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Dog elected as mayor of an important city

Dog elected as mayor of an important city

Duke may be the most popular politician in America, winning re-election for a landmark third time in a landslide. What’s his secret? Probably the fact that he’s a dog, and everyone loves dogs. In a vote held over the weekend, the ...

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Thousands celebrate birthday of first Taiwan-born panda cub

Thousands celebrate birthday of first Taiwan-born panda cub

AFP TAIPEI: Thousands braved the summer heat Sunday to celebrate the first birthday of Yuan Zai, the first giant panda cub born in Taiwan, who has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors in six months. Around 3,000 people joined a ...

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PM orders removal of peacock plume from Chitrali cap

PM orders removal of peacock plume from Chitrali cap

By Umar Shahzad Dasu: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday directed the authorities concerned of the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa provincial government to ensure ban on usage of peacock plume from the traditional Chitrali cap to protect the specie. He issued the ...

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Indian dentist in US tries to extract 20 teeth at once, kills patient

Indian dentist in US tries to extract 20 teeth at once, kills patient

  ISLAMABAD: The license of an Indian dentist was revoked in the US after he attempted to extract 20 teeth from the mouth of a 64-year-old woman in one sitting which led to her death. The dentist, Dr Rashmi Patel ...

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Tipu Sultan’s ring sells for 145,000 pounds in UK

Tipu Sultan’s ring sells for 145,000 pounds in UK

  ISLAMABAD: A unique golden ring belonging to Mysore’s (Sub-continent) 18th century legendary Muslim ruler Tipu Sultan has been sold for a whopping 145,000 pounds at an auction here, 10 times more than its estimated price. Auction house Christie’s said ...

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Man strips naked before White House; assaults police official

Man strips naked before White House; assaults police official

WASHINGTON: A man walked up to a White House entrance on Pennsylvania Avenue on Friday afternoon, stripped naked and assaulted an officer who tried to subdue him, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service. The man was taken ...

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Five Valentine Day’s drinkers get 39 years in jail, 8,000 lashes

Five Valentine Day’s drinkers get 39 years in jail, 8,000 lashes

Five men caught with six women at the party A Saudi court sentenced five local men to a total 39 years in jail and ordered them lashed 8,000 times after they were caught with six women and liquor bottles at ...

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Great unveiling: Iranian women ditching their head scarves on Facebook

Great unveiling: Iranian women ditching their head scarves on Facebook

In some ways, the social police in Iran have become less suffocating in recent decades. Unmarried men and women now date, and sometimes even live together. Meanwhile, Facebook may be illegal, but the government generally ignores the 4 million Iranians who ...

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Man survives 1,500-metre fall with tangled parachute

Man survives 1,500-metre fall with tangled parachute

“It’s a miracle he’s alive,” emergency room doctor Guillermo Pacheco said. “It was the will of God he survived.” A Peruvian air force NCO whose parachute malfunctioned during a training exercise survived a 1,500-meter (5,000-feet) fall with nary a broken ...

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116-year-old claims to be world’s oldest woman

116-year-old claims to be world’s oldest woman

Is only three months older than Japanese Misao Okawa, current world’s oldest person? A 116-year-old Peruvian living in extreme poverty in the heart of the Andes is in the running to become the oldest person in the world. Born December ...

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