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World Top 10 Stories

Groundbreaking Discovery, Bumpy Roads Ahead, Equality before Law, Lions Conquer the Cricket World, Parliament is Supreme, Sir!, Aftermath, Purely Irrational, Enter the New World, How Dare You Unite?, Tiny Nations Dreams Big, Asia Pivot Policy

Groundbreaking Discovery

On Mar 17, experts at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announced detecting the waves of gravity that rippled through space right after the Big Bang; a landmark discovery for understanding how the universe was born.

Bumpy Roads Ahead

On Mar 26, government negotiators held first face-to-face talks with Taliban leaders. The meeting was held at the residence of retired Subedar of Frontier Corps, identified only as Jamil.

Equality before Law

On Mar 31, the high treason trial of retired General Pervez Musharraf brought a historical moment when the former dictator appeared in court and was indicted.

Lions Conquer the Cricket World

On Apr 6, Sri Lanka lifted their maiden World Twenty20 title following their six-wicket victory against former champions India.

Parliament is Supreme, Sir!

On Apr 14, the Senate approved historic amendments to the rules to bind the prime minister to attend a session of the upper house at least once a week.

Aftermath, Purely Irrational!

On April 19, senior anchorperson and eminent journalist Hamid Mir was seriously injured when some unknown gunmen opened fire at his vehicle on Shahrah-e-Faisal in Karachi.

Enter the New World

On Apr 23, Pakistan successfully auctioned Third Generation (3G) spectrum licenses and one of 4G, among four successful bidders/cellular mobile operators, earning Rs.111 billion for the national exchequer.

How Dare You Unite?

On April 24, Israel suspended US-sponsored peace talks with the Palestinians in response to President Mahmoud Abbas’s unexpected unity pact with the rival Islamist Hamas group.

Tiny Nations Dreams Big

On April 25, the tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands filed against the United States and the world’s eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament.

Asia Pivot Policy

On April 26, US President Barack Obama reached Malaysia hoping to energise aloof ties with the country. He is the first US president to visit Malaysia since 1966.

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