You'll be hanged by the neck till you die! Woman earns death for WhatsApp message

A Muslim woman was sentenced to death in Pakistan on Wednesday after being convicted of sending a blasphemous text message and caricatures of Prophet Muhammad via WhatsApp, a court said. Blasphemy is a hugely sensitive issue in Muslim-majority Pakistan, and laws prohibiting it can carry a potential death sentence -- although...... read more

Days after losing titles from Queen, Prince Andrew, goes low profile, leaves all social media

The life of Prince Andrew, has continued to witness some twists and turns, the latest being that he has deleted all his social media accounts, few days after being stripped of his honorary military roles and HRH titles by the Queen over alleged sexual assault.  These include the duke’s official Twitter...... read more

Emirates in fresh stunt *Scales World’s Tallest Height to place Dubai 2020 Expo Advert

Emirates, which hit the global headlines and social media feeds of millions in August 2021 when it took its brand message to new heights atop the Burj Khalifa, has upped the ante. This time, the brave stuntwoman is standing at the pinnacle of the Burj Khalifa by Emaar once again, holding up...... read more

Airlines jittery over 5G technology *Cancel, change flights to US

Airlines across the world, including the long-haul carrier Emirates, rushed Wednesday to cancel or change flights heading into the U.S. over an ongoing dispute about the rollout of 5G mobile phone technology near American airports. The issue appeared to particularly impact the Boeing 777, a long-range, wide-body aircraft used by carriers...... read more

Prince Andrew, son of Queen Elizabeth, to face sexual offences trial in the US

A United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has given an American woman Virginia Giuffre, permission to bring a sexual assault suit against the second son of the Queen of England, Prince Andrew. Andrew is to face the civil case in the United States over allegations he...... read more

DEATH: North Korea bans laughing, parties, shopping!

At the pain of death in the most painful form, citizens of North Korea, must not show any form of happiness or pleasure for the next two weeks but wear long faces, depicting deep morning. Specifically, laughing, drinking of alcohol or any form of merrymaking are banned as well as engaging in...... read more

Show us mercy and compassion, we've repented, Taliban begs US, others

Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers are committed in principle to education and jobs for girls and women, a marked departure from their previous time in power, and seek the world’s “mercy and compassion” to help millions of Afghans in desperate need, a top Taliban leader told The Associated Press in a rare...... read more

BREAKING: Army plane carrying India Chief of Defence staff crashes

A military helicopter carrying Indian defence chief General Bipin Rawat crashed in southern India on Wednesday, killing at least four people, and officials said they were still checking to see if he was among the dead. Two defence sources said they were trying to ascertain Rawat's status following the crash near...... read more

Israeli capital, Tel Aviv, now world most expensive city - Economist

The Israeli coastal metropolis of Tel Aviv, is the most expensive city in the world, according to the latest analysis from the British Economist magazine published on Wednesday. Tel Aviv takes the top spot from the French capital Paris, which dropped to a shared second place with Singapore. Next in the...... read more

Sweden's first female Prime Minister resigns hours after assuming office

Sweden’s first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, resigned from office just eight hours after she became prime minister.   Andersson was forced to resign after the Green Party — a junior partner to Andersson’s Social Democrats — said it would not be part of an Andersson government if forced to implement...... read more

BREAKING: Jailed US Journalist regains freedom in Myanmar

US journalist Danny Fenster has been released from prison in Myanmar after he was sentenced to 11 years in jail by a military court three days ago. His employer, English-language news site Frontier Myanmar, said he was on a flight out of Myanmar. Junta spokesperson Major-Gen Zaw Min Tun confirmed to...... read more

BREAKING: Panic as plane plunges into ocean

A plane has crashed into the ocean at City Beach in Perth, Australia The crash at about 3.30 p.m Australian time, was witnessed by many beachgoers, who were out enjoying the 31 degree temperatures. According to reports, the emergency services and the police responded to the crash of the small plane....... read more

BREAKING: At last, UK returns stolen Benin bronze to Nigeria

Cambridge University on Wednesday became the first British institution to return to Nigerian authorities a Benin bronze stolen from the country in 1897.   The bronze cockerel named Okukor was taken from the Benin Kingdom during a punitive expedition in 1897 when thousands of bronzes were looted by British forces. The...... read more

Ex- South Korean President, Roh Tae-woo, is dead

Former South Korean President Roh Tae-woo, who took part in a military coup and later won the election that was the country’s first move towards democracy before he was imprisoned for corruption, died on Tuesday. He was 88. The Seoul National University Hospital said Roh died while being treated for an...... read more

Nigerian clergyman indicted for marriage, Visa fraud in US

Pastor Joshua Olatokunbo Shonubi has been indicted over conspiracy to commit marriage and visa fraud by a Federal Grand Jury in Maryland, United States.    The 50-year-old pastor of New Life City Church in Maryland appeared in the court on Thursday and was charged for leading a scheme to help foreign nationals fraudulently...... read more

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