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Whoever laid his life for Pakistan is estimable, says DG ISPR

KARACHI: Spokesperson for Pakistan armed forces, Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Thursday said anyone who laid his life for Pakistan was respectable, ARY News reported. He said every martyr regardless of any field he had been serving -- whether he was a doctor, lawyer, journalist or a common man, all of them were highly esteemed.  "Whoever has laid his life for the sake of the country is respectable. We cannot pay back their favor," he said while exclusively…

Man who encouraged attack on Prince George gets life in jail

LONDON: A British man who suggested militants should target four-year-old Prince George - destined to be Britain’s future king - was sentenced to life in jail on Friday. Husnain Rashid, 32, from Nelson in northwest England, will serve a minimum of 25 years. Rashid posted information on the messaging platform, Telegram, to encourage militants to carry out attacks around the world, along with information about possible targets. Prosecutors said this included posting a picture of Prince George, son of Queen Elizabeth’s…

New Cassini findings suggest Saturn moon could support life

BERLIN: Complex organic molecules have been discovered originating from one of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus, adding to its potential to support life, researchers said on Wednesday. The Cassini spacecraft first flew close to the ice-covered moon in 2005 as part of a mission to gather data on Saturn that will be analyzed for years to come. A team led by Frank Postberg and Nozair Khawaja of the University of Heidelberg in Germany said they had identified fragments of large organic molecules in ice grains that were ejected…

Michael Jackson life to be turned into musical

The life of Michael Jackson will be coming to Broadway in a musical incorporating the King of Pop's tunes penned by a leading US playwright. Producers of the musical announced the project on Tuesday without revealing a title and said they aimed for a premiere in 2020. The musical, which is being co-produced by the late King of Pop's estate, will be written by Lynn Nottage, a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Nottage, a professor in the theater department of Columbia University, most recently won acclaim for…

Mansoor Ahmed: A hero in life and death…..

Ex-goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmed was a rock in goal post but for the past few months he was lying on the bed, fighting for his life. On Saturday afternoon he lost the ‘match of his life.’ For someone who broke many a hearts with his subtle and brave goal-keeping. Mansoor was fighting the battle of a weakened heart.  He had a pacemaker planted into his heart a few years back and seven stents but since last month he was complaining of various problems. His lungs had malfunctioned. He was rushed to National Institute of…

Man offers his Beloved truck in exchange for new liver to save wife’s life

CALIFORNIA: A man whose wife is suffering from a fatal disease has offered up his truck in exchange for a new liver of his save his wife’s life. Verlon Robinson a resident of Sanger, California took to Facebook to offer up one his most prized possession in exchange of a new liver. Doctors placed his wife Marie on the wait list three years ago following her diagnosis, but she’s one of 18,000 people still waiting for a donor. “To all that don’t know I have a very sick wife, With a non-reversible liver disease,”…

From luxury to life behind bars: What Bill Cosby faces in prison

Bill Cosby, used to the high life as one of America’s biggest stars, will likely see his entourage of aides replaced by an inmate paid pennies to help the legally blind comedian navigate life behind bars after he is sentenced for sexual assault. Cosby, 80, faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced in the next three months for drugging and raping Andrea Constand, 45, in 2004 at his sprawling compound outside Philadelphia. He is appealing the verdict, which could potentially delay his imprisonment for months or…

I’ll regret ball-tempering for rest of my life: Cameron Bancroft

A remorseful Cameron Bancroft fronted up to the media on his arrival back in Australia and apologised for his role in the ball-tampering scandal that engulfed Australia during the third Test in Cape Town last week. Bancroft was banned by Cricket Australia for nine months after being caught on camera treating the ball on the third day of the Test with what was later revealed to be sandpaper. Steve Smith and David Warner, the team’s captain and vice-captain respectively, were banned for 12 months for their role in the…

Is there life on Mars? This is what NASA’s Curiosity rover shows

There are many speculations about life on Mars and how it could be. Well, recent panoramic clips that NASA’s Curiosity rover captured on the planet will give you some real idea. The rover — which has been on Mars in search of signs of conditions that might make life sustainable on the planet — clicked a panorama of what it noticed in Gale Crater on January 30. In a 1.53-minute clip, the picture puts the spotlight on an area of more than 48 km. “The view from Vera Rubin Ridge looks back over buttes, dunes and other…