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  • One-fingered Japanese mountaineer dies on eighth attempt at Everest

    Kathmandu: A Japanese mountaineer, who had lost all but one finger due to frostbite on Everest in his previous attempts, has died on his eighth attempt to reach the summit, according to AFP. Nobukazu Kuriki had fallen ill and was descending when his team lost contact with him. The 35-year-old...

  • Korean Air chief's wife to be probed over assault allegations

    Seoul: The wife of the chairman of Korean Air will be questioned next week over allegations that she physically and verbally abused several employees of the company, investigating officials said on Monday.Chairman Cho Yang-ho's wife Lee Myung-hee would be questioned on May 28 regarding claims that...

  • UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money: British MPs

    London: The UK has been accused of turning a "blind eye" to Russia's "dirty money", putting national security at risk. A British parliamentarian body said London is being used to hide Russian President Vladimir Putin's illegal assets, media reports said. The Commons Foreign Affairs Committee...

  • Indian man travels across 11 countries in a month to illegally enter US

    New Delhi: An Indian man - who travelled over 10,000 km through 11 countries in a month in order to enter the US illegally in 2016 - has been deported back, reported Hindustan Times. The man, who was caught staying illegally in the US, was handed over to the Delhi Police by the immigration...

  • Plastic piles up in Europe as China refuses imports

    China used to take nearly half of plastic waste from Europe. But no more. With China cracking down on imported plastic waste due to environmental concerns, plastic is piling up in Europe. What's the solution?WATCH: Europe stuck with a plastic problem as China turns down recycling imports...

  • Singer Lily Allen's battle with alcohol: 'I drank a bottle of vodka everyday'

    London: Singer Lily Allen, 33, has detailed a secret battle with alcohol which - at its worst - saw her consume a bottle of vodka each day. At one point, during her tour in 2014, she even struggled to decipher between hard liquor and still water, reports mirror.co.uk.Her revelation...

  • Trump misspells wife Melania's name in tweet

    Washington: US First Lady Melania Trump has returned to the White House after undergoing kidney surgery. "The First Lady returned home to the White House this morning," her office said in a statement on Saturday, Xinhua reported. "She is resting comfortably and remains in high...

  • Intelligence warns of assassination attempt against Erdogan

    Ankara: The Turkish diaspora and Western intelligence have warned of an assassination attempt by Turkish citizens against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his upcoming visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the media reported. Citing Anadolu Agency, Xinhua reported that according to...

  • At least 8 people killed in Texas school shooting

    Texas: Many people were killed and some injured in a shooting on Friday at the Santa Fe High School in Texas, according to law enforcement officials. A suspect has been taken into custody. At least eight people were killed, according to Mark Henry, the Galveston County judge, the...

  • Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA's first female Director

    Washington: The US Senate has approved Gina Haspel as the first female Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) despite her role in the spy agency's brutal detention and interrogation programmes post-9/11 terror attacks. Haspel's confirmation on Thursday in a 54-45 vote...

  • Trump twice asked me the difference between HIV and HPV: Bill Gates

    Washington: Entrepreneur and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has claimed that US President Donald Trump twice asked him about the difference between HIV and HPV and knew a "scary" amount about Gates'daughter's looks, according to Guardian. Gates made the remarks at a recent Bill & Melinda...

  • 72 suitcases of cash seized from properties linked to ex-PM of Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur: Police in Malaysia have seized 72 bags stuffed with cash, jewellery and luxury goods from properties linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak as part of investigations into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fund corruption scandal. Almost 300 boxes of designer...