Day: May 15, 2019

Xi says ‘no clash’ of civilisations amid US trade war

Chinese President Xi Jinping declared Wednesday there was “no clash” of civilisations and denounced racial supremacy as “stupid” amid tensions with the United States and concerns over Beijing’s rising global power. His remarks came after a top-level US official last month described the rivalry between China and the […]

Guaido blasts Venezuela regime after security forces block congress

Juan Guaido accused the Venezuelan government of trying to “gag” congress after security forces prevented opposition lawmakers from entering the National Assembly on Tuesday, two weeks after the opposition leader’s failed uprising against President Nicolas Maduro. Deputies said members of the National Guard, who provide security for the […]

Kabul murder highlights Afghan women’s plight

When gunmen killed former journalist Mena Mangal on a busy Kabul street, observers first wondered if she had been murdered by the Taliban, the Islamist extremists who have long marginalised women. But police quickly said they were looking at Mangal’s broad-daylight killing as the result of a family […]

Facebook tightens live-streaming in crackdown on violence

Facebook announced Wednesday it is tightening access to livestreaming to prevent the rampant sharing of graphic video as took place with the Christchurch massacre. People who have broken certain rules, including those against “dangerous organizations and individuals,” will be restricted from using the Facebook Live streaming feature, said […]

Another day at the office: Sherpa completes record 23rd Everest climb

For the hardy few, climbing Everest is a bucket-list feat of endurance, danger and wonder. But Kami Rita Sherpa’s 23rd record summit of the world’s highest peak on Wednesday was just another day at work. Sherpa, 49, reached the summit Wednesday morning, breaking his own record that he […]

Facebook to curb livestreaming amid pressure over Christchurch massacre

Facebook announced Wednesday it would tighten access to its livestreaming feature as New Zealand’s premier Jacinda Ardern and French leader Emmanuel Macron prepared to launch the global “Christchurch Call” initiative to tackle the spread of extremism online. Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has been under intense pressure since March […]

DDC visits Manthala, holds public grievances redress camp

BHADERWAH : District Development Commissioner, Dr Sagar D. Doifode today toured Manthala village of Bhaderwah Tehsil and held a public grievances redressal camp there. DDC was apprised of various issues pertaining to metalling of Thuba Dhumanda road, black topping of Manthala -Dhalaian road, upgrading of Manthala high school […]

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