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Russia closes 12 McDonald’s branches, inspects 100

MOSCOW: Russia has temporarily closed 12 branches of McDonald’s on health grounds and is carrying out more than 100 inspections,...

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Swiss banks hit by huge deposit outflow in tax crackdown

ZURICH: Swiss banks have suffered from a massive outflow of funds since 2008, a survey said on Friday, squeezed by...

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Audi recalls 70,000 cars over braking system problem

FRANKFURT: Audi, the top-of-the-range car maker belonging to auto giant Volkswagen, said on Friday it is recalling 70,000 cars worldwide...

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Lufthansa resumes flights to Arbil

FRANKFURT: German airline Lufthansa said Friday it is resuming flights to the Iraqi Kurdish city of Arbil, which have been...

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PIMA invites surgeons to get registered for relief work in Gaza

KARACHI: Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) here on Friday announced to despatch its third team of doctors to Gaza by...

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Malaysia Airlines to trim staff, routes under reform plan

KUALA LUMPUR:Malaysia Airlines will slash staff, trim routes, replace its CEO and consider possible strategic stake sales to outside investors...

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China landslide toll rises to 15: report

BEIJING: The death toll from a landslide that destroyed a Chinese village has risen to 15, state media reported Friday....

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5.7-magnitude quake hits southern Greece

ATHENS: A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit the southern Greek Peloponnese early Friday, the national earthquake observatory said, with no immediate reports...

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JPMorgan working with FBI in cyber-attack probe

NEW YORK: JPMorgan Chase said Thursday that it was cooperating with law-enforcement officials to determine the scale of reported cyber...

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Climate change brings new health threats: WHO

ISLAMABAD: The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Wednesday that major killer diseases will spread and health problems will worsen with...

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NEW YORK: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba plans to hold its initial public offering on...
 
 
Taliban attack Afghan intelligence office KABUL: Taliban militants on Saturday attacked an Afghan intelligence service office in the eastern city...
 
 
British Parliamentarian George Galloway severely bruised London: The Member of British Parliament George Galloway, bearer of anti-Israel feelings was attacked at...
 
 
Pakistan seeks IOM’s help to evacuate stranded citizens in Libya GENEVA: Pakistan has sought help from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to evacuate citizens...
 
 
Ice Bucket Challenge´ passes $100 mn mark WASHINGTON: The “Ice Bucket Challenge” viral craze has raised more than $100 million after sweeping...
 
 
UN says detained peacekeepers in Syria are ´safe´ UNITED NATIONS: UN officials have received assurances that 44 peacekeepers detained by Syrian rebels in...
 
 
 
Ukraine says will not allow Russian convoy to enter country
12th August 2014
KIEV: Ukraine on Tuesday said it would not allow a mammoth Russian convoy reportedly carrying aid for the war-torn east to enter its territory and that any assistance should be handed over at the border. “We will not...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UN says 3 dead in helicopter crash in South Sudan warzone
26th August 2014
JUBA: Three people were killed and one injured when a UN cargo helicopter crashed in South Sudan’s northern war-zone region of Unity state, the UN said on Tuesday. The UN mission said it had “dispatched a search and...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20,000 rally in Bangladesh against media crackdown
19th August 2014
DHAKA:At least 20,000 opposition supporters rallied in the Bangladeshi capital on Tuesday to demand the abolition of a new government policy that critics say would muzzle independent television and radio stations. The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Taiwan gambling millionaire murdered after kidnap
25th August 2014
TAIPEI: A Taiwan businessman who reportedly accumulated a fortune worth tens of millions of US dollars through illegal gambling has been murdered by kidnappers including his chauffeur in a case that rocked the island, police said Monday. Shih...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saudi set for $8.5 billion from hajj: study
25th August 2014
MECCA, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia could earn $8.5 billion from this October’s hajj, according to a study published on Monday, which predicted that two million Muslims would make the pilgrimage to Mecca. The Mecca Chamber of Commerce said...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pakistanis in N.Y. celebrate Independence Day with big parade
25th August 2014
NEW YORK: A large number of Pakistani-Americans gathered at New York City’s Madison Avenue on Sunday for the annual Pakistan Independence Day Parade marking the 68th anniversary of the establishment of their homeland. They raised loud “Pakistan Zindabad”...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 



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