No Nobel Literature Prize after #MeToo turmoil

Published On: May 5, 2018 01:51 AM NPT By: Agencies

The Swedish Academy has been in turmoil since November when Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter published the testimonies of 18 women claiming to have been raped, sexually assaulted or harassed by an influential culture figure with long-standing ties to the Academy.

Four years on from the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines FlightMH370, much is still unknown about what caused the aircraft to seemingly vanish over the South China Sea.

WASHINGTON, May 3: President Donald Trump reimbursed his personal lawyer for $130,000 in hush money paid to a porn actress days before the 2016 presidential election, Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump’s attorneys, said Wednesday, appearing to contradict the president’s past claims that he didn’t know the source of the money.

Rainstorm kills at least 91, injures over 160 in India

Published On: May 3, 2018 03:49 PM NPT By: Agencies

LUCKNOW, May 3:  A powerful dust storm and rain swept parts of north and western India overnight, causing house collapses, toppling trees and leaving at least 91 people dead and more than 160 injured, officials said Thursday.

Rohingya refugees falling prey to human traffickers

Published On: May 3, 2018 02:50 PM NPT By: Agencies

DHAKA, May 3: Rohingya refugees, who fled to Bangladesh since late August last year to escape the inter-communal violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, are facing another threat in the form of human trafficking.

PORT WENTWORTH, May 3: A crew of nine Puerto Ricans were flying an Air National Guard C-130 into retirement in Arizona when it crashed onto a highway in Georgia on Wednesday, and authorities said there are no survivors.

SEOUL, South Korea, May 2: China’s foreign minister arrived in North Korea’s capital on Wednesday and could meet with leader Kim Jong Un while trying to ensure a larger role for Beijing in the new round of nuclear diplomacy with Pyongyang that had been driven by Seoul and Washington.

Doctors are preparing for a spike in Rohingya women giving birth amid claims many were subjected to sexual violence nine months ago.

SEOUL, South Korea, May 1:  The rival Koreas dismantled huge loudspeakers used to blare Cold War-style propaganda across their tense border on Tuesday, as South Korea’s president asked the United Nations to observe the North’s planned closing of its nuclear test site.

SAO PAULO, May 1: An abandoned building occupied by squatters in Sao Paulo caught fire and collapsed Tuesday, sending chunks of fiery debris crashing into neighboring buildings and surrounding streets