Austrian Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda dies at 70
Austrian Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda dies at 70


Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has passed away, his family has confirmed. He was 70.The legendary Austrian, who took the title for Ferrari in 1975 and 1977 and McLaren in 1984, died on Monday, nine months after undergoing surgery for a lung transplant, reports the BBC. “(He was) a role model and a

At least 32 killed in Tajikistan prison riots At least 32 killed in Tajikistan prison riots

At least 32 people, including 29 inmates and three prison guards, were killed in a riot in a prison situated at the outskirts of Dushanbe, Tajikistan’s Ministry of Justice said on Monday. The riot was organized by alleged members of Islamic State terror organization, Russian state news agency TASS reported, citing a statement by the

Sophie Turner pens an ode to her 'GoT' character Sophie Turner pens an ode to her ‘GoT’ character

As “Game of Thrones”, one of the most popular fantasy series, has finally concluded after its eighth season, actress Sophie Turner, who rose to fame with the role of Sansa in the show, bid an emotional goodbye to her character on social media. “Sansa, thank you for teaching me resilience, bravery and what true strength

Aishwarya turns into golden mermaid at Cannes Aishwarya turns into golden mermaid at Cannes

Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has enthralled her fans with her golden mermaid look at the red carpet of the 72nd edition of Cannes Film Festival. Dressed up in metallic gold gown with a long trail, Aishwarya looked no less than a mermaid at the gala.She was accompanied by her daughter Aaradhya, who wore a yellow

Actor Chris Rock set to reboot 'Saw' series Actor Chris Rock set to reboot ‘Saw’ series

Comedian-actor Chris Rock and entertainment company Lionsgate are collaborating on a “Saw” spinoff.”I’ve been a fan of ‘Saw’ since the first film in 2004. I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place,” Rock said. The franchise revolves around the fictional character John Kramer, also called the

US stocks close lower amid global trade prospects
US stocks close lower amid global trade prospects

US stocks closed lower as investors weigh major economic data against global trade prospects.The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Friday decreased 98.68 points, or 0.38 per cent, to 25,764.00. The S&P 500 fell 16.79 points, or 0.58 per cent, to 2,859.53, Xinhua news agency reported. The Nasdaq Composite Index decreased 81.76 points, or 1.04 per

Italy launches anti-competition probe against Google
Italy launches anti-competition probe against Google

Joining the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and the European Union (EU), Italy’s antitrust authority has become the latest international regulatory body to launch an anti-competition investigation against Google. The probe was prompted after Italy-based energy company Enel Group complained that Google was not allowing the “Enel X Recharge” app to work with Android Auto

INDIA: A test of Kohli's tactical acumen
INDIA: A test of Kohli’s tactical acumen

His manic consistency has already put him among the pantheon of greats but the World Cup in England will be Virat Kohli‘s hour of reckoning in his bid to create a lasting legacy as India’s captain.The first Indian captain to win a Test series on Australian soil, Kohli will be leading a team which has

Spears may not perform Vegas residency
Spears may not perform Vegas residency

Britney Spears, who cancelled her Las Vegas residency earlier this year, may never return to perform there, says her long-time manager Larry Rudolph. “As the person who guides her career – based on the information I and all of the professionals who work with her are being told on a need-to-know basis – from what

NASA spots Israeli spacecraft's crash site on Moon
NASA spots Israeli spacecraft’s crash site on Moon

NASA’s Moon orbiting spacecraft has spotted the impact site of the Israeli Beresheet spacecraft on a region of the Moon called “Sea of Serenity” where it crash landed on April 11. SpaceIL, a non-profit organization, attempted to land its spacecraft on top of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in the ancient volcanic field on the

'The Last Summer' an underrated film this season
‘The Last Summer’ an underrated film this season

Film: “The Last Summer” on Netflix; Director: William Bindley; Cast: K.J. Apa, Maia Mitchell, Jacob Latimore and Sosie Bacon; Rating: ***(3 stars)It is easy to be dismissive and contemptuous about teen-campus flicks. Films about shallow preoccupations presume the characters indulging in them, to be shallow. Worse still, those filmmakers who direct films about superficial youngsters

Sweden to announce decision on Assange rape case
Sweden to announce decision on Assange rape case

Swedish prosecutors on Monday will announce whether they are reopening an inquiry into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, who is currently lodged at a high-security jail in the UK. Assange, who denies the charges, has avoided extradition to Sweden for seven years after seeking refuge at the Ecuadorean embassy in London in

'Killing Eve' wins at BAFTA TV awards
‘Killing Eve’ wins at BAFTA TV awards

America drama “Killing Eve” was the biggest winner at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) gala here.The awards ceremony was held on Sunday at the Royal Festival Hall here. The hit show took home three trophies, for best drama series, best actress for Jodie Comer and best supporting actress for Fiona Shaw,

Musk shares look of SpaceX's first Internet satellites
Musk shares look of SpaceX’s first Internet satellites

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has shared the first look of the firm’s Starlink Internet satellites packed and ready to be launched into orbit in a few days.Musk shares look of SpaceX’s first Internet satellites Musk posted a photo on Twitter, featuring the first 60 production satellites packed into the fairing of a Falcon 9 rocket

Ex-journalist, cultural adviser shot dead in Afghanistan
Ex-journalist, cultural adviser shot dead in Afghanistan

A former journalist and cultural adviser to the lower house of Parliament has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Kabul, just days after she shared on social media that her life was in danger. Mena Mangal made her name as a presenter on the Pashto-language channel Tolo TV, Afghanistan’s largest private broadcaster, and later

'Twin Peaks' star Peggy Lipton dies at 72
‘Twin Peaks’ star Peggy Lipton dies at 72

Actress and former model Peggy Lipton, who rose to stardom with “The Mod Squad” and “Twin Peaks”, has died. She was 72.Her death from cancer was announced on Saturday by Kidada and Rashida Jones, her daughters from a marriage to famed music producer Quincy Jones. “She made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces

Mark Zuckerberg rejects call to break up Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg rejects call to break up Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected the call for breaking up his company, saying the size of Facebook is actually a benefit to its users and the security of the democratic process. In an interview with French broadcaster France 2, Zuckerberg dismissed the claim made by his long-time friend and Facebook Co-founder Chris Hughes that

Ex-SL cricketers Zoysa, Gunawardene charged by ICC
Ex-SL cricketers Zoysa, Gunawardene charged by ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC), on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), on Friday charged former Sri Lankan cricketers Nuwan Zoysa, for breaching four counts of the ECB Anti-Corruption Code for Participants for the T10 League (the ‘Code), and Avishka Gunawardene on two counts.The charges relate to the T10 Cricket League played in the

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits city in southwest Japan
Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits city in southwest Japan

The US Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit near Miyazaki in southwestern Japan.The agency says the earthquake struck at 8:48 a.m. local time Friday and had an epicenter 39 kilometers (24 miles) southeast of Miyazaki, a city of about 400,000. The earthquake had a depth of 23 kilometers (14 miles.) The Japan Times

Google honours Lucy Wills who gave birth to folic acid
Google honours Lucy Wills who gave birth to folic acid

Google on Friday honoured English haematologist Lucy Wills whose research on anaemia in pregnant women in Mumbai in 1928 led to the discovery of folic acid that helps prevent birth defects in babies. She conducted seminal work in India in the late 1920s and early 1930s on macrocytic anaemia during pregnancy. Her observations during the