Category Archives: World News

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 »

Rare white reindeer calf spotted on camera in Norway

Mads Nordsveen, 24, from Oslo, said he spotted the animal in the snow on a walk in northern Norway. The images, where the animal almost fades into the landscape, has now been liked almost 20,000 times since they were posted on Monday. Sharing the images on Instagram, the photographer commented: “He almost disappeared into the snow!” White reindeers… Read More »

‘They silenced Khashoggi but gave thousands a voice’

  Omar Abdulaziz in his adopted city of Montreal. Photograph: François Ollivier/Washington Post/Getty Images For Omar Abdulaziz, a 27-year-old Saudi dissident living in exile in Canada, the murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi was more than a prominent columnist and veteran who knew the ins and outs of the Saudi royal court. He was a mentor and father figure. Abdulaziz,… Read More »

Xiaomi Mocks New Apple iPhone Models With XS, XS Max and XR Product Bundles

Xiaomi’s product bundles – named XR, XS, and XS Max – cost the same as the new iPhone models in China HIGHLIGHTS Apple’s pricing strategy seems to have triggered off Xiaomi It has priced its product bundles similar to respective iPhone models The bundled products include smartphones, laptops, and fitness bands Xiaomi, also known as ‘the Apple of… Read More »

Thai cave rescue details emerge: Sleeping boys were passed on stretchers to safety

The boys rescued from a Thai cave were passed “sleeping” on stretchers through the treacherous pathways, a former Thai Navy SEAL who was the last diver to leave the Tham Luang complex told AFP on Wednesday. The details of the complex operation are among the first to emerge from a rescue effort to save 12 boys and their… Read More »