A Photo From The Rio Grande Captures The Tragic End For Father And Daughter

Kathmandu,June 27 Sometimes an image is so powerful, it cuts through almost any noise. That has happened with a graphic photograph of a dead man and child taken this week along the U.S.-Mexico border by journalist Julia Le Duc. The photo, which was originally published Monday by the Mexican newspaper La Jornada and went viral on social media, shows a migrant and his less than 2-year-old daughter lying face down in the murky waters on the Mexican side of...

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes Panama

RESTON, VIRGINIA,JUNE 26 : Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes in Panama region – USGS A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes in Panama region – USGS A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck on the border between Panama and Costa Rica on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) west of the city of David in Panama at a shallow 14.2 km (9 miles), it said. There were no immediate reports of damage or...

Powerful Quake In Indonesia Sparks Evacuations In Australia

Kathmandu,June 24 : Central parts of Darwin, Australia, have been evacuated after being shaken by a powerful earthquake originating in Indonesia. The earthquake, reported to be magnitude 7.2, was felt in Darwin about 12.30pm local time. According to Geoscience Australia, it originated in the Banda Sea at a depth of 207 kilometres. Parts of Darwin CBD have been evacuated after being shaken by a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake originating in Indonesia. Parts of Darwin CBD have been evacuated after...

US ‘Launched Cyber-Attack On Iran Weapons Systems’

Kathmandu,June 23 : The US launched a cyber-attack on Iranian weapons systems on Thursday as President Trump pulled out of air strikes on the country, US reports say. The cyber-attack disabled computer systems controlling rocket and missile launchers, the Washington Post said. It was in retaliation for the shooting down of a US drone as well as attacks on oil tankers that the US has blamed Iran for, the New York Times said. The US has also imposed sanctions...

Gloria Vanderbilt, who built a $100 million fashion empire, dies at 95

Kathmandu,June 18 To millions who wore her jeans, saw her alabaster face, jet-black hair and slim figure in magazines, and watched her move across a television screen and proclaim that her svelte jeans “really hug your derrière,” Vanderbilt was an alluring, faintly naughty fashion diva in the 1970s. Written by Robert D. McFadden Gloria Vanderbilt, the society heiress who stitched her illustrious family name into designer jeans and built a $100 million fashion empire, crowning her tabloid story of...

Pressure mounts on Hong Kong leader

HONG KONG,JUNE 17 : Joshua Wong, Hong Kong’s most prominent student activist, has asked Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to step down. After walking free from prison, the 22-year-old activist has currently become the face of the 2014 pro-democracy protests. People have gathered on the streets today as well against a controversial bill that allows extradition to mainland China. Analysts have said that Wong is likely to increase pressure on Lam to resign. On Sunday, around two million people...

India planning to have its own space station

New Delhi,June 13 : A day after announcing the launch date of Chandrayaan-2, the chief of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) K Sivan said Thursday that India is planning to have a space station of its own. “We have to sustain the Gaganyaan programme after the launch of (the) human space mission. In this context, India is planning to have its own space station,” news agency PTI quoted Sivan as saying. He added that the project will be an...

Frogs marry in Karnataka to please rain God !

Kathmandu,June 10 : A citizen’s forum on Saturday arranged the marriage of two frogs in Udupi in an attempt to appease the Rain God. Locals believe that this ritual will bring rain. The wedding ritual that began by catching hold of a male frog “Varun” from Kalsanka and female frog “Varsha” from Keelinje near Kolagiri was performed as per the Hindu tradition. ANI✔@ANI #WATCH Frogs married in Karnataka’s Udupi to please the rain gods. The frogs were dressed in...

Why there’s more greenhouse gas in the atmosphere than you may have realised

Kathmandu,June 09 : This week brought news that atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO₂) levels at the Mauna Loa atmospheric observatory in Hawaii have risen steeply for the seventh year in a row, reaching a May 2019 average of 414.7 parts per million (ppm). It was the highest monthly average in 61 years of measurements at that observatory, and comes five years after CO₂ concentrations first breached the 400ppm milestone. But in truth, the amount of greenhouse gas in our atmosphere is higher still. If...

Malaysian PM bends law in controversial appointment of corruption watch-dog

PERMATANG PAUH,JUNE 7 : Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad must clarify why he appointed Ms Latheefa Beebi Koya as the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner, demanded Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Anwar Ibrahim on Thursday (Jun 6). Latheefa was named to the post effective Jun 1, replacing Mohd Shukri Abdull who quit before his tenure to continue till 2020. Mahathir did not consult the Cabinet prior to the controversial appointment. The appointment is not in line with...

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