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Breakthrough on losing weight

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Breakthrough on losing weight

RUIJIN Hospital doctors say they may have the answer to one of the world’s leading obsessions — losing weight. Doctors at the hospital’s endocrinology department have found that a bacterium can reduce the amount of fat in the body, in turn leading to weight loss. They plan to promote the development of weight loss medicine […]

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‘Paranoid’ man causes terror fears in Lausanne metro

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‘Paranoid’ man causes terror fears in Lausanne metro

A man who shouted “Allahu Akbar” in a Lausanne metro station last Friday was suffering from paranoia at the time, according to the prosecutor who has charged him with ‘threats causing public alarm’. The 30-year-old Swiss resident, of west African origin, was arrested after he shouted the phrase – meaning ‘God is greatest’ – at […]

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Merkel ready to consider Macron eurozone reform ideas

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Merkel ready to consider Macron eurozone reform ideas

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday she was prepared to “consider” new French President Emmanuel Macron’s proposals for a shake-up of the eurozone. Speaking to business leaders in Berlin, Merkel acknowledged that the “economic cohesion of the eurozone member states leaves something to be desired”. Angela Merkel. Photo: DPA Merkel, who is running for a […]

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In third shoot-down in a month, U.S. jet destroys another Iranian drone over Syria By Thomas Gibbons-Neff

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In third shoot-down in a month, U.S. jet destroys another Iranian drone over Syria By Thomas Gibbons-Neff

A U.S. F-15 fighter jet shot down an Iranian-made drone over southern Syria on Tuesday, a U.S. defense official said, marking the second time in a week that the U.S. military has taken a pro-Syrian government aircraft out of the sky. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the incident had yet to be […]

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Deadly car bomb attack rocks Somalia’s Mogadishu

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Deadly car bomb attack rocks Somalia’s Mogadishu

At least nine people killed in al-Shabab attack on Wadajir district, government official says. At least nine people have been killed by a car bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a government official said. “We heard a huge explosion in Wadajir district, there are some casualties,” Abifutah Omar Halane, the spokesman for Mogadishu’s mayor, […]

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Australia halts air strikes in Syria after Russia-US tensions over downed Damascus je

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Australia halts air strikes in Syria after Russia-US tensions over downed Damascus je

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has suspended flights over Syria after Russia said it halted sky incident prevention interactions with the US as of June 19, due to the coalition’s downing of a Damascus warplane.  “As a precautionary measure, Australian Defence Force (ADF) strike operations into Syria have temporarily ceased,” Australia’s FILE PHOTO: A […]

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Filipina maid has been acquitted from the murder charge, sentenced to five years

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Filipina maid has been acquitted from the murder charge, sentenced to five years

Dubai: The Filipina domestic worker sentenced to death in Al Ain for killing her employer has been saved from death row, a Philippine envoy said. Jennifer Dalquez, 30, a domestic worker, was given the death penalty by the Al Ain Court of First Instance in May 2015 after she was found guilty of killing her […]

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Iran fires missiles at Daesh in Syria

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Iran fires missiles at Daesh in Syria

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) launched six missiles at Daesh’s headquarters in eastern Syria in response to terror attacks in Tehran which left 18 dead and more than 50 injured earlier this month. The IRGC announced on Sunday that six medium-range ground-to-ground missiles were fired from Iran’s western provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdestan into […]

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Kurdish and French reporters killed in Mosul explosion

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Kurdish and French reporters killed in Mosul explosion

Landmine blast in war-torn Iraqi city kills Kurdish reporter Bakhtiyar Addad and French journalist Stephan Villeneuve. A landmine blast in the Iraqi city of Mosul has killed one Kurdish and one French journalist, as Iraq’s forces push deeper into the last remaining areas held by ISIL fighters. Smoke billows from the positions of ISIL fighters […]

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Donald Trump blames North Korea’s ‘brutal regime’ for Otto Warmbier’s death

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Donald Trump blames North Korea’s ‘brutal regime’ for Otto Warmbier’s death

Washington: US President Donald Trump has denounced the death of Otto Warmbier, the student who spent more than a year imprisoned in North Korea, as the consequence of mistreatment by a “brutal regime”. “At least he got home to his parents,” Mr Trump said on Monday during an event with technology chief executives at the White […]

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