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  • Commander of first Challenger flight dies

    PHOENIX: Paul Weitz, a retired Nasa astronaut who commanded the first flight of the space shuttle Challenger and also piloted the Skylab in the early 1970s, has died...

    Weitz also commanded the first launch of the shuttle Challenger in April 1983...

  • Blatter challenger Prince Ali says crisis ‘cannot continue’

    ZURICH: Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, the man challenging Sepp Blatter for the most powerful job in world soccer, said the latest corruption scandal involving the sport’s governing body FIFA was proof that change was needed...

    An outspoken critic of Blatter who has vowed to clean up the sport if he can oust him as president, Prince Ali said was deeply saddened by the news that six high-ranking soccer officials, including two FIFA...
  • Crew safe after Kiwis capsize in America’s Cup challenger race

    HAMILTON: Emirates Team New Zealand capsized spectacularly to cap a chaotic day of America’s Cup racing on the wind-whipped waters of Bermuda’s Great Sound on Tuesday...

    All crew members were reported safe as the race against Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR was black-flagged and support crews rushed to the aid of the crippled Kiwi catamaran
  • Challenger accuses Corbyn of ‘hiding’

    LONDON: Jeremy Corbyn, the embattled head of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party, is “hiding” and refusing to accept that his support among colleagues has vanished, leadership challenger Angela Eagle said on Sunday...

  • Erdogan’s policies driving Turkey to the edge, challenger says

    ISTANBUL: President Tayyip Erdogan is driving Turkey “to the cliff” through ideological politics and a determination to control the central bank, the main opposition party’s presidential candidate said on Wednesday as the lira hit new record lows...

    Muharrem Ince, who seeks to end Erdogan’s 15-year hold on power in next month’s elections, said the central bank and other economic institutions must be able to operate independently
  • Woman confesses to killing 16-year-old sister in Karachi over 'compromising pictures'

    Police on Sunday confirmed that an alleged incident of robbery reported in Karachi's Malir area earlier this week was actually an act of murder where a 20-year-old young woman killed her younger sister, Aleena, with the help of her fiance...

    Siddiqui said that on December 5, Mazhar and Alveena had tried one last time to convince the 16-year-old to tell Ahsan to delete the pictures...

  • Pictures, videos retrieved from downed Indian drone released

    ISLAMABAD: Army released on Monday pictures and video-clips retrieved from the spy drone it downed earlier this month near the Line of Control to back up its claim that the remotely piloted aerial vehicle was used by India for snooping in areas on the Pakistani side of LoC...

    A total of 39 pictures and several video-clips were salvaged from the drone that is said to have been operated between July 8 and 15...

  • NA body wants pictures of ex-PM Nawaz Sharif in embassies replaced

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis on Monday directed the Foreign Office to get the pictures of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in different embassies abroad replaced with that of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah...

    The pictures of President Mamnoon Hussain and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif could be seen in the background...

  • Female model denied bail in fake pictures case

    PESHAWAR: A local court on Tuesday dismissed the bail petition of a female model in a case in which she is accused of sharing the alleged fake objectionable pictures of a policewoman with friends and the latter’s family over the cellphone...

    She is accused of sharing fake pictures of a woman police constable with friends and the latter’s family over the cellphone...

  • Kremlin releases pictures of Putin fishing during holiday

    Russia's President Vladimir Putin, who loves to cultivate a virile man-of-action image, was showed by Russian TV on Saturday, spear-fishing in a camouflage wet suit, piloting a powerboat and catching some rays while on a Siberian holiday...

    Putin's affinity for the tough guy pose has been documented with shots of him bare-chested on horseback, diving in a submarine in Lake Baikal, the world's deepest, and flipping a Judo opponent
  • In pictures: Pakistan carry losing streak into T20 series

    DUBAI: England beat Pakistan by 14 runs in the first Twenty20 international to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series in Dubai on Thursday...

    England made 160-5 in their 20 overs with Sam Billings 51, skipper Eoin Morgan 45 not out and debutant James Vince 41 the main run-getters
  • In pictures: Mohammad Amir trains with the Pakistan squad

    As the Pakistan Super League (PSL) drafting process came to an end on Tuesday, the Pakistan cricket team continued their training camp at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore for the upcoming away series against New ZealandMohammad Amir, who has been out from the national side after the spot-fixing row in 2010 was called up to attend the camp after recent performances in domestic first class cricket and the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL)... ...

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