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Latin America: “A global public health emergency posed by a disease linked to ‘Zika virus’ in Latin America requires a united response”, said the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General, Margaret Chan. Dr. Chan declared an international public health emergency considering the severe health complications caused by the virus. Dr. Chan justified declaring an emergency even amid …

Lucknow: Good eating habits, regular health checkups, weight management, regular exercise are still not enough to tackle the severe disease of cancer. The use of tobacco in both smoke and smokeless forms – is estimated to account for 22% of cancer deaths globally. It is a leading cause of the disease in the South-East Asia region …

Baltimore: United States of America (USA) President, Barack Obama visited a mosque in the US on Wednesday for the first time in his presidency. US President in his speech at the Islamic Society of Baltimore said “I want to say two words Muslim Americans don’t hear often enough: Thank you, and We are one American family.” “We have heard inexcusable political …

New York: A page on Facebook (FB) named ‘Humans of New York’ (HoNY) published a post on Monday, about an elderly widower coping alone with life since he lost his wife January last. The soul-stirring story touched so many hearts that it went viral on FB racking up approximately 1.4 million likes and over a …

New York:  Google’s free e-mail service ‘Gmail’  has crossed more than 1 Billion active users worldwide.  This news was announced by Google CEO Sundar Pichai during an earning call with investors. “Thanks a billion for helping us make Gmail better and better!”, tweeted  Gmail.  About Gmail Launched in beta in 2004. Google removed the beta …

Kabul: At-least 10 persons were killed in a suicide bomb attack on Monday. “The blast took place in Dehmazang area in the west of the city, killing 10 individuals and wounding at least 20”, said a police official. Highlights: Injured were rushed to the hospital. The city was terrified by a series of suicide attacks …

Beijing: Chinese government on Monday had announced a capital punishment to two men for killing a prominent Tibetan religious leader, his nephew and his driver in 2013. Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche popularly known as Tulku Rinpoche, who was born in Eastern Tibet, shifted to Scotland later and became a British citizen. Rinpoche was among the first …

Washington: United States of America (USA) President, Barack Obama will visit a mosque in the US on Wednesday for the first time in his presidency. Obama has taken this step to interact with the community leaders and discuss over ongoing issues about Muslims. Obama’s mosque visit in the vicinity of Washington stands amidst spurting backlash against Muslims community, specifically, …