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Britons sizzle over chips and toast cancer warnings

Posted by on 23/01/2017
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Britons sizzle over chips and toast cancer warnings

Britons sizzle over chips and toast cancer warnings

LONDON: A government health warning over the potential dangers of toast, roast potatoes and chips-all traditional staples of the British diet-had the country’s tabloids hitting out yesterday. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said acrylamide-a chemical substance formed when foods with high starch content are cooked at very high temperatures  “has the potential to cause cancer […]

Horror coach crash kills 16 in Hungary

Posted by on 22/01/2017
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Horror coach crash kills 16 in Hungary

Horror coach crash kills 16 in Hungary

‘Masses to hold National day of mourning’ BUDAPEST: Hungary was yesterday, mourning 16 people killed when a coach carrying Hungarian teenagers home from a skiing trip crashed in northern Italy. The mass of flowers, candles and messages for the victims of Friday’s tragedy continued to grow outside the children’s school in central Budapest, which is […]

UK govt accused of covering up failed nuclear missile test

Posted by on 22/01/2017
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UK govt accused of covering up failed nuclear missile test

UK govt accused of covering up failed nuclear missile test

LONDON: The British government was accused yesterday of covering up a failed test of its nuclear weapons deterrent last year, just weeks before lawmakers voted to renew the system. Prime Minister Theresa May refused to say whether she knew about the reported malfunction of an unarmed missile when she urged MPs to support updating the […]

Lice, lung troubles plague migrants in freezing Serbia

Posted by on 21/01/2017
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Lice, lung troubles plague migrants in freezing Serbia

Lice, lung troubles plague migrants in freezing Serbia

BELGRADE: They cough, suffer from frostbite and are infested with body lice: hundreds of young migrants remain in appalling conditions in derelict Belgrade warehouses in the middle of Serbia’s freezing winter. Since Europe shut down its borders in March last year, thousands have found themselves stuck in limbo in the Balkan country-and its authorities are […]

UK protesters tell Trump: Build bridges not walls – Banners unfurled on London bridge

Posted by on 20/01/2017
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UK protesters tell Trump: Build bridges not walls – Banners unfurled on London bridge

UK protesters tell Trump: Build bridges not walls – Banners unfurled on London bridge

LONDON: A banner reading “Build bridges not walls” was draped across London’s Tower Bridge yesterday as part of a series of protests across the world aimed at expressing displeasure at the inauguration of Donald Trump as US president. Protesters on the drawbridge, with its two Gothic-style towers, held up pink letters reading “Act now!” soon […]

Survivors pulled from Italy hotel – Miracle that anyone survived deadly avalanche

Posted by on 20/01/2017
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Survivors pulled from Italy hotel – Miracle that anyone survived deadly avalanche

Survivors pulled from Italy hotel – Miracle that anyone survived deadly avalanche

PENNE, Italy: Italian rescuers yesterday began pulling survivors from the ruins of a mountain hotel, two days after it was buried under a devastating avalanche. Amidst relief that anyone at all had survived, there was confusion over the exact numbers located and extracted amid conflicting updates from different branches of the emergency services. But there […]

‘Three-parent’ baby born in Ukraine using new technique

Posted by on 19/01/2017
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‘Three-parent’ baby born in  Ukraine using new technique

‘Three-parent’ baby born in Ukraine using new technique

KIEV: A baby boy has been born in Ukraine to an infertile couple after the first ever use of a new technique using the DNA of three parents, the head of a Kiev fertility clinic said Wednesday. The boy was conceived using DNA from his mother and father but also from an egg donor in […]

Oslo temporarily bars diesel cars to combat pollution

Posted by on 16/01/2017
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Oslo temporarily bars diesel cars to combat pollution

Oslo temporarily bars diesel cars to combat pollution

OSLO: Oslo will ban diesel cars from the road for at least two days this week in a bid to combat rising air pollution, angering some motorists after they were urged to buy diesel cars a few years ago. The ban, announced by the city late Sunday, will go into effect today on municipal roads […]

Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner died in Syria basement in 2001

Posted by on 11/01/2017
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Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner died in Syria basement in 2001

Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner died in Syria basement in 2001

‘He suffered and cried a lot in his final years’ PARIS: Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner, who was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 130,000 Jews, died in 2001 at the age of 89, locked up in a squalid Damascus basement, a French magazine reported yesterday. Its investigation described as “highly credible” by veteran […]

Court rules Swiss Muslim girls must swim with boys

Posted by on 10/01/2017
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Court rules Swiss Muslim girls must swim with boys

Court rules Swiss Muslim girls must swim with boys

STRASBOURG, France: Muslim parents in Switzerland cannot refuse to send their daughters to school-run swimming lessons with boys, Europe’s top rights court said yesterday, dismissing a challenge by a Turkish-Swiss couple claiming the rule violated their beliefs. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) accepted that the refusal by Swiss authorities to exempt the couple’s […]

Italy identifies prison jihadist recruiter

Posted by on 10/01/2017
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Italy identifies prison jihadist recruiter

Italy identifies prison jihadist recruiter

ROME: Italian authorities said yesterday they had identified an alleged jihadist recruiter operating in prison, two weeks after it emerged suspected Berlin truck bomber Anis Amri may have been radicalized in a Sicilian jail. Tunisian national Saber Hmidi, 34, was formally arrested in connection with new charges while serving a three year, eight months sentence […]

Russia ‘tired’ of US claims

Posted by on 09/01/2017
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Russia ‘tired’ of US claims

Russia ‘tired’ of US claims

Kremlin slams ‘amateurish’ hacking report MOSCOW: The Kremlin yesterday branded a hacking report by US intelligence baseless and amateurish, saying Moscow is growing tired of denying claims the Russian government meddled in the US election. “These are baseless allegations substantiated with nothing, done on a rather amateurish, emotional level that is hardly worthy of professional […]

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