Category: World

Mount Everest

Team appointed, given 15 days to ‘clean’ Mount Everest

Story by AFP Nepal will send a dedicated team to Mount Everest this climbing season to collect garbage and retrieve bodies littering the world’s highest peak,...

Pope, kisses, feet, South Sudan, leaders, peace

VIDEO: Pope kisses feet of South Sudan leaders in plea for ‘peace’

In an uncommon gesture, Pope Francis kissed the feet of South Sudan’s leaders urging them not to return to a civil war. The 82-year-old pope, who suffers from chronic...

Man, Indian, Mumbai, wife, Indian wife

Indian man kills wife for watching movies on YouTube all night

In a horrific incident, a man in India killed his wife just because she would habitually watch movies all night. Identified as 32-year-old Chetan Chowghule, hailing from...

WikiLeaks believes that the United States is working with Ecuador to extradite Assange to face charges, and that the embassy documents were "quite likely shared with the Trump administration", although it offered no proof of this. The group, which rose to prominence by publishing leaked US intelligence documents, said that "very reliable sources" had told them Ecuador was last week preparing to kick Assange out of its London embassy, where he was granted refuge by previous president Rafael Correa in 2012. "The only reason why this was averted, in our opinion, is that we learned about it," said Hrafnsson. Ecuador said on Tuesday it was reassessing Assange's asylum claim, revocation of which would lead to his arrest by the British authorities for skipping bail. The Australian sought refuge at Ecuador's embassy seven years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faced accusations of sexual assault that prosecutors in Stockholm have since abandoned.

British police arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

British police have arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Ecuador’s embassy in London after his asylum was withdrawn, the police said in a statement...

Modi, India, powerhouse

’56 inch’ Modi becomes India’s nationalist powerhouse

Story by AFP Stern, sharp and shrewd, Narendra Modi fought his way off the streets to become one of India’s most popular and polarising prime ministers. There is...

Scientists, first true image, black hole

Scientists set to reveal first true image of black hole

In September 2015, for example, the LIGO gravitational wave detectors in the United States measured two black holes smashing together.

Pakistani rupee, Pakistan currency

Do you know how ‘Pakistani currency’ got its name?

All of us are well aware of our currencies and the name we refer it with. But have you ever thought about the inception and history of the currency names? Well, they...

Dubai, Quran Park, Al Quran Park, miracles, Islam, Khawaneej

VIDEO: Dubai opens ‘Al Quran Park’ to aware people about miracles of Islam

The world’ first ‘Al Quran Park’ opened in Dubai’s Al Khawaneej area on March 29 (Friday), with an aim to  provide visitors a chance to learn...

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Modi visited Pakistan for ‘Biryani’, says top Congress leader

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that he had gone to Pakistan in 2015 to eat biryani. Modi...

Israelis, world longest, salt cave

Israelis unveil ‘world’s longest salt cave’

Israeli cave explorers said Thursday that a salt cave with striking stalactites near the Dead Sea is the world’s longest, beating the previous record-holder in...