Top Vatican Cardinal denies child sex abuse charges

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 13:16

Canberra, June 29 (IANS) Australian Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's financial chief, said on Thursday that he is looking forward to appearing in court and is innocent of the child sex abuse charges pressed against him in his country.


Chinese President makes first trip to Hong Kong

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 13:12

Hong Kong, June 29 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday arrived in Hong Kong to mark 20 years since the territory was handed back to Beijing by Britain, the media reported.


Microsoft looks at AI to fight new-age cyber attacks

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 13:00

San Francisco, June 29 (IANS) To ward off new-age ransomware cyber attacks like 'Petya' that have affected several companies and institutions in the world, Microsoft has announced it would infuse artificial intelligence (AI) into its antivirus stack.


LG Electronics faces anti-trust violation case in Russia

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:46

Moscow, June 29 (IANS) Russia's state anti-trust agency has initiated a case against LG Electronics' Russian arm on allegations that the South Korean company used special monitoring system on retailers to control prices of smartphones, media reported.


Trump's revised travel ban takes effect from Thursday

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:46

Washington, June 29, A "watered down", revised version of US President Donald Trump's fiercely litigated travel ban will be finally put into effect from Thursday evening, the media reported.


Cholera cases surpass 200,000 in Yemen: WHO

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 10:52

Sanaa, June 29 (IANS) Cholera infection has killed 1,400 people and infected 218,798 others in Yemen in just two months, the largest epidemic to hit a single Arab country, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced.


'Nyetya may not have been about making money'

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 10:24

Las Vegas, June 29 (IANS) The latest computer virus that has affected companies and institutions around the world may not have been ransomware -- its purpose could have been political, believes a leading cyber security expert.


US toughens security controls on flights from abroad

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 09:46

Washington, June 29 (IANS) US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has announced the toughening of security controls for passengers flying from abroad, but he ruled out expanding the prohibition on laptop computers aboard flights coming from Europe.


India expresses concern over terrorists getting WMDs

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 09:44

United Nations, June 29 (IANS) Raising concern over possibility of collusion between terrorists and those with access to weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), India has called for the adoption of the long-stalled Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.


Toll in Venezuela's violent protests reaches 78

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 09:38

Caracas, June 29 (IANS) The death toll in the violent Venezuelan protests against the government's call to rewrite the Constitution has increased to 78 after an 18-year-old boy was shot dead following a demonstration, the Public Prosecutor's Office said.