SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015


  • long breath ban

    Long breath-holding banned

    New York City is putting up warning signs at all public pools prohibiting prolonged breath holding as a part of a movement to raise awareness of the peril.

  • Usain Bolt

    Bolt wins 200m on European return

    Usain Bolt wins his first race of the year in Europe, but fails to break 20 seconds in the 200m at the Golden Spike meet.

  • Google aims to patent child toy that pays attention

    Google has filed a patent for toys that pay attention to who is in a room and can interact with other media devices.

  • Gap between rich and poor growing

    The gap between the rich and the poor keeps widening, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) says.

  • What’s on Laden’s bookshelf revealed

    Laden was fixated on attacking US targets and pressured al Qaeda groups to heal local rivalries and focus on that cause,according to documents the US says were seized in his hideout in Pakistan.

  • Mob justice

    Afghan police jailed over mob death

    An Afghan judge sentences 11 police on Tuesday to one year in jail for failing to prevent the mob killing of Farkhunda in Kabul who was accused of burning a copy of the Quran.

  • Obama gets Twitter account

    US President Barack Obama has just launched his own Twitter feed, the White House has confirmed.

  • Texas shootout leaves 9 dead

    Police in the US state of Texas say nine people have been killed and at least 100 arrested after a shootout between rival biker gangs in Waco.

  • Iran's foreign policy ploys

    Iran has played the extremist card to the hilt and managed to run rings around the US that continues to suffer from a joint ISIS-Al Qaeda phobia...

  • Home away from home

    The concern of egotistical professionals is confined to criticism and cynicism, instead of attempting to improve the image of their country.

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