Category: World News

Facebook ads may help reduce cancer deaths: Study

Advertisements on Facebook and other popular social media platforms can encourage people to get a cancer screening, which would help patients spot the disease early enough to get timely treatment, scientists say. According to researchers, even with the recommendation of a primary care physician, people tend to procrastinate or simply forget to schedule an appointment for cancer screening —...

Winter Solstice, Shortest Day of Year

The winter solstice is an astronomical phenomenon which marks the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the longest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere when the sun appears at its most southerly position. It occurs when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun. It happens twice yearly,...

NASA selects landing site for Mars 2020 Rover

NASA has chosen Jezero Crater, a geologically rich terrain, as the landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission, the US space agency said. In a five year search, NASA scrutinized every available detail of more than 60 candidate locations on the Red Planet which ware debated by the mission team and the planetary science community. The rover...

Nissan shares plunge as Ghosn faces ouster after arrest

Nissan and Mitsubishi shares plunged Tuesday, as the automakers prepared to oust chairman Carlos Ghosn a day after he was arrested for alleged financial misconduct. Details began to emerge about the allegations against Ghosn, whose arrest sent shockwaves through the auto industry, including claims that “huge sums” were spent on homes for him in four countries. His legacy appeared...

International Men’s Day: Being a man in a man’s world

International Men’s Day: We love talking about feminism and women empowerment so much so that the thin line between knowing the concept well and understanding its nitty-gritty get erased causing an imbalance in situations. On International Men’s Day, we talk about how being a man in a man’s world is not always a walk in the park and that...

Africa’s science ‘millionaires’: survey spotlights top-funded researchers

Africa’s research funding system has created few winners: only 2% or so of scientists from just a handful of countries and fields report receiving million-dollar grants, while almost half say they don’t receive any research funding. The big grants tend to be in fields favored by foreign funders, such as agriculture and health sciences. That’s because most research in...

UN lifts nearly decade-old sanctions on Eritrea

The UN Security Council unanimously voted on Wednesday to lift 9-year-old sanctions against Eritrea that imposed travel bans, asset freezes, and an arms embargo. The East African country was hit with targeted sanctions in 2009 after being accused of having ties to Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia and refusing to withdraw from border disputes with Djibouti. Eritrea denied the accusations...

Saudis vow ‘complete’ probe of Khashoggi murder: Mattis

We discussed it… The need for transparency, full and complete investigation. Full agreement from FM Jubeir, no reservations at all: Mattis Saudi Arabia has promised a “full” investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on  Sunday following talks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Bahrain. “We discussed it… The need of...

Another royal wedding for Britain as Princess Eugenie weds

Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are to marry at St George’s Chapel, which is part of the castle complex Britain will have its second royal wedding of the year Friday when Princess Eugenie weds a tequila brand ambassador in a gala ceremony on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are to marry at St George’s Chapel, which...

Nikki Haley resigns as US Ambassador to UN

Indian-American US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley resigned In a sudden move, Indian-American US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley resigned Tuesday, becoming the latest casualty in the fragile Trump administration just weeks ahead of the crucial mid-term elections. President Donald Trump has accepted her resignation, US media reported. Trump has tweeted that he has a...