More than 200000 road deaths a year in China

Posted by on May 06, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Beijing: More than 200,000 people are killed on China´s notoriously dangerous roads every year, the World Health Organisation said Wednesday — at least four times official government statistics. Writing in the government-published China Daily newspaper, the WHO´s representative in the country Bernhard Schwartlaender said the estimated deaths were “entirely preventable”. “In China, over 10,000... 

Pakistan T20 team better than ODI Afridi

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 | Leave a Comment

DHAKA: Pakistan’s T20 Captain Shahid Afridi said on Thursday that the national squad was better in the 20 over format compared to the ODIs. Speaking to reporters here, Afridi expressed confidence that the T20 side would play well in the match against Bangladesh on Friday. Afridi added that Bangladesh was playing as one unit. “There will be a difference in the Pakistan team if thee-four senior players are... 

Yemen clashes kill more than 140 as aid delayed

Posted by on Apr 06, 2015 | Leave a Comment

ADEN: Fierce clashes raged Monday between rebels and loyalists in southern Yemen, leaving more than 140 dead in 24 hours, as the Red Cross faced delays to urgently needed aid deliveries. Relief workers have warned of a dire situation in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula state, where a Saudi-led coalition is waging an air war on the Huothi rebels. The bloodiest fighting occurred between rebels and loyalists of President... 

Oil up more than 1 after Saudis Asia price hike

Posted by on Apr 06, 2015 | Leave a Comment

SINGAPORE: Oil futures climbed more than $1 a barrel on Monday, after Saudi Arabia raised prices for crude sales to Asia for a second month, signalling better demand in the region. International benchmark Brent regained ground after tumbling as much as 5 percent on Thursday, when a preliminary nuclear deal was finally reached between world powers and Iran. More Iranian oil could enter global markets if that is followed... 

We need solutions rather than leaving things unresolved Misbah

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 | Leave a Comment

AUCKLAND: What´s the toughest job in sport? Managing the Brazil or England football team or coaching England´s cricket squad, for that matter? For Pakistan´s Misbah-ul-Haq, the answer is simple — it´s his position as captain of a team already dubbed “predictably unpredictable” by a rival coach at the World Cup. As well as two heavy defeats in their opening games in Australia and New Zealand,... 

What kills more women than AIDS and breast cancer

Posted by on Mar 06, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Nearly 800,000 women die every year because they lack access to safe toilets and clean water, said the development organization WaterAid, which analyzed data from the Seattle-based Institute of Health Metrics research center. “This completely unacceptable situation affects women and girls’ education, their health, their dignity and ultimately, in too many cases, results in an early and needless death,”... 

More than 100 dead in Afghanistan avalanches

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 | Leave a Comment

KABUL: Avalanches triggered by heavy snow have killed more than 100 people in mountainous areas of northern Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday, as rescuers battled to save dozens more trapped in the snow. Almost all of the victims were in Panjshir province, approximately 150 kilometres (90 miles) north of the capital Kabul, acting governor Abdul Rahman Kabiri told AFP. The avalanches came after two days of heavy... 

NZ beat Scotland but batting less than impressive

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 | Leave a Comment

WELLINGTON: New Zealand almost wasted a superb bowling effort to bumble their way to a three-wicket victory over Scotland in their cricket World Cup Pool A match in Dunedin on Tuesday. The co-hosts finished on 146 for seven, although they made it harder for themselves than they should have after bowling Scotland out for 142. Scotland’s opening bowler Iain Wardlaw took three for 57 in 9.5 overs to give New Zealand... 

Petrol will become cheaper than CNG Abbasi

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Friday that petrol would become cheaper than CNG in Pakistan. Abbasi who has been under pressure over the petrol shortage in the country made this statement during the meeting on the Senate Committees formed to probe the crisis. Abbasi said on January 1 the country experienced its largest demand for petrol in history. He added that following the decrease in the... 

Present government is more incompetent than last Imran

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 | Leave a Comment

JEDDAH: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said the present government had broken the record of incompetence set by the government of Asif Ali Zardari. Speaking to reporters here, Khan said the government was trying to form a judicial commission without any authority. Khan added he hoped the 2013 elections would be free and fair, however they turned out to be the most controversial. According to Khan... 
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