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Anger mounts over Italy bridge collapse
GENOA: Rescuers used diggers to claw through mountains of rubble, calling out in the hope of finding survivors as a desperate search for victims of the viaduct collapse entered its fourth day on Friday with up to 20 people still missing. Italy’s government has intensified its attacks on the operator of the decades-old Morandi bridge, which buckled without warning on Tuesday, sending cars, trucks and huge chunks of concrete
Merkel expects tough talks with Putin
BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she expected tough talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday on issues from the Syria and Ukraine conflicts to energy co-operation. But she stressed it was crucial to maintain a “permanent dialogue” with Moscow, especially ahead of a possible summit on the Syria conflict that could also include the leaders of Turkey and France. Merkel will host Putin from 1600 GMT at the
Australia teen breaches Apple’s secure network
Sydney: A schoolboy who “dreamed” of working for Apple hacked the firm’s computer systems, Australian media has reported, although the tech giant said on Friday no customer data was compromised. The Children’s Court of Victoria was told the teenager broke into Apple’s mainframe — a large, powerful data processing system — from his home in the suburbs of Melbourne and downloaded 90GB of secure files, The Age reported late on
Fake bomb scare forces jet to make emergency landing
ATHENS: A bomb scare that forced a German passenger jet carrying 250 people to make an emergency landing on the Greek island of Crete was false, local police said on Friday. The plane took off from the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada on Thursday and was en route to the German city of Duesseldorf when the pilot requested an emergency landing over reports there were explosives on board. However, a security team including bomb
Romanian PM denounces protests, defends police
Bucharest: Romania’s Prime Minister Viorica Dancila has written a letter to the EU describing last week’s protests in Bucharest as an attempt to overthrow the government and defending the handling of the demonstrations by the police, Romanian media reported on Friday. “I consider that these attempts to overthrow a legitimate government with violence could represent a dangerous precedent for democratic states,” Dancila was
WHO expects more Ebola cases in DR Congo
GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday that at least 1,500 people had been potentially exposed to the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu region, where insecurity prevents aid workers from reaching some areas. But it expected more people to become infected and could not be sure that it had identified all chains by which the virus is spreading in the eastern part of the country
Meat-heavy low-carb diets can ‘shorten lifespan’
PARIS: Middle-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with meat-heavy low-carb diets, researchers reported on Friday. The findings, published in The Lancet medical journal, challenge a trend in Europe and North America towards so-called Paleo diets that shun carbohydrates in favour of animal protein and fat. Proponents of these “Stone Age” diets
‘Mosques of the World’ exhibition launches
DUBAI: Dubai Culture launched on Saturday a photo exhibition about the..
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'Tearful' Musk aims for $25,000 Tesla car for the masses
SAN FRANCISCO: After giving a "tearful" interview to The New York Time..
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Saudi Air Force intercepts Houthi ballistic missile
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Royal Air Defence Forces intercepted a ballisti..
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Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan prime minister
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan was sworn in at a ..
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Apple to ditch 'Time Travel' feature with watchOS 5
SAN FRANCISCO: Apple is saying goodbye to "Time Travel" -- one of Appl..
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Woman gives birth after helicopter rescue from India floods
KERALA: A heavily pregnant woman stranded by floods in the Indian stat..
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Kerala flood victims can share location with Google Maps plus codes
NEW DELHI: Even when they are offline, Kerala flood victims can use th..
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Suqia provides clean water to millions globally
DUBAI: UAE Water Aid, Suqia, continues to support the UAE's humanitari..
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PM announces Rs 500 crore assistance to flood-hit Kerala
KOCHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced Rs 500 crore..
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Mexico navy says finds 50 tons of meth in mountain lab
MEXICO CITY: Mexican marines on Friday said they had discovered an und..
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