Snake becomes celebrity after biting a student in Brazil

Snake becomes celebrity after biting a student in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO:  A cobra that bit a veterinary student in Brazil, putting him in a coma, has turned into a celebrity by sparking an investigation into an alleged exotic animal trafficking ring. The monocled cobra, which is native to Asia, bit 22-year-old Pedro Krambeck Lehmkuhl on July 7 in Brasilia, sending doctors on a … Read more

Montreal chic cafe employs fashion for social distancing plus charity

Montreal chic cafe employs fashion for social distancing plus charity

MONTREAL:  In one Montreal restaurant, patrons are getting a fashion-food two-for-one: Mannequins placed at tables not only ensure social distancing but also sport chic outfits that can be purchased to benefit charity. With Quebec province at the forefront of Canada’s coronavirus pandemic, businesses have been reopening cautiously. Le Monarque, a fashionable restaurant in Old Montreal, … Read more

US eatery adopts novel method for social distancing

US eatery adopts novel method for social distancing

WASHINGTON: Their eyes are vacant, their smiles uncanny — but they’re dressed to the nines and they don’t need a reservation for some of America’s finest dining. A Michelin-starred restaurant in the US state of Virginia has found a fun — or creepy, depending on your tastes — way to enforce social distancing when it … Read more

Zarif condemns Delhi violence, India summons Iranian envoy for clarification

Zarif condemns Delhi violence, India summons Iranian envoy for clarification

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday strongly condemned the wave of organized anti-Muslim violence in India and urged the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure the well-being of all citizens in the Hindu-majority country, reported Geo News. In a message shared on the social networking platform Twitter, Zarif said that Iran … Read more

Gandapur, KP CM left red-faced after curtain fail at development project inauguration

Gandapur, KP CM left red-faced after curtain fail at development project inauguration

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Kashmir Affairs Minister Ali Amin Gandapur and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan were left red-faced after a somewhat hilarious curtain fail at a development project inauguration here in Dera Ismail Khan. Things became a little awkward when Gandapur, on Friday, pulled on the string to unveil the project’s foundation stone but … Read more

Robbers target unique ‘valuables’, making away with chilgoza worth Rs12m

Robbers target unique 'valuables', making away with chilgoza worth Rs12m

Armed robbers carried out a daring but unusual heist in South Waziristan, escaping with 23 sacks of chilgoza (pine nuts) worth Rs12 million. A gang of at least 11 robbers carried out the well thought-out plan in Wana Bazaar on Thursday, taking the guard, as well as the workers present in the warehouse, hostage. They … Read more

Energy companies to generate clean power by animal dung

Energy companies to generate clean power by animal dung

Power companies in Finland are going green by way of brown — Reuters file photo HELSINKI: In the search for clean electricity, power companies in Finland are going green by way of brown, and have set their sights on a previously untapped energy source: animal dung. During this month’s Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Cup … Read more

Trump attacks Democrats, Giuliani subpoenaed for Ukraine documents

Trump attacks Democrats, Giuliani subpoenaed for Ukraine documents

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump attacked the Democratic lawmaker spearheading the impeachment inquiry on Monday as congressional committees subpoenaed his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, for documents related to his dealings with Ukraine. As Trump lashed out at Democratic congressman Adam Schiff, suggesting he should be arrested for “treason,” Australia confirmed that the president asked for help … Read more

Saudi crown prince hosts Iraq PM for talks on oil attacks

Saudi crown prince hosts Iraq PM for talks on oil attacks

RIYADH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hosted Iraq´s Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi for talks on Wednesday focused on attacks on the kingdom´s oil infrastructure, which Washington has blamed on Iran. “The meeting dealt with regional developments, particularly the sabotage attacks on Saudi Aramco plants in Abqaiq and Khurais, stressing Iraqi keenness on the … Read more