World’s oldest skydiver breaks through all records

World’s oldest skydiver breaks through all records

A 102-year-old great-grandmother is believed to have become the world’s oldest skydiver after plunging 14,000 feet (4,300 metres) through the South Australian sky. Centenarian adrenaline junkie Irene O’Shea said she “felt normal” after a 220 kilometres per hour (140 mph) dive that sent her cheeks flapping wildly. She completed her...

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Pakistan’s Talha Talib awarded with gold medal at weightlifting championship

Pakistan’s Talha Talib awarded with gold medal at weightlifting championship

LAHORE: Weightlifter Talha Talib clinched a gold medal for Pakistan at the fifth International Solidarity Championships under way in Cairo, Egypt. Talib won the gold for lifting 136kg in the snatch category, and a silver medal for 155kg clean and jerk lift. He claimed another silver medal for lifting 291kg...

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New Zealand close to victory, credits; Somerville

New Zealand close to victory, credits; Somerville

Debutant off-spinner Will Somerville took two wickets off successive balls to bring New Zealand within sight of a series-clinching victory as Pakistan slumped to 55-5 in the third and final Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Somerville dismissed Haris Sohail (9) with the third ball of his first over and...

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Cricketer Usman Khwaja’s brother charged for allegedly creating fake plans that purported to facilitate terrorism attacks

Cricketer Usman Khwaja’s brother charged for allegedly creating fake plans that purported to facilitate terrorism attacks

SYDNEY: The brother of Australian cricket star Usman Khawaja was charged on Tuesday with creating what police described as fake plots for attacks against prominent figures that led to the imprisonment of another man he saw as a rival for the affections of a woman. Arsalan Tariq Khawaja was granted...

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Sports icon Mohammad Asif and family injured in Lahore’s road accident

Sports icon Mohammad Asif and family injured in Lahore’s road accident

LAHORE: Mohammad Asif, his wife and two children were injured in a road accident in Lahore in early hours of Monday, media sources reported. The mishap occurred in Phase-I of Defence area when the vehicle of Mohammad Asif narrowly escaped a collision with an oncoming speeding car and hit a...

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PM Imran invites FIFA President Infantino to visit Pakistan

PM Imran invites FIFA President Infantino to visit Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday invited the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) President Gianni Infantino to visit Pakistan. According to the details, PM Imran extended an invitation to FIFA president in an effort to revive football and sports activities in the country. Malik Amir Dogar, member Punjab Football...

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Pakistani cricketer Bismah ties the knot with her cousin in Lahore

Pakistani cricketer Bismah ties the knot with her cousin in Lahore

Pakistan’s left-handed batting star Bismah tied the knot with her cousin Abrar Ahmed in Lahore on Wednesday in a traditional Pakistani wedding. Members of the Pakistan women’s cricket team attended the ceremony to support their senior player. Bismah, who also captained the team in several ODIs, had her dholki a day ago....

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Dubai Test: Yasir Shah wins all the praises after Pakistan’s victory against NZ

Dubai Test: Yasir Shah wins all the praises after Pakistan’s victory against NZ

Pakistan’s head coach Mickey Arthur said on Tuesday that Yasir Shah’s 14-wicket haul in the second Test against New Zealand featured some of the best leg-spinning ever seen. The 32-year-old, who took 8-41 on Monday, had figures of 6-143 in the second innings for a match haul of 14-184. New...

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Yasir spin magic guides Pakistan to defeat New Zealand

Yasir spin magic guides Pakistan to defeat New Zealand

Pakistan won the second Test match against New Zealand by an innings and 16 runs to level the series.   Yasir Shah picked by 14 wickets during the match, breaking Waqar Younis’ s record. Earlier, spinner Bilal Asif removed menacing Ross Taylor to bring Pakistan within six wickets of a...

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Leg-spinner Yasir Shah magical spell leaves New Zealand all-out on 90

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah magical spell leaves New Zealand all-out on 90

 Yasir Shah’s classic spin magic bowled out New Zealand for a mere 90 runs on a rain-affected third day of the second Test in Dubai on Monday. The leg-spinner bagged eight wickets, including three in an over, to wrap up the kiwi’s innings just after lunch. Yasir had opener Tom Latham (22),...

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