Monthly Archives: May, 2022

Droughts: UN warns of acute starvation in Horn of Africa 

The United Nations and humanitarian organizations warned on Tuesday that millions of people in the Horn of Africa are facing catastrophic famine as the...

As food shortage continues in Sri Lanka, farmers asked to plant more rice

Sri Lanka wants farmers to grow more rice as part of measures to avoid a major food shortage, according to a top official, as...

UK gearing up to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee

This week, the United Kingdom will commemorate Queen Elizabeth's unprecedented 70 years on the throne with four days of festivities ranging from military parades...

All 22 on board in Nepal flight dies of crash

Nepali search and rescue personnel retrieved the corpse of the last of 22 persons onboard a tiny plane that crashed two days ago in...

Germany to amend constitution to allow $110 billion defense fund

The German finance ministry stated on Sunday that Germany has agreed to amend its constitution to allow for a credit-based special defense fund of...

California woman sentenced 15 months prison for punching flight attendant

A California woman was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for punching a Southwest Airlines flight attendant in the face during a trip,...

Victoria’s Secret pays $8.3m to settle sacking Thai workers

An unprecedented $8.3 million settlement has been reached for over a thousand dismissed Thai garment workers who sewed bras for a factory that supplies...

Nepal plane with 22 passengers on board, including 4 Indians, loses contact

According to media reports quoting airport officials, a Tara Air's 9 NAET twin-engine aircraft carrying 22 people - four Indians and three Japanese nationals...

In China, global automakers lagging behind expanding EV market

Global automakers may be in for a rude awakening if they believe they can prolong their supremacy in China into the electric future. General Motors...

Lithuanians collect $4.7 million to give drone to Ukraine

Hundreds of Lithuanians banded together to purchase a sophisticated military drone for Ukraine's fight against Russia, as a gesture of solidarity with a fellow...

Airline easyJet cancels over 200 flights

Due to airport delays and other constraints, low-cost carrier easyJet will cancel more than 200 flights over the next ten days, affecting travel over...

Russia files case against Google over data storage

Roskomnadzor, Russia's communications regulator, announced on Friday that it has initiated administrative procedures against Google (GOOGL.O) of Alphabet Inc. and six other international technology...

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‘Family badly affected’: Will Smith’s daughter Willow Smith on 2022 Oscars slap incident

In response to the controversy caused by her father Will Smith's slap row at the Oscars in 2022, singer Willow Smith broke her silence....

In Russia, Kia recalls 105,000 Rio cars

A probable airbag malfunction prompted Kia Corp.'s Russian unit to initiate a voluntary recall of more than 100,000 vehicles on Monday, according to a...

US: Democrats readies $430 billion bill on climate, drugs

A $430 billion climate change, healthcare, and tax measure that would help limit the carbon emissions that cause climate change and lower drug costs...

Covid quarantine stay reduced for travellers in Hong Kong

By reducing the COVID-19 hotel quarantine time for all arrivals from seven to three days, Hong Kong is taking another step toward gradually relaxing...