TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan executed on Friday the former leader of a doomsday cult and six other members of the group that carried out a sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995, killing 13 people and shattering the country’s myth of public safety. The Aum Shinrikyo, or Aum Supreme Truth cult, which mixed […]Read more
BERLIN (AP) – Scientists say they’re several steps closer to perfecting a method that could prevent the extinction of northern white rhinos, of which only two animals are known still to be alive. According to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications, researchers have succeeded in creating embryos using frozen northern white rhino […]Read more
JAKARTA (Reuters) – The captain of a sinking Indonesian ferry managed to steer his ship onto a reef to enable the evacuation of more than 100 passengers, but 31 people drowned as the vessel floundered in stormy seas, officials said on Wednesday. The latest ferry disaster in Indonesia, which happened on Tuesday near Sulawesi island, […]Read more
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s former prime minister, Najib Razak, on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to abuse of power and other charges arising from an investigation into a scandal-plagued state fund, weeks after he was ousted in a stunning election defeat. Najib, 64, who has denied wrongdoing in relation to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) […]Read more
CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) – Rescue teams in northern Thailand were giving crash courses in swimming and diving on Wednesday as part of preparations to extract a young soccer squad trapped in a cave and keen to end a harrowing 11-day ordeal. A team of divers, medics, counselors and Thai navy SEALS were with the […]Read more
Women in Saudi Arabia took to the roads at midnight yesterday, ushering in the end of the world’s last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women’s repression in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.Read more
The European Union has removed all Indonesian airlines from its safety blacklist in an acknowledgement of their attempts to improve poor safety standards.
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There is not an iota of doubt that Albert Einstein was one of the world’s brightest minds. No one can disagree with his scientific acumen. Over the years, the name ‘Einstein’ has in fact become a synonym for genius. But a diary written by him between October 1922 and March 1923 reveals a darker side of the Nobel Physics laureate.
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South Korea and the United States are expected to announce the suspension of “large-scale” military drills this week, with the provision that they would restart if North Korea failed to keep its promise to denuclearize, news agency Yonhap said yesterday.Read more
A taxi drove into a crowd of pedestrians near Moscow’s Red Square on Saturday, injuring eight people, including two Mexicans, in the city for the soccer World Cup which Russia is hosting, officials and eyewitnesses said.Read more