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  1. Romelu Lukaku Photo: Man Utd Twitter MANCHESTER: Jose Mourinho hailed Romelu Lukaku´s ability to bounce back from a difficult start as the Belgian inspired a Manchester United fightback to beat Chelsea 2-1 at Old Trafford. Lukaku cancelled out Willian´s opener with his first United goal against top six Premier League opposition before crossing for Jesse Lingard to head home the winner 15 minutes from time. "I think he played fantastically well," said Mourinho on Lukaku´s performance. "The team didn´t start well, didn´t start very confident, happened the same to him...he was a little bit lost but then he went together with the team. "He ended the game with the image of a hand in the goal." Victory against his former club was particularly sweet for Jose Mourinho as he got one over on Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, but more importantly moves United back above Liverpool into second place in the Premier League. "It´s a good day for me and we won so that´s the most important thing," said Lukaku. "To get the winner would have been even better for me, but to get the goal before half-time was really important for us. We showed our qualities and our desire in the second half." Defeat allied to Tottenham Hotspur´s late win earlier in the day at Crystal Palace sees Chelsea slip to fifth. The visitors enjoyed the better of the first period but failed to build on Willian´s 32nd minute opener. "For sure we missed by disappointed for the final result," said Conte. "Because when you have this type of situation you have to manage the game better with experience and maturity to get three points." The spectre of another fiery clash between Mourinho and Conte, who have publicly bickered in recent months, hogged the headlines before kick-off, but there was a peace offering when the pair shook hands before the action got underway. Mourinho recalled Paul Pogba to his starting XI after dropping the £89 million (100 million euros, $124 million) midfielder for Wednesday´s stalemate at Sevilla in the Champions League. But it was one of Conte´s two changes from his side´s 1-1 draw with Barcelona in midweek who nearly made an immediate impact. Alvaro Morata started for the first time in six weeks, but saw his side-footed volley from Marcos Alonso´s driven cross come back off the bar just four minutes in. United caught out For all Chelsea´s possession in the first period, it was from a blistering counter-attack they opened the scoring. Willian picked up the ball just outside his own area and drove through the United midfield before exchanging passes with Eden Hazard. The Brazilian then unleashed a shot too powerful even for David de Gea to register his fourth goal in three games. The lead lasted just seven minutes, though, as for the first time in a United shirt, Lukaku netted against one of their top six rivals -- at the seventh time of asking. Aleixs Sanchez fed Anthony Martial and his clever reverse pass was slotted home by Lukaku to muted celebrations against his former club. Lukaku nearly had a spectacular second 22 minutes from time when he caught a Sanchez cross flush with an acrobatic volley, only to be denied by a finger tip save from Courtois. However, the Belgian did make a decisive contribution when he dropped deep and his in-swinging cross was met by a perfectly timed run by Lingard. Conte had surprisingly removed Hazard just before conceding and that decision looked all the more puzzling as Chelsea searched in vain for an equaliser. Willian saw another effort smothered by De Gea at the second attempt at his near post as United held out for just a second win over Chelsea in 15 meetings.
  2. After closely following the ongoing Winter Olympics at PyeongChang, I have come to realize two things. First, there is a giant '***** Park' in South Korea. Second, South Korea is basically hosting 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' version 2.0 in the name of Olympics. Why? Because, the difficult games and the equally tough conditions have danger written all over it. © twitter - @kianileila While the world's best athletes are fighting it out at PyeongChang, the world's best brains on Twitter are busy reviving their kind of Olympics. Prepare yourself for the return of 'Selfie Olympics', guys. And this time, the competition is tougher than anything else in the world. © twitter - @Jonas_Chimbanda Selfie Olympics came into being during the 2014 Sochi Games in Russia, after fans started posting hilarious pictures of themselves with the most random things they could get their hands on. And this time too, the entries are brilliant and ridiculously hilarious. Honestly, it is games like these, which give us the assurance that even we can make it to the Olympics, so what if it has Selfie written in front it. The agenda of this game is simple, Use one or more props from household and turn it into an extraordinarily bizarre and creative selfie. And these people are proof that this is by far, one of the most amazing Olympic Games, the world has ever witnessed. Some prelims for the #selfieolympics pic.twitter.com/L0Zdyttifw — Hickøry Ham Mike (@The_MichaelT) February 20, 2018 we're bringing back the #selfieolympics in 2018 pic.twitter.com/S6phl2nrvb — bad brad (@Bradleysanborn) February 19, 2018 Do I win? pic.twitter.com/Yb5xZpnZ49 — la croix slut (@jordie_nassif) February 19, 2018 #selfieolympics are back ðððð¿ðð¿ pic.twitter.com/YI2rHHcCqy — CBð§ð (@Cori_Bryce_) February 19, 2018 Making our parents proud ð¤ð»ðªð»ð²ð½ #selfieolympics peep everything lol pic.twitter.com/HsVT1ZBYTe — Ian (@ianarellano611) February 19, 2018 Did I win yet? #SelfieOlympics ð± pic.twitter.com/R2QXlpnslm — camila â¡ï¸ (@camilaac0sta) February 19, 2018 I hope to bring back the Gold for my country! ð²ð½ #SelfieOlympics pic.twitter.com/QbmXdXTbFe — Richard (@RIlICHARD) February 19, 2018 So, who are you going to nominate for the Selfie Olympics this time?
  3. Fans were heartbroken when their favourite celebrity couple, handsome Arbaaz Khan and sultry Malaika Arora, had their divorce finalised in May last year, ending 18 years of matrimonial harmony. Unlike other harsh break-ups, the two enjoy a cordial relationship and are often spotted together on outings with their son. Rumours often run amok, linking the two with any potential partners, however, ambiguity shrouds the relationship of the couple. Despite the divorce, Malaika refers to herself as ?Malaika Arora Khan? and recently her sister, Amrita Arora, introduced her as ?Malaika Arora Khan? during a show. Not only that, the social media accounts of the actress have the same name. During the show, when asked if she was lucky in love or lucky in cards, the diva responded that she was lucky in love. While about the last time she was single, Malaika responded that it was ?currently?. As for Arbaaz, he maintains that the two have a good relationship. He said that the priority of them both is their son, adding that he would do all that is required to ensure the situation is maintained. All these veiled hints puzzle fans, who are eagerly awaiting the reunion of their favorite couple.
  4. It's not every day that we hear such inspiring stories, where people go to extreme lengths or do every possible thing to help someone. So, when we come across such a story, how can we let it pass just like that? In fact, these stories and the people both command our respect for their exemplary actions. One such story is of Chirag Arora, a sixth-term cadet of the National Defence Academy (NDA), whose commendable team spirit has earned him respect from the academy and a Ray-Ban aviator from a top army general. Lieutenant General Alok Kler, a strike corps commander was so impressed with Chirag's team spirit and camaraderie, he flew from Ambala to NDA Pune to give a pat to the cadet and as a gesture gave his Ray-Ban to him. BCCL Every 6 months, a cross-country race among cadets is organized by NDA in Khadakwasla, Pune. This time too, a 12.5 km inter-squadron cross-country race was organized for every cadet from all the 18 squadrons to take part in, except the first term cadets. In fact, the race is tougher than any other race, since it is without half time, timesouts or substitutions and the cadets also have to run over undulating terrains. There are no points for guessing that the one who finishes the race earns more points for his squadron. Twitter (For representation) But for Chirag, helping his junior, Devesh Joshi was more important than finishing first. And he did exactly that by carrying his injured junior on his back, just so he does not lose out on points. Chirag saw Devesh was on the verge of collapsing, so he put him on his back and ran for half a kilometer to finish the race in 55 minutes. It might look like a small gesture, but it definitely speaks volumes about Chirag's soldierly spirit. Twitter Both Chirag and Devesh are from the same squadron, Echo Squadron. While Chirag is in the sixth-term, Devesh is in the fourth term. The Echo Squadron holds the record for the longest unbroken possession of the Glider Trophy, so clearly the pressure was high on Chirag. But, that did not deter him from doing what was right – helping his injured cadet and in the process proves as the truest example of 'leave no man behind'. An NDA officer told the Times of India, “Chirag didn't let his squadron cadet lose out on the points. He ensured that they crossed the finish line together.” Major Surenndra Poonia, a former Special Forces officer of the Indian Army, took to Twitter to share this incredible story. Soldiers's Spirit & Camaraderie ! NDA Cadet,who carried his injured buddy 2.5 kms on his back so that he is able to finish the run and not left behind. GOC 2 Corps, Lt General Kler went from Ambala to NDA Pune to give a pat to Cadet He also presented his Raybans to himð @adgpi pic.twitter.com/FreWNfEXeu — Maj Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) 20 February 2018 The officer further added, “Both cadets are from Echo Squadron. Final term army cadet Chirag Arora, who is also quarter master sergeant of the squadron, saw his junior Devesh Joshi in a precarious condition and on the verge of collapse. Arora put Joshi on his back and carried him for half a km to finish the race in 55 minutes.” Hats off to this camaraderie and Chirag's team spirit!
  5. Hales, who has registered 13 centuries in 107 first-class appearances, is slated to feature in the upcoming PSL LONDON: Alex Hales has announced he is turning his back on Test cricket after signing a new limited-overs contract with county side Nottinghamshire following a similar decision by England team-mate Adil Rashid. Rashid last week said he intended to focus solely on shorter, white-ball cricket for Yorkshire this season and Hales has penned a deal until the end of the 2019 season that will see him feature only in 50-over and 20-over formats of the game. Hales´s decision is likely to strengthen fears that England´s top limited-overs internationals could abandon first class, or red-ball, cricket, which includes five-day Test matches, in favour of playing in lucrative domestic Twenty20 competitions around the world. The opening batsman proved crucial in Nottinghamshire´s domestic white-ball double in 2017 and is a regular in England´s limited-overs set-up with 58 one-day and 52 T20 international appearances. But the 29-year-old´s decision seemingly ends his hopes of adding to his 11 Test caps, the last of which he earned in August 2016. "For the next 18 months I´m excited to focus entirely on limited overs cricket and want to be part of a Notts team that retains the white ball double and a World Cup winning squad with England," he said in a statement on Twitter. "The decision to focus on my white ball game wasn´t taken lightly or on the spur of the moment, it´s one I´ve thought long and hard about. It´s also one I´ve discussed at length with the Notts management." Hales, who has registered 13 centuries in 107 first-class appearances, is slated to feature in the upcoming Pakistan Super League with Islamabad United following England´s one-day series in New Zealand but both he and Rashid were overlooked in the Indian Premier League auction. "Alex is entitled to make himself available for whatever format he wants to play, and we respect his decision," said Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell. "He´s an outstanding white ball player and we look forward to him helping us win more trophies in that format of the game."
  6. Abid 'Boxer' served in the Punjab Police as an inspector but was sacked and has been on the run since. Photo: File Police sources said on Tuesday that Abid 'Boxer', a former police officer accused of various extra-judicial killings and other crimes in Punjab, has been brought back to Pakistan from Dubai. Sources added that the wanted police officer was transported to Karachi from Dubai via airplane. Criminal cases of killing eight people in fake encounters are registered against Abid, an inspector who served in the Punjab Police. On February 7, reports had stated that Abid, on the run for 11 years, had been arrested from Dubai through Interpol. Sources had told Geo News that Abid would be handed over to Pakistani authorities soon. Earning his nickname because he joined the police force on a sports quota, Abid had a reputation for his ruthless modus operandi and operating above the law. Abid Boxer killed people on behest of CM Shehbaz, alleges Imran Boxer, a fugitive on the run for 11 years and wanted for dozens of extrajudicial killings, has been arrested from Dubai through Interpol In March 2002, he was also accused of torturing stage actress Nargis, allegedly cutting off her hair and shaving off her eye-brows after demanding Rs10 million and her property documents. He was later charged for various extrajudicial killings and corruption and was sacked from the police force. He had since been a fugitive and one of the country's wanted criminals. Talking to the media on Feb 8, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan alleged that Abid 'Boxer? was involved in extrajudicial killings on the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif. ?The fugitive former inspector admitted that he used to kill people extra-judicially on the direction of Shehbaz Sharif,? said Imran, adding that ?he left the country after knowing that Shehbaz was planning to kill him. Boxer is on record saying that he never killed anyone without the consent of Punjab chief minister.?
  7. Bubba Watson plays his shot from the 17th tee during the third round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club. Photo: Orlando Ramirez/USA TODAY Sports LOS ANGELES: Bubba Watson, back in business with a new ball on a course where he has won twice before, took the third-round lead at the Genesis Open on Saturday as a large pack queued up close behind. Watson, whose nine PGA Tour victories include two Masters titles, charged to the front with a six-under-par 65 at storied Riviera in the Los Angeles neighbourhood of Pacific Palisades. He posted a 10-under 203 total, one shot ahead of fellow American Patrick Cantlay (69), who curled a 55-foot birdie putt into the middle of the hole at the par-four 18th. Four others are two behind ? Americans Kevin Na and Tony Finau, Australia Cameron Smith and halfway leader Graeme McDowell. Watson, whose wife was a professional basketballer, played in the NBA All-Star weekend celebrity game in Los Angeles on Friday. Back at home on grass instead of hardwood, he started his third round in style with a tap-in eagle at the par-five first, but acknowledged it was a tough slog the rest of the way. ?It was a grind full time,? said the 39-year-old, who won at Riviera in 2014 and 2016. ?It was easy when you have a tap in. Then I just hung on the rest of the time.? Watson has slipped to 117th in the world rankings after an ill-fated experiment in 2017 with a different brand of ball. He has not exactly set the world on fire in three previous starts this year but hopes to stay on an emotional even keel in the final round. ?You?ve got to know that this golf course is going to make you mess up, the grass, the way the ball bounces on it, you?re going to have shots you think are perfect and ended up not perfect,? he said. ?But it?s golf, not just this week but every week. You?re going to know you?re going to make a mistake, especially on a Sunday, and you?ve got to keep fighting and hopefully your fight is better than everybody else?s fight.?
  8. There are certain movies that don't attract us irrespective of how many sequels it rolls out, and then we have movies like 'The Incredibles' which just like its name, are so brilliant that a mere announcement makes us jump off our beds in excitement. It has been a long, long wait for the sequel and now that it's finally happening, our inner child cannot contain all this excitement anymore. And I am sure I am not alone in jumping up and down like a kid. Come on guys, we waited for more than 14 years for this movie to release, and now that Disney has dropped this kickass teaser trailer, we guess our wait was totally worth it. © Disney More than a decade ago, a family of incredibly talented, powerful superheroes came into our lives and turned it around like no one else. Well, maybe that's an exaggeration I made there, but where else do you see a toddler burning the whole house down, quite literally. Or the kids going invisible and running on water. But, all of that happened in reel life in a span of two hours, and our movie watching experience was never the same again. © Disney Although the teaser was short-lived, 1-minute-30-seconds to be precise; it does not take away from the fact that this was the best 1-minute-30-seconds we spent the whole day. The trailer was released during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics coverage on NBC sports last night. By the looks of the first teaser, the movie will show the Elastigirl (Helen Parr) in all her glory and badassery, while Mr. Incredible will stay at home and take care of the kids. © Disney Well, good luck taking care of Jack Jack, Mr. Incredible, and feel free to take notes from Kari McKeen, his babysitter. Especially, when we have already seen all the evit sh*t Jack Jack is capable of stirring up. The latest trailer also hints at Mr. Incredible asking for tips from our fashion idol Edna Mode, who rolls out her two cents in the most kickass style, just the way we expected it to be. The first teaser leans more towards family drama and Elastigirl taking over the world, but we fans know that there's definitely something brewing in the background that will be revealed soon. We have complete faith in you Brad Bird, we know you are going to helm it to perfection, yet again. 'The Incredibles 2' is expected to hit the theatres on June 15, 2018.
  9. Over the years, Virat Kohli has established himself as one of the best batsmen in international cricket. Such has been his exploits on the field that, by now, everyone knows you neither give Kohli a second chance, nor should you ever attempt to sledge him. Those who don't know why should go to YouTube and search for his batting videos. A gifted batsman like Kohli rarely gives the opposition a chance to get him out so a drop catch or missing a run-out can be fatal. When it comes to sledging, the matches he has played in the past are proof enough that the verbal exchanges only end up fuelling his hunger to score more runs. Unfortunately for Tabraiz Shamsi, the South African spinner eventually learned that lesson the hard way. © BCCL During India's thrilling 73-run win over South Africa in the fifth ODI, Kohli, continuing his fine form in the series, was probably on his way to another big score when he was unfortunately run-out after a mix-up with Rohit Sharma in the middle. He was dismissed for 36 runs after a direct hit from JP Duminy found him short at the crease. But, during his stay at the crease, Kohli and Shamsi were involved in a heated exchange where the South African was seen having a go at the Indian captain. The Delhi dasher didn't really say much at that time and his dismissal further ended any chance of him getting even with the South African. However, after the Proteas stuttered in their run-chase and Shamsi came out to bat, Kohli - who rarely forgets or forgives - struck back with a brutal jibe aimed at the tail-ender. Coming out to bat after the dismissal of H Klaasen, Shamsi was seen sporting a chest pad even as the bowler was Kuldeep Yadav - a spinner. This video is absolutely gem. • Kohli sledging & giving it back to Shamshi: Chest Pad? C'mon. You're wearing chest pad? • One handed catch by Pandya •Kohli slapping Pandya's ass •Butt hurt baised Holding in commentary box pic.twitter.com/loAcdNsxzD — dogu (@HusnKaHathiyar) February 14, 2018 Sensing an opportunity to return the favour, Kohli poked fun at the South African and the stump mic did the rest. "Chest pad Shammo (Shamsi), you have a chest pad on," Kohli asked Shamsi before bursting into laughter. Whether Kohli's jibe rattled him or not, Shamsi's innings didn't last more than a ball as he got out while playing a big hoick at long-on. To rub more salt into his wound, Shamsi's teammate Lungi Ngidi looked better against Kuldeep as he opened his account with a boundary on the very next delivery. More importantly, Shamsi would be careful not to let his emotions run wild especially against an experienced campaigner like Kohli. via GIPHY For the Indian captain, given his run-ins with the opposition players and eventually coming out on top, we won't be surprised to see Kohli in the remake of Adam Sandler-starrer 'You Don't Mess With The Zohan'.
  10. Did you think Priya Prakash Varrier's new-found-fame is only going to last a day? Well, you are wrong, just like the rest of the country. The 18-year-old has not only managed to break records in terms of gaining social media followers, she isn't going to go out of the spotlight any time soon. First, her strong expressing-with-eyebrow game and her lethal wink melted the hearts of all 'sakht' guys across the country. © YouTube (Muzik247) And now it's the latest teaser of her upcoming film 'Oru Adaar Love' that is doing the rounds of the internet. The latest teaser shows another high-school-romance moment between Priya and Roshan Abdul Rahoof. We see her shooting a flying kiss in his direction. YouTube(Muzik247) And that is obviously combined with her infectious wink. YouTube (Muzik247) Look at those expressions! She sure is better at it than a lot of 'successful' Bollywood actresses. Watch it here and get nostalgic about your high-school crush: As expected, the teaser has got over 3 million views within 24 hours and is currently the 2nd most trending video on YouTube. Honestly, we have never been so interested in any Malayalam film before and we are pretty sure, so has been the case with you too. But Priya and her expressions are making all of us swoon.
  11. Video: Geo News KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar on Sunday announced that he was dissolving the party's Rabita Committee, hours after members of the coordination committee at the party's Bahadurabad office said he was no longer the convener of the party. Addressing a general workers' meeting here, Sattar announced conduct of intraparty elections at KMC Ground on February 17. "First we will contest the party election and then 2018 general elections," he said, urging all the workers to show up at the KMC Ground on February 17. He urged the workers to stay united and not to fall prey to the propaganda of Bahadurabad faction of the party. "APMSO is also with us," Sattar said, asking activists to make a final decision what is to be done of the other faction. "We will not opt for a collision, but struggle peacefully." The MQM-P leader said that the ones under the propaganda of Bahadurabad faction should come on Saturday and express their opinion in the [intraparty] election. The latest episode of infighting between two factions of the party started over the issue of distribution of party tickets for next month's Senate elections, with the Bahadurabad group opposing Sattar's nomination of relative newcomer Kamran Tessori over seasoned party leader. But, speaking to the media on Sunday, Sattar said the issue was not over distribution of Senate tickets but a conspiracy had been hatched to 'seize control' of the party. "My naive colleagues have proven that the issue was not about the nominations for Senate election, it was about the party leadership," a spirited Sattar told the journalists. "The conspiracy has been revealed and the cat has come out of the bag now," he said. "The issue was not over tickets for Senate seats, it was about taking control over the party itself." "They haven't sacked me ? they have deprived every deserving worker of this party of their due right," said Sattar. "A fitting response will be given soon at the KMC Ground today. Responding to allegations of amending the party's constitutions without informing the Rabita Committee and taking, in his control, other rights, Sattar questioned how a 'powerful leader' like him was removed with such ease. "If I am the powerful leader that I was alleged to be, how did [they] remove me so easily," he said. "One cat has come out of the bag and many others will do so in the coming days," claimed Sattar, adding that MQM - Haqiqi 2's foundation has been laid today. The dispute between the PIB Colony and Bahadurabad factions had emerged on February 6 after both parties had taken different positions on the nominations of party members for the upcoming Senate elections. 'Sattar breached Rabita Committee's trust' MQM-Pakistan Rabita Committee removes Farooq Sattar as party convener 'Sattar changed party's constitution without bringing it into the knowledge of Rabita Committee' The party's coordination committee had earlier announced the decision to remove Sattar as the party's convener. "The Rabita Committee has decided to remove Dr Farooq Sattar as the party's convener," senior party leader Kanwar Naveed Jameel had announced in a press conference on Sunday evening. "Farooq Sattar breached the Rabita Committee's trust," Jameel had said, alleging that the former party chief had changed MQM-P's constitution without bringing it into the knowledge of the central coordination committee.
  12. AB de Villiers. File photo: AFP/Getty Images CAPE TOWN: AB de Villiers returns to the South African squad for the last three one-day internationals against India, Cricket South Africa announced on Thursday. The star batsman missed the first three matches because of a finger injury suffered in the third Test against the same opponents last month. There was no immediate word on whether De Villiers had recovered sufficiently to play in the fourth match at the Wanderers Stadium on Saturday. He will be assessed when the squad reassembles in Johannesburg on Friday. South Africa will be desperate for De Villiers to play after India dominated the first three matches. In what could amount to an admission that South Africa are short of strength in depth, the return of De Villiers is the only change to a squad weakened by injuries to regular captain Faf du Plessis and wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock. South Africa´s batsmen have struggled, particularly against India´s spinners. Du Plessis hit a century in the first game before being injured but JP Duminy, with 51 in the third game in Cape Town, is the only other South African to have made a half-century. Farhaan Behardien, who was added to the squad after Du Plessis was injured, is the only batsman in the group, other than De Villiers, who has not yet played in the series. South African squad: Aiden Markram (captain), Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Heinrich Klaasen (wkt), David Miller, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Khaya Zondo.
  13. MULTAN: Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday said that he will try his best to bring back to the country money looted by former president Asif Ali Zardari. Addressing a ceremony to inaugurate a healthcare centre, Shehbaz also slammed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and called him a liar. He repeated PML-N?s accusation against PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government saying that the government never produced a single watt of electricity. Shehbaz also inaugurated numerous heath facilities during his visit to the city. These include extension of the Children?s Hospital, Burns Unit at Nishtar Hospital and Multan Institute of Kidney Diseases.
  14. In case you haven't noticed, Elon Musk is the coolest person in this whole world. Actually, scratch that, he's the coolest person in the whole universe now after doing one of the wildest and most exciting thing ever. Mixing both his incredibly successful companies – Tesla and SpaceX – in the most perfect way, he got a freaking Tesla roadster in the most powerful rocket Falcon Heavy into space. Just thinking about how there's a car just floating in space feels so futuristic doesn't it? Well, if there was one guy who could have ever made it happen, it's none other than Elon Musk. That guy's a genius in every sense. Currently over Australia ð¦ðº pic.twitter.com/HAya3E6OEJ — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 6, 2018 So basically, a Tesla Roadster playing David Bowie's “Life On Mars” is soaring through space and headed toward – where else – Mars. Sorry for repeating it so much, I'm still trying to wrap my head around it. But, while we're going through so many emotions about it, mainly awe, people also obviously have to make some jokes about it. That's just the rule of life, or well, internet. If there are no memes about something, then it's not really trending. So here goes, starting with the man himself – Ok, who leaked my selfie!? https://t.co/fYKXbix8jw — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 6, 2018 Not the kind of flying cars we imagined. You: “It's 2018 where are our flying cars”@elonmusk: pic.twitter.com/1pUXJyHZtC — Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) February 6, 2018 Yep, completely ready. Tesla customers: is our pre-ordered car ready yet Elon Musk: pic.twitter.com/q7OG2riBTy — tc (@chillmage) February 6, 2018 Your Uber has arrived. Hey! It's your Uber driver. I'm waiting outside. #SpaceX pic.twitter.com/ap254OaEz6 — Paul Dellegattoâ¡ï¸FOX (@PaulFox13) February 7, 2018 That was a very expensive way to piss off flat earthers. Flat-earthers must be pissed #FalconHeavy #ElonMusk #FlatEarth #Tesla #SpaceX pic.twitter.com/jgcos4UktD — Max ferre (@maxsbrainspooge) February 7, 2018 The best kind of revenge. Your eyes open. It's dark. Cold. Too cold. You're holding something round. Not directly, there's a glove in the way. Suddenly, a silent explosion, a flash of light. The earth below you. You're in a car. In orbit. Slowly, your consciousness fades. Why did you piss off Elon Musk. — Steve Streza ð¹ (he/they) (@SteveStreza) February 6, 2018 Haven't seen it. I left my red Tesla in the parking lot. Now it's missing. Anyone have any idea where it could be? — Dan Lucas (@WFLADan) February 6, 2018 Anything for that. Her: Babe, come over Me: But you're on Mars Her: My parents aren't home Me:#FalconHeavy #SpaceX pic.twitter.com/qqKjfziSiX — Vlad â (@Vlad94i) February 6, 2018 When you take everything literally. Wonder if Mr Musk slightly misunderstood the 'how do we launch the new Tesla Roadster' email? — chris harris (@harrismonkey) February 6, 2018 Such discrimination. oh so when elon musk launches a car into space it's "history-making" but when i launch my car backwards into a parking cone i'm "a bad driver" and "need to get my eyes checked" — Dami Lee (@dami_lee) February 6, 2018 After every party. After 7 pegs Aaj gaadi tera bhai chalega. After 5 min pic.twitter.com/Ub2HaIWrVt — Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) February 7, 2018 Also, I would like to take this opportunity to say I Love You, Elon Musk.
  15. Even if Cricket or sports in general is not your cup of tea, there is no way on earth that someone wouldn't know who Mahendra Singh Dhoni is. Dhoni will forever be 'Captain Cool' for us, irrespective of how many came before him and the ones who will join the madness that Team India is. Dhoni has all the right in the world to demand respect, not only for his support from behind the stumps, but also for guiding Team India towards victory under his leadership. Reuters This man needs no introduction since his actions speak louder than the audience cheering at the top of their voice, during the match. So much so, that even the stump mic couldn't help but capture his strategies, hilarious nicknames he gave to his team-mates and his endless pearls of wisdom. Stump mics are possibly one of the best things that happened to Cricket and nobody except for our 'Men in Blue' are making the optimum use of it. It was because of a stump mic that we got to know about Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya's epic strategy to tackle the opponents. It was the stump mic that captured Kohli unleashing his inner 'Dilli ka ladka' and say “Shaam tak khelenge, Inki g***d phat jayegi.” Reuters In fact, thanks to the stump mic that we now know that Kohli will forever remain 'Cheeku' and Kuldeep will forever remain 'Kulee' for Dhoni. You can thank this Twitter user for sharing this video with subtitles (how thoughtful) where Dhoni is seen encouraging his team and sharing game strategies in his own hilarious style. Dhoni behind the stumps is hilarious. pic.twitter.com/ntJubXMgoQ — dogu (@HusnKaHathiyar) February 2, 2018 As expected, after this gem of a video surfaced online, fans couldn't contain their excitement and started flooding the internet with their hilarious interpretations and respect for Dhoni. Can listen to him all day. Channels should get rid of all commentators. — Shubham (@SportyShubh) February 3, 2018 You can take Dhoni out of captaincy. But you cannot take captaincy out of Dhoni. https://t.co/wtKO9z51lf — Farees Rahman (@fareesrahman) February 3, 2018 #MSDhoni -- Duniya k liye hoga tu #ViratKohli mere liye to tu cheeku hi h. ðð #FreedomSeries#INDvSA https://t.co/bVUflTqFQJ — Aryan INDIAN (@CricCrazyAryan) February 2, 2018 "6 ball samajhne me nikal jayega" was Dhoni's version of "shaam tak khelenge to..." ð — Shivam srivastava (@shivamcosmo) February 2, 2018 For me best was "6 बà¥à¤² समà¤à¤¨à¥ मà¥à¤ हॠनिà¤à¤² à¤à¤¾à¤à¤à¤¾" ð¤£ð¤£ðð — Priyanshu Singh (@Priyanshu7Singh) February 2, 2018 If only the South African team understood Hindi or realized how deadly Kohli and Dhoni are for their opponents, they wouldn't have lost to India by 6 wickets in the first ODI in Kingsmead, Durban. While, Kohli was announced Man of the Match, Dhoni's pearls of wisdom and hilarious ways to encourage players surely contributed to the victory.
  16. Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki visits the Ulma Family Museum of Poles Who Saved Jews during WWII in Markowa, Poland February 2, 2018. Agencja Gazeta/Patryk Ogorzalek via REUTERS WARSAW: Poland is seeing a resurgence of anti-Semitism over pending legislation that would impose jail terms for suggestions that the nation was complicit in the Holocaust, local minority groups warned, as pressure mounts on the president to veto the bill. Parliament passed the measure on Thursday, drawing outrage from Israel, US criticism and condemnation from a number of international organisations. President Andrzej Duda has 21 days to decide whether to sign it into law. The bill would impose prison sentences of up to three years for mentioning the term ?Polish death camps? and for suggesting ?publicly and against the facts? complicity on the part of the Polish nation or state in Nazi Germany crimes. More than three million of Poland?s 3.2 million Jews were murdered by the Nazis, accounting for about half of the Jews killed in the Holocaust. Jews from across Europe were sent to be killed at death camps built and operated by the Germans on Polish soil, including Auschwitz, Treblinka, Belzec and Sobibor. According to figures from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Nazis also killed at least 1.9 million non-Jewish Polish civilians. In a rare show of unity, Polish minority and ethnic groups, including Jewish, Ukrainian and Russian, urged Duda and other authorities to counteract all forms of xenophobia, intolerance and anti-Semitism, although they did not directly call on the president to veto the bill. ?Our particular concern and objection is caused by the numerous and loud manifestations of anti-Semitism that we have been witnessing this week after the (parliament) passed (the Holocaust bill),? the groups said in statement. The Israeli embassy in Warsaw also issued a statement on Friday, saying that in the last few days there was ?a wave of anti-Semitic statements, reaching the embassy through all channels of communication.? The area around the embassy in Warsaw has been cordoned off by police since Wednesday to prevent a far-right demonstration. The protest was later cancelled. ?We would like to use this opportunity to repeat that Israel stands with Poland in using the proper term for the death camps ? German Nazi camps,? the embassy said in its statement. Poland is one of the most ethnically and religiously homogenous countries in Europe, but before World War Two Jews made up 10 percent of the population and the country also had large Ukrainian, German, Belarussian and other minorities. Poland?s ruling party, the socially conservative PiS, has reignited debate on the Holocaust as part of a campaign to fuel patriotism since sweeping into power in 2015. The party says the bill is needed to protect Poland?s reputation and ensure historians recognise that Poles as well as Jews were victims of the Nazis. Israeli officials said the legislation criminalises basic historical facts. Critics of the bill have raised concerns it will curb free speech and could potentially be used against Holocaust survivors or historians. A US congressional task force on combating anti-Semitism and a number of Jewish groups urged Duda to veto the bill. The International Auschwitz Council, an advisory body to the office of the Polish prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, said on Friday the bill?s imprecision raised ?legitimate concerns about restricting freedom in discovering the truth about the Holocaust?. Duda has not said whether he would sign the bill, but his spokesman told the Polish state radio Trojka: ?The president believes that Poland, as any other country, has the right to defend its good name ... has the right to defend the truth?. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the chairman of PiS and de facto the country?s leader, told the public radio Jedynka on Saturday that Duda should sign the law, ?He should sign it ...,? Kaczynski said. ?We must talk to our allies in a way that would allow them to understand that we have no intention of renouncing our dignity.?
  17. YouTube had briefly suspended the official account of the Government of Pakistan after it received complaints accusing the channel of copyright infringement. The most notable of the complaints was of a local vlogger, Irfan Junejo, who is known for making video content focusing on Pakistan?s unique and picturesque areas. Junejo, in his tweets, accused the Pakistani government of stealing his footage. The footage in question is of Naran and allegedly incorporated into a video titled ?Family friendly activities in Pakistan? by the government?s official YouTube channel. When the account was taken offline, the video platform had displayed a message stating: ?The YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated due to multiple third-party notifications of copyright infringement?. Later, the channel was back after the brief suspension with most notable change of credit being mentioned in description of videos. While speaking to Geo News, Irfan said that he has always tried to promote a positive image of Pakistan. He said that in the past he has made video guides to Naran, Khuzdar, Gwadar, Sanghar etc and never made any money out of it. ?The act has disturbed me on a personal level. I made a video on Naran and it had reactions from India, Australia etc,? he said. ?It has upset me because they (the govt) tried to defend the act and they didn?t acknowledge not giving credit to me,? said Junejo. He said no one from Press Information Department ever approached him. ?The official channel wasn?t terminated because of my claim but due to community claims for taking content without prior permission?, he further said, revealing that other similar complaints were also made against the official channel. Junejo added that he received a screenshot in which one of the complainants said they "were sent an email asking them to take back the claim". He was of the opinion that YouTube takes complaints regarding copy rights infringement seriously. "If we want content creators? community and YouTubers? community to prosper then we should take these issues seriously," he added.
  18. A cosmic phenomenon that happens only once in 150 years is bound to make people have extremely high expectations and feel excited. So much so, that most of us even set our alarms to witness it. But alas, not all our expectations were met. And the recent 'super blue blood moon' was no exception. Yesterday, the entire world waited with bated breath to see a blue moon, a supermoon and a complete lunar eclipse — all rolled into one. The pictures that came out were mesmerizing to say the least. Whoa! This north London, right now! Photo by @eddie_keogh#SuperBlueBloodMoon #supermoon pic.twitter.com/iClwuXGbrn — Derek Momodu (@DelMody) January 31, 2018 While some were lucky enough to see the reddish/copper-hue moon in its full glory, most of us couldn't. One of the most amazing cosmic events I've ever experienced. Lucky enough to have taken photos of it. <3#lunareclipse #supermoon #bluemoon #bloodmoon #SuperBlueBloodMoon pic.twitter.com/s5bbg2jWG3 — Bryan ng Buhay Mo (@bryanngantipolo) January 31, 2018 For some weird and unknown reason, a few people took the name a little too literally and were expecting a true 'blue' colored moon. And you know what happens when Twitter users do not get what they want and expect? They rant away with tweets and memes. 1. You Are Bound To Be Disappointed With Such High Expectations. "Super Blue Blood Moon" Expectation vs Reality pic.twitter.com/iyazXGLooJ — K l e ᥠŠ(@AkoSiKalvnKlein) January 31, 2018 2. Nope, Not Happening. Super blue blood moon. Expectation vs Reality ððð pic.twitter.com/90OlfrnqCC — Boyd ð (@badbooooyd) January 31, 2018 3. Over-Hyped. biggest scam of 2018 so far #SuperBlueBloodMoon pic.twitter.com/NHf6TLDXOi — ð» (@gvrla) January 31, 2018 4. Most People Actually. Actually me right now. #SuperBlueBloodMoon pic.twitter.com/ZiTq7xb957 — Patback_ (@Patback_XC) January 31, 2018 5. Waiting… I got a great picture of the Super Blood Blue moon this morning. ....wait a minute pic.twitter.com/jUtQOpO7C5 — Steve Lewis (@slewis6363) January 31, 2018 6. If You Can't See, You Make It. Rare 'super blue blood moon' eclipse as seen from my neighborhood pic.twitter.com/Gpnzag8flj — kama (@kmrlshhrin) January 31, 2018 7. All Day, Every Day. A lot of people are saying the Blood Moon and Eclipse and Blue Moon and Super Moon all happening on the same day could have effects on certain kinds of human behavior but I feel perfectly normal kill all men. — Bess Kalb (@bessbell) January 31, 2018 8. Tumse Na Ho Paayega! #BloodMoon photography 1. Expectations 2. Reality pic.twitter.com/uLib32WvaZ — Item ð¤·ð¿‍âï¸ (@ltem_boyy) January 31, 2018 9. At Least Let The Moon Be Politics-Free. Even Moon Has Become Sanghi. PM Modi Must Resign. ð¤£ððð®ð³ #SuperBlueBloodMoon #SuperMoon #LunarEclipse #LunarEclipse2018 pic.twitter.com/ItUvRRQnS1 — Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) January 31, 2018 10. LMAO What they see vs what I see #supermoon #Supermoon2018 #SuperBlueBloodMoon pic.twitter.com/A1MGPWsuoT — President Duterte (@impresduterte) January 31, 2018 This super rare phenomenon isn't going to happen anytime soon again, but these memes might just make you feel a little less guilty for missing it. In case it doesn't help, just make do with the good quality, high-resolution pictures across the internet, just like the rest of us.
  19. Photo: Liverpool FC Twitter HUDDERSFIELD, UK: Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool have got their season "back on track" after a 3-0 victory over Huddersfield Town. The Reds had stuttered recently with a defeat to Premier League strugglers Swansea City and an FA Cup exit at the hands of West Bromwich Albion. However, Klopp´s side clinically sealed the points at the John Smith´s Stadium on Tuesday thanks to first-half goals from Emre Can and Roberto Firmino before Mohamed Salah converted a late penalty. Liverpool consolidated their grip on fourth place and have a five-point cushion on fifth-placed Tottenham, who face Manchester United on Wednesday, in the race to qualify for the Champions League. "Coming back on track is the most important thing," Klopp said. "And now we have a few days to prepare for another difficult game against Tottenham. "That was the reaction we needed to show. It was not brilliant, not the best game we have played so far but it was deserved. "I think the best thing we did apart from scoring was our counter-pressing and defending situations when Huddersfield won the ball. "We had more moments than three goals but it was difficult to play because they defended well. "It was not a brilliant performance, but it was very mature and exactly what we needed at the right moment. "I would love to come here again because it is a game where we don´t have to fly and can get here by bus! So I hope they stay in the league." Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson made his first appearance since December and Klopp praised the midfielder´s performance on his return. "Jordan Henderson is a very good footballer," Klopp explained. "He is an England national player and our skipper and maybe the skipper of England. "How can he not be a brilliant player if he´s at Liverpool? If someone does not see his value what can I do? I am happy that he is back." No Ings move Klopp also noted the professionalism shown by Liverpool midfielder Can, who is out of contract at the end of the season. Juventus have been strongly linked with the Germany international, but Klopp revealed he has no qualms about selecting Can despite the impasse over a new deal. "Sometimes you want to keep a player and sometimes you want to sell a player," he said. "As long as people behave like Emre does and delivers, that´s all you want. "If he goes we shake hands and say goodbye and if he stays we shake hands and say hello again." Klopp said he is not expecting a busy end to the transfer window and claimed there was no way that striker Danny Ings would be allowed to leave. "No chance is Ings on the market, only if I am unconscious!" he added. Huddersfield manager David Wagner insisted his players will not lose heart despite the defeat. The Terriers are winless in seven games and only a point above the Premier League relegation zone. Wagner said: "I see effort, I see commitment and attitude. I see togetherness and everything you need. "The confidence is not at the highest point if you have a lot of defeats, but the good thing is we don´t like or enjoy this situation and period where we don´t collect points. "However, we are not surprised and it is not something we haven´t expected so that makes it possible to manage. "This means we lift our head now, prepare ourselves for Manchester United. A game at Old Trafford which one year ago nobody thought would happen."
  20. First Lady Melania Trump made a very visible return to the public stage Tuesday after weeks of privacy, as she attended her husband´s maiden State of the Union address before Congress. Photo: CNN WASHINGTON: First Lady Melania Trump made a very visible return to the public stage Tuesday after weeks of privacy, as she attended her husband´s maiden State of the Union address before Congress. The enigmatic wife of President Donald Trump emerged publicly for the first time since she fed the Washington rumor mill by cancelling her trip to Davos, Switzerland, leaving her husband to attend last week´s World Economic Forum on his own. A smiling and waving Melania arrived in the chamber to warm and extended applause -- dressed in a crisp cream white pantsuit that stood in contrast to the black donned by many Democratic lawmakers in solidarity with the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment. Minutes later, her husband took the floor and exchanged waves with his wife. Among Trumps´ guests in the first lady´s box were a US Marine corporal who stepped on an explosive device and last both legs while deployed in Iraq in 2007; first responders who helped save hurricane victims in Louisiana and Texas, and parents of children killed by the gang MS-13. In what would be a break with tradition, Melania Trump reportedly travelled separately to the US Capitol and not in the presidential limousine. As the 47-year-old wife of a 71-year-old man known for past lewd remarks about women, and who divorced his two previous wives in a blaze of tabloid publicity, Melania Trump is dogged by speculation that they lead largely separate lives. The State of the Union speech was the first lady´s first major appearance since bombshell reports that her husband allegedly had a fling with porn star Stormy Daniels in 2006. Trump stands accused of paying off Daniels one month before the November 2016 election to keep their adulterous liaison quiet. Daniels was set to appear Tuesday on late night ABC talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" "Relaxing before the big night," Daniels wrote Tuesday on Instagram. It was not clear if she was referring to Trump´s speech, or her appearance with Kimmel. Melania, her opinions and goals have remained a mystery to millions of Americans. She is a former model who once posed nude in her husband´s private jet, and the first foreign-born wife of a US president in nearly 200 years. She spent her first months as the first lady living in New York and refused to move to the White House until their young son Barron finished the school year. She makes few public speeches and is rarely seen in Washington.
  21. FILE PHOTO: Hunger-striking literature professor Nuriye Gulmen speaks during an interview with Reuters at her home in Ankara, Turkey, December 6, 2017. REUTERS ANKARA: Two Turkish teachers ended an almost 11-month hunger strike on Friday, vowing legal action to get their jobs back after their appeal against dismissal under the government?s state of emergency decree was rejected. Their case was thrown out by the emergency commission that was formed to evaluate government decisions taken as part of a security crackdown following a 2016 coup attempt. More than 150,000 people have since lost their jobs. After going on hunger strike and staging protests against the purges, literature professor Nuriye Gulmen was arrested in May and later convicted of belonging to an outlawed militant leftist group, a charge she denies. The reasons for the firing of primary school teacher Semih Ozakca were not given. ?Today the commission rejected our appeal, but we will take it to the court. As of today we are ending our hunger strike, but our resistance will continue,? Gulmen said. A medical doctors group said last week Gulmen and Ozakca were experiencing serious health problems due to their diet of water, herbal tea, sugar and salt solutions. Gulmen weighed 59 kg (130 pounds) before the strike and is now under 34 kg (75 pounds) while Ozakça has gone from 86 kg to 45 kg (189 to 100 pounds), according to the Ankara doctors? chamber.
  22. Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif meeting with Pir Sialvi. Photo: Geo News SARGODHA: Spiritual leader and custodian of Sial Sharif Shrine of Sargodha Pir Khawaja Hameeduddin Sialvi has taken back his call of protest after meeting Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday. While speaking to media after the meeting, the chief minister said that a committee has been constituted to resolve differences between the government and Pir Sialvi, adding that political rivals tried to create acrimony between them. Punjab Auqaf Minister Zaeem Qadri, Pir Riazud Din from Rawalpindi, Pir Mudassir Taunsvi of Taunsa Sharif and Speaker of Data Darbar shrine Ramzan Sialvi were present during the meeting. Three PML-N lawmakers submit resignations to Punjab Assembly secretariat Maulana Rehmatullah, Ghulam Nizamuddin Sialvi and Muhammad Khan Baloch gave their resignations on the directives of Pir Khawaja Hameeduddin Sialvi The spiritual leader was heading a campaign, demanding resignation and apology of Law Minister Rana Sanaullah over his remarks in a tv show. As many as three provincial lawmakers of the ruling party, Maulana Rehmatullah, Ghulam Nizamuddin Sialvi and Muhammad Khan Baloch had submitted their resignations, on the direction of Pir Sialvi. Earlier, Sialvi while addressing a public gathering in Lahore had also set a seven-day deadline for the government, for enforcing Shariah or risk protests across the country. The Pir also called for the ?jail bharo? movement starting from Jan 27.
  23. Glenn Maxwell. Photo: File SYDNEY: Glenn Maxwell has been recalled to the Australian squad as cover for Aaron Finch, who was ruled out of Friday?s fourth one-day international against England in Adelaide with a hamstring injury. Maxwell, who has played 80 ODIs for his country and can be one of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket on his day, was surprisingly left out when the squad was announced earlier this month. Captain Steve Smith and chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns had said at the time he needed to be more consistent at the international level to get back into the team. The 29-year-old last played for the one-day side on the tour of India last September. Finch will be assessed ahead of the fifth ODI in Perth on Sunday. England have an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series.
  24. An EU flag and Union flag are seen flying together during an anti-Brexit protest near the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Files LONDON: Members of the British Parliament voted in favour of the government?s legislative blueprint for Brexit on Wednesday, marking a victory for Prime Minister Theresa May over political opponents who want a softer approach to leaving the European Union (EU). But the legislation will now face scrutiny from parliament?s largely pro-EU upper house, where May?s party does not have a majority, which will intensify efforts to force a re-run of a 2016 referendum, and water down or even stop the divorce. The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was approved by a 324 to 295 vote in the lower house ? a milestone on the long road towards cementing the legal foundations of Britain?s departure from the bloc. The bill repeals the 1972 law that made Britain a member of the EU and transfers EU laws into British ones. ?This bill is essential for preparing the country for the historic milestone of withdrawing from the European Union,? Brexit minister David Davis told parliament before the vote. ?It ensures that on day one we will have a statute book that works, delivering the smooth and orderly exit desired by people and businesses across the United Kingdom and being delivered by this government.? The bill has become the focal point for months of divisive debate about what type of EU divorce Britain should seek, severely testing May?s ability to deliver on her exit strategy without a parliamentary majority. But despite one embarrassing parliamentary defeat, several government concessions and rebellion from within her own party, May?s Conservative MPs overcame opposition from the Labour Party and others. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn instructed his MPs to vote against passage of the bill because the government had not met conditions set out by the party, demanding safeguards on a range of issues including workers and consumer rights. ?This bill has never been fit for purpose,? Keir Starmer ? Labour?s Brexit policy chief ? said, describing any attempt to persuade the government that the legislation needed to change as ?talking to a brick wall?. Lords scrutiny The House of Lords ? the upper house ? will now begin months of scrutiny of the bill before it can become law. Any changes made by the lords will require approval from the lower house, and the whole process could take until May to complete. The House of Lords contains a diverse, largely unelected, mix of political appointees, experts, and members who inherited their positions. Many lords are opposed to Brexit. Some of those figures are expected to try to soften the Brexit approach to include remaining in the EU?s single market or a second public vote, but the most likely areas for changes involve technical and constitutional issues. May has ruled out a second vote and says Britain will be leaving. Labour?s Corbyn is also committed to following through with Brexit, albeit pushing for different priorities and aims. Nevertheless, calls for a second referendum are expected to persist, particularly as both pro- and anti-EU politicians have mooted the possibility recently. EU officials and some member states have said they would welcome a change of heart from Britain. But, barring a major change of policy from one of the country?s two largest political parties, Britain remains on course to leave the bloc in March 2019.
  25. The 210 million people of Pakistan needed to curse all those who curse, Rana Sanaullah ? the Minister of Law for Punjab ? fired back Wednesday night in response to the chants raised by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) and Awami Muslim League's (AML) respective chiefs Imran Khan and Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed earlier in the day. "For many hours, empty chairs sat gawking and cursing [the leaders at the rally]," Sanaullah slammed, adding that he was unsure if he should author his resignation to vacant seats. On the other hand, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi claimed that Sheikh Rasheed had "faked" his resignation, saying he had staged a drama. "The time for the National Assembly to complete its tenure is so close that even by-elections cannot be held," stressed Abbasi. Towards the end, the PML-N party member challenged Sheikh Rasheed to come to Pindi. He added that if the AML leader does visit, the public will stone him.