Author archives: Meher

Flight 370: Storm of emotions over lives 'lost' as storm at sea delays search

Flight MH370: ‘All lives are lost’ STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: “It’s almost felt like a miniature roller coaster within the day” Nasty weather forces officials to call off Tuesday’s search for the plane Prime Minister says analysis of satellite data shows the plane went down in the Indian Ocean “They have told us all lives are lost,” a relative of a missing passenger tells CNN For families whose loved ones were […]

Is this the end of 99p downloads? Tax crackdown on firms including Amazon and Apple could see costs rise

Measure announced in Budget will force online retailers to pay VAT Amazon and Apple’s 99p singles would rise to £1.16 Tolerance for those who do not pay ‘fair share’ has gone says Osborne The 99p music download could end after a tax crackdown on online retailers such as Amazon and Apple. The cheap one-click service – which has been credited as killing CD sales – has flourished under previous laws […]

Six Important Facts You’re Not Being Told About Lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

There are some astonishing things you’re not being told about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the flight that simply vanished over the Gulf of Thailand with 239 people on board. The mystery of the flight’s sudden and complete disappearance has even the world’s top air safety authorities baffled. “Air-safety and antiterror authorities on two continents appeared equally stumped about what direction the probe should take,” reports the Wall Street Journal.   WSJ goes on […]

US official: 'Indication' missing Malaysia plane went down in Indian Ocean

US officials have an “indication” a missing Malaysia Airline jet went down in the Indian Ocean, the Pentagon said today.   Security chiefs have now moved the USS Kidd into the area, although it will take the naval destroyer 24 hours to reach its new position. “We have an indication the plane went down in the Indian Ocean,” a senior Pentagon official told ABC News. The official said they are […]

Best Spring Trips 2014

Wild Atlantic Way, County Donegal to County Cork, Ireland The Wild Atlantic Way is far more than a scenic route from County Donegal south to County Cork along Ireland’s untamed western coast. The 1,491 miles were designed to be driven in small sections, allowing time to revel in the stories, sights, and history found around each bend in the road. “The most mystifying poetry of the route for me lies […]

UK joins 'super-microscope' project

  The UK government has allocated £290m for new international science projects. The Science Minister David Willetts will earmark £165m to join a project to build a “super-microscope” in Sweden He will also pledge up to £100m to build the largest telescope ever built in South Africa and Australia. Critics warn that spending on projects that bring economic benefits to the UK must not be at the expense of basic […]

Woman wins car in Roll Up the Rim contest while waiting in ER

An Ontario woman will soon take home a brand-new car thanks to a knock on her daughter’s head. Deborah Armstrong of Caledon, Ont., recently won a 2014 Toyota Corolla Sport in the annual Tim Hortons’ Roll Up the Rim to Win contest while waiting in a hospital emergency room. Armstrong had taken her 28-year-old daughter to a Brampton hospital after she’d fallen and hit her head and got a coffee while […]

Clue to earthquake lightning mystery

Strange glowing orbs were seen in the sky during the Fukushima earthquake Mysterious lightning flashes that appear to precede earthquakes could be sparked by movements in the ground below, US scientists say. Unidentified glowing objects were spotted moments before major quakes in China and Italy recently. These flickers could be triggered by shifting soil layers which generate huge electrical charge, say scientists. Using a tub of plain kitchen flour, they […]

'New Cold War' fears amid Ukraine stand-off - the front pages

The political crisis in Ukraine remains on the front pages of Monday’s newspapers with many referring to the standoff as a “new Cold War”. Europe’s two biggest states were on the brink of armed conflict as Russia tightened its grip by surrounding military bases in Crimea, reports the Times. Ukraine mobilised for war with Russia amid Nato warnings of the threat to peace and security in Europe, says the Daily […]

You Think You Know Animals… Til You See Them Under An X-Ray. The Penguin Shocked Me.

If you own a pet, you’re probably very comfortable with them. Your dog, cat, rabbit or snake is most likely named something like “Fluffy” or “Captain Hammer.” You’re comfortable with Captain Hammer, in fact, you could pick him out of a lineup. But what if I told you that perhaps you don’t know your beloved pet as well as you think you do? Just check out these pictures. You may […]