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Blasts hit six Sri Lanka churches during Easter mass, at least 80 injured

Colombo, Apr 21: At least 80 people were injured when multiple explosions hit six churches in Sri Lanka on Sunday as worshippers attended Easter services, officials and police said.

Witnesses are reporting six explosions have hit six churches in Sri Lanka on EasterSunday, causing casualties among worshippers.

The...

Bhopal tragedy in UN list of major industrial accidents

United Nations, Apr 20: The 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy which killed thousands of people is among the world's "major industrial accidents" of the 20th century, a UN report has said, warning that 2.78 million workers die from occupational accidents and work-related diseases each year.

The report released by the...

Malian PM resigns as anger mounts over massacre

Bamako, Apr 19: Mali's prime minister resigned along with his entire government on Thursday following criticism over their handling of an upsurge of violence in the centre of the country and a massacre last month that left 160 people dead.

A statement from President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's office said...

Israeli President formally asks Netanyahu to form next government

Jerusalem, Apr 18: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday formally handed Benjamin Netanyahu his letter of appointment to start building a coalition government following last week's general election.

In a televised ceremony, Rivlin told Netanyahu, that in his consultations with all parties elected to the incoming 120-seat parliament, "65...

Vijay Mallya expresses sympathy with Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal

Embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya has once again attacked the government for discriminating between public sector and private airlines while extending solidarity with crisis-hit Jet Airways and its founder Naresh Goyal.

In a series of tweets, Mallya said he was sorry that so many airlines had bitten the dust...

Deeply Moved By Outpouring from India after Notre Dame Fire: French Envoy

New Delhi, Apr 16: French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler Tuesday said he was "deeply moved" by the emotional outpouring of people of India in the wake of the massive fire at the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

The over 800-year-old cathedral, a World Heritage Site, is considered...

World's largest plane makes first test flight

Washington, Apr 14: The world's largest airplane - a Stratolaunch behemoth with two fuselages and six Boeing 747 engines - has made its first test flight in California.

The mega jet carried out its maiden voyage over the Mojave desert on Saturday.

It is designed to carry into...

Guess how much Facebook pays for its CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s security

Facebook Inc more than doubled the money it spent on Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg’s security in 2018 to $22.6 million, a regulatory filing showed on Friday.

Zuckerberg has drawn a base salary of $1 for the past three years, and his “other” compensation was listed at $22.6 million,...

Internet spreads hate speech like wildfire says UN chief Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that hatred speech has been spreading like wildfire through the Internet, saying attention should be given to “physical aggressions” in the recent attacks against the Jewish, Christian or Muslim centres.

"This situation requires a huge investment, an investment in social cohesion and investment...

Image of crying toddler on US border wins World Press Photo Award

Amsterdam, Apr 12: The haunting image of a little girl crying helplessly as she and her mother are taken into custody by US border officials Thursday won the prestigious World Press Photo Award.

Judges said veteran Getty photographer John Moore’s picture taken after Honduran mother Sandra Sanchez and her...