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WHO declares global emergency on Zika Virus

Workers in hazmat suits in Rio de Janiero.

The World Health Organization declared (WHO) the Zika virus and its suspected link to birth defects an international public health emergency on Monday. An outbreak of the Zika virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, was detected in Brazil last May and has since moved into more than 20 countries in Latin America. Dr. Margaret Chan, the director general of the W.H.O, said that clusters ... Read More »

At least 30 dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey

At least 30 dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey

Several babies and children drowned on Saturday when a boat struck rocks and capsized en route to the Greek island ANKARA (Turkey) – At least 30 people, including five children, drowned off Turkey’s western coast Saturday, Their boat was heading for Lesbos, one of the main Greek islands located just a few kilometers off Turkey’s Aegean coastline. Among the casualties ... Read More »

New Boeing 737 Max completes first flight successfully

New Boeing 737 Max completes first flight successfully

The latest version of Boeing jet flew for the first time on Friday, featuring more fuel efficient engines and redesigned wings WASHINGTON – Boeing new 737 MAX aircraft completed its first test flight on Friday, conducting tests for about three hours before landing safely at Boeing Field in Seattle. The plane, which is the fourth version of the original 737, ... Read More »

Grammy award winning singer Natalie Cole dies

Grammy award winning singer Natalie Cole dies

LOS ANGELES (United States) – Natalie Cole, the Grammy-winning whose father was an iconic jazz singer ‘Nat’ Cole, passed away in a Los Angeles hospital on Thursday night due to complications from ongoing health issues. The singer had battled drug problems and hepatitis for many years. She had a kidney transplant in May 2009. Cole was inspired by her dad ... Read More »

Miss World 2015 crown goes to Spain

Spain's Mireia Lalaguna Royo Takes Miss World 2015 Crown

Sanya (CHINA) – The finale of the 2015 Miss World contest came to a conclusion with Miss Spain Mireia Lalaguna Royo claiming the crown in Sanya, a coastal resort city in south China’s Hainan Province. The pharmacy student from Barcelona claimed the illustrious crown after winning over the contest’s judges during the 65th edition of the world famous pageant in ... Read More »

Photos: Hollywood out in Force for Star Wars world premiere

Hollywood out in Force for Star Wars world premiere

Fans had been camped outside the theatre on Hollywood Boulevard for more than a week for Star Wars world premiere An army of Stormtroopers plus C-3PO and R2D2 were among the early arrivals at the world premiere of the highly-anticipated new Star Wars movie in Los Angeles. A long stretch of Hollywood Boulevard was closed to traffic for days ahead ... Read More »

Gaddafi’s son Hannibal freed by security forces

Gaddafi’s son Hannibal freed by security forces

Hannibal Gaddafi was briefly kidnapped by armed group demanding information about missing Shia Imam. One of the sons of Libya’s late leader Muammar Gaddafi has been kidnapped in Lebanon by militants demanding information about the fate of a Shia cleric who went missing in Libya decades ago. Gaddafi appeared to have been beaten up and had black eyes but he was “in ... Read More »

Pakistani art exhibit in Turkey commemorates Rumi Day

Group photo of Artist and Governor Konya with guests.

The art exhibit in Konya is part of exhibition commemorating Rumi ANKARA (Turkey) – Pakistan is participating in the 742nd commemoration ceremonies of the death of Moulana Jalaluddin Rumi being held in Konya from 7-17 December 2015. Twenty paintings made by Pakistan’s renowned artist, Mr. Shafique Farooqi, representing Sufism as seen and depicted through the intellect of Moulana Rumi are ... Read More »

Reception on board Pakistan Naval Ship Shamsheer in Colombo

HE Shakeel Hussain (2nd right) with SL Minister of Industries Rishaad Bathiueedin Mission Commander and DA Col Rajil

COLOMBO — A colorful reception was arranged on board visiting Pakistan Navy ship SHAMSHEER which is in Sri Lanka on a 4 day visit reflective of strong multifaceted relationship and engagement between the two friendly countries. The reception was attended by large gathering of guests which included Sri Lankan Ministers, Diplomats, Senior Officers of Armed forces, Top Government officials, business ... Read More »

Verdenskortet in Denmark is a Walkable Map of the World

Verdenskortet in Denmark is a Walkable Map of the World

A walkable map of the world made from soil and stone by one man  Roaming around the world on foot may require commitment of good number of years of one’s life, along with large sum of money, logistics planning, and strong determination. But for all those who are interested in the travel but not the long haul, there’s a place ... Read More »

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