India tops Streptococcus-related infant deaths globally: Study

London, November 6 (IANS) While over 24 lakh pregnant women in India were colonised with Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria in 2015, the bacteria accounded for 13,000 infant deaths — the highest in the world — a study involving more than 100 researchers and 11 research papers globally claimed on Monday.   GBS is a […]

Only one in seven Catalans see dispute with Madrid ending in independence – poll

Only one in seven Catalans see dispute with Madrid ending in independence – poll

A Catalan separatist flag is waved in front of the Generalitat Palace, the Catalan regional government headquarters in Barcelona, Spain, October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Juan Medina   MADRID, November 6 (Reuters) – Just one in seven people from Catalonia believe the current standoff between Barcelona and Madrid will end in independence for the region while more […]

Coal — the killer investment without a future

By Jan Erik Saugestad IANS | November 6   In an age of mistrust, there’s good reason that the voice of the healthcare community continues to carry weight.   Research published by The Lancet medical academic journal showing the health impact of climate change deserves attention. We should listen when told that climate change is […]

Olympics: Kim Jong Un’s love of sport could be making of Games

Olympics: Kim Jong Un’s love of sport could be making of Games

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends sports and cultural events being held to mark the completion of the remodelling of Songdowon International Children’s camp in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang May 3, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA/Files   SEOUL/BERLIN, November 6 (Reuters) – As Olympic officials try to […]

Trump says Japan would shoot N.Korean missiles ‘out of sky’ if it bought U.S. weaponry

Trump says Japan would shoot N.Korean missiles ‘out of sky’ if it bought U.S. weaponry

President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a joint news conference at the Akasaka Palace, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Tokyo. Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP)   TOKYO, November 6 […]

China slams Indian defence minister’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh

China slams Indian defence minister’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh

India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives for the 3rd Inter-sessional Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Kham   BEIJING, November 6 (Reuters) – China on Monday criticized a visit by India’s defence minister to the remote state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims, saying it would […]

Indian steel shortfall causes clash over Railways demand for rail imports

Indian steel shortfall causes clash over Railways demand for rail imports

Parked passengers trains are seen at a railway station in Mumbai, October 22, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files   NEW DELHI, November 6 (Reuters) – India’s steel and rail ministries are at loggerheads over the state-run network’s proposal to buy much-needed rails from overseas, a move that would undermine Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s drive to build key […]

This year to be among three hottest on record: “extraordinary weather” –UN

This year to be among three hottest on record: “extraordinary weather” –UN

Partially empty Contreras water reservoir is pictured during a severe drought near the southeastern town of Utiel, Spain November 5, 2017. REUTERS/Heino Kalis   BONN, Germany, November 6 (Reuters) – This year will be among the three hottest on record in a new sign of man-made climate change that is aggravating “extraordinary weather” such as […]

Editorial freedom should be used in public interest: Modi

Editorial freedom should be used in public interest: Modi

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressing the gathering at the inauguration ceremony of the World Food India 2017, in New Delhi on November 03, 2017.   Chennai, November 6 (IANS) Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Monday said that editorial freedom should be used in public interest and urged the newspapers to devote space to […]

Death toll from Vietnam storm nears 50

Death toll from Vietnam storm nears 50

People ride motorcycles along flooded road after typhoon Damrey hits Vietnam in Hue city, Vietnam November 5, 2017. REUTERS/Kham   DANANG, Vietnam, November 6 (Reuters) – The death toll from the typhoon that struck Vietnam at the weekend has risen to at least 49, the government said on Monday.   After Typhoon Damrey’s winds tore […]

South Korea imposes sanctions on 18 North Koreans, a day before Trump visit

South Korea imposes sanctions on 18 North Koreans, a day before Trump visit

A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo   SEOUL, November 6 (Reuters) – South Korea imposed unilateral sanctions on 18 North Koreans on Monday, barring any financial transactions between those sanctioned and any South Koreans, as part of international […]