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Saudi Arabia allows women to drive, in historic move

1 year, 21 days ago
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it would allow women to drive, the last country in the world to do so. The longstanding driving ban was seen internationally as a symbol of the repression of women in the Gulf kingdom and its repeal…

US Hospital allows kids to drive themselves to operating room

1 year, 24 days ago
LOS ANGELES: A San Diego children’s hospital unveiled a collection of remote controlled luxury mini cars on Tuesday that allow its young patients to ‘drive’ themselves to the operating room. The cars at the Rady Children’s Hospital…

Facebook, Google, others launch drive against fake news

1 year, 8 months ago
Social media companies Facebook, Google and a group of news organizations launched an initiative on Monday to tackle fake news stories in France, with the media in the spotlight as the country's presidential election approaches. Facebook…

Modi eyes real estate assets in drive against graft

1 year, 9 months ago
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has quietly plugged a tax loophole used by the wealthy to buy real estate in someone else’s name as part of his campaign against corruption, a senior tax official said on Monday. While the focus…

Drink soup, don’t drive: Japan police tell elderly

1 year, 10 months ago
TOKYO: Japanese police are offering noodle discounts to elderly citizens who hand in their driving licences, promising them cheaper ramen soup in exchange for improved road safety.  The edible offer comes after a series of deadly…

Three-day anti-polio drive to begin in Fata tomorrow

1 year, 10 months ago
PESHAWAR: A three-day anti-polio campaign will kick off on November 23 (Wednesday) in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) under the supervision of political agents, commissioners, military and paramilitary forces. Around 1, 022,…