Monthly Archives: November 2014

Swiss to vote on massive gold-buying plan

GENEVA: In Switzerland, a campaign is on to protect the country’s wealth by investing in gold — a lot of gold. In a test of their sense of financial security, the Swiss are being asked to vote on a proposal to make the central bank hold a fifth of its reserves in gold within five years. That would mean buying ...

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British detective writer P. D. James dies aged 94

LONDON: British detective writer P. D. James, the creator of the best-selling series featuring poetry-writing sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, died on Thursday at the age of 94. Faber and Faber, which published James since her first book in 1962, said she died peacefully at home in Oxford, and paid tribute to “one of the world’s great writers”. James sold millions of ...

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Israeli umpire dies after being hit by ball

JERUSALEM: An umpire and former captain of Israel’s national cricket team died on Saturday after being hit in the jaw by a ball, the country’s cricket association said. His death comes just two days after Australian batsman Phillip Hughes died of a severe head injury after being hit by a bouncer in a New South Wales match in Sydney. Israeli ...

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Nawaz hits out at PTI during groundbreaking ceremony of Hazara Motorway

ABBOTTABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hit out at the ongoing movement of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) during his speech at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Hazara Motorway on Saturday, and said that sit-ins are detrimental to the country’s progress. While commenting on the current sit-in protests, the premier said that they will not ensure progress for Pakistan, nor will they ...

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Airport raids tackle cyberthieves over ticket fraud

BBC News : Cyberthieves who used stolen credit cards to buy airline tickets have been targeted in a series of raids. Europol co-ordinated the raids at airports, targeting people who were trying to travel using a fraudulently bought ticket. In total, 118 people were arrested at 80 airports in 45 countries during the raids. Airlines lose more than $1bn (£640m) ...

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