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Malala turns 18, says world failing Syrian children

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th July 2015

Malala turns 18, says world failing Syrian children LONDON: Malala Yousafzai told world leaders they were failing Syria’s children, as the Nobel Peace Prize winner spent her 18th birthday Sunday on the Syrian border. As she became an adult, the teenager, who was shot by militants in her native Pakistan for campaigning for girls’ rights, opened a school for more than 200 Syrian...


Spain retirement home blaze leaves eight dead

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th July 2015

Spain retirement home blaze leaves eight dead MADRID: A blaze in a retirement home in northern Spain overnight left eight people dead and 11 hurt, the regional government said Sunday. “There are eight dead and 11 hurt, including two seriously from smoke inhalation,” a spokesman for the Aragon region government told AFP, adding that the cause of the fire was not yet...


Woman who collapses when she laughs

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th July 2015

Woman who collapses when she laughs WEB DESK: Laughing too hard can make 44-year old Tracy Herring collapse. She suffers from a rare disease called cataplexy which causes sudden muscle weakness triggered by strong emotions. Laughter causes her neck to weaken which causes her limbs to lose control and the left side of the body to paralyze. “It usually lasts a...


23-day baby donates kidney to an ailing patient

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th July 2015

23-day baby donates kidney to an ailing patient WEB DESK: At only 23 days, a little baby became one of the youngest organ donor in the United Kingdom. A day after Minnie Duggleby was born doctors told her that she was born with a congenital heart disease– her heart was very weak, and she might not survive. Her selfless parents decided that even...


Life under Greece’s capital controls

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th July 2015

Life under Greece’s capital controls Web Desk: What do Greek banks still offer their customers? As things stand, Greeks with debit/credit cards can withdraw €60 a day (in practice €50 as most cash machines have run out of €20s), can make online transfers within the country and can pay with their cards in shops that still accept them. Many shops...


Ukrainian PM says Kiev needs deal with EU, Russia to guarantee gas transit

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th July 2015

Ukrainian PM says Kiev needs deal with EU, Russia to guarantee gas transit KIEV: Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Tuesday Ukraine needed an agreement with the European Union and Russia to guarantee gas transit via Ukrainian territory to Europe. “We guarantee gas transit and energy security. A three-way protocol and agreement are essential for these guarantees to work,” he said at a meeting with Ukraine’s top...


Borrowing costs of southern Europe edge up after Greek referendum

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th July 2015

Borrowing costs of southern Europe edge up after Greek referendum PARIS: Borrowing costs of southern European countries on Monday edged up slightly after Greek voters rejected further austerity measures in return for bailout funds in a weekend referendum. Shortly after trading opened at 0600 GMT, the yield on the benchmark 10-year bonds for Spain rose to 2.349 percent, against 2.212 percent at close of trading...


Dead’ man spends 10 years fighting to prove he is alive

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th July 2015

Dead’ man spends 10 years fighting to prove he is alive ISTANBUL: A 46-year-old Turkish man mistakenly listed as dead by authorities has spent 10 years fighting to prove he is alive, state media reported. Sinan Avci, who lives in eastern Erzurum province, was forced into an early retirement in 2003 after being diagnosed with epilepsy. The former worker discovered that Turkey’s Social Security Fund (SSK)...


Spanish jobless claims fall in June for fifth straight month

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd July 2015

Spanish jobless claims fall in June for fifth straight month MADRID: The number of registered unemployed fell in Spain for the fifth straight month in June, government data showed Thursday, but the country continues to battle one of the highest jobless rates in Europe. Jobless claims declined last month by 94,727 or 2.25 percent to 4.12 million, the labour ministry said in a statement. The...


More frequent heatwaves: Countries must deal with health risks: UN

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd July 2015

More frequent heatwaves: Countries must deal with health risks: UN GENEVA: The UN urged countries Wednesday to create preparedness systems to counter the health risks of heatwaves, as they become ever more frequent and intense, and dangerous, due to climate change. For the first time, the UN’s World Health Organisation (WHO) and its World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) have joined forces to create guidelines for experts...


Ice cream for primates, blackouts for humans as Europe feels the heat

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd July 2015

Ice cream for primates, blackouts for humans as Europe feels the heat PARIS: A blistering heatwave sweeping through Europe on Wednesday brought blackouts to France and fears of heat stroke for Wimbledon tennis fans, but meant a range of interesting ice creams for the continent´s zoo animals. With temperatures pushing 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), the UN warned heatwaves were growing more frequent and intense due...


German rail operator, train drivers end wage dispute

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st July 2015

German rail operator, train drivers end wage dispute FRANKFURT: German national rail operator, Deutsche Bahn, said Wednesday it has finally reached a deal with the train drivers’ union GDL, putting an end to a long-running dispute that has caused months of chaos and misery for rail passengers around the country. “Mediation between Deutsche Bahn and GDL has been successfully concluded. Both sides have...


Princess Diana’s birth anniversary today

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st July 2015

Princess Diana’s birth anniversary today WEB DESK: Had she been alive Princess Diana would have turned 54 years today. The most adored person of the British royal family she married Prince Charles of Wales and bore him two sons. They later divorced in 1996. Diana died in a car crash after trying to escape the paparazzi in Paris on the...


German unemployment steady at historic low in June

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th June 2015

German unemployment steady at historic low in June FRANKFURT: German unemployment remained at historically low levels in June as the recovery in Europe’s biggest economy stayed on track, data showed on Tuesday. The number of people registered as unemployed in Germany fell by a seasonally-adjusted 1,000 to 2.786 million, the lowest level since December 1991, the Federal Labour Office said. That was slightly...


World’s smelliest flower blossomed after 12 years

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th June 2015

World’s smelliest flower blossomed after 12 years WEBDESK: A flower that smells like dead meat has blossomed for the first time in 12 years, BBC news reported. The titan arum, is the world’s biggest and smelliest flower. It blossomed at the Paignton Zoo, in Devon county, England on Thursday. When it blooms fully, it smells as bad as a corpse— and so...


Peshawar bomb suspect detained in Italy

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th June 2015

Peshawar bomb suspect detained in Italy ROME: A Pakistani accused of organising a 2009 bomb attack on a Peshawar market that killed more than 130 people, has been detained in Italy, police said Friday. Siyar Khan, 36, who is also suspected of involvement in a potential plot against Pope Francis, was arrested on terrorism charges as he stepped off a flight...


NATO won’t be ’dragged into arms race’ with Russia: Stoltenberg

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th June 2015

NATO won’t be ’dragged into arms race’ with Russia: Stoltenberg BRUSSELS: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday the alliance will not get dragged into an arms race with Russia but must counter Moscow’s “aggressive actions” in Ukraine. Defence ministers are due to approve measures including the more than doubling of NATO’s rapid response force, while the US on Tuesday announced it would pre-position heavy...


Frenchman loses Indonesia execution appeal, lawyers vow fight

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd June 2015

Frenchman loses Indonesia execution appeal, lawyers vow fight JAKARTA: A French drug convict lost an appeal against his death sentence Monday, but his lawyers vowed to fight on and prevent another foreigner from facing the firing squad in Indonesia after a series of executions that generated an international uproar. Serge Atlaoui, 51, was due to be executed alongside seven other foreign drug offenders...


At 102 year, she gets a PhD

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th June 2015

At 102 year, she gets a PhD picture source: REUTERS WEB DESK: A German women 102 years old finally got her doctorate degree on Tuesday after almost 80 years. Ingeborg Rapoport finished her medical studies in 1937 and wrote her doctorate thesis on diphtheria which was a serious problem in Germany at that time. Before she could get her doctorate degree she felt...


Holland imposes ban on veil in public places

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd May 2015

Holland imposes ban on veil in public places AMSTERDAM: After France, Holland imposed a ban on veils in public places, Aaj News reported. Holland’s parliament passed a bill against the veil. According the new law women will be banned from covering their faces in public transport, schools, hospitals and government offices. Masks and helmets are also included in this ban Mark Rutte, Holland’s...


Air Crash: A Military Plane crashes in Spain

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th May 2015

Air Crash: A Military Plane crashes in Spain SPAIN: A military transport aircraft crashed near Seville airport, killing 10 people, Sky News reported. According to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, upto 10 people were airborne on a brand new Airbus A400M aircraft. The plane was said to be taking a trial flight at the airport. However, the defence ministry cannot confirm the number...


Nine Pakistani now part of British Parliament

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th May 2015

Nine Pakistani now part of British Parliament The historic British Elections have come to an end and Cameron’s Conservative party won it with majority, including nine people of Pakistani origin are now members of the House of Commons. Former Pakistani TV actress Tasmeena Shaikh is also one of those MPs. According to the reports, Tasmina managed to secure 26,620 votes, and won...


British navy ship in Mediterranean migrant rescue

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th May 2015

British navy ship in Mediterranean migrant rescue ROME: A British navy ship on Thursday came to the rescue of around 100 migrants adrift on a dinghy in the Mediterranean, Italy’s coastguard said. The “Bulwark” was first on the scene after the International Organization for Migration received a distress call from a migrant boat that got into trouble off the coast of Libya....


Britain heads to vote with no clear winner in sight

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th May 2015

Britain heads to vote with no clear winner in sight LONDON: British voters are deciding on Thursday who they want to rule the world’s fifth-largest economy in a tight election that could yield weak government, propel the United Kingdom towards a vote on EU membership and stoke Scottish desire for secession. Voting began at 7AM and will continue till 10PM (GMT). Prime Minister David Cameron’s...


Prince William’s wife Kate gives birth to girl: palace

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd May 2015

Prince William’s wife Kate gives birth to girl: palace London: Prince William´s wife Kate gave birth to a girl on Saturday, sparking celebrations for the royal couple´s new arrival, a princess who becomes the fourth in line to the British throne. “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34am,” the royal residence of Kensington Palace said in...


RBS bank dives into red in first quarter

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th April 2015

RBS bank dives into red in first quarter LONDON: Britain’s state-rescued Royal Bank of Scotland said Thursday it sank into a first-quarter net loss on vast provisions for restructuring and legacy costs linked to its past conduct. RBS, about 80-percent owned by the government after a 2008 bailout, said losses after taxation stood at #446 million ($688 million, 619 million Euros) in the...


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