Amik Munankarmy

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Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can’t explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you <i>appear</i> to …

Work At Home Special Report!

As seen on:<p>Zhang Wei puts his computer to work and makes money while working from home. He says that <b>Millionaire Blueprint</b> has helped change his …

Money

Fidel Castro: A Life in Pictures

Beijing

Taxi Fabric Fills Plain Cab Interiors with Vibrant Original Artworks | Colossal

<p>When thinking of decor inside an American taxicab, your imagination is probably limited to an LED payment screen blaring annoying ads and maybe a …

Rebuilding new structures using old tradition | Nation

After every big earthquake that tends to strike once in a century, Kathmandu Valley has rebuilt itself anew. This time around, the old settlements of …

Natural Disasters

Nepal begins reconstruction

Nine months after the April 2015 earthquake, Nepal finally begins reconstruction work.

Nepal

Pokhara looks to 2016

A man clears snow outside his temporary shelter in Barpak, the epicentre of April earthquake, on Saturday. Pic: RSS https://t.co/62uE1FtDTi

Q&A: Nepal's Maoists and forgotten promises

Last September, when Nepal passed its much-delayed constitution, it was met with jubilation on the streets of the capital, Kathmandu.<p>But people in the southern plains bordering India also took to the streets alleging the new charter failed to address their historical marginalisation.<p>Nepal's …

India

Nepal earthquake survivors face winter's cold

It has been nine months since a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, killing at least 8,000 people and displacing hundreds of thousands of families.<p>Now Nepal's government is facing a new challenge - preparing disaster survivors for winter's cold weather.<p>The government has started distributing $100 …

Natural Disasters

The Best Foods for Quick and Healthy Detox

If you read about ancient torture methods, you’ll find some pretty gnarly stuff like something called “infusion,” in which a victim is bound and then …

Nutrition

New Year’s Eve has been cancelled for most of Shanghai

Last New Year’s Eve, a light display in Shanghai turned into a deadly stampede after hundreds of thousands of locals and migrants flooded into the city’s glitzy waterfront area. The incident left 36 dead and 49 others injured, victims of an absence of adequate crowd control and planning.<p>To prevent …

China

Iraq Vet: What Real War With ISIS Would Mean

The news alert for the Paris attacks came across my phone as I was about to officiate the marriage of my friend Sean, a veteran of multiple tours in …

Analysis: Blockade politics in Nepal

Landlocked Nepal is overwhelmingly reliant upon imports from India, including much of its food, consumer goods, and 100 percent of its fuel - aviation fuel, petrol, diesel and cooking gas.<p>India's unofficial blockade of Nepal - now in its third week - has, therefore, crippled life in this country of …

India

Christiano Ronaldo sends signed Real Madrid shirt to Nepal earthquake victim

Jetin Shrestha was playing football when earthquake struck killing over 9,000 people in April<p>A 13-year old boy who kept kicking a football around in the street as the earthquake struck Nepal has been sent a signed Real Madrid shirt by his hero, Christiano Ronaldo.<p>The youngster had no idea what was …

Discovery of dead refugees overshadows Austria summit

Talks in Vienna to tackle Europe's refugee crisis received a sobering reminder of the urgency of their mission when up to 50 people were found dead in a lorry not far from their venue.<p>The bodies were discovered on Thursday piled on top of each other in a cargo container in a vehicle parked off the …

North Africa

A day after

A day after the Kailalai carnage, the district torn between the supporters of the Tharuhat and the undivided Far West province is still tense.

Survivors speak of Syria chemical attack, two years on

Two years ago, up to 1,500 people died when rockets filled with Sarin gas struck the Damascus suburb of Ghouta.<p>The government denies widespread accusations of being behind the chemical attack.<p>Survivors are worried they will never get justice.<p>Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut, where she …

Middle East

From Calais refugee to millionaire: one man's story | Human Rights

<b>London, Britain -</b> On the last night of 1999, Fahim Qayumi huddled with 12 other Afghans in the dark, a little distance from the French port of Calais, where thousands of refugees have massed in recent months.<p>Tightly wrapped in blankets the men sat in quiet rumination, the frigid wind biting at …

Human Rights

North Koreans step forward into Pyongyang Standard Time

North Korea’s new time zone comes into effect today, with citizens across the country setting their watches 30 minutes earlier. But will Pyongyang Standard Time change anything – and what’s the real reason for its introduction?<p>What’s the time? It’s Pyongyang time!<p>Read more<p>My organisation, Choson …

North Korea

Japan's emperor strikes more apologetic tone than Abe over second world war

Japan’s emperor has voiced “deep remorse” on the 70th anniversary of his country’s defeat in the second world war, in a departure from previous remarks that is seen a gentle swipe at the country’s conservative prime minister, Shinzo Abe.<p>Abe on Friday expressed “utmost grief” for the suffering Japan …

Japan

Death toll soars after blasts hit China's Tianjin

Explosions at a warehouse in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin have killed at least 50 people, including at least a dozen firefighters, and injured more than 700, the government has said.<p>Chinese state news said the blasts started late on Wednesday after a container of "hazardous material" …

China

Q&A: China's yuan and a potential global currency war

After China pushed down the value of its yuan (CNY) on Tuesday, the government assuaged fears of an ensuing currency war by saying that the drop was a "one-off". Yet the value of the yuan dipped twice more on Thursday, sending shudders through global stock markets.<p>Later on Thursday, as the yuan's …

Stock Markets

Chinese policeman rescues newborn from public toilet

Police in Beijing have rescued a newborn baby girl who was stuck face down in a public toilet.<p>The infant was in stable condition at a hospital in the Chinese capital, and authorities were trying to identify her parents, Beijing police said.<p>Unmarried Chinese mothers may abandon newborns because of …

Toilets

Hope for Reshma 100 days after Nepal quake

It has been 100 days since an earthquake devastated Nepal and its people.<p>Shortly afterwards, an Al Jazeera team led by correspondent Andrew Simmons met Reshma, an 11-year-old girl who was missing her mother and infant brother when a building collapsed on them.<p>Reshma had kept a roadside vigil …

Nepal

Whistling while they work helps surgeons stitch better, study finds

Researchers find listening to music they like helps surgeons stitch more accurately and in less time<p>Music while they work improves the quality of surgeons' stitching in the operating theatre, according to new research.<p>Surgeons who listen to their favourite tunes whilst operating stitch more …

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam has died, aged 83

Former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam, known as the father of the country’s military missile program, died on Monday after collapsing while delivering a lecture, a top state official said. He was 83.<p>The president from 2002 until 2007, he was a scientist and science administrator for four decades …

India

Sweden investigating underwater wreckage as possible Russian submarine

Swedish military studying video appearing to show sunken vessel but confusion reigns over whether it is a recent model or one that sank as long ago as 1916<p>The Swedish military is studying a video taken by shipwreck hunters who say it shows a wrecked submarine, just off the country’s eastern coast, …

Cold War

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

Military

Earth 2.0: NASA finds planet that matches our own

Astronomers hunting for another Earth have found the closest match yet, a potentially rocky planet circling its star at the same distance as the Earth orbits the Sun, NASA has said.<p>Named Kepler 452b, the planet is about 60 percent larger than Earth. It could have active volcanoes, oceans and …

Telescopes