Singers, actors, riders to honour Queen Elizabeth in birthday pageant

Courtesy The News International LONDON: Britain´s Queen Elizabeth is due to attend a celebration of her 90th birthday on Sunday featuring some of the leading stars of show business and almost 1,000 horses. Pop performers Kylie Minogue and Jess Glynne, opera singers Katherine Jenkins and Andrea Bocelli and soul singer Beverley Knight are scheduled to…

‘Azhar’ – relentless idolization of an obviously flawed man

Courtesy The News International “Azhar” is an unmitigated disaster only because of its relentless idolization of an obviously flawed man. A more subtle, honest and casual admission of the cricketer’s repeated lapses in judgments would perhaps have made him look less greedy, and more deserving of sympathy and forgiveness, writes Anupriya Kumar. Mohammad Azharuddin, the…

Processed meat linked to stomach cancer

Courtesy The News International ISLAMABAD: Eating processed meat and being overweight increase the risk of developing stomach cancers according to a major new scientific report. Scientists systematically gathered and analyzed data relating to stomach cancer after which a panel of leading international experts evaluated the results independently. The authors found strong evidence that certain products…

Bangladesh police arrest Islamist over gay activists´ killing

Courtesy The News International DHAKA: Police in Bangladesh have arrested a home-grown Islamist militant over the killing of two gay rights campaigners amid a surge in violent attacks against liberal activists and other minorities in the south Asian nation. Xulhaz Mannan, 35, editor of Bangladesh´s first magazine for gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, and…