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  • You shouldn't flush your contact lenses. Here's why

    New York: If you are flushing your contact lenses, then you are contributing to the growing problem of microplastic pollution. According to a study presented at the American Chemical Society's meeting, when you flush contacts down the toilet or wash them down the sink, lenses make their way to a...

  • Man kills 'mother and sister' in Paris knife attack

    Paris: A man killed his mother and sister and wounded a third person in a knife attack in Paris which was earlier thought to have been the handiwork of ISIS. French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb said the incident in the suburb of Trappes was not currently being treated as a terror attack,...

  • Man left red-faced after finger gets stuck in sex toy vending machine

    Beijing: A Chinese man was embarrassed no end after his finger got stuck in a sex toy vending machine, forcing him to dial firefighters for help. The incident took place near a clinic on Sunday night in the city of Cixi in Zhejiang Province. The man, identified with pseudonym Zhu, claimed...

  • Hajj season starts with nearly 2 mn pilgrims

    Riyadh: The Hajj season started on Sunday with the Day of Tarwiyah, the first ritual of the holy pilgrimage, in Mina, a neighbourhood of the Islamic city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, with 1,966,461 pilgrims. The General Authority for Statistics announced the figure on Saudi Press Agency, with the...

  • US looking to overthrow Iranian regime: Tehran

    Tehran: The US move to roll out an Iran Action Group (IAG) is aimed at toppling the Islamic regime, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday.'The US overthrew the popularly elected democratic government of Mossadegh 65 years ago, restoring the dictatorship and subjugating Iranians for...

  • Refusal to shake hands costs Muslim couple Swiss citizenship

    Lausanne: You got to hand it to Switzerland government. They really take gender equality and respect for country's values quite seriously. And a Muslim got an inkling of that recently after they were denied Swiss citizenship for refusing to shake hands with members of the opposite sex during an...

  • Kofi Annan dies at 80

    Accra (Ghana): Former UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace laureate Kofi Annan passed away on Saturday. He was 80.Annan died at a hospital in Bern, Switzerland, reports NDTV.Kofi Annan had served UN Secretary General for two terms from 1997 to 2006 and he was the first black African to become the...

  • Sidhu hugs Pak Army chief, sits next to PoK head at Imran's swearing in

    Islamabad (Pakistan): The Pakistan government on Saturday made Indian politician Navjot Singh Sidhu sit next to President of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), Masood Khan, during the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan. Khan took oath as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister.At the event, Pakistan...

  • UAE forms committee to help rain-ravaged Kerala

    Abu Dhabi: Expressing concern over the rain-ravaged Kerala, the UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed AI Nahyan has directed to form a national committee to extend relief assistance to Kerala.The Emirates Red Crescent will chair the committee that will also include representatives from UAE's...

  • Imran Khan begins his second innings, to take oath as prime minister

    New Delhi: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf president and former cricketer Imran Khan will take oath as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan on Saturday. The oath taking ceremony will be held at President House in Islamabad, shortly.Khan's PTI party emerged as the largest party in the elections held to...

  • World's most expensive whisky to go on sale in Edinburgh

    Edinburgh: Whisky lovers, pay attention. A 60-year-old bottle from the renowned Macallan distillery is expected to fetch a record price when it will go up for sale at an auction in Edinburgh. The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926, said to be the 'holy grail' of whisky, will be on sale at Bonhams Whisky...

  • 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dead at 76

    Detroit: Legendary singer Aretha Franklin, who got the epithet 'Queen of Soul', died here on Thursday after battling serious health conditions. She was 76.Franklin died at 9:50 a.m. at her home here, surrounded by family and friends, according to a statement on behalf of Franklin's family from her...