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In Need of Cash, India Chases $117 Billion in Elusive Back Taxes

India’s finance ministry is asking for regular progress reports from tax collectors and has set a date for an amnesty to pay off arrears on …

Indonesian province Papua bans alcohol to curb 'disastrous effects' of drinking

Indonesia's Papua province has officially banned alcohol in the region with effect from 1 April in a bid to stop the 'disastrous effects of alcohol …

Microsoft to introduce ad-blocker in Edge web browser - ZDNet

March 31 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is planning to introduce an in-built ad blocker into the next version of the Microsoft Edge web browser, tech website ZDNet reported, citing a slide from the company’s developer conference on Wednesday.<p>Microsoft Edge replaced Internet Explorer as the default …

Ad Blocking

Taiwan's Kuomintang Nationalist Party selects pro-China party leader

Taiwan's opposition Nationalist Party, also known as Kuomintang, has selected a pro-China leader after suffering a defeat at the polls in January. …

A strong NHS needs a strong economy – we should not put that at risk with Brexit

A vote to leave Europe will create economic uncertainty and that will mean less money for the health service<p>I want Britain’s voice to be strong in the world and believe we will be better off and more secure by remaining in the European Union. As health secretary, I also need to consider the impact …

British EU exit campaign backed by 250 business leaders

LONDON (Reuters) - The campaign for Britain to leave the EU has been backed by 250 business leaders including the former chief executive of HSBC, the Vote Leave group said on Saturday, hoping to counter the view that UK businesses back staying in the bloc.<p>Union flags and the Big Ben clocktower …

Brexit

Junior doctors row has derailed seven-day NHS plans, says top doctor

Sir Bruce Keogh signals unhappiness with Jeremy Hunt’s decision to impose contract and rejects justification of new terms<p>The NHS’s top doctor believes that Jeremy Hunt’s row with junior doctors has “derailed” the government’s push to turn the NHS into a seven-day service.<p>Prof Sir Bruce Keogh also …

Brussels attacks: Harrowing footage emerges of toddler weeping over body at Zaventem airport

WARNING - DISTRESSING IMAGES: In the video the toddler cries while perched on another victim, who is yet to have been identified, but was described by CNN as her mother<p>This is the harrowing moment a toddler sobs over an adult's body at Brussels airport in the aftermath of the suicide bomb attacks …

'F------ disaster': Cameron ruins Corbyn's day with an embarrassing leaked document

Cameron was answering a question from Corbyn in parliament during Prime Minister's Questions — known as PMQs —when he pulled out the piece of paper and proceeded to mock Corbyn for not having control of his party.<p>The leaked spreadsheet was published by The Times this morning.<p>It was allegedly put …

Great Britain

Facebook chief meets with China's top propaganda official

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has held a rare meeting with China's propaganda chief in Beijing. Zuckerberg has long courted China in a bid to see its …

Whole Foods Sells Peeled Oranges In Plastic Containers, World Revolts

This is pretty bad, any way you peel it.<p>Whole Foods encourages shoppers to bring their own shopping bags and prides itself on an ability to provide healthy options to shoppers in the best possible way. But a recent packaging flub is making us shake our heads.<p>A photo of peeled oranges sitting in …

Customers

Reese Sued For $5 Million

NO sooner has Reese Witherspoon put out one legal matter than another has apparently arrived at her door. The Oscar winner, who owns fashion label …

West Palm Beach

Iran executed all adult men in one village for drug offences, official reveals

UN anti-drug agency urged to stop funding Iran’s war on narcotics until Tehran ends use of death penalty for drug offences<p>The entire adult male population of a village in southern Iran has been executed for drug offences, according to Iran’s vice-president for women and family affairs.<p>The matter …

Singapore's economy slowed last year

Singaporean economic growth remained subdued in 2015.<p>According to revised figures released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) earlier today, …

White House presses Congress for emergency funds for Zika

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday it needs the U.S. Congress to deliver emergency funding to address the Zika virus, and said redirecting some money set aside for Ebola-related projects would not be enough given the scope of the outbreak.<p>An Aedes Aegypti mosquito is seen in a …

Public Health

Mobile phones are 'cooking' men's sperm

Study finds sperm levels of men who kept their phones in their pocket during the day were quite seriously affected in 47 per cent of cases<p>Fertility experts are warning man that using a mobile for as little as an hour a day is "cooking sperm" and lowering level significantly.<p>The new study shows that …

23andMe and Women’s Health Startup Celmatix Combine Forces To Research Genes Affecting Infertility

Humans have been having humans for hundreds of thousands of years as part of our genetic drive so it seems counter-Darwinian that some genes might work against our ability to make a baby. But that is exactly what certain genes might be doing, according to women’s health startup Celmatix, and they …

6 tips to keep your Facebook clean, secure and private

NEW YORK (AP) — Got hundreds of Facebook friends you hardly know?<p>Now is a good time to do some digital cleanup, while the year is still fresh. Review …

Apps

Martian Notifier smartwatch: Now 72% off at TNW Deals

The next generation of tech is upon us, with the smartwatch phenomenon picking up serious steam as developers build apps to revolutionize our lives and functional convenience.<p>While most of the best smartwatches today often cost hundreds, an excellent entry-level smartwatch is now on offer for a …

UNICEF: 200 Million Women And Girls Have Suffered Genital Mutilation

Over 200 million women and girls in 30 countries have experienced some form of genital mutilation, according to a new UNICEF report. And if current trends continue, the number of girls cut annually will continue to rise year over year, the U.N. says, since population growth is outstripping efforts …

Female Genital Mutilation

The French Girl Look

Celebrity Style

10 Places for Mermaid-Spotting in America

Though P. T. Barnum's famous Fiji mermaid turned out to be a half-monkey, half-fish hoax, there are places stateside where flesh-and-blood mermaids …

Mermaids

Australia's mining boom turns to dust as commodity prices collapse

As the country's economy adjusts to a new reality following the collapse in commodities, many British expats are considering a move back home<p>When geologist Chris Nellist was offered a job in Sydney after completing his masters at Leicester, he seized it with both hands. His timing could have been …

Keep cancer alive to stop it spreading, say scientists

Keeping cells alive around a tumour stops it expanding, the University of Cambridge has discovered<p>Keeping cells alive rather can killing them off through chemotherapy could be the best way to fight cancer, scientists believe.<p>Tumours need to kill surrounding cells to make room to grow so if they do …

Man chokes to death trying to eat McDonald's cheeseburger whole

Darren Bray told his friends to 'watch this' as he rolled 99p burger into a ball and tried to fit it into his mouth in one go before turning blue<p>A father of three choked to death as he tried to eat a McDonald's cheeseburger in one mouthful, an inquest heard.<p>Darren Bray, 29, blacked out when he …

Several more possible Zika cases in L.A. County

Though there's only one confirmed case of Zika virus in Los Angeles County, several more people who might be infected are being tested for the illness, public health officials said Wednesday.<p>The L.A. County Department of Public Health has received numerous reports from physicians of possible Zika …

Big pharma pushes for global alliance to fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Drug-resistant bacteria are becoming a huge threat and governments must support pharmaceutical companies in developing new treatments<p>Pharmaceutical giants including GlaxoSmithKline and Merck are teaming up with other healthcare companies to accelerate the development of drugs for “superbug” …

Why anxiety makes people veer to the left

Scientists have discovered that feeling anxious makes people very to the left because their right hand side of the brain is so active.<p>If you feel like anxiety and stress have you going round in circles, then you are actually correct.<p>Scientists have discovered that feeling anxious makes people begin …

Nasal spray as effective as injections for pain during childbirth, study finds

Australian researcher finds the nasal spray analgesic drug fentanyl results in less nausea and sedation, shorter labour and fewer babies admitted to the nursery<p>Women may soon be able to use a nasal spray for pain relief during childbirth following successful trials by an Australian midwifery …

Blog Love: 5 Chinese Inspired Recipes

We can’t get enough of Asian food at the moment and right up there on our list? Chinese food! It’s shaped the diets of so many people around the …