SEOUL, March 22: The #MeToo movement has taken off with surprising rapidity in South Korea, toppling male celebrities and a prominent politician in a country where men have long brushed off sexual misconduct allegations and continued with their careers.

Suicide bomber kills 26 as Afghans celebrate new year

Published On: March 21, 2018 02:50 PM NPT By: Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 21: A suicide bomber struck on the road to a Shiite shrine in Afghanistan’s capital on Wednesday, killing at least 26 people as Afghans celebrated the Persian new year, an official said.

WhatsApp’s co-founder is urging everyone to delete Facebook

Published On: March 21, 2018 01:40 PM NPT By: Agencies

In a tweet on Tuesday, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton joined the chorus of voices calling on people to delete the social network. His advice to users to stop using the service is notable because WhatsApp is owned by Facebook.

39 Indian hostages held by ISIS in Iraq killed

Published On: March 20, 2018 04:23 PM NPT By: Agencies

NEW DELHI, March 20: The 39 Indian citizens kidnapped in 2014 by ISIS in Iraq were killed, confirmed external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday.

PARIS, Mar 20: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday as part of an investigation that he received millions of euros in illegal financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

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.