Speculations are rife that Facebook top boss Mark Zuckerberg may go Elon Musk’s way and invest in Bitcoin. A Facebook post shared by the multi-billionaire on Monday (May 10), introducing his two pet goats – Bitcoin and Max – went viral and became a subject of many memes as well.
Al Aqsa is the third holiest site in Islam. The mosque sits inside a 35-acre site known by Muslims as Haram Al Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary, and by Jews as the Temple Mount. The site is sacred to Christians, Jews and Muslims
The divorce announcement by Bill and Melinda Gates a few days back, though shocking for the world, seemed to have been worked out well in advance by the billionaire couple, suggest financial details of the split now emerging.
A French air force pilot has alleged that he was tied to a target on a firing range while fighter planes fired at him during a hazing ritual in 2019 at the Solenzara air base on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica.
According to the complaint of the pilot accessed by Reuters, he was subjected to the hazing ritual after getting inducted at ...
If there is one thing that the President of the United States, Joseph Biden, has made clear in his first four months in office, it is that he is not interested in seeking the Nobel Peace Prize over Kim Jong Un’s North Korea. It is not as if the 46th President does not look for peace in the Korean peninsula; but that his administration and top polic...
A Crime Branch team of the Delhi Police on Friday (May 14) questioned the Indian Youth Congress chief Srinivas BV for alleged illegal distribution of COVID medicines. Srinivas has been actively making pandemic relief efforts. The police had earlier approached AAP MLA Dilip Pandey on a similar matter. Srinivas said he is not worried as he has done nothing illegal.
Entering the fourth month of a self-inflicted wound, the brass hats in Myanmar are in a deep bind and have to make one of three choices: listen to sober voices in the international community and loosen the iron grip; go along with words of “wisdom” from like-minded tight fisted pseudo democratic regimes and continue with the nightmare; or pay no attention to any advice from anywhere, lock the country once more and throw the keys away. The last is an option that might seem very tempting in a country where the junta for five decades, starting 1962, did just that much to the detriment of national development and its people.
Washington: The US has said it would send supplies worth more than USD100 million to India as part of its commitment to use every resource at its disposal to support India’s frontline healthcare workers in their battle against COVID-19.
Supplies including 1,100 oxygen cylinders, 1,700 oxygen concentrators and 15 million N95 masks would be sent to India in t...
The recent thaw in India-Pakistan relationship is guided by trade and economics rather than Kashmir and terrorism, sources quoted Pakistan’s Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa saying this to a group of some 20 top journalists at an official ‘iftar’ party on April 23.
Newdelhi: US President Joe Biden on Monday expressed solidarity with India in its fight against COVID-19 and asserted that his country was determined to support its efforts by quickly deploying resources like therapeutics, ventilators and identifying sources of raw materials to be made available for the manufacture of Covishield vaccine.
Biden expressed t...
India and US will work together to launch a joint ‘climate and clean energy agenda for 2030’, which will help other developing countries get affordable access to green finance and clean technologies, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Days after UK, US, Hong Kong and New Zealand asked their citizens to avoid travel to India and imposed flight restrictions, Australia has said it will reduce the number of its citizens able to return from India and other ‘red-zone’ countries to contain the risk of more virulent strains of COVID-19 spreading, media reports said.
The Australian go...
A powerful bomb blast in the parking area of a luxury hotel in the restive southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta late on Wednesday (April 21) killed at least four persons and injured 12 others, authorities said, dismissing reports that a Chinese delegation was present in the building when the explosion occurred.
Indianapolis: Eight people were shot and killed in a late-night shooting at a Fedex facility in Indianapolis, and the shooter has killed himself, police said.
Multiple other people were injured Thursday night when gunfire erupted at the facility near the Indianapolis International Airport, police spokesperson Genae Cook said.
At least four were hospitalise...
Volcanic eruption at Mount Etna in Italy and not the six-day blockage of Suez Canal in March resulted in sudden spike in sulphur dioxide (SO2) concentration in the air on the Mediterranean side of the canal, the BBC reported on Thursday (April 15).
“I’m terminally ill,” he told The Washington Post newspaper at the time. “There’s no cure for my type of disease. So, you know, I’ve served. I’ve served 11 years already, and, quite frankly, I’ve suffered through it”
Egypt has seized the 200,000-tonne megaship which blocked Suez Canal and crippled world trade for nearly a week. Following Egypt’s Ismailia Economic Court orders, the Japanese owners of ‘Ever Given’ have been asked to pay $900 million in compensation for the economic loss caused due to one-of-its-kind blockage of the world’s busiest commercial sea route that connects Europe to Asia.
Ever since Saudi monarch and ruler Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) bought the famous Leonardo Da Vinci painting of Jesus Christ called Salvatore Mundi (Saviour of the World) at a Christie’s auction in New York in 2017 for $450 million, it has been dogged by controversy about its authenticity.
In a nation with many centenarians, he missed the milestone by a couple of months. He would have been 100 by June and both the admirers of the monarchy as well as its carping critics in Britain (and there are many) were looking forward to that day.
With the global death toll as a result of the coronavirus peaking 2.5 million and nations in the developed and developing world looking at the second and third spikes of the deadly pandemic, a light at the end of the tunnel is “increasingly visible," says IMF in its World Economic Outlook.
Jakarta: A collision between a cargo ship and a fishing boat left 17 people missing off Indonesia's main island of Java, officials said Sunday.
The fishing boat with 32 aboard capsized after hitting the Indonesian bulk carrier MV Habco Pioneer late Saturday off Indramayu district, said the head of the Search and Rescue Agency, Deden Ridwansyah.
New York: New York City police asked for the public's help Saturday in finding a man wanted for yelling anti-Asian slurs at a 44-year-old woman and her three children, spitting at her and kicking her cellphone off a subway train. Police are calling Tuesday's incident a hate crime.
Washington: A lockdown was imposed on Friday after a man rammed a vehicle into two police officers outside the US Capitol, resulting in the death of one of them. The man then emerged out of the vehicle with a knife and started dashing at the injured officers, prompting the police to shoot at him. He died later at a hospital.
The deceased officer was identif...
In what looks like the beginning of a thaw in strained relations, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in a letter to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi has called for an “enabling environment” to proceed with constructive talks to iron out existing issues and differences between the two nations.
In a starter, Pakistan on Wednesday is slated to ...