NEW DELHI - Three US tech giants - Google, Facebook and Twitter - on Monday promised to do more to fight news in India, while refusing to provide any definite timeline for bringing tougher actions that could eliminate the menace of fake news from their platform. Participating in a panel discussion hosted by BBC's Matthew Amroliwala at the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, the representatives of the three top technology companies outlined the actions...
SAN FRANCISCO - Some 30,000 people were evacuated after a wildfire broke out in California and engulfed houses and public buildings such as churches and schools in the town of Paradise. The blaze named "Camp Fire" has burnt more than 8,000 hectares in less than 24 hours since it began on Thursday morning and continues to grow because of the dryness of the terrain and strong winds in the area,
JAKARTA - An Indonesian Lion Air Boeing airliner carrying 189 people and flown by Indian pilot Bhavye Suneja crashed into the Java Sea on Monday minutes after taking off from here, with no sign of survivors. The Boeing 737, JT 610, disappeared from the radar 13 minutes after take off from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang on the Indonesian island of Bangka, according to Basarnas, Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency.
SAN FRANCISCO - Hackers have got access to personal data belonging to 75,000 people in a breach of government health insurance system used by insurance agents and brokers to help customers sign up for healthcare plans in the US, the media reported. The hacked system was connected to the Healthcare.gov website, where the general public can sign up for healthcare coverage, TechCrunch reported on Saturday.
SAN FRANCISCO - An April Fool's Day prank may soon see the light of day as billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has confirmed that a Tesla-branded tequila, called "Teslaquila", is "coming soon". Teslaquila first featured in an April Fool's joke in which Musk, the CEO of Tesla, said on Twitter that he had been found "passed out against a Tesla Model 3, surrounded by 'Teslaquila' bottles" as he joked about his electric car company going bankrupt.
NEW DELHI - World Champion Carolina Marin and Rio silver medallist P.V.Sindhu were expectedly the most sought after "Icon Players" as the two 2018 world championship finalists were picked by Pune 7 Aces and defending champions Hyderabad Hunters respectively in the players' auction for the fourth edition of the Vodafone Premier Badminton League (PBL) here on Monday.
BEIJING - The Union Bank of India has sued fugitive billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi in a Hong Kong court, a media report said. A report in the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post said the Union Bank claimed in a writ filed at the High Court on Wednesday that the Mumbai-born businessman, wanted for a massive financial scam in India, guaranteed two loans made to Firestone Trading Private on October 21, 2011 and Firestar Diamond on...
WASHINGTON - The death toll from storm Florence has risen to at least 37 in the US East Coast, including two mental health patients drowned in a van overtaken by floodwaters, the media reported on Wednesday. The two patients died on Tuesday after the vehicle carrying them, staffed by two Horry County deputies in South Carolina, was swept away by flooding from Florence, the Horry County Sheriff's Office confirmed, Xinhua reported.
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a decree authorizing sanctions for countries that attempt to influence the November mid-term elections, while his administration denounced possible attempts to do so from Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. The executive order instructs US intelligence agencies to determine if there are attempts afoot to influence the legislative elections, as occurred during the 2016 presidential vote,
NEW YORK - Amazon on Tuesday became the second US public company after Apple to hit the $1 trillion valuation mark. Last month, Apple became the first US company to become a $1 trillion company. According to a report in CBS News, Amazon shares hit $2,050.49 -- climbing 1.5 per cent in the morning trade -- bringing the company's market value above $1 trillion. Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos is already the richest person on Earth,