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Obama gets a kick out of footballing robot TOKYO: Barack Obama Thursday came face to face with Japan's newest sporting phenomenon -- an eerily realistic humanoid robot which can run, jump and enjoy a kickaround with the president of the United States.The US leader marvelled at ASIMO, a robot developed by Honda, as he highlighted Japanese technology and the potential for joint projects with US universities and firms on the first full day of his Asian tour. He encountered ASIMO, a robot which is about the size of a 10-year-old child in an astronaut suit, as he toured the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo."It's nice to meet you," the robot cheerily hailed Obama, prompting the amused president to reply "It's nice to meet you too." ASIMO then went through its paces for the president, showing off its realistic but somewhat spooky range of movements, before telling the US leader in its metallic voice: "I ...

Pakistan jets target Taliban hideouts, kill 12 PESHAWAR: Pakistan fighter jets on Thursday attacked Taliban hideouts in the Khyber tribal belt and killed at least 12 suspected militants, officials said.It was the first time the military is known to have used air strikes on militants since the Taliban announced a ceasefire on March 1 to help peace talks.The airstrikes were staged in mountainous areas of the Khyber tribal district, where the Taliban and the banned militant group are active. "At least 12 ...

Three US citizens killed in Kabul hospital attack: embassy KABUL: An Afghan policeman opened fire Thursday on staff at a Kabul hospital, killing three US citizens, the US embassy in Kabul said."With great sadness we confirm that three Americans were killed in the attack on CURE Hospital," the embassy said on its Twitter account. "No other information will be released at this time.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

NASA's Kepler Telescope discovers first earth 'cousin' ISLAMABAD: Astronomers using the Kepler Space Telescope have discovered the first planet that is about the same size of Earth and orbits a star within the "habitable" zone, NASA announced.The new discovered planet, Kepler-186f, "can be thought of as an Earth- cousin rather than an Earth-twin," it has many properties that resemble Earth, according to Thomas Barclay, research scientist at the Bay Area Environmental Research Institute at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Xinhua ...

Govt to make education system compatible with needs of knowledge- based economy: PM ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday terming education as the best investment into future said the government aims at developing an educational system that is compatible with the requirements of a knowledge-based economy.Addressing the fourth convocation of Air University at Convention Centre here, the Prime Minister said knowledge is the basic currency of the economy we are living in today and has supplanted land, labour and capital as the wealth of a nation.The ...

3G and 4G auction a landmark event in Pakistan's telecom history ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Privatization Muhammad Zubair has said that launching of 3G technology will create jobs and strengthen the economy in the country.Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said that the 3G and 4G spectrum auction is a landmark event in the Pakistan's telecom history.Country Director of Google Pakistan, Badar Khushnood also said that Pakistan's economy will gear up by using of this technology.CEO Netsol Technologies Khawaja Saleem Ghori said: "The process for 3G ...


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