Elon Musk threatens to end Twitter deal

Tesla CEO may terminate his $44 billion buyout because the social media giant is withholding data on fake accounts Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has warned Twitter's board of directors that he may back out of a deal to buy the social media platform for $44 billion because the company hasn't been forthcoming with information on … Continue reading Elon Musk threatens to end Twitter deal

Why Google disabled ads in India

Following reports of rampant spam by some firms, Google has banned businesses from using RCS for promotion in India, the company's largest market by users, in a setback for the standard that the company is hoping to help become the future of SMS messaging. According to TechCrunch, RCS stands for Rich Communication Services, and it … Continue reading Why Google disabled ads in India

China secretly building foreign military bases – Washington Post

Beijing is looking to expand its influence in the Indo-Pacific by establishing a naval facility in Cambodia, the paper claims China is building a naval base for its military in Cambodia, with both Beijing and Phnom Penh going to great lengths to conceal the operation, the Washington Post reported on Monday, citing Western officials. The … Continue reading China secretly building foreign military bases – Washington Post

Women using hormonal contraceptives less likely to commit suicide – New Study

Hormonal contraceptives, such as the birth control pill, are amongst the most widely used pharmaceutical products. Recent research has linked hormonal contraceptives to an increased incidence of attempted suicide, raising questions about their safety. Now, a new study shows that rates of attempted suicides in women using hormonal contraception are actually lower than in women … Continue reading Women using hormonal contraceptives less likely to commit suicide – New Study

Chinese scientists announce discovery of uranium

In what is being hailed a breakthrough for the country's national security, nuclear authorities in China have announced that their researchers have discovered rich uranium deposits deep below the Earth. According to scientists involved in the project, large industrial-grade deposits were found at depths previously thought impossible to reach, increasing China's estimated total uranium reserve … Continue reading Chinese scientists announce discovery of uranium

Tiger Woods withdraws from US Open

Tiger Woods withdrew from the U.S. Open on Tuesday, saying that his damaged right leg needs more time to get stronger to contend in the majors. Woods made a surprise return at the Masters, just 14 months after he broke bones in his right leg and ankle in a February 2021 car crash outside Los … Continue reading Tiger Woods withdraws from US Open

India vows to ‘protect its sovereignty’ by all means

In a veiled reference to China, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday that India will never accept any attempt to unilaterally change the status quo and a posture that departs from established understandings will evoke its own responses. Speaking at an event to mark eight years of the Modi government, Jaishankar said when … Continue reading India vows to ‘protect its sovereignty’ by all means

Russia and China not interested in US-led actions against North Korea

North Korean nuclear warhead The U.S. nuclear envoy has declared that China and Russia are not interested in working with Washington to control North Korea's nuclear and missile arsenal. The statement came after Beijing and Moscow vetoed a U.S. proposal at the United Nations to impose new sanctions. During meetings held with South Korean and … Continue reading Russia and China not interested in US-led actions against North Korea

Why Oprah Winfrey chose Leila Mottley’s ‘Nightcrawling’ for book club

Mandatory Credit: Photo by James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock (9457637ac) Oprah Winfrey 'A Wrinkle In Time' film premiere, Arrivals, London, UK - 13 Mar 2018 Oprah Winfrey has chosen 19-year-old Leila Mottley’s “Nightcrawling,” a debut novel about a young Black woman from East Oakland and her battles with poverty, racism and the police, for next book club pick. A spokesperson … Continue reading Why Oprah Winfrey chose Leila Mottley’s ‘Nightcrawling’ for book club