Al Shabaab car bomb kills at least six in central Mogadishu

Al Shabaab car bomb kills at least six in central Mogadishu

Civilians look at the remain of a rickshaw destroyed at the site of a blast in the district office of Hawlwadag in Mogadishu, Somalia on September 2. At least six people were killed when a suicide car bomb struck a local government office in central Mogadishu on Sunday, destroying the building and a Quranic school […]

Digital technology empowering women in India: Ficci Ladies

New Delhi, September 3 (IANS) Digital technology and several government policies are playing a significant role in empowering women in India, the women’s wing of industry chamber Ficci said here on Sunday at a conclave of global Chief Information Officers on the theme of “Digital leadership and Inclusive Culture”.   A Ficci Ladies Organisation statement […]

Pope calls for all parties to safeguard Syrian civilians in Idlib

Pope calls for all parties to safeguard Syrian civilians in Idlib

Pope Francis meets Italian youths at the ancient Circo Massimo in Rome, Italy on August 11, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)   VATICAN CITY, September 2 (Reuters): Pope Francis on Sunday appealed to all parties who have influence in Syria to defend human rights and safeguard the civilian population in the rebel-held northern region of Idlib, […]

Protests over Yemen’s weakening currency paralyse Aden

Protests over Yemen’s weakening currency paralyse Aden

Protesters block a street with burning tires after the Yemeni Riyal has severely plunged against foreign currencies, in Aden, Yemen on September 2. (REUTERS Photo)   ADEN, September 2 (Reuters): Hundreds of demonstrators protesting against Yemen’s deteriorating economic situation and weakening currency blocked major roads and burned tyres in the southern city of Aden on Sunday, […]

UK PM May stands firm on her Brexit plan, but scepticism persists

UK PM May stands firm on her Brexit plan, but scepticism persists

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May attends the commemoration marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Amiens, held at the Amiens Catheral, in Amiens, France on August 8, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo) LONDON, September 2 (Reuters): Prime Minister Theresa May said she would not allow compromises to her Brexit strategy that went against the national […]

Agreement on world’s biggest trade deal set for November, Singapore says

Agreement on world’s biggest trade deal set for November, Singapore says

Singapore’s Minister Chan Chun Sing speaks before a MOU signing ceremony between Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) and China Construction Bank Corp (CCB) in Singapore. (REUTERS File Photo) SINGAPORE, September 2 (Reuters): Singapore’s trade minister said on Saturday that broad agreement on the world’s biggest trade deal should be reached at a summit of leaders from […]

Khamenei says war unlikely but urges boosting Iran’s defences

Khamenei says war unlikely but urges boosting Iran’s defences

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks at the Hussayniyeh of Imam Khomeini in Tehran, Iran on August 13, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo) DUBAI, September 2 (Reuters): Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday war was unlikely but called on Iran’s armed forces to boost their defence capacities, according to his official website, as […]

Meet ‘Chris’, voice-controlled assistant for drivers – soon coming to India

Meet ‘Chris’, voice-controlled assistant for drivers – soon coming to India

Berlin, September  2 (IANS): Artificial Intelligence (AI) and voice-based assistants are stealing the show at IFA 2018 here, and one of the innovative products launched at this edition of the show was “Chris”, a voice-controlled digital assistant that allows drivers to make phone calls, send messages, listen to music and get navigation guides without ever […]

Cricket: England scent victory as India limp to 46-3 chasing 245

Cricket: England scent victory as India limp to 46-3 chasing 245

England’s James Anderson celebrates taking the wicket of India’s Cheteshwar Pujara. (Reuters)   SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters): England were closing in on a series victory as they reduced India to 46-3 at lunch on the fourth day of the fourth test on Sunday after setting the visitors 245 for victory.   India wrapped up England’s second […]

Google removing 100 ‘bad’ ads every second

Google removing 100 ‘bad’ ads every second

San Francisco, September 2 (IANS): Google is removing over 100 scam advertisements every second for violating its policies and will soon implement a verification programme to further weed out bad actors from its platform.   After The Wall Street Journal reported that scammers were purchasing search ads and “masquerading as authorised service agents for companies […]

High fuel, interest costs subdue August auto sales 

High fuel, interest costs subdue August auto sales 

New Delhi/Chennai, September 1 (IANS): Unfavourable base effect, along with high fuel and interest costs, subdued the monthly sales of select Indian automobile companies in August.   Analysts said that natural calamities in some parts of the country due to heavy monsoon rains also dampened buyers’ sentiments.   On Saturday, automobile major Maruti Suzuki India […]