• Tennis: Zverev shrugs off German expectations at French Open

    PARIS (AFP) – It s been 80 years since a German man won Roland Garros but despite his stunning demolition of Novak Djokovic in Rome, Alexander Zverev insists he is not the French Open champion in waiting. The 20-year-old Zverev heads for Paris viewed as the man most likely to profit should nine-time champion Rafael Nadal, […]

  • Fresh Venezuela clashes after man set alight

    CARACAS (AFP) – Doctors rallied in Venezuela Monday in the latest street protests against President Nicolas Maduro, as a young man lay in hospital after being set on fire by an angry crowd. Three people were killed in violent riots in late president Hugo Chavez s home state of Barinas, bringing the death toll to 51 […]

  • Full-day report: KSE-100 Index starts week with 600-point boost

    May 22, 2017

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    The Pakistan Stock Exchange has started the week on a positive note, with the benchmark KSE-100 index gaining 631.48 points, 1.24 per cent, by the close of the Monday trading session to reach 51,373.51. Most activity was seen in commercial banking stocks as trading volumes remained lower than average. “Major positive contribution came from the […]

  • MotoGP: US Superbike rider Nicky Hayden dies after bike accident

    May 23, 2017

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    ROME (AFP) – American World Superbike rider Nicky Hayden, hit by a car in a bicycle accident in Italy last week, has died of his injuries, the Italian hospital where he was treated said Monday. Hayden, 35, who won the 2006 MotoGP world title, suffered severe chest and head injuries in the accident, which happened […]