A parade in the US state of Virginia has been ended by an horrendous car crash. Over 50 people were injured in an incident where a car ploughed into the crowd whose members had been hiking through the area. More than a dozen people were seriously injured in the crash, which took place during the Trail Days festival in the town of Damascus in northern Virginia. Ambulances ferried the ...
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Two spies have been hanged in Iran following a Revolutionary Court judgement. Press TV has reported the spies, who worked for the US Central Intelligence Agency and the Israeli spy agency, the Mossad, were hanged at dawn on Sunday. Sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court, the men have been named as Mohammad Heidari, a Mossad agent and Kourosh Ahmadi, who was convicted of working for ...
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In The Descendants, Alexander Paynes first feature film in nearly seven years, George Clooney stars as Matt King, a real-estate lawyer in Hawaii who is faced with two interlocking crises: The first involves his wife, who he learns was cheating on him after a boating accident p ... ...
BP and Halliburton are being sued by the state of Texas over one of the worst oil spills in US history. Texas has become the latest complainant in allegations that both companies engaged in "misconduct" for their role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Four other states that have sued BP and other companies in connection to the spill. Alabama and Louisiana filed complaints in 2010 ...
At least 22 people were killed and more than 130 others injured in a string of nine car bombings Monday in the Iraqi capital and in the southern oil hub of Basra, police said. Two car bombs went off almost simultaneously in Basra, 550 km south of Baghdad, killing at least 11 people and wounding 35 others, police told Xinhua. In Baghdad, seven car bombs ripped through different parts of the ...
Imphal observed the 30th International AIDS Candle Light Memorial Day in memory of AIDS victims. This special day is observed across the globe, on the third Sunday of the month of May since many years. The objective of the movement is to mobilize public opinion and generate awareness in the world. It is about time that barriers of stigma and discrimination against those infected with HIV, are ...
High on confidence after notching up a double-win over Bahrain in two international friendlies in the latter's own backyard, the Indian women's football team will look to carrying on the good form for the AFC Asian Cup (Qualifiers) starting here Tuesday. The 23-member squad and officials reached here Sunday afternoon. A large posse of local journalists and photographers mobbed the team upon ...
North Korea Monday fired two more short-range missiles, a day after UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the regime to return to talks on its controversial nuclear programme. "North Korea fired one KN-02 short-range missile between 11 a.m. and 12 noon and a second one between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday. The second missile is the same type as the KN-02 short-range missile launched on Monday ...
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Annie Au of Hong Kong won the 17th Women's Individual Asian Squash Championship by defeating Malaysian star Low Wee Wern here.
Top seed and World No.6 Wern was shocked by Annie, who is ranked No.10. It was Annie's first trip to Pakistan and she was very happy and excited by winning the title, reports Xinhua.
"I really enjoyed while staying here as the people are very hospitable and I am taking back many good memories. Before coming to Pakistan my family was very worried but now the event is over and nothing happened; all is safe," the 24-year-old said Sunday.
In the crowded Mashaf Squash Complex, Annie lost her first set at the hands of an aggressive Wern by a big margin of 5-11.
Annie's attacking and tricky shots were appreciated all-around the hall as she outclassed the Malaysian in consecutive three sets by 11-8, 11-7, 11-1 in 44 minutes to clinch the title.
Talking about the final match and difficulties she faced to reach the title, Annie said, "I concentrated a lot at the game today because we both knew the game plan and style of each other as we have faced each other many times before. It was really a tough match but after the first set I didn't give her any chance to attack me."
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