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8 hour 32 minute

Thousands march in Warsaw demanding higher public sector pay

Warsaw: Thousands of protesters marched through the Polish capital on Saturday demanding higher public sector pay, piling pressure on the Law and Justice (PiS) government ahead of a municipal election in October.PiS, an economically left-leaning party with a conservative social agenda, swept into power in 2015 on a promise of massive welfare spending, more traditional values in public life and a boost in support for less-privileged Poles.But trade unions are demanding more state money, particularly for salaries in the public sector, including education and healthcare, as the economy powers ahead at a rate that's among the highest in Europe.Poland's gross...
8 hour 37 minute

South Carolina communities race to beat dangerous flooding

Raleigh(North Carolina): South Carolina communities along waterways near the Atlantic coast were racing on Saturday to prepare for the possible onslaught of dangerous flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people.Towns and cities across the state were filling thousands of sandbags, finalizing evacuation plans and organizing rescue crews as they nervously watched swollen rivers rise near or beyond their flood stages, a week after Florence dumped some three feet of rain on the region.In Lee's Landing, a community in Horry County, a county of 290,000 people on the Atlantic Coast that includes Myrtle Beach,...
9 hour 11 minute

India's Modi faces calls for resignation over French jet deal

New Delhi/Paris: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced calls for his resignation over allegations of corruption in a military jet deal with France after former French president Francois Hollande was quoted as saying New Delhi had influenced the choice of a local partner.Indian political parties have been gunning for Modi over the 2016 purchase of 36 Rafale planes from Dassault Aviation estimated to be worth $8.7 billion, saying he had overpaid for the planes and had not been transparent.In recent months, the opposition has questioned the government on the choice of billionaire Indian businessman Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence as Dassault's...

9 hour 43 minute

Surprising insights into life with Parkinson’s disease

Millions live with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and while some symptoms are easier to see, such as tremors, stiffness and slowness of movement, there are a range of harder-to-detect non-movement symptoms that can have an impact on daily life.Here are some of their findings and insights:1. Parkinson’s disease affects more than motor function. Every person with Parkinson’s disease may experience different symptoms, both motor and non-movement related. In fact, nearly all (90 per cent) of survey respondents experienced non-movement symptoms, such as:• Sleep problems (84 per cent) • Cognitive challenges (75 per cent)• Anxiety (65 per cent)• Depression (55 per cent)•Hallucinations...
9 hour 47 minute

Know about your child’s eye health

Parents know that seeing clearly is important for their kid’s success in the classroom, but many are not taking their child to get annual eye exams. This is a problem because many kids don’t know what seeing clearly looks like.Clear vision is not only important for academic performance, but also for sports and everyday tasks. That’s why a comprehensive eye exam is so important for children. Early detection and treatment provide the opportunity to correct vision problems.Here are some guidelines to ensure you’re taking care of your child’s eyes properly.• Watch for signs that indicate a vision problem. Common signals...
9 hour 53 minute

Three things to know about your vision when you are over 40

Dinner menus, smartphones and computer screens are all things you encounter daily. But have you noticed that since turning 40, you’re having issues seeing them clearly? If you’ve found yourself holding the menu at arm’s distance, increasing your phone’s font size to read text messages, or taking more frequent breaks from the computer screen during the work day, you might be among millions of people with presbyopia.Now, you may say presby-what? It’s a complicated name for a common eye condition that means you have trouble focusing on things up-close. This condition is a natural part of ageing and is much...

10 hour 19 minute

Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzania ferry as toll reaches 207

Ukara (Tanzania): Divers on Saturday rescued a man from the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria on Thursday, killing at least 207 people.Bodies continued to float to the surface around the vessel, which initial estimates suggested was carrying more than 300 people. State broadcaster TBC said the death toll had reached 207.Four navy divers resumed their search inside the sunken MV Nyerere early on Saturday after hearing sounds that suggested signs of life.They pulled one man out of the overturned ship and he was rushed to hospital, a Reuters witness said. His condition was not...
10 hour 31 minute

Football: Watford held as Fulham strikes back

LONDON: Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic hit the target again as they came from behind to earn a 1-1 home Premier League draw against a high-flying Watford side left cursing too many missed first-half chances on Saturday.Watford's best start to a top-flight campaign had looked set to continue as Andre Gray's goal after 90 seconds, when he cashed in with a sharp finish after poor Fulham defending, saw them take command in the first half.Javi Gracia's team, unchanged for the sixth league game, showed why they have been the season's revelation and looked set for a fifth win in six matches only...
10 hour 33 minute

Light festival dazzles visitors in Portugal holiday town

Cascais (Portugal): Light shows and art installations brightened the streets of Portugal's Cascais resort town on Friday for the seventh edition of the "Lumina" festival, a dazzling crowd puller showcasing the work of national and international artists.The event, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to Cascais every year, aims to "celebrate colours and forms in all their nuances, senses and aspects", according to the organisers.It also hopes to highlight the historical heritage of Cascais, a former fishing village that became a first-class travel destination by the end of the 19th century.This year's installations included an interactive skate ramp that...

10 hour 37 minute

Cricket: Jadeja shines in Dubai on return to one-day arena

DUBAI: India left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja could not have envisaged a better comeback on his return to international limited-overs cricket, shrugging off a 14-month absence by taking four wickets against Bangladesh in an Asia Cup triumph on Friday.The 29-year-old is a regular in the test side, particularly on home soil, but last played a one-dayer against West Indies in July 2017 and had been overlooked for white-ball cricket since.Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who topped the world rankings for test bowlers alongside Jadeja last year, has suffered a similar fate in short-form cricket due to the success of wrist-spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and...
10 hour 37 minute

Britain tells EU to engage seriously on Brexit, EU demurs

London: Britain said on Saturday it would not capitulate in Brexit talks and again urged its EU partners to engage with its proposals, as ministers in Paris and Berlin suggested the next move in the negotiations should come from London.British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday demanded new proposals and respect from European Union leaders, saying after a summit in Austria that talks had hit an impasse - a position her foreign minister reinforced on Saturday, even if that meant leaving the bloc next March without a deal."If the EU's view is that just by saying no to every proposal...
10 hour 42 minute

German coalition's future at stake over spymaster affair

Berlin: The fate of Chancellor Angela Merkel's unwieldy six-month-old government is hanging in the balance as the three coalition parties seek again this weekend to resolve their dispute over Germany's scandal-tainted spymaster.The coalition parties agreed on Tuesday to transfer spy chief Hans-Georg Maassen to the interior ministry following accusations that he harboured far-right views after he questioned the authenticity of video footage showing radicals hounding migrants in the eastern city of Chemnitz.But the compromise deal, which would put Maassen in a better paid job, unravelled on Friday when Andrea Nahles - leader of the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), junior partner...