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Texting affects balance & walking

Texting affects balance & walking

Sending text messages while walking could ruin people’s balance and posture and put them at the risk of serious injury, a new study has found. A team of Australian researchers from the University of Queensland tracked the movement patterns of 26 people once when they walked normally and then as they walked while looking at [&hellip

Cairo police HQ blast kills 4

Cairo police HQ blast kills 4

A huge blast has struck outside the police headquarters in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing at least four people and injuring numerous others, police and medical authorities have announced. The apparent car bombing took place early morning on Friday and was reportedly heard across the Egyptian capital, sending a large plume of smoke over the city [&hellip

Congo munitions dump blast kills 10

Congo munitions dump blast kills 10

A massive blast in a military munitions dump in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed at least 10 people in a nearby town. According to a senior local government official, the explosion occurred on Friday after lightning struck, sparking a fire at the depot near the city of Mbuji-Mayi, which is the capital of [&hellip

’2,400 killed in Obama’s drone war’

’2,400 killed in Obama’s drone war’

The US drone program has killed at least 2,400 people around the world since President Barack Obama came to office five years ago, according to a new report. Across Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, the Obama administration has launched more than 390 drone strikes since 2009, eight times as many as were launched in the entire [&hellip

Walmart to lay off 2,300 workers

Walmart to lay off 2,300 workers

The largest US retailer, Walmart, is planning to lay off 2,300 employees at its Sam’s Club division, marking the biggest round of layoffs since 2010 when the unit laid off 10,000 workers. The planned layoffs will affect a combination of salaried assistant managers and hourly employees at Sam’s Club, which is the eighth largest retailer [&hellip

French troops kill 11 Muslim fighters in Mali

French troops kill 11 Muslim fighters in Mali

French soldiers have killed nearly a dozen Muslim fighters in a military operation in northern Mali. Malian security sources said the French military operation was conducted north of the desert region of Timbuktu on Friday. “The French military operation in the Timbuktu region is completed… A French soldier was wounded but his life is not [&hellip

US interests destroyed if it attacks Iran: General

US interests destroyed if it attacks Iran: General

A deputy chief of the General Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces says the interests of the United States in the region will be completely destroyed in case of any military attack against the Islamic Republic. Brigadier General Seyyed Masoud Jazayeri made the remarks in an interview in Tehran on Friday in response to earlier comments [&hellip

Militants must leave Syria: Iran’s Zarif

Militants must leave Syria: Iran’s Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has urged the withdrawal of all foreign-backed militants from Syria, saying the Syrian people should be allowed to determine their own destiny without foreign interference. “I can ask all foreign forces to withdraw… to allow the Syrian people to decide their own future,” Zarif told a panel discussion held [&hellip

Contracts to tie medical doctors to practise in the country for 3 years

Contracts to tie medical doctors to practise in the country for 3 years

The government has prepared a working contract for doctors which will require them to work for at least three years in the country before seeking to work abroad. The contract will apply to doctors who get education loans from the government through the Higher Education Students’ Loan Board. Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Dr [&hellip

Forwarders contest TICTS notice on USD use

Forwarders contest TICTS notice on USD use

Tanzania Freight Forwarders Association (TAFFA) has rejected a move by Tanzania International Container Terminal Services Limited (TICTS) to have its clients pay for services in US dollars instead of Tanzanian shillings. TICTS issued an undated notice to users of its terminal to issue invoices in US dollars instead of the local currency with effect from [&hellip