Germany hunting for ‘Nazi grandma’ as she skips jail

BERLIN: German police are hunting for an 89-year-old woman convicted on several occasions for Holocaust denial, after she failed to turn herself in to serve her prison sentence. Ursula Haverbeck, dubbed “Nazi-Oma” (Nazi grandma) by the German media, was convicted in October on eight counts of incitement and sentenced to two years in prison. But […]

6 Indians abducted by Taliban in Afghanistan

6 Indians abducted by Taliban in Afghanistan

New Delhi/Kabul: Six Indians working in a power company in Afghanistan’s northern Baghlan province were allegedly abducted today by Taliban gunmen who apparently mistook them for government employees, Afghan media reports said. External Affairs Ministry in New Delhi said it was in touch with Afghan authorities and was ascertaining the details of the incident. The […]

Pak Army chief confirms death sentence for 11 terrorists

Pak Army chief confirms death sentence for 11 terrorists

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has confirmed the death sentences awarded to 11 “hardcore terrorists” who were given the capital punishment by special military courts over the killings of 60 people, media reports said on Saturday. The terrorists were involved in the killing of 36 civilians, 24 armed forces, frontier constabulary, police […]

Pak authorities asked to forcefully pursue with India, WB violations of Indus Water Treaty

Pak authorities asked to forcefully pursue with India, WB violations of Indus Water Treaty

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s top civil-military leadership has directed authorities to “forcefully” pursue the alleged violations of Indus Waters Treaty with India and the World Bank, the guarantor of the agreement. The last round of talks between India and Pakistan over the issue was facilitated by the World Bank in Washington in September. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan […]

NASA’s nuclear reactor could power crewed missions to Mars

NASA’s nuclear reactor could power crewed missions to Mars

WASHINGTON: NASA has successfully demonstrated a new nuclear reactor power system that could enable long-duration crewed missions to the Moon, Mars and destinations beyond. The Kilopower Reactor Using Stirling Technology (KRUSTY) experiment was conducted at US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)’s Nevada National Security Site from November 2017 through March, NASA said. “Safe, efficient and […]

Scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica to shut down

Scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica to shut down

LONDON: Cambridge Analytica, the UK-based political consulting firm at the heart of the massive data breach of Facebook users worldwide, announced it is shutting down. The company denies any wrongdoing, but says that the negative media coverage has left it with no clients and mounting legal fees which has forced it to resort to closure. […]

Modi-Xi summit broke ‘new ground’ for bilateral ties, says China

Modi-Xi summit broke ‘new ground’ for bilateral ties, says China

BEIJING: The Wuhan summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping broke “new ground” as they identified the guiding principles for bilateral ties, drew up a blueprint for cooperation and mapped out concrete measures to implement the consensus reached, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. Modi met Xi last week in an […]

Kathua rape-murder: Kashmiris protest outside White House

Kathua rape-murder: Kashmiris protest outside White House

WASHINGTON: Hundreds of Kashmiris protested outside the White Houseon Sunday evening, demanding justice for Asifa and other victims of “recent Indian atrocities” in Kashmir, DawnNews reported on Tuesday. “The murder of Asifa, an eight-year-old angel from Kashmir, has shaken the conscience of people not only in South Asia but all over the world,” said Ghulam […]

Butterfly wings inspire eye implants for glaucoma patients

LOS ANGELES: Inspired by tiny structures on transparent butterfly wings, scientists have developed a light-manipulating surface for more effective and longer-lasting eye implants for glaucoma patients. Sections of the wings of a longtail glasswing butterfly are almost perfectly transparent, according to the research published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Researchers at California Institute of Technology […]

10 journalists including AFP photographer among dozens killed in Afghan attacks

10 journalists including AFP photographer among dozens killed in Afghan attacks

Kabul: Ten journalists including Agence France-Presse’s chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai, were among dozens killed in multiple attacks across Afghanistan today, in the deadliest day for the country’s media since 2001. Two suicide blasts in Kabul killed 25 people including Marai along with at least eight other journalists, in what Reporters Without Borders said […]