American television personality Kylie Jenner's Snapchat was reportedly hacked and the hacker has threatened to leak some nude pictures of the 19-year-old. The hacker posted a message on Snapchat with the caption 'add for Kylie Jenner's nudes!!'. This was followed by a post on the alleged hacker's Twitter account which read, "I got Kylie's nudes(SIC)". However, an hour later, the supposed hacker wrote there were no nude pictures of Kylie in her account.
By Lokesh RV | Jul 26, 2017 9:59 AM #KylieJenner #Hacked
Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber has reportedly cancelled the remainder of his concerts as part of his Purpose World Tour and it is because he may be planning to start his own church to reconnect with his faith. The remaining 14 dates of his tour across North America and Asia will get affected. Notably, a refund for tickets already purchased has been assured.
By Sri Ram | Jul 25, 2017 9:20 PM #Bieber #Church
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors and also the founder of SpaceX on Tuesday reportedly said that Mark Zuckerberg has limited knowledge about artificial intelligence. Notably, this statement from Musk came after Zuckerberg's comment during a Facebook live on Sunday where he criticised the Tesla chief's views on artificial intelligence.
By Sri Ram | Jul 25, 2017 8:29 PM #Zuckerberg #Elon Musk #Facebook #Artificial Intelligence
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde reportedly said the organisation might move its headquarters from Washington DC to Beijing in a decade if the growth trend in China and other major emerging markets continues. Lagarde also reportedly said changes in big emerging markets would be reflected in the IMF's voting structure, and the Fund will need to increase its representation in the region. The IMF's bylaws call for the institution's head office to be located in the largest member economy, she added.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 25, 2017 3:53 PM #IMF #ChristineLagarde #Headquarters
A 9-year-old South African child has become only the third known case worldwide to show signs of AIDS virus' long-term remission without any drugs. The child was given anti-AIDS medicine for ten months till the age of one which helped lower HIV levels from "very high" to undetectable. The kid was then taken off drugs as part of a trial.
By Sri Ram | Jul 25, 2017 12:50 PM #HIV #MinorGirl
World youth boxing champion Sachin Siwach clinched a gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas on Sunday. Siwach defeated Welsh boxer James Nathan Probert 4-1 in the final of the light flyweight (49kg) category. Notably, Siwach who won a world youth gold medal last year. Earlier, Muhammed Etash Khan won a bronze medal in the bantamweight (56kg) division.
By Lokesh RV | Jul 24, 2017 6:43 PM #Boxing #Champion
In China’s Shaanxi Province, doctors removed a bottle cap from a man’s throat after he accidentally swallowed it while opening a beer with his teeth. The 62-year-old man was using his chompers to access the beverage on July 17 when the carbonation shot the cap straight into his throat. The man said he was drunk and did not realise what had happened until the next morning when he sought medical attention for pain and trouble breathing.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 24, 2017 6:13 PM #China #BeerBottleCap
In China, a waitress at a Hunan Province restaurant was fired after she took video of two women breastfeeding at their table. The customers said the waitress admitted to filming them and management offered them 1,000 yuan each in compensation. The two women reportedly claimed the restaurant manager said the waitress was collecting evidence according to their food waste policy, which charges customers extra if they waste food. However, the director of the restaurant distanced the restaurant from the incident, and the waitress was fired from her job.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 24, 2017 5:46 PM #Breastfeeding #WaitressTakeVideo
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday vowed to forge on with his controversial war on drugs and said no amount of criticism or international pressure would deter him. Duterte said his critics at home and abroad should focus on using their influence to educate Filipinos of the ills of illicit drugs. “The fight will be unremitting as it will be unrelenting,” he said. “There is a jungle out there, there are beasts out there preying on the innocent, the helpless.”
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 24, 2017 5:31 PM #Philippines #Duterte #DrugWar
Turkey has formally withdrawn a request for German help in investigating nearly 700 German firms suspected of backing terrorism, an Interior Ministry spokesman said on Monday. Turkish interior minister “underscored that there were no investigations against German firms by Turkish authorities in Turkey or in Germany,” a German spokesman said. A spokeswoman for the Economy Ministry said that further measures regarding Turkey were still being examined.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 24, 2017 5:23 PM #Turkey #Germany
According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the emigration of Indian workers to Gulf countries has declined by 34.6% between 2014 and 2016, resulting in a slight drop in overall remittances or private transfers made by Indians working abroad. The MEA attributed the decline in emigration to the economic slowdown in Gulf Cooperation Council countries - United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 24, 2017 11:45 AM #IndianorkersEmigration #GulfCountries #Decline
Scientists at Central European University in Hungary have predicted that Tyene Sand and Daenerys Targaryen are most likely to die in the final two seasons of the popular Game of Thrones TV series. Researchers came up with a ranking model for the characters based on how likely they are to die as well. Grey Worm, the commander of Daenerys's Unsullied army, ranks third on the list of characters most likely to die next. Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow seem to be relatively safe.
By Lokesh RV | Jul 24, 2017 10:12 AM #GOT #GameOfThrones
According to reports, the police have arrested Mohammed Yunis, a 65-year-old Pakistani man, in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu. He was arrested from a lodge at Erwadi and a case has been registered under Foreigners Act and Passports Act, police reportedly said. The man allegedly came from Sri Lanka. Notably, PM Modi is visiting the district next week to inaugurate the memorial for former President APJ Abdul Kalam.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 24, 2017 8:30 AM #PakistaniArrestinTN
Justice Manickavasagar Illancheliyan, a prominent Sri Lankan Tamil high court judge, on Saturday reportedly escaped an assassination bid in Jaffna. Police reportedly said an unidentified man snatched the revolver of his personal protection officer and opened fire when the judge’s car was caught in a traffic block in Jaffna’s Nallur junction. He was unhurt while the policeman suffered injuries. A police DIG was arrested and remanded last week by the judge.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 23, 2017 10:01 AM #SriLankaJudgeAssassination
Iraq's Vice President Nouri al-Maliki reportedly said that the US contributed to the creation of the militant group ISIS. "IS resembles the Taliban which was created by the US administration to counter the USSR in Afghanistan. The same way, IS was created to counter the Iraqi stance”, said Nouri. He also said that the recapture of Mosul is an achievement of the Iraqi people while the US is trying to highjack it and claims it was them who led that war.
By Lokesh RV | Jul 22, 2017 8:28 PM #US #ISIS #Iraq
A five-year-old girl in London was reportedly fined Rs 12,500 for running a homemade lemonade stall last week. Her father said she cried after an enforcement officer "launched into a legalistic script" and accused her of trading without a licence after approaching them. However, the council later cancelled the fine, saying, "We expect our enforcement officers to show common sense."
By Sri Ram | Jul 22, 2017 4:57 PM #London #lemonade stall
France claimed that the UK must pay a Brexit bill that the EU believes the country owes the bloc in terms of liabilities and obligations. Quoting former British PM Margaret Thatcher, the French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said, "We want our money back" from Britain and that it is a non-negotiable prerequisite for Brexit talks.
By Sri Ram | Jul 22, 2017 9:32 AM #UK #France #Brexit
According to reports of flight agencies, the United States will ban their citizens from travelling to North Korea in the coming weeks. This move comes a month after a US tourist, student Otto Warmbier, died following his imprisonment by Pyongyang in North Korea. However, there is no official announcement from the US government.
By Sri Ram | Jul 21, 2017 5:57 PM #US #NorthKorea #TravelBan
US-based advocacy group Consumer Watchdog has reportedly complained that Amazon deceives users into believing they're saving more money as the 'before price' listed on discounted items is often higher than the actual price. While the group has asked FTC to block Amazon's Whole Foods acquisition, Federal Trade Commission in the US is reportedly probing allegations.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 21, 2017 5:17 PM #Amazon #MisleadingUsers
Some test samples revealed that type of Faecal bacteria was present in the food product used in McDonald, KFC and Burger King across the United Kingdom. The BBC's Watchdog programme tested samples from 10 random branches from each of the fast food chains across the UK confirmed that three of the McDonald's samples, six from Burger King and seven from KFC have bacteria on the ice used by them.