- October 27, 2015

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South Korea MERS toll reaches 37

- October 25, 2015

A South Korean patient of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) died on Sunday, raising the total toll from the outbreak to 37.   The 152nd patient was dealing with the after-effects of MERS after testing negative earlier. It marked the first death of a MERS patient since July 10, Yonhap News Agency reported.   It

Taiwan reports more dengue cases

- October 25, 2015

The number of dengue cases reported in Taiwan has risen to 26,910 since the outbreak in May, the island's disease control centre said on Saturday.   On Friday, the island reported 261 new cases, 150 in the city of Kaohsiung and 102 in Tainan, Xinhua news agency cited the department's update as saying.   Two

World economy to pick up in 2016: UAE

- October 25, 2015

The global economy is expected to improve by 2016 as Asian countries are growing faster, the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) minister of economy said.   "The world economy is definitely going to pick up. For 2016, or the second half of next year, the expectation is that the economy of many parts of the world

Bharti Airtel’s Q2 net profit rises by 10 percent

- October 25, 2015

Bharti Airtel's net profit for the second quarter (June-September) of 2015-16 increased by 10.1 percent, helped by rising data usage, a company statement said here on Monday.   The company posted net profit of Rs.1,523 crore for the second quarter 2015-16 compared to Rs.1,383 crore it logged during the corresponding period last fiscal.   The

India missed Ashwin in the later part of series: de Villiers

- October 25, 2015

South Africa skipper A.B. de Villiers believes India missed star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the later part of the series, as the 29-year-old was ruled out of the One-Day International (ODI) series due to left side strain he sustained in the first match in Kanpur.   "India did miss Ashwin in the later part of

More security for Karnataka minister after threat call

- October 25, 2015

Security had been stepped up for Karnataka Sports and Fisheries Minister K. Abhaychandra Jain a day after he received a threat to his life from a person claiming to be a gangster, police said on Sunday.   "We have deployed additional personnel at Jain's residence and office besides providing more security men after he filed

BJP will not make any impact in Kerala: Congress

- October 25, 2015

The outcome of the upcoming local body polls in Kerala will be that the BJP will stay a non-entity in the state, state Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said on Sunday.   "The BJP in Kerala will not make any impact and it's because of their own making. They have been trying to play the communal

Tintin comic strip fetches record $1.7 million at auction

- October 25, 2015

A double-page Tintin comic strip by the renowned Belgian cartoonist Herge has fetched a record 1.56 million euros ($1.72 million) at an auction, a media report said.   The sale on October 24 by auction house Sotheby's in Paris saw 65 original items from the biggest names in European and American cartoons go under the

Over 200 black bears killed in US

- October 25, 2015

 More than 200 black bears were killed in the first day of an authorised hunt in Florida, a state where hunting the animals was banned for 21 years, officials said.   A total of 207 bears were killed on Saturday, the first day of the seven-day season, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, or