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Couple shot dead for marrying of freewill in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: A couple was shot dead for marrying out of their own freewill in Rawalpindi on Wednesday. Police said unidentified assailants in a car opened fire at the couple identified as Akhlaq and his spouse Ramsha, critically injuring them. They succumbed to gunshot wounds on the spot. The police said the couple had recently tied the knot out of their own freewill. Efforts are underway to arrest the culprits, the police added. Last month, a couple along with their two minor sons was slaughtered in the name of…

VIDEO: Couple dances to ‘Baby Shark do do’ on their wedding

Well, it's finally happened. The social media users have lost it . They have officially gone too far this time. From the Kiki challenge, we have arrived to the shark challenge.If you don't know what it is then don't worry we got you covered! "Baby Shark" is a children's song about a family of sharks. The song is aimed at children; it has also been popular with other people and has become widely used across social media and has gone viral on the internet. So much so that people are now dancing to it on their wedding…

Secret to Japan couple’s 80 years of marriage: wife’s patience

TAKAMATSU, Japan: Japan is known for its abundance of centenarians and can now lay claim to having the world’s oldest living married couple, with a combined age of 208 - a feat the wife credits to her patience during 80 years of marriage. Masao Matsumoto, 108, and his 100-year-old wife, Miyako, have been confirmed as the oldest living spouses by aggregate age by Guinness World Records, having been married since October 1937. “I am so glad. It’s thanks to my patience, really,” said Miyako with a laugh, posing with Masao…

Britain warns of Islamic State attacks in South Africa after couple kidnapped

JOHANNESBURG: Britain has warned of a threat of attacks on foreigners in South Africa after two British nationals were kidnapped in a small town there, but South African police said they had no evidence militants were behind the incident. Africa’s most industrialised country has a large expatriate community and attracts many tourists, and has seldom been associated with militancy. No attack followed a similar warning by Britain and the United States in June 2016. South Africa’s elite police unit Hawks said the force…

Couple guilty of plotting IS-inspired bomb attacks on Britain

LONDON: A couple, who met on a dating site and began researching how to make homemade explosives and the deadly poison ricin, were found guilty on Monday of plotting Islamic State-inspired chemical and bomb attacks on Britain. Munir Hassan Mohammed, 37, from Derby in central England, began sharing extremist material within weeks of meeting Londoner Rowaida El-Hassan, 32, who in turn helped him find information on making ricin. “This then rapidly escalated and El-Hassan, a qualified pharmacist, readily passed on her…

Untold story: When 23-year-old Anjali fell for 17-year-old Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar is a figure in cricket-crazy India who is deified among the locals and has a plenty of achievements to his credit in the cricketing career. His family also hogs the limelight whenever the ‘Little Master’ accompanies them at any place. Sachin his wife Anjali for the first time in 1990 in Mumbai after returning from England. Although Sachin was a national sporting hero, Anjali did not recognize him until her friend spotted that he is a wonder boy of cricket. The pair dated for five years and were married…

Police hunt elder who ordered couple’s electrocution

KARACHI: Police were Tuesday hunting a tribal elder who ordered a teenage couple to be electrocuted by their families as punishment for eloping, in the country’s latest gruesome "honour" killing. The couple, members of the Pashtun ethnic group living in the southern city of Karachi, fell foul of their families after eloping last month. But police said the man's family persuaded them to return home so they could be married. A tribal jirga (council) then ordered the couple's execution after the families had put their…

Haiders form world cricket’s most followed couple

CARDIFF: For Haider Israr, born and brought up in Gojra in Pakistani province of Punjab, cricket is his first love. His wife Shahzira's dislike for cricket did not dither him and slowly and gradually she followed her husband. Now the couple travels as and when Pakistan plays international event. The 51-year-old travels the world supporting Pakistan, leaving his fast food business in Bradford in the hands of his cousins and brothers. "I was born and educated in Pakistan, so my identity is Pakistani and I feel that we…

United Airlines now ‘kicks out’ wedding-bound couple from flight

WASHINGTON: An engaged couple were removed from a United Airlines flight to Costa Rica on Saturday, as the airline remained under scrutiny following outrage caused by a video last week of a passenger being forcibly removed from a flight. According to the couple, who said they were en route to get married, a federal marshal had escorted them from the plane before take-off from Houston, Texas, but United denied this on Sunday, saying in a statement that neither a marshal nor other authorities was involved. The couple…