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Ancient bamboo slips for calculation enter world records book
April 23, 2017 06:41 PM

A set of bamboo slips dating back more than 2,300 years were officially recognised on Sunday by the Guinness World Records as the world's earliest decimal calculation tool.

North Korea detains third US citizen
April 23, 2017 05:57 PM

North Korean authorities have detained a US citizen of South Korean origin, bringing the number of Americans held by Pyongyang to three, sources in Seoul said on Sunday.

Jaitley raises H-1B visa issue with US authorities
April 23, 2017 05:57 PM

The vexed issue of the Trump administration mulling curbs in H-1B visas has been taken up with by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with the American authorities during his ongoing visit, an Indian official said on Sunday.

France votes to elect a new President
April 23, 2017 03:08 PM

 Voting was underway in France on Sunday for the first round of presidential election amid tight security following a terror attack in Paris earlier this week.

Saudi King reverses public sector pay cuts
April 23, 2017 02:57 PM

Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud on Sunday reinstated bonuses and special allowances for civil servants and military personnel that was cut in September when oil revenues were low.

Apple apologises to users for iCloud subscription goof-up
April 23, 2017 02:13 PM

 Days after an error led to false iCloud cancellation emails sent to subscribers, Apple has followed up with another note apologising for the bug and reassuring them that their plan remains in good standing.

Fur coat worn by Titanic survivor sold for over $230,000
April 23, 2017 01:20 PM

A fur coat worn by a stewardess when the famous passenger liner Titanic sank in 1912 was auctioned in Britain for 181,000 pounds ($232,000).

Facebook Live killing: Funeral held for Ohio victim
April 23, 2017 01:20 PM

New York, April 23 (IANS) A funeral was held for the man who was shot and killed on Facebook Live on Easter while he was walking on a street in Cleveland city of the US, a media reported on Sunday.

Snapchat struggles in 'rich people gate'
April 23, 2017 12:48 PM

Southern California-based social media company Snap Inc., which highly publicised IPO in March with value at $24 billion, faced backfire as CEO Evan Spiegel was accused of claiming that Snapchat was an app "only for rich people".

UK Labour Party wants 4 new bank holidays
April 23, 2017 12:48 PM

UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that a government formed by his Labour Party would seek to create four new nationwide bank holidays, the media reported.

UK party wants ban on burqa in public, Sharia outlawed
April 23, 2017 12:48 PM

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has announced that it will include a pledge in its general election manifesto to ban the burqa or full-face veils worn by some Muslim women in public, the media reported on Sunday.

Google tests 'Copyless Paste' in Chrome for Android
April 23, 2017 12:48 PM

Google has introduced the first code for a new feature called 'Copyless Paste' in its Chrome app running on Android OS that will take data from Chrome usage and use that to improve the experience in other apps.

Apple hires man who 3D printed his brain tumour
April 22, 2017 04:49 PM

Apple has hired Steven Keating, the doctoral student from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who made a 3D printout of his own brain after he was diagnosed with a tumour, a media report said.

Margot Robbie to next play Queen Elizabeth
April 22, 2017 04:17 PM

Actress Margot Robbie has been roped in to play Queen Elizabeth in upcoming drama film "Mary Queen of Scots".

Pakistan airline sacks its German CEO over graft charges
April 22, 2017 04:17 PM

The acting Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been sacked amid corruption charges, the media reported.

American Airlines attendant suspended for hitting passenger
April 22, 2017 04:17 PM

An American Airlines flight attendant has been suspended for hitting a female passenger with a baby stroller onboard a domestic flight, the media reported on Saturday.

China plans world's first 'cashless' airport
April 22, 2017 01:45 PM

China's Hangzhou International Airport plans to become the world's first "cashless" airport by applying cutting-edge digital technologies to its services and will use artificial intelligence to make security checks faster, the media reported on Saturday.

Obama appointed Indian-American surgeon general asked to step down
April 22, 2017 01:44 PM

Indian-American Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, an Obama administration holdover, was asked to resign by the Trump administration, a media report said.

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