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Delhi ‘lungs’ turn sickly brown in days

NEW DELHI: A pair of artificial lungs put up in New Delhi to demonstrate the lethal effects of smog have turned a sickly dark brown within 10 days of their installation, underscoring the city's pollution crisis. Delhi, the world's most polluted major city, has been covered in a toxic grey haze since the onset of winter last month, with pollution levels several times higher than the World Health Organization's safe limits. The oversized lungs, put up on November 3 on the premises of the Sir Ganga Ram hospital and white…

Shahid Afridi advised two days’ rest

SHARJAH: Popular Karachi Kings' all-rounder Shahid Afridi has been advised a two-day rest after his MRI scan suggests no serious injury, said team official on Friday. The 38-year-old was not on the name sheet for the match against Multan Sultans in Sharjah on Friday after feeling pain in his right knee. The match was rained off and gave one point each to both the teams. Read More: Karachi Kings celebrate Shahid Afridi’s birthday "Afridi had a scan on his right knee which showed swelling in the right leg muscle around…

Kim Jong-Nam met American days before his death: witness

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia: The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un met an unidentified American on a tourist island in Malaysia four days before he was assassinated in a Cold War-style hit, a court heard Monday. Kim Jong-Nam met the man at a hotel in Langkawi on February 9, a witness told the trial of two women accused of the killing that stunned the world. Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong allegedly rubbed VX nerve agent on Kim's face at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13 as he…

Earth’s days getting longer, slower: study

PARIS: Earth's days are getting longer but you're not likely to notice any time soon -- it would take about 3.3 million years to gain just one minute, according to a study published on Wednesday. Over the past 27 centuries, the average day has lengthened at a rate of about +1.8 milliseconds (ms) per century, a British research team concluded in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A. This was "significantly less", they said, than the rate of 2.3 ms per century previously estimated -- requiring a mere 2.6…

Government to be overthrown in few weeks, says Dr. Qadri

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr. Tahirul Qadri on Thursday claimed that a few weeks were left in ruling leaders to be overthrown, ARY News reported. Once these politicians are overthrown, there will be nobody to save the police officers, he told a press conference. He referred retribution for police officers in connection to their ongoing alleged torture on PAT workers. Dr. Qadri said officers must refuse to obey illegal orders of their high-ups. It will take, he said, only 15 days to hold accountability of…