Monday, July 18, 2016

Pakistan beat England after 20 years

Yasir Shah (L) celebrates with Mohammad Amir after taking the wicket of England’s Moeen Ali for 2 runs (Photo: AFP)

It was a remarkable day for Pakistan to beat England in the heart of Lord's cricket ground by 75 runs. The victory came after a spell of 20 long years.

While performing brilliantly himself, Misbah scored a century at the age of 43 years in the first innings to go down in the history books being the oldest to score a ton. Not only him, another emerging bowler Yasir Shah took five wickets in the first innings and also broke a 20 years old record. Yasir was declared man of the match for bagging 10 wickets in both innings.

At the end of the match, the Pakistan team not only dedicated the victory to Abdul Sattar Edhi, the Pakistani philanthropist who died earlier this month, but also thanked Pakistan Army for arranging a rigorous pre-departure camp to keep the boys in super fit shape.

Read more about it at: Express Tribune
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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Military Coup fails in Turkey: Rebel soldiers surrender to the people

What a day in Turkey today: After having undergone a turmoil for almost a day, the people of Turkey who stood against a small faction of the frustrated military officers and men, the democracy returns and dissidents surrender.

Up to 100 Turkish soldiers surrender on Bosphorus Bridge after their military coup fails, ending with 60 dead and President Erdogan vowing revenge: 'They will pay a heavy price for their treason.' More than 750 rebel soldiers have been detained after the failed coup.

At least 60 people including 17 police officers have been killed in the clashes in a bid to restore the president's rule. The coup launching soldiers bombed the Turkish parliamentary building and gunned down police and citizens protesting their unconstitutional move.

Continue to read the developing story at Daily Mail
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Misbah becomes oldest player in history to hit a century

Pakistan's disputed cricket team skipper Misbah, oft criticized for his age, has become the oldest man in the history of cricket to score a century at the age of 42 at Lords against England in the first test match being played between the two countries these days.

It may be a coincidence that this is Misbah's first ever century playing against England in England. He thus becomes the sixth oldest player in Test history to make a century. After scoring his 100, Misbah performed several press-ups, just as 73-year-old actor Jack Palance did when winning the Best Supporting Actor Oscar at the 1992 Academy awards.

It may be recalled that Misbah equaled West Indies' Vivian Richards´s then world record for the fastest-ever Test century in mere 56-ball hundred against Australia in Abu Dhabi in 2014 :a mark surpassed by Brendon McCullum´s 54-ball hundred for New Zealand against Australia at Christchurch in February.

Source | Photo: Shoaib Malik/Twitter
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Turkey in turmoil: Military Coup of Martial Law

Conflicting reports are emerging in media about military take over in Turkey - or is it a coup by a small group of military officers? Tanks are seen rolling down in Istanbul streets while people loyal to the president are out in streets to beat back the coup as can be seen in the photo above.

In the meanwhile the President Erdogan vows revenge for military coup after Turkish supporters of Islamist government face down troops and tanks during botched takeover: They will pay a heavy price for their treason, the Turkish president has been reported as saying.

Mr. Erdogan made his triumphant return back to Istanbul after his forces quelled the coup on Friday evening, he told the gathered masses as Ataturk Airport that those loyal to Gulen had 'penetrated the Armed Forces and the police, among other government agencies, over the past 40 years.'

Read continous developing news at Daily Mail
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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Edhi dies at 88

The heartbeat of almost all Pakistani stopped when the news of death of Abdul Sattar Edhi was flashed on the news channels in the late Friday hours. The great but extremely simple living humanitarian had been suffering from kidney failure since 2013 and was on dialysis 

Edhi ran the biggest NGO in Pakistan with the largest ambulance fleet in the world and over 250 centres all over the country.

Owing to his limitless and selfless humanitarian services which included sheltering the destitute, abandoned and the poor, he was given a state funeral on Saturday. The funeral was attended by the president and other notables besides the Chief of the Army Staff general Raheel Sharif. 

In order to give Edhi a memorable and befitting send off to his heavenly abode, his funeral was brought on the gun carriage - something done only twice before in history of Pakistan.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Serena bags her 22nd Grand Slam title at Wimbledon

Oh boy she is simply unbeaten - at 34 years old, American Serena Williams still has the stamina and skill to beat whoever comes her way. And Wimbledon's lad singles final today was just another such event when she bagged her 22nd Grand Slam title by Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-3 in the final.

Williams struck 39 winners and 13 aces in her superb grand finale performance.

2016 title was her 7th Wimbledon title after successfully defending her last years title. There seems to be no stopping for many years it seems.

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Muslim Eid festival cancelled in London due to rising racial tensions after Brexit vote

The recent BrExit vote out of European Union has started telling its negative effects, specially for the Muslims living in the UK. It has been announced that the annual Muslim central prayer to celebrate has been cancelled due to rising racial tensions following Brexit vote in London.

It was estimated that approximately 2,000 people were to gather in East Park, Southampton, but due to Far-right groups that threatened to hold protest in the city following Brexit vote, it has been decided to cancel the event.

This is one such announcement so far - it is feared that many other events may also be cancelled.

It may be added that a number of groups such as pro-refugee organisation Refugees Welcome and anti-fascist group Southampton AntiFa held a counter-demonstration in the same area on Saturday. 

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Wearable Safety Bracelets for Hajjis this year

Hajj is an annual religious ritual of Muslims all over the world who come to the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia to perform this holy duty. However, due to increasing number of worshipers coming to the holy land, there are chances of one going missing or lost from his group or family in the rush of millions of people. Also last year's stampede that took a heavy toll of the worshipers made it difficult for the organizers to find and account for the missing.

In order to keep a track of each and every individual, Saudi government and its Hajj directorate has come up with a novel idea of a safety electronic bracelet which will be given to each worshiper from this year to keep them  counted and located if lost.

The weather resistant bracelet would come with personal and medical information embedded into it and a GPS to keep the track of everyone.

Watch the video below for more details:

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Wimbledon's shocking upset: World No.1 Djokovic crashes out in third round

Oops the news is devastating for fans of world no.1 Novak Djokovic as he crashed out of the Wimbledon title race just in the third round.

While the reigning champion Djokovic was on 30-match unbeaten Grand Slam run, came American Sam Querrey, world ranked 41st, and beat Novak Djokovic 7-6 (8/6), 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5) on Saturday.

So that is it for the world no.1 as he loses this important Grand Slam he had been eyeing anxiously.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Istanbul Airport rocked by three bombs - 32 reported dead

Photo of the attack soon after the explosion

The terrorists hit Istanbul, Turkey's international airport which leaves 32 dead and 88 injured as per initial reports.

The attacks occurred on the arrival terminal. Eyewitness saw a police officer wrestle attacker to the ground just moments before the blast shook the terminals, reports Daily Mail.

An eyewitness account says that one of the terrorists was seen running through the international arrivals terminal before being shot. A police officer tried to reach the gunman, but then ran for his liferas he sensed the gunman had a suicide vest. Moments later, the gunman detonated the jacket.

The airport has been cordoned off by the army. Meanwhile the Turkish premier condemning the attack also called an emergency meeting with services heads.

Read more about it at: Daily Mail
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

England crashes out of Europe 2016

The photo tells all - Credit: AFP/Getty Images

After Brexit from EU, another stunning defeat comes to England as it was beaten by Iceland 2-1 in Euro 2016.

And England's manager Hodgson followed Cameron's suite by immediately quitting after the humiliating defeat at the hands of the Icelanders in the final round of 16 game of the Championships, stating he was 'unable to deliver.'

Former Manchester United and Denmark goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, who enjoyed a decorated career, described it simply as: 'The craziest thing I have seen in football,' reports the Daily Mail.

Read more about it at: Daily Mail
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Monday, June 27, 2016

BrExit: The blame game begins with an uncertain UK future

After the so called historic decision by the British to part ways with the EU, the blame game has started, mostly by the Britain's teenagers and also someone more important.

Most of the underage teenagers blame the aging voters who wanted to revert to a traditional UK with no influence from other European Countries. In a number of interviews shown on TV, many a teenagers and youngsters have shown their dismay of the majority decision and say that those fading away should not play with the future of the British youth.

While the youth seem mostly unsatisfied, president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has been blamed by some within Europe for the result of the UK's EU referendum as was branded a 'negative symbol' of federalism by Czech foreign minister Lubomir Zaoralek. 

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Muhammad Ali, the Black Superman, dies at 74

June 3 2016 is the most lamenting day as one of the greatest boxer of all times boards his heavenly flight at the age of 74. 

Yes, Muhammad Ali, the Black Superman and the greatset boxer who evert ived is no more. Muhammad Ali died at a hospital in the US city of Phoenix, Arizona. 

The legendary former heavy weight cxhampion was suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that was complicated by Parkinson's disease.

Muhammad Ali beat another legendary boxer Sonny Liston in 1964, photo above, to win his first world title and then there was no stopping. He bagged the world heavyweight title for three more times, till he retired from active boxing in 1981.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

French Open enters into Semis with Djokovic and Serena Williams

The French Open, last Grand Slam before the Wimbledon, enters into the semis stage with Djokovic and Murray playing their semis today.

With the ouster of Nadal in very early stage who had won the title nine times, it is more likely that Djokovic will overpower Murray should the clash in the finals. But if it is Wawrinka against Djokovic, then anything can happen!!

Murray meets Stan Wawrinka in the semis today. Wawrinka was the winner of the Men's Singles in 2015. It was his second Grand Slam singles title and his first at Roland Garros.

In the women singles race, America's Serena Williams is right there despite all odds and her age, playing her semi against K. Bertens. Williams had beaten Y. Putintseva in the quarters 5-7, 6-4 and 6-1 while K. Bertens beat T. Bacsinszky 7-5 and 6-2.

It may be added that Serena Williams won the Women's Singles in 2015. It was her 20th Grand Slam singles title and her third at Roland Garros.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

EgyptAir flight MS-804 from Paris to Cairo believed to have crashed into the Mediterranean

Although unconfirmed till filing this report, but it is very likely that an EgyptAir flight MS-804 from Paris to Cairo may have crashed into the Mediterranean. There were 66 on board.

At the time of disappearance from radar, the aircraft was flying at 37,000 feet. Reports suggest there was no distress signal, no mechanical problems and skies were clear.

The breakdown of the nationalities on board were: 30 Egyptians, 15 French, one British, one Belgian, one Iraqi, one Kuwaiti, one Saudi Arabian, one Chadian, one Portuguese, and one Algerian and one Canadian, reports the Daily Mail.

Source | Flight Map
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