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India, Pakistan target elusive World Cup breakthrough

COLOMBO: India downed Pakistan by seven wickets in qualifying for the 2017 Women's World Cup on Sunday but both made it to the finals where they will seek to become the first Asian champions. Pakistan were bowled out for only 67 and lost by seven wickets as India got past their target in only 22.3 overs. But Pakistan still booked their place for the World Cup in England in June and July as the fourth team from the qualifying round along with India, South Africa and Sri Lanka. Champions Australia, England, New…

One killed, four injured as Indian forces target school van along LoC

SIALKOT: Indian Border Security forces on Friday targeted a school van near the Line of Control (LoC), killing a civilian and injuring four children. According to ISPR, one civilian embraced martyrdom and four school children were injured when Indian troops violating ceasefire sanctity targeted a school van at LoC in Nakial sector today. “Pakistani troops effectively responded and targeted Indian posts from where the gunshots were fired.” Indian forces had violated the ceasefire at the Line of Control (LoC) and…

Hackers target ATMs across Europe as cyber threat grows

MOSCOW: Cyber criminals have remotely attacked cash machines in more than a dozen countries across Europe this year, using malicious software that forces machines to spit out cash, according to Russian cyber security firm Group IB. Diebold Nixdorf and NCR Corp, the world's two largest ATM makers, said they were aware of the attacks and have been working with customers to mitigate the threat. The newly disclosed heists across Europe follow the hacking of ATMs in Taiwan and Thailand that were widely reported over the…

Protesters target gathering of white nationalists in Washington: reports

WASHINGTON DC: Hundreds of protesters rallied in Washington, DC, on Saturday to express outrage at a gathering of white nationalists celebrating US President-elect Donald Trump's victory, according to media reports. One man was injured when he emerged from the event at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center and was involved in a scuffle with several protesters, according to CNN, which posted a photo of the man with a bloody gash on his head following the altercation. Police said no one was arrested…

China film law targets box office fraud, negative content

BEIJING: China's new film law, its first formal legislation for the fast-growing sector, will target fake box-office sales and look to ensure movies reflect the country in a positive light, the official Xinhua news agency said late on Monday. The legislation, set to take effect in March next year, laid out harsh punishments for producers using box-office fraud to artificially pump up ticket sales - a practice which has in-part helped propel huge market growth over the past few years. China has been cracking down on…