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Once hailed by Nehru for its beauty, ‘India’s Switzerland’ lacks access to power, water, healthcare

July 7, 2018 10:14 AM

In days when even a 12-year-old in an Indian city would be carrying a smartphone and riding to school on a moped, in Baijnath village in UP’s Sonbhadra district, even pregnant women have to be carried to the nearest hospital on cots.

FIFA invites Thai youth soccer team trapped in Thai cave to World Cup finals

July 7, 2018 10:01 AM

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has sent a letter to the head of the Football Association of Thailand with an official invitation to attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final Match in Moscow - if the boys are rescued in time.

Russia raises tariffs on US products

July 7, 2018 09:50 AM

MOSCOW, July 7: Russia says it is imposing additional import tariffs on some U.S. products in response to U.S. moves to slap duties on foreign steel and aluminum.

Death toll rises to 54 as Quebec heat wave ends

July 7, 2018 09:36 AM

QUEBEC, July 7: Quebec health officials say there are now at least 54 reported deaths that have been linked to a heat wave that blanketed the province over the last few days.

Pompeo seeks clarity in denuclearization talks with NKorea

July 7, 2018 08:46 AM

NORTH KOREA, July 7: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has opened a second day of talks with senior North Korean officials, with both sides saying they need clarity on the parameters of an agreement to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

One rescuer dead, teams stuck on how to bring out Thailand's trapped boys

July 7, 2018 08:38 AM

THAILAND, July 7: A Thai rescuer died during an operation to save 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped inside a flooded cave complex, the latest setback for a mission fraught with danger as rescue teams brace for more rain that could delay their work.

European Parliament slams UAE for 'destabilizing' Somalia over Qatar crisis

July 6, 2018 18:38 PM

BRUSSELS, July 6: The European Parliament has condemned the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia for cutting financial support to Somalia for its neutrality on a rift between a Saudi-led quartet and Qatar.

Ministry: Russia introduces additional taxes on some US goods amid steel tariffs

July 6, 2018 18:11 PM

MOSCOW, July 6: According to the Minister Maxim Oreshkin, Russia plans to tax $87.6 million worth of US annual imports, while the remaining taxes could be applied within three years in order to compensate for $537,6 mln, which Russian exporters lost due to the tariffs in the US.

Trade war begins: China retaliates with 25% tariffs on $34 billion worth of US imports

July 6, 2018 17:42 PM

BEIJING, July 6: Just hours after the United States introduced 25 percent trade tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods, Beijing has retaliated with mirror measures against American imports.

Trump threatens China with more than $500bn in US trade tariffs

July 6, 2018 17:38 PM

WASHINGTON, July 6: As US tariffs on Chinese imports worth $34 billion kicked in on Friday, President Donald Trump said he would consider imposing additional levies on $500 billion in Chinese goods, should Beijing retaliate.

Turkey to hit back if US introduces sanctions over S-400 deal with Russia – FM

July 6, 2018 17:30 PM

ANKARA, July 6: Ankara will fire back if the US imposes sanctions over the purchase of S-400 air defense systems from Russia, Turkey’s Foreign Minister reiterated, adding he hopes Washington is wise enough not to spoil ties with its NATO ally.

City worker caught on CCTV dragging teenager into alley to rape her, jailed for eight years

July 6, 2018 16:23 PM

LONDON, July 6: A married city worker who carried an 18-year-old woman into a dark alleyway where he raped and sexually assaulted her multiple times, has been jailed for eight years.

Neuroscientists Have Found New Brain Clues For What Really Causes Psychopathy

July 6, 2018 13:21 PM

Psychopathy typically hovers on the border somewhere between a mental disorder and a moral judgement.

Japan cult leader behind gas attack, followers are executed

July 6, 2018 13:17 PM

TOKYO, July 6: Doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara and six of his followers were executed Friday for their roles in a deadly 1995 gas attack on the Tokyo subways and other crimes, closing a chapter on one of Japan’s most shocking crimes in recent memory.

More than 200,000 furious fans sign petition for England-Colombia match to be replayed

July 6, 2018 13:06 PM

More than 200,000 supporters have signed a petition calling for England's thrilling World Cup victory over Colombia to be replayed.

Several ex-members of Japan doomsday cult including leader executed: media

July 6, 2018 09:08 AM

TOKYO, July 6: The former leader of Aum and several other members of the Japanese doomsday cult that carried out a deadly sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995 were executed on Friday, public broadcaster NHK reported.

Sleep disorder linked with changes to brain structure typical of dementia

July 5, 2018 12:15 PM

July 5: Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with changes to the structure of the brain that are also seen in the early stages of dementia, according to a study published in theEuropean Respiratory Journal [1].

Saudis trash UN report on child casualties in Yemen before its release

July 5, 2018 11:41 AM

RIYADH, July, 5: In the lead-up to the release of a UN report focusing on mass child casualties in the Yemen conflict, the Saudi-led coalition that has largely been blamed for those deaths is already contesting the results of the report, some of which were leaked to the press late last month.

Saudi Arabia's religious diplomacy targets Jerusalem

July 5, 2018 11:41 AM

MINNESOTA, July 5: A United Arab Emirates-backed Saudi effort to wrest control from Jordan of Islam’s holy places in Jerusalem signals a sharper, more overt edge to Saudi religious diplomacy and the kingdom’s quest for regional hegemony that risks deepening divides in the Muslim world.

How migraines could be prevented by flipping electrical signals in the brain

July 5, 2018 11:27 AM

July 5: For some migraine sufferers, the pain is preceded by visual artefacts called aura, which can include seeing wavy lines, flashes of light or blind spots. These are triggered by a wave of electrical activity in the brain, and now researchers at Penn State University have found a way to counter and slow the spread of those signals, which could be the first step towards preventing or lessening migraines before they take hold.