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Man who opened Asiana plane door in mid-air tells police he was 'uncomfortable,' Yonhap reports

Published On: May 28, 2023 09:00 AM NPT By: Reuters

SEOUL, May 28: A passenger on an Asiana Airlines (020560.KS) flight told police he opened a door on the plane minutes before it landed in Daegu, South Korea, on Friday because he was "uncomfortable", Yonhap News Agency reported.

Paris 2024 organisers working on putting Olympic flame on Eiffel Tower -source

Published On: May 22, 2023 04:13 PM NPT By: Reuters

PARIS, May 22: Paris 2024 organisers have been working on installing the Olympic flame on the Eiffel Tower, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Monday.

Bezos' Blue Origin wins NASA contract to build astronaut lunar lander

Published On: May 20, 2023 11:28 AM NPT By: Reuters

WASHINGTON, May 19: A team led by Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin won a coveted $3.4 billion NASA contract to build a spacecraft to fly astronauts to and from the moon's surface, the U.S. space agency said on Friday, a breakthrough for the company two years after it lost out to Elon Musk's SpaceX in another competition.

Sting, Harry Styles and Raye among honourees at Ivor songwriting awards

Published On: May 19, 2023 11:57 AM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, May 19:Harry Styles, Charli XCX, Raye and indie rock duo Wet Leg were among the winners at the Ivors, the annual awards for songwriters and screen composers, in London on Thursday where music star Sting was honoured with a fellowship.

Johnny Depp marks celebrity comeback with Cannes opening film

Published On: May 17, 2023 01:34 PM NPT By: Reuters

CANNES, May 16: Johnny Depp seemed back in full celebrity mode on Tuesday, signing autographs and taking pictures with fans before the premiere of the Cannes Film Festival's opening film "Jeanne du Barry," which marks the actor's first major role since his high-profile defamation trial.

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan granted bail, leaves court

Published On: May 13, 2023 10:01 AM NPT By: Reuters

ISLAMABAD, May 12: A Pakistani court ordered former Prime Minister Imran Khan's release on bail for two weeks, his lawyer said on Friday, after his arrest in a land fraud case ignited deadly protests and a tussle with the military.

Elon Musk says he has found new Twitter CEO

Published On: May 12, 2023 12:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

May 11: Elon Musk said on Thursday he has found a new chief executive for Twitter, but did not name the person, while the Wall Street Journal reported that Comcast (CMCSA.O) NBCUniversal executive Linda Yaccarino was in talks for the job.

US debt standoff overshadows G7 finance leaders' meeting

Published On: May 11, 2023 10:20 AM NPT By: Reuters

NIIGATA, Japan, May 11: A standoff over raising the U.S. debt ceiling overshadowed a meeting of Group of Seven (G7) finance leaders set to begin on Thursday, heightening U.S. recession fears as central banks seek a soft landing for the global economy.

Supporters of Pakistan ex-PM Khan plan march to capital to protest arrest

Published On: May 10, 2023 01:10 PM NPT By: Reuters

ISLAMABAD, May 10: Supporters of Imran Khan were planning to march to Islamabad on Wednesday where the former Pakistan prime minister is in custody in a corruption case, raising fears of more clashes with security forces.

Crowds gather in London for moment in history as King Charles is crowned

Published On: May 6, 2023 02:37 PM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, May 6: Crowds from across Britain and the world gathered on Saturday in London where Charles III will be crowned king in Britain's biggest ceremonial event for seven decades, a sumptuous display of pageantry dating back 1,000 years.

WHO declares end to COVID global health emergency

Published On: May 5, 2023 09:22 PM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, May 5: COVID-19 no longer represents a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Friday, a major step towards the end of the pandemic that has killed more than 6.9 million people, disrupted the global economy and ravaged communities.

PSG will not renew Messi's contract after trip to Saudi Arabia- L'Equipe

Published On: May 3, 2023 10:44 AM NPT By: Reuters

May 3: Paris St Germain forward Lionel Messi will not have his contract renewed at the club following an unauthorized trip to Saudi Arabia, French sports daily L'Equipe reported on Tuesday.

Japan, S.Korea revive stalled economic talks as global risks rise

Published On: May 2, 2023 07:20 PM NPT By: Reuters

INCHEON, South Korea May 2: Japan and South Korea held their first finance leaders' meeting in seven years on Tuesday and agreed to resume regular dialogue as tensions in the wider region and slowing growth prod them to increase co-operation and mend strained relations.

Jared Leto wears giant 'Choupette' costume to Met Gala

Published On: May 2, 2023 11:42 AM NPT By: Reuters

NEW YORK, May 1: An enormous fluffy, white, blue-eyed Burmese cat mascot ascended the Metropolitan Museum of Art steps on Monday in homage to Karl Lagerfeld’s beloved pet “Choupette,” who later revealed himself as actor Jared Leto, bringing a whole new meaning to this year’s Met Gala dress code “in honor of Karl.”

Regulators seize First Republic Bank, sell assets to JPMorgan

Published On: May 2, 2023 11:15 AM NPT By: Reuters

May 2: Regulators seized First Republic Bank (FRC.N) and sold its assets to JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) on Monday, in a deal to resolve the largest U.S. bank failure since the 2008 financial crisis and draw a line under a lingering banking turmoil.

Katy Perry loses trademark fight with Australian fashion designer

Published On: April 29, 2023 02:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

An Australian court has ruled that pop superstar Katy Perry infringed the trademark of a Sydney-based fashion designer who has sold her products locally under a label with her birth name "Katie Perry".

Elon Musk's Starship explodes minutes after first test flight's liftoff

Published On: April 21, 2023 11:30 AM NPT By: Reuters

BOCA CHICA, Texas, April 20: SpaceX's next-generation Starship spacecraft exploded minutes after liftoff in an uncrewed test flight from South Texas on Thursday, cutting short a key step in Elon Musk's development of a rocket vessel to eventually take humans to the moon and Mars.

K-pop star and BTS member J-Hope starts mandatory military service

Published On: April 18, 2023 01:15 PM NPT By: Reuters

SEOUL, April 18: J-Hope, a member of Grammy-nominated K-pop boy band BTS, began his mandatory military service in South Korea on Tuesday, the second member of the group to do so.

Elon Musk's SpaceX set for debut flight of Starship rocket system to space

Published On: April 17, 2023 11:55 AM NPT By: Reuters

BOCA CHICA, Texas, April 17: Elon Musk's SpaceX made final preparations early on Monday to launch its powerful new Starship rocket system to space for the first time, on a brief but highly anticipated uncrewed test flight from the Gulf Coast of Texas.

Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Take That to perform at King Charles' coronation concert

Published On: April 15, 2023 11:41 AM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, April 14: Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Take That will star in an eclectic lineup at a concert to celebrate King Charles' coronation next month, billed by organisers as a chance to celebrate a new chapter in Britain's history.