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Grieving Woman Tends Dead Husband For Weeks

A grieving New Zealand widow had been caring for the body of her dead husband for about six weeks before being found three months ago. (Representational Image) WELLINGTON:  A grieving New Zealand widow bathed and cared for her husband’s decomposing body for several weeks, refusing to accept he was dead, police said today. The authorities initially thought they were investigating ... Read More »

Pakistan Not Focused On Terror Groups Targeting India: US Official

Richard G Olson, Special US Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, said terror has always been at the centre of dialogue between US and Pak. WASHINGTON:  Pakistan is not focusing on taking action against terror groups operating on its soil, that pose a threat to both India and Afghanistan, a top US official has said. “They (Pakistan) have focused more on ... Read More »

Top China Executive Spotted In New York After Disappearance: Reports

Guo Guangchang, the chairman of one of China’s biggest private-sector conglomerates, Club Med owner Fosun. (AFP/ File Photo) BEIJING:  The billionaire boss of one of China’s largest private companies, who was last week rumoured to be being detained by authorities, has turned up in New York, media said today. The four-day disappearance of Guo Guangchang, known as China’s Warren Buffett, ... Read More »

Pune Teen Planned To Join ISIS, Enrol In Medical College In Syria, Say Cops

The girl was in touch with the ISIS through social media, and her contacts had brain-washed and radicalised her, said the police PUNE:  16-year-old class IX student from Pune, now enrolled in a de-radicalisation programme, was preparing to leave for Syria, where the terror group ISIS had promised to sponsor her through medical college, the police have said. The girl ... Read More »

NASA’s Mars Rover Spots Loads Of Silica, Bolsters Water Presence

Curiosity has been studying geological layers of Mount Sharp, going uphill, since 2014, after two years of productive work on the plains surrounding the mountain. WASHINGTON:  NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has found mysterious rocks rich in silica – a rock-forming chemical combining the elements silicon and oxygen and commonly seen on Earth as quartz. Curiosity spotted much higher concentrations of ... Read More »

Mother Teresa Will Soon Be Elevated To Sainthood: Missionaries of Charity

A nun belonging to the order of the Missionaries of Charity kisses a picture of Mother Teresa at the Missionaries of Charity house in Kolkata. (AFP) KOLKATA:  Clearing the path for Mother Teresa’s elevation to sainthood, the Church has recognised a second miracle of the nun, the Missionaries of Charity said today. “We have now received an official confirmation from ... Read More »

Disgruntled Yahoo Investors Suggest Different Paths Forward

Two Yahoo investors, acting independently, have publicly called for radical changes or a potential sale of the firm. Both Canyon Capital Advisors and SpringOwl Asset Management apparently were unappeased by last week’s announcement that Yahoo would spin off its core Internet business. Canyon Capital Advisors on Friday sent a letter to Yahoo Chairman Maynard Webb, urging the company to find ... Read More »

UK Police Pinch Suspect in VTech Hack

UK police on Tuesday arrested a 21-year-old man as part of their investigation into last month’s hack on VTech’s systems. The man was arrested in Bracknell, 30 miles west of London, on suspicion of unauthorized access to a computer to facilitate the commission of an offense and suspicion of causing a computer to perform functions to secure or enable unauthorized ... Read More »

Star Citizen’s Second Alpha Hurtles Past $100M Landmark

Racking in more than 200 times its original asking price, the crowdfunded space simulator Star Citizen earlier this week reached a landmark 100 million in backer dollars. At the same time, developer Cloud Imperium released version 2.0 of the game’s Alpha build. Alpha 2.0 is billed as the biggest Star Citizen update yet, as it features more pieces of Wing ... Read More »

Suspected Al Qaeda Terrorist Arrested In Cuttack

BHUBANESWAR:  A suspected terrorist with Al Qaeda links was arrested today from Cuttack in Odisha, police said. The arrest of Rehman, 37, followed a joint operation by Odisha and Delhi Police, Police Commissioner RP Sharma said. Delhi Police had come to know about Rehman’s links with Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) after tracking his telephone call records, Mr Sharma ... Read More »