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Monthly News December 2014

Explosion in Auto-Parts Plant in China K...

Explosion in Auto-Parts Plant in China Kills 17, Xinhua Reports

An explosion at an auto-parts factory in southern China’s Guangdong province killed 17 people and injured 20 others, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Blasts were heard at about 9:30 a.m. today from Fuwa Engineering Manufacturing Co.’s plant in the Shunde district of Foshan city, Xinhua... read more »

IS Releases Interview With Captured Jord...

IS Releases Interview With Captured Jordanian Pilot

Kasaesbeh’s jet crashed last week in a rural area in Syria’s Raqqa province, the group’s stronghold. Jordan is one of several Arab countries taking part in a U.S.-led coalition to strike the Islamic State group, which announced an Islamic caliphate in large parts of Syria and... read more »

Chinese man jailed for 13 years for eati...

Chinese man jailed for 13 years for eating tigers

BEIJING – A Chinese man has been jailed for 13 years for buying and eating endangered tigers and making wine made out of their blood, state media reported. The man, identified as a rich businessmen surnamed Xu, organised three trips to the southern province of Guangdong last year to buy the... read more »

Man kills 8 people in Canada before taki...

Man kills 8 people in Canada before taking own life

A man with a lengthy criminal record killed six adults and two young children before taking his own life in Edmonton, Alberta, in what the police chief on Tuesday called the city’s worst mass murder. Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht told a news conference late on Tuesday night that there was no... read more »

AirAsia QZ8501: Bad weather hampers recovery of bodies

Efforts to locate victims and wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 which crashed into the Java Sea in Indonesia on Sunday are being hampered by stormy weather and strong tides. Indonesian... read more »

Include pumpkin in your diet to lose weight

To utilize pumpkin as a weight loss food, you will need to substitute it for a food in your diet that is higher in calories. Take for instance, if you are having a high-protein salad for... read more »

Recipe: Mutton stew

When raindrops are falling pitter-patter and you are in a mood for something really nourishing and hot, nothing can beat the aroma and taste of home-made mutton stew. And just in case, you... read more »

Father of pilot captured by ISIS pleads for release

AMMAN (Jordan): The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State militants in Syria has pleaded for his son’s release. Safi Yousef al-Kaseasbeh, speaking to reporters in the... read more »

History behind common Christmas traditions revealed

Chinese city, university ban Christmas celebrations

BEIJING: A Chinese city, which earlier saw demolition of portions of churches, has banned Christmas celebrations. Joining the move is a university in Xian, which has asked students not to celebrate... read more »