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Winnipeg police should have protected Tina Fontaine: AFN chief

Winnipeg police should have protected Tina Fontaine: AFN chief

WINNIPEG – Canada’s top aboriginal leader is accusing police of failing to protect a missing 15-year-old girl in the hours…

‘Excruciating’ waiting game for Mohamed Fahmy as retrial put over for a month

‘Excruciating’ waiting game for Mohamed Fahmy as retrial put over for a month

A Canadian journalist undergoing his second trial in Egypt on widely derided terror charges steeled himself for an “excruciating” wait…

Undercover cop scolded accused B.C. terrorist for poor planning in attack

Undercover cop scolded accused B.C. terrorist for poor planning in attack

VANCOUVER – Accused B.C. terrorist John Nuttall promises to do better after an undercover officer chastises him for…

Officers in Tina Fontaine case should have been fired: great-aunt

Officers in Tina Fontaine case should have been fired: great-aunt

Tina Fontaine’s great-aunt says she was shocked to learn that two Winnipeg police officers who came into contact…

Tech

Twitter launches Meerkat-killer app Periscope

Washington: Twitter Thursday launched its streaming video application Periscope, a move that could dampen enthusiasm for the…

Facebook’s drone Aquila to use laser to beam down internet access on earth

Washington: On the second day of its F8 conference at Fort Mason in San Francisco,Facebook has reportedly announced…

Antarctica’s floating ice shelves show massive depletion over two decades

Washington: A new study has recently revealed that Antarctic’s ice shelves have shrunk by as…

Dark matter may be richer, more complex than previously believed

Washington: A new study has provided a deeper insight into how dark matter in the cluster of…

Twitter plans to open an office in Dubai

Dubai: Popular microblogging service provider Twitter plans to open an office in Dubai in theUnited Arab Emirates (UAE),…

Facebook mulling changing ‘Messenger’ into platform

Washington: Facebook is set to announce ways for third parties to offer experiences through its Messenger app at the F8…

Health
HIV can spread early, evolve in patients’ brains

HIV can spread early, evolve in patients’ brains

An analysis of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF), a window into brain chemical activity, showed that for…

Women urged to exercise more to prevent heart disease

Women urged to exercise more to prevent heart disease

Melbourne: A new survey has suggested that women should do regular exercise as physical inactivity is the biggest…

Business
Oil drops as Saudi output nears record, China demand worries drag

Oil drops as Saudi output nears record, China demand worries drag

SINGAPORE: Oil prices dropped after activity in China’s factory sector fell to an 11-month low and…

Hyundai Motor targets 5% US sales growth this year

Hyundai Motor targets 5% US sales growth this year

SEOUL: South Korea’s Hyundai Motor aims to boost its US sales by 4.7% this year, ahead…

Editorial

Confucian Constitution or convenient confusion?

China’s intellectuals and their sympathisers have begun to peddle a bold new argument. They have started…

How to turn the tide

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently took over the finance port-folio. One of his first announcements was…

World
Asia’s brightest study Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew’s mantra

Asia’s brightest study Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew’s mantra

SINGAPORE: Dozens of Asia’s best and brightest government officials each year join what has become known…

Gunmen kill 13 bus passengers in Afghanistan: officials

Gunmen kill 13 bus passengers in Afghanistan: officials

KABUL: Gunmen killed 13 passengers travelling on a bus in Afghanistan, underlining the country’s fragile security…