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John Abraham sentenced to 15 day jail for rash driving

John Abraham sentenced to 15 day jail for rash driving

Actor-turned-producer John Abraham, who is busy with the promotion of his first home production Vicky Donor, has been sentenced to 15 days jail for rash driving. The Mumbai Sessions Court has today rejected his bail plea against the verdict of the Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate Court. John Abraham had injured two pedestrians while riding his motorbike [...]

March 9 2012 | Posted in Celebrity | Read More »

First China-owned luxury cruise ship sets sail

First China-owned luxury cruise ship sets sail

China Star’s maiden voyage Billed as “the world’s only six-star, twin-hull cruise ship,” the 12-deck China Star (中华之星) will embark on her maiden voyage from Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour on March 8 at 2.30 p.m. The 131-meter-long, 295-ton vessel will carry 200 passengers and 200 crew on a two-day, one-night voyage around the South China Sea. According [...]

March 9 2012 | Posted in Travel | Read More »

LSD ‘helps alcoholics to give up drinking’

LSD ‘helps alcoholics to give up drinking’

One dose of the hallucinogenic drug LSD could help alcoholics give up drinking, according to an analysis of studies performed in the 1960s. A study, presented in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, looked at data from six trials and more than 500 patients. It said there was a “significant beneficial effect” on alcohol abuse, which lasted [...]

March 9 2012 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Kony 2012: what’s the real story?

Kony 2012: what’s the real story?

A 28-minute film about the plight of children in Africa has been watched more than 21m times on YouTube. But the charity behind it is facing criticism for its Hollywood-style campaigning on the issue. Are the criticisms fair? Since Monday, more than 21m people have viewed this film – made by an American charity called [...]

March 9 2012 | Posted in Movie & Video | Read More »

U.S., Afghans Reach Deal on Prison Handover

U.S., Afghans Reach Deal on Prison Handover

Afghan and Western officials say an agreement has been reached on the contentious issue of transferring control of U.S. detention facilities in the country to the Afghan government. The Afghan Foreign Ministry says Defense Minister Gen. Abdul Rahim Wardak and NATO forces Commander Gen. John Allen will sign a memorandum of understanding later on Friday. [...]

March 9 2012 | Posted in Middle East, U.S & Canada, World | Read More »

Japan ends whaling season short of quota

Japan ends whaling season short of quota

Japan has ended its whaling season with less than a third of its annual target, said the country’s Fisheries Agency. The whaling ships headed home from the Antarctic Ocean this week with 266 minke whales and one fin whale, said the agency on Friday. This is far short of the quota of about 900 set [...]

March 9 2012 | Posted in Asia, Europe, World | Read More »

Coke and Pepsi change recipe to avoid cancer warning

Coke and Pepsi change recipe to avoid cancer warning

Coca-Cola and Pepsi are changing the way they make the caramel colouring used in their drinks as a result of a California law that mandates drinks containing a certain level of carcinogens bear a cancer warning label. The companies said the changes will be expanded nationally to streamline their manufacturing processes. The changes have already [...]

March 9 2012 | Posted in Headlines | Read More »

Creditors agree to Greek bond deal

Creditors agree to Greek bond deal

Creditors agreed to a plan to restructure Greek government bonds, government officials said Friday, marking a vital move to the financial future of the country. The monumental deal means Greece has cleared its final hurdle to qualify for the €130 billion bailout program from the European Union and International Monetary Fund. More than 85% of [...]

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Syrian rebels reject Annan’s call for dialogue

Syrian rebels reject Annan’s call for dialogue

Kofi Annan, the U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, said he would urge President Bashar al-Assad and his foes to stop fighting and seek a political solution, drawing angry rebukes from dissidents. “The killing has to stop and we need to find a way of putting in the appropriate reforms and moving forward,” Annan said on [...]

March 9 2012 | Posted in Headlines | Read More »

UK and Italian hostages killed in Nigeria

UK and Italian hostages killed in Nigeria

A Briton and an Italian held hostage in Nigeria were killed by their captors before they could be freed by a rescue mission, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday. Cameron said he had authorized the failed operation, conducted with the Nigerian government, after being told the men’s lives were in “imminent and growing [...]

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