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More than 300,000 make perilous Mediterranean crossing in 2015 – UN

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th August 2015

More than 300,000 make perilous Mediterranean crossing in 2015 – UN UNITED NATIONS:  The number of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe has surpassed 300,000 this year, up from 219,000 during the whole of 2014, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday. “Some 2,500 refugees and migrants are estimated to have died or gone missing this year while attempting the crossing to Europe...


Badly abused Mexican animals sent to US sanctuary

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th August 2015

Badly abused Mexican animals sent to US sanctuary MEXICO CITY: A dozen animals that suffered devastating abuse in captivity in Mexico, including eight lions and a coyote, were moved Wednesday to a sanctuary in the United States. The animals, which also included other large cats, were rescued separately between 2012 and 2015, and moved with the help of the Mexican Navy to a...


US military top officer pledges to defend S. Korea

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd August 2015

US military top officer pledges to defend S. Korea WASHINGTON: The United States is committed to defending close ally South Korea, its top military officer has said, amid another spike in tensions between Seoul and North Korea. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made the comments in a phone call to a senior South Korean counterpart on Friday, as a...


Divers find 300-year-old Spanish gold coins worth $4.5 million

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd August 2015

Divers find 300-year-old Spanish gold coins worth $4.5 million WEB DESK: Divers off Florida’s east coast have struck gold, literally, for the second time in two months. Four crew members from the ship S/V Capitana will tell the public Thursday about how they found $4.5 million in Spanish gold coins three weeks ago. The coins come from the wreckage of a fleet of 11...


Hurt man, 70, survived week in woods by drinking rain water

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st August 2015

Hurt man, 70, survived week in woods by drinking rain water AVON, N.Y.:Authorities say a 70-year-old man who fell while walking the woods near his western New York home survived a week outdoors by drinking rain water. Police say Donald Farrell was following two deer off a trail when he lost his footing and fell on Aug. 9 in Avon. That’s about 60 miles east of...


30 whales dead for unknown reason at the Alaska Coast

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st August 2015

30 whales dead for unknown reason at the Alaska Coast WEB DESK: Since May, thirty whales have been found dead for unknown reasons along the Alaska Coast causing the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration to declare it ‘unusual mortality event’ on Thursday. It is the first unusual mortality event for Whales in Alaska. NOAA said that it might take months or years before scientist can...


Pair of centenarians to celebrate their wedding anniversary

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th August 2015

Pair of centenarians to celebrate their wedding anniversary CATONSVILLE: Two centenarians are celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary at a Maryland retirement community. Walter and Leslie Kimmel were married on Aug. 18, 1940. They are both 100 years old. They’ll celebrate their anniversary Tuesday afternoon at Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville, Maryland, where they live. The Kimmels met at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Baltimore...


Tonnes of fish sweep on the shore of Mexican lake

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th August 2015

Tonnes of fish sweep on the shore of Mexican lake WEB DESK: At least 40 tonnes of fish swept on the shores of a lake in Mexico, BBC News reported. Pictures of Lake Cajititlan, in Jalisco state showed shores full of dead  popoche chub freshwater fish. A local official described their deaths as a “natural, cyclical phenomenon” that occurred every year. However, other state officials...


Pigeon caught transfering drugs to prison

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th August 2015

Pigeon caught transfering drugs to prison WEB DESK: When was the last time you heard of a pigeon playing aide in crime? In Costa Rica, a pigeon was arrested by police for transferring drugs to a prison on Friday. The drugs were contained in a small pouch fixed to its chest. About 14g of cocaine and at least the same amount...


Four killed as small planes collide in California

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th August 2015

Four killed as small planes collide in California LOS ANGELES: Four people were killed Sunday when a pair of small aircraft collided in southern California near the Mexican border, US media reported. One of the aircraft was a twin-engine Sabreliner and the other a single-engine Cessna 172. They crashed near Brown Field Airport in San Diego, the Los Angeles Times reported. The crash...


Google’s Parent company Alphabet faces domain issues with BMW

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th August 2015

Google’s Parent company Alphabet faces domain issues with BMW WEB DESK: Google’s Parent company Alphabet has encountered an issue with German automaker BMW, which owns a fleet services company with the same name and the domain Alphabet.com. According to international Newspaper, Times, the company doesn’t plan on selling the domain as it hauls large sum of profit in to the company’s account. With the...


Gunmen fire on US consulate in Istanbul: TV

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th August 2015

Gunmen fire on US consulate in Istanbul: TV ISTANBUL: Unknown armed individuals on Monday opened fire on the US consulate in Istanbul, television reported, with tensions high in Turkey due to Ankara’s bombing campaign against Kurdish rebels. The two assailants, one of whom was a woman, escaped after opening fire and are now being pursued, the CNN-Turk and NTV channels reported. There were...


Multiple shots fired during clashes in Ferguson

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th August 2015

Multiple shots fired during clashes in Ferguson FERGUSON: At least one demonstrator was injured as several shots were fired during clashes in the US city of Ferguson late Sunday. An AFP journalist heard about two dozen shots ring out and saw one bloodied protester lying on the ground. The St Louis County police department tweeted that “multiple shots” had been fired, and...


Donald Trump grabs center stage as Republicans open 2016 debates

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th August 2015

Donald Trump grabs center stage as Republicans open 2016 debates WEB DESK: Brash billionaire Donald Trump on Thursday refused to rule out an independent White House run should he fail to win the Republican nomination, taking center stage in the first major debate of the 2016 race. Tensions between the Republican party’s top 10 candidates soared soon after they took the stage in Cleveland, when...


Kerry: ’no question’ that Iran deal will make region safer

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd August 2015

Kerry: ’no question’ that Iran deal will make region safer CAIRO: US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday there was “no question” the Iran nuclear deal will make the Middle East safer if implemented, as he sought to win over sceptical allies. “There can be absolutely no question that if the Vienna plan is fully implemented, it will make Egypt and all the countries...


Hot air balloons light up the sky in New Jersey

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th July 2015

Hot air balloons light up the sky in New Jersey WEB DESK: The sky lit up with colorful balloons in New Jersey as celebrations for the Hot Air Balloon festival began on Saturday. The festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premiere family entertainment attraction in New Jersey. It holds the dual distinction...


America and Middle East countries celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr today

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th July 2015

America and Middle East countries celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr today WEB DESK: Muslims of America, Britain, Europe and western countries are observing Eid-ul-Fitr today, Aaj News reported. Iraq, Kuwait, UAE and several Arab countries are observing Eid-ul-Fitr today.Bangladesh, Indonesia and Malaysia also announced the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr today. A Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meeting will be held today for the moon sighting ritual. According to the Met department,...


Sikh postman ‘wins turban battle with Disney’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th July 2015

Sikh postman ‘wins turban battle with Disney’ Web Desk: A Sikh postman at Disney World has won his fight over claims that he had been made to work away from customers so they would not see his beard and turban. Lawyers for Gurdit Singh said he had been segregated from staff and customers at the Florida theme park because he violated a...


US on alert for terror threat on July 4 holiday

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th July 2015

US on alert for terror threat on July 4 holiday NEW YORK: The United States is ramping up security across the country and urging people to stay alert over the Independence Day holiday weekend over fears of a terrorist threat. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security and National Counterterrorism Center have all warned of an increased risk of attacks during the long...


Over 5,000 evacuated after US train derails, catches fire

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd July 2015

Over 5,000 evacuated after US train derails, catches fire WASHINGTON: More than 5,000 people were evacuated from their homes after a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in Tennessee overnight and spectacularly caught fire, firefighters and officials said Thursday. The train derailed just before midnight Wednesday near Maryville, close to the city of Knoxville, carrying acrylonitrile, a highly flammable and toxic substance that poses respiratory...


US announces first death from measles in 12 years

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd July 2015

US announces first death from measles in 12 years LOS ANGELES: Health authorities on Thursday announced the first US death from measles in 12 years, after an autopsy showed a woman’s fatal pneumonia was caused by the contagious disease. “The cause of death was pneumonia due to measles,” said a statement from the Department of Health in Clallam County, Washington. “The woman had several...


US arrests New Jersey man on IS support charges

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th June 2015

US arrests New Jersey man on IS support charges WASHINGTON: US authorities arrested a 23-year-old New Jersey man Monday on charges of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group after he helped his brother travel to the Middle East, allegedly to join the group. The Justice Department said Alaa Saadeh bought his brother a plane ticket and drove him to New...


Rihanna wears a 25kg dress

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th June 2015

Rihanna wears a 25kg dress WEBDESK: Hollywood singer, Rihanna appeared at an international fashion night wearing a 25kg dress. The canary yellow dress, with fur trim trailed seven feet behind Rihanna at the New York’s Met Gala. The event is organised to raise funds for the city’s Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art’s Costume Institute. The dress was designed by a...


US Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th June 2015

US Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal throughout the nation Friday in a much-awaited landmark decision that triggered wild jubilation and tears of joy across the country. In a 5-4 ruling, the highest court in the United States said the Constitution requires all 50 states to carry out and recognize marriages between people...


Boston bomber apologizes, sentenced to death

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th June 2015

Boston bomber apologizes, sentenced to death BOSTON:  Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized to his victims for the first time at a highly emotional court hearing Wednesday where he was formally sentenced to death for the 2013 attacks. The US citizen of Chechen descent was sentenced to death on six counts for perpetrating the Marathon bombings, one of the bloodiest assaults on...


The ‘Fried Rat’ was actually ‘Chicken’, reveals KFC

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 24th June 2015

The ‘Fried Rat’ was actually ‘Chicken’, reveals KFC WEB DESK: Recently, KFC has been entrapped in a dirty food controversy when news about it serving ‘Fried rat’ instead of ‘Chicken’ was spread on social media. The photo, posted online by Devorise Dixon from California shocked all fast food lovers around the world. It went viral in a short time period. Devorise Dixon, a...


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