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  5.7-magnitude quake hits southern Greece

ATHENS: A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit the southern Greek Peloponnese early Friday, the national earthquake observatory said, with no immediate reports of injury or damage. The "very strong" quake hit at 0345 GMT with its epicentre recorded between t...

  Volcano erupts in PNG, spewing ash and rock

SYDNEY: A volcano erupted Friday in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of local communities and international flights to be re-routed, officials said. Mount Tavurvur, which destroyed the town of Rabau...

  Shakira says pregnant with second child

MEXICO CITY: Colombian pop star Shakira is expecting her second child with Spanish footballer Gerard Pique, she said in an interview published Thursday. "The truth is that yes, I´m pregnant," the multi-Grammy-winning singer told the Latin American ed...

  Ebola vaccine trials to start in US next week

WASHINGTON: The first human trials of an Ebola vaccine will start next week in the United States to see if it is safe in people before it can be made available, scientists said Thursday. There is no vaccine on the market against Ebola, and global att...

  Japan confirms first dengue fever infections in 70 years

TOKYO: Japanese health officials said Thursday that three young people have contracted dengue fever, the first such infections in the country in nearly 70 years. The three are suspected of having contracted the disease when they were bitten by mosqui...

  Police kill TV crew member while filming reality show ‘Cops’

WASHINGTON: The filming of the reality show "Cops" turned deadly when US police firing on a man suspected of robbing a restaurant hit a TV sound man and killed him, police said Wednesday. The suspect, later found to have a pistol that fired pellets, ...

  Sharapova rallies to reach US Open third round

NEW YORK: French Open champion Maria Sharapova produced a gritty, three-set victory over Alexandra Dulgheru on Wednesday to reach the second round of the US Open. The fifth-seeded Russian, one of the day´s headliners along with Australian Open winner...

  Ten-man Arsenal edge through, Napoli blown away by Bilbao

PARIS: A goal by Chilean star Alexis Sanchez saw Arsenal scrape into the Champions League group stages on Wednesday as they beat a plucky Turkish outfit Besiktas 1-0 in their play-off second leg clash for a 1-0 aggregate victory. Arsene Wenger´s side...

  Platini says he will not challenge Blatter

MONACO: UEFA president Michel Platini announced Thursday that he will not challenge Sepp Blatter for the leadership of football´s world body in an election next year. Platini told reporters he would concentrate on a new term in charge of Europe´s gov...

  Alonso announces international retirement

MADRID: Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has announced his retirement from international football. "I want to announce that my time with the Spanish national team has come to an end," he said in a statement. "The hardest thing is knowing when to sa...

  Kate Bush returns to stage after 35 years

LONDON: Ecstatic fans welcomed British pop singer Kate Bush back to the stage for her first show for 35 years on Tuesday, in the same venue as her only previous tour. The crowd stood and roared with approval as Bush, dressed in black, entered the sta...

  Miley Cyrus wins top prize at MTV Video Music Awards

INGLEWOOD: Pop shock diva Miley Cyrus won Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball" at Sunday´s 2014 MTV Video Music Awards outside Los Angeles, which gave pride of place to the rising generation of pop stars. The music video for "Wrecking Ball" was dire...

  Director and actor Richard Attenborough dies aged 90

LONDON: British director and actor Richard Attenborough has died aged 90 after a sparkling career spanning six decades, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) said on Sunday. "We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of esteeme...

  Turkish film wins 'Heart of Sarajevo' award

SARAJEVO: Turkish director Erol Mintas won the "Heart of Sarajevo" prize on Saturday for the best picture at the 20th Sarajevo film festival. Mintas´s "Song Of My Mother" -- a moving story of an elderly Kurdish woman yearning to return to her home vi...

  Indian woman kills leopard with sickle

DEHRADUN: A 56-year-old Indian woman is recovering in hospital after killing a leopard that attacked her as she tended her fields armed only with a sickle. The woman told Indian broadcaster CNN-IBN that she battled with the leopard for half an hour o...

  Herd mentality: ´Sheepdog mystery´ solved at last

PARIS: There is the riddle of the Bermuda Triangle. The unresolved identity of Jack the Ripper. The enigma of how the Universe developed beyond a quark-gluon soup following the Big Bang. And then there is the Sheepdog Mystery.A puzzle that has niggle...

  Three-million-year-old child skull had no soft spot

WASHINGTON: A three-million-year-old child´s skull uncovered in South Africa has no signs of the kind of soft spot that would be seen in human children with larger brains, a study said Monday. The findings are the latest contribution to long-running ...

  British national contracts Ebola in Sierra Leone

LONDON: A British national living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola, the first Briton to fall victim to the deadly disease, the Department of Health said on Saturday. Some 1,427 people have died among 2,615 cases documented in the world´s...

  Briton with Ebola arrives in London hospital

LONDON: A British nurse who contracted the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone arrived at a London hospital on Sunday, the ministry of defence said. The patient, who is not "seriously unwell" according to the Department of Health, was evacuated from Sierra L...

  Cooking, highway pollution linked to high blood pressure

WASHINGTON: Women in China who are exposed to pollution from cookstoves and highways face a greater risk of high blood pressure, said a study out Monday. The study focused on the role of black carbon, which after carbon dioxide is the second leading ...


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Feature / Analysis

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Opinion

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