• After Donald Trump's repeated hair washing complaints, US proposes to change shower rules

    After Donald Trump's repeated hair washing complaints, US proposes to change shower rules

    World | August 17, 2020 9:26 IST

    The US government has proposed to increase the allowed water flow from a shower after Donald Trump's repeated complaints. The Department of Energy plan followed comments from Trump last month during a White House event.

  • In this file photo dated Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, Palmerston, the Foreign Office cat sits on a photo

    UK's Top diplomatic cat and 'Chief Mouser', Palmerston, retires

    World | August 10, 2020 12:42 IST

    Palmerston, the chief mouser at the UK Foreign Office has decided to leave sorting out international affairs to the human diplomats and retire after four-year service. 

  • Baby born with umbilical cord wrapped six times around its neck; survives

    Baby born with umbilical cord wrapped six times around its neck; survives

    World | August 09, 2020 13:32 IST

    In a miraculous incident, a baby was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around its neck six times and it survived. The incident occurred at the Yichang Central Hospital in the city of Yichang, in western China’s Hubei province.

  • This Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, satellite image released by NASA shows Typhoon Hagupit over Taiwan, cente

    Typhoon Hagupit brings rains to coastal China, heads toward Shanghai

    World | August 04, 2020 9:59 IST

    A typhoon brought high winds and heavy rains to China’s eastern coastal areas Tuesday and was headed toward the financial hub of Shanghai. China’s National Meteorological Center said Typhoon Hagiput made landfall in Zhejiang province around 3:30 a.m., with winds blowing up to 136.8 kilometers (85 miles) per hour at its center.

  • Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, also congratulated the plant's openin

    UAE announces operation of 1st Arab nuclear plant

    World | August 02, 2020 8:27 IST

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced the start-up operations of its first nuclear power plant in capital Abu Dhabi. The milestone achievement was announced through a tweet by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE prime minister on Saturday

  • In this April 19, 2017 file photo, James Murdoch attends the National Geographic 2017

    James Murdoch resigns from news publisher News Corp's board

    World | August 01, 2020 13:31 IST

    News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch’s son James is resigning from the family-controlled publisher’s board over content appearing in its newspapers, which include the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post.

  • Residents cover a window with plywood in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Isaias, in the He

    Hurricane Isaias lashes Bahamas while Florida braces itself

    World | August 01, 2020 13:26 IST

    Hurricane Isaias ripped shingles off roofs and blew over trees as it carved its way through the Bahamas early Saturday and headed toward the Florida coast, where officials in Miami said they were closing beaches, marinas and parks.

  • John Lewis, lion of civil rights and Congress, dies at 80

    John Lewis, lion of civil rights and Congress, dies at 80

    World | July 18, 2020 18:23 IST

    John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in 1965 helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation, and who went on to a long and celebrated career in Congress, has died. He was 80.  

  • The newsreader's tooth falls out live on air

    Newsreader's tooth falls out live on air. Here's what happened next

    World | July 18, 2020 13:35 IST

    A Ukrainian TV newsreader's front tooth fell out during a live broadcast on coronavirus pandemic. The newsreader Marichka Padalko was providing an update on the coronavirus crisis on Ukrainian TV when she felt the tooth come loose as she was speaking.

  • Mike Pompeo welcomes ban on 59 Chinese apps

    News | July 02, 2020 8:43 IST

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday applauded India’s sweeping ban on Chinese apps including TikTok.

  • Malala Yousafzai shared a cake-drenched photo Oxford University degree

    Malala Yousafzai completes degree at Oxford, shares cake-drenched photo; says Netflix for now

    World | June 19, 2020 8:42 IST

    Malala Yousafzai shared a cake-drenched photo of herself after completing her Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree from London's prestigious Oxford University. Malala also gave a sneak-peek into her future course of action.

  • America faces the “darkest winter in modern history” unless leaders act

    America faces 'darkest winter' if coronavirus rebounds, immunologist warns

    World | May 14, 2020 10:26 IST

    Immunologist Dr. Rick Bright makes his sobering prediction in testimony prepared for his appearance Thursday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

  • Peter Beard dead

    Wildlife photographer Peter Beard found dead near his home in New York

    World | April 21, 2020 7:49 IST

    Peter Beard was born into a wealthy family in Manhattan in 1938 and graduated in 1961 from Yale, where he studied with the artist Josef Albers and art historian Vincent Scully.

  • Guterres to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib during trip to Pakistan

    Guterres to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib during trip to Pakistan

    World | February 11, 2020 13:04 IST

    UN Chief Antonio Guterres will visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, in Kartarpur during his visit to Pakistan next week. The UN Secretary-General will arrive in Islamabad on Sunday and will hold bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on that day and speak at an event on sustainable development and climate change. Guterres will “travel to Kartarpur to visit a holy site, Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib,” Deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters here on Monday.

  • wilson gavin, drag queen,drag queen story time,young liberals,gavin wilson brisbane protest, chelmer

    Wilson Gavin, 21, at the centre of Drag Queen protests, found dead

    World | January 13, 2020 13:12 IST

    Twentyone-year-old Wilson Gavin, the liberal, who was at the centre of protests - 'drag queens are not for kids', has been found dead at his home in Chelmer, Queensland(Australia). Gavin, the president of the University of Queensland's (UQ) Liberal-National Club, had led the protest at the Drag Storytime event held at the Brisbane Square Library on Sunday afternoon.

  • Twitter users concerned over Sydney air quality

    Twitter users concerned over Sydney air quality

    World | December 11, 2019 18:37 IST

    A concerned city dweller wrote: "We're at the point where smoke in Sydney is so bad, experts are calling for air pollution shelters" One user commented; "This is like Kuala Lumpur in 1993 when rainforests were taken down for agriculture. This smoke is sickening!"

  • Pak foreign minister Shah Qureshi to visit Lanka

    Pak foreign minister Shah Qureshi to visit Lanka

    World | December 01, 2019 19:14 IST

    Qureshi will also meet his Sri Lankan counterpart Dinesh Gunawardena on Monday. Qureshi's visit comes immediately after President Rajapaksa's recent visit to India during which he met President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • China dressed up in celebratory red for 70 years of People's Republic of China

    China dressed up in celebratory red for 70 years of People's Republic of China

    World | December 01, 2019 15:51 IST

    From Beijing to Nanjing and Shanghai to Yangzhou, cities, big and small, are still in the grip of celebratory mood, with ubiquitous five-star red national flags dotting the streets, hanging on lamp posts, and giant decorative pieces themed on 70 years adorning traffic intersections.

  • Somali army kills six al-Shabab rebels in southern region

    Somali army kills six al-Shabab rebels in southern region

    World | November 30, 2019 18:49 IST

    "Residents informed us that militants were forcing them to pay taxes. Our army attacked the area. It was a tough battle, but we drove them out of the town and killed six of them," the military commander said. Our forces also razed two battle vehicles of militants.

  • Pak court stops special court from announcing verdict in Musharraf treason case on Thursday

    Pak court stops special court from announcing verdict in Musharraf treason case on Thursday

    World | November 27, 2019 17:03 IST

    The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday stopped the special court from issuing the ruling in the case against Musharraf, Dawn News reported. The Pakistan government had filed a petition in the court on Monday to stop the special tribunal from issuing its verdict on November 28.

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