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Loretta Saunders’ uncle lunges at murder suspects

Loretta Saunders’ uncle lunges at murder suspects

HALIFAX – Four sheriffs had to restrain a man in Halifax provincial court  after he lunged in the direction of…

Task force appointed to examine N.B. exotic animal laws

Task force appointed to examine N.B. exotic animal laws

FREDERICTON – The New Brunswick government appointed a task force to examine the province’s exotic animal laws and regulations following…

B.C. man faces terror charge, accused of joining Islamic extremists in Syria

B.C. man faces terror charge, accused of joining Islamic extremists in Syria

VANCOUVER– A British Columbia man has been charged under a new anti-terrorism law for allegedly leaving the country…

Quebec town sued for negligence in fatal seniors’ home fire

Quebec town sued for negligence in fatal seniors’ home fire

MONTREAL– A multimillion-dollar lawsuit has been filed against the Quebec town where 32 people died in a fire…

Tech

Google under fire from regulators over response to EU privacy ruling

Brussels: Google`s handling of “right to be forgotten” requests from European citizens will come under…

Apple, Samsung lose ground in cooling tablet market

New York: Apple and Samsung have lost ground in the tablet computer market as growth…

Taiwan’s Acer shipments grew faster than industry average in Q2: CEO

Taipei: Taiwan`s Acer Inc saw quarter-on-quarter shipments growth that exceeded the PC industry average in…

Facebook gets mega-cap status; valued more than AT&T, Coke

New York: In the days after its infamously mishandled initial public offering in May 2012,…

Now, anti-glare display for your smartphone

Washington: Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a novel glass surface that can provide…

Obi Mobiles launches flagship smartphone for Rs 11,990

New Delhi: Obi Mobiles, a company co-founded by former Apple CEO John Sculley, today launched…

Health
Birthday weeks spike hospital admissions for youths

Birthday weeks spike hospital admissions for youths

Toronto: Meant for celebrating life, birthdays can today do more harm than good to young people.Researchers…

Bacteria linked to obesity and diabetes found

Bacteria linked to obesity and diabetes found

New York: Biologists have discovered an extremely widespread virus that could be as old as humans…

Business
Crude oil prices firm up on geopolitical tensions

Crude oil prices firm up on geopolitical tensions

NEW DELHI: Crude oil prices rose by 0.56% to Rs 6,256 per barrel after participants indulged…

Gulf countries among world’s top generators of food waste

Gulf countries among world’s top generators of food waste

DUBAI: The six-member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) generate over 150 million tonnes of…

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
Australia PM says MH17 crash site ‘chaotic’

Australia PM says MH17 crash site ‘chaotic’

SYDNEY: Australian  said the Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was “absolutely chaotic”, and…

NKorea defends missile tests, warns ‘gangster’ US

NKorea defends missile tests, warns ‘gangster’ US

SEOUL: North Korea’s top military body defended its recent missile tests as a legitimate exercise in…