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Experimental US hypersonic weapon destroyed seconds after launch

Experimental US hypersonic weapon destroyed seconds after launch

WASHINGTON: A hypersonic weapon being developed by the US military was destroyed four seconds after…

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Royal succession law can’t be challenged: Ontario court

Royal succession law can’t be challenged: Ontario court

Toronto– Ontario’s top court says a Roman Catholic man can’t challenge a royal succession law that he says discriminates against…

Halifax university renames frosh week to ‘Welcome Week’ one year after sexist chant

Halifax university renames frosh week to ‘Welcome Week’ one year after sexist chant

First-year students entering Saint Mary’s University will be experiencing a very different frosh week nearly one year after orientation leaders…

Canada Post reports profit from boost in parcels, lower benefit costs

Canada Post reports profit from boost in parcels, lower benefit costs

OTTAWA – The Canada Post Group of Companies reported a net profit rise to $67 million in the…

Spy agency improperly handled some private information: watchdog

Spy agency improperly handled some private information: watchdog

OTTAWA – Canada’s electronic spy agency intercepted — and kept — several private communications of Canadians last year…

Tech

Twitter now allows users to know who read your tweets

New Delhi: The micro-blogging site Twitter on Thursday announced that it is opening a new…

JPMorgan bank could be latest target of hackers

Washington: The largest bank in the US and sixth largest in the world, JPMorgan, and…

Google tests using drones to deliver goods

San Francisco: Google has said it is testing using drones to deliver items bought online,…

TRAI relaxes time for resolution of billing complaints

New Delhi: In a relief to telecom operators, sectoral regulator TRAI has relaxed the time…

Indian online market set to explode: Google

Mumbai: With the Indian online market set to explode, telecom companies stand to generate an…

Canadian gaming start-up to launch India operations

Mumbai: Play It Interactive, a Canada-based mobile gaming start-up, will invest $1.1 million (Rs.6.6 crore)…

Health
Lack of sanitation having ‘staggering’ effect on lives of 2.5 billion people: UN

Lack of sanitation having ‘staggering’ effect on lives of 2.5 billion people: UN

London: UN deputy secretary general, Jan Eliasson, said that lack of progress on sanitation and failure…

Stimulating brain with electric current could improve memory

Stimulating brain with electric current could improve memory

Washington: A new study has found that stimulating a specific part of bran with non-invasive electric…

Business
Bank of America agrees $17 billion deal over dodgy mortgages

Bank of America agrees $17 billion deal over dodgy mortgages

WASHINGTON: Bank of America agreed to a record nearly $17 billion deal with US authorities to…

Tata Group warns UK over harsh business tax regime

Tata Group warns UK over harsh business tax regime

LONDON: The Tata Group, one of Britain’s largest employers in the manufacturing sector, has warned the…

Editorial

Confucian Constitution or convenient confusion?

China’s intellectuals and their sympathisers have begun to peddle a bold new argument. They have started…

How to turn the tide

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently took over the finance port-folio. One of his first announcements was…

World
Boko Haram chief declares ‘caliphate’ in Nigeria town

Boko Haram chief declares ‘caliphate’ in Nigeria town

KANO (NIGERIA): Boko Haram’s leader said he has created an Islamic caliphate in a northeast Nigeria…

Twin disasters spark Malaysia Airlines crew resignations

Twin disasters spark Malaysia Airlines crew resignations

KUALA LUMPUR: Nearly 200 cabin crew have resigned from Malaysia Airlines which was hit by two…