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Overweight linked to 500,000 cancer cases per year

November 26, 2014 12:35 pm

PARIS: Overweight and obesity is now causing nearly half a million new cancer cases in adults every year, roughly 3.6 percent of the world’s total, a study said Wednesday. A quarter of these cases are “realistically avoidable,” said the authors … Read more »

Sex traffickers ‘using Facebook’ to lure victims

November 26, 2014 12:10 pm

LONDON: Gangs are using social media sites such as Facebook to lure young women into crime and prostitution, the head of European policing agency Europol said Tuesday. Rob Wainwright said traffickers were drawing victims in by posting advertisements for childcare … Read more »

India seeks to reinvigorate regional ties at South Asia summit

November 26, 2014 11:40 am

KATHMANDU: South Asian leaders will meet in Kathmandu Wednesday with regional superpower India seeking to boost trade and reinvigorate ties in its backyard, but analysts say little can be achieved while its bitter rivalry with Pakistan persists. The leaders of … Read more »

Formal inquiry urged into Australian military academy abuse

November 26, 2014 11:35 am

SYDNEY: Australia should hold a public inquiry into abuse at a prestigious military academy, a long-awaited report into disturbing mistreatment within the defence force found Wednesday. Taskforce chair Len Roberts-Smith said two reports tabled in parliament on Wednesday contained “shocking … Read more »

Warrant briefly issued for AC/DC drummer over court no-show

November 26, 2014 11:15 am

TAURANGA, New Zealand: A warrant was briefly issued for the arrest of AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd Wednesday when he failed to arrive on time at a New Zealand court to face a threatening to kill charge. It was withdrawn about … Read more »

Impounded Taiwanese fishing vessel at Currimao port undergo thorough inspection

November 26, 2014 10:52 am

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte: A Taiwanese fishing boat with a cargo of about 2,000 boxes of imported cigarettes underwent a thorough inspection on Tuesday after it was impounded by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) at the port of Currimao here. … Read more »

Islamic State militants stone two ‘gay men’ to death in Syria

November 26, 2014 10:27 am

BEIRUT: The Islamic State group stoned two men to death in Syria Tuesday after claiming they were gay, a monitor said, in the jihadist organisation’s first executions for alleged homosexuality. “The IS today stoned to death a man that it … Read more »

Double female suicide bomb attacks kill 45 in Nigeria

November 26, 2014 10:22 am

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: More than 45 people were killed when two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowded market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, the latest in a wave of such attacks blamed on Boko Haram. The explosions in … Read more »

Americans are smoking less than ever

November 26, 2014 10:11 am

WASHINGTON: The percentage of Americans who are smokers has fallen to an all-time low, now representing just 17.8 percent of the population, a study has found. US health officials said the percentage of Americans who are smokers has fallen to … Read more »

Ferguson police officer says he has ‘clean conscience’

November 26, 2014 10:09 am

FERGUSON: The white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in the riot-hit US town of Ferguson said he has a “clean conscience” and would do the same thing again. Darren Wilson said he feared for his life … Read more »