London, Jan 2 (IANS) Singer Mollie King says she always make New year resolutions but never manages to stick to any of them.
Kathmandu, Jan 2 (IANS) Nepal has welcomed more than 598,200 tourists in 2012, a 10 percent increase over 2011, making tourism one of the largest sources of revenue. The figures released by the immigration office and compiled by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB)Tuesday showed that 53,219 more tourists visited the country in 2012 than in 2011. "Without any substantial investment and despite government's failure to purchase new aircraft, the growth in 2012 is encouraging," tourism official Kashiraj Bhandari said
Los Angeles, Jan 2 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston has reportedly cancelled her plans to marry Justin Theroux in Mexico. The 43-year-old, who announced her engagement to 40-year-old Theroux in August, was planning to tie the knot during their holiday in Mexico.
London, Jan 2 (IANS) Hollywood veteran Judi Dench is in line to play Sherlock Holmes' housekeeper in a new TV adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic stories.
Jerusalem, Jan 2 (IANS) Israel will train teenagers on cyber-warfare to prepare them for their future role in the military and intelligence community. "The threat of cyber attacks against Israel comes from Iran and other elements," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the launch of the cyber-warfare programme. "Our vital systems are targets for attack, and this will only increase as we enter the digital age
Abu Dhabi, Jan 1 (IANS/WAM) An attempt to smuggle a total of 216 bottles of alcohol out of the UAE was foiled at the Al Ghuwaifat border. Customs inspectors arrested the driver of the truck carrying the bottles, hidden inside the vehicle's tool box. While passing through the specified path for empty and unloaded trucks, customs inspectors told the vehicle to go through a radiation detection device that showed the existence of smuggled goods.
Dubai, Jan 1 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai Shopping Festival will present awards to journalists who cover the 32-day event that will begin Jan 3.
Beijing, Jan 1 (IANS) Police in central China's Hubei province Tuesday arrested seven people for their alleged involvement in a shooting that killed one and injured 10 Monday. Home-made shotguns were used in the shooting in an abandoned house around 9 p.m. Monday, Xinhua quoted the public security bureau in Hubei capital Wuhan as saying
Moscow, Jan 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russians can expect to see their real wages rise in 2013, but along with that will come higher utilities tariffs, according to forecasts from the economic development ministry. Take-home pay is set to rise 3.7 percent in 2013, the ministry forecasts, and the minimum wage is also expected to rise, although it will still lag significantly behind that in place in Portugal, France or Luxembourg, the Vesti news website reported. Russians will also see pensions rise.
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) More than 46,000 people have died in Syria in the conflict between the forces of President Bashar al-Assad and the rebels, said an opposition group Tuesday. Of all people killed in the civil war, 85 percent of them -- 39,520 -- died in 2012, according to the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, CNN reported. In 2011, 6,548 lost their lives, representing 14 percent of the total 46,068 deaths.