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Saudi Arabia Issues Public Behaviour Code

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s government has unveiled a series of public conduct rules that went into effect on Saturday and include fines for 19 different types of infractions, including playing loud music in residential neighbourhoods, not picking up pet waste and spitting in the street. The new guidelines come at a time when the kingdom is […]

Scientists identify earliest known animal 558 mn years ago

Canberra: A new study has revealed that the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record lived 558 million years ago. The study published on Thursday in the journal Science said that scientists have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil of an oval shaped creature called Dickinsonia, growing up to 1.4 metres in length, […]

Floods renders 30,000 homeless in Nigeria

Lagos: Local authorities in Nigeria’s southern state of Edo on Saturday said 30,000 people have been displaced by floods in more than 35 communities in eastern and central part of the state. The disaster had gone beyond the purview of local government council areas, Aremiyau Momoh, chairman of Etsako East, told reporters in Benin city, […]

Over 6mn Nepalis living under poverty line

Kathmandu: Over 6 million Nepalis are still living under the poverty line, which is 21.6 per cent of the Himalayan nation’s total population, a new report has revealed. Unveiling the Economic Survey 2017-18 at parliament on Sunday, Nepal’s Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada said despite reduction in poverty over the years, there has not been achievement […]