Day: January 25, 2019

Remains found of explorer who put Australia on the map

The remains of the first British explorer to circumnavigate the Australian continent and popularise the country’s name have been found near a busy London railway station. Archaeologists sifting through a vast burial ground near Euston station said Friday they had found a coffin plate identifying the last resting […]

‘We don’t sell people’s data,’ says Facebook’s Zuckerberg

Facebook co-founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday renewed his defense of the social network’s business, arguing that targeting ads based on interests was different from selling people’s data. “If we’re committed to serving everyone, then we need a service that is affordable to everyone,” Zuckerberg said in […]

Japan’s centenarian sprinter Miyazaki ‘Golden Bolt’ dies at 108

Hidekichi Miyazaki, a Japanese centenarian who set the 100-metre sprint world record for the over-105 age category, has died aged 108, a local sports official said Friday. Miyazaki, dubbed “Golden Bolt” after eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt, passed away on Wednesday, the official confirmed. The record breaking […]

APNewsBreak: Iranian TV anchor says US jailed her as warning

WASHINGTON — A prominent American-born anchorwoman for Iran’s state television says she believes the U.S. government jailed her because of her work as journalist and her beliefs, and as a warning to her to “watch your step.” Marzieh Hashemi spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday, a day […]

Pope brings World Youth Day to Panama’s detained youth

PANAMA CITY — Pope Francis is bringing World Youth Day to Panama’s juvenile delinquents who can’t participate in the Catholic Church’s big festival of faith. Francis on Friday will celebrate a special penitential Mass inside the Las Garzas de Pacora detention center, which is Panama’s main youth lockup. […]

National award-winning film director attacked, Ker CM condemns

Thrissur(Ker) :  National award-winning Malayalam film director Priyanandanan Friday claimed he was attacked and cow dung water poured on him and suspected the hand of BJP-RSS workers in the incident that comes days after his objectionable Facebook post on the Sabarimala women’s entry issue. However, the BJP has denied […]

Backed by military, Venezuela’s Maduro hits back at rival

Caracas :  Backed by Venezuela’s military, President Nicolas Maduro went on the offensive against an opposition leader who declared himself interim president and his US supporters, setting up a potentially explosive struggle for power in the crisis-plagued South American nation. A defiant Maduro called home all Venezuelan diplomats from […]

S Korea in airborne fight against ‘Chinese’ pollution

Seoul :  Seoul on Friday sent aircraft over the Yellow Sea to carry out cloud-seeding experiments in an effort to tackle air pollution many South Koreans blame on China. Air quality in South Korea is generally better than in its giant neighbour, the world’s biggest polluter, which is periodically […]

No end to US shutdown as opposing bills to reopen govt fail in Senate

Washington :  Two bills to end the US government have been rejected by the Senate, leaving no end in sight to the record-breaking closure of federal agencies over President Donald Trump’s controversial plan to build a border wall along the US-Mexico border. Trump is demanding USD 5.7 billion of […]

Cut on motorcycle tariffs by India fair deal: Trump

Washington :  President Donald Trump has said he struck a “very fair deal” with India by making it cut the tariffs on the iconic motorcycle Harley-Davidson by half in just about two minutes, but rued the “high” Indian duties on American whisky. India in February last year slashed the […]

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