Doctor 'used silicone fingers' to sign in for colleagues
A Brazilian doctor faces charges of fraud after being caught on camera using silicone fingers to sign in for work for absent colleagues, police say. Thaune Nunes Ferreira, 29, was arrested on Sunday for using prosthetic fingers to fool the biometric employee attendance device used at the hospital where she works near Sao ...
Seabed gas extraction first of its kind: METI
In a reported world first, Japan on Tuesday extracted natural gas from methane hydrate, considered a next-generation energy source, in the Pacific seabed off Aichi Prefecture, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said ...
Study: Mummies Have Atherosclerosis, Too
We're quick to blame modern diets -- and heavy drinking, and smoking, and lack of exercise -- for atherosclerosis, the hardening of the arteries that can cause heart attack and stroke. And there's no reason not to, because it's caused by a buildup of fat and cholesterol in the walls of our arteries. We're also quick to think of the ...
Cairo presents Azerbaijani culture
The Azerbaijani culture was represented in the international charity festival International Day 2013 here. The festival organized by the American College in Cairo was attended by representatives from over 25 countries including Egypt, Turkey, Russia, USA, UK, Italy, countries of Central Europe and Latin America ...
President of Romanian Chamber of Deputies to visit Azerbaijan
President of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies Valeriu Zgonea will today embark on official visit to Azerbaijan to discuss prospects for interparliamentary relations, as well as development of bilateral ties between the two countries in various fields ...
3D Tech Boosts Surgical Precision
Moviegoers aren`t the only ones wearing 3D glasses nowadays — doctors could benefit from them, too, a new study suggests. In the past, doctors have been skeptical of using 3D technology in their work, preferring to rely on their own experience. But that may change, thanks to improved 3D glasses ...
Ganja features mugham concerts
An opening ceremony of the third international mugham festival here saw the concert program Journey into World of Seven Mughams. The festival is organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Azerbaijan`s Union of Composers ...
Director of US National Intelligence comments on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in his recent report
The standoff between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Armenian-occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region remains a potential flashpoint, says Director of the US National Intelligence James Clapper`s Worldwide Threat Assessment Statement that submitted to the Congress ...
SOCAR developing special program on increasing of oil extraction
SOCAR is developing a program on increasing of oil extraction in the country and its implementation will be started in the early April, said SOCAR`s President Rovnag Abdullayev. Abdullayev stressed that as a result of this project, it would be possible to increase ...
Gabala U-15 footballers beat Ukrainian Sevastopol in friendly
Azerbaijan`s Gabala under-15 football team have defeated Ukrainian Sevastopol 2-1 in an international tournament in Tiraspol, Moldova. Gabala`s goals came from Kanan Rafiyev and Elvin Damirov ...
Carlos Slim`s America Movil Faces Breakup Pressure From Bill
Mexican lawmakers announced legislation yesterday that threatens to rein in the country`s telecommunications monopolies, raising the possibility of a Ma Bell-style breakup for Carlos Slim`s dominant America Movil (AMXL) SAB. The bill, which will be presented in Mexico`s congress, would create an agency ...
Jean Claude Juncker: Europe`s demons are only sleeping
One of Europe`s most senior politicians has issued a warning that peace was being taken for granted on the continent and that its current troubles were chillingly similar to those in the run up to WW1. Jean Claude Juncker, prime minister of Luxembourg, who chaired a group of Euro-zone ...
Final event on Win Phone -2 contest held
A final event on Win Phone 2 contest has today been held in Baku. The contest was organized by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies with the main sponsorship of Bakcell, Microsoft Azerbaijan, Nokia and Mobitel. The event held under Hackathon project aims to contribute development of young software ...
OSCE Secretary General to visit Azerbaijan
OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan on Friday. During the trip, Lamberto Zannier will have a number of meetings with Azerbaijani officials to discuss relations between the organization and the country ...
Transport and telecommunication sector tariffs increase in Azerbaijan
In February 2013 tariffs of cargo transportation in the transport sector increased by 1.0% and conveyance of passengers decreased by 1.2%. According to the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan, average tariff ...
Bee venom kills HIV: Nanoparticles carrying toxin shown to destroy Human Immunodeficiency Virus
A new study has shown that bee venom can kill the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have demonstrated ...
Concert held as part of international mugham festival
The mugham concert featuring Beautiful Girls ensemble from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, musical ensemble Iragi Magama from Iraq as well as Azerbaijani mugham singers with the From Master to Pupil program took place as ...
Concert as part of international mugham festival held in Shirvan
A concert titled From Master to Pupil took place here as part of the third International Mugham Festival. The concert was given by teachers and students of the town children`s musical school ...
President Ilham Aliyev gives interview to Montenegrin newspaper "Pobjeda"
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has given an interview to Montenegrin newspaper "Pobjeda" ...
Trades at BICEX
The weighted average exchange prices made up 0.7837 AZN for 1 US dollar in the Baku Interbank Currency Exchange (BICEX) on March 12. The average-weighted dollar exchange rate was 0.7837 AZN at the morning session on US ...
Gabala hosts opening of events as part of International Mugham Festival
An opening ceremony of events to be held as part of the “World of Mugham” International Mugham Festival has today been held in Gabala. The event was attended by culture and public figures. Addressing the ceremony, official at the Culture and Tourism Ministry Natig Mustafayev and ...
FAA Approves Boeing Plan to Fix 787`s Batteries
Boeing made progress toward solving the battery problems that have forced its marquee 787 Dreamliner fleet to be grounded across the globe. On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the company`s testing and certification plan that will include new design of its lithium ion battery system, enhanced ...
SOCAR signs contract for carbamide plant construction in Azerbaijan
The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) has signed a contract with the Korean Samsung Engineering Co Ltd in Baku on Wednesday for designing, procurement and construction of a carbamide plant in Sumgait. The contract was signed by President of SOCAR Rovnag Abdullayev and President and Chief Executive Officer of Samsung Engineering Co Ltd, Ki-Seok Park ...
Extraordinary Session of UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport kicks off in Baku
The Extraordinary Session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS) has today started in Baku. Member states of the CIGEPS and their Permanent Delegations to UNESCO will be updated on ...
International Mugham Festival in Azerbaijan features concert of Tunisian singer
Tunisian composer, singer, ud player and public figure Lotfi Bouchnak has given a concert as part of the “World of Mugham” 3rd International Mugham Festival in Baku ...