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  • Obama Foundation launches initiative for girls' education

    Chicago: Former US first lady Michelle Obama announced on Thursday a new initiative aimed at empowering adolescent girls around the world through education.'An educated girl can lift up her family, her community, and her country,' said Michelle Obama as she launched the program on behalf of the...

  • Rise in AIDS, HIV cases in China

    Beijing: China has seen an increase of 14 per cent in the number of people living with HIV and AIDS, officials have said. In the second quarter of 2018 alone, 40,104 cases of people living with HIV/AIDS were newly reported, with about 93.1 per cent having contracted the virus through sex. By...

  • 7 injured in Paris knife attack

    Paris: Seven people have been injured in an attack by a man armed with a knife and an iron bar in the French capital, the police said. The incident that took place on Sunday night on the banks of a canal in the 19th arrondissement, in the northeast of the capital, was not initially being treated...

  • White House narrows search for anonymous op-ed writer

    Washington: White House aides have narrowed down their search for the anonymous author of the New York Times op-ed that alleged an internal resistance to President Donald Trump in his own administration, an informed sources told CNN.Trump is still 'obsessed' with finding the person, though he is...

  • Soft drink giants back plan to eliminate packaging waste

    London: Soft drink companies seem to be finally waking up to the perils of plastic pollution, with global giants such as Danone, Suntory and Nestle committing to eliminate the use of throwaway plastic bottles in an action plan presented to the UK parliament. In a report produced by the Cambridge...

  • 1 in 7 college students pay people to write essays: Study

    London: As many as one in seven graduates may have paid someone to undertake their assignment for them, potentially representing 31 million students across the globe, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Education, has revealed that the use of contract cheating...

  • No second Brexit referendum: British PM Theresa May

    London: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday ruled out the possibility of a second Brexit referendum, claiming that it would be 'a gross betrayal of the British democracy'.Her comments came as a signed article by May appeared on the Daily Telegraph website Saturday night. 'This government...

  • Former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull quits politics

    Sydney: Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday retired from politics and resigned from Parliament, a week after losing the leadership of the Liberal Party and the premiership due to an internal crisis in the party. Turnbull wrote a farewell letter to his constituents in...

  • US man who hacked celebrities' nude photos sentenced to jail

    Los Angeles: The man who hacked the iCloud accounts of more than 250 people, including several Hollywood celebrities, has been sentenced to eight months in prison.George Garofano was on Wednesday sentenced to jail. He will also face three years of supervised release and 60 hours of community...

  • Indian man in Dubai to be deported for forging parking ticket

    Dubai: An Indian man has received a suspended jail term along with a deportation order for forging a parking ticket in Dubai. The Court of First Instance heard that the 25-year-old Indian made a fake copy of a ticket using Photoshop to avoid paying for the parking lot. He was caught in Al Rafaa...

  • The fight against ivory trafficking has a new weapon

    Nairobi: Kenyan authorities at Mombasa port are trying out a radical new method to put an end to the lucrative and unceasing trafficking in ivory and other wildlife products. The technique will use dogs to 'sniff out ivory, rhino horn and other illegal wildlife products hidden in large shipping...

  • US senator John McCain passes away at 81

    Washington: US Senator John McCain, the Vietnam war hero turned senator and presidential candidate, has died aged 81. McCain died on Saturday surrounded by his family, according to a statement released by his office, BBC reported. He was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour in July 2017 and...