Day: April 16, 2019

Dog rescued while swimming 135 miles off Thailand

BANGKOK — A dog found swimming more than 220 kilometers (135 miles) from shore by workers on an oil rig crew in the Gulf of Thailand has been returned safely to land. A worker on the rig belonging to Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, Vitisak Payalaw, said on […]

Five militants, one police officer killed in Pakistan raid

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Police and army commandos killed five Pakistani Taliban militants during an overnight siege at a house in the northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said on Tuesday. One police officer was killed and two wounded during the 16-hour operation. It ended when the house was destroyed […]

Jailed Reuters reporters, U.S. border photographers win Pulitzer Prizes

NEW YORK – Reuters won two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, one for revealing the massacre of 10 Muslim Rohingya men by Buddhist villagers and Myanmar security forces, and another for photographs of Central American migrants seeking refuge in the United States. The awards marked the second year in […]

AAP LS candidates to start filing nominations from Thursday: Gopal Rai

New Delhi, Apr 16: The AAP Tuesday said its Lok Sabha candidates would file their nominations from Thursday even as uncertainty remained over a possible alliance between the ruling party in Delhi and the Congress.  Senior AAP leader Gopal Rai said the party’s west Delhi candidate Balbir Singh Jakhar […]

Jet Airways operating 5 planes, seeks emergency funds: Kharola

New Delhi, Apr 16: Jet Airways has sought emergency funds from banks and is currently operating only five planes, Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola said Tuesday. The cash-strapped airline has already suspended its international operations till April 18. Separately, the civil aviation ministry would convene meetings of representatives […]

Senior’s weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia

WASHINGTON  — Does an older friend or relative have a hard time hanging up on telemarketers? Or get excited about a “You’ve won a prize” voicemail? New research suggests seniors who aren’t on guard against scams also might be at risk for eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease. Elder fraud […]

Electric car makers woo Chinese buyers with range, features

SHANGHAI — Automakers are showcasing electric SUVs and sedans with more driving range and luxury features at the Shanghai auto show, trying to appeal to Chinese buyers in their biggest market as Beijing slashes subsidies that have propelled demand. Communist leaders wanting China to lead in electric vehicles […]

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