Saturday, 17 March 2018


Kenya’s Neurosurgeon performs brain surgery on wrong patient

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megaflopp/iStock/Getty Images NAIROBI: A neurosurgeon at Kenya’s largest hospital has been suspended after performing brain surgery on the wrong patient, the hospital said in a statement. The scandal, which prompted an outpouring of horror on social media, is the latest drama to hit the Kenyatta National Hospital in recent weeks, ...

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Paris Metro Fines Pregnant Woman for Walking Wrong Way

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PARIS: A pregnant passenger on the Paris metro has been hit with a 60-Euro fine for walking the wrong way, sparking outrage on social media. The woman, who wanted to save some time on her journey, was given the ticket last Tuesday by inspectors at Concorde station near the Louvre ...

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Germany registered 950 attacks on Muslims in 2017


© Wolfgang Rattay / Reuters BERLIN: German authorities registered at least 950 attacks on Muslims and Muslim institutions such as mosques in 2017, the Neue Osnabrueckner Zeitung reported in Saturday editions, citing data provided to lawmakers by the Interior Ministry. The ministry said 33 people were injured in the attacks, ...

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Brexit: UK, EU will not get ‘exactly what we want, PM May says

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Prime Minister Theresa May.  REUTERS/Joe Giddens/Pool LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that both London and Brussels will have to make concessions in Brexit negotiations, adding that she remained “confident” of a deal with the EU. “We both need to face the fact that this is a ...

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Two killed in shooting at Central Michigan University


MOUNT PLEASANT: Two people have been shot dead on the campus of Central Michigan University in the US state of Michigan – and police say the suspect is still at large. “There has been a report of shots fired at Campbell Hall on campus. Suspect is still at large, police ...

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Azerbaijan drug rehab centre fire, 24 dead

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BAKU: Twenty four people died as a result of a fire which tore through a drug rehabilitation clinic in the Azerbaijani capital Baku early Friday, officials said. “At 06:10 am a fire happened at the Republican Narcological Centre in Baku,” the General Prosecutor’s Office, the health, interior and emergencies ministries ...

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Indonesia aims to clean the ‘world’s dirtiest river’

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JAKARTA: The scabies on Indonesian rice farmer Yusuf Supriyadi’s limbs are a daily reminder of the costs of living next to the “world’s dirtiest river”. Supriyadi depends on the Citarum’s murky waters, a floating carpet of household rubbish, toxic chemicals and animal feces, to irrigate a small rice plot in ...

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Pakistani kid wins gold in global mathematics competition

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BANGKOK: Syed Jafar Raza, a mathematical whiz from Pakistan, won laurels at the seventh International Math Challenge held in Thailand, and scored himself a coveted gold medal. The international competition held at the Pan Asia International School, Bangkok entailed a total of 180 teams belonging to 17 countries around the world. Syed Jaffar Raza came first in a ...

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Matthew Cobden found guilty of killing boy in Ferrari crash

Matthew Cobden has been convicted of manslaughter (PA)

Matthew Cobden has been convicted of manslaughter (PA)   LONDON: A businessman has been found guilty at Winchester Crown Court of causing the death by careless driving of 13-year-old Alexander Worth in a crash involving a £1.2 million Ferrari F50. Matthew Cobden, 39, was convicted by a majority verdict of 10 ...

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White House Communications Director Hope Hicks to Leave Post

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WASHINGTON: Hope Hicks, President Trump’s communications director and one of his longest-serving advisers, said Wednesday that she planned to leave the White House in the next few weeks. Ms. Hicks, 29, a former model who joined Mr. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign without any experience in politics, became known as one ...

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