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June 22, 2018 6:32 AM Pakistani rights activist's home ransacked; laptops taken

ISLAMABAD (AP) - The family of a rights activist known for her criticism of Pakistan's military says their home in Islamabad was broken into and ransacked, and that two laptops and travel documents were taken. The break-in happened while the family was away on vacation. Activist and journalist Marvi Sirmed's husband says she learned about the incident 27

June 20, 2018 1:45 PM Disney raises bid for Fox assets to $71.3bn, topping Comcast

Fox's board is recommending the increased Disney offer to its shareholders and says it is "superior" to Comcast's offer. Disney raised its offer for the assets from $52.4bn to $71.3bn and also for the first time made an alternative available to Fox shareholders who would rather receive an element of cash instead of Disney shares. The move comes a week after 30

June 20, 2018 11:13 AM Woman is decapitated in Indian train toilet where police feared she was raped before being murdered

A woman's body was found decapitated in a train toilet India after after she was brutally 'raped and murdered' according to police. The Government Railway Police (GRP) said they discovered the woman's head on the track at Delanga, around 20 miles away from Puri station, and found her body soon after on Wednesday. The woman's body was found lying in the train 16

June 20, 2018 3:04 AM Aussies' ODI misery by the numbers

*6-481: The highest ODI total ever. The previous mark was 3-444, also set by England at Trent Bridge, against Pakistan two years ago. *242-run loss: Australia's heaviest ODI defeat. The previous low point was a 206-run loss to New Zealand at Adelaide Oval in 1986. *242-run win: England's biggest ODI win. Their previous high was a 210-run victory over NZ at Edgbaston 21

June 19, 2018 11:44 AM Quiet please! French fighter jets adjust schedule to avoid exam disruption

Military base commander Cedric Gaudilliere said take-off and landing procedures had been adjusted so as not to bother students. Cedric Gaudilliere, commander at the air base near Mont-de-Marsan, in southwest France, said the decision was made to help the 3,773 students sitting their exams nearby, and other bases will be following similar procedures 36

June 19, 2018 10:48 AM Chatham dad Daniel Lee Scott 'choked on chunk of meat' in Goa, inquest hears

Mystery surrounds the death of a devoted young dad who reportedly died with food trapped in his throat hours after playing on the beach with his toddler. Daniel Lee Scott, partner Jade and Jack, aged two, had started their luxury holiday in the paradise resort of Goa in India when tragedy struck. The family had spent the day at a water park where Jack enjoyed 50

June 18, 2018 11:01 PM How trying to stay cool could make the world even hotter

Air conditioning systems that keep homes, offices and shops cool on hot days are rapidly gaining in popularity in a warming world. But is all the extra electricity they use going to exacerbate climate change or can design efficiencies prevent this? It's no wonder demand for air conditioning systems is going through the roof. The energy they consume is likely 41

June 18, 2018 11:34 AM Python tries to KILL forest officer as he poses for a photograph with it wrapped around his neck after rescuing it in India

A forest ranger had a brush with death when a huge python tried to strangle him after he rescued the snake and posed for a photo with it around his neck. Sanjoy Dutta was leading a team that saved the 10 metre-long python from a forest in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, India. After capturing the serpent, Mr Dutta put it over his shoulder while a crowd 26

June 18, 2018 11:27 AM Stokes, Woakes to miss rest of England ODIs vs Australia

LONDON (AP) - England all-rounders Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes will miss the rest of the one-day series against Australia because of injury. Stokes was sidelined for the first two games of the five-match series, both won by England, due to a torn left hamstring. "The plan is for Ben to continue his rehabilitation ... with a view to being available to play in the Twenty 26

June 18, 2018 10:09 AM Woakes and Stokes to miss remainder of Australia ODI series

Chris Woakes will be out for at least the next three weeks after having an injection on a “chronic knee problem”. England have unsurprisingly ruled Woakes, and his fellow all-rounder Ben Stokes, out of the remainder of the one-day international series against Australia. After the respective thigh and hamstring tears they suffered against Pakistan at the start 20