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Indian-American appointed US Ambassador to Peru

U.S. President Donald Trump has appointed Indian-American Krishna R Urs as the new US Ambassador to Peru. A career service American diplomat since 1986, Mr. Urs is currently Charge d’ Affaires of the US Embassy in Madrid, Spain, where he was also the Deputy Chief of Mission. During his three decades of State Department service, Mr. Urs has specialised in ... Read More »

U.S. sets new Visa criteria for six Muslim-majority nations

The United States has set new Visa criteria that will require travellers from the six Muslim-majority countries affected by President Donald Trump’s travel ban to have close family connections or business ties in order to enter the U.S. The countries named in the order include Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The ban will go into effect at 8 ... Read More »

Australia’s seniormost Catholic official charged with sexual assault offences

The most senior member of the Catholic Church in Australia, Cardinal George Pell, has been charged with multiple historical sexual assault offences, Victoria Deputy Police Commissioner Shane Patton said on Thursday. Pell had previously denied covering up abuse committed by priests when he served as the Archbishop of Melbourne from 1996 to 2001. He, however, acknowledged his deceased predecessor, Archbishop ... Read More »

Nepal’s second phase polls witness 70.5% voter turnout

Nepal’s second phase polls, which commenced in three provinces covering much of the volatile southern plains, witnessed 70.5 percent voter turnout, the country’s Election Commission has said. In a press briefing called at the Election Commission premises on late Wednesday evening, Chief Election Commissioner of Nepal Dr. Ayodhi Prasad Yadav announced turnout of more than 70 percent. The first phase ... Read More »

China’s foray into tiny Bhutan threatening Himalayan peace

China removed an old bunker of the Indian Army located at the tri-junction of India, China and Bhutan in Sikkim by using a bulldozer after the Indian side refused to accede to its request to dismantle it, according to official sources. Beijing’s recent aggressive move to construct a road from Doklam to an army camp in the Zomplri Area, has ... Read More »

Uranus flips its magnetic field like a switch, say scientists

In an interesting new discovery, scientists have found that Uranus flips its magnetic field like a switch. The planet does this everyday as it rotates. Something like this happening on earth will cause widespread devastation and it’s simply unimaginable. But, on Uranus, this is an everyday occurrence. The scientists discovered this interesting aspect of Uranus based on data from NASA’s ... Read More »

Reusing plastic bottles may harm your health

Refilling and reusing plastic bottles may seem like a good idea from an environment perspective, but it can also damage your health. This has been revealed in a new research. The logic is that plastic bottles are not designed for reuse and if they are reused, they can leak harmful chemicals and also promote the colonization of harmful bacteria. In ... Read More »

China launches its largest destroyer; dwarfs Indian warships

Newspatrolling: In yet another show of its growing military might, China today launched its biggest and most powerful naval destroyer. The Type 055 naval destroyer launched today by China is among the biggest warships in the world. What is even more significant is that China will be building 4 of these destroyers to strengthen its naval capabilities. Experts said that ... Read More »

Elderly women caused flight delay by tossing coins into engine

Tossing coins to into plane engine is now added to the list of reasons that could cause flight delays. An 80-year-old passenger on a flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou threw coins into the aircraft’s engine for good luck and as a prayer for safety. Police took away an 80-year-old woman Tuesday after fellow passengers reported that she was throwing coins ... Read More »

Clue in the missing Chinese student investigation

Chinese visiting scholar Yingying Zhang disappeared on June 9, the last known sighting of 26-year-old graduate student Yingying Zhang was on the afternoon that day. On Tuesday the FBI announced it had found the car a Saturn. The whereabouts of Zhang, however still remain a mystery.  The authorities have not disclose the information about the car. The details of the ... Read More »

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