Day: June 23, 2013

Device outside mosque was bomb

theguardian: Ben Quinn. Residents heard loud bang as small home-made device went off but no one was injured and minimal damage was caused Police confirmed on Sunday that a suspicious object found near a mosque in Walsall was a small home-made explosive device. A loud bang heard by residents in […]

Do you know your history? Muslim colonies in France, Italy and Switzerland in Middle ages

The extracts below are abridged quotes from Reinaud’s French work entitled ‘Invasions des sarrazinz en france, et de france en savoie en piedmont et en suisse’ published in 1836, cited in a book entitled “Muslim Colonies in France, Northern Italy and Switzerland” by Haroon Khan Sherwani. ——- “And now the whole of Switzerland […]

Words Hurt

Racist abuse drives 6-year-old to suicide attempt Schoolmates made life of black Israeli girl hell, causing happy, confident child severe psychological problems. Education ministry: There was abuse but it stopped, […]

Can men’s preference for younger women explain the origin of menopause?

The Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/can-mens-preference-for-younger-women-explain-the-origin-of-menopause/article12531248/ Theories abound as to why women go into menopause, but the latest hypothesis being put forward suggests it may be men – or specifically their preference for younger mates – that has led to women’s loss of fertility at a certain age. Researchers at McMaster […]

What Our World Would Look Like Without Honeybees

Business Insider: by Dina Specter. A world without honeybees would also mean a world without fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Nearly one-third of the world’s crops are dependent on honeybees for pollination, but over the last decade the black-and-yellow insects have been dying at unprecedented rates both in the United States and abroad. Pesticides, […]

Khurram, Minister of Science and Technology, to inaugurate summer college inspired by Dr. Abdus Salam

Pakisatan Observer. Islamabad—Minister of State for Science and Technology, Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan will inaugurate 38th International Nathiagali Summer College on Physics and Contemporary Needs, here on Monday the 24th June, 2013. This annual scientific activity will bring together about 300 scientists from various countries of the developing world and […]

Abbas accepts Palestinian PM’s resignation

Reuters Swissinfo.ch June 23, 2013 – 12:46 RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, who announced on Thursday that he was quitting just two weeks after taking office. “The president accepted the resignation of the prime minister and […]