Would you rather sit and think or get shocked? You’d be surprised

WASHINGTON: So you say all you want to do is to take a few minutes to sit down and think without anyone or anything bugging you? Maybe that is true. But you might be in the minority.

Turkish highspeed train crashes on test drive

ISTANBUL: Turkey’s long-awaited high-speed rail link between Istanbul and Ankara suffered a setback on Tuesday when a test train crashed only days before its official opening by Prime Minister Tayyip

Phone thief left own mobile at crime scene

GENEVA: A man who stole a mobile phone at a Geneva shop was caught after police identified him from pictures on his own mobile phone, which he left at the scene.

Aquino: Honoring Nora Aunor would be wrong drug message

MANILA: Philippine President Benigno Aquino III defended his decision not to appoint award-winning actress Nora Aunor as a national artist, saying Tuesday that doing so would have sent the message tha

Rolf Harris convicted of indecent assault in Britain

LONDON: Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris could face jail after being found guilty of all 12 counts of indecently assaulting girls and young women by a London court on Monday.

Man rows across Atlantic, reaches Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico: Three times, Victor Mooney tried to row across the Atlantic. Three times he failed. One boat sank. Another lost its freshwater system.

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