World

Justin Lin to direct third Star Trek film

Tuesday, 23 December 2014.

LOS ANGELES: The USS Enterprise is about to get a little faster. “Fast & Furious” director Justin Lin is taking the helm of the third installment in Paramount’s rebooted “Star Trek” franchise.

Sydney Siege: Victims remembered as floral tributes removed

Tuesday, 23 December 2014.

SYDNEY: Mourners were to attend emotional services for the two victims of the Sydney cafe siege today as volunteers and workers removed a giant sea of flowers laid in their memory amid plans for a permanent memorial.

Joe Cocker, raspy-voiced British singer, dies at 70

Tuesday, 23 December 2014.

LONDON: Joe Cocker, whose distinctive raspy voice and soulful musical renditions made him a favourite of his peers with hits like Beatles’ cover “With a Little Help from My Friends” and “You Are So Beautiful,” died on Monday. He was 70.

Garbage truck kills six Glasgow Christmas shoppers

Tuesday, 23 December 2014.

LONDON: Six people were killed and eight others injured in Glasgow, Scotland on Monday when a bin lorry ploughed into crowds of Christmas shoppers in what appeared to be a tragic accident.

Unlicensed doctor charged over mass HIV infection

Monday, 22 December 2014.

PHNOM PENH: An unlicensed Cambodian doctor was charged on Monday over an apparent mass HIV infection in a remote village after admitting he reused needles when treating patients, officials said.

France raises number of car rampage injured to 13

Monday, 22 December 2014.

PARIS: France’s top security official has raised the number of people by a rampaging driver to 13, and is cautioning against jumping to conclusions about the attack.

First UAE nuclear plant to start in 2017

Monday, 22 December 2014.

ABU DHABI: The first of four nuclear reactors being built by the United Arab Emirates will come on line in 2017 and the rest will be fully operational by 2020, an official said Monday.

Pope to meet Muslim, Buddhist leaders in Philippines visit

Monday, 22 December 2014.

MANILA: Pope Francis will meet with leaders of various religions when he visits the Philippines next month, pushing a message of tolerance in order to combat global religious conflicts, a church official said Monday.

Pakistan to execute 500 terror convicts in coming weeks

Monday, 22 December 2014.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said Monday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre.

Germany plans trauma centre for IS rape victims

Monday, 22 December 2014.

BERLIN: A German government minister said Monday Berlin aimed to set up a trauma centre for victims of a mass rape campaign by the Islamic State militant group.