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  • Rock climbers scale new heights in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: A dozen young men and women stand before a rock face on the outskirts of Islamabad, challenging and cheering each other on as they take turns scrambling up the limestone in front of curious onlookers...

    Climbing enthusiasts such as Nazir Ahmed, who runs the Eco Adventure Club in Islamabad, which organised the day at the climbing wall for its young members, say there is growing interest in rock and mountain climbing...

  • At least 34 dead as explosions rock Brussels airport, subway

    BRUSSELS: Explosions, at least one likely caused by a suicide bomber, rocked the Brussels airport and subway system Tuesday, killing at least 34 and prompting a lockdown of the Belgian capital and heightened security across Europe...

    The militant Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Brussels, a news agency affiliated with the group said
  • Anti-govt protests rock Guinea

    CONAKRY: Fresh violence erupted in the Guinean capital on Tuesday after a day of clashes between police and anti-government protesters that left one dead and several with gunshot wounds, a correspondents witnessed...

    Hundreds of youths threw stones at police who responded with tear gas and warning shots, bringing traffic to a standstill on a main highway into the central Conakry, although there were no immediate reports of injuries
  • Harassment reports rock UK parliament as scandal spreads

    LONDON: The scandal surrounding Britain’s political class deepened on Sunday with more allegations of sexual harassment, abuse of power and other misdeeds, including new claims involving a key ally of Prime Minister Theresa May...

    The allegations dating back more than a decade involve behaviour that ranges from inappropriate touching and sending suggestive text messages to matters serious enough to be reported to police for possible...
  • Fats Domino, whose piano helped create rock, dies

    NEW YORK: Fats Domino, whose rollicking rhythm and blues piano helped give birth to rock ‘n’ roll, has died in his lifelong home of New Orleans, the coroner said on Wednesday...

    Domino’s daughter earlier announced the death to a local television station, saying that the rock legend died peacefully around family...

  • Aussie cricketers shaken after rock thrown at team bus in India

    MELBOURNE: The Australia cricket team suffered a scare following their Twenty20 International win over India in Guwahati on Tuesday after a rock was thrown at their team bus, shattering one of the windows, governing body Cricket Australia (CA) said...

    Players and staff were travelling from Barsapara Stadium back to their team hotel in the eastern city when the rock pierced the window on the right-hand side of the bus, CA said on its...

  • HERITAGE: ROCK OF ALL AGES

    In another country, this would have been a protected national monument but in Pakistan, it is just one more piece of our history consigned to oblivionMy friend Zaman Narejo who had travelled there before was leading us to the little known petroglyphs of Saddo Mazzo...

    Some of the marked rocks were adorned with ancient carvings!But if Zaman was leading us, our intellectual but absent guide was my friend and anthropologist Zulfiqar...

  • Uproars rock NA budget debate; live telecast idea half dead

    ISLAMABAD: Uproars rocked the budget debate in the National Assembly on Wednesday as the concept of its live telecast for the first time in Pakistan was declared virtually half dead only on the second day of the discussion...

    The general debate on the budget for fiscal 2015-16 was repeatedly interrupted and overshadowed by furores after some lawmakers from both the opposition and ruling party benches accused the state-run Pakistan...

  • Far-right plot, abuse scandals rock German military

    BERLIN: The bizarre case of a racist soldier allegedly plotting an attack while posing as a Syrian refugee and several abuse scandals have sparked a war of words between Germany’s defence minister and the military...

    It is a dangerous political battle for Ursula von der Leyen, the first woman in charge of the Bundeswehr, who is often mentioned as a potential successor to Chancellor Angela Merkel
  • Explosions rock funeral in Kabul; at least 6 killed

    Explosions in Kabul on Saturday killed at least six people attending a funeral reportedly attended by government officials, including members of parliament, a day after hundreds of demonstrators turned out to demand more security in the capital...

    The explosions came just three days after a powerful truck bomb attack in the city that killed 90 people and wounded more than 450
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