Monthly archives: April 2014

Chile declares disaster in quake-hit regions

Chile has declared two northern regions hit by a 8.2 magnitude earthquake to be disaster areas. At least six people are known to have died and tens of thousands of people have been evacuated. The quake struck at 20:46 local time (23:46 GMT) about 86km (52 miles) north-west of the mining area of Iquique, the US Geological Survey said. Waves of up to 2.1m (6ft) have hit some areas and […]

How a 20-year-old British sniper killed six Taliban insurgents with a single bullet — from 850 metres away

Lance Corporal in the Coldstream Guards hit trigger switch of suicide bomber whose device then exploded, Telegraph learn A British sniper in Afghanistan killed six insurgents with a single bullet after hitting the trigger switch of a suicide bomber whose device then exploded, The Telegraph has learnt.The 20-year-old marksman, a Lance Corporal in the Coldstream Guards, hit his target from 930 yards (850 metres) away, killing the suicide bomber and […]

Malaysia releases ‘normal’ transcript of Flight 370's final communications

BEIJING — Malaysia released on Monday the full transcript of radio communications between the pilots on Flight 370 and air traffic control but reiterated that there was no indication of anything abnormal before the plane vanished last month. The government said international investigators and Malaysian authorities still believe the plane was deliberately flown off course in the early hours of March 8, with 239 people on board. But the possibility […]

CIA misled on interrogation program, Senate report says

A report by the Senate Intelligence Committee concludes that the CIA misled the government and the public about aspects of its brutal interrogation program for years — concealing details about the severity of its methods, overstating the significance of plots and prisoners, and taking credit for critical pieces of intelligence that detainees had in fact surrendered before they were subjected to harsh techniques. The report, built around detailed chronologies of […]

Edible Water Bottle Could Save The Planet

Created by London-based industrial design students Rodrigo García González, Pierre Paslier, and Guillaume Couche, the Ooho is a blob-like water container made out of an edible algae membrane. The design is inspired by how liquid drops form and how egg yolks work. The container is created using a culinary technique called “spherification” and the water is held inside by a double gelatinous membrane. The gel around the water is created […]

Japan may suggest smaller whale catch after ICJ blow

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan could try to rescue its Antarctic whaling program by sharply reducing catch quotas after the highest U.N. court ordered a halt, rejecting Tokyo’s argument that the catch was for scientific purposes and not mainly for human consumption. The judgment by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) was a blow to Japan’s decades-old “scientific whaling” program, although Tokyo, which said it would abide by […]

Khobragade, not Modi: Why Nancy Powell resigned

Namaskar, my name is Nancy Powell… I am delighted to be returning to India where I have lived and worked in Kolkata and New Delhi.. I am anxious to reconnect with old friends and revisit my favourite places”, said an optimistic ambassador designate in a YouTube video message to India, shortly before she was scheduled to take over the diplomatic mission. She was the first woman ambassador the US had […]


'I don't deserve to be raped' – photo goes viral in response to Brazil rape study

Viral photo response to shocking research which revealed 65.1% of Brazilians think women provocatively dressed ask to be attacked. A provocative new study has revealed that the majority of the Brazilians believe that a woman who dresses skimpily deserves to be raped.This outrageous finding in a land famous for its micro minis and voluptuous carnival dancers has lead to widespread protests from men and women.Brazil’s Institute of Applied Economic Research […]