China downplays India-ASEAN summit, presence of top leaders at R-Day

open view web desk Beijing, Jan 25: China today reacted guardedly to India hosting top ASEAN leaders on the country’s 69th Republic Day and hoped that all countries can work jointly to maintain peace, stability and the development of the region. India is holding a two-day India-ASEAN Commemorative Summit […]

Xiaomi usurps Samsung to become top smartphone seller in India

open view web desk MUMBAI – Samsung Electronics has lost its crown as the top smartphone seller in India for the first time in six years, as it was outsold by China’s Xiaomi in the final quarter of 2017, data from two tech research firms shows. Xiaomi’s aggressively […]

At Davos, delegates talk down Trump but bet big on America

open view web desk DAVOS, Switzerland:- Since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency, business has been booming for Monaco-based businessman Manfredi Lefebvre d‘Ovidio. His privately owned luxury cruise operator, Silversea Cruises, registered an immediate pick-up in bookings from its main U.S. market and demand has continued to grow. […]

Thousands more flee erupting Philippine volcano

open view web desk Tens of thousands more people have fled an erupting volcano in the Philippines, relief workers said Wednesday, as foreign tourists arrived to watch the flaming lava and giant clouds spurting from its crater. More than 70,000 residents are now crammed in schools and other […]

Sessions questioned in Russia probe, Trump may be up soon

open view web desk WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned for hours in the special counsel’s Russia investigation, the Justice Department said, as prosecutors moved closer to a possible interview with President Donald Trump about whether he took steps to obstruct an FBI probe into contacts […]

NDA govt using CBI to prevent proper investigation in case against Amit Shah: Cong

open view web desk New Delhi, Jan 24: The Congress on Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was using the central bureau of investigation to prevent a proper investigation against a case involving BJP president Amit Shah. Pointing out that three judges have been appointed in the […]

ASEAN-India Summit: Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Delhi

open view web desk New Delhi [India], Jan 24 (ANI): Myanmar‘s State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi arrived here on Wednesday for the ASEAN India Commemorative Summit. To mark the silver jubilee of India–ASEAN bilateral ties, India is hosting a commemorative summit on the theme “Shared Values, Common Destiny” on January 25. The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) comprises of ten countries namely […]

Pope condemns ‘evil’ of fake news and its use for political gain

open view web desk VATICAN CITY- Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned the “evil” of fake news, saying journalists and social media users should shun and unmask manipulative “snake tactics” that foment division to serve political and economic interests. ”Fake news is a sign of intolerant and hypersensitive attitudes, […]

Facebook to hand privacy controls to users ahead of EU law

open view web desk BRUSSELS – Facebook will make it easier for its more than 2 billion users to manage their own data in response to a tough new European Union law that comes into force in May, the social network’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said. al […]

U.S. West Coast braces for possible tsunami after Gulf of Alaska quake

open view web desk ANCHORAGE – A 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck the Gulf of Alaska early on Tuesday, prompting warnings of a possible tsunami down the West Coast of North America. Evacuation orders were in place in parts of Alaska and as far south as San Francisco as officials […]

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