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Northern Venezuela Hit by a Magnitude 7.3 Quake

Northern Venezuela Hit by a Magnitude 7.3 Quake

Aug. 21, 2018 7:23 p.m. ET CARACAS, Venezuela—A strong earthquake hit the northeastern coast of Venezuela, sending shock waves and spooking residents from the nation’s capital to Bogotá, Colombia, 900 miles away and nearby Caribbean islands. The U.S. Geological Survey estimated the temblor at a magnitude of 7.3, at a depth of 76 miles near […]

Dr M: China agrees to nix ECRL and more

Dr M: China agrees to nix ECRL and more

BEIJING, Aug 21 — The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) and other projects the previous government awarded to Chinese firms are cancelled as China’s President Xi Jinping has agreed with Malaysia’s stand, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. The negotiation of compensation and other issues will be handled by government officials and the Chinese companies […]

UK woman rescued 10 hours after falling from cruise ship in Adriatic

UK woman rescued 10 hours after falling from cruise ship in Adriatic

A British woman has been rescued after spending 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night having fallen from a cruise ship, according to Croatia’s coastguard. The woman was taken to hospital in Pula, Croatia, and is understood to be out of danger. She fell from the Norwegian Star cruise ship about 60 miles (97km) […]

Possible world's 'oldest cheese' found in Egyptian tomb. Should we eat it?

Possible world's 'oldest cheese' found in Egyptian tomb. Should we eat it?

Photo: UNIVERSITY OF CATANIA AND CAIRO UNIVERSITY, NYT In a combination of photos provided by University of Catania and Cairo University, a “solidified whitish mass,” believed to be the oldest cheese ever discovered, was found in an Egyptian tomb.  In a combination of photos provided by University of Catania and Cairo University, a “solidified whitish […]

Imran Khan being sworn in as Pakistan prime minister

Imran Khan being sworn in as Pakistan prime minister

Image copyright EPA Image caption Imran Khan has vowed to hold “corrupt” politicians to account Former cricketer Imran Khan is being sworn-in as the new prime minister of Pakistan, more than two decades after he entered politics. He was elected prime minister in a vote at the country’s National Assembly on Friday. His PTI party […]

Netanyahu receives visit from police over corruption allegations

Netanyahu receives visit from police over corruption allegations

Israeli police were questioning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu again Friday as part of an investigation into corruption allegations.  Two police vehicles arrived at Netanyahu’s residence as protesters at the entrance waved a large banner reading “crime minister” and chanted slogans calling for justice. Netanyahu was to be questioned over a corruption case involving Israel’s telecom giant, […]

Egyptian mummy reveals incredible embalming 'recipe'

Egyptian mummy reveals incredible embalming 'recipe'

A mummy buried in Southern Egypt more than 5,000 years ago has revealed its grisly secrets, shedding new light on prehistoric embalming practices. Researchers from the Universities of York, Oxford and Warwick in the U.K., Macquarie University in Australia, and the universities of Trento and Turin in Italy studied the mummy, which has been housed […]

As a trade war heats up between Erdogan and Trump, soaring prices rattle Turkey

As a trade war heats up between Erdogan and Trump, soaring prices rattle Turkey

by Kareem Fahim August 15 at 7:19 PM Email the author ISTANBUL —  The bite from Turkey’s troubled economy is sharpest at society’s edges, where Ahmed Khlef — a Syrian, a refugee and a day laborer — had watched inflation eat away at the $150 he put away every month to send to relatives back […]

Modi Says India Will Send Manned Flight Into Space by 2022

Modi Says India Will Send Manned Flight Into Space by 2022

Modi Says India Will Send Manned Flight Into Space by 2022  U.S. News & World Report India to launch first manned space mission by 2022  Reuters Independence Day 2018 Updates: Narendra Modi says he is impatient to take India to new heights, ensure quality life …  Firstpost Words of freedom  The Hindu Fact-checking Modi’s Independence Day speeches of the […]

Pakistan celebrates 71st Independence Day

Pakistan celebrates 71st Independence Day

LONDON: London’s Metropolitan Police say that they are treating the crash outside of Parliament, during the UK capital’s busy rush hour period, as a terrorist incident.Authorities said in a statement Tuesday that a man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences. British counter-terrorism police will lead the investigation into Tuesday’s car crash outside […]