#World

6 hours ago.Hong Kong
The woman was told she needed to transfer money to Chinese public security officials. (Photo Credit: Representational/ Unsplash)

  • The woman gave $32 million to the scammers, the largest sum recorded yet by a phone con
  • Police said the scam was spotted by the elderly lady's domestic helper
  • A 19-year-old was arrested for fraud and has been released on bail, police said

8 hours ago
Amazon launched Kindle in 2007, a service that enables book readers to browse, buy, download and read e-books. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • The World Book Day is celebrated on April 23 annually. 
  • Amazon has brought interest in a lot of people to read more through e-books on Kindle
  • On World Book Day 2021, Amazon is giving 10 e-books away for free

8 hours ago.Toronto, ON, Canada
Many sub-Arctic species, including whales, are moving north. (Photo Credit: Representational/ Unsplash)

  • Scientists believe that the migration pattern of bowhead whales in Canada has changed
  • This behaviour could be driven by the effects of climate change
  • A complete ecosystem shift is underway and there will be winners and losers, a scientist said

9 hours ago
Photo credit: AFP

Do you know who was born in the same year as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II?

10 hours ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a virtual climate summit hosted by US President Joe Biden this week. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • US President Joe Biden has invited 40 world leaders to the meet
  • US climate envoy John Kerry recently visited China
  • China is the world's top carbon emitter

2 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A health worker inspects COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment at Shehnai Banquet Hall, converted into an isolation centre amid surge in coronavirus cases, near LNJP Hospital in New Delhi. (PTI File Photo)

  • A recent study published in The Lancet says that coronavirus might be airborne
  • The study says, "SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted primarily by the airborne route"
  • After the study, many started to believe that the outside air is contaminated

3 days ago.Toronto, ON, Canada
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will participate in a virtual climate summit opening this week. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The two-day Earth Day summit will begin on Thursday
  • This will be the first big event on environment in US President Joe Biden's term 
  • Canada has pledged to cut its CO2 emission by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030

4 days ago.Moscow, Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking during a cabinet meeting via video conference in Moscow, Russia. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • In a wave of tit-for-tat sanctions, Russia banned top US officials from entering the country
  • It also expelled US diplomats
  • The US on Thursday had announced sanctions against Moscow and the expulsion of 10 Russian diplomats

6 days ago.Riyadh Saudi Arabia
The missiles were fired and drones sent from Yemen's Sa'ada province. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Saudi air defence intercepted five ballistic missiles and four drones deployed by Yemeni rebels
  • "Debris fell on the campus of Jizan University," a Saudi spokesman said
  • Saudi authorities did not confirm any attacks on oil facilities

6 days ago.Rwanda
Experts have long worried about the emergence of drug resistance across Africa. (Photo Credit: Representational/Unsplash)

  • There are an estimated 229 million cases of malaria worldwide, according to the WHO
  • The disease killed more than 400,000 people in 2019
  • Malaria is caused by the Plasmodium falciparum parasite