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Singapore’s first PM, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91

Singapore, Mar 23: Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding father who dominated the country's politics for more than half a century and transformed the former British colony into a global trade and finance powerhouse, today died aged 91.He had been under intensive care for pneumonia since early February 5. In an emotional televised address, his son and current Prime Minister Lee Hsien...

‘Sherlock’ special set in Victorian London

The special episode of "Sherlock" will see stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman travelling to the Victorian England. The first pictures of the duo on the BBC One show saw them in Victorian garb and now co-creator Steven Moffat has confirmed that it will be set in that era. Moffat told Entertainment Weekly that the special is independent from the show's...

Michelle Obama shows her dance moves on TV

US First Lady Michelle Obama showed off her moves on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" as she danced to Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk". Michelle, 51, was appearing on the show to mark the fifth anniversary of her 'Let's Move!' initiative, which aims to encourage people to get out and do some exercise, reported Ace Showbiz.

Myanmar warplane killed 4 civilians in China

Beijing: Myanmar warplane was killed four people in China's south-western Yunnan province on Friday. China has lodged diplomatic protests and scrambled fighter jets to the border with neighbouring Myanmar after a bomb from a Burmese warplane killed four people. Myanmar government forces are fighting armed rebels and supporters of the Kokang people, a Mandarin-speaking ethnic Chinese minority, in the country's northern...

Fire in forest near Valparaiso!

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he had met the president of Vanuatu that morning and conveyed "our deepest condolences" as well as solidarity with the people of the archipelago. "What we are discussing here today is very real for millions of people in the world," he said in a speech. Ban, who has highlighted the rise in extreme weather as...

Bangaladesh Cement factory collapsed: 5 dead, 39 injured

Dhaka: At least five people were died and 39 injured and many others were fear trapped because of the cement factory collapsed near southwestern Bangladesh on Thursday. “Three bodies were retrieved from the scene and two others succumbed to their wounds later. The 39 injured are being treated at three hospitals,” a fire official said in Bagerhat. Adding to this, 39...

World celebrates ‘World Kidney Day’ to create awareness

New Delhi: World has celebrates ‘World Kidney Day’ on the second Thursday of March to create awareness about Kidney diseases among the people across the globe. The Kidney Day is celebrated every year, but the campaign has different themes. The theme for this year is ‘kidney health for all.’ The main focus of this day to create awareness about the health...

Joint ventures, co-production the way forward: Russia

Russia today said joint ventures and co-production was the way forward in all sectors, including defense, to achieve the target of USD 30 billion bilateral trade by 2025 by Welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's thrust for "Make in India". Russia also said it was ready to engage with India for the modernisation of all defence equipment, including ships, submarines and...

Shark attack reasons for closing Hawaii beach

A part of a beach in Hawaii has been closed after a snorkeler reported being bitten by a shark on early Thursday afternoon. “The 50-year-old Homer from Alaska was attacked today afternoon”, said the Department of Land and Natural Resources. He was snorkeling off Airplane Beach area of West Maui when he glimpsed a five-foot shark, felt a smack, and then...

S Korea ferry disaster death toll passes 100

Mokpo:  The Sewol ferry was carrying 476 people when it capsized and sank last Wednesday The confirmed death toll in South Korea's ferry disaster has crossed 100, but almost twice that number remained unaccounted for nearly a week into the rescue and recovery effort. The official toll provided by the coastguard stood at 104, with 198 still missing. The 6,825-tonne...

Italian navy rescues over 1000 migrants from boats in 24 hours

Rome, January3: The Italian navy said on Friday it had rescued in 24 hours more than 1,000 migrants attempting the perilous journey across the Mediterranean by boat in rough winter seas. Some 823 migrants were picked up on Thursday and another 233 were rescued on Wednesday as part of a major ongoing search and rescue operation to save the lives...