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Horrific bus accident kills over 40 people in Zimbabwe

Police in Zimbabwe say more than 40 people have been killed in a bus accident. Police spokeswoman Charity Charamba says at least 20 more were injured, some with severe burns, in the accident on Thursday night. Charamba says she does not have details about the cause of the accident. Photos posted on Twitter by the Zimbabwe Red Cross show the remains of a bus that was completely incinerated. The accident […]

How solar lanterns are giving power to the people of India and Africa

Clean-energy lights are transforming lives—and creating entrepreneurs—in Africa and India. Prashant Mandal flips on a candy-bar-size LED light in the hut he shares with his wife and four children. Instantly hues of canary yellow and ocean blue—reflecting off the plastic tarps that serve as the family’s roof and walls—fill the cramped space where they sleep. Mandal, a wiry 42-year-old with a thick black beard and a lazy eye, gestures with […]

California wildfire: Toll matches deadliest ever with 29 victims

The number of dead in a wildfire raging in California rose to 29 on Sunday, matching the deadliest in the state’s history as recovery teams found six more bodies in the grim search through the wreckage. The “Camp Fire” — in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains — is the largest and most destructive of several infernos that have sent 250,000 people fleeing their homes across the tinder-dry […]

China unveils World's first AI news anchor

China has unveiled the world’s first first artificial intelligence (AI) news anchor at the ongoing fifth World Internet Conference in its east Zhejiang Province.The news anchor, based on the latest AI technology, has a male image with a voice, facial expressions and actions of a real person. “He” learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor. The AI news anchor […]

5 Must-visit Places While In Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu

Located in the Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu, Chidambaram is a beautiful town and is known as a site of great historical and religious significance. It is home to the popular Nataraja Temple, which is frequented by Hindu devotees and tourists from all over the state. As Chidambaram has been in existence for thousands of years, it is said to have been ruled by most of the South Indian dynasties, […]

Delhi's Signature Bridge To Have Selfie Spots, Glass Viewing Deck

It took 14 years to build it, but the iconic Signature Bridge is finally ready for Delhi. The much-awaited bridge will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on November 4, Sunday, and will be thrown open to public on November 5, Monday. The grand launch will be followed by a laser show. The Signature Bridge will be the first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge in India and will offer panoramic view […]

Second suspicious package addressed to CNN intercepted at post office

A second suspicious package addressed to American news network CNN was intercepted at an Atlanta post office on Monday, CNN President Jeff Zucker said in a statement. However, he said, there was no imminent danger to the CNN Center. This comes three days after a man was arrested for sending parcel bombs to several critics of US President Donald Trump. “All mail, at all CNN domestic bureaus, is being screened […]

Jaisalmer -Once a jewel of Rajasthan has lost its charm for travellers

It was once a much sought-after destination for tourists who wanted to experience camel safaris, golden sands, mesmerising dunes, and the rich culture and heritage of the Thar desert. Then came the Khalistan Movement of 1986 and since the borders of Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district were bound on the west and southwest by Pakistan, tourists weren’t permitted beyond 45 km of this World Heritage City. Around 2/3rd of the district was […]

Suspect arrested in connection with US serial bomb packages

US authorities have arrested at least one person in Florida in connection with the series of explosives-laden suspicious packages sent to several present and former high-ranking officials, including former US president Barack Obama, former vice president Joe Biden and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. Multiple news outlets identified the suspect as Cesar Sayoc, 50, and a resident of Florida. The suspect is said to have a criminal history and […]

Sahle-Work Zewde elected first woman President of Ethiopia; 68-yr-old UN veteran unanimously chosen by parliament

The two houses of Ethiopia unanimously elected United Nations diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde as the first female President of the African country on Thursday. Fitsum Arega, the Prime Minister’s Office’s Chief of Staff, tweeted announcing the historic decision. “In a historic move, the two Houses have elected Ambassador Sahle-Work Zewde as the next President of #Ethiopia. She is the first female head of state in modern Ethiopia. A career diplomat and […]