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Temperatures shoot beyond 50 degrees Celsius in UAE

Temperatures shoot beyond 50 degrees Celsius in UAE

July 09, Dubai: The temperature shot up to beyond 50 degrees Celsius on Tuesday in some parts of the country, forcing people to take refuge in air-conditioned environments after midday. The sizzling temperatures are expected to continue with hot, hazy and humid conditions, particularly in coastal areas, on Wednesday — the first day of Ramadan. […]

July 9, 2013 | By More
Human rights: Deadly blast rocks Hezbollah stronghold in southern Beirut

Human rights: Deadly blast rocks Hezbollah stronghold in southern Beirut

July 09, BEIRUT  — The powerful blast in a bustling commercial and residential neighborhood came as many Lebanese Shiites began observing the holy month of Ramadan, and is the worst explosion to hit the area in years — likely direct fallout of the civil war raging in neighboring Syria. A car bomb rocked a stronghold […]

July 9, 2013 | By More
Syrian central prison shelled, part of Aleppo battle

Syrian central prison shelled, part of Aleppo battle

July 07, BEIRUT — The explosions killed six prisoners, said the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which communicates with a network of activists on the ground. The explosives hit on Friday night, the Observatory said. It was not clear who fired the shells. Shells smashed into a central prison in the embattled Syrian city […]

July 7, 2013 | By More
SKorean passenger jet crash at San Francisco, two killed, one missing

SKorean passenger jet crash at San Francisco, two killed, one missing

July 07, – An Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul has crash landed at San Francisco International Airport. Local officials say many of the 307 occupants escaped, some injured. Two people were killed and one remains missing. San Francisco International Airport management said two people were killed on Saturday when an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200 crash […]

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Asiana jet Boeing-777 crash lands at San Francisco airport

Asiana jet Boeing-777 crash lands at San Francisco airport

July 07, AP – An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft crashed as it tried to land at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, with its tail breaking off and smoke billowing out before the cabin eventually burned out. There was no immediate confirmation of fatalities among about 300 people on the plane — Flight 214 […]

July 6, 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
Dubai transit passenger smuggled 1.2kg cocaine in her bra

Dubai transit passenger smuggled 1.2kg cocaine in her bra

July 04, AP – Dubai: The 30-year-old Thai woman, P.J., was said to have possessed three pouches of cocaine which she intended to transport through Dubai. A female passenger has been accused of smuggling and transporting in transit 1.2 kilograms of cocaine which she was found hiding in her bra at the Dubai International Airport. Drugs […]

July 4, 2013 | By More
Chief Justice Adly Mansour replaces Morsi, sworn in as Egypt’s interim president

Chief Justice Adly Mansour replaces Morsi, sworn in as Egypt’s interim president

July 04, AP – The head of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court has been sworn in as the interim president after the army ousted President Mohammed Morsi Wednesday night. The military also suspended the Islamist-drafted constitution. Adly Mansour, the head of the country’s Supreme Constitutional Court, has been sworn in Thursday as Egypt’s temporary head of […]

July 4, 2013 | By More
Tahrir square erupts in cheers, Millions celebrate Morsi’s ouster: Human rights news

Tahrir square erupts in cheers, Millions celebrate Morsi’s ouster: Human rights news

July 04, AP – Fireworks burst in the sky and green lasers waved overhead as millions of Egyptians celebrated the military’s announcement that it was ousting Islamist Mohammed Morsi after four days of mass protests demanding his removal. The general’s voice boomed from loudspeakers set up in Cairo’s central Tahrir Square and the boisterous crowds […]

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