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Miracle in Athens as Greek tourism numbers keep growing 28.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Worries about Turkey and north Africa have seen healthy, and rising, visitor numbers to Greece. Which is welcome in a sector that provides a fifth of all jobs

It’s been a busy winter in downtown Athens, where scaffolding, tarpaulins and dust have been symbols of hope: a mini construction boom heralding a tourist renaissance.

Nine hotels are being built or restored around the city centre. Their arrival correlates with the huge upturn in holidaymakers visiting the Greek capital since a low point in late 2008, when Athens erupted into riots after the police killing of a teenage boy.

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London's new mayor Sadiq Khan orders city's terror attack response review 28.5.2016 DNA: India
London's newly-elected mayor, Sadiq Khan, has ordered an urgent review of the city's security strategy to make sure it is prepared to respond to a major terrorist attack. The city's first Muslim mayor, who won by a landslide victory earlier this month, appointed a former chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority, Lord Harris, yesterday to analyse the city's ability to cope with a major attack. "Nothing is more important to me than keeping Londoners safe," Khan said. "I want to be reassured that every single agency and individual involved in protecting our city has the resources and expertise they need to respond in the event that London is attacked," he said. Lord Harris, who is also a member of the city's joint committee on the National Security Strategy, will report his findings in the next few months. "It is quite clear that terrorists want to attack London. They have attacked Paris. They have attacked Brussels. They have tried to attack London in the past. We have got to make sure we are constantly ...
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Central Railway sets up alarm system in ladies coaches of local train 28.5.2016 DNA: Popular News
Central Railway on Saturday announced that its Carriage Workshop at Matunga had fitted an Emergency Alarm System also known as Panic Button in the ladies compartments of one EMU rake. This will be a significant step towards aiding the safety of lady commuters travelling by suburban trains.  Red push buttons have been provided inside each of the ladies coaches, between each of the two seats, in one local train. In case of any emergency or untoward incident, female commuters can press the push button which will give an audio-visual indication on the flasher units provided outside the concerned coach. "This will attract the attention of the passersby and the platform staff. An audio visual indication will also be available with the crew of the train. Immediate redressal of the emergency situation can be done. Reset buttons have been provided with the audio visual alarm. These can be used to put off the alarm indication system after necessary redressal, " said a CR statement. On a trial basis, this ...
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US nuclear arsenal controlled by 1970s computers with 8in floppy disks 26.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Government Accountability Office report details ‘museum-ready’ machines controlling nuclear force messaging system that are ‘obsolete’

The US military’s nuclear arsenal is controlled by computers built in the 1970s that still use 8in floppy disks.

A report into the state of the US government, released by congressional investigators, has revealed that the country is spending around $60m to maintain museum-ready computers, which many do not even know how to operate any more, as their creators retire.

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Rejected in India, Finmeccanica sells its choppers to Pak 26.5.2016 Rediff: News
Pakistan has signed a deal with Italy-based aerospace giant Leonardo-Finmeccanica for purchasing an undisclosed number of helicopters for search and rescue operations.
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Call for immediate repair of NH-37 26.5.2016 The Assam Tribune
Call for immediate repair of NH-37
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New Delhi: Resident doctors in govt hospitals on strike today over salaries, allowance 26.5.2016 DNA: Urban Tales
Doctors in government hospitals in Delhi are to go on strike on Thursday demanding increase in their salaries and allowances. They also threatened to go on an indefinite strike from June 1 if their demands is not fulfilled. The Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA), an umbrella organisation of 15,000 resident doctors across 41 government hospitals in the national capital, has also written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to revise the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission which they termed were "particularly discriminating to doctors". "We will be on strike tomorrow for a day. If our demands are not fulfilled even after that, we will go on indefinite strike from June 1," said Dr. Narayan Dabas, Convenor, FORDA. Additional Secretary in the Health Ministry Arun Panda on Thursday held deliberations with Medical Superintendents of RML, Lady Hardinge and Safdarjung hospitals and later said "our hospitals have put in place contingency plans so that all emergencies, trauma cases are ...
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Nirbhaya scheme: Women to get buses with safety measures 25.5.2016 DNA: Money
Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari will dedicate buses with safety measures for women under the Nirbhaya Scheme to public in the national capital on Wednesday.  The proposal was approved by the Union Cabinet in January 2014. The proposal include setting up of a unified system at the National Level (National Vehicle Security and Tracking System) and State level (City Command and Control Centre) for GPS tracking of the location, emergency buttons and video recording of incidents in public transport vehicles. In the first phase, 32 cities of 13 states in the country with a population of 1 million or more will be covered. Total estimated cost of the project is Rs 1404.68 crore which will be funded by Ministry of Finance from the 'Nirbhaya Fund'. Once the scheme is made operational in major cities, ensuring safe, reliable and comfortable public passenger bus service across the country will be made possible. The major impact of the scheme will include maping of routes of the ...
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Four Fed banks called for discount rate hike - minutes 25.5.2016 Sify Finance
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Federal Reserve banks pushing the central bank to raise the rate it charges commercial banks for emergency loans rose to four in April from two in March,
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Air ambulance crashes near Delhi, all 7 survive 24.5.2016 DNA: Top News
One man's urgent journey to get treatment after suffering a brain stroke turned out to be more dangerous when his air ambulance made an emergency landing on the outskirts of New Delhi. The ambulance, ferrying Virender Rai, a resident of Patna, and his family to New Delhi, to be treated at Medanta, the Medicity hospital in Gurgaon, reportedly faced engine failure and made an emergency landing in an open field in Khair village, Najafgarh, New Delhi, on Tuesday afternoon. All seven people on board, including Rai, two members of his family, two pilots, a technician and a doctor, survived with minor injuries. The Beechking C-90 aircraft, 27 years old, was part of the Alchemist pharma group's air-ambulance service. Rai, a patient in his early 40s, was admitted to Medanta around 4pm, carted there by the hospital's own team at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, as part of the airport authorities' emergency response. A relative, Bhagwan Rai, 60, was admitted to Rao Tula Ram Hospital with "abrasions and ...
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Taliban faces leadership crisis post Mansour's death 24.5.2016 Rediff: News
The Afghan Taliban is struggling to
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Ahmedabad: Baby dies after woman delivers on footpath outside 24.5.2016 Rediff: News
A newborn baby died in Ahmedabad on Tuesday shortly after being born on the footpath outside a government hospital, with the mother alleging that hospital authorities denied her admission seeking proof of her marriage.
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Airlines seek weather updates 'well in advance' 24.5.2016 ET: Transportation
In the wake of bad weather, more than two dozen flights to the Delhi airport were diverted and many others delayed yesterday.
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Stade de France promises to resolve security concerns ahead of Euro 2016 23.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
• Serious overcrowding outside ground ahead of French Cup final
• ‘The system cracked a little. There are weak points that are not acceptable’

Security failures exposed at France’s Cup final over the weekend will be sorted out before the start of Euro 2016 contest in three weeks’ time, the government said on Monday.

The month-long tournament opens across France on 10 June with a state of emergency still in force following Islamist militant attacks last November that killed 130 people in Paris and targeted multiple sites across the capital, including the Stade de France.

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Safety service provider 'One Touch Response' offers panic button 23.5.2016 Sify Finance
Earlier this month the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) issued a circular notifying all mobile phone handset manufacturers to instate a panic button and global positioning system (GPS) in
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French officials fret over stadium security ahead of Euro 2016 23.5.2016 Rediff: Sports
Security failures highlighted at this weekend's French cup final need to be urgently sorted out before the start of Euro 2016 in three weeks' time, an official in charge of security at France's national football stadium said on Monday.
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Hero cop refuses 'VIP access' to politician 23.5.2016 TOI: Cities
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Greek shares outperform weaker European stock markets 23.5.2016 Sify Finance
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Lanka floods toll reaches 82 as more bodies pulled out 22.5.2016 Rediff: News
Rescuers pulled out more bodies from the muddy debris of disastrous landslide taking the toll to over 80.
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Prince may have been dead for at least six hours before his body was found: Report 22.5.2016 DNA: Urban Tales
Pop icon Prince might have been dead for at least six hours before his body was found in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota, a new report suggested. It is reported that a paramedic who responded to the 911 emergency call told staff members, law enforcement officers and others that the "Purple Rain" singer may have been dead for more than six hours, reported Us magazine. Prince was found with prescription painkillers in his home when he died, and had been battling a decade-old addiction to opioids. Sources said that the singer had in fact become "increasingly agitated" in the days following an overdose that prompted his plane to make an emergency landing on April 15. In an attempt to remedy the situation, a staff member at Paisley Park called someone in New York in the early hours of April 20 seeking advice on how to calm Prince ...
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