Melbourne, June 16 : A global on-line survey has revealed that Sydney is the world's friendliest city.
The harbour city's cleanliness, aesthetic qualities, climate, and affordable accommodation won it the top spot.
Conducted by Anholt-GfK Roper City Brands Index, the survey involved 50 cities.
The surveyors analysed interviews with 10,000 adults from 20 major developed and developing countries.
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 4 : An action plan has been mooted to save the critical endangered Malaysian tiger that numbers less than 500.
Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said the country could not afford to lose the Malayan tiger as it was a unique sub-species.
The plan's adoption by the National Biodiversity-Biotechnology Council was made with the aim of not only protecting the near-extinct sub-species but also to increase its population to about 1,000 by 2020.
Wheat yesterday traded with the negative node and settled -0.5% down at 1107.2 on abundant supply and subdued demand. India had recently allowed export of 2 million tonnes of wheat, after a gap of four years. However, the step failed to arrest the downtrend in prices in the domestic market. India's wheat output for 2010/11 season is estimated to hit a record high of 84.27 million tonnes. As of Sept. 1, wheat stocks in the government warehouses were 33.6 million tonnes, more than double the target of 17.1 million tonnes. Rice inventory stood at 22.7 million tonnes against a target of 9.8 million tonnes.
A ban announced by the Delhi Government on plastic has come into effect in the national capital from Friday.
The government has announced a ban on manufacture, sale and use of most types of plastic bags in the city. The ban has come into effect after the Delhi High Court did not agree with the petition from the All-India Plastic Industries Association to put a stay on the order.
Istanbul - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir rejected Wednesday the possibility that the International Criminal Court (ICC) may charge him in connection with the conflict in Darfur.
"Sudan is an independent country with its own strong justice system. Our judges can decide for themselves on penalties, even for a president," said al-Bashir.
Al-Bashir was speaking on the edge of a Turkish-African summit in Istanbul. He said that Sharia law reigns in Sudan and he cannot accept any court that doesn't follow its rules.
Lucknow, Oct 9 A principal and a teacher of an Uttar Pradesh private school have been slapped with cases for beating a class five student because he obtained low marks in a test, police said Friday.
Ayush Kumar Maurya, who studies at St. Joseph Junior High School, was Thursday hospitalised with multiple fractures and a head injury after he was brutally beaten by school principal R. Ibrahim and English language teacher A. V Joseph.
London, Sept 6 : A woman suffering from multiple sclerosis was imprisoned for nine years in a small cabin in south-central Sweden, the police has reported.
The woman is believed to have been held by her 58-year-old partner in a cabin measuring 15 square metres in Eksjo, in south-central Sweden since 1999.
The man has been ordered by a court to be held in custody, local media reported, reports the Mirror.
He has, however, denied all charges.
The woman weighed less than 40 kilos when she was admitted to hospital earlier this week, Swedish television channel SVT reported on its website.
A prosecutor told news agency TT there was no indication this was due to ill treatment, but rather to her illness.
A joint statement was released by American singer Madonna, 50, and British director Guy Ritchie, 40 on Wednesday. This statement officially announced the divorce of the celebrity couple, although their marriage has been effectively over for months.
Washington, Aug 20 : Scientists have found that the deficiency of an enzyme leads to severe head deformities and ambiguous sex organs in babies born with Antley-Bixler syndrome.
The team, composed of researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, the Medical College of Wisconsin and Charles University in Prague, solved the atomic structure of this human enzyme with an impressive name - NADPH-cytochrome P450 reductase, abbreviated CYPOR.
v Islamabad, June 15 : The Pakistan government has asked the Army to carry out an all out offensive to hunt down the Tehreek-e-Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud, and Mehsud tribes.
Addressing a press conference, the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Governor, Awais Ghani, said that a comprehensive military operation would be launched against Mehsud for harbouring terrorists, and killing innocent people.
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