‘One million’ Chinese officials investigated for corruption

‘One million’ Chinese officials investigated for corruption

Beijing, Oct 24 - China has investigated more than one million officials suspected of corruption in the last three years, the government said. Another 409 people, said to be fugitives, have been detained overseas this year, the BBC reported. The statistics were released as top officials in the Chinese Communist Party begin a closed-door plenum in Beijing. President Xi Jinping...

BJP’s Surgical Strike on Freedom in India

BJP’s Surgical Strike on Freedom in India

New Delhi, October 23 (The Wire Editorial): It is somehow entirely fitting that the whole saga of Karan Johar’s film Ae Dil Hai Muskhil, has achieved closure via a ‘deal’ between the producer and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, brokered by no less than the chief minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis. This rank abdication by the state to...

Mahira Khan shooting in a secret location for “Raees”

Mahira Khan shooting in a secret location for “Raees”

Mumbai, October 23 (Times of India): Mahira Khan, who is going to debut with Shah Rukh Khan in the movie 'Raees' will continue shooting for the movie despite the ban on Pakistani artistes. According to reports, the makers of the film including the producer Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar , and Shah Rukh Khan hope that things will change for the better by...

Saudi Prince executed for murder

Saudi Prince executed for murder

Saudi Arabia, Oct 19 - A Saudi Arabian prince has been executed for shooting dead a man during a brawl three years ago in the capital Riyadh, the interior ministry has said. Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir was put to death in the capital. No details were given as to how he was executed - most condemned people are beheaded....

Priyanka Chopra sorry for Conde Nast cover ‘insulting refugees’

Priyanka Chopra sorry for Conde Nast cover ‘insulting refugees’

India, Oct 18 - Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has apologised after being criticised for modelling an "insensitive" top on a Conde Nast Traveller magazine cover. The top has the words "migrant", "refugee" and "outsider" crossed out while the word "traveller" stands out. Both the actress and Conde Nast were criticised over the "privileged" message, with many pointing out that being...

US election 2016: Trump faces new sex assault allegations

US election 2016: Trump faces new sex assault allegations

USA, Oct 15 - Two more women have come forward to accuse Donald Trump of sexual assault, in the latest such allegations against the embattled Republican nominee. Former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos said the businessman forced himself on her at a Los Angeles hotel and began "thrusting his genitals". Kristin Anderson told the Washington Post he reached up her skirt...

China tops US in numbers of billionaires

China tops US in numbers of billionaires

Beijing, Oct 13 - China's annual rich list has indicated that, once again, the country has more dollar billionaires than the US, and the gap is widening. Property magnate Wang Jianlin of Dalian Wanda tops the list of 594 billionaires in the country, ahead of 535 billionaires in the US. Alibaba's Jack Ma was second, with his wealth having risen...

Spider bites Australian man on penis again

Spider bites Australian man on penis again

Sydney, Sept 28 - A 21-year-old Australian tradesman has been bitten by a venomous spider on the penis for a second time. The man was using a portable toilet on a Sydney building site on Tuesday, when he suffered a repeat of the incident five months ago. Jordan, who preferred not to reveal his surname, said he was bitten on...

Yahoo says hackers stole data from 500 million accounts

Yahoo says hackers stole data from 500 million accounts

USA, Sept 23 - Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) said on Thursday that at least 500 million of its accounts were hacked in 2014 by what it believed was a state-sponsored actor, a theft that appeared to be the world's biggest known cyber breach by far. Cyber thieves may have stolen names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth and encrypted passwords,...

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