COLUMBUS, June 7: Prosecutors face a legal hurdle as they pursue 25 murder charges against an Ohio doctor accused of essentially using his colleagues as weapons by ordering fatal painkiller doses for hospital patients but not directly administering them himself, legal experts say.

#KuToo no more! Japanese women take stand against high heels

Published On: June 4, 2019 11:30 AM NPT By: Reuters

TOKYO, June 4: A social media campaign against dress codes and expectations that women wear high heels at work has gone viral in Japan, with thousands joining the #KuToo movement.

May 2: A Brazilian police document says an unidentified woman has accused soccer star Neymar of raping her in Paris last month. After the revelation, the player used Instagram to publish a 7-minute video that includes WhatsApp messages he says he exchanged with the accuser in a friendly way days later.

GM fungus wipes out 99% of malaria mosquitoes

Published On: June 1, 2019 03:15 PM NPT By: Agencies

June 1: A genetically modified fungus wiped out malaria-carrying mosquitoes in a month and a half, in trials in West Africa which have come closer than ever before to study the potential impact of releasing an engineered organism in the wild.

U.S. biologists probe deaths of 70 emaciated gray whales

Published On: June 1, 2019 01:47 PM NPT By: Reuters

ANCHORAGE, June 1: U.S. government biologists have launched a special investigation into the deaths of at least 70 gray whales washed ashore in recent months along the U.S. West Coast, from California to Alaska, many of them emaciated, officials said on Friday.

May 31: In Paris, the Louvre Museum closed for a day this week because workers said the crowds were too big to handle. In the Himalayas, climbers at Mount Everest are concerned that the peak has gotten too crowded, contributing to the highest death toll in years.

Pelosi slams Facebook for not removing altered video

Published On: May 30, 2019 01:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO, May 30:  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed Facebook on Wednesday for not removing a doctored video that has spread widely on the social network in which she appears to slur her words.

Google bans apps that facilitate sale of marijuana

Published On: May 30, 2019 12:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

May 30: Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday banned apps on its app store that facilitate the sale of marijuana or related products, as part of a change to its content policy.

DUBAI, May 28: The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with its long days of fasting and prayer meant to draw worshippers closer to God and away from worldly distractions, is being reshaped by technology.

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.