Ebola toll rises to more than 6900 WHO

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment

GENEVA: More than 6,900 people have now died from the Ebola virus, almost all of them in west Africa, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. As of December 14, there were 18,569 cases of infection of the deadly virus in the three worst affected countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and 6,900 deaths. This is out of a total of 18,603 cases and 6,915 deaths across eight countries affected by the outbreak. In... 

More than 400 arrested as Ferguson protests spread to other US cities

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 | Leave a Comment

FERGUSON: National Guard troops and police aimed to head off a third night of violence on Wednesday in Ferguson, Missouri, as more than 400 people have been arrested in the St. Louis suburb and around the United States in civil unrest after a white policeman was cleared in the killing of an unarmed black teenager. There have been protests in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta and other cities decrying Monday´s... 

Obesity costs more than 8bn in lost US productivity study

Posted by on Nov 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON: Obesity among workers in the United States is costing the nation $8.65 billion a year in lost productivity, according to a study released Friday. The study by Yale University researchers is the first to give state-level estimates of the cost of worker absenteeism due to obesity. Those costs ranged from $14.4 million in Wyoming to $907 million in California, it said, adding that obesity accounts for 9.3 percent... 

Ebola death toll tops 4900 out of more than 10000 cases WHO

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment

GENEVA: The death toll from the Ebola epidemic rose to 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases in eight countries through Oct. 23, the World Health Organization (WHO)said on Saturday. The three worst-hit countries of West Africa – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – account for the bulk, recording 4,912 deaths out of 10,114 cases, the WHO said in its update. The United Nations agency, sounding an ominous note, said... 

USled strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 | Leave a Comment

MURSITPINAR: US-led air strikes in Syria were reported Thursday to have killed more than 500 militants in a month, as fighting raged in the embattled border town of Kobane. An AFP correspondent across the frontier in Turkey reported fierce clashes in several parts of Kobane early Thursday, with heavy gun and mortar fire. The town´s Kurdish defenders have been holding out against an assault by the Islamic State militant... 

Would rather die than give up Karachi Bilawal

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 | Leave a Comment

LARKANA: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairma, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Wednesday said he would rather die than surrender Karachi, Sindh or Jinnah’s Pakistan. Addressing a gathering on the occasion of Diwali here, Bhutto Zardari said Karachi is like a Kohinoor in the crown of Sindh. “In Karachi liberal fascists are using Zia’s tactics against the Sindhis,” Bilawal maintained, adding, ‘People’s... 

Condition of more than 40 deteriorates after eating poisonous food

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment

HYDERABAD: The condition of more than 40 people deteriorated after consuming unhygienic meal in a wedding ceremony in Hyderabad, Geo News reported. They were shifted to hospital for treatment, where doctors were examining the cause of their illness. View full post on www.geo.tv  Read More →

More than 30 feared dead on Japan volcano police

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment

OTAKI: The first deaths were confirmed Sunday among more than 30 hikers feared killed near the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted without warning, spewing ash, rocks and steam. Rescue workers battling rocketing levels of sulphurous gas found 31 people in “cardiac arrest” near the summit of 3,067-metre (10,121-foot) Mount Ontake, which erupted around noon on Saturday, police and local officials said. The... 

More than 130000 Syrian Kurds have fled to Turkey minister

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ANKARA: More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have fled across the border into Turkey, escaping an advance by Islamic State terrorists, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday. “The number of Syrians has passed 130,000,” he told reporters in Ankara, warning that the number would likely rise. IS extremists have seized dozens of villages in the past week as they advance on the town of Ain al-Arab,... 

More than two hours delay in PIA flight irks passengers

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: More than two hours delay in Pakistan International Airline (PIA) flight, leaving Karachi for capital city Islamabad, irked the passengers on Monday night, Geo News reported. Islamabad-bound flight PK370 was to depart at 7:00PM, however, it left the airport at 9:15PM. Delay in the flight departure irked the passengers. Angry masses start accusing and shouting at former interior minister and PPP leader Senator... 


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