World

British scientists trial 15-minute Ebola test in Guinea

Friday, 28 November 2014.

CONAKRY: British researchers are to conduct trials in Guinea on a 15-minute Ebola test, the Wellcome Trust and UK government said in a joint statement on Friday.

Thai parliament votes to ban commercial surrogacy

Friday, 28 November 2014.

BANGKOK: Thailand’s parliament has voted to ban commercial surrogacy after outrage erupted over the largely unregulated industry following allegations an Australian couple abandoned a baby with Down’s syndrome, a legislator said Friday.

Merlin to open first Legoland theme park in South Korea

Friday, 28 November 2014.

LONDON, Nov 28 () - Britain’s Merlin Entertainments is to open a Legoland theme park in South Korea, as part of its long term expansion plans to generate more of its income from overseas markets.

Bill Gates advocates anti-smoking in music video

Friday, 28 November 2014.

BEIJING: Microsoft founder Bill Gates has been featured in a music video in a campaign against passive smoking in China, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

Pakistan frees 40 Indian prisoners

Friday, 28 November 2014.

KARACHI: Pakistani today announced the release of 40 Indian prisoners, including 35 fishermen held for violating territorial waters, a day after a major South Asian summit closed.

Activist for media freedom standing trial in China

Friday, 28 November 2014.

BEIJING: A leading human rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom stood trial Friday in a southern Chinese city for disturbing public order, more than 15 months after he was detained by police.

Death sentences for Thai Muslim separatists condemned

Friday, 28 November 2014.

BANGKOK: Human rights groups Friday condemned the Thai authorities for sentencing five alleged Muslim separatists to death, saying the punishment would do little to promote peace in the violence-racked south.

India believes its abducted workers in Iraq alive

Friday, 28 November 2014.

NEW DELHI: The Indian government believes 39 workers abducted nearly six months ago by the Islamic State group in Iraq are alive despite claims by one of them that the others had been killed.

Bolivia and Peru seize two planes, arrest pilots on drug charges

Friday, 28 November 2014.

LA PAZ: The Bolivian drug enforcement agency FELCN seized two small planes in northern Bolivia and arrested the pilots on drug charges in a joint operation with Peruvian authorities, media reports said today.

Japanese paper regrets use of term ‘sex slaves’

Friday, 28 November 2014.

TOKYO: Japan’s biggest newspaper apologized in print Friday for using the term “sex slaves” in its English-language edition to describe Asian women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.