Afghan Taliban launches major offensive following elapse of U.S. troops withdrawal deadline

Afghan security forces fought back a major Taliban offensive in southern Helmand province in the last 24 hours, officials and residents said on Tuesday, as militants launched assaults around the country after a missed U.S. deadline to withdraw troops. Although the United States did not meet the May 1 withdrawal deadline agreed in talks with… Read More Afghan Taliban launches major offensive following elapse of U.S. troops withdrawal deadline

Three kids, two workers dead following knife attack at daycare center in southern Brazil

A teenager broke into a daycare center in southern Brazil and stabbed three children and two workers to death on Tuesday before being overpowered by police, officials said. Municipal Education Secretary Gisela Hermann described a “horror scene” at the facility in Saudades, a town in Santa Catarina state. She said in an interview that a… Read More Three kids, two workers dead following knife attack at daycare center in southern Brazil

At least twenty-four dead following metro train collapse in Mexico

Mexico will punish those responsible for an overpass collapse that killed at least 24 people and injured dozens when a train on Mexico City’s newest metro line plunged onto a busy road below, the government said on Tuesday. Accompanied by officials involved in the construction and maintenance of the elevated metro line that collapsed, President… Read More At least twenty-four dead following metro train collapse in Mexico

Twitter bans Indian actress Kangana Ranaut for violation of hate and abuse policies

Twitter Inc on Tuesday said it has banned leading Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, known for her ardent support of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing her of violating its rules on hateful conduct and abusive behaviour. Ranaut issued a tweet on Monday in which she urged Modi to resort to gangster tactics to “tame” West… Read More Twitter bans Indian actress Kangana Ranaut for violation of hate and abuse policies

Apollo set to acquire Verizon’s media firms Yahoo and AOL in $5billion deal

Verizon Communications Inc is getting rid of its media businesses that include iconic brands Yahoo and AOL for $5 billion, ending an expensive and unsuccessful run in the media and advertising world. Despite spending more than a decade and billions of dollars building a stable of internet brands, the New York-based telecom company has struggled… Read More Apollo set to acquire Verizon’s media firms Yahoo and AOL in $5billion deal

Colombian President Ivan Duque withdraws proposed tax reforms following protests

Colombian President Ivan Duque said on Sunday he would withdraw a proposed tax reform after sometimes violent protests and widespread lawmaker opposition, though he insisted a reform is still necessary to ensure fiscal stability. Duque said on Friday the law would be revised to remove some of its most controversial points – including the leveling… Read More Colombian President Ivan Duque withdraws proposed tax reforms following protests

Four astronauts return from International Space Station aboard SpaceX capsule

Four astronauts returned safely to Earth from the International Space Station early on Sunday in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, parachuting to splash-down in the Gulf of Mexico, NASA said. Their return marked the end of the first crew rotation mission to the station by the Crew Dragon spacecraft, developed in partnership between NASA and… Read More Four astronauts return from International Space Station aboard SpaceX capsule