Category Archives: World News

Notre-Dame: Massive fire ravages Paris cathedral

A major fire has engulfed the medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, one of France’s most famous landmarks. The 850-year-old Gothic building’s spire and roof have collapsed but the main structure, including the two bell towers, has been saved, officials say. Firefighters are still working to contain the blaze as teams try to salvage the artwork stored inside.… Read More »

Latest Updates in the Software Development Industry

A Look at Current Industry Trends and Innovations Software development is a sector that touches everyone’s life. What is new in the industry, and how is it changing technology? If the market researchers across the pond are to be believed, software development is considered to be the best job in America. Software developers produce tools that practically all… Read More »

Bodies of Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi found in Himalayas

 Tom Ballard, left, and Daniele Nardi, whose bodies were confirmed found on Saturday. Composite: Youtube/Rex features The bodies of Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi, the British and Italian climbers who went missing a fortnight ago, have been found on the mountain Nanga Parbat in Pakistan. Italy’s ambassador to Pakistan, Stefano Pontecorvo, said on Saturday that the search team had… Read More »

BBC must not ruin The World Tonight

 BBC Broadcasting House in central London. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA At a time when British politics are dominated overwhelmingly by foreign policy issues, it seems woefully misguided of the BBC to be planning to introduce seriously damaging changes to its sole news programme with an unashamed foreign policy agenda, The World Tonight on Radio 4. We are all former presenters… Read More »

World’s 2nd-deadliest Ebola outbreak reaches 600 confirmed cases

The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has reached 600 confirmed cases in five months, health officials said. Since the outbreak was declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Aug. 1, a total of 649 people have reported symptoms of hemorrhagic fever in the country’s northeastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri. Among those cases, 600 have tested… Read More »

In the world today, big governments are virtually useless

By Prof George W. Kanyeihamba A study in sizes and styles of world governments has tended to show that in governance small is beautiful and big is useless and wasteful. The governments of China , USA, Russia, and India may be the largest, representing as they do, the biggest populations and nations of the world. They may also… Read More »

Which Would You Choose: Offline Rummy or Online Rummy?

In the past, there was no trend of playing the game of rummy online. If you wished to play rummy with friends, you had to make sure you gathered your friends at one place and organised the event of rummy gaming. This required card decks and proper scheduling of rummy offline. However, things have changed greatly for the… Read More »

Top German Journalist Admits To Faking Stories For Years

Claas Relotius was named German Reporter of the Year for a story about a young Syrian boy this month Frankfurt am Main, Germany:  Germany’s respected news weekly Der Spiegel stunned the media world on Wednesday by revealing that one of its award-winning reporters had for years falsified stories. Claas Relotius “made up stories and invented protagonists” in at… Read More »

Three Ways to Busy Yourself on a Long Overnight Flight

Long overnight flights are the bane of existence for frequent fliers. Why? Because some flights don’t have wireless internet thousands of feet in the air. And sometimes those flights that do have wireless internet are the ones that you get motion sickness on, resulting in an aversion to screens for the duration. It’s luck of the draw. However,… Read More »

US crude falls 3.1 percent, settling at $51, erases gains on OPEC deal

Diego J. Robles | The Denver Post | Getty Images Oil prices fell 3 percent on Monday, echoing the weakness in global stock markets as the focus returned to demand growth concerns. Crude prices erased the gains they made on Friday following an OPEC-led decision to cut output. Losses in Europe and Asia extended to Wall Street on… Read More »