68...

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