Egypt, Norway urge donors to pay $5.4 bn aid pledged for Gaza

Egypt and Norway urged donors on Thursday, including Gulf states squeezed by low oil prices, to keep promises of providing $5.4 billion in aid for the Palestinians after the devastating war in Gaza last year.

MJ’s musical legacy to fetch billion dollars posthumously

It has emerged that Michael Jackson’s musical estate, emerging as a ‘true legacy’, can fetch billion dollars in next several decades.

Universe to end in 5 billion years

Scientists predict that the universe would come to an end-in just five billion years.

Wildfires cost Russia some $15 billion: Report

A newspaper says the hundreds of wildfires that has swept western Russia has caused billions of dollars in damage.

Air India losses more than $1bn

Burdened by high fuel and labour
costs, cash-strapped Air India suffered a net loss of Rs 5,548
crore in 2008-09, as its total revenue declined by around Rs
2,000 crore compared to the previous fiscal.

One billion to go hungry world over: UN

The UN agency has warned that nearly one billion people will be severely affected by food shortage.