India voices concern over delays in reimbursement to UN peacekeeping contributing countries

UNITED NATIONS, MAY 18: India, which is owed$38 million by the UN for peacekeeping operations, has voiced concern over the “unjustifiable and inexplicable” delays in reimbursement to countries providing peacekeeping troops and police for UN missions. It underlined that recurrent…

For Indians in Scotland, River Clyde is the new Ganga

LONDON, MAY 18: A quiet spot on River Clyde in the town of Port Glasgow has been designated as the first official spot in Scotland where, instead of travelling to towns along the Ganga, Hindus can scatter ashes as part…

Ex-CIA agent gets 20-year sentence for spying for China

Washington, May 18: An ex-CIA officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday for spying for China in a case called part of an “alarming trend” in the US intelligence community. Kevin Mallory, 62, was convicted under the Espionage…

Brexit talks collapse as UK Opposition blames ‘weak’ Theresa May

London, May 17: A day after British Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to set a June timeline for her exit from Downing Street, the Opposition Labour Party ended the cross-party Brexit talks on Friday without arriving at any agreement.…

I M Pei, architect who designed Louvre Pyramid, dies at 102

NEW YORK, MAY 17: I M Pei, the versatile, globe-trotting architect who revived the Louvre with a giant glass pyramid and captured the spirit of rebellion at the multi-shaped Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died at age 102.…

Raven chicks in the Tower of London ward off prophecy of doom for Brexit Britain

LONDON, MAY 17: Britain’s political establishment is in chaos over Brexit and Prime Minister Theresa May’s days in office are numbered but the Kingdom and the Tower of London appear safe from legendary doom after the birth of 4 raven…

San Francisco bans facial recognition

SAN FRANCISCO, MAY 16: San Francisco, long at the heart of the technology revolution, took a stand against potential abuse on Tuesday by banning the use of facial recognition software by the police and other agencies. The action, which came…

UN chief concerned nuclear ‘coffin’ leaking in Pacific

SUVA, FIJI, MAY 16: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres raised concerns on Thursday that a concrete dome built last century to contain waste from atomic bomb tests is leaking radioactive material into the Pacific. Speaking to students in Fiji,…

Chinese spacecraft discovers secrets of Moon’s dark side

PARIS, MAY 16: Scientists on Wednesday said they could be a step closer to solving the riddle behind the Moon’s formation, unveiling the most detailed survey yet of the far side of Earth’s satellite. In January, the Chinese spacecraft Chang’e-4…

UK Prime Minister Theresa May to try again to pass Brexit bill in June

London, May 15: The EU withdrawal agreement has been voted down thrice in the House of Commons, but Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Tuesday night that it will be re-introduced in the week beginning June 3, prompting rebels to…