• Beijing sees April's hottest day in 66 years

    Beijing: Beijing on Saturday saw April's hottest day in 66 years with the temperature soaring up to 33.1 degrees Celsius on Saturday.The temperature was unusually high for city residents who are still enjoying spring. This was the hottest day in April in Beijing since 1951, Sina News, a popular...

  • Pakistan Foreign Office mum over Jindal meeting Nawaz Sharif

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Foreign Office has refused to comment on the hush-hush visit of Indian steel magnate Sajjan Jindal to Murree to meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, amid speculation that it was a move to revive the stalled dialogue process between the two countries...

  • Samsung regains top spot in Q1 smartphone market

    Seoul: South Korean giant Samsung Electronics regained the top status in the global smartphone market in the first quarter of the year, even before the release of its flagship Galaxy S8, a report said on Saturday.According to market research firm IDC, the South Korean tech giant sold about 7.9 milli...

  • "Testosterone increases impulsive behaviour in men"

    New York: The male hormone testosterone is important for sexual and reproductive development but it can also make men less likely to question their impulses, suggests new research.Men given doses of testosterone performed more poorly on a test designed to measure cognitive reflection than a group gi...

  • 'High Noon' and more cinematic heights: Hollywood's realistic director

    As a story goes, this director, who was behind some of Hollywood's most path-breaking films across genres, helmed debuts of many who would become its biggest stars, and won Oscars galore in his half-a-century career, was once asked by an ignorant studio executive what he had done. Fred Zinnema...

  • Kim Jong-un disrespected China with new launch: Trump

    Washington: US President Donald Trump said that with the new ballistic missile trial, the North Korean leader has disrespected China, the media reported."North Korea disrespected the wishes of China and its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today (Friday)....

  • After US warns N.Korea 'military action' on table, Pyongyang tests missile

    United Nations: Hours after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a grim warning on Friday that "military action" should be considered an option to deter North Korea's nuclear programme, Pyongyang responded by defiantly testing a ballistic missile.The missile test was, however, a failure and it...

  • Pet crocodile found alive after house fire in Australia

    Canberra: A gigantic four-metre-long saltwater crocodile, kept as a pet by an Australian in Darwin, has survived a fire which gutted its owner's house, a firefighter said on Friday.Albert, believed to be up to 70 years old, was found unscathed at the back of the property in a custom built pen after ...

  • NASA's next generation space telescope plan takes a pause

    Washington: NASA said it is initiating an independent external review to know how long it will take and how much it will cost to build the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).WFIRST is NASA's next large space telescope under development, after the James Webb Space Telescope that is launchi...

  • London police shoot woman, foil 'active terror plot'

    London: Police in London said they have foiled an "active terror plot" after a woman was shot during a raid on a house in northwest London.The woman, in her 20s, was one of the subjects in the latest counter-terrorism investigation and is in a serious but stable condition, BBC reported.She was shot ...

  • This is why Tibetans survive at high altitudes

    New York: Variants of five different genes -- including one originating in the extinct human subspecies Denisovans -- help Tibetans survive the harsh conditions of the high altitudes, says a study.The people of Tibet have survived on an extremely high and arid plateau for thousands of years, due to ...

  • Trump's response a 'slap' on Tsai's face: China

    Beijing: China on Friday said US President Donald Trump saying that he would consult Beijing before talking to Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen was a "slap" on her face.Beijing's reaction came after Trump said he would consult Chinese President Xi Jinping before talking to Tsai, who in an interview s...