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US military aid better situates Pakistan to wage war against India: Expert

US military aid better situates Pakistan to wage war against India: Expert

WASHINGTON: The American military assistance to Pakistan, a latest list of which was recently put…

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UBC gives 95-year-old practising lawyer an honorary doctorate

UBC gives 95-year-old practising lawyer an honorary doctorate

VANCOUVER – At 95 years old, Constance Isherwood is used to people asking when she’s going to give up practising…

Lawyers explain lawsuit potential to passengers in Air Canada crash landing

Lawyers explain lawsuit potential to passengers in Air Canada crash landing

HALIFAX – Lawyers for one of the class-action lawsuits filed on behalf of people involved in a plane crash at…

Ottawa announces $40M for new coast guard base in Newfoundland

Ottawa announces $40M for new coast guard base in Newfoundland

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The federal government announced plans to spend $40 million on a new coast guard…

Benefits battle for decorated hero highlights disconnect with Veterans Affairs

Benefits battle for decorated hero highlights disconnect with Veterans Affairs

OTTAWA – A decorated Canadian soldier who was released from the military for severe post-traumatic stress disorder has…

Tech

Antarctica region once thought stable suddenly ‘thawing fast’

Washington: A group of scientists has observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable…

Cabinet nod to PSLV continuation programme

New Delhi: The union cabinet on Thursday gave its approval for the constinuation of thePolar Satellite…

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule returns to Earth from ISS

New Delhi: SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule has successfully returned to Earth from the International Space Station with…

Astronomers discover most luminous galaxy in universe

Washington: US space agency NASA said on Thursday that its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope has discovered a…

‘Developed nations must lead efforts to combat climate change’

Beijing: Ahead of the crucial climate conference in Paris later this year, India and China Friday appealed…

Obama defends Arctic drilling despite criticism from environmentalists

Washington: US President Barack Obama has defended authorising oil company Shell to begin drilling in the Arctic Ocean, leading…

Health
Yoga reverses effects on brain marked by chronic pain

Yoga reverses effects on brain marked by chronic pain

Washington: A new study has found that chronic pain causes brain anatomy changes and impairments, however,…

Chronic gambling linked to depression

Chronic gambling linked to depression

Toronto: Gambling and depression could develop hand-in-hand from the teenage years to early adulthood.  Researchers have found…

Business
Dow, S&P 500 slip as Walmart earnings disappoint

Dow, S&P 500 slip as Walmart earnings disappoint

NEW YORK: The Dow and S&P 500 eased off of record highs in early trade, as…

Takata doubling US recall for defective air bags to 34 million vehicles

Takata doubling US recall for defective air bags to 34 million vehicles

WASHINGTON/DETROIT: Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp is doubling a recall of potentially deadly air bags…

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
China navy warns US spy plane in South China Sea

China navy warns US spy plane in South China Sea

WASHINGTON: The Chinese navy warned a US surveillance plane flying over artificial islands that Beijing is…

Boko Haram militants raped hundreds of female captives in Nigeria

Boko Haram militants raped hundreds of female captives in Nigeria

DALORI (Nigeria): Hundreds of women and girls captured by Boko Haram have been raped, many repeatedly,…