Masculine boys and feminine girls likelier to engage in behaviors that pose cancer risk

Washington : A new study suggests that young people who conform most strongly to norms of masculinity and femininity are significantly more likely to engage in behaviors that pose cancer risks than their peers. According to the study led by [...]

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

Miranshah (Pakistan) – The Pakistani Taliban Wednesday said they would not extend a ceasefire called to help peace negotiations with the government, but insisted they were still committed to the talks process. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan [...]

Malala portrait up for auction in New York

New York – A portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, is expected to fetch up to $80,000 for her charity when it is auctioned in New York next month. By Jonathan Yeo, one of Britain’s [...]

Second Pakistani arrested for cannibalism

Lahore (Pakistan)  – Pakistani police Tuesday arrested a second man suspected along with his brother of eating a newborn baby whose head was found at their home, officials said. Farman Ali was detained a day after police arrested his [...]

Pakistani held for cannibalism after eating baby

Lahore (Pakistan) – A Pakistani man was arrested Monday on suspicion of cannibalism when the head of a newborn baby was found at his home — three years after he was jailed for the same offence. Police raided the house in a remote [...]

Attack on NATO trucks in Pakistan kills driver

Peshawar (Pakistan) – Gunmen in restive northwest Pakistan on Monday attacked container trucks carrying supplies to NATO troops in Afghanistan, killing a driver, officials said. The violence took place around 25 kilometres (15 miles) [...]

Pakistan says it is reducing infant and maternal mortality rate

New York :  At the United Nations, Pakistan has said it is reducing the child, infant and maternal mortality rate. Addressing to 47th Session of Commission on Population and Development Pakistan’s Chief delegate Zakia Shahnawaz said efforts [...]

Pakistan court drops attempted murder case against baby

Lahore (Pakistan) :  A Pakistani court on Saturday threw out charges of attempted murder against a nine-month-old baby, in a case that highlighted endemic flaws in the country’s legal system and provoked widespread ridicule. The court [...]

19 Pakistan militants die in fresh infighting

  Miranshah (Pakistan) :  At least 19 militants were killed in two separate incidents of bombing and gunfight in Pakistan’s restive tribal areas Friday, local security officials said, the latest clashes in almost a week of infighting [...]

Pakistan government faces fight over tough anti-terror law

Islamabad :  The Pakistani government is facing a battle to enact a tough anti-terror law that rights activists and opposition parties have attacked as repressive. The Protection of Pakistan Ordinance allows security forces to detain suspects [...]

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