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Millions detected in computer operator’s bank account at Peshawar hospital

PESHAWAR: In a yet another case, millions of rupees were detected in the bank account of an employee at a hospital in Peshawar, ARY News reported. The amount was reportedly transferred in the bank account of a computer operator named Shabana employed at the Khyber Teaching Hospital. This prompted the cyber crime wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take notice and initiate an inquiry committee to investigate the matter. Director Finance Gulzar Khan has said the amount was inadvertently transferred into…

People donate millions to help reunite families after this viral tweet

A viral tweet has inspired people to donate millions of frequent flyer miles to help reunite separated immigrant families. Non-profit organizations have been working to reunite hundreds of children and parents who were separated from each other at the U.S.-Mexico border. This week, they got a little bit of help from University of Michigan Law School professor Beth Wilensky. On Aug. 6, Wilensky tweeted: "My husband travels a lot. Downside: he's gone a lot. Upside: frequent flyer miles. We just used some to fly a…

Warming climate will displace millions in coming decades: World Bank

WASHINGTON: The number of people fleeing crop failures, droughts and rising sea levels will grow drastically over the next three decades if world governments do not intervene, according to a World Bank report released Monday. By 2050, 86 million "climate migrants" will be displaced in Sub-Saharan Africa, 40 million in South Asia and 17 million in Latin America -- 143 million in all -- according to the report, which the bank said was the first to address the question of migration spurred by climate change. These regions…

Millions either malnourished or obese in global nutrition crisis

LONDON: Almost every country in the world now has serious nutrition problems, either due to over-eating leading to obesity or a lack of food leading to undernutrition, according to a major study published on Saturday. Researchers behind the Global Nutrition Report, which looked at 140 countries, said the problems were “putting the brakes on human development as a whole” and called for a critical change in the response to this global health threat. The report found that while malnutrition rates are falling globally,…

Celebrities raise millions for Harvey relief

NEW YORK: Celebrities led by Sandra Bullock on Wednesday poured millions of dollars into relief efforts after monster storm Harvey ravaged Houston. Bullock, who maintains homes in nearby Austin and New Orleans, donated $1 million through the American Red Cross, the organization said. "I'm just grateful I can do it," Bullock, the star of Hollywood hits such as "Gravity" and "The Blind Side," said in a statement. Socialite Khloe Kardashian said that her celebrity clan was donating $500,000 to the Red Cross and the…

Millions of Americans to gaze upon Monday’s once-in-a-lifetime eclipse

WASHINGTON: Twilight will fall at midday on Monday, stars will glimmer and birds will roost in an eerie stillness as millions of Americans and visitors witness the first total solar eclipse to traverse the United States from coast to coast in 99 years. The sight of the moon's shadow passing directly in front of the sun, blotting out all but the halo-like solar corona, may draw the largest live audience for a celestial event in human history. When those watching via broadcast and online media are factored into the mix, the…

New York sinks millions into new ferry service

NEW YORK: New York is launching a new ferry service on May 1, offering a quicker and cheaper commute into Manhattan for hundreds of thousands of people traveling from the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Mayor Bill de Blasio, a progressive-wing Democrat seeking re-election in November, dedicated the first of 20 new ferries on Monday, calling it "Lunchbox" -- a name chosen by elementary school children. Each boat can carry 150 passengers and will operate 365 days a year from 5:30am to 8:30pm on week days, and from 7:30am to…