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‘Pak-China ties must go beyond economic zones’

ISLAMABAD: Planning Minister Khusro Bakhtiar on Thursday said industrial cooperation between China and Pakistan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) should not be limited to special economic zones only. "There will be industrial relocation in Pakistan under larger industrial cooperation between Pakistan and China," he said while talking to media in Islamabad. He said the ongoing projects under the CPEC would be completed within the stipulated time. Khusro Bakhtiar said progress would also be made on the…

I waited for my time, says to-be debutant Usman

Seven years after an inauspicious one-day international debut, Usman Salahuddin is ready to turn those bitter memories as he gears up to play the second and final Test against England at Leeds starting on Friday. The 27-year-old will replace Babar Azam who injured his wrist during Pakistan’s nine-wicket win in the first Test at Lord’s. “It’s exciting,” said Usman. “The win was great and the kind of hard work the team did and the management we were destined to perform, so I will try to do my best. No doubt, it’s a great…

Former England batsman Pietersen calls time on playing career

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen appeared to have brought the curtain down on his cricket playing career on Saturday, announcing his decision to step away from the game in a series of messages on social media. Pietersen, 37, who briefly captained England in 2008-09, was told in 2014 that he was no longer in the national side’s plans and spent the latter part of his career playing for a number of club teams across the world. Boots up! Feet up! Family, animals, golf...! H O M E! A post shared by Kevin…

“Special” time as Pakistan go top of the Twenty20 world

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand: Pakistan laid claim to being the best Twenty20 side in the world Sunday after beating New Zealand in the series-deciding final Twenty20 match in Mount Maunganui. The 18-run victory gave Pakistan a come-from-behind 2-1 series win that will see them overtake New Zealand at the top of the world T20 rankings. An animated captain Sarfraz Ahmed leapt with delight and punched the air after the final ball as Pakistan pulled off back-to-back wins over the hosts. It marked an incredible comeback…

Pigeons may be smarter than you think.

A study out Monday in the journal Current Biology found that pigeons are able to judge time and space, much the way humans and apes can. The report is the latest to show that so-called lower-order animals such as birds, reptiles and fish are capable of intelligent decision-making. "Indeed, the cognitive prowess of birds is now deemed to be ever closer to that of both human and nonhuman primates," said study author Edward Wasserman, professor of experimental psychology at the University of Iowa. "Those avian nervous…

Trump says he turned down Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Friday said he turned down being named Time's "Person of the Year" after the magazine asked him for an interview and photo shoot but did not confirm he would be chosen. He tweeted: "Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named 'Man (Person) of the Year,' like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. "I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!" Time responded on its own Twitter account: "The President is…

‘Time to declare independence’: 450,000 protest in Barcelona

BARCELONA: Led by Catalonia's separatist president Carles Puigdemont, hundreds of thousands of independence supporters protested in Barcelona on Saturday, shouting "freedom" and "independence" after Madrid announced drastic measures to stop the region from breaking away. "It's time to declare independence," said Jordi Balta, a 28-year-old stationery shop employee, adding there was no longer any room for dialogue. The protest in the centre of the Catalan capital had initially been called to push for the release of the…

Hate daylight saving time? You may have a point, researchers say

NEW YORK: For most Americans, daylight saving time means only one thing: losing an hour's sleep. So what is the point? This is actually a reasonable question, according to a growing body of scientific research. Daylight saving time is the practice of moving clocks forward by one hour during summer months so that daylight lasts longer into evening. Most of North America and Europe follows the custom, while the majority of countries elsewhere do not. When clocks in almost all of the United States spring forward by an…

Escape with ‘La La Land’ or time to get real? Oscars face choice

LOS ANGELES: The red carpet has been rolled out and the champagne is on ice for Hollywood's big night on Sunday, but the biggest question may not be who will win but how much politics will rain on the "La La Land" Oscar parade. The movie industry's premier celebration gets underway torn between escapism and reality. The conflict is reflected in the wide range of best picture Oscar hopefuls and an awards season marked by fiery outbursts from Hollywood A-listers on immigration, civil rights and the rhetoric of U.S. President…

5. 4. 3. 2. 1. 1… An extra second to see out 2016

PARIS: As if 2016 has not been long enough, the year's dying minute will last an extra second to make up for time lost to Earth's slowing rotation, timekeepers say. Countries that use Coordinated Universal Time -- several West African nations, Britain, Ireland and Iceland -- will add the leap second during the midnight countdown to 2017 -- making the year's final minute 61 seconds long. For others, the timing will be determined by the time zone they live in, relative to UTC. "This extra second, or leap second, makes…