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Spokesman briefs first day of 'Muhammad Rasoulallah' drill

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 06:51
The spokesman for the massive Iranian army's military drills in south of the country briefed the reporters about the first day of the maneuver saying that the goals previously set were achieved.

Housing in Australian cities severely unaffordable

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 06:06
Australia's housing market has been labelled as ‘severely unaffordable’ by an international survey.

Volcanic eruption, avalanche kill one in Japan

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 06:06
A Volcanic eruption and an ensuing avalanche near a popular ski resort in Japan have killed a Japanese soldier and left scores stranded up a mountain, local authorities say.

BoJ keeps lax monetary policy unchanged

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 06:04
The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Tuesday and offered a slightly more upbeat view on inflation expectations, underscoring its conviction the economy is making slow but steady progress towards its elusive two percent price target.

UN envoy for Yemen to step down after failure to broker peace

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 05:37
The UN said its envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed will step down by the end of his term next month after he repeatedly failed in his attempts to broker a diplomatic solution to the conflict in the Arab state.

Researchers uncover ancient Greek island’s complex plumbing system

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 05:19
Around 4,500 years ago, ancient engineers and workers terraced the little island in the Cyclades archipelago in the Aegean Sea, creating a sort of step pyramid. They then imported hundreds of tons of gleaming white rock from the nearby island of Naxos, creating a bright outdoor shrine where early Greeks performed rituals.

BECCS cause bigger environmental problems

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 05:17
Widespread use of a futuristic energy technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere would create severe environmental problems, scientists argue in a new critique, casting doubt on one potential method of helping humanity escape the worst effects of climate change.

Map in Emirati museum shows Omani exclave as Emirati territory

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 05:14
A map in the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has designated a piece of Omani land as Emirati territory, days after it caused controversy for omitting Qatar from a map altogether.

Children 'need to play more to gain work skills'

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 05:14
Children will lack the work skills they need in the future because they are not spending enough time playing, a Lego executive has warned.

Global unemployment down, but working poverty rampant

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 05:12
The global unemployment rate is expected to tick down in 2018, the UN said, while warning that far too many workers still live in desperate poverty.

Schools should teach children resilience to help them in workplace

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 05:11
Schools should teach children resilience through public speaking and sport to help them in the workplace, the new Education Secretary has said.

Kurds, Erdogan supporters clash at Hannover airport (Video)

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 05:10
Clashes and fist-fights broke out in Germany’s Hannover airport on Monday during a demonstration against Turkey’s military operation against US-backed Kurdish militants in Syria.

Speech analysis can predict psychosis in at-risk youths

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 05:09
Analysis of speech may help predict which at-risk youths will develop psychosis within two years, researchers suggest in a new study.

Spokesman denies reports on cancellation of Zarif's visit to Davos in last minute

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 05:04
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said, “Nowadays, no decision had yet been adopted for foreign trips of the foreign minister due to the enforcement of new structure of the Foreign Ministry.”

Over 1400 evacuated over London gas leak

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 04:56
A ‘large’ gas leak in London’ West End has shut down the Charing Cross station and prompted the police to evacuate hundreds of people from a hotel and a nightclub, rail operators and the fire brigade say.

Syrian Army regains control over more villages in Idleb, Aleppo

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 04:50
Four more villages were liberated during the past few hours by the Syrian Arab Army in the southeastern countryside of Idleb.

Saudi may pocket $100bn in cash-for-freedom settlements with detained royals

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 04:40
Saudi Arabia is likely to bag over $100 billion in monetary settlement deals with princes and businessmen detained as part of its so-called anti-graft purge, a senior government official said.

All that smartphone time may be making teens unhappy

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 04:28
Teens who are glued to their smartphones and other devices are unhappier than those who spend less time on digital media, new research found.

Researchers borrow from AIDS playbook to tackle rheumatic heart disease

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 04:25
Billions of US taxpayer dollars have been invested in Africa over the past 15 years to improve care for millions suffering from the HIV-AIDS epidemic; yet health systems on the continent continue to struggle.

'Democrats cave' on government shutdown: Trump

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 04:20
US President Donald Trump says Democrats have surrendered in the fight over the government shutdown, after they joined Republicans in reopening the government that forced hundreds of thousands of workers to stay at home without pay.