LONDON: Burglars armed with metal detectors and intimate knowledge of the purity of gold have been targeting houses belonging to people with origins in the Indian sub-continent, who traditionally preserve gold jewellery in the family for generations.Read More »
WASHINGTON: Plasma zaps can decontaminate uncooked poultry, a major source of outbeaks of foodborne illness caused by harmful bugs. The bacteria responsible for most foodborne illnesses, Campylobacter and Salmonella, are found to contaminate 70 per cent of tested chicken meat, especially their upper surfaces.Read More »
LONDON: Increased exposure to sunlight may help protect children from the risk of both food allergies and eczema, a study reveals.Read More »
UNITED NATIONS: Russia and China Saturday vetoed an Arab League-backed resolution at the UNSC that called on the Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down, while India along with the US and 12 others backed the move.Read More »
WASHINGTON: Asserting that ties with India and China were not a zero-sum game, the United States has said it was strengthening its relations with both as part of its Asia pivot.Read More »
WASHINGTON: A host of bilateral and regional issues, including the Indo-US civil nuclear deal, Iranian sanctions and Pak-Afghan situation, are expected to figure prominently in the talks Foreign Secretary Mr Ranjan Mathai will have with top US officials during his visit here next week.Read More »
MOGADISHU: An unidentified drone crashed near a camp for displaced people in the outskirts of Somali capital Mogadishu, Xinhua reported.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: Days after the partial easing of their tensions over a mysterious memo, Pakistan’s government and army could be engaged in a fresh standoff over the issue of handing over control of all cantonment boards and military lands across the country to civilians.Read More »
NEW YORK: Human Rights Watch has urged India not to stand by Syria as it comes under increasing attack over violation of human rights.
The UN Security Council is considering a Moroccan draft resolution that includes demands that Syria end all rights abuses while putting down pro-democracy protests.