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Swollen Texas rivers prompt evacuations, severe weather kills 21| Reuters

May 30, 2015

Swollen Texas rivers prompt evacuations, severe weather kills 21| Reuters

DALLAS More heavy rain caused Texas rivers to overflow their banks and prompted widespread evacuations on Friday after a week of historic storms flooded Houston, killed at least 21 people and damaged more than 4,000 buildings. Thousands of cars were trapped for about six hours on a suburban freeway blocked by floodwaters near Dallas, where rainfall reached about seven inches (17.8 cm) between Thursday night and Friday. The Red Cross distributed Girl Scout cookies and water to stranded motorists. #Business #India #Technology #France #Middle East #science #Health #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #lifestyle
McCain seeks defence funding to help Asia against China challenges| Reuters

May 30, 2015

McCain seeks defence funding to help Asia against China challenges| Reuters

WASHINGTON A leading U.S. senator has proposed that the United States provide hundreds of millions of dollars to help train and equip the armed forces of Southeast Asian countries faced with Chinese territorial challenges. Republican Senator John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made the proposal in an amendment to the 2016 U.S. #Economy #United States #India #China #France #Health #Africa #Argentina #United Kingdom #John McCain #Mexico #opinion
Twin bombs in Nigeria's Borno state kill seven and injure 12 | Reuters

May 30, 2015

Twin bombs in Nigeria's Borno state kill seven and injure 12 | Reuters

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - At least seven people died and 12 were injured when twin bomb blasts by suspected Boko Haram militants struck a wedding party in northeast Nigeria's Borno state on Friday, locals said. The explosions, two minutes apart, hit the remote town of Tashan Alade at about 6 a.m. #Sports #India #France #Italy #Argentina #Nigeria #United Kingdom #Belgium #opinion
Fighters battle Houthis in Yemen's southern city of Aden| Reuters

May 30, 2015

Fighters battle Houthis in Yemen's southern city of Aden| Reuters

ADEN Heavy fighting erupted in southern Yemen near Aden airport on Friday when local militia attacked Shi'ite Houthi rebels in a push to drive them from the district, residents and fighters said. Saudi-led forces also made four air strikes on a military base near the airport, a source in the southern militia told Reuters. A Saudi-led coalition began air strikes in Yemen on March 26 in a campaign to restore Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power. #Sports #United States #India #France #science #Health #Africa #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
Merck immunotherapy appears effective in head and neck cancer - study| Reuters

May 30, 2015

Merck immunotherapy appears effective in head and neck cancer - study| Reuters

A Merck & Co ( MRK.N ) drug that helps the immune system fight cancer was about twice as effective as the current standard therapy for patients with recurrent or advanced head and neck cancers, according to study data released on Friday. A quarter of the 132 patients who received the drug, Keytruda (pembrolizumab), saw their tumours shrink by at least 30 percent. #Business #India #Technology #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico #author #opinion

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Should media regulations also include social media?

Nov 28, 2012

Should media regulations also include social media?

You can be a reporter just with Twitter now, so what do you do with journalists who are not part of newspapers? Are they beyond new regulations? Are the websites belonging to newspapers held to the same standard of reporting? #social media #HowThisWorks #David Cameron #United Kingdom #Lord Leveson