No bikinis segment in Miss America

The Miss America beauty pageant is scrapping its swimwear segment and will no longer judge competitors on physical appearance. The evening gown section is also being axed, with contestants asked to

Microsoft acquiring San Francisco-based Github for 7.5 billion dollars

Microsoft has announced it is acquiring the code-sharing site Github. Github, based in San Francisco, is an online platform that allows coders to collaborate with each other on their work. It

Indian professor overwhelmed after his dancing video went viral in social media

An Indian electronics professor, whose dancing at a wedding has gone viral, says he has been overwhelmed by all of the attention and hasn’t been able to rest or talk

Guatemala volcano eruption kills dozens

Twenty-five people have been killed and hundreds injured in the most violent eruption in decades in Guatemala.The Fuego volcano, about 40km (25 miles) south-west of the capital Guatemala City, has

G7 ministers criticise US tariffs and warn of trade war

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has faced sharp criticism from angry finance ministers of other G7 nations over America’s imposition of new tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. At a

UK minister urged to resign amid rail chaos

LONDON, June 1 (Xinhua)-The British Union Maritime and Transport Workers called for the country’s Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to step down on Friday, after days of Northern train chaos since

Facebook sinking fast among US teens: survey

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2018 (AFP)-Facebook is rapidly losing ground against rival internet platforms in attracting and keeping US teenagers, a survey showed Thursday. The Pew Research Center report confirms a

14 children die from viral flu in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, May 31 (Xinhua)-Sri Lanka’s health officials on Thursday said 14 children had died from a viral fever which was spreading in southern Sri Lanka and urged the public to

Hurricane Maria killed 4,600 in Puerto Rico,

TAMPA, May 29, 2018 (AFP)-Hurricane Maria, which pummeled Puerto Rico in September 2017, is likely responsible for the deaths of more than 4,600 people, some 70 times higher than official

Abortion law is going to change in Ireland,

DUBLIN, May 29, 2018 (AFP)-The Irish government gave the green light Tuesday for new abortion laws to be drawn up following a historic referendum that overturned a constitutional ban in