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Singapore tells airlines to review conflict zone risk assessment

Jul 24, 2014 at 04:45 | Source: FirstPost

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Singapore's civil aviation authority has asked airlines based in the city-state to review their risk assessment of conflict zones following the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner over Ukraine last week.Th...

World Bank loan pledge

Jul 24, 2014 at 04:17 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, July 23: World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today discussed lending plans, which could see the global banker providing $15-18 billion in soft loans to India over the next three years. India has made it clea...

Arrests made after eBay's Stubhub suffers cyber-thefts

Jul 24, 2014 at 04:17 | Source: BBC

The US has charged six men in connection with a scam that defrauded eBay's Stubhub of about $1m (£587,000). The charges came after more than 1,600 accounts belonging to the online ticket resale service were broken into and used to make purchase...

Glasgow 2014: Commonwealth Games begin at Celtic Park

Jul 24, 2014 at 04:17 | Source: BBC

The 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony has taken place at Celtic Park in Glasgow. Thousands of athletes from 71 nations and territories took part before a 40,000-strong crowd and a global TV audience up up to one billion people. Their tradition...

Gaza bloodshed deepens as airlines shun Israel

Jul 24, 2014 at 00:31 | Source: FirstPost

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Gaza fighting raged on Wednesday, displacing thousands more Palestinians in the battered territory as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said efforts to secure a truce between Israel and Hamas had made some progress. In a b...

Ethiopia vows to eliminate child marriage, FGM

Jul 23, 2014 at 23:45 | Source: FirstPost

Addis Ababa, July 23 (IANS) The Ethiopian government has vowed to eliminate child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2025.Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen Tuesday announced a package of action at a global summit in London,...

Gaza Live: US pushes for truce as battle rages between Palestinians, Israelis

Jul 23, 2014 at 22:38 | Source: FirstPost

9:30 pm: US pushes for truce as Gaza battle ragesIsraeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top US diplomat reported progress in efforts to end fighting that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians...

Atletico de Kolkata biggest spender in ISL draft

Jul 23, 2014 at 20:18 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai: Atletico de Kolkata were the biggest spenders, splurging Rs.3.91 crore in buying 14 Indian players at the two-day Indian Super League (ISL) players' draft that concluded here Wednesday.In all, the six ISL franchises spent over Rs.20 crore buy...

China media: Cuba ties

Jul 23, 2014 at 20:17 | Source: BBC

Media analyse China-Cuba relations as President Xi Jinping seeks closer ties with the Latin American country. State-run Xinhua news agency reports that Mr Xi visited Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro at his residence on Tuesday. The two exchang...

India expects: The best medal prospects at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Jul 23, 2014 at 18:48 | Source: FirstPost

The unprecedented success achieved in the last edition would be hard to replicate this time after the dropping of a few disciplines but upbeat after getting back in the Olympic fold, a 215-strong Indian contingent would nonetheless seek a top-five fi...

Balpa criticises airline route safety assessments

Jul 23, 2014 at 17:37 | Source: BBC

Safety assessments for risky air routes are not good enough , according to the British Airline Pilots Association. Balpa general secretary Jim McAuslan said there must be a uniform level of safety, not one decided in secret . His comments come after ...

Gaza Live: Israel, Hamas' may have committed war crimes, says UN rights chief

Jul 23, 2014 at 15:19 | Source: FirstPost

2:33 pm: Kerry defies FAA ban, flies to Tel Aviv to broker truceIsrael's military actions in the Gaza Strip could amount to war crimes, UN rights chief Navi Pillay said Wednesday while also condemning indiscriminate rocket attacks by Palestinian mili...

Why has the Modi govt avoided taking a stand on Gaza?

Jul 23, 2014 at 15:15 | Source: FirstPost

In the last twoweeks, the Gaza conflict has escalated from a search operation to find three Israeli teens kidnapped from West Bank to a full blown invasion by Israel, which has claimed 600 lives so far.Even as Israel continues to mount its punishing ...

Gaza Live: Israel, Hamas' actions may be war crimes, says UN rights chief

Jul 23, 2014 at 14:32 | Source: FirstPost

2:33 pm: Kerry defies FAA ban, flies to Tel Aviv to broker truceIsrael's military actions in the Gaza Strip could amount to war crimes, UN rights chief Navi Pillay said Wednesday while also condemning indiscriminate rocket attacks by Palestinian mili...

Could bubonic plague strike again?

Jul 23, 2014 at 12:17 | Source: BBC

Scientists have unlocked clues about the strains of bacterium causing two of the world's most devastating plagues, but could it ever kill on a mass scale as it once did? A team has compared the genomes of the Justinian Plague and the Black Death...

Glasgow 2014: City set for Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

Jul 23, 2014 at 12:17 | Source: BBC

The Queen will formally open the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later in front of a 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park. Organisers say a global TV audience of up to a billion people is expected to watch the event from 21:00 BST. More than 4,500 athletes...

India's Western Ghats given Unesco World Heritage status

Jul 23, 2014 at 12:17 | Source: BBC

The UN's cultural agency, Unesco, has voted to add the Western Ghats of India to the list of World Heritage Sites. The Western Ghats are a mountain range that runs along the western coast of India. The mountains cover an area of about 160,000 sq...

Gaza Live: Should get Nobel Prize for restraint, says Israel as toll crosses 600

Jul 23, 2014 at 11:40 | Source: FirstPost

10:30 am: Paris readies itself for fresh protests as Israel batters GazaThe French capital braced Wednesday for a fresh protest against the Israeli offensive in Gaza after similar rallies ended in violence and looting, raising concerns in the Jewish ...

Here are the medal prospects for India at Commonwealth Games

Jul 23, 2014 at 11:03 | Source: FirstPost

The unprecedented success achieved in the last edition would be hard to replicate this time after the dropping of a few disciplines but upbeat after getting back in the Olympic fold, a 215-strong Indian contingent would nonetheless seek a top-five fi...

Confident India aim for top three finish in Commonwealth Games

Jul 23, 2014 at 10:37 | Source: FirstPost

The unprecedented success achieved in the last edition would be hard to replicate this time after the dropping of a few disciplines but upbeat after getting back in the Olympic fold, a 215-strong Indian contingent would nonetheless seek a top-five fi...

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