Moscow, Feb 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has lifted a ban on Afghanistan's biggest private airline Kam Air after the Afghan government pledged an investigation into US claims of opium smuggling by the carrier, the NATO-led ISAF said. Last month, the US military barred Kam Air from its list of potential contractors after accusing it of smuggling large amounts of opium, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Moscow, Feb 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian capital has not witnessed such a snowy winter in the past 100 years, Deputy Mayor Pyotr Biryukov said Tuesday after heavy snowfall hit the city Monday night. "This is the snowiest winter in 100 years," Biryukov said. He said 216 cm of snow blanketed Moscow since the beginning of winter, which was 1.5 times above the climatic norm
Dubai, Feb 5 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Tuesday talked over the phone with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Sheikh Mohammed, also the ruler of Dubai, discussed bilateral relations with Gillard
Beijing, Feb 5 (IANS) A total of 331 Chinese criminal suspects were repatriated from other countries in 2012 under joint efforts with foreign police, Xinhua reported.
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Michael Dell has said he will buy back for $24.4 billion the personal computer manufacturer that he founded and that carries his name, BBC reported. Michael Dell, together with technology private equity investor Silver Lake, will offer $13.65 per share. The buy-out of the firm will be financed by loans from four banks, and a $2 billion loan from Microsoft.
London, Feb 5 (IANS) A woman in Britain opened a loaf of bread to make a sandwich for her 10-year-old child, but discovered inside it a blood-covered needle used by a heroin-taking man. The woman bought the bread in Pendleton, Greater Manchester. When she noticed the syringe, she handed it in to police, the Daily Mail reported.
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Six Spanish women tourists have been raped in the famous Mexican tourist resort of Acapulco by an armed gang who broke into their rented beach bungalow as they slept, a media report said here. Five masked men raped the women after tying up their partners with telephone cords and the elastic from their bikinis, the Daily Mail reported. The rapists, however, spared a Mexican woman who was staying with the group
London, Feb 5 (IANS) An American man caught having sex with his neighbour's mare has been sentenced to jail on charges of public lewdness and criminal trespass.
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Pakistan's Abbottabad town, where Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed in a US commando operation, will soon have an amusement park built at a cost of around $30 million, a British daily said. The 500-acre development will include a zoo, heritage centre, restaurants and artificial waterfalls, The Sun reported. US special forces shot dead Osama May 2, 2011, in the town, around 50 km from Islamabad
London, Feb 5 (IANS) A 56-year-old Briton has been banned by court from speaking to women for 10 years after he told a woman he was a rapist who had just been freed from prison. David Delahunty, 56, faces up to five years in jail if he just says hello to a woman he does not know, The Sun reported