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As people move from middle to old age, they tend to focus on positive events and filter out bad ones, the researchers suggest

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...y, psychologists found that a more mature brain is better equipped to see the sunny side of life. As people move from middle to old age, they tend to focus on positive events and filter out bad ones, the researchers suggest. Older people cope with a negative event by simply shrugging it off and moving on, said the study for the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science. In contrast, younger pe...

Egyptian authorities declared three days of national mourning after at least 74 people died in clashes between rival football fans in the city of Port Said

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...Cairo to the Interior Ministry. “People are angry at the regime more than anything else… People are really angry, you could see the rage in their eyes,” Mohammed Abdel Hamid said. Egyptian authorities declared three days of national mourning after at least 74 people died in clashes between rival football fans in the city of Port Said Hundreds gathered at Cairo’s main rail...

Although Domnica Cemortan says Francesco Schettino barely noticed her at first, it is clear from a photograph taken of them in a restaurant on the Cote d’Azur on December 13, which was published in Italian magazine Chi, that she was already smitten

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...bed, eventually, but I never found out because of the crash. “Of course, I’m very sorry that so many people died or were hurt that night. It was a tragic accident and people are looking to find someone to blame. Maybe there was human error, maybe the captain was in some way responsible; I don’t know. For me, it was more a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.” This is the second time...

People of working age who live alone increase their risk of depression by up to 80 per cent compared with people living in families

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A Finnish study found that people of working age who live alone increase their risk of depression by up to 80% compared with people living in families. The study says the main factors are poor housing conditions for women and a lack of social support for men, who are both equally affected. The research also tracked the use of anti-depressants in 3,500 Finnish people. The study authors highlight t...

At least 54 people have been killed after a bomb exploded at a packed mosque in Afghanistan as people celebrated a major Shi'ite festival in Kabul

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At least 54 people have been killed after a bomb exploded at a packed mosque in Afghanistan as people celebrated a major Shi’ite festival in Kabul. Bodies lie strewn on the ground after the powerful bomb killed the people at a shrine by the river in Kabul’s old city. People rush to the scene to help those injured in the blast, people who moments earlier had been praying and chanting w...

More than 70 protesters have been arrested early this morning as police mounted a raid on the Occupy Wall Street camp at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan, New York

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...an, New York As the morning progressed and New York woke up to news that the protest had moved, more people gathered at Foley Square. It was also spurred on by a group that joined them having initially moved to the corner of Broadway and Pine Street. In the early hours of this morning, helicopters swept the streets around Zuccotti Park while around 400 people were penned in on a corner around two...

Nearly 30 million people around the world are living as slaves

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According to Global Slavery Index 2013 – ranking 162 countries – nearly 30 million people around the world are living as slaves. The index says India has the highest number of people living in conditions of slavery at nearly 14 million. However, Mauritania has the highest proportional figure with about 4% of its population enslaved. The report’s authors hope it will help governm...

New York Seastreak Wall Street ferry has hit a dock during the Manhattan rush hour, injuring as many as 57 people and tearing a hole in the vessel's bow

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...rk Seastreak Wall Street ferry has hit a dock during the Manhattan rush hour, injuring as many as 57 people and tearing a hole in the vessel’s bow. More than a dozen passengers were seen lying on dockside stretchers under blankets as they awaited medical attention on a chilly January morning. Two people have been critically injured, the Associated Press reported. The Seastreak Wall Street fe...

At least 238 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake hit Pakistan's remote south-west province of Balochistan

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At least 238 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake hit Pakistan’s remote south-west province of Balochistan. The 7.7-magnitude quake struck on Tuesday afternoon at a depth of 13 miles north-east of Awaran, the US Geological Survey said. Many houses were flattened and thousands of people have spent the night in the open. After the quake, a small island appeared off the coast ne...

Birmingham was the first city, after London, where rioting has erupted in, with store windows being smashed and shops being looted

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...h PM, David Cameron has returned earlier from his vacation to discuss the unrest   At least 400 people have been arrested following the street violence across London over the last three days, the London Metropolitan Police said. According to Scotland Yard, 69 people had been charged with offences. Steven Kavanagh, Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner told to BBC Breakfast “It wa...

3,000 people run through the streets of Salt Lake City in their underwear to protest against Utah “being so uptight”

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Thousands of people took to the streets of Salt Lake City in their underwear yesterday for the “Utah Undie Run” annual event to support gay rights and other causes. Wearing just boxers, panties and bras, are the crowds of people said they were not just hoping to break records, but they were there to break stereotypes. 3,000 people run through the streets of Salt Lake City in their underwear at U...

Three deaths and more than 20 people injured after a stage collapsed Saturday night during a storm at the Indiana State Fair held in Indianapolis, where the country group Sugarland was set to perform

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...stage, latest updates.   [googlead tip="patrat_mediu" aliniat="stanga"]Four deaths and more than 40 people injured after a stage collapsed Saturday night during a storm at the Indiana State Fair held in Indianapolis, where the country group Sugarland was set to perform, were confirmed today by the authorities.   At least 40 people were reported injured in the incident at the fairgrounds in I...

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the UN Security Council was standing by with its "hands and arms tied" while the Syrian people were dying every day

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...been accused by Turkey PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan of indirectly supporting the oppression of the Syrian people by failing to unite on Syria. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the UN Security Council was standing by with its “hands and arms tied” while the Syrian people were dying every day. Russia says Syria has promised to pull its forces from cities by 10 April. In Damascus, the head of Red Cro...

The 6-magnitude earthquake that hit northern Italy this morning has killed at least six people and caused serious damage to buildings in several towns

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...that she may have had a heart attack. Another victim was an elderly woman in Sant-Agostino. About 50 people were injured – but no-one seriously. More than 3,000 people were later evacuated from their homes amid fears of fresh tremors. One local resident told Ansa: “I heard a big bang and I ran on the terrace, I was afraid of falling.” TV footage later showed people inspecting dam...

People who suffered from Margaret Thatcher’s brutal policies as PM were celebrating the Iron Lady’s death on the street

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...tasteless posturing.” The Metropolitan Police said: “Police dealt with a group of approximately 100 people in Brixton who caused low level disorder including throwing missiles at officers.” Police confirmed that two women were arrested on suspicion of burglary after being found inside a shop in Brixton. The shop front had been smashed. Meanwhile, in Glasgow, more than 300 people gathered in the c...

A new study suggesting being overweight can lead to a longer life has caused controversy among obesity experts

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...the American Medical Association, suggested the overweight were less likely to die prematurely than people with a “healthy” weight. Being underweight or severely obese did cut life expectancy. The researchers at the US National Centre for Health Statistics looked at 97 studies involving nearly 2.9 million people to compare death rates with Body Mass Index (BMI) – a way of measur...

An eight-storey building collapsed in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, killing at least 70 people and injuring other 200

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An eight-storey building collapsed in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, killing at least 70 people and injuring other 200, government officials say. Many more people are feared trapped after building collapse and frantic efforts are under way to rescue those beneath the debris. The army is helping with the rescue operation on the outskirts of Dhaka. Building collapses are common in Bangladesh where...

The tornadoes struck near the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, where 24 people were killed by a violent tornado nearly two weeks ago

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A new series of tornadoes has swept through the state of Oklahoma, killing at least five people, including a mother and child, officials say. The tornadoes struck near the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, where 24 people were killed by a violent tornado nearly two weeks ago. The latest storm struck during Friday’s evening rush hour, trapping many people in cars and causing traffic chaos. More...

At least 37 people have died in a fire that engulfed a psychiatric hospital in north-western Russia

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At least 37 people have died in a fire that engulfed a psychiatric hospital in north-western Russia, officials say. The blaze occurred in the village of Luka, in Novgorod region. The timber-built hospital housed some 60 people. A nurse who tried to guide patients to safety was among the dead, Russian media report. So far 22 bodies have been recovered at the scene. The fire broke out just before 0...

At least 83 people have died in Ukraine from a cold spell that has been gripping the country

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...t 20 km (12 miles). The severe weather is also affecting neighboring Bulgaria and Romania, where six people have reportedly died. Meteorologists warn that the cold snap in the region could continue and temperatures may drop even further. On Friday, a senior official from Ukraine’s health ministry said that 83 people were now known to have died from the cold. Most of the victims had been foun...

Barbara Walters has named Honey Boo Boo as one of her Most Fascinating People of 2012

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...It’ll make you smile.” Barbara Walters has named Honey Boo Boo as one of her Most Fascinating People of 2012 Ben Affleck, One Direction and 50 Shades of Grey writer E.L. James have also been named among the Ten Most Fascinating People of 2012. The Argo director, British boyband and literary sensation have made the ranks this year for Barbara Walters’ annual television special. The vet...

At least seven people, including a gunman, have died in a shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin

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...to broadcast aerial footage that could compromise the operation. Oak Creek is a town of about 30,000 people in the south-east corner of the state. Chief Bradley Wentlandt said police had identified four people dead inside the temple and three outside, including the gunman shot by police. But he cautioned that he was giving the “best information we have now – it may change”. He sa...

A new earthquake of 5.8-magnitude has struck the Emilia region in northern Italy, killing at least 10 people and burying several others under rubble

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...and one in Cavezzo. Today’s tremor hit the same region where a quake 10 days ago killed seven people and destroyed many buildings. Milan and Bologna were shaken too. Some people fled from buildings when they felt the tremor, which struck at 09:03 local time. A new earthquake of 5.8-magnitude has struck the Emilia region in northern Italy, killing at least 10 people and burying several othe...

Facebook has removed an Australian page that depicted Aboriginal people as drunks and welfare cheats after a public outcry

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Facebook has removed an Australian page that depicted Aboriginal people as drunks and welfare cheats after a public outcry. The Aboriginal Memes page had allowed users to post jokes about indigenous people. An online petition calling for the removal of “the racist page” has generated thousands of signatures. The government has also condemned it. The page’s creator is believed to...

More than 200 people are now known to have died in a fire at a garment factory in Karachi

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..., shouting and sobbing relatives of trapped workers scuffled with police as rescuers battled to save people still thought to be trapped in the building. Chief Fire Officer Ehtishamud Deen said that his staff was trying to rescue about 20 people trapped in the basement and on the fourth floor. Workers spoke of panic and confusion as the fire spread. “It was terrible, suddenly the entire floor...