Amazon set to launch sales of food and drinks in Mexico

Amazon.com Inc will begin selling food and drinks online in Mexico, including snacks, sweets and wines, it said on Thursday, a move that could intensify its competition with Wal Mart de Mexico to claim shoppers in a nascent e-commerce market. Online shopping represents a fraction of total retail sales in Mexico but has grown swiftly,… Read More Amazon set to launch sales of food and drinks in Mexico

Google partners with Indian banks to provide loans to internet users 

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Tuesday it is partnering with a handful of Indian banks to bring quick loans to the masses, as it aims to woo tens of millions of new internet users in the country to its digital payments services. At an annual Google event in New Delhi, Caesar Sengupta, the Vice-President of… Read More Google partners with Indian banks to provide loans to internet users 

Facebook remove accounts of Myanmar top military officials following UN call for genocide prosecution

Facebook said on Monday it was removing several Myanmar military officials from the social media website and an Instagram account to prevent the spread of hate and misinformation after reviewing the content. It was the first time Facebook banned a country’s military or political leaders, according to Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja. She said the bans… Read More Facebook remove accounts of Myanmar top military officials following UN call for genocide prosecution

Four dead, ten injured as gunman opens fire at video game tournament in Florida

A shooter killed four people and wounded 10 others on Sunday at a video game tournament that was being streamed online from a restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida, local media said citing police sources. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said a suspect was dead at the scene. “Searches are being conducted,” it said on Twitter. Emergency crews… Read More Four dead, ten injured as gunman opens fire at video game tournament in Florida

Coalition strike kills Afghanistan ISIS leader Abu Saad Erhabi

​The head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abu Saad Erhabi, was killed in a strike on the group’s hideouts in Nangarhar province on Saturday night, authorities said on Sunday. Ten other members of the militant group were also killed in a joint ground and air operation by Afghan and foreign forces, the National Directorate of… Read More Coalition strike kills Afghanistan ISIS leader Abu Saad Erhabi

Nineteen dead, several injured as fire razes hot springs hotel in China

A fire tore through a hot springs hotel in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin before dawn on Saturday, killing 19 people and causing 23 others to be taken to hospital, city officials said. Authorities are investigating the cause of the blaze at the four-story Bailong Hot Springs Leisure Hotel, an inexpensive spa resort visited… Read More Nineteen dead, several injured as fire razes hot springs hotel in China