World

Scientists study rare tapeworm living in man’s brain

Friday, 21 November 2014.

LONDON: Scientists in Britain removed and studied a rare tapeworm that lived in a man’s brain for four years, researchers said on Friday.

Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

Friday, 21 November 2014.

BOCA RATON: A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made he feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually.

A third of women globally victims of domestic violence: WHO

Friday, 21 November 2014.

GENEVA: Current efforts to prevent domestic violence are insufficient as a third of women worldwide are physically abused, according to a series of studies by the World Health Organization published today.

Toll rises to 10 in killer northeast US snowstorm

Friday, 21 November 2014.

NEW YORK: The death toll from a rare pre-winter snowstorm rose to 10 in the northeastern United States on Thursday, paralyzing communities for days and dumping more than six feet of snow near Buffalo.

Obama to spare 5 million from deportation

Friday, 21 November 2014.

WASHINGTON: Administration officials say President Barack Obama is ordering far-reaching changes to U.S. immigration laws that will allow nearly 5 million people, including parents and young people, to avoid deportation.

White House disappointed as TVs snub Obama speech

Friday, 21 November 2014.

NEW YORK: The White House admitted Thursday it was disappointed that leading US television networks – ABC, NBC and CBS – have decided to snub President Barack Obama’s prime-time address on immigration.

US sends five Guantanamo inmates to Georgia, Slovakia

Friday, 21 November 2014.

WASHINGTON: The United States has transferred five Guantanamo Bay prisoners to Europe as part of efforts to empty and close the controversial US military detention center in Cuba, officials said Thursday.

Dutch teen in court after mum ‘rescues’ her from IS

Friday, 21 November 2014.

THE HAGUE: A Dutch teenager who allegedly travelled to Syria to marry an Islamic State fighter but was later rescued by her mother will appear in court today on terror charges, Dutch prosecutors said.

US family gets USD6.75 million in Botox case

Friday, 21 November 2014.

MONTPELIER: A New York couple who said Botox treatment of their son’s cerebral palsy left him with life-threatening complications and sued its manufacturer won a USD6.75 million verdict from a federal jury on Thursday.

Ebola-infected Cuban doctor arrives in Geneva

Friday, 21 November 2014.

GENEVA: A Cuban doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone arrived late Thursday in Geneva, where he will be treated for the deadly virus.