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Teenager Survives ‘Honour’ Killing Attempt

Teenager Survives ‘Honour’ Killing Attempt

An 18-year-old Pakistani woman has survived an attack on her life by relatives angry with her for marrying for love. Saba Maqsood appealed for protection from the authorities after telling how she had been shot and thrown into a canal in the city of Hafizabad, in Punjab province. A local police official said Ms Maqsood […]

NASA`s Hubble captures `most colorful view of the Universe`

NASA`s Hubble captures `most colorful view of the Universe`

Scientists have discovered two new planets orbiting an ancient star near our Sun and one of them may have liquid water on its surface, a key ingredient to support life. An international team of astronomers studied Kapteyn’s Star, the second fastest-moving star in the sky, which is only 13 light years away from Earth. The […]

Cyber-gang stole millions worldwide

Cyber-gang stole millions worldwide

America has revealed more details about the attack by a band of hackers who implanted viruses on hundreds of thousands of computers around the world, seized customers’ bank information and stole more than 100 million dollars (£60m) from businesses and consumers. Announcing charges against the Russian man accused of masterminding the effort, the US Justice […]

Pele’s son gets 33-year sentence

Pele’s son gets 33-year sentence

The son of football legend Pele has been sentenced to 33 years in jail after being convicted of laundering money for a drug gang. But Judge Suzana Pereira said Edson Cholbi do Nascimento, who must surrender his passport to the Sao Paulo court this week, can remain free as he appeals – which can take […]

Solar plane makes inaugural flight

Solar plane makes inaugural flight

London: A revolutionary solar-powered plane, that will try to fly around the world next year, has successfully made its inaugural test flight in Switzerland. The Solar Impulse 2 vehicle lifted off from Payerne aerodrome in Switzerland today and returned two hours later. The single-seater aircraft, with which Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are […]

Reports: 4 Nigerian girls escape Boko Haram

Reports: 4 Nigerian girls escape Boko Haram

Four of the more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted last month from a village school by the Boko Haram insurgent group have escaped their captors, according to a local official, Nigerian newspaper reports. Bana Lawan, chairman of the Chibok Local Government Area, said on Wednesday that the four girls escaped their captors on Tuesday, both […]

Report: ‘Pings’ may have never come from Flight 370

Report: ‘Pings’ may have never come from Flight 370

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A U.S. Navy spokesman on Thursday dismissed as “speculative and premature” an American expert’s reported comments that the acoustic “pings” at the center of the search for the missing Malaysian plane did not come from the jet’s black boxes. CNN reported that the Navy’s civilian deputy director of ocean engineering, Michael […]