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Why Zika virus is causing alarm in US

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Global health officials say the Zika virus, linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is spreading rapidly in the Americas and could infect 3 million to 4 million people. The race…..

Strong 7 magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Russia

Agencies | Jan 30, 2016, 09.34 AM IST There were no initial reports of damage or casualties. MOSCOW: A strong 7-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Russia on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.The quake struck 109km (67 miles) north of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy,…..

War in Syria: Russia's 'rustbucket' military gives hi-tech shock to West and Israel

LONDON: Their army’s equipment and strategy was “outmoded”; their air force’s bombs and missiles were “more dumb than smart”; their navy was “more rust than ready”. For decades, this was Western military leaders’ view, steeped in condescension, of their Russian…..

US declares 22 Hillary Clinton emails 'top secret'

WASHINGTON: The US state department conceded for the first time on Friday that intelligence officials were correct to say that at least 22 emails sent through Hillary Clinton’s private server contain some of the government’s most sensitive secrets. The seven…..

Trump-less GOP debate seen by 12.5 million people

NEW YORK: The seventh Republican presidential debate — and the first one without drawing card Donald Trump — was seen by 12.5 million viewers on Fox News Channel. Thursday’s debate ranked sixth among the seven GOP debates so far in…..

Barbie gets curvy in real-world body makeover

NEW YORK: Barbie, the world’s most famous doll, has a new body. In fact, she has three new bodies – petite, tall and curvy. Some 57 years after the impossibly busty and narrow-waisted blue-eyed Barbie doll was first introduced, California-based…..

Wary of culture clash, Germans teach refugees their rules

BERLIN: First impressions are important in any culture, and Germany is keen that even refugees from conservative Muslim countries get it right. “Men and women say hello and goodbye by shaking hands and looking each other in the eyes,” an…..

Syrian opposition to go to Geneva as peace talks open

GENEVA/BEIRUT: Syria’s main opposition group agreed to travel to Geneva, where the United Nations on Friday opened peace talks to end the country’s five-year-old war, but said it wanted to discuss humanitarian issues before engaging in political negotiations. On the…..

Four Chinese miners rescued after 36 days trapped underground

BEIJING: Rescuers on Friday pulled out four miners who had spent 36 days trapped underground in a collapsed mine in China, state media reported. The gypsum mine in east China’s Shandong province collapsed on Christmas Day, killing one and leaving…..

Arrests, allegations of mass graves in Burundi

BUJUMBURA (Burundi): A rights group said on Friday it had seen evidence indicating possible mass graves in Burundi as unrest escalated with the arrest of 17 people in a security sweep, including two foreign journalists. Satellite images, video footage and…..