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Poverty rising in Europe: International Labour Organisation

A growing number of Europeans are living in “relative poverty”, the UN labour agency said Wednesday, warning that a lack of quality jobs worldwide was threatening to undo decades of progress in povert

Global life expectancy up 5 years: WHO


Global life expectancy increased by five years between 2000 and 2015, the World Health Organisation said Thursday, crediting progress in Africa against HIV, AIDS and malaria.

Blue diamond sells for record $57.6 million


The “Oppenheimer Blue”, a large and rare diamond, sold for 56.837 million Swiss francs ($57.6 million) at auction on Wednesday, setting a world record for any gem after a dramatic see-saw bidding proc

Pink diamond sells for $31.6 million


An Asian man has paid a record $31.6 million for an extremely rare 15.38 carat pear-shaped pink diamond auctioned at Sotheby’s, making it the most expensive fancy vivid pink diamond ever to go under t

Millions of migrants face homelessness: United Nations

Millions of refugees worldwide risk living on the street due to a lack of funds for shelters, the United Nations warned on Wednesday, urging the private sector to help amid surging displacement.

80 per cent city dwellers breathe bad air

Over 80 per cent of the world’s city dwellers breathe poor quality air, increasing their risk of lung cancer and other life-threatening diseases, a new World Health Organisation report warned on Thurs

4 out of top 5 world's most polluted cities in India, Delhi ranks 9th

WHO's latest air pollution database reveals an overall deterioration of air in most cities. (Photo: Deccan Chronicle)

Dirtiest air was recorded at Zabol in Iran; New Delhi was ranked worst in 2014.

LHC: Possibility of new particle discovery


Was it a blip, or a breakthrough?

Sepp Blatter prepares to testify in Michel Platini trial

Michel Platini. (Photo: AP)

Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter will testify during Michel Platini’s appeal against his ban from football, following a request from world football’s governing body, a source close to the case said

Syrian Opposition leaves peace talks after air raids

Syrians look at the damage following an airstrike on a vegetable market. — AFP

Syrian Opposition leaders started leaving Geneva after air strikes on markets in the northwest killed at least 44 people, saying they could not take part in peace talks while civilians were dying dail

For a party that everyone insists is dying and will soon pass on into history, the Congress still continues to attract a lot of attention across the country.

“The bed or roses was full of thorns Though the fragrance of blossoms was alluring and sweet I rose from that bed in a hundred dawns Tears in my eyes and blood on my feet….”