Crime in Ramzan lower than last year CPLC

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: The crime graph usually spikes during Ramzan with the frequency of various crimes in the metropolis spiking during the holy month. This year according to the Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) indicate a major decrease in the year-on-year crime graph. According to the CPLC’s analysis of crimes registered with the CPLC or those where authenticated information was received, a decrease was witnessed.... 

More than 140 bodies pulled from Gaza rubble in truce medics

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment

GAZA CITY: The bodies of at least 147 Palestinians were recovered from the rubble across the Gaza Strip in the first half of a 12-hour humanitarian truce on Saturday, medics said. Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said the bodies had been brought to hospitals in north, central and southern Gaza, as well as Gaza City. The toll was expected to rise further. The grim discoveries raised the toll in Gaza on the... 

More than 130 bodies pulled from Gaza rubble in truce

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment

GAZA CITY: The bodies of more than 132 Palestinians were recovered from the rubble across the Gaza Strip in the first half of a 12-hour humanitarian truce on Saturday, medics said. Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said the bodies had been brought to hospitals in north, central and southern Gaza, as well as Gaza City, but that the toll was expected to rise further. The grim discoveries raised the toll in Gaza... 

More than 40 dead in Taiwan plane crash officials

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 | Leave a Comment

TAIPEI: More than 40 people were killed in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday, officials said. Authorities said the plane, carrying 58 people including four crew, crashed near the airport on the outlying Penghu island. “Fifty-one people are feared dead and seven people injured,” Taiwan´s Civil Aeronautics Administration Shen Chi told reporters, but the local fire chief put the death toll at 45. View... 

HIV epidemic ‘smaller’ than UN estimates report

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 | Leave a Comment

PARIS: Anti-AIDS drugs have helped save 19 million years of human life since 1996, said an analysis Tuesday which also slashed UN estimates for HIV deaths and disease by a quarter. “The HIV epidemic is smaller than estimated by UNAIDS”, wrote the team which had reviewed data contained in the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. “The overall amount of ill-health and premature death resulting from HIV... 

More than 100000 Palestinians displaced in Gaza UN

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 | Leave a Comment

GAZA CITY: The UN agency for Palestinian refugees said Monday the number of people seeking refuge with it in Gaza has soared to more than 100,000, two weeks into an Israeli offensive on the coastal enclave. “This is a watershed moment for UNRWA, now that the number of people seeking refuge with us is more than double the figure we saw in the 2009 Gaza conflict,” the agency´s spokesman Christopher Gunness... 

Child TB problem far greater than thought study

Posted by on Jul 08, 2014 | Leave a Comment

PARIS: Twenty-five percent more children are falling ill with TB than the UN had thought, with more than 650,000 hit by the disease each year in the 22 worst affected countries, specialists said Wednesday. Reporting in The Lancet, they said that about 53 million children under 15 are living with latent TB infection, a condition that can develop into active TB at any time. A contagious disease of the lungs, TB is caused... 

Israel Gaza campaign kills 27 wounds more than 100

Posted by on Jul 08, 2014 | Leave a Comment

GAZA CITY: An Israeli operation killed 27 people on Tuesday and wounded more than 100 in Gaza, emergency services said, in the deadliest day of violence in the coastal strip since 2012. Air strikes on Gaza killed 23 people, including an eight-year-old child and two teenagers, and Israeli forces killed four Hamas militants who staged a beachfront assault on an army base just north of the besieged Strip. In the worst strike,... 

Iran needs 19 times more centrifuges than US wants Khamenei

Posted by on Jul 08, 2014 | Leave a Comment

TEHRAN: Iran will need 19 times more nuclear centrifuges than Washington is seeking to restrict it to in a long-term deal with major powers, its supreme leader said on Tuesday. “Their aim is that we accept a capacity of 10,000 separative work units, which is equivalent to 10,000 centrifuges of the older type that we already have,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on his website, referring to the machines used in... 

Military chopper crash kills more than 10 in Hanoi

Posted by on Jul 07, 2014 | Leave a Comment

HANOI: A military helicopter crashed into a residential area on the fringes of Vietnam´s capital Hanoi on Monday, killing more than 10 people, a witness and government officials said. The helicopter came down during exercises early in the morning near a housing area about 30 kilometres (19 miles) west of the city centre and local officials were investigating the incident and assessing the damage. Kieu Van Kinh, an... 
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