Australia asylum: Nauru review hears 'credible' sex abuse claims
Mar 20, 2015 at 16:27 | Source:
A inquiry into reports of sexual abuse at Australia's asylum camp in Nauru found credible claims of assault and harassment. The inquiry, conducted by former integrity commissioner Philip Moss, found two allegations of rape and others of indecent...
Tobacco use on decline but govts must intensify action: WHO
Mar 20, 2015 at 16:10 | Source:
Dubai: The rate of tobacco use is declining and non-smoking is becoming the new norm worldwide, the WHO has said.The number of non-smokers has increased but governments worldwide must intensify their efforts to dramatically reduce their consumption a...
The students who feel they have the right to cheat
Mar 19, 2015 at 23:17 | Source:
Students are often keen to exercise their rights but recently there has been an interesting twist - some in India are talking about their right to cheat in university exams. It is our democratic right! a thin, addled-looking man named Pratap Singh on...
Gates and Bloomberg create $4 million fund to fight Big Tobacco
Mar 19, 2015 at 00:16 | Source:
LONDON, (Reuters) - Developing countries facing potentially pricey legal challenges from big tobacco firms are to get help from a new $4 million fund created by the philanthropists Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg.Announcing the creation of the anti-...
Budget 2015: George Osborne targets savers in pre-election package
Mar 18, 2015 at 22:07 | Source:
George Osborne has announced tax cuts for first-time buyers, workers and savers in his final Budget before May's general election. The chancellor claimed Britain was walking tall again after five years of austerity. He also cut 1p from beer duty...
Key points of Budget 2015: At-a-glance
Mar 18, 2015 at 22:07 | Source:
George Osborne has delivered his sixth Budget as chancellor, and the last of the current Parliament. Here is a summary of the key announcements. State of the economy UK grew 2.6% in 2014, faster than any other advanced economy but lower than 3% predi...
Anti-Muslim monk stokes Burmese religious tensions
Mar 17, 2015 at 20:57 | Source:
This week, religious violence has once again flared in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Hundreds of Muslim homes have been burnt to the ground in Sagaing region after being attacked by Buddhist mobs. In just over a year, more than 200 people, mostly...
Study suggests raising legal age to 21 may cut cigarette smoking
Mar 16, 2015 at 17:41 | Source:
Washington:Increasing the minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21 could help decrease the prevalence of tobacco use and save lives, a new US study has claimed.A committee of US experts estimated the likely reduction in tobacco-use initiation that would b...
Cyclone Pam: Eyewitness accounts
Mar 16, 2015 at 14:22 | Source:
Vanuatu is reeling from the impact of Cyclone Pam, a maximum category five storm which ploughed through the South Pacific nation at the weekend. Eyewitnesses have been telling the BBC about the damage in Port Vila, the capital, and other parts of the...
Gogoi gives 50% power subsidy in budget ahead of Assam polls next year
Mar 10, 2015 at 22:54 | Source:
Guwahati: Taking a leaf from AAP ahead of Assembly elections next year, Congress Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi today announced a 50 percent power subsidy to poor families in budget 2015-16 which also has a slew of other schemes for them but has...