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Oil claws back some losses; US crude set for steepest fall in a year

AMSTERDAM: Oil prices rose 1 percent on Thursday, clawing back some of the losses made a day earlier, but US crude is on track for the steepest monthly losses in more than a year on demand concerns after floods knocked out a quarter of US refining capacity. Prices also rallied in the oil products markets, with US gasoline futures RBc1 hitting a two-year high above $2 a gallon, buoyed by fears of a fuel shortage just days ahead of the Labor Day weekend that typically brings a surge in driving. Hurricane Harvey, which…

Tobacco kills 7 million a year, wreaks environmental havoc: WHO

GENEVA: Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, also warning of the dire environmental impact of tobacco production, distribution and waste. The UN agency said tougher measures were needed to rein in tobacco use, urging countries to ban smoking in the workplace and indoor public spaces, outlaw marketing of tobacco products and hike cigarette prices. "Tobacco threatens us all," WHO chief Margaret Chan said in a statement. "Tobacco…

2016 – The world in pictures

The year 2016 has been a turbulent year to say the least as the world watched the world’s largest economy elect Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, and the United Kingdom exit the European Union. US President Barrack Obama will make his farewell appearance as critics look at the lasting effect of his presidency. The end of the Obama administration will leave a profound impact over the upcoming year. Trump is determined to erase the policies of Obama, while his handling of relations with Russia will…

June 21 — longest day of the year today

As mercury in Karachi soaring above 40 centigrade coupled with menace of power outages and water crisis, the provincial capital of Sindh, like all the cities in the northern hemisphere, will experience the longest day of the year today .