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KFC and Pizza Hut closed in Nepal as staff threatens to kill branch managers

All four KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants in Nepal shut down on Tuesday saying that staff had attacked and threatened to kill branch managers. Devyani International, which operates outlets of KFC and Pizza Hut in Nepal and neighbouring India, wrote a letter to authorities announcing the immediate closure of its eateries in the capital Kathmandu. “In…

Rome police bust massive marijuana plantation under Bank of Italy

Tipped off by the strong smell wafting into a suburban street, police in Rome have discovered a massive underground marijuana plantation in a disused railway tunnel built by Mussolini. Police seized 340kg of marijuana – with a street value of €3m (£2.36m) – from the plantation, which was lit by…

Syria former prime minister: Regime is on the brink of collapse

Syria‘s former prime minister, Riyad Hijab, has claimed Bashar al-Asssad’s regime is on the point of collapse, having lost control of two-thirds of the country, as he called on other top officials to follow his example and defect. In his first public appearance since he fled Damascus with his family…

Urban farming springs up on rooftops in hyper-crowded Hong Kong

On the rooftop of a tower block above the hustle and bustle of teeming Hong Kong, dedicated growers tend to their organic crops in a vegetable garden. Against a backdrop of skyscrapers and jungle-clad hills, earth-filled boxes are spread out on the roof of the 14-storey building, where a wide…

UK’s longest-running comic ‘The Dandy’ may shutter

The future of Britain’s longest-running comic, The Dandy, is under review following a dramatic drop in print circulation, publisher DC Thomson said Tuesday. The 75-year-old weekly children’s comic is home to characters such as Desperate Dan, a Wild West desperado who is the world’s strongest man and whose favourite food…

70-year-old Austrian mountain climber rescued after a week in a glacier crevasse

Austrian mountain rescuers on Tuesday extracted a 70-year-old German man claiming to have been stuck for around a week in a glacier crevasse, police said, calling it incredible that he was still alive. The climber, who has not been named, was only slightly injured after his ordeal although he was…

Ecuador to respond to Assange plea this week

QUITO — Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa has said he expects to respond to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s application for political asylum some time this week. “Hopefully this week we will be able to make a statement on the matter,” the leftist leader said in an interview with public broadcaster ECTV…

U.N. humanitarian chief in Syria to discuss crisis

United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos arrived in Syria Tuesday to address the “deteriorating humanitarian situation” in the conflict-ravaged country and discuss ways of scaling-up relief efforts. She will meet government officials and humanitarian partners including the local Red Crescent as well as families affected by the conflict, at the…

Iran confident Israel won’t launch ‘stupid’ attack

Iran on Tuesday said it is dismissing Israeli threats of an imminent attack against it, explaining that even some Israeli officials realized such a “stupid” act would provoke “very severe consequences.” “In our calculations, we aren’t taking these claims very seriously because we see them as hollow and baseless,” foreign…

Palestinian inmate becomes a father after smuggling sperm to wife

NABLUS, Palestinian Territories — A baby boy was born by Caesarian section on Monday, the product of a successful smuggling attempt by a Palestinian prisoner who managed to sneak out a sperm sample to his wife. Baby Muhannad was born in a Nablus hospital to Dallal Ziben, a 32-year-old mother-of-two…

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