Security forces killed as Taliban militants attack checkpoints in Afghanistan

​Taliban militants killed at least 22 security forces, including a district police chief, in separate attacks on security checkpoints in two Afghan provinces, officials said on Sunday, ahead of parliamentary elections set for this week. The Taliban have ramped up attacks in strategic provinces in their battle to expel foreign forces, topple the Western-backed government… Read More Security forces killed as Taliban militants attack checkpoints in Afghanistan

Pope Francis declare slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI, five others saints 

Pope Francis on Sunday made saints of two of the most contentious Roman Catholic figures of the 20th century — murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI, who reigned over one of the Church’s most turbulent eras and enshrined its opposition to contraception. In a ceremony before tens of thousands of people in… Read More Pope Francis declare slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI, five others saints 

Alibaba chairman Jack Ma to establish institute for training of tech entrepreneurs in Indonesia

​Jack Ma, executive chairman of China’s Alibaba Group Holding, said on Saturday he plans to open an institute to train thousands of tech entrepreneurs in Indonesia, where he is already an adviser to the government on e-commerce. Ma did not say when the Jack Ma Institute of Entrepreneurs would launch, but said the aim was… Read More Alibaba chairman Jack Ma to establish institute for training of tech entrepreneurs in Indonesia

Facebook give details of impact of latest security breach 

Cyber attackers stole data from 29 million Facebook accounts using an automated program that moved from one friend to the next, Facebook Inc announced on Friday, as the social media company said its largest-ever data theft hit fewer than the 50 million profiles it initially reported. The company said it would message affected users over… Read More Facebook give details of impact of latest security breach 

Walmart acquires online lingerie retailer Bare Necessities

Walmart Inc said on Friday it has acquired online lingerie retailer Bare Necessities for an undisclosed amount, its second apparel-focused acquisition in less than two weeks as it seeks deeper inroads into the online fashion space. Walmart last week acquired Eloquii, a fashion startup that sells plus-sized clothing. The company also tied up with comedian… Read More Walmart acquires online lingerie retailer Bare Necessities

Nigerian militia group CJTF release hundreds of child soldiers from its ranks 

A militia fighting against the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria has released 833 children from its own ranks, some as young as 11, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Friday. UNICEF spokesman Christophe Boulierac said the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) was formed in 2013 by vigilante groups in Borno state… Read More Nigerian militia group CJTF release hundreds of child soldiers from its ranks 

Huawei to invest $145million in AI development for cloud business

China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world’s largest telecom-equipment maker, plans to invest 1 billion yuan (an equivalent of $145 million) over the next three year to develop artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities for its cloud business, it said on Friday. Zheng Yelai, president of Huawei’s cloud unit, also said the company planned to start offering… Read More Huawei to invest $145million in AI development for cloud business