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    Divers Reef Karachi Water Frenzy

  • ‘Titanic of the Mediterranean’ wreck lures thousands of divers to Cyprus

    ‘The wreck is treacherous’Over three decades later, divers zigzag between the sunken trucks, rusty but still intact, while the more experienced enter the dark caverns of the sleeping hulk or the upper car deck and accommodation area, some even making it to the engine room...

    Although no one died when Zenobia sank, the wreck has since claimed the lives of several scuba divers...

  • Czech divers search for new depths in world’s deepest cave

    PRAGUE: Czech divers are preparing to search the world’s deepest underwater cave again to see if there is more to be discoverer from its already record-breaking depths...

    The mini-submarine got then tangled in its cords on its way up and it has remained in the water, diver David Cani said, adding it could be hopefully retrieved in April...

  • Lighthouse opened on contested S. China Sea reef

    China’s transport ministry held a “completion ceremony”, marking the start of operations at the 55-metre high lighthouse on Subi Reef, where construction began in October, state news agency Xinhua said late on Tuesday...

    The US guided missile destroyer USS Lassen sailed within 12 nautical miles of Subi Reef in late October, drawing an angry rebuke from China, which called it “extremely irresponsible”...

  • China lands first military plane on disputed reef

    BEIJING: Beijing landed a military plane on a disputed South China Sea reef it has built up into an artificial island, officials said on Monday, in the first confirmation of such a flight...

    An air force plane landed on Fiery Cross reef in the Spratlys archipelago on Sunday to evacuate sick workers, a news report posted online by China’s defence ministry said...

  • Qatar coral reef in danger from warming seas

    DOHA: High sea temperatures off the coast of Qatar threaten precious coral reef and have caused mass deaths among some 20 types of fish, Doha-based marine researchers said on Monday...

    A study carried out by experts from Qatar University and the environment ministry last week has revealed that water temperatures during the fierce Gulf summer have passed 6 degrees Celsius...

  • Australia unveils starfish-killing robot to protect Barrier Reef

    SYDNEY: A robot submarine able to hunt and kill the predatory crown-of-thorns starfish devastating the Great Barrier Reef was unveiled by Australian researchers on Friday...

    Scientists at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) said the robot, named the RangerBot and developed with a grant from Google, would serve as a “robo reef protector” for the vast World Heritage site off Australia’s northeastern coast...

  • Return of Rahul Gandhi sparks media frenzy

    NEW DELHI: India's excitable news channels went into overdrive on Thursday on news beleaguered opposition leader Rahul Gandhi who had returned from a two-month break from politics after a series of embarrassing electoral defeats...

    Television footage showed a convoy of black SUVs driving to Rahul's house in the exclusive leafy heart of New Delhi, purportedly carrying the scion of the Gandhi family dynasty
  • Investors fuel a multibillion-dollar ride-sharing frenzy

    Investors including Japan's SoftBank and Google-parent Alphabet are fuelling a drive to a ride-sharing future, betting on startups such as industry giants Uber and Lyft which have so far failed to deliver profits...

    The frenzied pace of investment suggests optimism over a new model that has disrupted local taxi and transport operations around the globe
  • Faisalabad literary fest concludes: Playwrights, actors see rating frenzy as threat to local drama

    The speakers were of the view that rating frenzy was a serious threat to the Pakistani drama which was pushing the plot towards commercialism...

    Veteran film star Shabnum and TV and theatre comedian Sohail Ahmed could not reach Faisalabad to attend the festival because of road blockades because of the ongoing agitation in Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi and other parts of the country by a religious party’s activists...

  • Philippines outgunned in China’s island-building frenzy

    Fewer than 48 kilometres away, China’s giant construction cranes glint on the horizon, a sign of the Asian giant’s reef-building frenzy in the disputed Spratly chain that has seen new islands appear seemingly overnight...

    “Before we landed we saw the reclamation in the [nearby] Subi Reef and it’s really enormous,” Catapang said on a tour of the island’s largely decrepit facilities...

  • The Bitcoin frenzy

    Wall Street is the latest to latch on to the Bitcoin frenzy, its central clearing house reorienting its software to include Bitcoin transactions...

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