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4 Indian-American family members found dead inside house

Four members of an Indian-American family were dead with gunshot wounds inside a house in the US state of Iowa, authorities said.Officers with the West Des Moines Police Department were sent at around 10 a.m. on Saturday to the 900 block of 65th Street, where they found the bodies, reports the local KCRG News. Police

Hong Kong suspends controversial extradition bill

Hong Kong Lam told a press conference that the project, which could allow China to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong, is temporarily “suspended” to defuse the crisis it has unleashed. The decision comes after a meeting with members of her Executive Council and calls from several supporters of the regulation on Friday for the suspension

Kim Jong-nam was a CIA operative

Kim Jong-nam, the slain half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was an informant for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) who met on several occasions with agency operatives, Efe news quoted an informed source as saying here.”There was a nexus” between the US spy agency and Kim Jong-nam, the source said on Monday. Kim

Will return to India if SC ensures my safety: Naik

NRI tele-evangelist Zakir Naik on Tuesday expressed his willingness to return to India if the Supreme Court gave him in writing that he will not be arrested and jailed till he is actually convicted. In a statement, the Islamic preacher – who is on the run – said that while he has trust in the

Don’t target Pakistan at SCO summit: China

China on Monday said Pakistan should not be targeted on terrorism at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit this week where Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to raise the issue of Islamabad harboring terrorists. During his first foreign visit to the Maldives after being re-elected for a second term as Prime Minister, Modi

Nepal hosts travel mart to promote tourism

The third edition of “Himalayan Travel Mart 2019” has been kicked off in Nepal under the theme “Nepal, Gateway to the Himalayas” to promote tourism of the Himalayan country. Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Thursday inaugurated the tourism gala event which aims to facilitate networking and business opportunities among global tourism and hospitality

Visit to Maldives, Sri Lanka will strengthen ties: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed confidence that his visit to Maldives and Sri Lanka would further strengthen India’s cordial ties with the maritime neighbours. In his departure statement, the Prime Minister said he will meet President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in the Maldives and the top Sri Lankan leadership in Colombo. “I am confident

8 Indians among 17 killed in Dubai accident

Eight Indians were among the 17 people who were killed when a tourist bus from Oman rammed into a signboard in Dubai, the Consulate General of India (CGI) here said on Friday. “We are sorry to inform that as per local authorities and relatives it is so far confirmed that eight Indians have passed away

4 killed in northern Australia shooting

A gunman shot dead four people and injured another at five different locations in the northern Australian city of Darwin, officials said.The 45-year-old suspect, who was known to the police, was arrested an hour after the first shots were reported at about 18:00 local time on Tuesday.Police said they believed the man had acted alone.

Researchers turn plastic waste into jet fuel

Plastic trash may one day help people fly as researchers have found a way to turn daily plastic waste products into jet fuel.”There is a lot of hydrogen in plastics, which is a key component in fuel,” said Hanwu Lei, Associate Professor at the Washington State University in the US. To produce jet fuel, the

No country to achieve gender equality by 2030: Report

No country in the world is on the track to achieve gender equality by 2030, according to the first index to measure progress against a set of internationally agreed targets. Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said the SDG Gender Index launched on Monday “should serve as a wake-up call to

Google apps, Snapchat suffers major outage, recover

Google apps like YouTube, Gmail and Nest along with photo-messaging app Snapchat and other web services suffered major outages across the US and some parts of Europe.The root cause of the outage was traced back to issues with Google’s Cloud service that powers other apps along with the search engine giant’s own web services. The

Psychedelic rock star Roky Erickson dead at 71

Roky Erickson, one of the most enduring and adventurous exponents of American psychedelic rock, is dead. He was 71.Erickson’s death on Friday was confirmed by his representatives in a statement that described him as a “heroic icon of modern rock’n’roll and one of the best friends the music ever had”. The cause of death had

Pakistan eye comeback against fired-up England

The next match will be Pakistan vs England world cup 2019. After being blasted apart by West Indies in their opening game, Pakistan will look to make amends, especially in their batting, and aim for a comeback when they take on hot-favorites England in their second World Cup fixture at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Monday. 

Childhood adversity ups risk of mental health disorder

Kids who grow up in poverty and face adverse experiences are at a greater risk of suffering from mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety, warn researchers.Low socioeconomic status and the experience of traumatic stressful events are also linked to accelerated puberty and brain maturation, abnormal brain development, and greater mental health disorders, said

China says won’t give in to US, will fight till the end

China on Sunday said it won’t give in to the US pressure and was ready to fight till the end in the raging trade war that has the world concerned.Releasing a white paper that elaborated its position on the ongoing trade spat with the US, China said that Washington “groundlessly” and “recklessly” accused Beijing of

James Bond does not have to treat women properly: Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Actor-writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge believes more than James Bond, the movies about the famed British spy should do justice to its women characters.The 33-year-old actor-writer, best known for creating hit series like “Fleabag” and “Killing Eve”, recently boarded the project and will be credited as a writer alongside Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, Scott Z Burns

It’s official: Robert Pattinson is next Batman

Actor Robert Pattinson has officially been cast as the Batman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming directorial about the Caped Crusader.The 33-year-old actor succeeds Ben Affleck who played the part in three films — “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, “Suicide Squad” and “Justice League. According to Variety, Pattinson has closed the deal with Warner Bros for

Apple raises iOS cellular download limit to 200MB

Apple raises iOS cellular download limit to 200MB : From 150MB per app, Apple has finally increased iOS’ cellular download limit to 200MB to help users download larger apps, especially when they are away from Wi-Fi.This is the first time since 2017 that the iPhone-maker has altered the download limit over mobile networks, Engadget reported

Hand over data privacy records: US judge tells Facebook

A US judge has asked Facebook to hand over data privacy records related to the massive Cambridge Analytica scandal.According to a report in Engadget on Friday, Facebook shareholders in September 2018 sued the social networking platform to obtain information pertaining to the data leak of 87 million users.”Today. A US judge sided with shareholders, ordering