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Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in US prison

Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in US prison

A seemingly unrepentant Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to…

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Murder charge withdrawn in N.S. case of missing woman in wake of ‘Mr. Big’ ruling

Murder charge withdrawn in N.S. case of missing woman in wake of ‘Mr. Big’ ruling

KENTVILLE, N.S. – The prosecution service in Nova Scotia withdrew a first-degree murder charge in the case of a missing…

N.L.’s child advocate not aware of most deaths since 2009

N.L.’s child advocate not aware of most deaths since 2009

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. -- It should not have required an access to information request to reveal that 35 children receiving…

Department mix-up blamed for delayed restoration of Bluenose II

Department mix-up blamed for delayed restoration of Bluenose II

HALIFAX – The senior bureaucrat in charge of the delayed and over-budget Bluenose II restoration says one of…

Red Cross highlights problems facing immigration detainees

Red Cross highlights problems facing immigration detainees

OTTAWA – A confidential Red Cross investigation found numerous shortcomings at Canadian facilities for immigrant detainees including triple-bunked…

Tech

Happy Indians take to Facebook, Twitter to hail ISRO

New Delhi: Indians were elated for becoming the first country in the world to enter…

US-Russian crew safely reaches space station despite glitch

Almaty: A Russian Soyuz rocket safely delivered a US-Russian trio to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, despite a…

Upto half of Earth’s water is older than Sun: Study

Washington: Upto half the water on Earth is likely older than the solar system, raising the likelihood…

The number of websites explodes past a billion

San Francisco: The number of websites has burst above one billion and is growing apace, according to…

Twitpic to stay alive with new owner

San Francisco: Twitpic is being acquired in a deal that will give renewed life to the widely…

Astronauts can run faster on moon surface than previously thought

Washington: Scientists have found that astronauts can actually walk faster on the moon than what…

Health
High calcium levels can indicate cancer: Study

High calcium levels can indicate cancer: Study

London: High levels of calcium in blood can be an indicator of cancer especially in men,…

UN calls for efforts to improve women, child health

UN calls for efforts to improve women, child health

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for renewed efforts to sustain the unprecedented progress made in…

Business
SoftBank estimates $4.6 billion gain from Alibaba listing

SoftBank estimates $4.6 billion gain from Alibaba listing

TOKYO: Japan’s SoftBank Corp said it expected a gain of about 500 billion yen ($4.6 billion)…

Dubai property prices show signs of cooling

Dubai property prices show signs of cooling

DUBAI: Dubai’s booming property market is showing signs that it may be cooling off, industry data…

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
Sierra Leone says 300 sick or dead found in Ebola lockdown

Sierra Leone says 300 sick or dead found in Ebola lockdown

FREETOWN: Sierra Leone said around 100 bodies and 200 patients had been collected from homes during…

S Korea to pay $7 billion for 40 F-35A fighter jets

S Korea to pay $7 billion for 40 F-35A fighter jets

SEOUL: South Korea is to pay $7 billion for 40 F-35A fighter jets under the terms…