Briefly World: 90 workers injured as oil rig tilts at Singapore yard
90 workers injured as oil rig tilts at Singapore yard
SINGAPORE: Part of an oil rig gave way at a Singapore shipyard Monday injuring 90 workers, one critically and 22 seriously, in one of the more serious
workplace accidents here. The accident happened at Jurong Shipyard. "Preliminary findings indicate a jackup mechanism failure, causing it to tilt," it said.
Pope starts personal Twitter account
VATICAN CITY: Pope Benedict's new handle on Twitter will be @pontifex, beating out other contenders that had been considered to showcase thoughts of one of the world's most visible leaders. The Vatican Monday said the Pope will start tweeting from December 12.
In twist, McAfee says he's still on the run
MEXICO CITY: A day after reports of the software company founder being captured in Belize, John McAfee Monday posted on his blog that he had left Belize and was still on the run. He claimed he had evaded authorities by staging an elaborate distraction in neighbouring Mexico.
Facebook in talks to buy Whatsapp: Report
New York: Social networking Facebook Inc is in talks to acquire popular messaging app Whatsapp, a move that will beef-up its mobile services business, technology blog Techcrunch said citing sources close to the matter.
UK files appeal over Qatada deportation
LONDON: Britain Monday said it had appealed against a court decision to block the deportation to Jordan of radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada, accused by London of being a huge security risk and a spiritual inspiration for one of the 9/11 hijackers.
Pak's A Q Khan wants missile as poll symbol
Islamabad: Disgraced scientist A Q Khan's Tehrik-e-Tahaffuz Pakistan party has asked the Election Commission to allot a missile as its election symbol.
Missing Pacific island riddle solved, claims NZ researcher
Sydney: Shaun Higgins, a researcher at Auckland Museum, Monday claimed to have solved the riddle of a mystery South Pacific island, named Sandy island, shown on Google Earth and world maps but actually non-existant, blaming a whaling ship from 1876. "As far as I can tell, the island was first recorded by the whaling ship, Velocity and further copied across the years," he told ABC radio.