UN HOLDS HIGH LEVEL MEETING ON PAKISTAN, FEW NEW CONTRIBUTIONS
A high-level meeting on Pakistan`s flood crisis held at the United Nations yielded only a few new contributions to a $2 billion ...
CHINA PREPARES FOR TYPHOON FANAPI
China has stepped up emergency measures as typhoon Fanapi approaches its southeastern coast ...
SWEDISH FAR RIGHT WINS FIRST SEATS IN PARLIAMENT
A far-right party in Sweden has won seats in parliament for the first time, denying the governing centre-right coalition an overall majority ...
SPRAY-ON CLOTHING DEVELOPED BY DESIGNER AND SCIENTISTS
A Spanish fashion designer has come up with the concept of "spray-on clothing", thanks to some help from chemical engineers at Imperial College London ...
CELL PHONE SERVICE ABOARD SAUDIA FLIGHTS
Passengers traveling on Saudi Arabian Airlines Airbus 330 flights can now use cell phone and Internet, a press statement said Saturday. “This comes as part of the ...
WOMAN OPENS FIRE IN GERMAN TOWN, FOUR KILLED
Four people died and a policeman was seriously wounded in a town in southwestern Germany on Sunday, after an explosion in an apartment building and a shooting in the neighboring ...
EBU OFFICIALLY STARTS SEARCH FOR NEW SONG CONTEST MANAGER
The European Broadcasting Union started the search for a new Eurovision Song Contest project management leader. The successor ...
NEW YORK BATTERED BY TWIN TORNADOES
US weather experts say a freak storm with two tornadoes was to blame for a trail of destruction across New York City that left one person dead, according to BBC News ...
OBAMA ASKS ELIZABETH WARREN TO SET UP CONSUMER AGENCY
President Barack Obama has confirmed Elizabeth Warren as a special adviser to set up a US consumer agency. ...
OIC SECRETARY GENERAL MEETS WITH UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
On the final day of his visit to Geneva the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Prof. Ekmeledin Ihsangoglu, met Ms. Navenathem Pillay the UN High Commissioner for Human ...
TURKISH AIRLINES PLANE TO BEIJING MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING IN KAZAKHSTAN
A Turkish Airlines (THY) plane en route from Istanbul to Beijing made an emergency landing at Astana Airport in Kazakhstan on Saturday. The Airbus A-330 plane named ...
CHECHEN SEPARATIST LEADER FREED IN POLAND
A Chechen separatist leader was released from custody Friday evening, several hours after he was detained, state media reported. A judge in Warsaw, Poland, denied a prosecutor`s request to arrest ...
PILLAGED ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ARTEFACTS DISCOVERED IN SPAIN
Pieces of an ancient Egyptian necropolis which were pillaged from Egypt in 1999 have been discovered in an antiques shop in Spain, BBC reports ...
JUPITER MAKING CLOSEST APPROACH IN NEARLY 50 YEARS
Better catch Jupiter next week in the night sky. It won`t be that big or bright again until 2022. Jupiter will pass 368 million miles from Earth ...
UN CALLS FOR 1.6 BILLION U.S. DOLLARS OF AID FOR PAKISTAN
Another extra 1.6 billion U.S. dollars is required to fund a new humanitarian appeal that was launched here on Friday to help ...
LG ELECTRONICS REPLACES CHIEF EXECUTIVE
LG Electronics, the world`s third-biggest mobile phone maker, has replaced its chief executive after record losses at its handset business ...
EU AGREES TRADE CONCESSIONS TO FLOOD-HIT PAKISTAN
The European Union has agreed to make trade concessions to Pakistan to help it overcome the impact of flooding, diplomats say ...
EUROPE PLANS LARGE LUNAR LANDER
Europe is pressing ahead with plans to send a sophisticated, unmanned spacecraft to the surface of the Moon ...
UN: EFFORTS TO SAVE OZONE LAYER A SUCCESS
A new report released on Thursday says international efforts to protect the ozone layer are a success and have stopped additional ozone losses ...