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  • China gives new twist to world’s second tallest building

    SHANGHAI: The world’s second tallest building, Shanghai Tower, will soon open in the Chinese financial capital with a twist — a 120-degree twist, to be exact...

    A softened triangular “outer skin” is literally twisted around a circular core, sending the glass and steel tower spiralling 632 metres into the grey sky above the city...

  • Fire engulfs 63-storey hotel near world’s tallest building in Dubai

    Large tongues of flame shooting skywards enveloped the luxury hotel and residential block, which lies across a plaza from the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, where people were gathering for a spectacular fireworks display due to mark the start of the New Year...

    “There are no injuries, thank God,” Major General Rashed al-Matrushi, general director of the Dubai Civil Defence, told the the pan-Arab television channel Al...

  • India begins building world's tallest statue for Rs55.6bn amid controversy

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday laid the foundation stone for what is set to be the world's tallest statue, as its projected multi-billion-rupee cost sparked criticism and an online petition against the project...

    The statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji, a 17th-century Hindu ruler who fought the Muslim Mughal dynasty and carved out his own kingdom, will be more than twice the size of the Statue of Liberty and five times higher...

  • Lanka unveils world’s ‘tallest’ Christmas tree

    COLOMBO: Sri Lanka unveiled a towering Christmas tree, claiming to have surpassed the world record despite constructions delays and a shorter-than-planned finished product...

    The 238-foot artificial tree in capital Colombo is 59 feet taller than the current record holder, organisers said...

  • Dubai opens world’s tallest hotel

    DUBAI: Gulf metropolis Dubai, on its never-ending quest to break records, announced the opening of the “world’s new tallest hotel” on Sunday, pipping another towering landmark in the city for the title...

    The gleaming gold 75-storey Gevora Hotel stands 356 metres, or nearly a quarter of a mile, tall...

  • India inaugurates world’s tallest statue

    Sardar Sarovar Dam (Gujarat, India): India inaugurated the world’s tallest statue on Wednesday with fireworks, folk dances and floral tributes, deploying tight security amid an outcry by local groups over the soaring cost of the 182-metre (600-feet) sculpture of an independence hero...

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially opened the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel describing the completion of his pet project as “a day that will...

  • PM Nawaz fulfils promise to country's tallest woman, awards her Rs2 million

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday fulfilled a promise he had made to Zainab Bibi ? country's tallest woman at 7' 2" and a former holder of 'World's Tallest Woman' title in Guinness Book of World Record 2003 ? and got a cheque worth Rs2 million delivered to her in her hometown in Toba Tek Singh district...

    In a previous interview with Dawn, the 45-year-old Zainab said that she was suffering from diabetes and osteoporosis...

  • India’s tallest flag torn down four times by strong winds

    India’s tallest flag, hoisted close to the Wagah border, has been replaced four times by authorities after it was repeatedly torn down by gusty winds, The Guardian reported on Thursday...

    The 360-feet-high flag was hoisted close to the border early March so 'it could be seen from as far away as Lahore'...

  • Plight of Pakistan’s tallest woman

    TOBA TEK SINGH: Zainab Bibi, Pakistan’s tallest woman and a former holder of the ‘world’s tallest woman’ title in Guinness Book of World Record in 2003, has been suffering from diabetes and osteoporosis diseases...

    In 1998, she became a known figure when she appeared in PTV’s Neelam Ghar programme and in 2003 she was declared world’s tallest woman by Guinness Book of World Record...

  • Huawei commits to building one of world’s five ‘clouds’

    Technology giant Huawei has officially announced its plans to build one of the five major "clouds" that will power the future of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)...

    Huawei Connect, the annual conference in which thousands of representatives from more than 150 countries took part to explore the advancements in digital technology, served as the backdrop for the announcement...

  • Border backs Australia to keep building World Cup momentum

    Australia's knack for grinding out wins despite not playing at their best is helping them build momentum for a strong tilt at the World Cup title, former skipper Allan Border has said...

    Defending champions Australia beat Pakistan by 41 runs in Taunton on Wednesday to seal their third victory in four games at the tournament, with their only defeat coming against India on Sunday...

  • India building world’s biggest face recognition system

    WASHINGTON: India is trying to build the world’s biggest facial recognition system to immediately det­ect a suspect, says an official announcement released to the international media...

    The proposed database the Automated Facial Recognition System, aims to “modernise … information gathering, criminal identification, verification and its dissemination” across the country...

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