LHASA: More than 50,000 “pages” of palm-leaf manuscripts, written in Sanskrit and other ancient Indian languages, have been preserved in Tibet.
BEIJING: A ruling by China’s supreme court divesting wives of the right of co-ownership of property in the event of divorce has stirred up major controversy , as it changed the country’s time honoured marriage law almost overnight.
WASHINGTON: Researchers have identified a common cause of all forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’’s disease, paving the way for effective therapies.
WASHINGTON: A new research has suggested that disadvantaged, unhealthy mothers are much more likely to have sickly children than disadvantaged moms who are relatively healthy—and this is not only due to genetics.
VIENNA: Planned steps to boost global nuclear safety after Japan’s Fukushima disaster will not lead to any major increase in costs for reactor operators, the UN atomic energy chief, Mr Yukiya Amano says.
LONDON: British singer Jessie J has decided to help raise money for victims of debilitating leg injuries after breaking her foot earlier this year.
ISLAMABAD: The Human rights activist, Mr Ansar Burney Sunday announced that a massive anti-corruption campaign and anti-terrorism movement would be kicked-off across Pakistan after Eid.
SYDNEY: A series of earthquakes struck off the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Sunday, causing minor damage, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. Local tsunami advisories were issued but later lifted, and no tsunami was recorded.
KATHMANDU: The Nepal President, Mr Ram Baran Yadav gave the deadlocked political parties three more days to form a national unity government so as to avoid a constitutional crisis after they failed to meet a deadline set for Sunday.
JERUSALEM: Amid spiralling violence that claimed 22 lives in two days, Palestinian Gaza Strip ruler Hamas Saturday announced an end to the informal ceasefire with Israel.