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Early baldness linked to higher risk of heart disease

Early baldness linked to higher risk of heart disease

BBC 2017-11-30 03:34:42

Male pattern baldness and premature greying are more of a risk factor for heart disease than obesity in men under 40, new research suggests. A study of more than 2,000 young men in India showed more...

Tanzania faces country-wide power outage

Tanzania faces country-wide power outage

-- 2017-11-30 03:12:24

Tanzania was hit by a country-wide blackout early on Thursday due to a technical glitch in its national power grid, the country’s state-run electricity monopoly said. “A technical fault ....

US drone hits Pak-Afghan border, kills three

US drone hits Pak-Afghan border, kills three

-- 2017-11-30 02:44:59

At least three people have been killed after a US drone fired missiles along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, local Urdu media reported on Thursday. The attack happened in Pakistani territory of Kurr...

Powerful storms hit Sri Lanka, killing four

Powerful storms hit Sri Lanka, killing four

-- 2017-11-30 02:15:43

Storms with heavy rain and winds across the country have left at least four people dead and several fishermen are among 23 people missing, Sri Lanka's government said. The Disaster Management Center...

Bodybuilding products sold online ‘risky’

Bodybuilding products sold online ‘risky’

Reuters 2017-11-30 01:03:57

Many bodybuilding products sold online are mislabeled and contain unapproved drugs and other ingredients that may not be safe, a new study suggests. Researchers tested 44 products they bought online...

Samosa healthier than burger: Report

Samosa healthier than burger: Report

-- 2017-11-29 12:02:38

A samosa is better for an individual’s health than a burger because it is made using fresh ingredients and is free of additives, preservatives and flavourants, according to a new Centre for Scie...

Asian shares mixed after Wall St rally

Asian shares mixed after Wall St rally

-- 2017-11-29 11:38:05

Most of the shares are mixed in Asia following a broad rally on Wall Street that lifted US stocks to a milestone-shattering finish. Investors appeared to shrug off the latest launch of a ballistic m...

Egypt forces shoot dead 11 suspected militants

Egypt forces shoot dead 11 suspected militants

-- 2017-11-29 10:55:30

11 suspected militants have been killed by Egyptian security forces in a shootout near the Sinai, just days after more than 300 people were killed in an attack on a mosque in North Sinai, said the int...

US threatens action against S Sudan

US threatens action against S Sudan

-- 2017-11-29 10:26:37

The United States threatened on Tuesday to take further action against the South Sudan government if it does not end violence and allow United Nations peacekeepers to do their job, but UN sanctions ar...

Philippine cbank expects 2.9-3.6pc inflation in Nov

Philippine cbank expects 2.9-3.6pc inflation in Nov

-- 2017-11-29 02:51:16

The Philippine central bank said on Wednesday that annual inflation in November was expected to be within a range of 2.9-3.6 per cent. The central bank hopes the inflation range with the impact of hi...

Mexican inflation ‘may not fall as forecast’

Mexican inflation ‘may not fall as forecast’

-- 2017-11-29 02:36:27

Mexico’s incoming central bank governor Alejandro Diaz de Leon on Tuesday said inflation may not fall as forecast. He said the inflation may steady because of recent and future shocks, laying o...

UK shop prices slip for third month

UK shop prices slip for third month

-- 2017-11-29 02:23:08

British shop prices edged down by an annual 0.1 per cent for the third month in a row during November, according to a survey. The survey chimed with the Bank of England’s thinking that inflatio...

The glooming and booming apparel retailing markets

The glooming and booming apparel retailing markets

Olivier Zieschank 2017-11-29 02:19:58

The world largest companies by market capitalisation in 2006 lost their leading position to the benefit on IT giants in 2017. The traditional industrial heavy weights, such as Exxon Mobile, General...

Japanese stocks track Wall St

Japanese stocks track Wall St

-- 2017-11-29 01:31:46

Japan’s Nikkei share average rose on Wednesday as banks and financial shares tracked their US counterparts higher, shrugging off another North Korean missile launch. The Nikkei was up 0.4 per c...

India bus crash leaves seven dead

India bus crash leaves seven dead

-- 2017-11-28 12:36:17

Head-on collision between two passenger buses at Latur-Nanded highway in western Indian state of Maharashtra has left seven people dead and 13 others injured on Tuesday, said a Police official. Poli...

SoftBank lowers Uber stake valuation to $48b

SoftBank lowers Uber stake valuation to $48b

-- 2017-11-28 12:00:00

Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp is offering to purchase shares of Uber Technologies Inc at a valuation of $48 billion, a 30 per cent discount to its most recent valuation of $68.5 billion, a person...

Israel explosion claims four lives

Israel explosion claims four lives

-- 2017-11-28 12:00:00

A massive explosion that took place in the port city of Jaffa in Israel killed four people and led to the collapse of a building, Israeli police say. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says Tuesday an...

Shell lifts European shares

Shell lifts European shares

-- 2017-11-28 12:00:00

European shares edged up on Tuesday, supported by gains in heavyweight Royal Dutch Shell, while Ocado rallied following a deal with French supermarket Casino. Ocado shares rose 26 per cent after Casi...

India's govt ‘wants rate cut’ before March

India's govt ‘wants rate cut’ before March

-- 2017-11-28 12:00:00

Indian finance ministry said that the government wants a rate cut sooner than that, putting a focus on the MPC meeting on Dec. 5-6, or when it next convenes in February. “We expect the RBI to c...

Facebook to develop AI to help prevent suicide

Facebook to develop AI to help prevent suicide

Reuters 2017-11-28 10:55:19

Facebook Inc will expand its pattern recognition software to other countries after successful tests in the U.S. to detect users with suicidal intent, the world’s largest social media network sai...

Train mows down railway workers in Belgium

Train mows down railway workers in Belgium

-- 2017-11-28 10:55:12

Several workers of Infrabel, Belgian railway infrastructure manager, were mowed on a level crossing in Morlanwelz, south of Belgium. The accident that occurred on Monday night killed two people, lea...

Things to consider before posting online

Things to consider before posting online

FE Online Desk 2017-11-28 04:21:11

The number of internet users has incresed rapidly. Therefore, it is essential to make people aware of the dangers associated with posting things online. Here are the top 5 things to be careful about...

Mideast stocks mixed, Saudi firm

Mideast stocks mixed, Saudi firm

-- 2017-11-28 03:19:51

Gulf stock markets were narrowly mixed in early trade on Tuesday with Saudi Arabia edging up for a fifth straight day as it was boosted by the petrochemical sector. The Saudi index rose 0.1 per cent...

Asian shares slide after Wall Street fall

Asian shares slide after Wall Street fall

-- 2017-11-28 02:53:46

Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday following a sluggish post-Thanksgiving trading sessionon Wall Street. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.1 per cent to 22,461.10. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 l...

‘Afghan Taliban engage in gunfight with IS’

‘Afghan Taliban engage in gunfight with IS’

-- 2017-11-28 02:45:20

An Afghan official says an intense gun battle has erupted between Taliban and Islamic State affiliate insurgents in eastern Nangarhar province. Attahullah Khogyani, provincial governor's spokesman, s...

Dictionaries to include 6 year-old boy’s proposed word

Dictionaries to include 6 year-old boy’s proposed word

-- 2017-11-28 02:30:36

Oxford Dictionaries says a six-year-old Victoria boy is on his way to getting his new word added to its Oxford English Dictionary. Levi Budd, a Grade 2 student at St. Michaels University School, coin...

China's industrial profits surge in first 10 months

China's industrial profits surge in first 10 months

-- 2017-11-27 12:22:11

China's major industrial firms saw stronger profit growth, rose 23.3-per cent from one year earlier, in the first 10 months of this year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Monday. Industr...

Samsung Electronics shares drop

Samsung Electronics shares drop

-- 2017-11-27 12:16:52

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s shares fell more than 4 per cent to a one-month low on Monday after Morgan Stanley cut its recommendation on the South Korean tech giant, citing concerns that a boom...

Airstrikes kill dozens in Syria

Airstrikes kill dozens in Syria

-- 2017-11-27 12:00:00

Government airstrikes and shelling outside the Syrian capital killed at least 23 civilians, activists reported Sunday, as fighting in the area showed no signs of letting up ahead of the resumption of...

Rural tourism brings fortunes for China’s less-fortunate ones

Rural tourism brings fortunes for China’s less-fortunate ones

Jubair Hasan 2017-11-27 12:00:00

Rural or agriculture tourism has emerged as China's most effective weapon to fight out poverty by the target-year 2020, helping myriad people out of the vicious circle of misfortune. Not only is it i...