UN vehicle targeted in Karachi; 2 people injured

KARACHI: Gunmen opened fire on a UN vehicle wounding a driver and a foreign doctor working on a polio immunisation campaign on Tuesday here, Geo News reported.

Local police said two young Afghan men opened fire on the vehicle in the low-income Soharb Ghoth neighbourhood of eastern Karachi, which is home to thousands of Afghan . . . → Read More: UN vehicle targeted in Karachi; 2 people injured

Has security for London Olympics been compromised?

With just less than two weeks before the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, security issues have overshadowed the preparations for the event, leaving the British government majorly embarrassed.

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Postponing of Anti-Polio campaign puts 350,000 lives at stake

Pakistan on Monday postponed a polio immunisation campaign in parts of North and South Waziristan, jeopardising the health of more than 350,000 children, after the Taliban banned inoculations.

They have condemned the immunisation campaign, which began nationwide on Monday, as a cover for espionage. The espionage allegations come after Pakistani doctor Shakeel Afridi was jailed . . . → Read More: Postponing of Anti-Polio campaign puts 350,000 lives at stake

Surreal artwork

Growing up can be a challenge, especially in the teenage years. Some people use writing or art as a creative outlet for all the emotions they keep inside.

Sebastian Eriksson is an 18-year-old up-and-coming surrealist artist living in Sweden. Not only is his artwork amazing, it’s extremely thought-provoking as he adds descriptions of how his . . . → Read More: Surreal artwork

Lisha the Labrador raising wildcats

ARE YOU MY MOTHER?: Lisha cuddles with two abandoned tiger cubs. (Photo: ZUMA Press)

Lisha, a Labrador, is world famous for her mothering skills even though she’s never birthed any pups of her own. The dog, who lives at Oudtshoorn’s Cango Wildlife Ranch in South Africa, has played surrogate mom to . . . → Read More: Lisha the Labrador raising wildcats

Terrorists beaten in attack on Bannu police station

Taliban suicide bombers dressed in burqas attacked a police station in Bannu on Monday, taking several hostages before police stormed the building and ended the siege.

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Photographs that free you

Last year, My Modern Met conducted an exclusive interview with photographer Rodney Smith (part 1 and part 2) that gives great insight into the mastermind’s technique and philosophies about art. Within the thorough Q&A, Smith discusses his brand of aspirational photography. We are so pleased to share more of Smith’s exceptional work that is . . . → Read More: Photographs that free you

Understanding your dreams

When your head hits the pillow, for many it’s lights out for the conscious part of you. But the cells firing in your brain are very much awake, sparking enough energy to produce the sometimes vivid and sometimes downright haunted dreams that take place during the rapid-eye-movement stage of your sleep.

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Snacks with alarmingly high trans fat

In a perfect world, everyone (kids included) would snack on carrots and kale chips. For those who do, hats off. But for everyone else, once you step away from the produce aisle, the choice of snacks can run the gamut from nutritionally vapid to downright deleterious. And sadly, consumers are often at the mercy of the . . . → Read More: Snacks with alarmingly high trans fat

Indian cricket Board invites Pakistan to play series matches

The Indian cricket board said on Monday it had invited Pakistan for a series later this year, their first in five years, in a further sign of improving ties between the neighbours.

If approved by the two governments, the series would comprise three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 games in December-January, the Board of Control . . . → Read More: Indian cricket Board invites Pakistan to play series matches