Malala sets foot on home soil after five years

Thanks;Amir Wasim | Mohammad Asghar Published;March 29, 2018 ISLAMABAD: Youngest Nobel Prize laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai arrived here on Thursday night more than five years after she survived a Taliban attack in Swat which necessitated her departure to the UK for medical treatment. Ms Yousafzai — accompanied by her father Ziauddin, Farah Mohamed…

Zuckerberg says audits of Facebook apps won’t solve everything

Thanks; Deepa Seetharaman Published: Mar 23, 2018 12:15 a.m. ET Mark Zuckerberg is in damage-control mode after Facebook’s data scandal. Facebook Inc.’s investigation into outsiders’ handling of its users’ information will help identify and deter bad actors but won’t be able to uncover where all the data ended up and how it is being deployed,…

Tiny plastic particles are ‘part of the air we breathe’ say scientists and can damage lungs, poison kidneys and even interfere with our hormones

Thanks;Sian Boyle And Megan Sheets For The Daily Mail Investigations Unit Published; 22:05 18 Mar 2018, updated 17:03 19 Mar 2018 It had been thought the risk to health was largely limited to eating fish from oceans polluted with plastic. But the leading scientist who oversaw our investigation said microplastics had become ‘part of the…

Speculations over multiple summit meetings rise ahead of inter-Korean talks

Thanks;Choi He-suk Published : Mar 18, 2018 – 15:48 Updated : Mar 18, 2018 – 17:11 Speculations are rising over possible summit meetings between President Moon Jae-in, and the leaders of China, the US and Japan in the run-up to the inter-Korean summit, and Pyongyang-Washington summit. Moon’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is…

Italy’s election, Germany’s coalition highlight fragile EU

Thanks;Marcus Walker Published: Mar 4, 2018 8:15 p.m. ET German coalition deal reflect populists’ advances, wider dissatisfaction with establishment MILAN, ITALY – MARCH 04: A ballot paper with the symbol of the 5-star Movement is displayed during the counting of ballot papers during the 2018 general election on March 4, 2018 in Milan, Italy. A…

These ‘ultra-processed’ foods are linked with a higher risk of cancer

Thanks;Maria LaMagna Published: Feb 15, 2018 3:19 p.m. ET A new study shows foods including desserts and chicken nuggets create higher risk Ultra-processed foods include packaged snacks and soda. One of the ways to reduce your risk of cancer may be simply changing your diet. Eating “ultra-processed” foods was associated with a higher cancer risk…

From Palestine to Fiji, untold flu stories 100 years on

Thanks; Alasdair Soussi Published; 13 Feb 2018 Up to 40 million people died in the Spanish flu outbreak between 1918 to 1919 [AP] “I had a little bird, its name was Enza. I opened the window and in-flu-enza.” Almost like the creepy theme tune to a horror film, the rhyme above became a common refrain for…

SoftBank Group to take majority stake in Line’s mobile unit

Thanks;Sam Nussey Published;JANUARY 30, 2018 / 7:05 PM / UPDATED 20 HOURS AGO TOKYO (Reuters) – Line Corp said on Wednesday that it had entered an agreement with SoftBank Group Corp to give the telecoms and technology firm a majority stake in Line’s mobile unit. Line said SoftBank would hold a 51 percent stake in…

American banks continue to phase out free checking accounts

Thanks;Maria LaMagna Published;Jan 23, 2018 12:55 a.m. ET Bank of America has shut down one of its checking accounts, used by some low-income consumers Bank of America has eliminated one of its checking accounts. Bad news for low-income consumers: There’s now one fewer place where you can store your cash for free. Bank of America…