Misbah-ul-Haq to Remain Pakistan Captain Till 2015 World Cup

The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to retain Misbah-ul-Haq as Test and ODI captain until the next World Cup in 2015 in order to crush apparent unrest in the national team over the captaincy issue. Misbah, 40, who has led Pakistan in all formats of the game since late 2010 is not seen as a popular choice to captain in…

Analyst: Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 ranked among the best tablet displays

PCWorld raved about Microsoft Surface Pro 3’s display. Now, professional display analyst Raymond Soneira has done so as well, proclaiming Microsoft’s tablet among the best in display quality. In a report released Wednesday, DisplayMate’s Soneira said the Surface Pro 3 joins the top tier of tablet displays, just behind the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. Soneira called the Surface Pro 3 “one of…

INDIA-PAKISTAN THROUGH THE ISRAEL-PALESTINE MIRROR

If you think reconciling the Israelis and Palestinians is hard, try the Indians and Pakistanis. The latest war in Gaza has laid bare India’s and Pakistan’s different views about the Middle East, revealing a great deal about how these countries view themselves and each other. The newly elected Indian government of the nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has become more…

In one chart, How the world sees Israel

There’ve been demonstrations around the world over the war between Israel and Hamas, often against Israel’s role in the conflict. So clearly some people feel strongly about the issue, but what does everyone else think? There’s data to help answer this. A regular BBC World Service poll on international views of Israel tells us a lot of interesting things about…

Ship Found Under World Trade Center Site Is From 1770s Philadelphia

  In July 2010, amid the gargantuan rebuilding effort at the site of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, construction workers halted the backhoes when they uncovered something unexpected just south of where the Twin Towers once stood. At 22 feet (6.7 meters) below today’s street level, in a pit that would become an underground security and parking complex,…

Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014: Team guide & players to watch

By Sara OrchardBBC women’s rugby commentator IRB WOMEN’S RUGBY WORLD CUP Hosts: France Dates: Fri 1 August – Sun 17 August Coverage: Reports and updates on BBC Sport website, BBC Sport app and BBC Radio 5 live; live text commentary on later stages; live coverage on Sky The seventh Women’s Rugby World Cup begins in Paris on Friday, 1 August with defending champions…

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Could Become The World’s Most Expensive Car

Ferrari seems to have a monopoly on the world’s most expensive cars. A 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO took that title last year with a $52 million sticker price. Yet it could be on the verge of being usurped… by another 250 GTO. ALSO SEE: Compilation Of Supercars Starting Is A Great Use Of The Internet: Video A seller in Germany recently placed…

UPDATE 5-Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 bln

Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc said it would buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion, creating North America’s biggest discount retailer. Shares of Family Dollar, which has been under pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn to sell itself, rose almost 25 percent to $75.50 in premarket trading on Monday. Dollar Tree shares were up 8.8 percent…

Nokia X Software Platform 1.2 Update Now Rolling Out

The platform might be going away but owners of first generation Nokia X devices finally have something to cheer about. Microsoft has started rolling out the Nokia X Software Platform 1.2 update for the Nokia X, Nokia X+, and Nokia XL handsets.The company announced the news on its official Conversations blog saying, “Starting from today, those of you with a Nokia X, Nokia X+, or Nokia XL can…

Karachi in darkness: There is prolonged power outage KCCI concerned

KARACHI:  Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Acting President Muffasar Atta Malik expressed deep concern over prolonged power outages being suffered by the people of Karachi since Friday morning. Malik held K-Electric responsible for the power crisis as the utility service provider kept the available furnace oil-based thermal power plants suspended even in dire need. The KCCI president said…

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