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Kuwait allocates $3m for Nepal, to send relief aid – Nepalis spend third night in open; Quake toll passes 4,000

Posted by on 27/04/2015
Filed under Middle East, Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

Sudan’s al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of the vote

Posted by on 27/04/2015
Filed under Africa, World

Sudan’s al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of the vote

Sudan’s al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of the vote

KHARTOUM: Sudan’s President Omar Al- Bashir won re-election with 94 percent of the vote, according to official results announced yesterday, extending his 25- year rule despite international war crimes charges and multiple insurgencies. The head of the Election Commission, Mokhtar Al-Assam, announced the results to reporters. He said turnout was 46.4 percent, insisting that widespread […]

Set to begin, US plan for Syria rebels already mired in doubt – Proxy army could spark opposition infighting

Posted by on 27/04/2015
Filed under Middle East, Top Stories, World

Tennessee brings back electric chair but suspends executions

Posted by on 27/04/2015
Filed under America, Top Stories, World

Burundi’s police confront anti-president protesters – Thousands flee to neighboring Rwanda, Congo

Posted by on 27/04/2015
Filed under Africa, World

Burundi’s police confront anti-president protesters – Thousands flee to neighboring Rwanda, Congo

Burundi’s police confront anti-president protesters – Thousands flee to neighboring Rwanda, Congo

BUJUMBURA: Police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters rallying in Burundi’s capital yesterday against the president’s decision to run for a third term, a move critics say violates the constitution. “The fight continues,” crowds chanted as about 200 people gathered in Bujumbura’s Musaga district on the second day of demonstrations. Protesters massed in […]

Boko Haram gunmen slaughter civilians

Posted by on 27/04/2015
Filed under Africa, Top Stories, World

Boko Haram gunmen slaughter civilians

Boko Haram gunmen slaughter civilians

Pakistani progressives see dark future after activist’s murder

Posted by on 27/04/2015
Filed under Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

Modern day slavery too often goes unpunished in India

Posted by on 27/04/2015
Filed under Subcontinent, World

Modern day slavery too often goes unpunished in India

Modern day slavery too often goes unpunished in India

NEW DELHI: A shortage of specialized legal care and protection means that victims of trafficking and bonded labor in India fail to get justice and perpetrators continue to buy and sell people with impunity, a report said yesterday. The study by the Freedom Fund and Thomson Reuters Foundation said charities on the frontline of anti-trafficking […]

Increased human protections offered as H5N2 spreads – Bird flu viruses are highly mutable

Posted by on 27/04/2015
Filed under America, Health & Science, World

Increased human protections offered as H5N2 spreads – Bird flu viruses are highly mutable

Increased human protections offered as H5N2 spreads – Bird flu viruses are highly mutable

CHICAGO: Hundreds of farm workers exposed to a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu have been offered antiviral medication as a preventative measure in recent days, US public health officials said. To date, the virulent H5N2 influenza, which has infected turkeys and chickens on Midwestern poultry farms, has not affected humans. But because flu viruses […]

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ boycott in Germany: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ may be next

Posted by on 27/04/2015
Filed under Europe, Lifestyle, Movies & Music, World

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ boycott in Germany: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ may be next

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ boycott in Germany: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ may be next

Independent movie theater owners in Germany, who are boycotting Disney-Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” may extend the action to target other movies distributed by Disney, including “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The theater owners, who control almost 700 screens, are boycotting “Avengers: Age of Ultron” as a protest against what they see as punitive booking […]

Syrian bands rock Beirut’s alternative music scene

Posted by on 27/04/2015
Filed under Lifestyle, Middle East, Movies & Music, Top Stories, World

Aftershocks rock Nepal as quake toll tops 2,500 – Amir expresses sorrow over casualties

Posted by on 26/04/2015
Filed under Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

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