ROME: Seven immigrants drowned on Sunday during an attempted crossing to Italy by gripping on to a large tuna fishing cage towed by a trawler, according to witnesses from among the 95 people rescued by the coast guard.
CAIRO: A Cairo court sentenced an Egyptian Muslim preacher to 11 years in jail for blasphemy on Sunday for burning a Bible during a protest last year outside the U.S. embassy.
JERUSALEM: A group led by Sweden’s Viaeuropa has been chosen to build a super-fast Internet network across Israel that will compete with existing phone and cable companies.
BUCHAREST: Romania’s President Traian Basescu on Sunday hit out at an attempt to ban same-sex marriage in the Constitution, insisting that everyone should be free to marry whom he wants.
“Man of Steel,” the big-budget reboot of the Superman franchise, leaped over the apocalyptic buddy comedy “This is the End,” collecting a muscular $113.1 million to lead the domestic box office with the year’s second-largest opening weekend and the biggest June opening ever.
GEORGE TOWN: Traffic towards Batu Ferringhi here came to a grinding halt after an uprooted tree at the Pantai Miami corner fell on the front portion of a tour bus.
INCONVENIENCE: Motorists are prevented from using the parking facilities at City Point complex due to upgrading works
FOR centuries economists have been in two different camps on the thinking paradigm. One, those who have faith in the virtue of free market, and second, those who believe in government intervention in the market mechanism.
RORY Thor's addiction to interactive games on Facebook almost ended the 25-year-old's promising snooker career.
THE relatively new sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) received a substantial boost when Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin pledged his support to develop the discipline in the country.