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Strong earthquake strikes northern Peru

The quake, at an “intermediate depth” of around 110 kilometres, was felt around the country and even hundreds of miles away in the capital city of Lima, local authorities reported. There were no initial reports of casualties or of significant damage. Intermediate depth quakes typically cause less surface damage than ... Read More »

“Parasite” wins the top Palme d’Or prize

The award adds to a successful run at the French cinema showcase for Asian films after Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda clinched the prestigious gong last year. This year’s Cannes film festival also shone a light on newcomers, in an unusually crowded field. “Atlantics,” a ghost story about migrants directed by ... Read More »

Rare all-white panda spotted in China

The panda was captured in mid-April by an infrared camera about 2,000 meters above sea level, at the Wolong National Nature Reserve, the authorities said. The panda has no spots on its body and its eyes look red. It was crossing the forest at the time when it was captured ... Read More »

French Open: Angelique Kerber, Venus Williams suffer defeats

Kerber, the three-time Grand Slam and reigning Wimbledon champion from Germany, was stunned by world number 81 Anastasia Potapova of Russia, 4-6, 2-6. Venus, the seven-time Grand Slam winner from the US, was beaten by Ukrainian ninth seed Elina Svitolina, 3-6, 3-6. The only Indian in the Singles, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, ... Read More »

PMLA Case: Delhi HC seeks Robert Vadra’s response on ED’s plea

Justice Chander Shekhar issued notice to Vadra on ED’s petition challenging trial court’s April 1 order, which granted him anticipatory bail. The court also sought response of Vadra’s close aide Manoj Arora on the agency’s plea seeking cancellation of the anticipatory bail. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing ED in the ... Read More »

Disney donates Rs 2 crore for Fani cyclone relief

Disney in India donated Rs 2 crore on Monday to aid relief and recovery efforts in areas impacted by cyclone Fani in Odisha. The donation will support disaster response and provide assistance to those in need through Save the Children in India. “Our hearts go out to those affected by ... Read More »

ISSF World Cup: Apurvi Chandela bags gold medal

Indians had a good day at the year’s third International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle and Pistol tournament in Munich, Germany. Apurvi Chandela grabbed a gold,  winning the women’s 10m Air Rifle competition after a closely-fought contest. She shot a score of 251 in the final to outshine ... Read More »

Vietnam swine fever cull surges, 1.7 million pigs dead

Pork accounts for three-quarters of total meat consumption in Vietnam, a country of 95 million people where most of its 30 million farm-raised pigs are consumed domestically. The virus, first detected in the Southeast Asian country in February, has spread to 42 of the country’s 63 provinces, the agriculture ministry’s ... Read More »