The Lucky Irani Circus came to Islamabad as part of Independence Day celebrations but was forced to pack up early due to security threats.

Life under the big top

The Lucky Irani Circus is Pakistan’s best known travelling shows. Generations of Pakistanis have grown up being dazzled by the acrobats, fire throwers, clowns and other acts. For the artists, the circus is a life of travelling from town to town, learning new exciting tricks and entertaining crowds. Among them are those who ran away

Nawaz Sharif

There was no rigging at any level in 2013 elections, says Nawaz

SLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in his address on Thursday evening, took nation into confidence over the recently published report by judicial commission saying it has been proved that there was no rigging on any level and that the 2013 general elections were free and fair.

PTI leadership

Some in PTI vying for Senate tickets

ISLAMABAD: With Senate elections due in March, many in the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf — a party which just a couple of months ago, at the peak of its sit-in, was bent upon wrapping the entire system and refused to be part of parliament which it alleged had come into being as a result of rigged elections


Middle East

Arab World

Time to raise an Arab Nato: Arab League

Calls by Arab League chief Nabil Al Arabi for a unified multinational Arab fighting force demonstrate the resolve necessary to confront the threats that affect every country in the region. But the idea should come as no surprise.

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Qatar may fund energy, other projects in Venezuela

Qatar is considering funding projects in Venezuela, industry and diplomatic sources said, as the Latin American state lobbies fellow crude producers to help repair the damage done to its economy by plummeting oil revenues. Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said during a visit to Doha on Monday that his country was firming up billions of dollars

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North America


The Lion Cecil

Killing of Cecil the Lion Sparks Debate Over Trophy Hunts

The allegedly illegal hunt blurs the line with controversial trophy hunting. The killing of one of Zimbabwe’s best known and most-studied lions, Cecil the Lion, has stoked a debate around a growing trend in trophy hunting of endangered species. Cecil was shot with a bow, stalked for 40 hours, and gunned down by trophy hunters.

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Entertainment & Fun


The science behind the Perfect Chip

The very best chips combine a crisp crust with a piping-hot, snowy-white interior – a delicious combination that arises when potatoes descend into a nice hot pool of oil. But how does the magic happen – and can food scientists find ways to improve the French fry? Deep-frying has been described as “a pretty violent


Speeding? :D :D

Joke: Late one night a man is driving down the road, speeding quite a bit. A cop notices how fast he is going and pulls him over. The cop says to the man, “Are you aware of how fast you were going?” The man replies, “Yes I am. I’m trying to escape a robbery I


Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela became known and respected all over the world as a symbol of the struggle against apartheid and all forms of racism; the icon and the hero of African liberation. Mandela or Madiba, as he was affectionately known, has been called a freedom fighter, a great man, South Africa’s Favourite Son, a global