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More light in office benefits workers

More light in office benefits workers

A new study has indicated that more natural light exposure in the workplace could benefit the workers’ mood and metabolism. Exposure to natural light at the office boosts the employees’ health through positive and powerful effects on mood, alertness and sleep quality, shows the study carried out by the researchers at Northwestern Medicine and the [&hellip

9 killed by Halong typhoon in Japan

9 killed by Halong typhoon in Japan

At least nine people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a powerful typhoon that has slammed into western and northern Japan. Typhoon Halong, which lashed Japan with strong rains and winds on Sunday, also forced over one million to evacuate their homes. Over 700 flights were also canceled as a result of the [&hellip

Older adults own ‘morning brains’

Older adults own ‘morning brains’

A new research has yielded that older adults are more focused and perform better on cognitive tasks in the morning than in the afternoon. The study conducted by a team of psychologists from Canada has identified differences in brain functions of older adults across the day. Some 16 younger adults aged 19-30 and 16 older [&hellip

Politicians sign pro-Palestine manifesto

Politicians sign pro-Palestine manifesto

A group of high-profile political figures predominantly from Latin America have signed a strong statement of solidarity with the Palestinian people. The statement titled “In Defense of Palestine” has been signed by, among others, Bolivian President Evo Morales, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Honduran ex-President Manuel Zelaya. In the statement, the signatories condemned the [&hellip

Ukraine in need of aid: Lavrov

Ukraine in need of aid: Lavrov

Russia has called for urgent humanitarian aid for the people in civilian areas in eastern Ukraine being shelled by the Kiev army. According to a statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called for “urgent measures for preventing an impending humanitarian catastrophe in south eastern regions” of Ukraine. [&hellip

Arsenal lift Community Shield

Arsenal lift Community Shield

Olivier Giroud scored a superb second-half goal as Arsenal claimed the Community Shield with a 3-0 victory over Manchester City at Wembley. The clash between the FA Cup winners and the Premier League holders was comfortably won by the former, who added another piece of silverware to their trophy cabinet after ending their nine-year drought [&hellip

Liverpool hammer Dortmund

Liverpool hammer Dortmund

​Liverpool continued their preparations for the new season with an impressive 4-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund at Anfield. Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring after 10 minutes and Dejan Lovren doubled their advantage three minutes later as Brendan Rodgers’ side took control early on. Philippe Coutinho added a third in the 49th minute and Jordan Henderson [&hellip

Rouhani, Larijani mourn dead in jet crash

Rouhani, Larijani mourn dead in jet crash

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani have expressed their profound condolences over the tragic passenger plane crash in the capital, Tehran. An Iranian passenger plane crashed on Sunday moments after takeoff from the International Mehrabad Airport, killing at least 39 people and seriously injuring nine others, IRNA reported. The Antonov An-140, a [&hellip

Russia’s import bans to cost EU $16bn

Russia’s import bans to cost EU $16bn

According to official European Union data, Russia’s sanctions on agricultural food imports from the EU could drag the continent back into crisis and cost its economy USD 16 billion (12 billion euros). As per official EU statistics, Russia imports 35 percent of the food it consumes every year and imports 10 percent of its needs [&hellip

South Sudan fails on unity government

South Sudan fails on unity government

South Sudan’s warring sides have missed a deadline to form a unity government despite growing international condemnation of the conflict in the country. Under the Cessation of Hostilities Treaty signed on May 9, President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar had agreed to establish a unity government by August 10. The latest round [&hellip