World's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, dies

Published On: March 20, 2018 12:50 PM NPT By: Agencies

The world's last male northern white rhino,Sudan, has died after "age-related complications," researchers announced Tuesday, saying he "stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength."

ARIZONA, Mar 20: The autonomous vehicle, which was travelling at 65 km/hour and had an operator behind the wheel, did not seem to slow down as it approached the pedestrian.

Facebook value drops by $37bn amid privacy backlash

Published On: March 20, 2018 10:37 AM NPT By: Reuters

Facebook's shares have fallen sharply, wiping $37bn off the firm's value, as it faces questions from US and UK politicians about its privacy rules.

BRASILIA, March 19: More than 5 billion people could suffer water shortages by 2050 due to climate change, increased demand and polluted supplies, according to a UN report on the state of the world’s water.

US-Bangla plane crash: 23 bodies to be taken back home today

Published On: March 19, 2018 01:30 PM NPT By: Agencies

March 19: The bodies of 23 of the US-Bangla plane crash victims will be taken back home from Nepal today as their identification process was completed yesterday.

MOSCOW, March 19: Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory Sunday for six more years as Russia’s president, and he told cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that “we are bound for success.”

MALE (Reuters) - Police in the Maldives arrested at least 139 opposition protesters, its spokesman said on Saturday, as they attempted to defy orders under the state of emergency and march into the high-security zone in capital Male.

YEMEN, Mar 18: The World Health Organisation says a diphtheria outbreak in war-torn Yemen has spread rapidly nationwide and infected more than 1,300 people.

YEKATERINBURG, March 18: Vladimir Putin’s victory in Russia’s presidential election Sunday isn’t in doubt. The only real question is whether voters will turn out in big enough numbers to hand him a convincing mandate for his fourth term — and many Russian workers are facing intense pressure to do so.

DETROIT, March 18: Air bags in some Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate in crashes and four people are dead. Now the U.S. government’s road safety agency wants to know why.