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The female car mechanic driving change in Multan

2 days ago
MULTAN: Since picking up a wrench as one of the first female car mechanics in conservative society, Uzma Nawaz has faced two common reactions: shock and surprise. And then a bit of respect. The 24-year-old spent years overcoming…

Kangaroo attacks Australian family, three injured

4 days ago
SYDNEY: Three members of an Australian family used a broom and a shovel to fight off a rare attack by a large kangaroo that left all of them injured, one seriously.  Linda Smith, 64, suffered a collapsed lung, broken ribs, cuts and other…

Hundreds of ‘bloodthirsty zombies’ hit streets of Chile

4 days ago
SANTIAGO: Hundreds of Chileans dressed up in zombie costumes marched on the streets of Santiago during 10th annual Zombie Walk. People walked in the streets with their faces painted with fake blood to look alike monstrous zombies. The…

This Pakistani artist aims for world record with pencil swing

One week ago
KARACHI: With a sharp eye for detail, Bilal Asif carefully labours over his quest for a pointedly unusual world record -- crafting the largest swing ever made from pencils. Asif combs over his creation inside his studio in the southern…

Police at Indian airports barred from ‘over-smiling’

9 days ago
NEW DELHI:  Armed police at Indian airports have been told to cut down on smiling, with officials blaming the 2001 US terror attacks partly on an excessive focus on friendliness, local media reported Tuesday. The Central Industrial…

Lion cub found abandoned in Netherlands

10 days ago
THE HAGUE: Dutch police were on Sunday seeking the owners of a small lion cub found abandoned in a cage in a field outside the central city of Utrecht, police and news reports said. "Today (Sunday) we received quite an extraordinary…