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USD 28 million bid wins auction to fly to space with Jeff Bezos

Saturday's successful bidder beat out some 20 rivals in an auction launched on May 19 and wrapped up with a 10-minute, livecast frenzy.

published : 13 Jun 2021

Los Angeles-Atlanta flight diverted after man threatens to 'take plane down'

As a man grappled with flight attendants - and said repeatedly that he was 'going to take the plane down' - the pilot called over the public address system for 'all able-bodied men' to assist.

published : 13 Jun 2021

Indian-origin man charged with cyber-attack on hospital in Georgia state

The indictment and other information presented in court state that Vikas Singla was responsible for disrupting phone service and obtaining information from a digitising device.

published : 12 Jun 2021

Security of airports, embassies to be 'Afghanistan's responsibility': Taliban

It comes as western diplomats and military officials scramble to work out how to provide security for any future civilian presence they keep in the country.

published : 12 Jun 2021

US is 'definitely' back as Europe's partner: French President Emmanuel Macron praises Biden

Biden and Macron met on Saturday as part of the Group of Seven summit in southwest England, where they and other leaders of the world's wealthy democracies are discussing the coronavirus pandemic

published : 12 Jun 2021

'Mehul Choksi is international fugitive who continues to evade Indian law', CBI tells Dominica court

The affidavit filed by CBI DIG Sharda Raut apprised the court about the facts of the case pending in India against Choksi.

published : 12 Jun 2021

We opposed US plans to deploy missiles in neighbouring countries: Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi

Wang said that China is committed to a policy of not using or threatening to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear-weapon states and nuclear-weapon-free zones unconditionally.

published : 12 Jun 2021

'Won't hesitate' to suspend Brexit protocol for Northern Ireland if needed: UK PM Boris Johnson

Brussels has been angered by London's failure to introduce checks on goods heading across the Irish Sea from the mainland UK to the province of Northern Ireland.

published : 12 Jun 2021

Moscow mayor orders new restrictions as COVID-19 infections soar

Food courts and children's play areas in shopping centers are to close for a week beginning Sunday, and restaurants and bars must limit their service to takeout from 11 pm to 6 am.

published : 12 Jun 2021

Islamic group OIC labels war in Afghanistan as 'genocide of Muslims'

Muhammad Qasim Halimi, Afghan minister for Hajj and Religious Affairs, underlined that there was no excuse for the Taliban to continue fighting in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of foreign troops.

published : 12 Jun 2021

Pakistan's stringent new media law stirs controversy

Pakistan's media organisations representing journalists, broadcasters, editors and news directors have already rejected the proposed PMDA.

published : 12 Jun 2021

Mehul Choksi cannot be sent back to India till his trial is going on in Dominica, says his lawyer

We've been given the liberty to reapply for bail after we show our roots in Dominican society. There is no res judicata in bail, said Choksi's lawyer after his bail was denied by Dominica HC.

published : 12 Jun 2021

COVID-19: Italy limits AstraZeneca vaccine to over-60s population

A health ministry statement on Saturday updating the CTS opinion on vaccines said that AstraZeneca's vaccine should now be given 'only to people aged 60 or over'.

published : 12 Jun 2021

Thousands of 'invisible children' in Pakistan still susceptible to polio: UNICEF

There is a group of children called the 'missing children' whose parents are refusing for them to receive vaccines for various reasons, an UNICEF official said.

published : 12 Jun 2021

Nepal reports 3,384 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours; total infections touches 626,535: Health Ministry

“The new total figure for coronavirus in the country stands at 626,535 after 3,384 new cases were reported,” the ministry said in a statement.

published : 12 Jun 2021