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  1. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey and Chairman of the Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party), greets an audience in the Sincan district of Ankara, August 14, 2017. AFP/Adem Altan ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday urged ethnic Turks in Germany to reject its main parties in upcoming elections, prompting a sharp warning from Berlin to stop the "unprecedented" meddling. Erdogan called on ethnic Turks to ignore Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and their partners in the grand ruling coalition, the Social Democratic Party (SPD). They should also reject the Greens, he said, branding all three parties "enemies of Turkey". The president's attack ? one of his strongest-ever tirades against any EU state ? escalated an already intensifying diplomatic crisis between two NATO allies with longstanding historical links. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel of the SPD was quick to react, condemning Erdogan's comments as an "unprecedented act of interference". Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Twitter: "We expect foreign governments to not interfere in our internal affairs." Erdogan issued his call in televised comments to reporters in Istanbul after Friday prayers. "I tell all my kinsmen in Germany... not to vote for them. Neither the Christian Democrats nor the SPD nor the Greens. They are all enemies of Turkey," he said. He accused the SPD and CDU of playing a game of "the more you beat up Turkey, the more votes you get" during the election campaign. "You need to support political parties there now which do not display enmity to Turkey," he said. 'Teach a lesson' Erdogan did not make it clear which German political party he would like people to support in the polls for the Bundestag on September 24. But he said he expected voters of Turkish origin to "teach a lesson to the parties which are disrespectful to Turkey" when they cast their votes in a "struggle for honour". Tensions have spiralled between Germany and Turkey in recent months. Berlin has lambasted Ankara over the magnitude of the crackdown that followed last year's failed coup, which has seen several German citizens arrested, including journalists. Ankara meanwhile has accused Berlin of failing to extradite suspected Kurdish militants and coup plotters who have taken refuge there. Turkish German journalist Deniz Yucel, the Istanbul correspondent of the Die Welt daily, has been held in jail in Turkey since February ahead of trial on terror charges. German journalist Mesale Tolu has been held on similar charges since May, while activist Peter Steudtner was arrested in a July raid. According to German foreign ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer, there are 10 Germans, including dual nationals, in custody in Turkey. Gabriel's SPD ? whose candidate for the chancellorship is ex-EU parliament speaker Martin Schulz ? and Merkel's CDU are rivals in the election. But they have been in broad agreement on the policy regarding Turkey within the coalition. The opposition Greens meanwhile have pushed for an even tougher line against Ankara. The Greens' co-leader Cem Ozdemir, who is himself of Turkish origin, said Erdogan's comments showed that people who support democracy and oppose repression and corruption in Turkey are "quite simply considered to be traitors and enemies". 'Lost all proportion' Erdogan said it was not Turkey's responsibility to reduce the tension as Germany was to blame, even accusing Berlin of being out of step with EU membership requirements. But Gabriel denounced his comments as "an unprecedented act of interference in the sovereignty of our country". Erdogan was seeking to incite people in Germany against each other, he said. The SPD's Schulz meanwhile, said Erdogan had "lost all sense of proportion" in a tweet. "And all the more we stand on the side of all those who are struggling for a free and democratic Turkey," he added. There are an estimated three million people of Turkish origin in Germany. Many of them came, or are the descendants of those who came, to West Germany as Gastarbeiter (guest workers) from the 1960s, to make up for a postwar labour shortage. Analysts say that some 1.2 million people of Turkish origin will have the right to vote in the September polls as German citizens. In the past, Turkish-origin Germans have inclined to the left, with most voting for the SPD. But Erdogan is also popular with Turks living in Germany, and 59 percent of the votes cast by Turkish citizens resident in Germany went to his ruling party in November 2015 parliamentary polls.
  2. Singer-Songwriter Taylor Swift arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology' in the Manhattan borough of New York, May 2, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files LOS ANGELES: Taylor Swift, one of the most popular celebrities on social media, wiped all her accounts on Friday, sending fans into a frenzy over whether the pop singer had been hacked, was preparing to launch a new album, or was about to reinvent herself. Swift, who has 85 million Twitter followers and 102 million Instagram followers, deleted all of her Instagram photos, her posts on Tumblr, and removed her avatar from her Facebook page where all postings prior to December 2015 were missing. The "Blank Space" singer also deleted years of Twitter posts, and her official website showed just a black screen. "I'm scared to go to sleep thanks to Taylor Swift like what if she drops a new song," tweeted an anxious fan called Anu using the handle @shadesoftaylor. Taylor's publicist did not return calls for comment, but the development follows a busy two weeks for Swift, who earlier this month ended a six-month absence from the public spotlight to testify at a high-profile groping trial in Denver, Colorado. Swift, 27, was on Monday awarded the symbolic $1 in damages that she had sought after a federal jury in Denver found that a radio DJ had grabbed her bottom while posing for a photo with her in 2013. Her unflinching testimony describing the incident was applauded by fans and women's rights groups for highlighting the issue of sexual assault. Swift later made a donation to the sexual violence campaign and support group Joyful Heart Foundation. Some fans speculated on Friday that Swift, whose last album was the best-selling 1989 in 2014, may be clearing out her accounts before releasing new music. Others wondered if she had been hacked, while some thought the country-turned-pop star might be planning an image makeover. "I woke up literally 7 minutes ago what in the world is going on with Taylor Swift," wrote one fan, Jordyn, on Twitter. "Is the new era coming or she has been hacked ??,." tweeted another confused fan, using the handle TaylorSwiftNow. Usually ubiquitous on social media and red carpets, Swift largely dropped out of public view earlier this year after a highly publicized but short-lived 2016 summer fling with British actor Tom Hiddleston, and feuds with Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and Katy Perry.
  3. A picture of PTCI at Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Photo: Eg Schempf The elaborately ostentatious trucks of Pakistan have become one of its most common cultural symbols. A Pakistani-American artist, Asheer Akram, has taken on a journey to display the decorated trucks to audiences in US. However, Akram and his associates have given a Midwest twist and a new function to the truck. Akram will be displaying his project at the Wichita Art Museum in Kansas. In a Facebook post, the artist wrote ?I am certain about one thing- this project and it's off shoots are as important today as they were when it first rolled out.? ?Not only as a tool for spreading cultural awareness but as a method of opening up a dialog about current events with younger generations. We are thrilled to have her still rolling strong. Fighting #racism and #bigotry since 2013,? he added. In 2011, Akram, who stems from Kansas, came up with the idea of the project while he travelled to Pakistan for a residency programme. During his stay, he was introduced to the decorative trucks of the country. His stay inspired him to use the image to promote a positive image of Pakistani culture, after which the Pakistani Cargo Truck Initiative was born. Asheer photographed near the front grill and bumper of the truck. Photograph: Rich Sugg The truck, which comprises of traditional, contemporary motifs on Pakistani cargo trucks, seeks to ?captivate everyone and inspire them to investigate cultures outside of their everyday surroundings,? reads the initiative?s website. ?We wish for this project to influence the understanding of social and cultural identities,? the artists? explain. The artists have used a 1952 Chevrolet grain truck as a shell for the project and enmeshed it with basic format of the traditional Pakistani cargo truck.
  4. Addiction is a condition that brings the worst out of someone. The dependency is so crippling that it takes away the essence of being who you really are. We're aware of the common forms of addiction that get the better of us, the biggest one being the addiction to drugs and various forms of narcotics. Then there is alcohol addiction, *** addiction, addiction to a person or any other addiction that gives someone some sort of a fix. Did you know there is an internet addiction as well? And the kids in China are dealing with it as we speak? Yes, the struggle is real! © Reuters There are 632 million internet users in China and 24 million out of them are children who are hooked beyond recognition to the internet. To counter this gripping problem haunting the parents of these teenagers, the government has set up internet de-addiction boot camps to heal these kids and give them a life of normalcy. Yes a de-addiction centre to ‘cure' these kids of internet addiction. To get these kids to the camp, the parents have to trick them in to believing they're heading elsewhere or even drug them to bring them to the rehabilitation centre. The kids are then brought out of their comfort zone and made to go through a military training most high school or college students usually go through, to snap them out of their indiscipline and make them addiction free. De- addiction works slowly and makes its way up to an extent where the patient starts getting comfortable in his or her skin, without the addiction of choice. It takes times but it's achievable. Here, the patients use this form of addiction to let go of the ‘real' world and find solace in their unsettling commitment to escapism, on the internet. Most of them spend days just sitting in front of their screens playing video games or chatting away, finding new people online to relate to. Sometimes they don't want to leave the screen for a minute so they wear diapers to pass urine instead of leaving the game they're playing online. In 2008, China classified internet addiction as a mental disorder, a disease that cripples most young people and hence set up de-addiction centres for teenagers to realise that they have a problem and find a cure through extreme physical exercises and numerous therapy sessions. © Reuters “Internet addiction is very similar to heroine addiction and affects the brain in the same way” says Tao Ran a psychiatrist at the Daxing Internet Addiction Treatment Center. But according to him this addiction is more damaging as it destroys relationships, associations, careers and knowledge in general. Most of the kids who come to the center have weak eyesight, eating and sleeping disorders and their brain capacity is found to be reduced by eight per cent. So any kid who spends six hours or more on the internet needs help at the centre according to Tao. The day at the center starts at 6:30 in the morning and they have to gather in the hallways, where their names are called out, after which they have to arrive at the grounds for their first set of military training. According to Tao, the kids are very unhealthy physically when they first arrive but gain momentum health wise after rigorous military training that's given to them. The problem started in 2003 when the SARS epidemic was at its peak in China and most kids had to stay home unsupervised. Having nothing concrete to do to wile away time, they started spending their days on the internet. That's when parents reached out to psychiatrists for help. © Reuters Today, the de-addiction centers are in full swing, getting a lot more teenagers by the day for the cure. Internet consumption is now limited in schools and at home and monitored vigorously with proper parental control and guidance and if there is a hint of an addiction, the kids are packed off to the de-addiction center. A life of normalcy does exist for these kids. It's beyond the realms of addiction to the unreal world and most of them are made to realise this at the center and when they completely do, they are set free. Some don't want to be set free because they fear they will go back to their addiction again. Such is life.
  5. In yet another tragic incident on the cricket field, Pakistani batsman Zubair Ahmed lost his life after being hit by a bouncer during a domestic match at Mardan, the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on 14 August. The budding Pakistani cricketer was hit on the head by a bouncer with reports claiming that he wasn't wearing a helmet. Ahmed, who had played four List A matches and represented the T20 team Quetta Bears, was part of the Fakhar Zaman academy. According to media reports, the youngster couldn't recover from the fatal blow and died on the cricket field despite receiving medical attention. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed the incident and highlighted the importance of wearing adequate cricket gear during the matches. Tragic death of Zubair Ahmed is another reminder that safety gear i.e. helmet must be worn at all times. Our sympathies with Zubair's family pic.twitter.com/ZNmWDYaT5w — PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) August 16, 2017 "Tragic death of Zubair Ahmed is another reminder that safety gear i.e. helmet must be worn at all times. Our sympathies with Zubair's family," PCB wrote on its twitter handle. Its so sad to hear.. Young Cricketer Zubair died in Mardan after Cricket ball hit on head during Cricket match. Condolences to his family𪠗 Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) August 16, 2017 Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones, who is currently coaching the Pakistan Super League (PSL) side Islamabad United, also expressed his condolences on Twitter. "Its so sad to hear. Young Cricketer Zubair died in Mardan after Cricket ball hit on head during Cricket match. Condolences to his family," he tweeted. On Tuesday, Australian opener David Warner was forced to retire hurt following a blow to the side of his neck by a bouncer from Josh Hazlewood during Australia's intra-squad match at Darwin. The recent incidents have clearly raised a lot of questions on the safety of cricketers in the so-called 'Gentleman's Game'. Here's a look at the cricketers who lost their lives after suffering fatal blows on the cricket field: Ankit Kesari © Twitter The 20-year-old budding Indian cricketer lost his life in 2015. The young batsman passed away after sustaining an injury to his head following a collision with teammate Sourav Mondal in a local match at the Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata. The Bengal batsman spent three days in the hospital before eventually succumbing to a cardiac arrest. Phil Hughes © Reuters The untimely demise of Australian cricket star Phil Hughes was arguably the most tragic incident in cricket in recent years. The left-handed batsman was struck on the head by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales in 2014. The fatal blow left him with a fractured skull. Despite being operated on, Hughes dies two days later due to massive bleeding in his brain. His death was undeniably the darkest hour in the history of Australian cricket. Darryn Randall © Facebook The South African batsman lost his life after being struck on the side of the head during a Border Cricket Board Premier League match at Alice in the Eastern Cape in 2013. Taking part in a match between Old Selbornians and Fore Hare University, the 32-year-old was looking to play the pull shot when he suffered the fatal blow. After getting struck, the wicket-keeper-batsman collapsed at the crease. He was soon rushed to Alice Hospital but the medical staff were unable to revive him. Alcwyn Jenkins © Facebook The history of cricket has not only witnessed the demise of the players, rather it also been a mere witness to the death of an umpire. In 2009, the 72-year-old was officiating at a league match between Swansea and Llangennech when the tragic accident happened in front of a large crowd at the St Helen's ground. Jenkins collapsed after a fielder from the away side threw the ball in towards the stumps. Unfortunately, the ball hit Jenkins on the side of the head before he fell on the ground. The crew of an air ambulance took him to the Morriston Hospital in Swansea, but he failed to recover. Raman Lamba © Twitter Raman Lamba played four Tests and 32 ODIs for India. He was a popular player in Bangladesh's Dhaka Premier League and also represented Ireland in unofficial ODI matches. But, all that he is remembered for since 1998, is his untimely death on the cricket field. Lamba was fielding for Abahani Krira Chakra against Mohammedan Sporting in Dhaka's Premier League at the Bangabandhu stadium when he was summoned from the outfield to go to short leg. On the very next delivery, he was struck on the forehead after the batsman on strike went for a pull shot. Despite being struck, Lamba made his way back to the dressing room where he lost consciousness. He was taken to the hospital where the doctors operated on the Indian cricketer to remove a blood clot from his brain. Three days later, Lamba's life support was turned off with the approval of his family. George Summers © Twitter George Summers' death was the first-ever recorded fatality in cricket. The 25-year-old English batsman was hit by a short delivery from John Platts at Lord's in 1870. He was carried off the field and seemed to recover. However, four days later, Summers died from his injuries. After his death, efforts were made to improve the notorious Lord's pitch.
  6. ‘Depression' is a crucial issue, which if not dealt with properly can bear serious consequences on the people suffering from it. Yet, there are some who use this term so loosely that it has lost its relevance now. Even the slightest of troubles compel people to tag themselves as depressed. However, depression is a psychological health condition and much bigger and worse than what you or I can ever imagine. Kayley Olsson, a 20-year-old hairdresser in Waterloo, Iowa got to know about this the hard way, after a 16-year-old girl walked into her salon with tangled and thick matted hair. © Facebook “Today I had one of the hardest experiences – I had a 16-year-girl come in who has been dealing with severe depression for a few years now,” Kayley wrote in her Facebook post. The teenager was so depressed and felt “so down and so worthless” that she couldn't even brush her hair and wanted Kelly to chop it all off. The girl had been dealing with depression for years and had now reached a point where she couldn't even face the pain of combing out the knots. But Kayley was not ready to agree to the girl's wish to chop off her hair. Instead, she and her colleague did something which is truly commendable. Kayley spent a record 13 hours fixing her hair and her self-esteem and we thankful and proud of such people who empathize with others pain and misery and help them fight it bravely. © Facebook According to a report in the BBC, Kayley said “It took a lot of encouraging words, reassurance and just plain conversation to take her mind off the pain involved in removing the matting and to boost her self-esteem and confidence.” Kayley's colleague Mariah said “I was able to very closely relate to her mental health problems and the daily struggle that comes with them, due to my struggles with postpartum depression and anxiety.” Kayley was so moved by this girl's pain that she wrote in her post, “Parents take it serious don't just push your kids off and tell them to get over something they legitimately can't. A child should never feel so worthless to not even want to brush their hair.” The girl left the salon not just with a new hairstyle but also a new found confidence that will help her shape a better personality. “I will actually smile for my school pictures today, you made me feel like me again,” were the girl's words to Kayley. It is not the first time when a stranger turned into a messiah for people struggling with mental health. A few days ago, Brent Warfield helped an 11-year-old boy who was bullied in school, by escorting him to school along with his 50 biker friends. Depression does not target any particular age group or gender. It can hit anyone at any point in and it is times like these when we need people like Kayley and Brent Warfield who selflessly help them overcome the difficulties. It's people like Kayley who don't let humanity fade away and ensure that everyone gets an equal chance to appreciate their life instead of pitying it.
  7. There have already been four day/night Test elsewhere in the world LONDON: Stuart Broad is looking forward to seeing England step into the unknown when the first day/night Test to be staged in cricket´s birthplace starts later this week. The landmark fixture will get underway at Birmingham´s Edgbaston on Thursday when England face the West Indies in the first of a three-match series. There have already been four day/night Test elsewhere in the world, three in Australia and one in Dubai where the West Indies were defeated by Pakistan. Now England must confront the challenges that come with using the pink ball -- required as it is more visible under lights while the white ball familiar from one-day cricket clashes with the players´ traditional white Test match clothing -- as well as the difficulties of batting in an awkward twilight period. As happened in Australia, that could even lead to some unusual declarations and England fast bowler Broad, whose pink ball experience extends to one promotional delivery said Monday: "It´s stepping into the unknown completely. I´ve bowled one ball with the pink ball - I got it relatively straight. "We´re training this (Monday) evening under lights which will be a good session," the Nottinghamshire paceman added at an event staged by series sponsors Investec. "I just don´t know what to expect. We are just going to have to be so adaptable on the day and figure out what´s going on. "The Adelaide Test matches, I really enjoyed watching -- the couple that had the day/night games. I think it´s quite an exciting concept. "Their twilight period comes a bit earlier. South Africa actually declared in that twilight period whereas if we did that, it would be quite late in the day. "The exciting thing as a player is that we are going in with a completely clear mind, learning on the job almost," said Broad. West Indies have arrived in England without senior players such as Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Marlon Samuels and Darren Sammy -- a legacy of a bitter dispute with West Indies officials and the fact that the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 tournament is going on at home at the same time as the Test series. The West Indies have lost their last six Test series and their away record, excluding matches against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, is especially desperate with just three wins in 86 matches since 1997. Broad, however, insisted: "We´ve got a huge amount of respect for the way the West Indies play and the competitive spirit they bring. "And with a slightly inexperienced team, you know they are going to be very hungry for success. "The West Indies as they are on this England tour are going to be hugely keen to prove themselves. That´s something that we will have to be aware of. "We know that every ball in the Test matches will be hugely competitive and we need to be switched on to that," Broad added.
  8. One for the road, literally! This guy was too busy running his bike shop and didn't used to get enough time to visit his local pub, so he did what anyone else would do – bought a £12,000 camper van to convert it into a fully functional pub. Such an obvious move, right? © SWNS 29-year old Ben Levy spent months to transform his Volkswagen 1957 Splitscreen into his own personal watering hole, complete with an optic bar, pub seating and a dart board. And that's not it – this mobile boozer even has beer taps, a wine rack, and even disco lights. Ben explained, “I thought ‘let's do something different' so I decided I wanted to build a pub inside of it after a friend of mine came up with the idea. I thought it was a bit of a joke at first – but it was something I hadn't seen done before so I thought ‘why not?' We have got a local pub here so it just started as nothing more than my own place to drink.” © SWNS The bar, named The Dub Inn, now mostly caters to Ben and his friends who often enjoy a drink or two by the side of the road or outside his house, but sometimes he does cater for weddings as well. © SWNS He further added, “It has just been a case of doing it up on my days off. It took me a few months earlier this year to completely transform it. I have basically done it all by myself. The pub down the road is still our local but there is not much time to go out because of work and it is just somewhere to escape from time to time.” © SWNS Well, this pub in wheels is quite interesting, obviously, and it's pretty cool and innovative, but wouldn't it have been much cheaper for him to just go to his local pub instead?
  9. PARIS: A car ploughed into the outdoor terrace of a pizzeria in the town of Sept-Sorts ? located in the city's east ? early Tuesday night, killing an eight-year-old girl and injuring several other people, local media outlets reported. The vehicle wounded at least eight others, BFM TV said, adding that the driver has subsequently been detained. At present, it is unclear whether this incident was terrorism-related or not. A local official from the Seine-et-Marne prefecture declined to comment. Investigators believe the act was "deliberate... but apparently has no connection with a terrorist act," the public prosecutor's office in the town of Meaux said. France has suffered a string of terror-related attacks, including the use of cars as weapons. On August 9, six soldiers were injured after they were hit by a rented BMW in a western Paris suburb. The suspect, a 36-year-old Algerian man, was later shot and wounded after a dramatic motorway chase. ?This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is available.
  10. Justin Bieber tried to slyly slide into a girl's DMs, or rather her workplace's DMs, but failed hilariously. A Savannah, GA based gym called Fitness On Broughton posted a video of a pretty girl promoting an energy drink, and it caught Justin's eye. So, obviously he sent a direct message to the gym's Instagram, asking about her. New @bangenergy limited edition purple guava pear energy drinks are here! Trust us, when we say they're AMAZING! Get yours while they're still in stock! UPDATE: This is a employee and no privacy laws were broken!! A post shared by Fitness On Broughton (@fitnessonbroughton) on Aug 9, 2017 at 10:58am PDT Clearly finding this hilarious, the mystery girl in the video - Jessica Gober - posted a screenshot of the message on Twitter. Did this actually just happen... lmao Justin Bieber just messaged the gym that I work at and asked who I was hahahaha WTF pic.twitter.com/mktcdB1iDP — Jessi (@jessicagober) August 9, 2017 Even though thousands of girls would kill to be in her position, Jessica wasn't having it, she wasn't interested, like not at all. She even followed it up with pictures of her with her boyfriend saying, “I've got everything I need right here.” I've got everything I need right here ð pic.twitter.com/mET9XXkM8d — Jessi (@jessicagober) August 10, 2017 Obviously a lot of ‘beliebers', who have probably been waiting for years to get noticed by Justin, weren't really happy. I dm him everyday every hour and he doesn't even see it ð­ lol — Justin, I love you. (@romsdeanda) August 9, 2017 IS THIS A JOKE OH MY GOD I AM SO JEALOUS HOLY MOLY JESSI!!!!!! — meg kiep â (@MeghanKiep01) August 10, 2017 We would do anything just for him to speak atleast 1 word to us but he doesn't but he noticed a random hot chick... — RespectJustin! ♥♥♥ (@JustinMyHubby94) August 10, 2017 They were clearly jealous. Justin just asked who you were, it's not like he asked you to marry him. pic.twitter.com/GQhGJwOX2v — Ø (@maIonestan) August 10, 2017 lol, justin just asked who you are, didn't means that he wants go out with you or marry with you, slow down, give attention to ur boyfriend pic.twitter.com/pmj7OO2uBJ — Ø (@hersjustin) August 10, 2017 He just asked who you were tho lol i mean he didn't ask you to be his girlfriend or anything ððð — Ala' (@JustinBieberLaw) August 10, 2017 Wow, so much jealousy, so much insecurity. But, it's hilarious to see how spectacularly Justin got curved. Sorry Justin, you can't always get what you want.
  11. MQM-P chief addressing a ceremony at Expo Centre KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Farooq Sattar said on Sunday that certain forces are trying to destroy Karachi and politicians are to be blamed if the city turns into ruins. ?Two forces are working for Karachi. One is trying to destroy Karachi while the other is working for its development. Politicians will be responsible if the city turns into Moen Jo Dar,? Sattar said in an address to a ceremony at Expo Centre. In an apparent jibe at the provincial government, the MQM chief said that his party and the mayor are sitting on the back benches while someone else is running the affairs in Sindh. People holding major government offices in the province are taking commissions worth billions, claimed Sattar, asking for how long would the city?s residents have to tolerate this. Sattar said that it is the responsibility of the federal and provincial government to work for the betterment of the city and that the prime minister himself said Karachi plays a significant role in the country?s economy.
  12. The Legend is finally back and fans just can't keep calm. After all, the most popular reality show is making a comeback on Indian television with our favourite superstar Amitabh Bachchan after a prolonged gap of three years. The show is all set to air in September on Sony due to which another popular show is going off. People are very excited for the show and we just can't wait to see Big B saying, “Computer Mahashay...... Option A/B/C/D pe tala lagaya jaaye!” While many can't wait to hear the iconic dialogue when he picks up the phone and says, “Hello, Main Amitabh Bachchan bol raha hoon kaun banega Crorepati se.” Yes, that how crazy people are for KBC. The 74-year-old actor has already begun shooting for the show and recently shared few pictures from the sets. He wrote, “Back from work .. its late .. so, more tomorrow .. KBC engaging well ..” T 2514 - Back from work .. its late .. so, more tomorrow .. KBC engaging well ..ð¹ð·ðº pic.twitter.com/o4yeSQRgyG — Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 12, 2017 Well, the overall format is going to be the same but the makers are going to add few things as per the advancement of the technology. For example, this time the 'phone a friend' lifeline will be twisted a bit and contestants will be video calling their mates. All those who wish to see Amitabh Bachchan, this could be your chance. T 2510 - Just back from work ! and a day filled with reliving 17 years of KBC and my term with it .. 17 years !! goodness that is a lifetime pic.twitter.com/E5qlqSqVYB — Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 8, 2017 There will also be another lifeline where the contestant can get a friend along with them in the show and they will be able to help him/her once whenever needed. It is believed that this season will be more interesting in terms of time and questions. The show will air for six weeks and will have around 30 episodes. T 2509 - KBC on !! 2 back to back rehearsals .. and then to another studio for पà¥à¤°à¤¾à¤°à¥à¤¥à¤¨à¤¾ à¤à¥ शà¥à¤¦à¥à¤§à¤¤à¤¾ ! just back ।। and now Ef à¤à¥ शà¥à¤¦à¥à¤§à¤¤à¤¾ pic.twitter.com/5cd8XR7sOq — Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 7, 2017 Speaking to Indian Express, a source revealed, “After managing to cross the one crore mark, the contestant will be given an option to try and win seven crores with a jackpot question. If they choose to go ahead, they would be stripped of their lifelines, and it would be mandatory for them to answer the question. It would be a risky move, for if they give a wrong answer, their prize money would drop down to a certain level.” Well, well, this indeed sounds interesting. What would you do if you make win 1 crore, go home with that price amount or try your luck for seven?
  13. Usain Bolt's bid to bring the curtain down on his glittering career with a 15th world gold medal remained on track as Jamaica qualified for the final of the 4x100m relay. Bolt took the unusual step of racing the relay heats, something usually reserved for the more unheralded members of the squad. Tyquendo Tracey, Julian Forte and Michael Campbell safely negotiated the first three legs before Bolt steered his team home in a winning, season's best of 37.95 seconds. "It's been brilliant. The energy in the stadium is outstanding," Bolt said, hailing the deafening support in the packed-out London Stadium "not just for me but the whole championships". Bolt said his emotions were still in check at the thought of bowing out of track and field. "For me it's hard to be sad because the energy I'm getting from the crowd is brilliant, I'm just happy. "There are no words to describe how I am feeling." Bolt acknowledged that Yohan Blake would likely come in for the final, all the while praising his less experienced relay teammates. "The young runners in our team -- it is just about executing and coming through the race for them," he said. "We have been training that relay, there were some camps. Still there were some mistakes. Yohan Blake coming in for the final is definitely good." Bolt's bid to retain his 100m title went up in smoke as American Justin Gatlin won gold, with Christian Coleman taking silver. It was the first time Bolt had been beaten at a major championships since the 4x100m relay at the 2007 worlds in Osaka. The 100 and 200m world record holder, who also anchored the Jamaican squad to a world record in the relay of 36.84sec at the 2012 London Olympics, will be back at the track for the final at 2050 GMT. Bolt has amassed eight Olympic golds and 14 world medals, 11 of which are gold, the Jamaican having won two silvers in 2007 before his 100m bronze in London. No matter the result of the relay, organisers said Bolt will be afforded a dedicated lap of honour on Sunday in tribute to his amazing track career. Gatlin ran the second leg for the US team, led off by Mike Rodgers, another dope cheat, BeeJay Lee and Coleman on anchor. They clocked 37.70 seconds to finish 0.06sec ahead of Britain. "It felt good," said Rodgers. "It feels like second nature because we work well together. "We are confident we can win. We will go and prepare well for tonight." Also qualifying for the final were France, China, Japan, Turkey and Canada.
  14. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/e80e25df050debc47c1fe60dd674202b.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9OC8xMS8yMDE3IDc6MjE6NDggUE0maGFzaF92YWx1ZT1sckQ3UlEwYnRJLzg1YWJNaEc0alBRPT0mdmFsaWRtaW51dGVzPTYwJmlkPTE= style=center] KARACHI: Pakistan's decorated female squash player, Maria Toorpakai, on Friday responded to the ones vilifying her lately, saying that sports should not be dragged into politics. Speaking to newsmen here, Toorpakai said people casting aspersions on her make no difference to her. Pakistan's top female squash player evaded Taliban by dressing as boy At four years old Toorpakai could already see that boys had far greater freedoms and she wanted to play their games "We are soldiers of sports having our own uniform, our own style," she said, adding that she does not care about politics. Toorpakai, who happens to be former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member Aisha Gulalai's younger sister, came under bitter verbal attacks by several PTI leaders following Gulalai's allegations against PTI chief Imran Khan. Imran asks supporters to stop targeting Gulalai's sister PTI leaders had cast aspersions on Maria Toorpakai, Pakistan's top squash player, following Gulalai's allegations against Imran The vilification campaign against Toorpakai had also prompted Khan to ask his supporters not to target the decorated squash player. Commenting further, she welcomed the PTI chairman's tweet asking his supporters to refrain from targeting her. "I do not mind even if someone abuses me; all heroes including Imran Khan are my ideals," she said.
  15. LONDON: A double-decker bus crashed into a building in south London, British police said on Thursday, injuring a number of people and trapping two passengers inside. The Metropolitan Police said they had been called to reports of a collision on Lavender Hill, near London's busy Clapham Junction train station. "The driver has been taken to a south London hospital. A number of passengers were treated by London Ambulance Service (LAS) at the scene," police said in a statement. "Two passengers remain trapped on the upper deck. The road is currently closed to traffic," it added.
  16. Unless you have been living under a rock or enjoying your Hawaiian dream at some secluded island, you must have definitely come across this 19-year-old Barbie look-alike, whose killer moves are still continuing to blow our minds away. Dytto aka the break-dancing Barbie who owns slow motion dancing like no one else, became an internet sensation after her robotic dance on ‘I'm a Barbie girl' went viral. From robotic moves, popping, slow motion to finger tutting and break dancing; you name it and Dytto will show you who the real boss is. We secretly hope that the toy Barbie is as cool as Dytto. In fact her killer footwork landed her as a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and since then there is nothing that's stopping her from taking the internet by storm. We are simply in awe with her beauty and dance. Here she is flooring all of us with her freestyle dance. After charmingly break-dancing her way into our hearts, Dytto decided to sweep us Indians off our feet by grooving on our beloved sensuous number ‘Tip Tip Barsa Paani'. In fact, she was invited as a guest on the sets of a popular dance reality show, where she stunned the audience and the judges alike. With over 1.3 million followers on YouTube, her popularity is no joke and we aren't surprised at all. Dytto even stunned dancers Raghav and Dharmesh who are considered to be slo-mo experts in India. Here's how Raghav and Dytto ‘slowly' won us over with their swag. Ever since her Barbie break-dance went viral, things have turned around for Dytto and her fan base is only multiplying with each passing day. As for her dance, we never imagined such a rendition for the sensuous Raveena Tandon song.
  17. The troops were on patrol as part of Operation Sentinel, in which the army deployed 10,000 soldiers across France to protect civilians after the attacks in Paris in January 2015. PHOTO: AFP PARIS: A car slammed into soldiers on patrol outside Paris on Wednesday, injuring six people, two of them seriously, police said. The vehicle took off after the incident, which took place at about 8am (0600 GMT) in the northwestern suburb of Levallois-Perret. Police described the incident as an "apparently deliberate act". France has been under a state of emergency since November 2015 and has seen a string of attacks on security forces who have been regularly targeted, particularly those guarding key tourist sites. An 18-year-old with a history of psychological problems was arrested on Saturday at the Eiffel Tower after brandishing a knife. He told investigators he wanted to kill a soldier, sources close to the case told AFP. In February, a man armed with a machete attacked four soldiers on patrol at Paris´s Louvre Museum, while in April another extremist shot and killed a policeman on the Champs Elysees. In June, a 40-year-old Algeria doctorate student who had pledged allegiance to Daesh attacked a policeman with a hammer outside Notre Dame cathedral.
  18. Recently, Deepika Padukone won over everyone when she read a heart-warming letter from her father at an award function. And now that letter has found its way into a school textbook! Back in 2016, while accepting the Best Actress award for her performance in Piku, she read out this heartfelt letter that her father, Prakash Padukone, had penned down for both of his daughters Deepika and Anisha Padukone. That was the perfect opportunity for Deepika to share the emotional treasure she had valued all her life. © Twitter The letter perfectly showcases the bond Deepika shares with her father, and now the emotional words have a whole chapter in school syllabus solely dedicated to them. The letter is now part of the 12th Standard Gujarat Board's syllabus. © YouTube The chapter dedicated to the letter is called ‘Letters from a Father' and a fan tweeted it to Deepika about it. There's a whole chapter on @padukoneprakash's letter to @deepikapadukone and @anishapadukone in my brother's Textbook! ð ð¯ð pic.twitter.com/lj4odwLaSe — Deepika Padukone ⤠(@KinjalJogidas) August 7, 2017 Well, Deepika was so overwhelmed, she could only say, "WOW!!!" WOW!!! https://t.co/4YzqiHPfUS — Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) August 7, 2017 The letter sure is very touching and heartfelt, no wonder its part of school curriculum. Here's the whole letter : Dear Deepika & Anisha, As you stand on the threshold of life's journey, I want to share with you some lessons that life has taught me…. Looking back, I realize that the most important thing about my childhood and adolescent years was my refusal to complain about my lot in life…there is no substitute for perseverance, hard work, determination, and passion for what you choose to do. If you love what you do, nothing else matters — not awards, nor compensation, not even the gratification of seeing your face in newspapers or television. Deepika, we know that you are in the film industry because of your love for it. Early on in life, even as a child of nine or ten, we knew that you were meant for modelling and to be under the arc-lights. You were a natural. Even so, at eighteen, when you told us that you wanted to shift to Mumbai to pursue a career in modelling, it was hard for us to come to terms with the decision. In the end we decided to let you follow your heart, like my father had taught me all those years ago, as the only way to live fully. I was fortunate that my father gave me the freedom to follow my passion for a game which held very little promise of ever making money. His approval changed the course of my life. Had he forced me, I would have been a miserable, average engineer plodding through life. When the time came for you to make a decision about your future, we thought it would be cruel to not give our child the opportunity to pursue a dream that she lived and breathed for. If you succeeded, it would make us proud, but even if you didn't, you would not have any regrets that you did not try. In the last few years, we have seen you mature into a young woman who has her head on her shoulders. Maybe it is a result of the responsibilities that came your way at an early age. Sometimes parents underestimate their children's capabilities which brings me to my other belief: you can either like what you do or you can be passionate about what you do. If you only like what you do, you will become an average player, but if you love what you do, there is every chance that you will excel at it. For then, no hardship, no sacrifice will be too much to achieve your goal. Anisha, you want to be a professional golfer and I know you will let nothing come between you and that dream. At sixteen, when I was representing the country in badminton, I travelled second class and often in unreserved coaches on trains, sitting, eating, and sleeping outside filthy toilets in the train for a couple of days simply so that I could reach the training camp and better my game. I see that passion in you. I don't know too many young people who work sixteen hours a day and I see that the fruits of that passion are already coming your way. I have learned that you can't always win in life, that everything you want might not come your way, and events don't always turn out as you want them to. You have to learn to take life's ups and downs in your stride. Looking back… Even during the toughest times, I focused on what I had, instead of dwelling on what I did not. Thus, at the end of my career, I had no regrets, or any desire to ever return to the game, for I knew that I had truly given all to my passion. …I believe it is best for children to work hard to make their dreams come true and to not have things handed to them on a platter. And it makes us immensely proud to see that both of you have followed our counsel and are making things happen for yourself. When you are home visiting us, Deepika, you make your own bed, clear the table after meals, and sleep on the floor if there are guests at home. At home, you are not a star, and that is because we have taught you to be rooted in reality at all times. If you occasionally wonder why we refuse to treat you like a star, it is because you are our daughter first and a film star later, and we want you to remember that you have to eventually return to the real world. Dear Deepika, you are in an industry where there is much negativity, but I hope that you are the game-changer in it. If you can live your life without harming anyone, or talking badly about anyone, you can set an example for others. Often you will find people who will lie and say untruths about you, but remember never to retaliate or talk their language. If what they say is untrue, ignore it. And if it is true, use their criticism to improve and transform yourself. The things that really matter in life are relationships, honesty, and respect for your parents, and elders. Material success is important, not fundamental to happiness and peace of mind. I can't tell you enough about the rejuvenating power of prayers and a little faith. You know it, of course, because offering prayers is a long-standing tradition in our family… (S)pare a few minutes of your day, even if it is just twenty, to close your eyes and meditate, to think about God and you will see how much that faith in His power will strengthen you. In the end, when your career is behind you, what remains with you and for you is family, the friends that you have made who will stand by you. Live a life that is healthy, my children, and one that will allow you to live with your own conscience. Everything else is transient. And remember, no matter what, we are always going to be there for you. Lovingly, Papa
  19. A man was knocked unconscious and three others suffered facial fractures and broken ribs after a whale slammed into a charter fishing boat off Australia's north coast, the skipper said Monday. The 30-foot (9-metre) vessel was returning to port in the Whitsundays off the Queensland state coast with eight passengers on board when a humpback whale rammed it from below, sending it airborne. "Within a split second we all hit the floor, the boat launched up into the air and it dislodged everyone off their feet," captain Oliver Galea told AFP of the drama on Saturday. "None of us knew what happened." A 71-year-old South African man was knocked out and tended to by the boat's crew while they alerted emergency services. A helicopter escorted the boat to shore where four men were sent to hospital.hospital. The tourist was treated for a broken nose, while Galea needed eight stitches for a nasty head wound. A third passenger suffered facial fractures and another broken ribs. "We see whales all the time, but it's never (been) known for this sort of thing to happen," Galea said, adding that some of the passengers spotted what they believed to be a humpback in the water after the accident. Each year humpback whales migrate north from the Antarctic to the warmer climate off Australia's coastline to mate and give birth. They can grow up to 16 metres (52 feet) long.off Australia's coastline to mate and give birth. They can grow up to 16 metres (52 feet) long. The ordeal has not deterred any of the passengers, Galea said, who were "all in good spirits" after they got together Sunday to eat their previous day's catch. "The main thing is we all got home, and we have a few battle scars to show," he added.
  20. The town of Nipton in California, about 60 miles south of Las Vegas, doesn't really have much, just an Old West-style hotel, a handful of houses, an RV park and a coffee shop, oh and a whole lot of passing trains. But, from this week onwards, the town has something else as well – a marijuana company for an owner, with plans of turning the whole place into a perfect destination for any stoner. © AP American Green made an announcement about buying all 80 acres of Nipton, and the current owner, Roxanne Lang, said the sale is still in in the process, therefore declined to reveal price before the sale closes. But she did mention that the property was listed at $5m when they put it up for sale last year. © AP When asked about what her late husband would think of the buyers' plans of turning it into a pot paradise, she said, “I think he would find a lot of humour in that.” The company plans to transform the old gold rush town into what it calls “an energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination.” According to American Green, they also have plans of selling cannabis-infused water from Nipton's plentiful aquifer. Moreover, they've reached out to edibles manufacturers and other pot-industry businesses, in hopes that they would relocate to Nipton and bring jobs with them. © Huffpost “We are excited to lead the charge for a true green rush,” David Gwyther, American Green's president and CEO, said in a statement. “The cannabis revolution that's going on here in the US has the power to completely revitalize communities in the same way gold did during the 19th century.” Well, this town would be green in more ways than one! Did you find your next holiday destination?
  21. WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has signed legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia into law, a White House official said on Wednesday. Trump, who has made clear he wanted to improve relations with Russia, grudgingly accepted the new congressional sanctions, which also included Iran and North Korea. The bill had enough support in Congress to override a presidential veto. Trump's signing of the bill followed some conflicting signals from the administration in recent days about the sanctions. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters on Tuesday that he and Trump did not believe the new sanctions would "be helpful to our efforts" on diplomacy with Russia. Vice President Mike Pence said that the bill showed Trump and Congress were speaking "with a unified voice." White House adviser Kellyanne Conway confirmed the signing during an interview with Fox News. Trump's desire for better relations with Moscow has been hamstrung by findings of US intelligence agencies that Russia interfered to help the Republican against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. US congressional panels and a special counsel are investigating. Moscow denies any meddling and Trump denies any collusion by his campaign. The Russian rouble weakened slightly following the initial report that Trump had signed the bill. Russia retaliates over new sanctions The US Congress voted last week by overwhelming margins for sanctions to punish the Russian government over interference in the 2016 presidential election, annexation of Ukraine's Crimea and other perceived violations of international norms. In retaliation for new US sanctions, President Vladimir Putin has ordered the United States to cut around 60 percent of its diplomatic staff in Russia by Sept. 1, and said Moscow would seize a dacha country villa used by U.S. embassy staff and a warehouse. Authorities on Wednesday took over a summer-house compound in Moscow leased by the US embassy, five days after the Kremlin ordered Washington to slash its diplomatic presence in Russia.
  22. Sharapova hadn´t played in the US since March 2015 LOS ANGELES: Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova made a battling return to US hardcourts on Monday with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 victory over American Jennifer Brady in Stanford, California. "I feel like I just want to hug everyone and say thank you," Sharapova told fans in a post-match interview. "It´s my first match in the States in a really long time, and it´s the closest thing to home for me." The former world number one from Russia hadn´t played in the US since March of 2015, before serving a 15-month doping suspension for the use of meldonium. She returned to competition in April, but her comeback has been disrupted by a hip injury that forced her to withdraw from Wimbledon qualifying. Sharapova, whose ranking has fallen to 171 in the world, received a wild card into the premier level tournament in Stanford, where she was tested Monday by the 80th-ranked Brady. Sharapova got off to a brisk start. Although she needed to save three break points in the sixth game to take a 5-1 lead in the opening set, she broke in the next game to seize the set before Brady won the second. "I had a bit of a letdown but that´s the way it is," Sharapova said. "You finish a set and think you´ve got it, but she came out firing, capable of hitting winners and big serves." Early in the third Sharapova fought off two break points to consolidate her lead, and wrapped up the match after two hours and two minutes. "I feel like I face a lot of things: not competing for a long time, an opponent who´s able to play some great tennis ... I feel like I´m playing catch-up against everyone who´s had a head start," Sharapova said. "All that matters is that I keep playing." Sharapova, who has also accepted a wildcard into the WTA tournament in Cincinnati -- another key warmup for the US Open -- booked a second-round meeting with seventh-seeded Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko, a 6-3, 6-3 winner over Spain´s Lara Arruabarrena. Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza, who stunned Venus Williams in the final at the All England Club, is the top seed. She will open with a second-round match against American Kayla Day, who defeated Japan´s Misaki Doi 6-4, 6-2 on Monday.
  23. PLOEMEUR, FRANCE: For centuries, the only use humans found for the lugworm -- dark pink, slimy and inedible -- was on the end of a fish hook. But the invertebrates´ unappreciated status is about to change. Their blood, say French researchers, has an extraordinary ability to load up with life-giving oxygen. Harnessing it for human needs could transform medicine, providing a blood substitute that could save lives, speed recovery after surgery and help transplant patients, they say. "The haemoglobin of the lugworm can transport 40 times more oxygen from the lungs to tissues than human haemoglobin," says Gregory Raymond, a biologist at Aquastream, a fish-farming facility on the Brittany coastline. "It also has the advantage of being compatible with all blood types." Raymond and his team, which specialises in fish egg production, joined forces with biotech firm Hemarina in 2015 in the hope of securing a reliable means of lugworm production. The facility now churns out more than 1.3 million of the creatures each year, each providing tiny amounts of the precious haemoglobin. "We started basically from zero. Since the worm had never been studied, all parameters needed inventing from scratch, from feeding to water temperature," says project researcher Gwen Herault. Medical interest in the lugworm -- Arenicola marina -- dates back to 2003, when the outbreak of mad-cow disease in Europe and the worldwide HIV epidemic began to affect blood supplies. The problem was that animal haemoglobins, as a substitute for the human equivalent, can cause allergic reaction, potentially damaging the kidneys. In lugworms, though, haemoglobin dissolves in the blood and is not contained within red blood cells as in humans -- in other words, blood type is not an issue -- and its structure is almost the same as human haemoglobin. In 2006, the worm´s potential was validated in a major study. Scientists at Roscoff, close to Plomeur, extracted and purified haemoglobin from local-caught lugworms and tested it on lab mice. The rodents were fine and showed no sign of the immune response that dogged other animal substitutes. If proven safe for humans, the researchers said, the worms´ oxygen-rich blood could tackle septic shock -- a crash in blood pressure that can cause fatal multiple organ failure -- and help to conserve organs for transplantation. Clinical trials of the blood product began in 2015. Lugworm haemoglobin was used last year in 10 human kidney transplants at a hospital in the western French city of Brest and 60 patients are currently enrolled in tests of the blood product across France. Male or female? The secrets of lugworm haemoglobin lie in its ability to survive in extreme conditions, burrowing into sand at the edges of the tide. The worm grows to about 25 centimetres (10 inches) in length and has several bushy external gills along its body. At high tide, submerged in water, the worm builds up stocks of oxygen that, astonishingly, allow it to survive more than eight hours out of the water at low tide. Anyone who has walked along a sandy beach at low tide will see evidence of lugworms, from the tiny coiled casts of sand they throw up from their burrow, 10 cms below the surface. But, apart from anglers who dig up the creatures for bait, lugworms are rarely seen -- and breeding them is a novel challenge. "The main difficulty is working with a small animal that lives its life hidden," explained Raymond. Aquastream struggled at first with basic rearing problems -- including how to tell a male lugworm from a female. After nine months of testing, "50 percent of adult worms survived and a good deal of them produced eggs," said Herault. The larvae start out around 1mm in length and the worms are transported to Hemarina´s testing site once they reach 5mm. Aquastream director Nathalie Le Rouilly said that her firm´s collaboration with Hemarina could provide the world of medical science with a sustainable supply of the worms. "There is nowhere else in France or the world that has the capacity to produce lugworms in a controlled environment to ensure a supply of their haemoglobin," she says. Scientists are excited by the potential of lugworm haemoglobin -- although they also point to a rigorous testing procedure before the molecule can be certified as safe and effective for humans. "The properties of extracellular haemoglobin extracted from the lugworm could help protect skin grafts, promote bone regeneration and lead to universal blood," says Raymond. If this vision turns real, lugworm blood may also allow donor organs to live longer outside the bodies, potentially helping thousands of recipients each year. And, one day, freeze-dried lugworm blood could be a crucial backup for standard blood supplies -- a boon in combat zones or disasters.
  24. A vehicle ploughed into a crowd in Los Angeles on Sunday and injured nine people, one critically, authorities said, but it was not clear if the incident was intentional. Eight people were being transported to hospitals after the vehicle struck the crowd on West Pico Boulevard, the Los Angeles Fire Department said on Twitter. A ninth person, an off-duty Los Angeles firefighter, was hurt but did not need to be taken to a hospital, it said. A 44-year-old man was in critical condition, the fire department said. Three people were seriously injured, and four were in fair condition, with the ages of the seven ranging from 18 to 51, it said. Los Angeles' NBC television affiliate, KNBC, said the vehicle was a van and the driver had remained at the scene. The fire department tweets did not say if the incident was intentional. Militants mounted vehicle attacks in the past year on pedestrians in Britain, France, Germany, Israel and Sweden, and a man drove a van last month into a crowd of worshippers leaving a London mosque.
  25. <p>Whenever we talk about the chocolate boys of Bollywood, Ali Zafar is one name that makes it to the list of every movie buff. His boyish charm, innocent and baby face makes us drool every single time he comes in the frame. His crazy fan following is no joke and the fact that he is an amazing singer, makes women go weak in their knees. He doesn't even need to sing ‘Palat Meri Jaan' for us, since we already have our eyes glued on him. </p> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"><a style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BMHZ7hPj3Yx/" target="_blank">All set for #humstyleawards</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by Ali Zafar (@ali_zafar) on Oct 28, 2016 at 10:54am PDT</p> <p></p> <p>While we were busy humming and dancing on his tunes, Zafar was busy working out and these pictures are giving us some serious fitness goals. From a cute boy-next-door to a handsome hunk who is raising the temperature with his body, Zafar is looking killer AF and we won't be surprised if his fan following now multiplies manifold. His fitness regime and gym pictures are making us jealous and motivated at the same time. Here's how he looks now. </p> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"><a style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BTOQleqDcqT/" target="_blank">The Sunday Gym. #teefaintrouble #TNT</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by Ali Zafar (@ali_zafar) on Apr 23, 2017 at 2:27am PDT</p> <p> </p> <p>He is one actor who knows how to respect women and doesn't hold himself back from appreciating the girl power. </p> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"><a style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BW5NTYrg84w/" target="_blank">Women can give us strength that we can't. With my trainer Tania when in Lahore. Go girl!</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by Ali Zafar (@ali_zafar) on Jul 23, 2017 at 8:19am PDT</p> <p></p> <p>If you haven't noticed already, in the previous picture he was holding an 8 kg dumbbell in one hand and 10kg weight in the other and the internet isn't a place where things go unnoticed easily. As expected, people were quick to notice this and started questioning him. Well, we don't know about other celebs, but Zafar wasn't someone to leave any room for confusion. So, he actually went ahead and gave an explanation for why he was using two different dumbbells and has won our hearts again.</p> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"><a style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BW-Rbb2Aa_p/" target="_blank">The mystery to the 8 & 10 dumbbells? :) Fractured my left wrist and elbow a few months back pushing me back to a point where I couldn't even lift 2 kgs after my basic recovery. It was a long struggle to get to here with the support of my trainers. This technique is to balance the strength and size of the left arm with a slightly heavier weight. Gym buffs would know. So about time everybody hits the gym and live it up ;)</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by Ali Zafar (@ali_zafar) on Jul 25, 2017 at 7:32am PDT</p> <p></p> <p>If looks could kill, Ali Zafar will be the prime suspect in each case. And that caption just won our hearts.</p> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"><a style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BTyGZvSjeRO/" target="_blank">This is generally called Baady shot. Is pe ya to rishte aate hain ya toot jaate hain.</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by Ali Zafar (@ali_zafar) on May 7, 2017 at 12:30am PDT</p> <p></p> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"><a style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BTG7jL7jj3o/" target="_blank">#ISHQ. Coming soon. #LSA2017</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by Ali Zafar (@ali_zafar) on Apr 20, 2017 at 6:08am PDT</p> <p></p>