Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager freed by kidnappers

Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager freed by kidnappers

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption A Bitcoin exchange manager who was kidnapped on Boxing Day has been released Kidnapped Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager Pavel Lerner was freed by his abductors in Ukraine on Friday. Exmo confirmed that their employee is...
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Lord Adonis quits as Theresa May’s infrastructure tsar over Brexit

Lord Adonis quits as Theresa May’s infrastructure tsar over Brexit

Andrew Adonis, the former Labour minister, has resigned as chair of the government-backed National Infrastructure Commission in protest against Theresa May’s management of Brexit. The former transport secretary chairs the body that makes recommendations to t...
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New substance may help combat tuberculosis

New substance may help combat tuberculosis

By: IANS | London | Published: December 29, 2017 10:48 pm The substance, called beta lactone EZ120, interferes with the formation of the bacterium’s mycomembrane. (Source: Thinkstock) Researchers have discovered a substance that may help combat the bacterium...
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New skin patch may help reduce body fat: Study

New skin patch may help reduce body fat: Study

By: IANS | Singapore | Published: December 29, 2017 10:45 pm This approach could help to address the worldwide obesity problem without resorting to surgical operations or oral medications. (Photo: Thinkstock) Researchers have developed a new type of skin patch...
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Catalonia crisis: Spain PM Rajoy sets timeline for new parliament

Catalonia crisis: Spain PM Rajoy sets timeline for new parliament

Image copyright AFPImage caption PM Mariano Rajoy says he hopes Catalonia will have a government “as soon as possible” Spain’s prime minister says the new Catalan parliament should hold its first session on 17 January, ahead of reinstating th...
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Liberia’s Vice President Concedes Election: ‘It Has Never Been About Me’

Liberia’s Vice President Concedes Election: ‘It Has Never Been About Me’

“I reject any temptation of imposing pain, hardship, agony and uncertainty on our people,” he said, alluding to past conflicts in Liberia’s transitions of power. “My name will not be used as an excuse for one drop of human blood...
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NY woman diagnosed with TB when she was 5 months pregnant

NY woman diagnosed with TB when she was 5 months pregnant

A 34-year-old mother has described the horror of being diagnosed with tuberculosis while five months pregnant with her second child. Kate O’Brien’s pregnancy wasn’t going as smoothly as her first when she had a cold that she couldn’t sh...
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PHE advert shows how cigarettes can damage major organs

PHE advert shows how cigarettes can damage major organs

A hard-hitting new TV advert shows how poisons from the tar in cigarettes enter the bloodstream and flow through the body within seconds, causing damage to major organs. The campaign also highlights how smoking can lead to elevated levels of...
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Meghalaya: 8 MLAS quit state assembly, including 5 from Congress, to join NPP in January

Meghalaya: 8 MLAS quit state assembly, including 5 from Congress, to join NPP in January

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: December 29, 2017 9:30 pm The NPP, led by Conrad K Sangma, son of former Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma, has two MLAs in Meghalaya at present. (Source: ANI photo) Eight...
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The big chop: How black women are embracing their natural hair

The big chop: How black women are embracing their natural hair

Every eight weeks for nearly two decades, Sophia Kemeh sat patiently while a relative or hairdresser applied relaxer to her hair. The hair-straightening agent burned, but Kemeh, an occupational therapist in Vernon, B.C., thought there was no alternative for st...
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UK stock markets close at a record high

UK stock markets close at a record high

Image copyright AFP UK stock markets climbed to new highs on the final day of trading for 2017. Both the FTSE 100 index of leading blue chip companies and the FTSE 250 reached new records at the close of trading....
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