Bangkok police have reportedly seized dozens of supercars including Lamborghinis, Porsches, and BMWs stole from the UK. Investigators say they have also uncovered scams and loopholes that dealers and customs officials exploit to circumvent Thailand's taxes on imported supercars. Britain is the most popular source for luxury car imports to Thailand as both countries drive on the left-hand side.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's founder Jack Ma said that the third technology revolution artificial intelligence could start the third World War. Ma also said that humans will ultimately win the battle as one can always make a machine to learn the knowledge. But it is difficult for machines to have a human heart, added Ma.
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday revealed his new concept for the wall he intends to erect on the Mexican border. "Yes, we will build a wall. We have to stop the drugs from flowing in. I will give you an idea that nobody has heard about yet. The southern border. Lots of sun, lots of heat. We are thinking about building a wall as a solar wall. So it creates energy. And pays for itself", said Trump.
According to reports, at least 24 people were killed and over 60 others were injured in a car bomb blast outside a New Kabul Bank's branch in Afghanistan's Lashkargah on Thursday. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet. This comes after a recent car bomb blast by Taliban militants which killed six police officers in the country's Paktia province.
According to reports, British physicist Stephen Hawking urged for the return of Moon missions by 2020 to give humanity a "sense of purpose". He stressed on building a lunar base in 30 years and sending astronauts to Mars by 2025. Hawking also criticised Donald Trump for US' Paris agreement exit, calling it "the most wrong decision on climate change this world has seen."
According to an annual population survey by the United Nations, the global population will hit 8 billion in 2023.Further, the study found that the world's population has been increasing by roughly 83 million annually, and the number of people aged over 60 will top 1 billion next year. Notably, the survey also predicted that India is set to overtake China to become the world's most populous nation by 2024.
North Korea on Thursday reportedly called US President Donald Trump a "psychopath". According to reports, North Korea's official newspaper said: "South Korea must realise that following psychopath Trump...will only lead to disaster." Notably, the editorial comes a day after Trump said he is toying with the idea of a preemptive strike on North Korea.
In a big blow to yoga guru Baba Ramdev, six Patanjali products have allegedly failed the microbial tests in Nepal. According to reports, the Health Ministry in the country has ordered the company to recall six of its medical products that include Divya Gashar Churna, Bakuchi Churna, Amla Churna, etc. Notably, the health department has also urged stakeholders not to sell or prescribe these products.
According to reports, Islamic State militants on Wednesday reportedly blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul. Notably, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared "caliphate" over Syria and Iraq from the same mosque in June 2014. Following this, Iraqi Prime Minister said: "Blowing up the al-Nuri mosque amounts to an official acknowledgement of defeat."
After finding it to be of “substandard quantity”, Nepal's Department of Drug Administration on Wednesday reportedly ordered Patanjali Ayurved to recall six of its medical products. There has been no correspondence from Patanjali in this regard. Notably, a reply to recent RTI in India revealed that nearly 40% of Ayurveda products, including items from Patanjali, were of substandard quality.
In an interview with CNBC, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's billionaire Founder Jack Ma reportedly said, “I think in the next 30 years, people will only work four hours a day and maybe four days a week.” Stating that the use of artificial intelligence will reduce working hours, Jack Ma said, “We should make machines that can do things that humans can't do.”
After US withdrawn the Paris climate agreement, the country’s Vice President Mike Pence has reportedly said that the deal would have given a virtual free pass to India and China but would cost the US economy 65 lakh jobs. President Donald Trump put the US first by withdrawing from "this terrible deal", Pence added.
According to a report by Bloomberg, Tesla Motors and Aerospace startup SpaceX's Elon Musk and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg have been ranked among the top 10 CEOs in the USA with highest ratings regarding employee approval. Meanwhile, Apple CEO Tim Cook saw his rating slide from 8 to 53. Further, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, who has resigned on Wednesday, saw a significant drop in popularity and didn't even make the top 100.
The Lychee and Dog Meat Festival, an annual dog meat festival, has begun in the Chinese city of Yulin in Guangxi province. While the US campaigners, earlier this year, claimed that vendors had been told by authorities not to sell dog meat, the stallholders said they had heard nothing about this from officials, say reports. While there were rumours that the festival had been cancelled for this year, the city officials, on 15 May, confirmed there was no ban.
Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has reportedly relieved Muhammad bin Nayef as Crown Prince. The king’s thirty-one-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman will replace Nayef. Salman, who is now first in line to the throne, was also named Deputy Prime Minister. King Salman has called for a public pledging of allegiance to the new Crown Prince.
According to reports, more than 300 Muslim rebels stormed into a village school in the southern Philippines on Wednesday. However, the militants have reportedly retreated following a gun battle with the Indonesian Army. Notably, no children had been taken as a hostage in the incident.
Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis announced his retirement from acting. In a statement, the 60-year-old star's spokeswoman, Leslee Dart said, " Daniel will no longer be working as an actor". "He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years," Leslee said. "This is a private decision, and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject", added Leslee. Daniel is the only performer to have ever won three Best Actor Oscars.
According to reports, the 75 percent of the world's population in the year 2100 will be affected by deadly heatwaves, if carbon gas emissions continue to rise at current rates. Notably, about 30 percent of the world's human population is exposed to such deadly conditions each year, according to the researchers.
Boom, an aerospace company based in Denver, US, has reportedly said that Business and first-class travellers could soon fly between London and New York aboard a supersonic commercial airplane in about 2.5 hours. At the Paris Air Show on Tuesday, the company reportedly said passengers could make the ultra-fast trip across the pond within the next six years if it's able to pass all certification hurdles. The company also aims to shuttle passengers from San Francisco to Tokyo in 5.5 hours, against the current 11-hour travel time. Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney would take just under seven hours, compared with the current 15, said Boom.
The central train station in Brussels was rocked by a blast on Tuesday. According to reports, a suspect shouted 'Allahu Akbar' (God is Greatest) before causing the explosion. However, no casualties or injuries have been reported. Notably, the police have gunned down the suspected terrorist. This attack comes a day after a man mowed down Muslims near a mosque in London.