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'The Punisher' Season 2 release date and teaser revealed

03 Jan 2019

'The Punisher' Season 2 release date and teaser revealed

The Punisher is going to return for a second season as promised.

#GamingBytes: Battlefield V reveals its new map, Twisted Steel

02 Nov 2018

#GamingBytes: Battlefield V reveals its new map, Twisted Steel

Battlefield V is getting released on November 20 but despite the delay, the studio DICE is trying to keep the gamers hooked.

#MeToo: Former Taj Hotels' employee names then CEO as harasser

01 Nov 2018

#MeToo: Former Taj Hotels' employee names then CEO as harasser

In November 2015, a Taj Hotels employee resigned and in letter alleged the then CEO and MD, Rakesh Sarna sexually harassed her.

Indian-origin economist, working for World Bank, drowns at Bali beach

24 Jul 2018

Indian-origin economist, working for World Bank, drowns at Bali beach

A young Indian-origin senior economist, working with the World Bank, drowned after strong currents pulled her away while she was swimming in a restricted area at a beach in Bali, Indonesia on Saturday.

Football: Klopp pens glowing tribute to Mo Salah

11 May 2018

Football: Klopp pens glowing tribute to Mo Salah

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp has penned a heartfelt letter for his star forward Mohamed Salah.

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket for the 50th time

06 Mar 2018

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket for the 50th time

In yet another high-profile liftoff, SpaceX has launched its reusable Falcon 9 rocket for the 50th time from its launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Refugee ban: Trump administration faces major legal defeat

24 Dec 2017

Refugee ban: Trump administration faces major legal defeat

A Seattle court has partially blocked US President Donald Trump's bid to impose new restrictions on refugees.

Austria: Sebastian Kurz set to become the world's youngest leader

16 Oct 2017

Austria: Sebastian Kurz set to become the world's youngest leader

Projections ahead of Austria's national election results indicate that the conservative People's Party led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz may win.

Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 Moroccan migrants in 24 hours

18 Aug 2017

Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 Moroccan migrants in 24 hours

As migrants continue to pour into Europe from North Africa and Syria, the Spanish Coast Guard claims to have rescued 600 migrants from Morocco within 24 hours!

Increased access to drugs: AIDS deaths halve in a decade

22 Jul 2017

Increased access to drugs: AIDS deaths halve in a decade

According to a new UNAIDS program report, deaths caused by AIDS which stood at a peak of 1.9 million in 2005 has reduced up to 1 million in 2016.

US laptop ban on Kuwait Airways, Royal Jordanian lifted

10 Jul 2017

US laptop ban on Kuwait Airways, Royal Jordanian lifted

Restrictions on passengers on US-bound flights carrying laptops in the cabin have been lifted for Kuwait Airways and Royal Jordanian.

Migrant crisis: Is Italy gearing up to close its ports?

29 Jun 2017

Migrant crisis: Is Italy gearing up to close its ports?

Pointing to an unsustainable situation with respect to African migrants coming in through the sea, Italy has threatened to close off its ports to boats carrying them.

Laptop ban: US may ban laptops on all flights

29 May 2017

Laptop ban: US may ban laptops on all flights

US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said that the US is considering imposing a blanket ban on carrying laptops in the cabins of all fights coming in and leaving from the US.

India is fifth largest military spender: SIPRI report

25 Apr 2017

India is fifth largest military spender: SIPRI report

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) annual report on defence spending revealed key trends on military spending patterns of major powers.

India - Top remittance-receiver with $62.7bn inflows: World Bank report

23 Apr 2017

India - Top remittance-receiver with $62.7bn inflows: World Bank report

India retained the top spot among remittance-receiving countries despite a significant 8.9% drop in remittances in 2016.

UK Parliament attack: Police deny IS links of suspect

28 Mar 2017

UK Parliament attack: Police deny IS links of suspect

Though Khalid Masood's attack on the UK parliament echoed Islamic State methodology, British police denied any association between him to either IS or al-Qaeda.

London Attack: UK seeks WhatsApp encryption key

27 Mar 2017

London Attack: UK seeks WhatsApp encryption key

The UK government said security agencies should have access to WhatsApp's encryption system as the London parliament attacker used WhatsApp.

Police: London Parliament attacker acted alone

26 Mar 2017

Police: London Parliament attacker acted alone

London Metropolitan Police said that based on investigations, it appeared that the perpetrator of the London Parliament attacks worked alone.

Fresh arrest over London Parliament attack

24 Mar 2017

Fresh arrest over London Parliament attack

Authorities in London said they made two "significant" arrests over the London Parliament attack, taking the total number of arrests to 9.

Is terrorism becoming a fact of life in Europe?

24 Mar 2017

Is terrorism becoming a fact of life in Europe?

Terrorist attacks inside Europe have begun taking place with an alarming frequency.

UK Parliament attacker named Khalid Masood by London Police

24 Mar 2017

UK Parliament attacker named Khalid Masood by London Police

On Thursday, London Police named British-born Khalid Masood as the perpetrator of the Parliament attack.

UK Parliament attack: ISIS claims responsibility

23 Mar 2017

UK Parliament attack: ISIS claims responsibility

British police have identified and arrested 7 individuals connected to the attack on the UK Parliament.

UK Parliament attack claims 5 lives, injures 40

23 Mar 2017

UK Parliament attack claims 5 lives, injures 40

On Wednesday, a car drove into pedestrians outside the British Parliament houses; a policeman was also stabbed by a possible IS-inspired terrorist.

UK Houses of Parliament: Gunshots fired, Parliament on lockdown

22 Mar 2017

UK Houses of Parliament: Gunshots fired, Parliament on lockdown

The Houses of Parliament and Palace of Westminster are on lockdown after shots were fired outside the Parliament.

Electronic devices larger than cellphones banned on certain US-bound flights

21 Mar 2017

Electronic devices larger than cellphones banned on certain US-bound flights

In March, the US banned electronic devices larger than a cellphone on incoming flights from certain countries due to a security threat, said officials.

Record week for migrant rescues in Europe

24 Nov 2016

Record week for migrant rescues in Europe

Italy's coastguard confirmed that at least 1,400 people had been saved in 12 separate operations between Monday evening and Tuesday.

Over 2,400 migrants rescued off Libya

24 Oct 2016

Over 2,400 migrants rescued off Libya

A 24-hour search-and-rescue operation off the Mediterranean coast saw nearly 2,400 migrants rescued.