SURVIVAL

  • Miracle baby survives in spite of weighing half a kilogram at birth September 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Baby Syeda who weighed less than half a kilogram at birth has now survived and blossomed into a 4monthold healthy baby weighing 2 kilogram. The baby is set to be taken home by her parents who thank the doctors for their persistent efforts. Syeda was born weighing just 470...
  • Man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic Ocean December 4, 2013

    Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle. The Nigerian cook survived by breathing an everdwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket. A video of Okene's rescue in May that was posted on the Internet...
  • Chinese woman survives 15 days after falling down in a well September 17, 2013

    Beijing: A woman has been found 15 days after she fell into a well in central China's Henan province, local authorities said Tuesday. Su Qixiu, 38, was found at the bottom of an abandoned well at Zhongfeng village in Xiayi county aound 4 p.m. Monday, Xinhua reported, citing the county's firefighting...
  • British man survives for record two years without heart July 28, 2013

    A British man has set a record after he lived without a heart for two years surviving with the help of an external blood pump. Matthew Green, 42, a married pharmaceutical consultant with a sevenyearold son, received a donor heart early last month having lived for two years with an...
  • Couple ends life over wife's 'incurable' illness July 2, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: A couple married for two months allegedly committed suicide on Monday after the husband came to know that his wife was suffering from an "incurable" disease, police said. V Vinod (29), who hails from Ravindranagar area and of late employed in Chennai, hanged himself from a ceiling fan inside...
  • US extends two child projects in India March 8, 2013

    Mumbai: The US has announced extension of two of its flagship projects on child survival in India by pledging financial support, an official said. Integrated maternal and child health project (MCHIP) and health of urban poor project (HUP) have been pledged support, said visiting US Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator...
  • Oscarnominated documentaries capture history February 16, 2013

    Los Angeles: The Oscarnominated features '5 Broken Cameras' and 'How to Survive a Plague' represent documentaries in the truest, purest form of the word: They capture a spark, a moment in history, and they make us feel as if we were there, too. Both films were shot by regular people who...
  • Dhoni survives injury scare in practice January 18, 2013

    Ranchi: India skipper MS Dhoni on Friday survived an injury scare when a rising delivery hit his right thumb during the team's practice session on the eve of the third oneday international against England here. However, the team management said he was fit and there was no danger to Dhoni,...
  • Karnataka: BSY's party threatens survival of Assembly December 3, 2012

    Belgaum: The winter session of the Karnataka legislature begins on Wednesday, amid doubts over its survival, as many ruling BJP legislators are likely to attend the Dec 9 launch of the new outfit headed by former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa. The two houses of the legislature, assembly and council,...
  • Survival, the official song for London Olympics July 5, 2012

    Have a listen to the official song of the London Olympics. It's called "Survival" and has been composed by the band Muse. ...
  • UK band Muse composes official Olympics song June 28, 2012

    London: Muse's Survival will be the main official song for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the British rockers announced on Wednesday. Lead singer Matt Bellamy wrote the track "with the Olympics in mind. It's about total conviction and pure determination to win," the group said on its website. The tune will...
  • Prejudice rooted in survival instincts of man December 3, 2011

    Toronto: Prejudice is a trait that might be rooted in sheer survival as our ancestors avoided outsiders who might have been carriers of disease or plague, reveals a study. Research shows that when people feel vulnerable to illness, they exhibit more bias towards stigmatized groups. But a new study suggests there...
  • Oldest fossils on Earth discovered August 22, 2011

    London: The Earth's oldest fossils that show convincing evidence of cells and bacteria living in an oxygenfree world over 3.4 billion years ago have been discovered. The discovery has been made by a team led by Dr David Wacey of the University of Western Australia and including Professor Martin Brasier...
  • Toddler falls off 7storey building, survives November 4, 2010

    Paris: An 18monthold boy in Paris appeared unhurt after falling seven stories and bouncing off an awning into a man's arms, witnesses told Le Parisien newspaper. Witnesses said the child and his fouryearold sister had been left alone briefly on Monday in their seventhfloor apartment in the city's 20th arrondissement, east...
  • 17yearold boy survives 200 feet fall July 29, 2010

    In addition to suffering multiple bones in his face, Booth also lost some teeth, broke his knee cap and forearm ...
  • Waiter who handled bag containing bomb survives February 14, 2010

    Pune: After the blast in Pune, CNNIBN spoke to the waiter at the German Bakery who opened the bag that contained the bomb. Miraculously, despite being closest to the bomb, he survived the blast though. However, he has been badly injured and is currently undergoing treatment at the hospital. ...
  • Author offers tips for relaxing on the job November 9, 2009

    New York: Never mind the recession. Workers can still find ways to do less and get away with it, says the author of a tongueincheek look at the workplace, How to Relax Without Getting the Axe. The secret is learning and adapting the tricks of powerful, successful people, said Stanley Bing,...
  • Baby survives after being run over by train in Melbourne October 17, 2009

    A sixmonthold baby had a miraculous escape after his stroller rolled off a railway station platform and into the path of an incoming train. The incident, which happened on Thursday at Ashburton railway station in Melbourne, Australia, was captured by CCTV. The footage shows the baby's mother momentarily letting go of the...
  • Watch: Survival in the city never about equality August 22, 2009

    New Delhi: Equality for all says the law, but survival in the city is hardly ever about equality. This week on Living It Up, fashion editor Parmesh Sahini talks about being gay and being Indian. ...
  • Living It Up: Overcoming the odds, surviving the city July 12, 2009

    Meet Deepa Malik, a biker chic, a restauranteer, a recordsetting swimmer she is paralysed chest down. Megha Mamgain enters round two of her weightloss regime. ...
  • Mistaken Identity: Tariq Dar, who wasn't a terrorist June 13, 2009

    New Delhi: A software engineer, a journalist, a pilot, a father, a mother, a son, a daughter in the mix of all these labels, we sometimes forget our identity. Meet a young Kashmiri Muslim boy, a model, who lost it all when he was branded a terrorist. How difficult...
  • Urban Survival: Deal with a fastpaced life June 6, 2009

    New Delhi: Life is a rat race and our fastpaced life leads to a number of stresses and emotions that we have very little time to deal with. Here are some stories of urban survival that are bound to make you sit up and take notice. ...
  • Wealth Spl: Five musts of financial survival March 18, 2009

    We have all played the Five Things game some time in our lives: for example What are the five things you will save if your house collapses? (That's easy: Dog, Diary, harddisk, DVD Collection and favorite draw string pants!) Who are the five people you will say goodbye to if you only...
  • Booze saves Brit man after 50feet fall June 8, 2008

    London: In a bizarre incident, a British holidaymaker fell 50 feet from a hotel balcony and lived to tell the tale because he was drunk. Theo Paget, 20, was dubbed by doctors as the rubber band man after he survived the fall. They were amazed I lived to tell the tale....
  • Woman gives birth to sextuplets June 12, 2007

    Phoenix, Arizona: A 32yearold woman in the USA has given birth to healthy sextuplets. Jenny Masche gave birth by Caesarean section at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix on June 9 to three boys and three girls, the first surviving sextuplet birth in the state, hospital officials said. "We anticipated all possible...
  • How to survive an aircraft emergency March 9, 2007

    New Jersey: Chances are you won't ever have to use the advice you are about to get but if you fly you really should listen up and this might one day save your life. ...