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  • Kirk Douglas celebrates 100th birthday

    Beverly Hills (California, US): Kirk Douglas walked confidently into the Sunset Room at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Friday afternoon to celebrate his 100th birthday at an intimate gathering of friends and family...

    Flanked by Anne Douglas, his wife of over 62 years, his son Michael Douglas, his daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones and his grandchildren, Kirk Douglas looked out over the crowd of about 150 people, including Don Rickles,...

  • Scottish writer Douglas Stuart wins Booker Prize

    LONDON: Scottish writer Douglas Stuart won the Booker Prize for fiction on Thursday for Shuggie Bain, the story of a boy’s turbulent coming of age in hardscrabble 1980s Glasgow...

    Ameri­can contenders included The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste; Diane Cook’s dystopian tale The New Wilderness; Avni Doshi’s India-set mother-daughter tale Burnt Sugar; and Brandon Taylor’s campus novel Real Life, which explores racism and homophobia in...

  • Dutch company to acquire Engro Foods Ltd

    KARACHI: A Dutch dairy cooperative is set to buy out food giant Engro Foods Limited with an investment of around $460million, in what would amount to the largest private sector takeover by a foreign firm in the country's history...

    FrieslandCampina International Holding BV intends to acquire a 51 per cent stake of Engro Foods Limited, one of the largest listed companies at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), a notification on the bourse's...
  • AGP Ltd raises Rs2.8 billion

    KARACHI: AGP Ltd, a pharmaceutical company in the fold of OBS Group, has raised Rs2...

    At the gong-ringing ceremony at the PSX on Monday that signalled the start of trading of company’s stock, AGP Ltd share price quickly hit the upper circuit of 5 per cent to take the stock price to Rs84, from the offered price of Rs80 a share...

  • Shipwreck hunter claims finding oldest astrolabe

    LONDON: A British-based shipwreck hunter said on Tuesday a navigation tool he found that guided Portug­uese explorers on a perilous voyage to India in the 16th century has been confirmed as the world’s oldest astrolabe...

    Mearns said he believes the shipwreck is of a ship called the Esmeralda, which was part of Vasco da Gama’s second expedition to India of 1502-1503 and was captained by the explorer’s uncle...

  • Hunter beef – a healthier alternative for meat lovers

    RAWALPINDI: The choices for meat lovers in the garrison city are endless – from tikka to shinwari, karahi gosht to palao, but one of the choices that stands out is hunter beef, which is unique in its taste and can be eaten for every meal, including breakfast...

    Hunter beef is the Pakistani take on salted dried meat, or corned beef...

  • Canadian iceberg hunter in search of ‘white gold’

    BONAVISTA: It’s midday and Edward Kean, a Canadian fisherman who now scours the North Atlantic for icebergs that have broken off from Greenland’s glaciers, is beaming...

    Using his trusty binoculars, the rotund, 60-year-old captain of the fishing boat ‘Green Waters’ has spotted his next prize — it’s several dozen metres tall and floating just off the coast of Newfoundland
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