Pompeo sees hard road ahead but pursues North Korean denuclearisation talks

Pompeo sees hard road ahead but pursues North Korean denuclearisation talks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha, and South Korea’s Special Representative Lee Dohoon meet in Tokyo, Japan on July 8. (Reuters Photo)   TOKYO, July 8 (Reuters): U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brushed off North Korean accusations of “gangster-like” diplomacy […]

Scientists defy ‘force of nature’ to unlock secrets of Hawaii volcano

Scientists defy ‘force of nature’ to unlock secrets of Hawaii volcano

A geologist is collecting sample of molten lava from 2011 Kamoamoa eruption, at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, US. (REUTERS File Photo)   PAHOA, Hawaii, July 8 (Reuters): Dressed in heavy cotton, a helmet and respirator, Jessica Ball worked the night shift monitoring “fissure 8,” which has been spewing fountains of lava as high as a 15-story building […]

Minaj, Grande reunite for mermaid-themed video

Minaj, Grande reunite for mermaid-themed video

Los Angeles, July 8 (IANS): Rapper Nicki Minaj has teamed up with singer Ariana Grande for a new music video “Bed”, which shows her dressed as a mermaid.   In the clip, Minaj writhes on the beach as a topless mermaid and showcases a skimpy swimsuit in a private swimming pool and sexy lingerie on a […]

Led Zeppelin musical may be in works

Led Zeppelin musical may be in works

London, July 8 (IANS): Led Zeppelin may be working on a stage show and movie with Hollywood funnyman Jack Black, the legendary rock band’s lead singer and lyricist Robert Plant has hinted.   Plant, who was honoured with the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Silver Clefs here, said: “I have very funny ideas that I’ll keep […]

Gene causing job exhaustion linked with Alzheimer’s risk

Gene causing job exhaustion linked with Alzheimer’s risk

London, July 8 (IANS): If you work in shift-based jobs and easily get exhausted, then you may be at a high risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later, says a study.   It could be because shift work often disrupts the circadian rhythm, which can lead to sleep disorders and daytime fatigue. This disruption causes the brain […]

Soup before meal may promote healthy eating, weight loss

Soup before meal may promote healthy eating, weight loss

New York, July 8 (IANS): If you are planning to cut down on foods rich in saturated fats such as butter, cream, cheese, and meat, drinking soup rich in umami — savoury taste — before meal may help.   Scientists have found that soup causes changes in the brain that promote healthy eating behaviours and food […]

U.S. warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid China tensions

WASHINGTON/TAIPEI, July 8 (Reuters): Two U.S. warships passed through the Taiwan Strait on Saturday on a voyage that will likely be viewed in the self-ruled island as a sign of support by President Donald Trump amid heightened tension with China.   “Two U.S. Navy ships conducted a routine transit through the international waters of the […]

Leaders of bitter foes Ethiopia, Eritrea meet for historic peace talks

Leaders of bitter foes Ethiopia, Eritrea meet for historic peace talks

Ethiopian and Eritrean flags flutter during the welcoming ceremony of Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and his delegation at the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (REUTERS Photo)   ADDIS ABABA, July 8 (Reuters): The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea were meeting on Sunday morning in Eritrea’s capital, the once-warring nations’ state broadcasters reported, […]