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  • Malik blossoms as Pakistan post mammoth 375-3

    LAHORE: Top-order batsmen helped Pakistan earn their highest ODI total at home as they posted 375-3 in the three-match series opener against Zimb­abwe at the Gaddafi Staduim on Tuesday...

    Earlier, captain Azhar and Mohammad Hafeez laid a strong foundation by giving an opening stand of 176 runs with both openers playing cautiously at the onset, for Pakistan score was only eight after five overs while the first boundary came in the...

  • Sri Lanka in dire straits after India post mammoth total of 600

    GALLE: India’s bowlers tore through the Sri Lankan top order to put the visitors firmly on top on the second day of the first Test in Galle on Thursday...

    Paceman Mohammed Shami picked two wickets in the same over and Umesh Yadav got rid of opener Dimuth Karunaratne after India posted a commanding 600 all out, their biggest total in Sri Lanka
  • Austrian experts recover giant tusks of rare mammoth breed

    VIENNA: An Austrian museum team has recovered two giant tusks and other remnants of what experts say are apparently the remains of a rare mammoth breed, after construction crews unearthed them while working on an Austrian freeway...

    They cite officials of Vienna’s Museum of Natural History as saying the tusks are about two meters (more than 8 feet) long and apparently come from a mammoth that lived more than a million years ago... ...

  • England face mammoth task after Malik double ton

    ABU DHABI: Openers Alastair Cook and Moeen Ali batted solidly to take England to 56-0 after Shoaib Malik's double century lifted Pakistan to a mammoth total in the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Wedensday...

    Cook was unbeaten on 39 and with him Ali 15 not out as England trail by 467 runs in reply to Pakistan's first innings of 523-8 declared after day two at Sheikh Zayed Stadium...

  • Remains of mammoth uncovered in Mexico

    TULTEPEC: Mexican experts are carefully digging up fossils of a Pleistocene-era mammoth believed to have been cut to pieces by ancient humans...

    Remains of the giant wooly mammal, believed to be some 14,000 years old, were discovered by chance in December near Mexico City while drainage pipes were being installed in the village of Tultepec...

  • Ancient mammoth remains found in Switzerland

    GENEVA: Mammoth remains that could be around 20,000 years old have been discovered at a building site in central Switzerland, a local official said on Friday...

    “It’s a very exciting discovery, because the last mammoth find (in the canton of Zug) was 50 years ago,” said Renata Huber of the canton’s heritage and archaeological department...

  • England set SA mammoth target in third Test

    LONDON: Jonny Bairstow made a run-a-ball fifty on Sunday as England left South Africa needing to rewrite the record books if they were to pull off an astounding win in the third Test...

    England set South Africa a colossal victory target of 492 in the 100th Test at The Oval when captain Joe Root declared his side’s second innings on 313 for eight almost on the stroke of tea on the fourth day
  • 5 things to know about Saudi Arabia and its mammoth IPO

    Ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia is undergoing a major transformation under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who intends to end the kingdom's addiction to oil revenues...

    As the country opens up on the economic front, there have also been some social reforms including more freedoms for women, but progress has been erratic and critics pushing for faster changes have ended up in jail
  • In pictures: 70 years on, you show us how diverse Pakistan still is

    As Pakistan turns 70 years old, we asked you to share with us pictures capturing our country's beautifully diverse culture through heartwarming photographs of traditions, attire and places of significance...

    Here are some of the best shots you shared with us on Instagram using the #DiversePakistan hashtag:Also read: Here is why Pakistan is more diverse than you thoughtView all submissions here...

  • 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)... ...

  • Pictures of US President Barack Obama's mother's stay in Pakistan

    GUJRANWALA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his meeting with US President Barack Obama on Thursday will present commemorative photos of Obama's mother's stay in Pakistan during the 1980s...

    Official sources said Barack Obama's mother worked for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) during the 1980s and came to Pakistan to work on a project – she stayed at a five-star hotel in Lahore and frequently travelled to Gujranwala...

  • 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...

    “Photos and videos recovered from the internal memory of quadcopter provide irrefutable evidence that it was flown by Indian army for reconnaissance inside...

  • 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...

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