Tag Archives: UK

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Syrians flee war to brave smugglers' gauntlet in volatile Latin America

By Gustavo Palencia & Dave Graham TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – A group of five Syrians paid smugglers $10,000 (£5.538) each to travel through multiple countries before being detained for carrying false…

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AFPTV journalist Zein Al-Rifai wins UK award for Syria coverage

An AFPTV video journalist from Syria, Zein Al-Rifai, won an award for his coverage of the conflict in Aleppo on Wednesday from Britain's Rory Peck Trust, which campaigns for freelancers…

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Anti-HIV drug for infants blocks virus in breastmilk, study says

Giving anti-AIDS drugs directly to infants breastfed by their HIV-positive mothers significantly reduces their risk of contracting the killer virus, researchers said Thursday. Less than 1.5 percent of children, given…

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UK's Sky launches new premium TV service

By Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) – British pay-TV company Sky launched a new premium TV service called Sky Q on Wednesday, aimed at households wanting to watch programmes on several…

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China property giant eyes robot rescue from rising wage bills

By Clare Jim & Jessica Macy Yu HONG KONG (Reuters) – China Vanke, the biggest property developer by sales in the world's most populous country, is recruiting robots to sweep…

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Government moves to make UK first major country to end use of coal

All polluting coal-fired power stations will be closed by 2025, the Government has announced in a move which makes the UK the first major country to end use of the…

CDC: US sexually transmitted disease epidemic worsening

CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. sexually transmitted diseases epidemic is increasing & the most usual infection, chlamydia, has risen to record levels, government officials say. Reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea…

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UK Braced For Paris-Style Attack Since Mumbai

UK police & security services have been preparing for an assault like the Paris atrocities since the Mumbai attacks seven years ago. A group of terrorists carried out the devastating…

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South Korea advises 'refrain' from travel to Paris after attacks

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea has issued a travel advisory for its citizens to refrain from visiting Paris after the Friday attacks that killed at least 129, its foreign ministry…

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U.S.'s Pelosi voiced support for Dalai Lama during China visit

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, enjoys strong support in the United States, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi told Chinese officials during a visit this week to…