World

Animals sacrificed in Nepal to bring good luck

Friday, 28 November 2014.

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.

Finland votes to legalise same-sex marriage

Friday, 28 November 2014.

HELSINKI: The Finnish Parliament today narrowly approved a citizen’s initiative to legalise same-sex marriage.

Egypt crackdown adds to Gaza blockade woes

Friday, 28 November 2014.

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.

Male Ebola survivors to abstain from sex

Friday, 28 November 2014.

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 adopts smoking ban for public places

Friday, 28 November 2014.

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.

Syria activists mourn ‘death’ of revolution

Friday, 28 November 2014.

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.

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.