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ARY Digital Network airs telethon for Diamer-Bhasha, Mohmand dams

KARACHI: In support of the Supreme Court’s ‘Ao Dam Banayein’ initiative, ARY Digital Network aired a star-studded live telethon for construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams on Saturday. Live telecast of the program was watched by viewers across the country and abroad on all the channels of ARY Digital Network. Celebrities, news anchors and other different artists and dignitaries including Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar, actor and host Faisal Qureshi, Lollywood superstar Humayun Saeed, host Iqrar-ul-Hassan,…

Formula One to launch live Twitter show

LONDON: Formula One is to launch a live post-race show on Twitter starting from next week’s Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona and with retired 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg involved, the motor racing series said. Global followers of the official @F1 account will be able to watch interviews with drivers, team bosses and other key players at the Circuit de Catalunya, Formula One said in a statement on Monday. The show, to be presented by British commentator Will Buxton, will also air after nine further races and feature…

Rival MQM-P factions unite on Senate election candidates

ISLAMABAD: Leaders of rival Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) factions Farooq Sattar and Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui announced to contest the elections as one political group, ARY News reported. "We do not want schism within our party and our vote bank to be divided. We will try to hold the party integrated," said MQM-P leader Farooq Sattar while addressing a joint press conference in Islamabad alongside Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.  He said both the MQM-P factions -- Bahadurabad and PIB -- had made consensus on…

Now 80, Jane Fonda says she didn’t think she’d live to 30

LOS ANGELES: Actress Jane Fonda, who celebrated her 80th birthday last week, says that growing up she never expected to reach 30. “I never pictured 30,” Fonda told People magazine in an interview published on Wednesday. “I assumed I wouldn’t live very long and that I would die lonely and an addict of some sort. I didn’t think if I did live this long, that I would be vibrant and healthy and still working. I’m grateful,” she added. Read More: Robert Redford plans ‘goodbye to all that’ acting Fonda’s mother committed…

WATCH: Political analyst goes live on air in shorts, video goes viral

AMMAN: A video of Jordanian political analyst Majid Asfour has gone viral for totally an awkward reason – he appeared on the TV without pants. The hilarious video shows Asfour appearing on a Skype interview for Al Jazeera, sans trousers! No kidding! Filmed by Asfour’s son Manaf, the video is of the analyst seriously discussing the Israeli shooting in Amman, and while he appears to be decently and appropriately clothed in the “official” frame, the behind-the-scenes video has him sitting on a sofa in just shorts, having…

WATCH: Russian TV reporter punched in the face live on air

MOSCOW:  A man walked up to a journalist broadcasting live from a Moscow park on a popular Russian television channel and punched him in the face. The journalist was reporting on Wednesday for the NTV channel from the park, which was filled with former paratroopers lazing in the sun as Russia celebrated the annual Airborne Troops Day. He was approached by a burly, bearded man in a tee-shirt and shorts, spewing curses at him. The journalist, Nikita Razvozzhayev, asked the man to keep away. The man then delivered a…

Pakistan bulldoze India to win Champions Trophy 2017

LONDON: The turn around came in just 14 days as Pakistan, so humiliated in their 124-run defeat against India in the first game, trounced the same opponent in the final by a big 180 runs to lift the Champions Trophy on Sunday. CHAMPIONS! 🇵🇰 #CT17 pic.twitter.com/HH8idDXhU4 — ICC (@ICC) June 18, 2017 Scroll down to watch more videos Opener Fakhar Zaman set the platform with a brilliant 106-ball 114 backed up by half centuries from Azhar Ali (59) and Mohammad Hafeez (57 not out) to give bowlers an ideal…

Arab Summit 2017: Show of unity expected on Palestine question

Arab leaders gathered for an annual summit in Jordan Wednesday looking to overcome divisions on regional crises including the devastating wars in Syria and Yemen. A show of unity was expected on the Israeli-Palestinian question, but on other issues analysts said any breakthrough was highly unlikely. As the summit of the 22-member Arab League opened in Sweimeh on the Dead Sea coast, Jordan's King Abdullah II suggested that failing to come together would leave the region open to outside influence. "We need to take…