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Ponting a dead man walking

Ponting a dead man walking

SYDNEY – “The Ashes are gone. Australian
cricket is in tatters. Our national
sport has been failed by feckless
administrators, confused
selectors, a clueless coach and
sadly out-of-form players,” says
Sydney’s Daily Telegraph.
The Sydney Morning Herald fretted that England were “Long to reign over us,” while ABC website columnist Glenn Mitchell called Ponting a “dead man walking”.
“Australian cricket is definitely at its modern-day

30-year-old found dead under Ghari Shahu bridge

LAHORE – 30-years-old man was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the precincts of the Gharishahu Police here on Monday.
The identity of the deceased was yet to be ascertained. According to details, the passer-by identified the body lying under the Ghari Shahu pul. Police speculated that the deceased was a drug addict and died after taking high dosage of a drug.
Police officials tried to search for relatives of the deceased and made several announcements in the

21 dead, 25 injured in China road accidents

BEIJING – At least 21 people were killed — including 14 schoolchildren — and 25 injured in two car accidents in China on Monday, one of which involved over 100 vehicles, state press reported.
The 14 children died when the three-wheeled vehicle in which they were travelling plunged off a road in central Hunan province early Monday, Xinhua news agency said.
Xinhua earlier said nine children were killed and one was missing in the accident, in Hengnan county.
Later it

Ashes of the dead await immersion in Ganges

KARACHI – Terrorism, where it has caused unimaginable distress and pain to the citizens of various countries, is also not leaving the dead alone. Ashes of 130 Hindus, Buddhists, Chinese and Japanese wait their immersion in the River Ganges in India for over 40 years now, which is apparently being delayed because of visa issues.
In 2009, after media reports about a local cremation ground which hosts these ashes were aired, protests were held in India and Pakistan to which the

Foreign forces raid in Kabul leaves two guards dead

KABUL: Two Afghan security guards have been killed after international forces raided the offices of a transportation company in Kabul, a senior police officer said Friday.
“Foreign forces have conducted an operation in district four of Kabul city in which two private guards of the business were killed,” Mohammad Zahir, the city police’s chief of criminal investigations, told AFP. He added that the guards worked for a private security company which provided services at Tiger

Christian group says Punjab govt wants Aasia dead

LAHORE – The Punjab government is urging killing of blasphemy convict Aasia Bibi before more developments occurred in the issue, participants of the All Christian Parties Conference led by Pakistan Christian Democratic Alliance Chairman Bishop Yaqoob Paul said on Sunday.
Around 25 Christian parties participated in the conference. The conference demanded immediate repeal of Section 295-B and C of blasphemy laws, as these laws did not apply on minorities. The conference also agreed

Two trains collide in Bangladesh, at least 4 dead: police

DHAKA: Two passenger trains collided at a busy station just outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Wednesday, killing at least four people and injuring scores, local officials told AFP.
One train was stopped at the station when the second one ploughed into it from behind, leaving passenger carriages mangled and stacked on top of each other.
Television footage showed workers at the scene trying to rescue people from inside the coaches, as large crowds milled around the

Mirpurkhas Press Club president shot dead

MIRPURKHAS: Mirpurkhas Press Club president Sultan Mehmood Chandio was shot dead outside his house in Al-Imran Town on Sunday. He was 40.
Police said Chandio was rushed to Civil Hospital Mirpurkhas, where he died of his injuries. Journalists from Mirpurkhas, including members of the National Press Club and Mirpurkhas Press Club reached the hospital and protested against Chandio’s assassination.
President Asif Ali Zardari expressed great sorrow over the incident and directed

Iran-Pak gas pipeline dead in the water: Wikileaks

WASHINGTON: Despite Iran and Pakistan signing on an ambitious gas pipeline deal with its possible extension to India, the multi-billion project is unlikely to take off, according to the text of an American diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks.
A source, whose name has been removed, in the cable confided to the US diplomat in a private conversation on June 4, 2009 that he viewed the implementation of the gas project to be “very unlikely”, the cable said. “The downbeat comment

NATO says six troops shot dead in east Afghanistan

KABUL: Six NATO troops were shot dead by a man wearing an Afghan border police uniform during a training exercise in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, the coalition said, the worst “rogue” shooting in more than a year. Aminullah Amarkhil, the head of border police in eastern Afghanistan, said the shooting was in Nangarhar province, which borders Pakistan. Most of the NATO troops based in Nangarhar are American.
The incident appeared to be the latest in a string of recent attacks by

S Koreans mourn dead, vow revenge over North’s attack

SEOUL: South Koreans vowed revenge and a tough line against North Korea on Saturday as the nation grieved for two marines killed in the regime’s artillery strike that caused global alarm this week.
General Yoo Nak-Joon, the commander of the Marine Corps, grimly pledged to “repay North Korea a hundred- and thousand-fold” for the deaths of the young servicemen, whose tearful funeral ceremony was televised nationwide.
“We’ll engrave this outrage deep into our bones,” he said.

Sindh minister gifts ‘dead’ falcons to Zardari’s Arab friend

KARACHI: Sindh Wildlife Minister Dr Daya Ram Essrani has gifted nine precious hunting peregrine falcons, recovered by his department during a raid, to an Arab dignitary who is reportedly a close friend of President Asif Ali Zardari.
The falcons were recovered on the first day of Eidul Azha during a raid at the Jinnah International Airport from where the endangered and protected birds were being flown to Doha, Qatar. After the raid, the conservator of the Sindh Wildlife Department

All 29 trapped miners in New Zealand dead

GREYMOUTH: All 29 miners trapped underground in a New Zealand mine for five days are believed to be dead following a second explosion, police said on Wednesday, as the government vowed to investigate the disaster.
The miners were trapped in the 2.3 km main tunnel of the Pike River Coal mine last Friday night when methane gas caused a massive explosion in the mountain on New Zealand’s south island.
Two other miners narrowly escaped by running out of the mine. “Today all New

Over 100 dead foetuses found in Thai temple: police

BANGKOK: The bodies of more than 100 human foetuses, apparently from an illegal abortion clinic, were discovered inside a Buddhist temple in central Bangkok, Thai police said on Tuesday.
The corpses, wrapped in plastic bags and newspaper, were found by a member of temple staff in a mortuary storage area.
“There are more than 100 plastic bags with foetal corpses inside hidden in the storehouse of a temple,” said Police Colonel Metee Rakphan.
“We assume that they were

At least eight dead in Shanghai high-rise fire

SHANGHAI: At least eight people died as fire engulfed a Shanghai high-rise building Monday, sending panicked residents stumbling over each other as they fled and spreading thick smoke over China’s commercial hub.
The 28-storey building in one of the most densely-populated districts of the city of nearly 20 million people was under renovation when the blaze broke out around lunchtime. Spectacular bright orange flames could be seen enveloping the scaffolding and spreading to the

Prince William flies to Afghanistan as Britain remembers war dead

LONDON: Prince William flew into Afghanistan on Sunday for a surprise visit to honour Britain’s war dead, as the Queen led the nation in remembrance here in central London.
The Prince attended a Remembrance Sunday service earlier in the morning at Camp Bastion, Helmand province, and laid a wreath before flying home. Back in London, Queen Elizabeth II led the nation in a two-minute silence at 1100 GMT to remember the fallen, and laid a wreath at the Cenotaph memorial.
She

3 dead, 3 injured in wedding marquee electrocution

LAHORE: Three died of electrocution and three sustained injuries while putting up tents for a wedding in Shad Bagh police precincts on Saturday.
Investigation Officer Sub-Inspector Khalid Mehmood said the victims were employees of Usman Catering Service.
He explained that six people from the catering service were putting up tents and lights for a wedding in Taj Pura ground when the central iron pole, on which lights were to be placed, short circuited with the

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