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Eight missing in Swiss valley landslide

Rescue crews are seeking eight people from Germany, Austria and Switzerland who have been missing for more than a day after a landslide struck a remote Swiss valley, police said. Authorities had evacuated around 100 people from the village of Bondo and airlif
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Eight missing in Swiss valley landslide

Rescue crews are seeking eight people from Germany, Austria and Switzerland who have been missing for more than a day after a landslide struck a remote Swiss valley, police said. Authorities had evacuated around 100 people from the village of Bondo and airlifted hikers from nearby huts in the eastern canton of the Grisons after rocks and mud hit the area yesterday. Police said they were unable to reach eight people in the area, six of whom had been reported missing by relatives, despite intensified searches by teams including an army helicopter.

Boxing: Mayweather vs McGregor – past vs future?

For fans of mixed martial arts, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s super-fight represents a battle between the past and future of combat sports. The powerful economic forces that made Saturday’s bout inevitable are the testimony to the remarkab
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Boxing: Mayweather vs McGregor – past vs future?

For fans of mixed martial arts, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s super-fight represents a battle between the past and future of combat sports. The powerful economic forces that made Saturday’s bout inevitable are the testimony to the remarkable rise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship at a time when boxing has faced a steady decline. Boxing […]

Barts campus in Gozo two years behind schedule

The building of the Barts Medical School campus in Gozo is two years behind schedule, the government has admitted. A Health Ministry spokeswoman said Vitals Global Healthcare, the private consortium given a 30-year concession to run State hospitals and respon
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Barts campus in Gozo two years behind schedule

The building of the Barts Medical School campus in Gozo is two years behind schedule, the government has admitted. A Health Ministry spokeswoman said Vitals Global Healthcare, the private consortium given a 30-year concession to run State hospitals and responsible for the construction, would hand over the finished campus during the third quarter of 2018. Very little work was being done and only a couple of workers were there when the Times of Malta visited the site at the end of last week. The foundations were still being laid. A Gozitan building contractor told this newspaper he had been closely monitoring the works since they started last March, adding that “no significant progress has been noticed”. “In my opinion, it’s obvious there are problems because only a handful of workers have been assigned to the project. This is not on, and something is wrong, although we don’t actually know what is happening,” he remarked. The Health Ministry was asked about the state of play of the project and why progress appeared to be slow but no replies were forthcoming. Pointing out that the campus was part of the €220 million investment VGH would make under the 30-year concession, the...

All Early Years Centres to be within 1km of an MOE kindergarten

This will make it more convenient for parents and grandparents ferrying kids around, said PCF’s CEO Victor Bay in a Talking Point discussion on the preschool landscape.
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All Early Years Centres to be within 1km of an MOE kindergarten

This will make it more convenient for parents and grandparents ferrying kids around, said PCF’s CEO Victor Bay in a Talking Point discussion on the preschool landscape.

68 Boko Haram insurgents surrender in Borno – Army

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said 68 Boko Haram insurgents surrendered to troops in Borno in the last three weeks. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole, said in a statement released in Maiduguri
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68 Boko Haram insurgents surrender in Borno – Army

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said 68 Boko Haram insurgents surrendered to troops in Borno in the last three weeks. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole, said in a statement released in Maiduguri. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole, said in […]

Excessive Force Won’t Solve Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis: Annan Panel

Annan’s commission says perpetrators of rights abuses should be held accountable. The post Excessive Force Won’t Solve Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis: Annan Panel appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Excessive Force Won’t Solve Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis: Annan Panel

Annan’s commission says perpetrators of rights abuses should be held accountable. The post Excessive Force Won’t Solve Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis: Annan Panel appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Northern cities gear up for intl. tribal culture festival

TEHRAN – The cities of Gorgan and Gonbad-e Kavus in northern Golestan province will successively host the 11th International Festival of Tribes Culture in early September, ISNA reported on Monday.
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Northern cities gear up for intl. tribal culture festival

TEHRAN – The cities of Gorgan and Gonbad-e Kavus in northern Golestan province will successively host the 11th International Festival of Tribes Culture in early September, ISNA reported on Monday.

QC Mayor wants DOTr, MMDA to decide on location of north bus terminal

QC Mayor Herbert Bautista called on transportation officials to finalize the details of the planned integrated bus terminal in the northern part of the metropolis.
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QC Mayor wants DOTr, MMDA to decide on location of north bus terminal

QC Mayor Herbert Bautista called on transportation officials to finalize the details of the planned integrated bus terminal in the northern part of the metropolis.

UPDATE: Lacson: Only assistance to son was how to operate photocopier

SENATOR Panfilo Lacson maintained on Thursday that he was not involved in the business transactions of his son and the only assistance he has given was to show him how to operate a photocopier. Lacson issued the statement in response to the allegation of form
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UPDATE: Lacson: Only assistance to son was how to operate photocopier

SENATOR Panfilo Lacson maintained on Thursday that he was not involved in the business transactions of his son and the only assistance he has given was to show him how to operate a photocopier. Lacson issued the statement in response to the allegation of former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon that the senator’s son, Panfilo “Pampi” [...] The post UPDATE: Lacson: Only assistance to son was how to operate photocopier appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

BREAKING: Eight missing after landslide in Switzerland

Eight people, including German, Austrian and Swiss citizens, are missing following a landslide that forced the evacuation of several small villages in southeastern Switzerland on Wednesday, police said Thursday. “In the region of Val Bondasca, eight peo
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BREAKING: Eight missing after landslide in Switzerland

Eight people, including German, Austrian and Swiss citizens, are missing following a landslide that forced the evacuation of several small villages in southeastern Switzerland on Wednesday, police said Thursday. “In the region of Val Bondasca, eight people who were there at the time of the landslide have not been found,” the Graubunden cantonal police said […]

Scandal-hit Malaysian PM to visit White House

US President Donald Trump has invited Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to Washington, officials said Thursday, despite a Justice Department investigation into a major corruption scandal that has ensnared the leader. A White House statement said that Trum
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Scandal-hit Malaysian PM to visit White House

US President Donald Trump has invited Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to Washington, officials said Thursday, despite a Justice Department investigation into a major corruption scandal that has ensnared the leader. A White House statement said that Trump will welcome Najib to Washington on September 12 to strengthen ties “with one of America’s closest partners […]

Watch: Images of broken lives (ARTE)

Sadegh Souri photographed the young detainees of correctional facility for minors in the heart of Tehran, Iran. A unique witness of the daily tragedy of these women, his images tell the story of these broken lives.
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Watch: Images of broken lives (ARTE)

Sadegh Souri photographed the young detainees of correctional facility for minors in the heart of Tehran, Iran. A unique witness of the daily tragedy of these women, his images tell the story of these broken lives.

Australia says organised crime in financial sector costing US$28 billion a year

Organised crime in the financial sector is costing Australia AUS$36 billion (US$28.43 billion) a year, the criminal intelligence authority said on Thursday.
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Australia says organised crime in financial sector costing US$28 billion a year

Organised crime in the financial sector is costing Australia AUS$36 billion (US$28.43 billion) a year, the criminal intelligence authority said on Thursday.

Man, 18, arrested for allegedly threatening to upload sex video of woman

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of attempted extortion. The police said a 19-year-old woman made a report on Aug 17 at 4.11am, informing the authorities that an online acquaintance had threatened to upload a vi
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Man, 18, arrested for allegedly threatening to upload sex video of woman

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of attempted extortion. The police said a 19-year-old woman made a report on Aug 17 at 4.11am, informing the authorities that an online acquaintance had threatened to upload a video of her having sex with him if she did not transfer $100 to him.  After extensive ground queries, police officers arrested the suspect on Tuesday (Aug 22) at Bedok North Street 3. If found guilty, he will face jail term of up to two years and with caning. a1admin@sph.com.sg

Chinese military recruits told: No computer games, no masturbation

The Chinese military is fretting about the growing number of would-be recruits failing its stringent fitness test, but says it has the answer: avoid masturbating and playing computer games.
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Chinese military recruits told: No computer games, no masturbation

The Chinese military is fretting about the growing number of would-be recruits failing its stringent fitness test, but says it has the answer: avoid masturbating and playing computer games.

FARM TO FACE APPROACH

23.5ºN Taiwan’s reputation as an Ilha Formosa or “beautiful island,” teeming with natural resources, is reflected in the cosmetics brand 23.5ºN, which brings farm to face with natural and nurturing skincare. Simple and meticulous, the product line’
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FARM TO FACE APPROACH

23.5ºN Taiwan’s reputation as an Ilha Formosa or “beautiful island,” teeming with natural resources, is reflected in the cosmetics brand 23.5ºN, which brings farm to face with natural and nurturing skincare. Simple and meticulous, the product line’s approach to beauty is rooted in a back-to-basics philosophy. This no-frills ideology keeps the product formulations effective and [...] The post FARM TO FACE APPROACH appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Mr. Ube’s quest for sweet success

In his signature purple sports shirt, Gerry Chua, also fondly called “Mr. Ube,” is usually found standing at the doorway of Eng Bee Tin Chinese Deli along Ongpin St. in Binondo. He’s a jolly fixture with matching purple glasses who happily assists custo
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Mr. Ube’s quest for sweet success

In his signature purple sports shirt, Gerry Chua, also fondly called “Mr. Ube,” is usually found standing at the doorway of Eng Bee Tin Chinese Deli along Ongpin St. in Binondo. He’s a jolly fixture with matching purple glasses who happily assists customers, bellowing a cheerful “Hello! Welcome!” as they enter the shop, and “Tosia [...] The post Mr. Ube’s quest for sweet success appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Palace contradicts justice chief over taking Kian’s death ‘lightly’

THE Duterte administration is not taking the death of senior high school student Kian de los Santos in the hands of policemen lightly, a Malacanang spokesman said on Thursday. Ernesto Abella issued the statement after Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd s
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Palace contradicts justice chief over taking Kian’s death ‘lightly’

THE Duterte administration is not taking the death of senior high school student Kian de los Santos in the hands of policemen lightly, a Malacanang spokesman said on Thursday. Ernesto Abella issued the statement after Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd said that de los Santos’ death during a police anti-drug operation was blown out of [...] The post Palace contradicts justice chief over taking Kian’s death ‘lightly’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000

The death toll from floods sweeping South Asia has climbed above 1,000, officials said Thursday, as rescue teams try to reach millions stranded by the region’s worst monsoon disaster in recent years. Thousands of soldiers and emergency personnel have be
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Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000

The death toll from floods sweeping South Asia has climbed above 1,000, officials said Thursday, as rescue teams try to reach millions stranded by the region’s worst monsoon disaster in recent years. Thousands of soldiers and emergency personnel have been deployed across India, Bangladesh and Nepal, where authorities say a total of 1,009 bodies have […]

Retired policeman uses his experience to help children with disabilities in Colombia

When John Micallef retired from the Police Force five years ago, his sense of duty persisted and he soon found himself miles away in Colombia supporting children with disabilities. “I spent 25 years – a lifetime – in the Police Force. When I retired I
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Retired policeman uses his experience to help children with disabilities in Colombia

When John Micallef retired from the Police Force five years ago, his sense of duty persisted and he soon found himself miles away in Colombia supporting children with disabilities. “I spent 25 years – a lifetime – in the Police Force. When I retired I realised that once you’re a policeman, you’ll always be a policeman,” Mr Micallef – who was in Malta on his first visit here after moving to Colombia – told this newspaper. The former Sergeant Major describes his time in the Police Force as a challenging, but good experience. He said the job was satisfying and the sense of duty kept them going, he explained. “Police officers, especially those who risk their lives to fulfil their duty, are underpaid. The life of an officer is a hard one, but I’m proud to have served my country,” he said. As an officer, Mr Micallef often had to think on his feet. He recalled how one day, he was in Ta’ Xbiex to buy some equipment together with scuba colleagues Charles Cutajar and Conrad Bajada. “We saw plumes of smoke wafting out of a block of apartments. Parked right in front of the building there was a water bowser which we thought was part of the fire brigade. “So we went over to see if we could...

Millions at risk in Pakistan after arsenic found in water

60 million people could be at risk in Pakistan after dangerously toxic arsenic was found in drinking water across the country.   Samples were collected from around 1,200 wells and nearly two thirds exceeded the safe levels set by the World Health Organisatio
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Millions at risk in Pakistan after arsenic found in water

60 million people could be at risk in Pakistan after dangerously toxic arsenic was found in drinking water across the country.   Samples were collected from around 1,200 wells and nearly two thirds exceeded the safe levels set by the World Health Organisation. According to a report on the WHO website, millions of people have been exposed to contaminated water since wells were drilled in Bangladesh and across the region in the 1970s. It says the extent of problem first came to light 20 years later when scientists found high arsenic levels across the Ganges Delta. Arsenic poisoning causes a range of problems that can affect the lungs, skin, kidneys and liver. It can also lead to comas and eventually death.

Cop shoots man for picking stolen money

The police in Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday shot a resident for allegedly picking stolen money which dropped along Wellington Bassey Way, Uyo. Our correspondent gathered that a three-man gang had snatched the money from occupants of a government-owned car . Th
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Cop shoots man for picking stolen money

The police in Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday shot a resident for allegedly picking stolen money which dropped along Wellington Bassey Way, Uyo. Our correspondent gathered that a three-man gang had snatched the money from occupants of a government-owned car . The gang was reportedly moving the money into a getaway vehicle seized from a […]

NBI: 6 witnesses to testify Kian was ‘murdered’

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has interviewed six witnesses who will testify that teenager Kian delos Santos was murdered by Caloocan City police that evening of Aug. 16, an official of the bureau said on Thursday. Romy Lim, head of the NBI deat
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NBI: 6 witnesses to testify Kian was ‘murdered’

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has interviewed six witnesses who will testify that teenager Kian delos Santos was murdered by Caloocan City police that evening of Aug. 16, an official of the bureau said on Thursday. Romy Lim, head of the NBI death investigation division, said the signed affidavits of these witnesses were enough [...] The post NBI: 6 witnesses to testify Kian was ‘murdered’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

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