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Alleged attacks by Indian army kills another Pakistani soldier

KOTLI: The Indian army on Saturday allegedly violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (Loc) in Nakial Sector, Azad Kashmir, by firing across the border and killing one Pakistani soldier besides injuring a woman on Saturday, Express News reported. The incident follows two consecutive days of firings across the LoC that have resulted in the deaths of at least four army personnel. ... Read More »

Indonesia: Children Seeking Refuge Find Abuse, Neglect

Jakarta – Indonesia detains and neglects migrant and asylum-seeking children, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Each year, hundreds are detained in sordid conditions, without access to lawyers, and sometimes beaten. Others are left to fend for themselves, without any assistance with food or shelter. The 86-page report, “Barely Surviving: Detention, Abuse, Neglect of Migrant Children in Indonesia,” details ... Read More »

Novartis tests copy of Amgen’s Enbrel in late-stage trial

Sandoz, the generics unit of Novartis, has launched a late-stage trial with its biosimilar version of Amgen’s Enbrel, consolidating its leading position in developing cheaper copies of complex biotech drugs. With the start of the major study of its version of Enbrel, or etanercept, Sandoz now has seven Phase III clinical trials across five biosimilar molecules – more than any ... Read More »

“Monsters University” scares zombies to lead box office

LOS ANGELES: “Monsters University,” the prequel to Pixar’s 2001 animated blockbuster “Monsters, Inc.,” scared up $82 million in weekend ticket sales to easily outdistance the week’s other new movie, the big-budget apocalyptic thriller “World War Z,” which came in with an impressive haul of $66 million. “World War Z,”, the story of a zombie pandemic starring Brad Pitt, was Pitt’s ... Read More »

Motor racing-Le Mans win tinged with tragedy for Kristensen

PARIS: Audi’s Tom Kristensen won the Le Mans 24 Hours for a record ninth time on Sunday in a victory dedicated to fellow-Dane Allan Simonsen, the friend whose death cast a pall over the race’s 90th anniversary. With Danish flags at half-mast over the podium, a standing ovation was held before the victory ceremony in memory of the Aston Martin ... Read More »

Asia shares slide on China worries, Fed outlook; dollar firms

TOKYO: Asian shares fell to a fresh 9-1/2-month low on Monday as investors worried about China’s economic and financial stability and markets scrambled to price in the Federal Reserve’s plan to tone down its stimulus drive starting later this year. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 1.2 percent to its lowest since early September, after posting its ... Read More »

India tycoon Ambani bets on 4G broadband but risks abound

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani hopes his multi-billion dollar bet on cheap high-speed wireless broadband could change the way nearly a billion of his countrymen use mobile devices from the way they do banking to watching cricket. In a country where most people own a mobile phone yet lack basic Internet access, it is a risky gamble even for ... Read More »

Arthur sacked as Australia coach: report

SYDNEY: Mickey Arthur has been sacked as coach of Australia just two weeks ahead of the start of the Ashes series against England after a series of poor results and a string of disciplinary issues in the squad, local media reported on Monday. Cricket Australia said they would be holding a news conference in Bristol, England, later on Monday, where ... Read More »

Musharraf to be tried under Article 6 for treason: PM Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif dropped the strongest hint to file a written request before the Supreme Court to try former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf for treason under Article 6 of the Constitution. Addressing the National Assembly (NA) on Monday, Nawaz Sharif said the former president had committed treason by abrogating the Constitution and he should be tried ... Read More »

DSP traffic; driver shot dead in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Unknown gunmen on Monday shot dead the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) traffic and his driver in Peshawar’s Faqirabad area in a firing incident. Sources told that gunmen opened fire on DSP Amanullah Khan and his driver Amjad when they were on their way to office on Faqirabad’s Dalazak road. The deceased were subsequently shifted to Lady Reading Hospital. ... Read More »

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