MIAMI, UNITED STATES: Global heat, greenhouse gases and sea levels all climbed to record highs last year, making 2015 the worst in modern times across a range of key environmental indicators, international scientists said on Tuesday.
ORLANDO: Sharks attacked people 98 times in 2015, a spike in unprovoked attacks that set a new record as human and shark populations rise, researchers found in an annual global tally released on Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO: More than 1.4 billion smartphones were shipped worldwide last year in a new high for the sector with Chinese handset makers racking up the biggest gains, an industry tracker said Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO: Google revealed on Thursday that it sidelined more than 780 million ads deemed rude, dishonest or dangerous in 2015 in a leap from the 524 million targeted a year earlier.
WASHINGTON: Last year’s global average temperature was the hottest ever by the widest margin on record, two U.S. government agencies said on Wednesday, adding to pressure for deep greenhouse gas emissions cuts scientists say are needed to arrest warming that is disrupting the global climate.
NEW YORK: Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook’s compensation rose 11.5 percent to $10.3 million in 2015, the company said on Wednesday, a year when its sales grew 28 percent and profits by 35 percent but its shares fell for the first time since 2008.
KARACHI: 2015 was undoubtedly a stellar year for star actor Humayun Saeed as he proved his indisputable star power at the box office with two major blockbusters – Bin Roye and Jawani Phir Nahin Ani and the star has bigger plans for 2016.
2015 definitely wasn’t fascinating for some known celebrities across the world. Several stars broke up with their soul mates and moved on realizing there are plenty more fish in the sea.
Every year passes with several ups and downs, however in case of Pakistan, it’s often terrorism-related incidents that relatively eclipse other happenings across the 365 days. The outgoing 2015 doesn’t reflect a bleak picture on terrorism front, instead it can be termed an ‘year of political controversies’.