Dozens injured as train derails in New York

A New York City subway train derailed in upper Manhattan on Tuesday, causing minor injuries to 34 people and forcing the evacuation of passengers from dark, smoke-filled carriages, officials and witnesses said. Authorities said the southbound train struck a tunnel wall just before 10 a.m., causing two cars to derail near the 125th-street station in… Read More Dozens injured as train derails in New York

Facebook hits 2 billion monthly user mark; to collaborate with Hollywood in production of original TV shows

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday that the social network had 2 billion monthly users. The company had 1.94 billion people using its service monthly as of March 31, an increase of 17 percent from a year earlier. The social network’s user base dwarfs that of similar companies. Twitter Inc. reported in… Read More Facebook hits 2 billion monthly user mark; to collaborate with Hollywood in production of original TV shows

Ten dead as car bomb attack hit Syria’s Idlib province

A car bomb killed 10 people in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, reported on Sunday. The attack occurred in a market in the town of al-Dana, located in the north of the province near the border with Turkey, according to the Observatory. Three people… Read More Ten dead as car bomb attack hit Syria’s Idlib province

34 high-rise buildings in London evacuated due to fire tests failure

Britain said 34 high-rise apartment blocks had failed fire safety checks carried out after the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze, including several in north London where residents were forced to evacuate amid chaotic scenes. British officials have conducted tests on some 600 high-rise buildings across England after fire ravaged the Grenfell social tower block in west… Read More 34 high-rise buildings in London evacuated due to fire tests failure

EQT set to buy 20 percent of artificial limb maker Otto Bock in $3.52billion deal

Swedish buyout group EQT has agreed to buy a 20 percent stake in Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH, valuing the German artificial limb maker at 3.15 billion euros (an equivalent of $3.52 billion), the two parties said on Saturday. EQT beat rival investor CVC, confirming a Reuters report from last month that it had emerged as… Read More EQT set to buy 20 percent of artificial limb maker Otto Bock in $3.52billion deal

Google to stop scanning of Gmail content for creation of targeted ads

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it would stop scanning Gmail content for creating personalized ads from later this year, bringing the widely-used email service in line with its enterprise offering, G Suite. The decision was outlined in a blog post by Google cloud computing chief Diane Greene, who joined the company in 2015 and… Read More Google to stop scanning of Gmail content for creation of targeted ads