Former Neighbours star Kym Valentine is suing the producers of the long-running soap, alleging they subjected her to sex and disability discrimination. She is also demanding they rehire her in the role of Libby Kennedy, which she played between 1994 and 2011
If you really want to go green, the conventional thinking goes, buy a hybrid.
Whatever good this week’s visit by Senator John Kerry had done to soothe U.S.-Pakistan tensions was complicated by Tuesday’s firefight between Pakistani troops and a NATO helicopter that had crossed into the country from Afghanistan.
Could there at last be a flicker of good news from Japan? On Saturday, Japanese officials announced that last-ditch efforts to stabilize the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that was damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami might be achieving a modicum of success.
A surprising set of items are helping spur the growth of Dollar Tree, the super-duper discount chain where every item actually sells for a buck or less. We’re talking about party supplies: everything from plates to wrapping paper to favors.
Asia is set to lead the world out of the global financial crisis in spite of the slow recovery in the US and Europe, according to the latest forecasts by the Asian Development Bank. In a dramatic contrast to its view in March, when it slashed 2009 growth forecasts for Asia excluding Japan from 7.2 per cent to 3.4 per cent, the ADB on Tuesday said the region would grow more strongly than expected both this year and in 2010.
New Haven Police Chief James Lewis on Thursday described the killing of Yale graduate student Annie Le as an instance of “workplace violence,” but he did not elaborate. Raymond J.
The Phoenix Mars Lander has entered a state of suspended operation called “safe mode” due to low power, mission managers said Thursday.
If you happened on Friday morning to walk into the Temple of Earth in Beijing the nearly 500-year-old monument where Chinese emperors once prayed for good harvests you would have noticed a steady drip. The environmental group Greenpeace placed ice sculptures of 100 children made of the glacial meltwater that feeds China’s great rivers inside the temple, to symbolize the risk that climate change and disappearing ice poses to the more than 1 billion people in Asia threatened by water shortages.
With irresponsible banking practices taking the blame for bringing about the global economic crisis, there has been a surge of interest in Islamic finance. Now, a slew of academic courses are springing up to meet the demand of those wanting to break into an expanding market