WhatsApp to Soon Get Video Calling Support: Report

WhatsApp has been working on adding various features to its messaging service. Earlier, WhatsApp was rumoured to add call back, voicemail, and zip file sharing support to the service. Now, a latest leak tips that the company is planning to add video calls alongside other features. Android Police, citing translation requests, reports that WhatsApp is gearing up to… Read More »

Beijing High Court Rules in Favour of Facebook in Trademark Case

In a signal that China may soften its stand against the social networking giant Facebook, the Beijing High Court has ruled in favour of the Cupertino-based company, saying that a Chinese company should not have been allowed to register the “face book” trademark back in 2014. The Zhongshan Pearl River Drinks Factory in southern Guangdong province that had… Read More »

Tour Shines Light on Where Billionaires Stash Their ‘Dirty Money’

Motorized group tours of London’s famous landmarks are almost as common as the city’s iconic red double-decker buses. One recently inaugurated trek through the British capital isn’t trying to show off the country’s historical treasures, however. Instead, Kleptocracy Tours aims to shed light on where the world’s rich and powerful stash their billions. With some high-end properties in… Read More »

‘Duterte Harry’ tipped to win as Philippines heads to the polls

Millions in the Philippines started casting their votes as polls opened Monday to select a new government that will shape the country for the next six years. Nearly 55 million of the country’s 100 million population have registered to choose not only a new president and deputy, but also to elect half of the Senate, the entire House… Read More »

The cave divers who went back for their friends

In February 2014 two divers died at a depth of more than 100m in a huge cave system in Norway. The authorities said it was too dangerous to retrieve their bodies, but four friends of the men decided to take the risk – and seven weeks later they descended into the dark and glacial waters. At the end… Read More »

‘I have to be taller’: the unregulated world of India’s limb-lengthening industry

Komal never told her friends where she really went for six months last year. The 24-year-old, from the town of Kota, in western India, went to see Dr Amar Sarin, an orthopaedic surgeon in Delhi, who made her eight centimetres (3in) taller, a procedure which involved breaking the bones in her legs and wearing a brace until she… Read More »

BBC’s Rupert Wingfield-Hayes and team expelled from North Korea

BBC correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes and his team are being expelled from North Korea after being detained over their reporting. Our correspondent, producer Maria Byrne and cameraman Matthew Goddard were stopped by officials on Friday as they were about to leave North Korea. He was questioned for eight hours by North Korean officials and made to sign a statement.… Read More »

North Korean leader looks to consolidate power at congress

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s mission to turn his nation into a full-fledged nuclear state is likely to receive a huge boost this weekend during its biggest political event in 36 years. The 7th Congress of Workers’ Party began Friday in Pyongyang, the nation’s capital and biggest city. Kim said the event will “lay out the brilliant… Read More »

Additional Marines arrive at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

Twenty-five additional heavily armed U.S. Marines arrived at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad within the last several hours, a U.S. official tells CNN. The Marines were requested by the State Department, which is in charge of security. Concerns have risen since demonstrations occurred there last week in Baghdad’s “Green Zone,” where the embassy is located. More demonstrations had… Read More »

Turkish journalist Can Dündar jailed after surviving gun attack

The prominent Turkish journalist Can Dündar has been sentenced to more than five years in prison, shortly after surviving an attack by a gunman who attempted to shoot him outside a courthouse in Istanbul. “In the space of two hours we have experienced two assassination attempts: one was done with a gun, the other was judicial,” said the… Read More »