KATMANDU: A festival believed to be the largest animal sacrifice ritual in the world began today in southern Nepal, where devotees believe the sacrifices bring good luck and a Hindu goddess will grant their wishes.
HELSINKI: The Finnish Parliament today narrowly approved a citizen’s initiative to legalise same-sex marriage.
GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Already struggling under the weight of an Israeli blockade, Gazans are now feeling the effects of an Egyptian exclusion zone along their shared border that has sent prices soaring.
LONDON: Men who recover from Ebola should abstain from sex for three months to minimise the risk of passing the virus on in their semen, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday.
BEIJING: China’s capital on Friday passed a smoking ban for all indoor public places and offices, state media reported, despite the failure of past attempts to limit where the country’s 300 million smokers can light up.
BEIRUT: With regime troops and jihadists battling for control of Syria, sidelined activists who led a pro-democracy uprising in 2011 say their revolution has died along with their dreams of freedom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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