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  • 15 years of 9/11 attack

    Today marks the 15th anniversary of 9/11 attacks, a tragedy that sent shock waves across the globe and marked a new era that is known as post 9/11 world. On September 11, 2001, four US commercial airplanes were hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center’s twin towers in New York[Read More…]

  • Woman who featured in iconic World War II ‘The Kiss’ photo, dies

    Greta Zimmer Friedman, who featured in the iconic photograph kissing a US sailor at Times Square, died of pneumonia on Thursday at 92. Friedman who fled Austria during the World War II at the age of 15, passed away at a hospital in Virginia. Friedman was 21-years-old when she became part[Read More…]

  • Facebook co-founder donates $20 million to help ensure the defeat of Donald Trump

    Dustin Moskovitz  A co-founder of Facebook donating $20 million to help ensure the defeat of Republican candidate Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential elections. He and his wife Cari made the decision to pour in millions because he thinks that ‘if Donald Trump wins, the country will fall backward, and become more isolated from[Read More…]

  • US and Russia seal Syria cease-fire deal

    The US and Russia reached an agreement on ceasefire in Syria on Friday. The agreement can possibly bring the two countries together in the fight against Islamic State. Announcing the terms of the agreement, the US Secretary of State, John Kerry with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Geneva said,   “Today we are announcing an[Read More…]

  • US issues travel advisories for its citizens travelling abroad

    The US on Saturday has issued a worldwide caution for its citizens travelling abroad, including India, in view of the increased threat from terror groups such as Islamic state, Haqqani network, Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Taliban. “Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in multiple regions,” the state[Read More…]

  • North Korea’s nuclear testing condemned in international quarters

    North Korea said it successfully tested its fifth and potentially most powerful nuclear missile on Friday morning. State media said the warhead could be mounted on ballistic rockets and would enable North Korea to produce ‘a variety of smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear warheads of higher strike power.’ The blast,[Read More…]

  • Meet Amancio Ortega, the new ‘richest man’ in the world

    Amancio Ortega is now the world’s richest man. The Spanish retail genius who started Zara, passed Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Wednesday as shares of Ortega’s business Inditex, parent company to Zara, Massimo Dutti and Pull&Bear, ticked up 2.5% Wednesday, boosting his personal fortune by $1.7 billion. That lifted Ortega’s net worth from[Read More…]

  • Zuckerberg criticised for censorship after FB deletes ‘napalm girl’ photo

    The editor-in-chief of Norway’s biggest newspaper has accused Mark Zuckerberg of abusing his power after Facebook deleted a post containing a historic image from the Vietnam war. Espen Egil Hansen, who is also CEO of Aftenposten, called Zuckerberg the “world’s most powerful editor,” and said the decision to remove the[Read More…]

  • Blunt message: Pak can’t ‘Pick & Choose’ terror groups to go after, says US

    The US on Thursday told Pakistan it cannot “pick and choose” the terrorist groups it goes after and has to target militants who seek to harm its neighbours, taking refuge on its territory. The US also rejected 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s remarks that America and India have joined[Read More…]

  • Iran and Saudi Arabia’s war of words after Haj fallout

    Saudi Arabia’s top cleric, Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh said in a public statement that Iran’s leaders were not Muslims. The comment drew a lot of rebuke from Tehran as the haj pilgrimage issue escalated. Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had earlier questioned the management of Mecca and Medina[Read More…]

  • India retaliates to Pakistan’s snub; summons Pak High Commissioner

    Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit has been summoned by the Indian government for unjustifiably cancelling an event of India’s high Commissioner to Pakistan, Gautam Bambawale. The Karachi Chamber of commerce was supposed to host Bambawale but called it off at the last moment, apparently chastising him for his[Read More…]

  • Mid-air gaffe: AirAsia pilot flies to Melbourne instead of Malaysia

    An AirAsia flight from Sydney to Malaysia ended up in Melbourne instead when the pilot entered the wrong coordinates into the internal navigation system, an air safety investigation has found. The Airbus A330 was scheduled to leave Sydney international airport at 11.55am on 10 March 2015, and arrive in Kuala[Read More…]

  • Education for all a distant dream for the next 50 years: UN

    In an extensive report, the United Nations on Tuesday confirmed that the world will miss deadline for ensuring ‘secondary education for all children’ by more than 50 years. The goal was agreed as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – an ambitious plan to end poverty, hunger, advance equality[Read More…]

  • Church of England Bishop opens up about being homosexual

    Nicholas Chamberlain, the Bishop of Grantham has publicly admitted to being in a ‘long term and committed’ homosexual relationship. Chamberlain is the first bishop in the Church of England to be open about his sexuality. Although Bishops are allowed to be in same-sex relationships but they are to maintain celibacy[Read More…]

  • Vatican City gears up for Mother Teresa’s canonization on Sunday

    Mother Teresa will be declared a saint by Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church in a canonisation ceremony in Vatican City on Sunday in the presence of her followers from all over the world. A 12-member central delegation led by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and two state government-level[Read More…]

  • A French artist’s guide to tackle Islamophobic harassment

    Islamophobia is a sad reality that the world of today faces. Sometimes being present blatantly in the form of attacks on Muslims and sometimes disguised as a ‘government policy’ to control the way they dress, speak or eat. Not only in western nations, but in even our own India where[Read More…]

  • Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff removed from office by the senate

    Brazil’s first female president, Dilma Rouseff, has been removed from office after 61 senates out of 81 voted in favour of her dismissal. Rouseff, a former Marxist Guerilla, has been found guilty of breaking fiscal rules to hide a growing deficit. She is succeeded by former vice-president Michel Temer, who has[Read More…]

  • Surgeons to conduct first human head transplant

    Taking a leaf out of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, two surgeons are going to perform the first human head transplant, a news that is creating ripples in the medical science world and Gothic literature circles. Since 1960’s when the first human heart transplant took place, medical science has grown further opening[Read More…]

  • Have you seen the world from the eyes of a Trump voter?

    Have you ever seen the world with the eyes of a Trump voter? Well, with the US elections just around the corner and the entire world waiting for the final verdict, it is understood that there will be campaigns and reactions to both the candidates. A viral video named “world[Read More…]

  • Watch: French restaurant refuses to serve Muslim women, throws them out

    In another example of Islamophobia, a high-end French restaurant threw out two hijab-clad Muslim woman as their owner refused to serve them arguing that “all Muslims are terrorists”. A video of the incident that took place at a restaurant in the Paris suburb of Tremblay-en-France has gone viral and it[Read More…]

  • Dhaka attack mastermind killed in Bangladesh

    Bangladeshi security forces claimed to have killed the Dhaka café attack mastermind along with three other Islamist militants on Saturday. This operation was carried out by raiding their hideout in Naraynganj, outskirts of Dhaka. Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, the alleged mastermind of the attack on the cafe, was killed[Read More…]

  • Ban no more; French court suspends burkini swimwear prohibition

    France’s highest administrative court has suspended a ban on the burkini in a test case brought by human rights groups, pending a definitive ruling. The ruling from the state council suspends a single ban in the southern town of Villeneuve-Loubet, near Nice, but is likely to set a precedent for[Read More…]

  • Meet Amr Arafa, the man who provides free shelter to refugees

    In a world that is inimical to Islam right from its inception and where people are ‘trumping’ the card of propaganda to wonderfully paint migrants as members of a death cult bent on world domination, people like Amr Arafa stand out. This 34-year-old from Egypt does not care about the[Read More…]

  • Five decade Columbian civil war ends with peace deal

    The Colombian government and the leftist FARC rebel group have agreed to restore peace in the country after five decades of civil war. On October 2, a referendum will be signed on the agreed terms. “We have reached a final, full and definitive accord… on ending the conflict and building[Read More…]

  • 6.8 magnitude quake jolts Myanmar; tremors felt in Bengal, Assam

    A major earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck central Myanmar on Wednesday, US Geological Survey (USGS) said, shaking buildings across the country and the region. The quake struck 143 km (88 miles) west of the city of Meiktila at a depth of 84 km (52 miles), the agency said. There were[Read More…]

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