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Death toll in Philippines quake jumps to 93

CEBU: The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippine island of Bohol on Tuesday rose to 93, as rescuers struggled to

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Iraq says executes 42 “terrorists”‚ including woman

BAGHDAD: Iraq executed 42 people, including a woman, for mass killings and other “terrorism” offences over the past week, the justice ministry and the United Nations said on Thursday after

Chemical weapons watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO: The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize on Friday “for its extensive efforts” to rid the world of such arsenals, the Norwegian

Canadian writer Alice Munro won the Noble Price for Literature this year. (file photo)
Canada’s Alice Munro wins Nobel literature prize

STOCKHOLM: Canadian writer Alice Munro won this year’s Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday. The Swedish Academy, which selects Nobel literature winners, called her a “master of the contemporary short

Libyan PM freed after being seized over US raid

TRIPOLI:Former rebel gunmen freed Libya’s prime minister on Thursday after holding him for several hours in reprisal for the capture by U.S. forces at the weekend of a Libyan al

It’s often hard to live up to expectations of sainthood

OSLO: Alongside the glory, the Nobel Peace Prize has a darker side likely to make the awards committee think hard before honouring a Pakistani teenage activist shot by the Taliban.

Passenger lands aircraft after pilot falls ill

LONDON: A passenger with almost no flying experience landed a light aircraft after being talked down by an instructor on the ground when the pilot fell ill at the controls

Radical climate change just around the corner: Study

PARIS: Earth may experience a radically different climate within 34 years, forever changing life as we know it, said a study that aims to bring the dangers of global warming

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 4, 2012, file photo, Belgian physicist Francois Englert, left, and British physicist Peter Higgs answer a journalist's question about the Higgs boson at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Meyrin, near Geneva. Englert and Higgs were awarded the Nobel physics prize on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini, File)
2 win physics Nobel for Higgs theory

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nearly 50 years after they came up with the theory, but little more than a year since the world’s biggest atom smasher delivered the proof, Britain’s Peter

U.S. may freeze most Egypt aid in days: Report

The United States may announce within days that it is suspending most military aid to Egypt – sparing counter-terrrorism efforts and other “core interests” – three months after that country’s