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Dubai budget carrier flydubai chalked up a loss of $43.5 million in 2018, it said Wednesday, as airlines across the Gulf struggle with mounting costs and political tensions.

Avalanche engulfs around a dozen people at Swiss ski station

An avalanche at a ski station in the Swiss Alps engulfed up to a dozen people on Tuesday, a local official and media reports said, with hopes fading of finding survivors in a disaster that hit a resort busy with skiers on school holidays.

One dead after Swiss avalanche, rescue search paused

One person engulfed in an avalanche in the Swiss Alps has died, police said Wednesday, as rescue operations to find other possible victims were paused after an all-night search.

Queens College ranked as 'Best Value College' in 2019

Queens College, which is located in Flushing, New York, has been named "Best Value College" for the second consecutive year by "The Princeton Review."

Tiny S. Africa beach restaurant crowned best in world

A tiny beach restaurant in an isolated South African fishing village was named the best in the world on Monday.

New study reveals impact of being a night owl on the human brain

New research looks at people who prefer to go to bed early compared with those who prefer to stay up later, and the impact of these different practices upon the brain. The study shows ‘night owls’ have a lower resting brain.

Kiev reports first measles death as cases soar

Ukraine's capital has seen its first death from measles in a major outbreak, the health ministry said Monday.A 57-year-old woman died in hospital of complications from the highly infectious illness, health ministry spokeswoman Maryna Dadinova told AFP....

Japan trial to treat spinal cord injuries with stem cells

A team of Japanese researchers will carry out an unprecedented trial using a kind of stem cell to try to treat debilitating spinal cord injuries, the specialists said on Monday.

Group of 25 Canadian students flees Haiti unrest

A group of 25 school students from Quebec and three chaperones were able to leave Haiti on Sunday, where they had been stuck due to violent anti-government protests.

Victoria Beckham goes 'retro' at London Fashion Week show

Exaggerated collars, leopard print and a strong colour palette: British designer Victoria Beckham turned to "pinches of the '70s" as she showcased her latest collection Sunday at London Fashion Week.

Call on Facebook to remove anti-vaccine information

Messages, much of it wrapped up in a jacket of pseudo-science, calling on parents not to vaccinate their children have been appearing at a high-frequency on Facebook. Signs are that Facebook will take action to remove this type of fake news.

Vape pen overheats on aircraft, causing fire

A fire started on-board a SkyWest flight after the battery within a vape pen overheated.. Fortunately, the incident happened just prior to take-off and the fire was put out. The issue raises new safety concerns with vaping devices.

Cyprus legalises medical cannabis

Cypriot legislators on Friday voted to approve the cultivation and use of medical cannabis, joining a growing trend among other European Union nations.

Drone disrupts flights from Dubai

Suspected drone activity briefly disrupted flight departures Friday from Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest for international traffic, the airport said.

Meghan Markle hounded like Diana? Hardly, British papers say

Could Meghan Markle really face the same fate as Princess Diana? Britain's newspapers on Wednesday angrily challenged US actor George Clooney's claim that their treatment of Prince Harry's wife resembled the hounding of his late mother.

Innovation in remote patient monitoring

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust Hospital's at-home team are deploying a new AI-enabled wearable device to remotely monitor patients after they are discharged from the hospital.

Tourists at upmarket Chinese ski resort hit by novovirus

Dozens of tourists celebrating the lunar new year at an upmarket ski resort in northeastern China have been struck down by novovirus, the winter vomiting bug, the tour operator admitted.

Turn down the volume: WHO takes aim at harmful smartphone use

More than one billion young people risk damaging their hearing through excessive use of smartphones and other audio devices, the UN warned Tuesday, proposing new safety standards for safe volume levels.

Smart bed designed to help you sleep better

Bryte Labs has debuted the first smart bed that combines artificial intelligence technology with the latest sleep science. The BRYTE Bed has been designed with guidance from internationally recognized sleep scientist, Dr. Matt Walker.

Fire at budget hotel in Delhi kills 17

At least 17 people died when a fire ripped through a budget hotel in Delhi on Tuesday, prompting authorities to launch a safety check of other buildings in the vicinity.

Avoiding the falsification of medicines with blockchain

Counterfeit medicines are a problem around the world, with many producers of false medicines attempting to illegitimate drugs from pharmaceutical companies. Blockchain could be the answer to stem the tide and the U.S. FDA are interested.

Dutch staff warn Air France-KLM of strikes over chief

Dutch airline managers have warned Air France-KLM of possible strikes if KLM chief executive Pieter Elbers is not reappointed, reports said on Monday.

Fury at HIV data leak in conservative Singapore

Rico has lived with HIV for almost a decade, confiding in only a small number of people in socially conservative Singapore, fearful of the reaction. Last month, he got a phone call saying information about his condition had been published online.

Tiny Turks and Caicos overwhelmed by Haitian influx

Handmade wooden boats and the artisans who craft them line a lengthy stretch of Haiti's north coast. Under a sun rising over water as smooth as glass, it makes for an idyllic vignette.

DR Congo Ebola death toll passes 500: health ministry

More than 500 people have died from the latest outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo, but a vaccination programme has prevented thousands more deaths, the country's health minister told AFP.

Q&A: Improving healthcare with the IoT Special

The Internet of Things has numerous applications in healthcare, ranging from remote monitoring to smart sensors and medical device integration. Such technology can aid patients to keep safe and healthy.

Measles outbreak hits Val-Thorens ski resort in French Alps

French health authorities warned Friday of a surge in measles cases at the Val-Thorens ski resort, one of the highest in the Alps and a popular destination for both French and foreign tourists.

Miracle treatment or dangerous drug? Indonesia cashes in on Kratom

The sweltering backwaters of Indonesian Borneo have become the unlikely ground zero for the global production and export of Kratom, a tree leaf hailed by some as a miracle cure for everything from opioid addiction to anxiety.

Deadly drug-resistant TB a 'blinking red' global threat

Deadly, drug-resistant tuberculosis -- as lethal as Ebola and tough to treat in even the best hospitals -- is a "blinking red" worldwide threat, the head of a global health fund warned in an interview with AFP.

Saudi team ready to treat conjoined Yemeni twins

A Saudi medical team has offered to treat Yemeni conjoined twins following a plea from doctors in Yemen's blockaded rebel-held capital for the newborns to receive specialist care abroad.

Op-Ed: Cannabis OK for sperm count, says Harvard

The endless Puritanism on the subject of cannabis, a stimulant for thousands of years, has produced some fascinating, always negative, findings. It’s a study in “hoe research”. Recent medical research out of Harvard shows signs of a new trend.

European airport passenger number hits 2.34 bn: ACI

The number of people using European airports set a record last year but growth slowed compared with 2017, the Airports Council International Europe (ACI) said Wednesday.The total number of passengers at European airports reached 2.

British woman jailed for slapping Bali immigration officer

A British woman was handed a six-month jail term Wednesday for slapping an immigration officer in Bali after she missed her flight because of an expired tourist visa.

New fitness-in-a-box launched for workplaces

The company Espresa are to launch a new Fitness in a Box package, with the aim of providing human resource and benefits teams with services so that will help employees to stay healthy.

Chris Hemsworth launches Centr, new digital health app

In February of 2019, world-renowned actor Chris Hemsworth and his wife, actress, and fitness author Elsa Pataky, launched their new health and wellness app, Centr.

Emergency calls for pets eating cannabis have increased 765%

Just as parents should keep marijuana-dosed candies out of reach from unsuspecting children, pet owners should take every precaution to keep edibles away from treat-seeking dogs.

Germania airline says filed for bankruptcy, cancels all flights

Berlin-based airline Germania has filed for bankruptcy and cancelled all flights with immediate effect, the company said early Tuesday.

Women's brains appear 'years younger' than men's: study

Women tend to outlive men and stay mentally sharp longer, and a new study out Monday could explain why: female brains appear on average about three years younger.

Avalanches in Alps kill at least 10

A series of avalanches in the Alps over the weekend killed at least 10 people, emergency services and media reported.The heaviest toll was in Italy's northwestern Aosta Valley, with five people killed and one missing from three different avalanches.

Obesity-linked cancers on the rise in young adults

A sharp increase in the rate of obesity-linked cancers among young adults in the United States could foreshadow a reversal in the overall decline in cancer mortality, researchers warned Monday.

Women enter the select male world of Spanish ham cutters

In Spain, cutting "jamon" is a fully-fledged job that brings prestige and money, a man's world which women are only just starting to take on.
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