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Half a million cancer cases in US linked to obesity

Some half a million cases of cancer a year are due to people being overweight or obese, and the problem is particularly acute in North America, the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency said...

November 27, 2014, Thursday


Thai ‘hate’ video is all rage

It’s been a bad year for tourism in Thailand, and at first glance it looked like a new YouTube video was adding to the misery....

November 27, 2014, Thursday

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The strange tale of pardoned White House turkeys

The strange tale of pardoned White House turkeys

IT is an odd tradition, to be sure. Every year, on the eve of Thanksgiving, the president of the United States "pardons" a turkey at the White House. For the sixth time, Barack Obama did the job on Wednesday, ...

November 27, 2014, Thursday


Centenarian bikes to record

Centenarian bikes to record

French cyclist Robert Marchand (left), raises a glass of champagne to celebrate his 103rd birthday as he poses near a sign along the Robert Marchand pass, in the Ardeche mountains, near Saint-Felicien yesterday. Marchand, born November 26, 1911, set a record cycling 26.98 kms in one hour, in the Masters + 100 category established by the International Cycling Union (UCI) in January, and continues his passion for cycling as his health permits. ...

November 27, 2014, Thursday


Now here’s an idea for airlines to cut costs ...

Siberian air passengers had to get out and push their plane in temperatures of minus 52 degrees Celsius after its chassis froze, Russian prosecutors said yesterday....

November 27, 2014, Thursday


People dress as Santa's Elves gather to break Guinness World Records

People dress as Santa's Elves gather to break Guinness World Records

Thai people dressed as Santa's Elves gather to break the Guinness World Records in Bangkok, Thailand, November 25, 2014. A total of 1,762 Thai people dressed as Santa's Elves gathered in an attempt to break current Guinness World Records made by 1,100 "Santa's Elves" in England. --Xinhua ...

November 26, 2014, Wednesday


US nationwide protests continue after Ferguson decision

THOUSANDS of people in Washington, New York, Boston and a dozen of other cities across the United States on Tuesday continued protests against Monday's decision by a Missouri local grand jury not to indict ...

November 26, 2014, Wednesday


17 die in Cairo building collapse

17 die in Cairo building collapse

Egyptian rescue workers and residents search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building yesterday in Cairo’s northern district of Matariya. The building, where two floors had been added illegally, collapsed overnight, killing at least 17 people and burying seven more in the rubble, emergency services and officials. ...

November 26, 2014, Wednesday


Fury on streets following grand jury decision

Fury on streets following grand jury decision

Enraged protesters set fire to buildings and cars and looted businesses in Ferguson after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black 18-year-old — one of America’s most racially charged cases in recent years....

November 26, 2014, Wednesday


‘Happiness Flag’ joins World Cup

June 14, 2014, Saturday



 

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