Dutch to push intelligence sharing after missed signals in Paris

By Anthony Deutsch THE HAGUE, Jan 11 : The Netherlands will push for greater sharing of intelligence data, including lists of suspected foreign fighters, at a gathering of global counter-terrorism officials today. The Dutch, who hold the rotating European Union presidency, circulated a draft outlining the objective to roughly 250 delegates of the Global Counter […]

David Bowie, musical legend behind Ziggy Stardust, dies aged 69 from cancer

By Paul Sandle Undated Jan 11, LONDON : David Bowie, a music legend who used daringly androgynous displays of sexuality and glittering costumes to frame legendary rock hits “Ziggy Stardust” and “Space Oddity”, has died of cancer. He was 69. “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with […]

Thai tourism revenue to hit $66 bln in 2016 – minister

By Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK, Jan 11 : Thai tourism revenue is forecast to grow nearly 9 percent in 2016 to touch 2.4 trillion baht ($66.12 billion), the country’s tourism minister said on Monday, on the back of increased focus on visitors from the ASEAN region and domestic travellers. The revenue forecast is higher than the […]

Spain’s Princess Cristina in Mallorca court on tax fraud charges

By Sonya Dowsett PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain, Jan 11 : Spain’s Princess Cristina appeared in court today on charges of tax fraud, the first member of the royal family ever to stand in the dock, as a lengthy investigation into her husband’s business affairs finally went to trial. King Felipe’s 50-year-old sister is one of […]

Could a cholesterol-lowering drug treat Parkinson’s?

London, Jan 11 : In their quest to find new treatments that could slow, stop or reverse Parkinson’s disease, a progressive neurological condition that affects movement and speech, researchers in Britain are set to investigate in humans the potential of a cholesterol-lowering drug in treating the disease. Spearheaded by Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine […]

Human activity leading Earth into a new geological epoch

London, Jan 11 : Has rapid human activity driven Earth into a new geological epoch? According to an international group of geoscientists, the evidence for a new geological epoch which marks the impact of human activity on Earth is now overwhelming. The Anthropocene, which is argued to start in the mid-20th Century, is marked by […]