Williams says terrifying health scare almost killed her
Serena Williams says she lives in fear of blood clots, a condition that surfaced during a harrowing postnatal ordeal...
Gucci models carry replicas of heads at Milan Fashion Week
Gucci kicked off Milan Fashion Week in its typical eccentric style Wednesday as models carried replicas of their own...
Bahrain rights activist jailed for five years for ‘insulting’ tweets
A Bahraini human rights activist was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday for criticizing Saudi Arabia’s air...
Williams says terrifying health scare almost killed her
Serena Williams says she lives in fear of blood clots, a condition that surfaced during a harrowing postnatal ordeal in September when she almost died giving birth to her first child. In an op-ed piece she wrote for CNN on Tuesday, the tennis legend lifted the lid on her... Read more
Gucci models carry replicas of heads at Milan Fashion Week
Gucci kicked off Milan Fashion Week in its typical eccentric style Wednesday as models carried replicas of their own heads on a runway transformed into a creepy operating room. Suspense had already been building for the show by Gucci’s star creative director Alessandro Michele due to the invitations —... Read more
Bahrain rights activist jailed for five years for ‘insulting’ tweets
A Bahraini human rights activist was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday for criticizing Saudi Arabia’s air strikes in Yemen and accusing Bahrain’s prison authorities of torture, his lawyer and fellow activists said. The United States, which has a major naval base in the country, has expressed... Read more
Pentagon hopes Guantanamo inmate will ‘soon’ go to Saudi Arabia
A Guantanamo Bay detainee — who pleaded guilty to helping plan a 2002 attack on a French oil tanker — is set to be transferred from the military prison to Saudi Arabia, a US official said Tuesday. Saudi citizen Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al-Darbi has cooperated with the government... Read more
US fails to reprimand Pakistan for ‘terrorist financing’ in FATF meeting.
A US-sponsored resolution to consider placing Pakistan on a watchlist of countries that financially aid terrorism remained inconclusive after a meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) concluded on “no consensus”, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif informed late Tuesday. The minister confirmed on Twitter that “no consensus [could be... Read more
Sharifs’ want to dictate their judgement: Bilawal
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari remarked that Sharifs want to “dictate judgement again.” In a statement issued here in Tuesday, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, said  “We will not tolerate such attacks on or blackmailing the judiciary.” Bilawal Bhutto Zardari alleged that Sharif brothers in the past had... Read more
Bitcoin nearly doubles in value from year’s low hit in early February
Bitcoin hit a three-week high on Tuesday and has surged nearly 100 percent from its lowest level this year, as its recovery continued after South Korea’s financial regulator eased its stance on cryptocurrencies, weeks after it considered shutting down digital currency exchanges. Analysts cited South Korean news agency Yonhap,... Read more
Clooneys donate $500,000 to student gun reform march
Hollywood star George Clooney and his human rights lawyer wife Amal on Monday pledged $500,000 to help fund a student march on Washington, giving a huge boost to what is considered an unprecedented youth mobilisation against gun violence. The “March for Our Lives” is scheduled to take place on... Read more
Ronaldo rested for Leganes game, Modric and Marcelo injured
Cristiano Ronaldo will be absent from Real Madrid’s La Liga game at Leganes on Wednesday after being rested by coach Zinedine Zidane for the first time in the league this season. The Portugal forward missed Real’s first four games of the campaign due to suspension for pushing a referee... Read more
Sessions forms US cyber task force after election warnings
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced he would create a task force to examine how his Justice Department can better combat global cyber threats, including efforts to interfere with elections or damage critical infrastructure. Last week, leaders of US intelligence agencies warned that Russia will try to... Read more
US president denies sexually harassing receptionist at Trump Tower
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied allegations by a former receptionist that he had kissed her without her consent in an elevator lobby of Trump Tower, calling the story “another false accusation”. Trump was reacting to a front-page report in The Washington Post on how Rachel Crooks —... Read more
Iran finds wreckage of crashed plane on top of mountain
Iran has located a passenger plane that crashed with 65 people on board, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, two days after it disappeared from radar over mountainous terrain, increasing Iranians’ fears about the country’s aging fleet of aircraft. The Aseman Airlines flight from Tehran disappeared on Sunday, 50... Read more
Ban on issuance of licenses for automatic weapon to continue: Senate Told
State Minister for Interior Talal Chaudhary on Tuesday apprised the Senate that banning the issuance of licenses for automatic weapons was the government’s policy and it would be continued. Winding up discussion on a motion regarding the Government’s policy of banning the issuance of licenses for automatic weapons, the... Read more
Pakistan among countries with high mortality rates, reveals UNICEF report
Pakistan is in the list of countries with highest mortality rates as at least one among every 22 babies faced chances of death, revealed a report released Tuesday by United Nations Children’s Fund. According to the report, most of these poor countries are in Africa, where babies still face... Read more