Air pollution increases risk of premature death by 20 per cent, finds study

Washington:¬†Exposure to above average levels of outdoor air pollution increases the risk of premature death by 20 per cent, and mortality risk from cardiovascular disease by 17 per cent, according…

Vienna world’s most liveable city. Karachi ranked 168th in 173 cities

An annual report from The Economist, published on June 23, says the Austrian capital Vienna is the world’s most liveable city, followed by Danish capital Copenhagen and Switzerland’s Zurich. Calgary…

Rare ancient mosque discovered in Israel

Remains of a rare ancient mosque, believed to be 1,200 years old, were discovered in the Bedouin city of Rahat, in southern Israel. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said it…

Strong earthquake hits Taiwan

Taiwan: A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Taiwan on Monday morning. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake had an estimated depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles),…

Iceland ranked world’s most peaceful country

Iceland has been ranked the most peaceful country in the world, followed by New Zealand and Ireland, according to the latest Global Peace Index on June 15. Produced by the…

India must end ‘vicious’ Muslim protest crackdown, says Amnesty International

Amnesty International has urged India to stop ‘vicious’ crackdown on Muslims who took to the streets to protest a ruling party official’s anti-Muslim remarks. Cracking down on protesters with excessive…

No Covid tests needed for incoming air travellers to US

The US announced on June 10 that Covid-19 tests would no longer required for international travellers arriving by air. White House assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz confirmed the news on…

Floods kill 10 in China, forcing 286,000 people to relocate

Floods caused by heavy rains in China have killed at least 10 people and displaced 286,000. According to media sources, three people are missing and more than 2,700 houses have…

Biden likely to ease sanctions on Iranian oil

Washington: US President Joe Biden is expected to ease sanctions on Iranian oil. According to media reports, the November by-elections are imminent and the price of oil in the United…

LONDON: Car thefts have skyrocketed in many parts of the UK.

According to British media, 88,915 vehicles were stolen from different parts of the UK in one year, ie 244 vehicles were stolen daily. According to the report, 2000 suspects were…