White House escalates war on 'anti-Trump' media (Roundup)
February 25, 2017 08:32 PM

The White House ramped up its war against the press by barring multiple "anti-Trump" media outlets -- The New York Times, CNN, The Los Angeles Times, BBC, BuzzFeed News, Politico, The Huffington Post and The Guardian -- from a briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

NASA's lost balloon recovered from Antarctica
February 25, 2017 06:27 PM

 Scientists have recovered a lost football-field-sized balloon with a telescope hanging beneath it from Antarctica after a year of its flight.

French photographer to hold exhibition over 'redhead' abuse
February 25, 2017 05:43 PM

Paris, Feb 25 (IANS) A French photographer is set to hold an exhibition to highlight a prejudice known as "Gingerism", the country's ginger or red-haired people face, a media report said.

Jodie Foster leads anti-Trump protest
February 25, 2017 05:43 PM

  Actress Jodie Foster was among the "United Voices" that spoke up against US President Donald Trump at United Talent Agencys (UTA) rally outside its Beverly Hills office here.

10-nation ECO summit to focus on connectivity: Aziz
February 25, 2017 05:43 PM

The 13th edition of the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) summit, an inter-governmental regional grouping of 10 countries to be held in Islamabad on March 1, will focus on regional connectivity, Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz said on Saturday.

UNHRC urged to push Sri Lanka on human rights
February 25, 2017 04:14 PM

 The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has been urged to push Sri Lanka to develop a timetable for implementing the recommendations made in 2015 on fully restoring human rights in the country.

Children in London schools breathe toxic air: Report
February 25, 2017 04:14 PM

 Tens of thousands of children at over 800 schools, nurseries and colleges in London are being exposed to illegal levels of air pollution that risk causing lifelong health problems, a media report said on Saturday.

Australian author detained at US airport receives apology
February 25, 2017 04:14 PM

Canberra, Feb 25 (IANS) An Australian author has received a written apology from the US after being wrongfully detained and insulted by immigration officials at the Los Angeles Airport, a media report said on Saturday.

Protests in Pakistan village after Indian border guards kill mentally-ill woman
February 25, 2017 03:44 PM

 Protests erupted in a Pakistani village along the border with India after Indian border forces shot dead a mentally-ill woman who had crossed over, the media reported.

Over 600,000 offer prayers at Pashupatinath on Mahashivratri
February 25, 2017 03:44 PM

  Over 600,000 devotees offered prayers to Lord Shiva till Saturday morning at the Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal on the occasion of the Mahashivaratri festival, media reports said.

Trump camp escalates attack on media
February 25, 2017 03:44 PM

Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump turned the power of the White House against the news media, escalating his attacks on journalists as "the enemy of the people" while his press secretary barred several news outlets from his briefing.

China to lift 10 mn out of poverty
February 25, 2017 03:44 PM

Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) China will lift 10 million people out of poverty in 2017, and the country will strictly review the spending of poverty relief funds to ensure transparent and efficient use of the money, the authorities said.

Trump times: Good cop, bad cop, just no stop!
February 25, 2017 02:35 PM

Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) The allies are upset. Bad hombres are scared. Millions of illegal immigrants, over 300,000 desis among them, have slipped into the shadows. And 'fake media' is hopping mad. But there is no stopping the trundling Trump train.

Images show continued nuclear activity in N. Korea
February 25, 2017 01:17 PM

  Recent satellite images released by a monitoring group showed continued activity at the North Korean nuclear test centre of Punggye-ri, although no imminent test was expected.

Chinese commission bars 4th richest man for 10 years
February 25, 2017 01:17 PM

Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) The China Insurance Regulatory Commission has barred Yao Zhenhua, the fourth-richest man in the country, for 10 years for irregularities in the purchase of shares of a real estate firm, the media reported on Saturday.

NASA looks at sending two astronauts aboard Orion
February 25, 2017 01:17 PM

 Days after the US President Donald Trump promised to "unlock the mysteries of space", NASA has kicked off a study to assess the feasibility of adding a two-member crew to the first unmanned flight of the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft called Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1).

Facebook records 300 bn 'Reactions' on posts in one year
February 25, 2017 12:45 PM

Facebook has recorded 300 billion "Reactions" on posts and the "Love" reaction was used maximum times by its over 1.79 billion users, the company said on Saturday.

Facebook snag, not hackers, lock users' accounts
February 25, 2017 12:45 PM

 Number of Facebook users across the globe were locked out of their accounts due to an error in the system, triggering a security threat among those affected, a report said on Saturday.