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Facebook fined $280,000 over data breach

Ankara: Turkey’s Personal Data Protection Authority has fined Facebook 1.65 million Turkish liras ($280,000) over data breach. About 300,000 users in Turkey may have been affected by the data breach that exposed their personal photos in September last year. According to the Turkish watchdog, Facebook failed to timely intervene to take proper technical and administrative […]

American LeT recruiter admits to helping terror group

New York: A teenage American recruiter for the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has admitted in a Texas federal court that he was guilty of a conspiracy to help the terrorist organisation, according to John C. Demers, the assistant attorney-general for national security. Michael Kyle Sewell, 18, who was arrested in February, admitted on Wednesday to encouraging an […]

India second to US among top destinations for hacking attempts

New Delhi: With over 120 crore account takeover attacks in 2018, India came only second to the US among top destinations for hacking attempts in the world, says a new report. Each attack represented an attempt by a person or computer to log in to an account with a stolen or generated username and password, […]

Donald Trump gets called out for GoT-inspired tweet

Los Angeles: While the “Game of Thrones” frenzy continues to be a message-driving vehicle in the ongoing election season in India, television network HBO urged US President Donald Trump to stay away from using memes inspired by the hit fantasy series for political purposes. Trump on Thursday celebrated the release of Robert Mueller’s Russia report […]

Samsung announces date for launch of Galaxy S10

Seoul: South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. said it will release its new flagship smartphone – the Galaxy S10 – on March 8 in the US. Samsung’s US website opened a pre-order page for the much-hyped premium phone ahead of an “Unpacked” event slated for February 20 in San Francisco. In the US, Samsung […]

A sign on the National Mall tells visitors of the closures do to the federal government shutdown in Washington
US shutdown becomes longest on record

Washington: The partial shutdown of the US government has become the longest on record, overtaking the previous record of the 21-day impasse in 1995-96 under then President Bill Clinton. With no end in sight to the political standoff, the current shutdown entered its 22nd day on Saturday and eclipsed the shutdown that stretched from December […]

Green Climate Fund
Global climate summit opens, aims to finalise Paris pact implementation

Katowice (Poland): Following a year of devastating climate disasters around the globe, from California to Kerala, and Tonga to Japan, the annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) opened in this Polish city with the goal of finalising the implementation guidelines for the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The guidelines will provide clarity on how to implement […]

Elon Musk will not smoke weed in public again, says NASA chief

Washington: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has said SpaceX founder Elon Musk will not be smoking weed in public again, the media reported. Speaking on Musk’s infamous marijuana consumption during “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast in September, the NASA chief said ‘that was not appropriate behaviour’ and people will not be seeing that again, The Atlantic […]

Climate change could cost US hundreds of billions of dollars annually

Washington: A new US government report has delivered a dire warning about climate change and its devastating impact, saying that the economy could lose hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century. The federally mandated study “Fourth National Climate Assessment”, was supposed to come out in December but was released by President […]

Pakistan PM rejects Donald Trump's allegations

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Prime Minister on Monday rejected the US President’s allegations that Islamabad failed to cooperate with the US and had helped the former Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden hide in the country until his death at the hands of the US military in a covert operation in 2011. Imran Khan said in a […]

Air pollution cuts average Indian's life expectancy by over 4 years, says study

New Delhi: India is the world’s second most polluted country, slightly trailing only Nepal, the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) said on Monday. Particulate pollution is so severe that it shortens the average Indian’s life expectancy by more than four years relative to what it would be if World Health Organization […]

China urges US to stop wagging finger at others

Beijing: China on Sunday urged the United States to stop wagging fingers at others, asking it instead to make real contributions to developing countries. “We suggest a certain country matches its words with its deeds, rather than wag the finger at others,” Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Sunday in response to US […]

74 killed, over 1,000 missing in California wildfires

San Fransico: The destructive California wildfires have so far killed at least 74 people with over 1,000 reported missing, authorities said. Butte County Sheriff and Coroner Kory Honea said on Friday evening that the number of people missing due to Northern California’s Camp Fire, deemed as the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state’s […]

US team reviews safety of Olive Ridleys in Paradip

Paradip: A three-member technical team from the US took stock of the safety measures undertaken for the protection of endangered Olive Ridley turtles at Paradip fishing harbour. The high-level team of National Marine Fisheries Services (USA) discussed the issue in a meeting with officials of Odisha Fisheries department, Paradip Port, forest and other officials of […]

7 killed as hurricane Florence makes landfall in US State of North Carolina

Washington: At least seven people were killed as hurricane Florence made landfall in the US state of North Carolina, battering the state with a powerful combination of wind and rain. Warnings were issued about the risk of life-threatening flash flooding in parts of North and South Carolina as well as in Virginia. It was downgraded […]

Here's how binge drinking affects male & female brains

New York: While binge drinking affects health of both males and females, the effect of gene expression in an area of the brain linked to addiction was found to be different, finds a new study. Repeated binge drinking was found to significantly alter molecular pathways in the nucleus accumbens — a region of the brain […]

Russia-US economic war looms larger as new sanctions near

Moscow: Russia-US confrontation is extending to the economic and trade field as Washington is poised to slap new and powerful sanctions in a move Moscow views as the declaration of an “economic war”. The US State Department said on Wednesday that Washington will impose new sanctions on Russia on or around August 22 over the […]

Here's how India is now a major defence partner of US

Washington: The US today issued federal notification designating India as a Strategic Trade Authorization-1 (STA-1) country, paving the way for high-technology product sales to New Delhi. With this, India has become the 37th country to join the list of STA-1 category, the only South Asian nation. The notification relaxes America’s export control norms with regard […]

North Korea working on new missiles, say US spy agencies

Washington: American spy agencies have said there were indicators that showed North Korea was constructing new missiles at a factory that produced Pyongyang’s first intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) capable of reaching the US. Newly obtained evidence, including satellite photos taken between July 20 and July 22, indicates that work is underway on at least one […]

Harvey Weinstein indicted on 3 additional sex charges

New York: Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been indicted on three additional felony sex charges, two of which carry the potential of life in prison. Weinstein is already facing three sex crime charges, concerning allegations involving two women and carrying a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison. The Manhattan District Attorney’s office announced […]

NASA postpones launch of James Webb Space Telescope to 2021

Washington: NASA has postponed the launch of its flagship James Webb Space Telescope to early 2021 owing to a range of factors influencing its schedule and performance, including the technical challenges and tasks remaining before launch. The telescope’s new total lifecycle cost, to support the revised launch date, is estimated at $9.66 billion; its new […]

Kim Jong Un accepts Trump's invitation to visit Washington: North Korean Media

Pyongyang: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has accepted US President Donald Trump’s invitation to visit Washington after their historic summit in Singapore, Pyongyang state media reported on Wednesday. Kim and Trump held the first ever bilateral summit between the leaders of their respective nations on Tuesday, reports Efe news. During the meeting in Singapore, “Kim […]

Kim-Trump shake hands, begin new era of 'terrific relationship'

Singapore: US President Donald Trump shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday and welcomed the beginning of a “terrific relationship”, a momentous step in an improbable courtship that has opened a new era for the worlds largest nuclear power and the most reclusive one. In a carefully choreographed encounter at around 9 […]

Hawaii Volcano Eruption
Over 600 homes destroyed by Hawaii volcano eruption

Honolulu: More than 600 homes have been destroyed by the Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii in more than a month since lava began flowing, confirmed a top official. Hawaii county Mayor Harry Kim on Thursday said the homes were destroyed in three days at Vacationland and Kapoho Beach Lots in Pahoa, including the Mayor’s own […]

8 dead after gunman opens fire at Texas high school

Texas: A gunman opened fire at a high school in the US state of Texas today, killing at least eight persons. The incident took place at Santa Fe High School in the city of the same name, located about 50 kilometres southeast of Houston. An unidentified law enforcement officer was shot, but sources said he […]