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Green economy to boost jobs but farmers hard hit: UN

May 15, 2018 07:02 AM

GENEVA, May 14: Promoting a greener economy could create 30 million jobs over the next decade, largely offsetting employment losses linked to the shift, the UN said Monday, although farming would be especially hard-hit.

Facebook to let users rank 'trust' in news sources

January 21, 2018 01:39 AM

San Francisco, Jan 21: Facebook announced Friday it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network.

More than 100 new species found in Mekong region

December 20, 2017 12:19 PM

BANGKOK, Dec 20: A Vietnamese ‘crocodile lizard’ and a Thai turtle found on sale in a local market are among more than 100 new species discovered in the ecologically diverse but threatened Mekong region last year, researchers said Tuesday.

Britain sees 'record high' Japanese investment since Brexit

July 23, 2017 01:02 AM

LONDON, July 22: Japanese investment in the UK has hit a "record high" since last year's shock Brexit vote, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Friday, during a visit to Tokyo.

Everest permit-dodger released on $10 bail

May 23, 2017 08:38 AM

KATHMANDU, May 23 A South African who was detained in Nepal for trying to climb Mount Everest without a permit was released on bail Monday after paying a $10 bond.

Indian woman tops Everest twice in week

May 22, 2017 07:44 AM

KATHMANDU, May 21: An Indian climber Sunday reached the summit of Mount Everest for the second time in less than a week, her expedition team said, setting a women’s record for a double ascent of the world’s highest mountain in a single season.

Chelsea ease past Bournemouth to re-establish title lead

April 9, 2017 11:21 AM

Marcos Alonso netted a picture-perfect free-kick as Chelsea triumphed 3-1 at Bournemouth on Saturday (April 8) to restore their seven-point advantage at the top of the Premier League.

30 dead as intense fighting breaks out in Myanmar-China border town

March 6, 2017 20:44 PM

YANGON, March 6: At least 30 people were killed Monday in a day of intense fighting in a town on Myanmar's border with China, authorities said, after rebels dressed in police uniforms launched a surprise raid.

US-led strikes claim 21 civilian lives

March 5, 2017 13:25 PM

Twenty-one civilians were killed in US-led coalition air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria in recent months, officials acknowledged today. The deaths bring to at least 220 the number of civilians unintentionally killed since operations to defeat IS began in late summer 2014, though critics say the real number is a lot higher.

Anjali Lama, First Nepali transgender model to walk at Lakme Fashion Week

January 30, 2017 10:41 AM

A Nepali who will become the first transgender model to walk the runway at an Indian fashion show hopes to inspire other victims of gender identity discrimination across conservative South Asia.

Daughter of S.Korea's 'Rasputin' arrested in Denmark

January 2, 2017 12:07 PM

The daughter of Choi Soon-Sil, the woman at the center of a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's President, has been arrested in Denmark after months in hiding, Seoul prosecutors said Monday.

Pranksters change iconic Hollywood sign to 'Hollyweed'

January 2, 2017 08:10 AM

WASHINGTON, Jan 2: The famed Hollywood sign high in the hills over Los Angeles got a little higher on Sunday, when someone altered two of its letters to make it read "Hollyweed."

Trump to meet US spy chiefs to get Russian hacking ‘facts’

December 30, 2016 14:01 PM

US President-elect Donald Trump has responded to a slew of US election related sanctions against Russia with a call for the country to “move on” and a conciliatory pledge to meet US spy chiefs he has harshly criticized.

In 'world first', man born without hand gets one

December 23, 2016 08:45 AM

Warsaw, Dec 23: Surgeons in Poland said Thursday they had successfully attached a hand from a deceased donor to a man born without one, in what they claimed was a world first.

Gladbach breaks winless streak, Leverkusen beats Schalke

December 13, 2016 08:36 AM

BERLIN, Dec 12: Borussia Moenchengladbach claimed their first Bundesliga win for 11 weeks on Sunday to relieve the pressure on coach Andre Schubert with a controversial 1-0 victory over 10-man Mainz.

Three-star Iborra sends Sevilla to third spot

December 13, 2016 08:32 AM

MADRID, Dec 13: Sevilla strengthened their grip on third in La Liga thanks to captain Vicente Iborra’s hat-trick in a 3-0 win at Celta Vigo on Sunday.

India demolishes England to clinch Test series

December 13, 2016 08:25 AM

MUMBAI, Dec 12: Ravichandran Ashwin tore through England’s lower order in just half-an-hour on Monday as India won the fourth Test by an innings and 36 runs, clinching the series 3-0 with a game to spare.

Higuain breaks Torino hearts

December 13, 2016 08:20 AM

TURIN, Dec 12: Gonzalo Higuain hit his 19th Serie A brace as Juventus beat Torino 3-1on Sunday.

Ronaldo eyes 10 more years after 'dream' season

November 8, 2016 10:33 AM

MADRID, Nov 7: Cristiano Ronaldo signalled his intention to keep playing for 10 more years after rounding off a "dream year" by signing a bumper new five-year contract with Real Madrid on Monday.

India police arrest woman topper for cheating in exams

June 28, 2016 18:40 PM

NEW DELHI, June 28: Police have arrested a schoolgirl in northeast India for allegedly cheating during pressure-packed exams that saw her come top in the state in a growing scandal, a senior officer said Sunday.