Israel begins building a marine barrier with Gaza

Israel begins building a marine barrier with Gaza Jerusalem, May 28 : Israel’s Defence Minister on Sunday announced that construction had begun on a marine barrier with the Gaza Strip extending into the Mediterranean Sea.

Scientists identify new magnetic element  

Scientists identify new magnetic element   New York, May 27 : Scientists have demonstrated that the chemical element ruthenium (Ru) is the fourth single element to have unique magnetic properties at room temperature. The researchers believe that the discovery, detailed i

Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean dead at 86  

Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean dead at 86   Washington, May 27 : Alan Bean, a NASA astronaut who journeyed into space two times and, as part of the Apollo 12 mission in 1969, became the fourth man to walk on the moon, died at the age of 86 at a hospital in Houston, the US space

Goal conflict linked to depressive symptoms  

Goal conflict linked to depressive symptoms   London, May 27 : People who are not sure about which personal goals to pursue may be at increased risk of experiencing psychological distress, suggests a new research. The study, published in the journal Personality and Indiv

Egyptian court orders one-month ban on YouTube  

Egyptian court orders one-month ban on YouTube   Cairo, May 27 : Egypt’s top administrative court ordered on Saturday to block YouTube streaming website for one month over hosting a video that denigrates Prophet Muhammad of Islam, the Egyptian lawyer who filed the lawsuit

Seoul welcomes renewed prospect of US-N.Korea talks

Seoul welcomes renewed prospect of US-N.Korea talks Seoul, May 26 : South Korea on Saturday welcomed US President Donald Trump’s statement that his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was still possible. The U

Death toll in Sri Lanka monsoon rains hits 19

Death toll in Sri Lanka monsoon rains hits 19 Colombo, May 26 : The death toll in Sri Lanka monsoon rains reached 19 on Saturday while over 128,000 people have been affected, the country’s Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.

Snapchat updates its location feature on Snap Map

Snapchat updates its location feature on Snap Map San Francisco, May 26 : Snapchat’s newest Snap Map update lets users send their ongoing real-time location to a friend or request theirs within the message thread. The

Iran more confident to save nuke deal: Official

Iran more confident to save nuke deal: Official Tehran, May 26 : Following a meeting in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Friday, a senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official expressed hope about saving the landmark Iranian nuclear deal after the US’ rece

Pele set to travel to Russia for World Cup

Pele set to travel to Russia for World Cup Rio de Janeiro, May 26 : Brazil football great Pele, who has battled ailing health in recent years, has been cleared by doctors to travel to Russia for the World Cup, according to media reports.

Two injured in US school shooting

Two injured in US school shooting Washington, May 26 : Two people were critically injured after a shooter fired at students on Friday in a middle school in the US state of Indiana, media reports said. The shooting was repor

Briton placed on a global most wanted list

Briton placed on a global most wanted list London, May 25 : A suspected killer and one of Britains most wanted fugitives has been placed on a global most wanted list after more than two years on the run, a media report said on Friday.

French court approves Roland Garros stadium expansion

French court approves Roland Garros stadium expansion Paris, May 25 : A French court once again backed a project to expand the Roland Garros stadium and facilities, the venue of the French Open. The project sparked controve

WFP lauds Security Council resolution on hunger

WFP lauds Security Council resolution on hunger Rome, May 25 (IANS/AKI) UN World Food Programme (WFP) chief David Beasley has hailed the UN Security Council for its leadership in adopting a resolution that for the first time paves the way to address conflict-

Taiwan fighter jets monitor Chinese bombers

Taiwan fighter jets monitor Chinese bombers Taipei, May 25 : Taiwan on Friday scrambled its fighter jets to monitor two Chinese bombers that flew very close to its territory, according to the Defence Ministry. Two H-6 bombe

Explosion in Canada Indian restaurant injures 15

Explosion in Canada Indian restaurant injures 15 Ottawa, May 25 : At least 15 people were injured following a blast in an Indian restaurant in Canada’s Mississauga city, the media reported. The incident took place in

China, Pakistan extend currency swap deal

China, Pakistan extend currency swap deal Beijing, May 24 : The People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank, on Thursday extended a currency swap agreement with the State Bank of Pakistan. According to a