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  • Man United, Man City misfire in shot-shy derby

    Martial again lined up wide on the left for the hosts and he offered a threat each time he took possession, drawing fouls from Fernandinho and City skipper Vincent Kompany that each yielded bookings...

    At the other end, Raheem Sterling had a shot blocked by Phil Jones, while as the half drew to a close Yaya Toure saw a free-kick deflected off-target and then headed wide from the ensuing corner...

  • White Georgia man, son charged with murder in shooting of unarmed black man

    A white former police officer and his son were arrested on Thursday in Georgia in the United Stated and charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man, an incident that touched off a furour in the community and among civil rights activists nationwide...

    The video’s wide broadcast in recent days ignited outrage among activists, politicians and celebrities who saw the incident as the latest case of white perpetrators...

  • Butt, last man out in Pakistan, hopes for new era

    Salman Butt clearly remembers the way he was dismissed against Sri Lanka in Lahore in 2009 — the last batsman out in the last Test in Pakistan, before a terror attack on the visiting team's bus scared off touring sides...

    “The next day we had to continue our innings so in the morning we set off from the hotel for play but after a few minutes the bus changed its route and we returned to the hotel...

  • Hashmat Kevalramani: Pakistan's first exiled man

    was arguably the first political activist in Pakistan to have been forcefully sent into exile in 1949...

    Renowned Sindhi poet and literato Sheikh Ayaz writes in his book Sahiwal Jail Kee Diary:“In 1963, when I was in Delhi and was about to head back home, Hashu said to me, 'Ayaz! Remember this: if you ever hurt a refugee in Pakistan, it will be as if you’ve hurt me...

  • This is very much Zia's Pakistan, the most influential man after Jinnah

    You are free to go to your mosques or to any other places of worship in this State of Pakistan...

    You may belong to any religion, caste or creed—that has nothing to do with the business of the state,” he had guaranteed the people who were about to inherit a new homeland, in his presidential address to the first Constituent Assembly of Pakistan in Karachi on 11 August, 1947...

  • Disabled man to be hanged as Pakistan nears 300th execution

    Basit's hanging has already been postponed several times after rights groups raised concerns about how a wheelchair-bound man would mount the scaffold...

    “Pakistan's ongoing zeal for executions is an affront to human rights and the global trend against the death penalty,” David Griffiths, the group's South Asia research director, said in the statement...

  • Mohammad Nawaz aims man-of-the-match performances for Pakistan

    KARACHI: When the concept of a franchise-based Twenty20 tournament was brewed in the corridors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) headquarters in Lahore, many predicted that such a venture will unearth country's local talent...

    Earlier this year in February, when the PCB organised Pakistan Super League's (PSL) first edition in Dubai and Sharjah, that was the case...

  • Man alleges British wife killed for 'honour' in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: British MP Naz Shah has written to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to intervene in the case of a British woman’s alleged honour killing in Pakistan, The Guardian reported...

    British police started a probe into Samia Shahid's death after her husband Syed Mukhtar Kazam claimed she was killed while visiting her family in Pakistan earlier this month because she married someone who was seen as an outsider...

  • Rights group urges Pakistan not to hang mentally ill man

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan must not hang a mentally ill man suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, a rights group said Friday, after a court issued a warrant for his execution next week...

    "Imdad Ali is mentally ill and has suffered years without proper treatment," a report by local watchdog the Justice Project Pakistan (JPP) said, adding he had been diagnosed as a "paranoid schizophrenic"...

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