Ostentatious Lives of the Rich and Famous Arabs

By TOM RAWSTORNE

Ramadan gold rush: It’s that time of year when the Arab plutocracy descends on austerity London to party and spend. And their shopping sprees are more blingtastic than ever

Outside London’s five-star Dorchester Hotel sits a Bugatti Veyron. These 253 mph supercars are rare enough at the best of times, but this one . . . → Read More: Ostentatious Lives of the Rich and Famous Arabs

Cabinet passes a bill that exempts certain high officials from being brought to court on contempt charges

The federal cabinet on Wednesday approved the draft of the Contempt of Court Bill 2012, which will exempt the president, prime minister, governors and chief ministers from contempt of court proceedings. The cabinet also approved the bill to allow dual nationals to participate in the next general elections; the bill will also protect current lawmakers . . . → Read More: Cabinet passes a bill that exempts certain high officials from being brought to court on contempt charges

Discovery of God-particle changes the way we look at the universe

SYDNEY: Physicists said Thursday the potential discovery of the “God particle” was a gateway to a new era that could see humanity unlock some of the universe’s great mysteries including dark matter.

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) unveiled data from the Large Hadron Collider on Wednesday “consistent with the long-sought Higgs boson”, an . . . → Read More: Discovery of God-particle changes the way we look at the universe

Afghan rural life in a short film

By Mohammad Kamran Jawaid

“Heal,” subtitled in English (spoken language: Dari), is set for public debut through Facebook on July 6, 2012, with plans for limited theatrical release later in the year.

A boy in an unnamed village – presumably between Pakistan and Afghanistan (shot in Orange County, California) – discovers a knack for the . . . → Read More: Afghan rural life in a short film

Violence against women on the rise in Afghanistan

A 30-year-old woman and two of her children were beheaded overnight in Afghanistan’s east, police said, in what appeared to be the latest in a rapidly growing trend of so-called honour killings. Police said they suspected the woman Serata’s divorced husband of barging into her house in the capital of Ghazni province and murdering her, . . . → Read More: Violence against women on the rise in Afghanistan

Malik Riaz’s counsel misses court appointment

The Supreme Court on Thursday resumed the hearing of the contempt of court case against property tycoon Malik Riaz, DawnNews reported.

A three-member bench of the apex court comprising Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, Justice Ejaz Afzal and Justice Athar Saeed was hearing the case.

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Apple to release cheaper tablets

Two people have revealed that Apple has plans to debut a smaller, cheaper iPad by the end of the year to help maintain their stronghold on the tablet market.

The two people, who have asked not to be identified, said that the new model will sport a screen that is smaller than eight inches (20 . . . → Read More: Apple to release cheaper tablets

Powerful Images

A monk prays for an elderly man who had died suddenly while waiting for a train in Shanxi Taiyuan,

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