India’s Supreme Court removes ban on same sex relationship

​India’s top court scrapped a colonial-era ban on gay sex on Thursday, in a landmark judgment that sparked celebrations across India and elsewhere in South Asia, where activists hope to push for similar reform. Gay sex is considered taboo by many in socially conservative India, as well as in neighboring Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.… Read More India’s Supreme Court removes ban on same sex relationship

Ford Motor recalls two million F-150 pickup trucks over seat-belt issues

​Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it would recall 2 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America to address fire and smoke concerns in seat-belt pretensioners. The second-largest U.S. automaker said it was aware of 17 reports of smoke or fire in the United States and six in Canada relating to belt pretensioners, but was… Read More Ford Motor recalls two million F-150 pickup trucks over seat-belt issues

​Davido, Stonebwoy, Bobi Wine, Mohamed Salah, Farida Nabourema Make 2018 100 Most Influential Young Africans List

100 young achievers from 26 African countries have been announced by Africa Youth Awards as part of the 2018 list of 100 Most Influential Young Africans. The annual prestigious list which was launched in 2016 and currently in its third year features young politicians, activists, entrepreneurs, entertainers, digital influencers, philanthropists & athletes across 10 distinct… Read More ​Davido, Stonebwoy, Bobi Wine, Mohamed Salah, Farida Nabourema Make 2018 100 Most Influential Young Africans List

Facebook set to invest over $1billion in first Asian data center

Facebook said on Thursday it will build its first data center in Asia in Singapore, investing more than $1 billion. “The 170,000 square meter data center represents an investment of more than S$1.4 billion (an equivalent of $1 billion), and will support hundreds of jobs and form part of our growing presence in Singapore and… Read More Facebook set to invest over $1billion in first Asian data center

Walmart tests delivery of grocery by independent drivers

Walmart Inc is testing whether independent drivers could deliver its groceries as the retailer races to meet its goal of offering home delivery to more than 100 U.S. cities by the end of the year. The pilot program called Spark Delivery is similar to Amazon Flex, a service from rival Amazon.com Inc where a fleet… Read More Walmart tests delivery of grocery by independent drivers

Several missing, scores injured as earthquake hits Japanese island of Hokkaido

A powerful earthquake triggered a landslide that engulfed houses on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido early on Thursday, television footage showed, injuring and trapping dozens of people and cutting power to millions across Hokkaido. A landslide along a long ridge in the rural town of Atsuma could be seen in aerial footage from public broadcaster… Read More Several missing, scores injured as earthquake hits Japanese island of Hokkaido