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Daily Archives: December 22, 2016

James Taylor cancels Manila show over drug war killings

MANILA (AFP) – Grammy award-winning singer James Taylor has cancelled a concert in the Philippines next February in protest at alleged extrajudicial killings during President Rodrigo Duterte s brutal war on drugs. “I don t think of my music as being particularly political but sometimes one is called upon to make a ...

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Mahira Khan ranks ninth among sexiest Asian woman

LAHORE  – Mahira Khan has been ranked ninth among the sexiest Asian woman of 2016 list. The poll is conducted by Eastern Eye – a London-based weekly publication. The actress is the only Pakistani to be included in the list. Mahira Khan will be seen in Bollywood debut ‘Raees’ opposite ...

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Misbah bags ICC Spirit of Cricket Award

Pakistani Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award, the ICC tweeted Thursday. The 42-year-old was given the award for inspiring his side to play the game with zest and zeal that mirrors his own. The Pakistani Test side rose to the number one spot on the ICC ...

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US meddles in elections ‘all the time’: Ron Paul

Former US Congressman Ron Paul says the American government interferes in other countries’ elections “all the time” and cannot blame Russia for doing the same. Discussing claims by Washington that Moscow had a role in President-elect Donald Trump’s victory on November 8, Paul told Fox Business Network on Wednesday that ...

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US sent Ukraine useless low-tech analogue drones: Report

A report says US-supplied drones to Ukraine to use against pro-Russia forces utilize “stone age” technology that makes them ineffective against jamming and hacking. According to a report published by Reuters on Wednesday, the 72 Raven RQ-11B Analog mini-drones arrived in Ukraine this summer and are part of US President Barack ...

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Europe attacks prove me ‘100% correct,’ Trump says

US President-elect Donald Trump says the latest wave of terrorist attacks in Europe prove him to be “100-percent correct” about his plans to tackle terrorism. In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, the New York billionaire and reality TV star, running for the GOP, released a policy proposal, calling ...

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UN urges Gambia’s President Jammeh to transfer power

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has called on Gambia’s longtime head of state, Yahya Jammeh, to hand over power to President-elect Adama Barrow, who won the December 1 polls in the West African country. In a statement read at an open council meeting on Wednesday, the 15-member body said ...

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19 protesters killed in DR Congo’s capital: UN

At least 19 protesters have been killed in recent clashes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, amid growing tensions over the refusal of President Joseph Kabila to quit after the expiration of his term in office. According to a UN provisional toll on Wednesday, at least 45 ...

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