Tag: news observers

Wave of car bombings in Iraqi capital kill at least 33

Wave of car bombings in Iraqi capital kill at least 33

July 21, BAGHDAD — A coordinated wave of car bombings tore through commercial streets in Baghdad on Saturday night, killing more than 30 and wounding dozens as insurgents kept up a relentless offensive during the holy month of Ramadan. The blasts struck in Shiite Muslim areas of the Iraqi capital. Although there was no claim […]

July 20, 2013 | By More
Riots rock Australian refugee detention centre on Nauru

Riots rock Australian refugee detention centre on Nauru

July 20, – Australia announced on Friday that boatpeople will no longer be resettled in the country and all future unauthorised arrivals will be sent to poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea for permanent resettlement. Buildings were torched as hundreds of asylum-seekers escaped detention during riots at an Australian refugee facility on Nauru, witnesses said Saturday, following […]

July 20, 2013 | By More
Veteran Bollywood villain Pran dies

Veteran Bollywood villain Pran dies

July 13, Mumbai – Veteran Indian film actor Pran Krishan Sikand, popularly known as Pran, has died in Mumbai at the age of 93. Pran was famous for playing the part of the villain in Hindi films, in a career that stretched more than six decades. Between the 1960s and 1980s, he appeared in nearly […]

July 13, 2013 | By More
Gene therapy trial ‘cures children’

Gene therapy trial ‘cures children’

July 13, – The study, in the journal Science, showed the three patients were now going to school. A disease which robs children of the ability to walk and talk has been cured by pioneering gene therapy to correct errors in their DNA, say doctors. A second study published at the same time has shown […]

July 12, 2013 | By More
Observers: Captain of Costa Concordia cruise ship on trial in Italy

Observers: Captain of Costa Concordia cruise ship on trial in Italy

July 09, GROSSETO, Italy  — The trial of the captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner has begun in a theater converted into a courtroom in Tuscany to accommodate all the survivors and relatives of the 32 victims who want to see justice carried out in the 2012 tragedy. The trial has opened and […]

July 9, 2013 | By More
Ex-UN nuclear chief Al Baradei chosen as Egypt’s interim PM

Ex-UN nuclear chief Al Baradei chosen as Egypt’s interim PM

July 06, AP – Cairo: Liberal opposition leader Mohammad Al Baradei has been chosen as Egypt’s new prime minister. The Tamarod campaign made the announcement on Saturday after talks with the country’s interim president. A military source confirmed to AFP that the former UN nuclear watchdog chief was to be sworn in as prime minister […]

July 6, 2013 | By More
Study Finds: H7N9 Bird Flu Transmitted between humans

Study Finds: H7N9 Bird Flu Transmitted between humans

July 05, AP – Since this bird flu strain was identified in February, 132 cases, including 39 deaths, have been confirmed in China, according to the study. Most patients were elderly and at high risk of complications because of their age, and many had contact with poultry, according to previous reports. Contrary to previously published […]

July 4, 2013 | By More
Revolutionary treatment begins: Stem-cell therapy wipes out HIV in two patients

Revolutionary treatment begins: Stem-cell therapy wipes out HIV in two patients

July 04, AP – London: Two men with HIV have been off AIDS drugs for several months after receiving stem-cell transplants for cancer that appear to have cleared the virus from their bodies, researchers reported today. Both patients, who were treated in Boston and had been on long-term drug therapy to control their HIV, received stem-cell […]

July 4, 2013 | By More
Drug overdoses among U.S. women rises: CDC

Drug overdoses among U.S. women rises: CDC

July 03, AP – Long thought of as primarily a male problem, drug addiction is increasingly affecting women, and the new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 42 women in the United States die each day from prescription drug overdoses. The rate of fatal overdoses of prescription painkillers and other […]

July 2, 2013 | By More
Australia first Muslim minister racially abused for taking oath on Quran

Australia first Muslim minister racially abused for taking oath on Quran

July 03, Melbourne, AP –  43-year-old Husic was appointed as parliamentary secretary to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and parliamentary secretary for broadband on Monday. Hours after Ed Husic became Australia’s first ever Muslim minister, he was flooded with online racial abuse for taking the oath of office on the Quran. Husic, son of Bosnian migrants, […]

July 2, 2013 | By More