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'Victim of political machinations,' says Zimbabwe VP amid sex scandal

25 Feb 2021

'Victim of political machinations,' says Zimbabwe VP amid sex scandal

Zimbabwe Vice-President Kembo Mohadi (71) has alleged a conspiracy to tarnish his image in the midst of a sex scandal.

'Disease X': Scientist who discovered Ebola warns about deadlier pandemics

06 Jan 2021

'Disease X': Scientist who discovered Ebola warns about deadlier pandemics

A year into the coronavirus pandemic, 86 million people have contracted the virus and over 1.8 million have died from it.

Alibaba founder suspected to be missing after criticizing Chinese government

04 Jan 2021

Alibaba founder suspected to be missing after criticizing Chinese government

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has not been seen in public for more than two months now, a development that has sparked questions about his whereabouts.

Nokia 5.4, with quad rear cameras and 4,000mAh battery, launched

15 Dec 2020

Nokia 5.4, with quad rear cameras and 4,000mAh battery, launched

Expanding its portfolio of budget-friendly smartphones, HMD Global has launched the Nokia 5.4 in Europe at €189 (roughly Rs. 16,900).

ICC confirms pathway to Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2022

13 Dec 2020

ICC confirms pathway to Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2022

The International Cricket Council (ICC), on Sunday, announced the rescheduled qualification pathway to the Under-19 Men's Cricket World Cup 2022.

Al-Qaeda's No. 2 killed in Iran 3 months ago: Report

14 Nov 2020

Al-Qaeda's No. 2 killed in Iran 3 months ago: Report

The second-highest leader of the al-Qaeda, who was accused of masterminding the 1998 attacks on United States embassies in Africa, has reportedly been killed.

OPPO's latest phone is a must-have for Mo Salah fans

10 Nov 2020

OPPO's latest phone is a must-have for Mo Salah fans

OPPO has launched an exclusive 'Mo Salah Edition' of the Reno4 in Egypt, thanking the star footballer for being the brand ambassador of the company in the Middle East and Africa Region.

NIA suspects Dawood Ibrahim link in Kerala gold smuggling case

15 Oct 2020

NIA suspects Dawood Ibrahim link in Kerala gold smuggling case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) suspects that the most-wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim could be involved in the Kerala gold smuggling case, which has rocked politics in the Southern state for weeks now.

'The Lion King' is getting a sequel: Details here

30 Sep 2020

'The Lion King' is getting a sequel: Details here

Looks like Mufasa will roar again with all his might as Disney is planning to make a sequel to The Lion King.

Lenovo's gaming smartphone, Legion Phone Duel, launched

23 Jul 2020

Lenovo's gaming smartphone, Legion Phone Duel, launched

Lenovo has launched its much-awaited gaming smartphone, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel in China.

Acer launches Swift 5 (2020), ConceptD 3 and Ezel laptops

26 Jun 2020

Acer launches Swift 5 (2020), ConceptD 3 and Ezel laptops

Acer has launched the Swift 5 (2020) laptop at its Next@Acer event. The notebook is powered by "next-generation" Intel Core processors along with integrated graphics based on Intel's Xe architecture.

Glenmark launches COVID-19 drug FabiFlu at Rs. 103 per tablet

20 Jun 2020

Glenmark launches COVID-19 drug FabiFlu at Rs. 103 per tablet

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. launched the antiviral drug favipiravir on Saturday for the treatment of mild to moderate cases of COVID-19.

Globally, the situation is worsening: WHO about coronavirus

09 Jun 2020

Globally, the situation is worsening: WHO about coronavirus

In a development that should worry all countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said the coronavirus situation was worsening globally, though some improvement was witnessed in Europe.

Four dead amid new Ebola outbreak in Congo

01 Jun 2020

Four dead amid new Ebola outbreak in Congo

Four people have died from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the nation's Health Ministry confirmed on Monday.

Healthcare workers in UK begin COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine trial

21 May 2020

Healthcare workers in UK begin COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine trial

Healthcare workers in the United Kingdom will begin taking hydroxychloroquine on Thursday as part of a trial to test the drug's efficacy in preventing COVID-19.

Coronavirus outbreak: ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier postponed

12 May 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier postponed

The upcoming ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier has been postponed due to coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus will be with us for long time, says WHO

23 Apr 2020

Coronavirus will be with us for long time, says WHO

As deaths across the globe due to COVID-19 continue unabated, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday warned that the coronavirus is here to stay.

As locust swarms ravage crops, Pakistan declares national emergency

02 Feb 2020

As locust swarms ravage crops, Pakistan declares national emergency

As swarms of desert locusts continue to wreak havoc in Pakistan, the nation has declared a national emergency to eliminate the pest infestation.

ICC World T20 2021: Key details about the qualification process

23 Jan 2020

ICC World T20 2021: Key details about the qualification process

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday confirmed the qualification process for the additional ICC World T20 in 2021 to be held in India.

On royal split, Prince Harry says he had no 'option'

20 Jan 2020

On royal split, Prince Harry says he had no 'option'

The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, is sad he had to let go of his duties as a senior in Britain's royal family, but apparently he had no other option.

All you should know about ICC Under-19 World Cup 2020

10 Jan 2020

All you should know about ICC Under-19 World Cup 2020

The next edition of the ICC Under-19 World Cup would be held this year, from January 17 to February 9, in South Africa.

2020's first Lunar eclipse tonight: Things you should know

10 Jan 2020

2020's first Lunar eclipse tonight: Things you should know

We may not have been far into the new year, but a Lunar eclipse is upon us. Tonight, the moon will pass behind the Earth to enter its shadow, giving us the first penumbral Lunar eclipse of this year.

Samsung's Fold 2, with clam-shell design, to cost around $1,000

05 Dec 2019

Samsung's Fold 2, with clam-shell design, to cost around $1,000

Samsung is working on a new foldable phone that will feature a clam-shell design and it could go official sometime early next year.

Cipla's new strawberry-flavored medicine can save kids from AIDS

02 Dec 2019

Cipla's new strawberry-flavored medicine can save kids from AIDS

In a bid to save thousands of children from HIV AIDS, Indian pharmaceutical company Cipla has introduced a revolutionary new drug called Quadrimune.

Five best National Parks in Africa: Details here

21 Nov 2019

Five best National Parks in Africa: Details here

It's a mesmerizing feeling to take that ultimate jeep ride and go on an adrenaline-pumping expedition to witness some of the most majestic creations of nature, from up close.

Samsung's next foldable phone could feature a Motorola RAZR-like design

18 Nov 2019

Samsung's next foldable phone could feature a Motorola RAZR-like design

Though Samsung didn't have a perfect start with the Galaxy Fold, it is surely not giving up on its foldable dreams. Just weeks after re-launching the fixed version of the Fold, the company is now working on a new foldable device.

Man proposes to girlfriend underwater; dies before hearing 'Yes'

23 Sep 2019

Man proposes to girlfriend underwater; dies before hearing 'Yes'

In a tragic piece of news, a United States man died while proposing to his girlfriend underwater in Tanzania, East Africa.

Love art? Here are five best destinations you should visit

16 Sep 2019

Love art? Here are five best destinations you should visit

Art is the essence of a city, its people, history, and culture.

Having multiple husbands can be beneficial for women, observes study

20 Aug 2019

Having multiple husbands can be beneficial for women, observes study

Polygamy in our society is often frowned upon, especially for women. In India, the practice is also largely illegal.

JioPhone 3 likely to launch on August 12: Details here

07 Aug 2019

JioPhone 3 likely to launch on August 12: Details here

Over the last two years, Reliance JioPhone and JioPhone 2 have taken services like WhatsApp and Facebook to the mass market.

Mali's PM Maiga, his cabinet resign over Ogossagou massacre

19 Apr 2019

Mali's PM Maiga, his cabinet resign over Ogossagou massacre

Mali's prime minister resigned along with his entire government yesterday following criticism over their handling of an upsurge of violence in the center of the country and the massacre last month that left 160 people dead in the village of Ogossagou near the border with Burkina Faso.

Why Facebook is using AI to map global population density

10 Apr 2019

Why Facebook is using AI to map global population density

If you are familiar with Facebook's practices, you already know that the company has got some crazy projects in the works, be it the merging of different messaging services or creating a mind-reading machine.

115 reported dead after militia attack on central Malian village

24 Mar 2019

115 reported dead after militia attack on central Malian village

Militia fighters descended on a village in central Mali before dawn Saturday, killing at least 115 people in the latest deadly attack blamed on an ethnic militia, local authorities said.

Miss Africa 2018 winner's hair catches fire soon after announcement

03 Jan 2019

Miss Africa 2018 winner's hair catches fire soon after announcement

When 24-year-old Miss Congo 2018, Dorcas Kasinde, was crowned Miss Africa 2018 recently, she set the stage on fire, literally.

Here are world's safest and most-unsafe travel destinations for 2019

24 Dec 2018

Here are world's safest and most-unsafe travel destinations for 2019

As we are stepping into 2019, we have also started making our travel lists.

Over 40 killed in attack near Mali's border with Niger

14 Dec 2018

Over 40 killed in attack near Mali's border with Niger

Suspected jihadists, on motorcycles, have killed at least 42 people during a series of attacks on Tuareg nomadic camps in Mali yesterday.

People in this Kenyan town use polythene paper as condoms

06 Dec 2018

People in this Kenyan town use polythene paper as condoms

We are 7.7bn people in this world.

How this African country is converting e-waste into robots

29 Nov 2018

How this African country is converting e-waste into robots

Every year, more than 40 million tons of electronic waste is generated, making up about 70% of the world's toxic waste.

Why Zuckerberg ordered Facebook executives to not use iPhones

16 Nov 2018

Why Zuckerberg ordered Facebook executives to not use iPhones

Just recently, the New York Times reported that Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg asked his top executives to switch to Android phones.

#RepublicDay: Top African leader may attend celebrations after Trump's snub

10 Nov 2018

#RepublicDay: Top African leader may attend celebrations after Trump's snub

Days after President of United States Donald Trump said he would not attend India's Republic Day event on January 26 due to prior commitments, India may have finalized the new chief guest.