Some 350 million euros to help 14 million people is what the UN has said it needs to help Pakistan’s flood victims. It has launched a major aid
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A new superbug could make antibiotics redundant, scientists have warned. Experts fear the enzyme NDM-1, which lives inside different bacteria and
The number of Britons claiming unemployment benefit fell by much less than expected last month. It was down by just 3,800 economists had forecast a
Growth in Chinese investment and factory output slowed further last month as the government cut back lending to normal levels. It was boosted last
Germany’s E.ON has reported first-half operating profit that was better than had been forecast. The world’s largest utility company said earnings
Greece’s efforts to cut its budget deficit faltered in July. Official figures show the debt-laden country missed the fiscal targets that it has to
Turkey’s government has signalled a delay in fiscal reforms, with moves to cut the deficit not going ahead until 2012. That would give the ruling
Wednesday was the first day of Ramadan for most Muslims. Around the world hundreds of millions have begun observing the holy month. For many in
For Muslim worshippers around the world, Wednesday marked the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, a month of fasting and religious observance.
The stench of death is thick but the search for survivors continues. And time is of the essence with fresh downpours threatening more misery for the
It is Ramadan, a month of religious discipline for Muslims across the world – and a time for the business-minded to cash in. With a five to six
At a time when most tourists are fleeing Pakistan, a group of professors and students from Taiwan has decided to stay in the region and set up a
South Korean women who served as sexual slaves for the Japanese army during World War Two denounced Japan’s wartime apology.
Rescue teams puzzled over how to free a boy wedged in a narrow 20 centimetre wide gap between two walls in China’s eastern Zhejiang province, after
Pakistanis in Sindh province continue to flee areas battered by the worst floods in the country’s history, taking refuge on high grounds.
Almost a dozen people have died in Central Europe over the last few days with the Czech Republic seeing some of the worst weather. The regions of
For the first time, Russia has confirmed that radioactive areas contaminated by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster have been hit by wildfires. The
Ramadan is underway in many places around the world, and in France the big grocery chains cannot afford to ignore it. At six million, the country
The deadly raid which killed nine people on board a Gaza-bound Turkish aid boat was ‘proportionate and correct’, Israel’s Army Chief has said
South Korean women who served as sex slaves for Japan’s army during World War II have denounced Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s apology.
The struggle to help the millions affected by the devastating floods in Pakistan is turning political. Amid scenes of desperate hardship, Pakistani
They are refusing to give up hope in Zhouqu. Deep mud means diggers often cannot be used to find those buried when a landslide swamped the sleeping
While more than 10,000 emergency workers and Russian army units battle wildfires throughout the country, some villagers are working together to
Heavy rains have raised water levels in Central Europe. Meanwhile fire-fighters continue to battle fires in the north of Portugal.
The Royal Danish Navy celebrates its 500 years jubilee in a number of events. The biggest vessel in the Danish Royal Navy, Absalon, headed the
Google says Germans can opt out of its Street View navigation service for privacy reasons. The service maps out real-life street scenes that users
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has taken to the air in a firefighting plane to tackle wildfires sweeping through western Russia. It was
Portuguese fire fighters are engaged in their own battle to control forest blazes – since July some 18,000 hectares of arid woodland have been
Hundreds of thousands of people continue to flee an ever-expanding flood zone as Pakistan’s leaders have called for a greater international aid