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New blood thinner may prevent stroke, without risk for bleeding

WT24 Desk Researchers say an experimental stroke drug prevented blood clots without the typical side effect of blood thinners: increased bleeding risk, UPI reports. Bleeding is a common and potentially dangerous side effect of current anti-clotting drugs used to treat stroke patients. But the new findings suggest that the antiplatelet drug, called ACT017, may be a safe and effective alternative ...

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FIFA backs English players’ social media boycott over racism

WT24 Desk England — FIFA is backing a 24-hour social media boycott by professional players in England in a protest against racial abuse and revealed plans for a new global campaign to eradicate discrimination in soccer, AP reports. Following a series of high-profile cases in recent weeks, the Professional Footballers’ Association has gathered support from Premier League stars to stay ...

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PM undergoes treatment at NIO

WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday received treatment at the National Institute of Ophthalmology (NIO) and Hospital at city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Agencies report. She went there in the morning, bought a ticket from the counter and took treatment like any other patient. Sheikh Hasina had also received treatment from NIO this way in the past, according to a release ...

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Tokyo shares open higher after Wall Street gains

WT24 Desk TOKYO – Tokyo stocks opened higher on Friday following healthy gains on Wall Street, while the forex market remained stable, AFP reports. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.67 percent or 147.95 points at22,238.07 in early trade, while the broader Topix index climbed 0.40 percentor 6.38 points to 1,621.35.

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Churches and mosques offered share of £1.6m security fund

Scheme helps places of worship install alarms, security lighting and CCTV cameras WT24 Desk Religious organisations have been invited to apply for a share of a government fund to improve security at their places of worship, PA reports. The places of worship protective security scheme helps churches, mosques, temples and gurdwaras in England and Wales to install alarms, security lighting, ...

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Three world-class climbers presumed dead in Canadian avalanche

Climbing media named the men as American Jess Roskelley, 36, and Austrians David Lama, 28, and Hansjörg Auer, 35, saying they were killed after attempting to climb a challenging route on Howse Peak in Banff National Park. WT24 Desk Three renowned professional alpinists are missing and presumed dead after an avalanche in Canada’s Rocky Mountains, Parks Canada said on Thursday, ...

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Imran Khan reshuffles Cabinet amidst mounting criticism over government performance

The key ministry of interior was assigned to former ISI officer, Brig (retd) Ijaz Shah who was recently appointed as minister for parliamentary affairs. WT24 Desk Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday reshuffled his Cabinet amidst mounting criticism at the lackluster performance of the government, PTI reports. The changes were made after finance minister Asad Umar resigned. The key ministry ...

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Mueller Report: Publishers hurry to release book on controversy over Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign

Mueller Report: Scribner, Melville House and Skyhorse Publishing are among those planning to have paperbacks out before the end of the month. Two books already are in the top 100 on Amazon.com even though free pdfs are available online. WT24 Desk With the Mueller Report finally out Thursday, at least in redacted form, publishers are hurrying to release book editions. ...

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Tabu to play a social activist in Rana Daggubati’s film that stars Sai Pallavi as a naxal

Tabu returns to Telugu cinema after a long time with Allu Arjun’s film and she has already signed two more Telugu projects. WT24 Desk Actor Tabu, who last made an appearance in a Telugu film opposite Nandamuri Balakrishna over a decade ago in Pandurangadu, has signed two Telugu projects in quick succession. After landing a key role in Allu Arjun’s next ...

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