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Flies overwhelm Pakistan’s Karachi in monsoon ‘hell’

Swarms of flies are descending on Pakistan’s commercial capital in what residents say are record numbers this rainy season, adding to the misery of Karachi’s monsoon “hell”. Heavy rains have inundated the sprawling port city of nearly 20 million people for weeks, overwhelming shoddy drainage systems clogged with mountains of uncollected garbage and flooding neighbourhoods […]

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Weinstein looms as Toronto fest talks Oscar lobbying, sexism

Susan Sarandon knows what it takes to win an Oscar, but on Friday the veteran US actress blasted Hollywood for only handing out statuettes to stars backed by “the Harvey Weinsteins of this world.” Speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival for the world premiere of “Blackbird,” the Academy Award-winning star said Oscars glory is […]

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Voice-command ovens, robots for pets on show at Berlin’s IFA tech fair

Europe’s biggest tech fair, Berlin’s IFA, is showcasing a flood of product launches until Wednesday. Here are five trends and gadgets making waves. – Fitness trainer for pets – No time to walk or play with your pet puppy or kitten? California start-up Varram showcased a Pet Fitness robot, which plays with cats and dogs […]

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Amazon countries meet to bolster rainforest proteL

Presidents and ministers from seven Amazon countries met in Colombia on Friday to agree on measures to protect the world’s biggest rainforest, under threat from wildfires andrampant deforestation. The summit took place in the wake of an international outcry over months of raging fires that have devastated swaths of the Amazon in Brazil and Bolivia. […]

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Wall Street swings to split finish; notches weekly gains

US stocks finished little changed on Friday after a ho-hum report on jobs creation and encouraging words from the chairman of the central bank. But Wall Street’s major indexes nevertheless posted gains for the week, after investors gleaned hopes of progress in the US-China trade war and Hong Kong’s long-running political drama. The benchmark Dow […]

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Nadal advances to US Open final against Medvedev

Rafael Nadal, an 18-time Grand Slam singles champion, advanced to his fifth US Open final on Friday by battling past Italy’s Matteo Berrettini 7-6 (8/6), 6-4, 6-1. The 33-year-old Spaniard will play for his fourth US Open crown on Sunday at Arthur Ashe Stadium against Russian fifth seed Daniil Medvedev, who reached his first Grand […]

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Neymar snags equalizer in return as Brazil draw Colombia 2-2 in friendly

Neymar didn’t disappoint in his much anticipated return Friday, grabbing a second-half equalizer for Brazil in a 2-2 friendly draw with Colombia on Friday. The Paris Saint-Germain star was playing for the first time for club or country since suffering an ankle injury in a friendly against Qatar in June, which ruled him out of the […]

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Mexico dominates USA 3-0 in rematch of Gold Cup final

Erick Gutierrez and Uriel Antuna scored second half goals as Mexico routed the United States3-0 on Friday in a rematch of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup final. PSV Eindhoven’s Gutierrez and Antuna scored just four minutes apart as the regional rivalry as Mexico posted their biggest win over the US since 2009 in a regional […]

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Banquet for the Delegation of Businessmen in Japan

The banquet was held on the 6th by the beloved Supreme Master Kim Jong- un for his delegation to the Korean Delegation of Business in Japan. Members of the Delegation of Businessmen in Japan were invited to the banquet chairman, Yeo Jang-ho. Kim Young-cheol, vice chairman of the Central Committee of the Korean Workers’ Party, […]

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Cuba renews support to Syria in its war against terrorism

Cuban Vice President of the Council of Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas has renewed his country’s support for Syria in its war on terrorism, asserting the necessity for enhancing bilateral relations in all domains, particularly the economic relations. During his meeting with Syria’s Ambassador to Cuba Idris Mayya in Havana on Friday, the two sides reviewed means […]