ICC to investigate Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte for crimes against humanity

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has approved a formal investigation into Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs”, which has left thousands of people dead. Rodrigo Duterte Judges at the Hague-based tribunal said in a statement on Wednesday there was a “reasonable basis” to believe that the crime against humanity of murder had been committed … Continue reading ICC to investigate Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte for crimes against humanity

Families urge the U.S. govt to release FBI report on Saudi role in 9/11

Families of the victims of the September 11 attacks who are suing the government of Saudi Arabia in a United States federal court in New York are expecting the US government to imminently release a key FBI report. The 16-page report is an FBI summary and analysis of the agency’s long-running investigation into the activities … Continue reading Families urge the U.S. govt to release FBI report on Saudi role in 9/11

Highlights from the 2021 Venice Film Festival

Audrey Diwan’s L’Evenement, or Happening, a film about illegal abortions in 1960s France, has won the Venice Film Festival’s top prize, the Golden Lion. The gut-punching drama impressed viewers with its portrayal of a young woman desperate to arrange a termination, at a time when it could mean a prison term or death, to continue … Continue reading Highlights from the 2021 Venice Film Festival

Who invented the internet?

We all know that Thomas Edison invented the light bulb and Karl Benz, the automobile. But who invented the internet? Even though we use the internet every day, we don’t widely cite a specific genius behind this innovation. This may be because the internet has been the result of gradual development rather than a flash … Continue reading Who invented the internet?

Queen mourns with Americans on 9/11 anniversary, offers thoughts and prayers

Queen Elizabeth II marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by offering her sympathies to the victims, survivors and families affected by the atrocity. In a message to U.S. President Joe Biden, the British monarch remembered the “terrible attacks" on New York and Washington, D.C. Queen Elizabeth II “My thoughts and prayers — … Continue reading Queen mourns with Americans on 9/11 anniversary, offers thoughts and prayers

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez arrive Venice for film fest

Looking radiant and holding hands, singer Jennifer Lopez and actor Ben Affleck arrived for the Venice Film Festival on Thursday (Sep 9), getting into a water taxi to be whizzed off to their luxury hotel in the lagoon city. Bennifer in love Affleck is in Venice for the festival premiere of Ridley Scott's medieval epic The … Continue reading Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez arrive Venice for film fest

Mental Health Issues: How parents can help young people fight depression

When Jenna (not real name) first struggled with symptoms of anxiety and depression in Secondary 2, she tried to talk to her parents about it. Depression “My parents didn’t believe in stress. They told me that it was nonsense,” she said. The result of that single, short conversation had long- lasting effects. She didn’t turn … Continue reading Mental Health Issues: How parents can help young people fight depression

Report claims China has missiles and electronics to invade Taiwan

A report issued by the Taiwanese defense ministry claims China's armed forces can "paralyze" Taiwan's defenses and are able to fully monitor Taiwan army deployments. Beijing has recently increased military activities around the island, which it described as Chinese territory. Further, China has always been clear that it would retake Taiwan with force. In this … Continue reading Report claims China has missiles and electronics to invade Taiwan

India boosting its Med Tech sector to reach USD 50bn market

India is recognized as a sunrise sector in medical technology with a potential to reach US$50 billion by 2025, said Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Science and Technology, while speaking at the virtual inaugural session of the 13th edition of the Global MedTech Summit organized by the Confederation of … Continue reading India boosting its Med Tech sector to reach USD 50bn market

Volkswagen US agrees to compensate victims of Takata Airbag explosions

The United States division of Volkswagen reached an agreement, totaling $42 million, due to defective Takata air bag inflators, as per a filing at a Miami-based United States District Court. Photo by Liam Gant on Pexels.com The agreement emerges as the most recent one by key automobile manufacturers, with the majority of the funds channeled … Continue reading Volkswagen US agrees to compensate victims of Takata Airbag explosions