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MERS virus confirmed in US for the first time

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New York, 3 May-2014(AP): A deadly virus from the Middle East has turned up for the first time in the United States, health officials say. MERS virus confirmed in US for the first time This electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases – Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows novel coronavirus […]

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12 yr old girl becomes youngest female certified yoga instructor in the US

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Los Angeles, 2 May-2014, PTI: A 12-year-old girl from California has become the youngest female certified yoga instructor in the US. Jaysea DeVoe joined the yoga staff at Bergamot Spa in March this year, and since then the tween has attracted a growing following of devotees both at home and from abroad. 12 yr old […]

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Eight killed and 15 injured in security HQ attack in Libya

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BENGHAZI, Libya, 2 May-2014(Reuters): Eight people were killed and up to 15 wounded when suspected Islamist militants tried to storm the Libyan government security headquarters in Benghazi on Friday, army officials and medics said. Eight killed and 15 injured in security HQ attack in Libya The dead were soldiers and police officers, army officials said. Huge […]

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Malaysia Airlines MH370: Authorities took four hours to start rescue operation

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It took authorities four hours to activate a search and rescue operation after they lost contact with flight MH370, according to a preliminary report made public by the Malaysian government overnight. Malaysia Airlines MH370: Authorities took four hours to start rescue operation The brief, five-page document, emailed to media organisations, also revealed it took 17 […]

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Nine people killed in car bomb attack in Nigerian capital

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Nairo, 2 May-2014(IANS): At least nine people have been killed in an apparent car bomb attack in the Nigerian capital Abuja, officials said. Nine people killed in car bomb attack in Nigerian capital The explosion happened in the suburb of Nyanya Thursday, BBC reported. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet. The Islamist militant […]

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Iranian mother’s act of mercy on her son’s killer

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ROYAN, Iran, 2 May 2014(AP): Her son’s killer stood on a chair on the gallows, his hands shackled, the noose around his neck. Hundreds crowded outside the jailhouse in a northern Iranian town to see if the mother, Samereh Alinejad, would exercise her right to kick the chair out from under him to let him […]

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News Analysis: Experts divided over possible repeat of Crimea scenario in eastern Ukraine

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KIEV, April 30 (Xinhua) — While tensions continue to rise in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russia militants are engaged in conflicts with government troops, arguments are abound about the possibility of the Crimea scenario being repeated in another part of the country. News Analysis: Experts divided over possible repeat of Crimea scenario in eastern Ukraine Citing […]

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Hundreds rescued from floodwaters in US

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People were plucked off rooftops or climbed into their attics to get away from fast-rising waters when nearly 2 feet (0.6 meters) of rain fell on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast in the span of about 24 hours, the latest bout of severe weather that began with tornadoes in the Midwest. Hundreds rescued from […]

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5 million children in Africa's Sahel face acute malnutrition:

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Dakar , May 1, 2014, (AFP): Aid operations need urgent funding in north Africa’s Sahel region where five million children face the prospect of acute malnutrition, UN humanitarian agency OCHA has said. 5 million children in Africa’s Sahel face acute malnutrition: “We are facing a funding bottleneck at a very critical moment. The planting season is […]

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13 people killed on spot in Nepal road mishap

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Kathmandu,30 April-2014 (IANS): At least 13 people were killed and more than two dozen others injured in a bus-truck collision in Nepal’s western Arghakhanchi district Wednesday afternoon, police said. 13 people killed on spot in Nepal road mishap “At least 13 people were killed, of whom eight died on the spot,” Sagar Mani Pathak, chief […]

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