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Daily Archives: September 9, 2016

Indian acid attack survivor wows New York runway

NEW YORK (AFP) – An Indian teenager who lost an eye and whose face was brutally disfigured in an acid attack walked the New York catwalk to whoops and cheers Thursday in what she called a life-changing experience. Reshma Qureshi, 19, brushed off nerves to stride the runway like a ...

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Umar Akmal returns as Pakistan announce squad for West Indies T20s

LAHORE: Hard-hitting batsman Umar Akmal has made a comeback for West Indies T20s, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Friday. After the ‘disciplinary issues’ sidelined Akmal from the national side contention since ICC World T20 in March this year, the 26-year-old’s staggering performances, 302 runs at an outstanding average ...

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Misbah to receive ICC Test mace on Sept 21 in Lahore

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will present the Test mace to Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on September 21. ICC Chief Executive David Richardson will make the presentation at 10:30am (PST), which will be followed by a media conference at 11:00am (PST), icc-cricket.comreported on Friday. Pakistan ...

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North Korea confirms conducting nuclear test

North Korea confirms that it has conducted a successful “nuclear warhead explosion” test, saying it was meant to counter US hostility. “Our nuclear scientists staged a nuclear explosion test on a newly developed nuclear warhead at the country’s northern nuclear test site,” a TV announcer said on Friday. The confirmation came after South Korean authorities ...

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Beijing disapproves of North Korea’s latest nuclear test

China has criticized North Korea for its latest nuclear test, urging Pyongyang to resolve issues in the region through dialog. “Despite universal opposition from the international community, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) conducted its fifth nuclear test,” said Hua Chunying, China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, on Friday at a press ...

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AU-assigned delegation postpones visit to Gabon

Election crisis mediators from the African Union (AU) have postponed their trip to Gabon, which was slated for Friday, to a later time in the future. Gabon’s Foreign Minister Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet said on Thursday that the AU delegation, chosen to resolve the post-election dispute in Gabon, has delayed its trip until further ...

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US military admits to failure in saving hostages in Afghanistan

The United States military has admitted to its failure in rescuing two university professors held hostage in Afghanistan. Two professors at the American University — an American and an Australian — were kidnapped in the heart of the Afghan capital Kabul last month. “In August, at the recommendation of Secretary ...

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Plane crash leaves one dead, five injured in Kenya

A plane crash has left one Polish national dead and five others injured in Kenya’s Rift Valley.  A light aircraft belonging to Sanctuary Farm in the town of Naivasha was flying on a tour over Lake Naivasha when it crashed and burst into flames near the airstrip shortly after takeoff ...

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