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Irfan still regrets missing WC quarter-final against Australia

Sports News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:36
Mohammad Irfan

Karachi, June 22 - Towering Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has admitted that he still regrets missing the World Cup quarter-final clash against Australia due to injury.

The 33-year-old suffered a stress fracture of the pelvis ahead of their key clash against eventual champions Australia in the World Cup's knockout stage.

Irfan insisted he is completely fit now as the rehabilitation process has been very good, but said that the regret of missing the World Cup quarter-final against Australia still exists, the Dawn reported.

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Iranian parliament opposes army sites' inspection ahead of nuke deal deadline

US News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:33
Iranian parliament opposes army sites' inspection ahead of nuke deal deadline

Washington, June 22 - The Iranian parliament has voted to oppose the government military sites' inspections as part of a multi-nation agreement to limit the country's nuclear program which may complicate the final deal ahead of a June 30 deadline.

According to Fox News, a State Department official said that there are reports suggesting that the parliament is taking preliminary legislative steps to make its voice heard about the nuclear talks and any final deal.

The official also said that US will allow Iran to manage the process by themselves and that the final deal must include adequate access and transparency.

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Becks, Hugh Jackman mark Father's Day by sharing pics

Sports News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:07
David Beckham

London, June 22 - Celebrities like David Beckham, Hugh Jackman, Richard Branson took to social media to mark Father's Day on June 21 and shared some old pictures with their dads, feeling nostalgic.

The 40-year-old former footie ace posted a snap, where he's seen with his father holding two huge trophies, out of which one was a Premier League trophy, and captioned the snap "Thank you for all the support you have given me over the years" and wished a happy Father's day to all the dads around the world, the Mirror reported.

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Michelle Obama shares US President's 'shirtless' throwback pic on Father's Day

US News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:04
Michelle Obama

Washington, June 22 - Michelle Obama played her part in marking Father's Day by sharing a throwback pic of US Prseident Barack Obama where he's shirtless on a beach playing with their two daughters, then toddlers.

The 51-year-old First Lady accompanied the image by writing "Thinking today and every day about the father of these two. Happy Father's Day!," reported People magazine.

The family was not together on the day as Michelle has taken their girls, Malia, 16, and Sasha, 14 on a Europe tour to promote her Let Girls Learn initiative.

Obama, 53, meanwhile, spent the day in Palm Springs, California, golfing with a group of friends. (ANI)

Clarke confident Ashes will be played in 'right spirit'

Sports News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:47
Michael Clarke

Johannesburg, June 22 - Australia captain Michael Clarke has insisted that the upcoming Ashes series against England will be played in the 'right spirit', stating that his team will not cross the line when it comes to sledging.

The 34-year-old believes that although sledging played a significant part in matches between the sport's two oldest rivals, he never found the practice useful in deterring the opponents.

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Uber tells passengers, drivers to ride without arms or not ride at all

US News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 13:39
Uber tells passengers, drivers to ride without arms or not ride at all

Washington, June 21 - Uber has reportedly revised its rules to prohibit passengers and drivers from carrying firearms while using the service.

The changes published on the taxi-hailing service's website said that Uber and its affiliates prohibit "possessing firearms of any kind in a vehicle." It added that those found violating the rule 'may' lose access to the firm's services, reported The Verge.

The company said that the move was aimed at ensuring that everyone using the digital platform felt safe and comfortable using the service. (ANI)

Kylie Jenner goes make-up free

Latest News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 12:54

This new discovery can help thwart colon cancer

US News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 11:39
This new discovery can help thwart colon cancer

Washington, Jun 21 - Researchers have discovered how an immune system protein, called AIM2 (Absent in Melanoma 2), plays a role in determining the aggressiveness of colon cancer.

Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital found that AIM2 deficiency causes uncontrolled proliferation of intestinal cells and also discovered that AIM2 influences the microbiota, the population of gut bacteria, apparently fostering the proliferation of "good" bacteria that can protect against colon cancer.

Team leader Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti said that the findings could have important applications for prevention, prognosis and treatment.

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Obama says gun violence much worse in US than Israel, France, Japan

US News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 11:27
U.S.President Barack Obama

Washington, June 21 - Days after a white gunman shot nine people dead in an African-American church in South Carolina's Charleston area, U.S. President Barack Obama has claimed that gun violence in America is much worse in comparison to other developed nations like France, Israel and Japan.

A tweet posted by Obama via @POTUS on Saturday said, "Here are the stats: Per population, we kill each other with guns at a rate 297x more than Japan, 49x more than France, 33x more than Israel."

He also added, "Expressions of sympathy aren't enough. It's time we do something about this."

The statement came just days after Obama condemned Thursday' attack, saying that this type of mass violence did not happen in other advanced countries.

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Sri Sri Ravishankar thanks teachers for making yoga popular around world

US News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 11:05
Sri Sri Ravishankar thanks teachers for making yoga popular around world

New York, June 21 - Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar has thanked teachers for making yoga popular around the world, adding that the discipline can unite people and 'do wonders'.

"Our Prime Minister has initiated this initiative and also thousands of yoga teachers, who have worked so hard in all these years to make yoga popular in many countries...Yoga can unite people, can help them resolve conflicts and can do wonders in the world," the spiritual leader told ANI.

"Yoga can definitely improve communication and people-to-people connection," he added.

Sri Sri Ravishankar is in New York to participate in the International Yoga Day event, which has been organised by the Indian Mission at the United Nations.

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UN Secretary General meets Sushma Swaraj, thanks India for Yoga Day

US News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 10:55
UN Secretary General meets Sushma Swaraj, thanks India for Yoga Day

New York, June 21 - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has thanked India for the 'unprecedented' International Yoga Day event.

The UN secretary General expressed his thanks to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is New York to participate in the occasion.

"I heard that there is great enthusiasm in India. We were thinking how we could do programmes... it is unprecedented that two million people are participating. I would like to thank India for this," the UN Secretary General told Swaraj during their meeting.

The Yoga Day event in New York has been organised by the Indian Mission at the United Nations.

The United Nations declared June 21 as International Day of Yoga after adopting a measure proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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