Taiwanese same-sex couples wed at vibrant banquet

Published On: May 26, 2019 02:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

TAIPEI, May 26: More than 1,000 people attended a mass wedding banquet in Taiwan’s capital to celebrate the marriage of same-sex couples after a landmark decision legalizing the unions.

SAN DIEGO, May 23: Two beloved, elderly lions have died at zoos in California.

Texas 8th-grader wins National Geographic contest

Published On: May 23, 2019 11:30 AM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, May 23: Nihar Janga, an eighth-grader from Austin, Texas, with an already impressive array of awards, took home top honors Wednesday in the 31st annual National Geographic GeoBee, an elite test of geographic knowledge.

LONDON, May 23: People using e-cigarettes to quit smoking are about 95% more likely to report success than those trying to quit without help from any stop-smoking aids, according to the results of a large study in England.

KATHMANDU, May 22: Kathmandu District Court has slapped three months in jail and a Rs 3,000 fine on fashion model Khusbu Oli in a case of a check that bounced.

MONTGOMERY, May 20: Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Alabama Capitol on Sunday to protest the state’s newly approved abortion ban, chanting “my body, my choice!” and “vote them out!”

KATHMANDU, May 20: Apa Sherpa has stood on top of the world more times than all but one other person. Now he wants to make sure no one feels compelled to follow in his footsteps.

NEW YORK, May 20: Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government has sought to blacklist around the world.

Grumpy Cat internet legend dies

Published On: May 17, 2019 04:18 PM NPT By: Agencies

May 17: Grumpy Cat, the feline famous on the internet for her permanent scowl, has died aged seven, her owners say.

Taiwan parliament to vote on same-sex marriage legislation

Published On: May 17, 2019 01:00 PM NPT By: Agencies

May 17: Amid deep divisions, Taiwan's parliament has begun debating measures to legalise same-sex marriage before a landmark vote that could make the self-ruled island the first in Asia to adopt such legislation.