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After Shock Vote, Brexit Will Be a Long Goodbye, Not a Clean Break

The immediate shocks of yesterday’s Brexit decision on the financial markets have already been substantial. Global negative reaction has roiled exchange rates, sending the pound to 30-year lows against the U.S. dollar. Confidence is a key factor for growth that might be hard to come by in the months ahead, starting in the U.K. itself. […]

10 killed in Iraq suicide car bombing

10 killed in Iraq suicide car bombing

Baghdad, April 24 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and some 20 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack Thursday targeting police near Iraq’s central province of Babil, a provincial police source said. The attack occurred in the morning when a suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden car at a police checkpoint just north […]

Bangladesh building victims need help: rights group

Bangladesh building victims need help: rights group

Bangkok, April 23 (IANS) Survivors of the Rana Plaza building collapse one year ago in Bangladesh are still suffering from their injuries and loss of income, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. International companies that sourced garments from five factories operating in the Rana Plaza building are not contributing enough to the financial trust fund set […]

Two-thirds of underwater search for missing jet completed

Two-thirds of underwater search for missing jet completed

Canberra, April 21 (IANS) Two-thirds of the planned underwater search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been completed, with no signs so far of the jet, the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said Monday. The Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) completed mission eight in the underwater search area and its ninth mission will […]

White House launches reader-friendly online privacy policy

White House launches reader-friendly online privacy policy

Washington, April 21 (IANS) White House has unveiled its online privacy policy in a sleeker, reader-friendly way. Much of the legalese has been knocked off and it is housed on an interactive page with subheadings rather than appearing as a long text document. “Our old privacy policy was just that – old. The last substantial […]

Abdullah leading in Afghan presidential poll

Abdullah leading in Afghan presidential poll

Kabul, April 20 (IANS) Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah led in the Afghanistan presidential election with 49.75 percent of votes cast in the April 5 poll counted so far, chairman of the election commission Mohammad Yusuf Nuristani said Sunday. Nuristani said Abdullah was leading with 44.4 percent of the votes, followed by Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai […]

French journalists abducted in Syria freed

French journalists abducted in Syria freed

London, April 19 (IANS) Four French journalists kidnapped in Syria almost a year ago have been freed, French President Francois Hollande said Saturday. Edouard Elias, Didier François, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres were held captive since June 2013, BBC reported. The journalists were found by Turkish soldiers on the Syria-Turkey border with their hands and eyes […]

Believe it! These females have penises

Believe it! These females have penises

London, April 18 (IANS) It may sound obnoxiously bizarre but these females have penis-like organs that leave males gasping for more. They even mate for an impressive 40-70 hours! In a first such case, researchers have discovered cave insects in Brazil with rather novel sex lives. The insects belonging to the genus Neotrogla are the […]

China’s home price growth decelerates

China’s home price growth decelerates

Beijing, April 18 (IANS) Home prices in major Chinese cities grew at a slower pace in March, with fewer cities reporting month-on-month price gains, authorities said Friday. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said out of a statistical pool of 70 major Chinese cities, 56 saw month-on-month gains in new home prices last month, down […]

Indian man found dead in Bahrain

Indian man found dead in Bahrain

Manama, April 6 (IANS) An Indian man was found dead in an under-construction building in Bahrain’s capital Manama. Police found the body of Jam Rajeesh, 40, hanging at the site Saturday in Adliya after local residents complained of a foul smell, the Gulf-Daily News reported Sunday. Police suspect that Rajeesh allegedly committed suicide last week. Investigation […]

Philippine government signs peace pact with Muslim rebels

Philippine government signs peace pact with Muslim rebels

Bangkok, March 28 (IANS/EFE) The Philippine government and the country’s largest Muslim guerrilla group signed an accord Thursday that aims to end decades of armed conflict. President Benigno Aquino and the leader of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Al Haj Ebrahim Murad, put their signatures to the document in a ceremony at Manila’s Malacañang palace. The […]

Crimea’s war dolphins now in hands of Russian navy

Crimea’s war dolphins now in hands of Russian navy

Moscow, March 28 (IANS/EFE) The dolphins and sea lions trained by the Ukrainian navy in Crimea for military operations are now in the hands of the Russian navy following the peninsula’s absorption by Russia. The Ukrainian navy resumed the programme, which was scrapped just before the collapse of the Soviet Union, in 2012 at one of […]

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