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  • Employee walks 32 km to work on first day, gets boss' car as gift

    Alabama: The first day in the job leaves an impression that lasts perhaps until the last day at work. And no one really wants to spoil it. But to Walter Carr's bad luck, his car broke down a night before his first day at work. And he decided to walk 32 kilometres to reach office on time. Touched by...

  • World's beaches eroding in protected marine areas: Study

    Washington: The world's sandy shorelines are declining in protected marine areas which could threaten plant and animal species and cultural heritage sites, a global survey of beaches with satellites data from NASA and the US Geological Survey shows.About 24 per cent of sandy beaches worldwide are...

  • 'It was a miracle': Rescued Thai boys recall cave nightmare

    Chiang Rai: The 12 Thai boys and their coach, who were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand in a rescue mission that was followed world-wide, made their first public appearance on Wednesday, with one of them terming their discovery a "miracle". "It was a miracle," said 14-year-old Adul Sam-on...

  • Sharath Koppu's killer shot dead by police in Kansas

    Washington: The US police have shot the suspect who killed Sharath Koppu, a 25-year-old Telangana student at a restaurant in Kansas City.The suspect, whose identity has not been released yet, was killed in an exchange of fire with the police in Kansas City, reports The Hindu.It may be recalled here...

  • Mob slaughters 300 crocodiles in revenge killing in Indonesia

    Sorong, Indonesia: In a shocking incident, 300 crocodiles were slaughtered by angry residents in a province in Indonesia after a local was killed by a reptile. The mass kiling took place on Saturday in Papua province, reported AFP. A local went to gather grass to feed his livstock but...

  • Saudi woman arrested for hugging male singer at concert

    Riyadh: A woman in Saudi Arabia has been arrested after she ran on stage to hug a male singer during a concert, the media reported. Singer Majid al-Mohandis was performing at a festival in the western city of Taif on Friday when the woman darted on to the stage, the BBC reported on Saturday. Women...

  • NASA's coverage of Cassini finale earns an Emmy nomination

    Washington: The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) has nominated NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for Outstanding Original Interactive Program for its coverage of the Cassini mission's Grand Finale at Saturn.The Primetime Emmys will be awarded by the ATAS in Los Angeles on...

  • Family members meet Sharif, Maryam in Adiala Jail

    Islamabad: Family members met former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam at the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi after the two began serving their prison terms for owning properties disproportionate to their sources of income.The family members included the former leader's brother...

  • Blast in Pakistan leaves 128 dead

    The blast targetted at a convoy of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Nawabzada Siraj Raisani in Mastung in Balochistan province leaving 128d dead on Friday. Provincial caretaker Home Minister Agha Umar Bangalzai confirmed the death toll and said that more than 120 people were wounded in the...

  • Nawaz Sharif, daughter arrested, taken to Islamabad

    Lahore: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were arrested by anti-corruption officials late on Friday after they arrived in Lahore from Abu Dhabi. The two were taken to Islamabad in a private plane.According to media reports, dozens of security officials...

  • Sharif, daughter land amid Lahore lockdown

    Lahore: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz landed here on Friday night and are expected to be arrested, a week after they were handed prison sentences on corruption charges.They had departed from Abu Dhabi after their flight was delayed for over two...

  • Otzi the Iceman's last meal gives scientists food for thought

    London: The 5,300-year-old Otzi the Iceman's last meal was remarkably heavy on fat, revealed the first in-depth analysis of the Iceman's stomach contents, which also offer a rare glimpse of ancient dietary habits.Otzi - the oldest naturally preserved ice mummy - was discovered by German tourists in...