Three Philippines’ ‘corrupt’ officials ordered to resign

Manila, June 5 : Philippines’ president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has ordered three “corrupt” high-ranking officials to step down or be humiliated. Speaking to around 200,000 supporters at the so-called “thanksgiving” party on Saturday, the tough-talking former Davao city mayor demanded the resignation of the three unnamed Philippine National Police (PNP) officials, whom he said are based […]

Russian developer collaborates with FB, Google to make ‘machines see’

By Mohit Dubey Skolkovo (Russia), June 5 : A Russian developer here has created an open source computer vision platform, in collaboration with Facebook and Google, that acts as a teaching machine and enables them “see”. VisionLabs, a solutions developer in the field of computer vision, data analysis and robotics, and a Skolkovo IT Cluster […]

Kerry hails Mongolia as “oasis of democracy” in tough neighborhood

By Yeganeh Torbati ULAANBAATAR, Jun 5 : US Secretary of State John Kerry hailed Mongolia as an “oasis of democracy” sitting in a tough location between Russia and China as he made a rare visit by a cabinet-level US official today.Arriving from Paris, Kerry made the visit to Mongolia en route to Beijing to attend […]

Heavy rains to batter China

Beijing, June 5 : Heavy rains will batter parts of southwest China in the next three days, according to the national observatory forecast on Sunday. Regions in Sichuan basin will experience downpour of up to 130 mm within 24 hours, Xinhua news agency reported. The precipitation will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday, with parts of […]

Myanmar to ban betel nut chewing in public

Nay Pyi Taw, June 5 : Myanmar authorities will launch a campaign to remove betel nut stands from public areas and tourist attraction sites as an initial step to cut its consumption, officials said on Sunday. The campaign will be launched in metropolitan cities and big towns to keep them clean, the Ministry of Health […]

Ecuador expected to grow by 0.3% due to quake

Quito, June 5 : The devastating 7.8 earthquake which hit Ecuador in April caused so much economic devastation that the country will only grow at 0.3 per cent, said President Rafael Correa. Ecuador’s central bank had predicted growth of 1 per cent of GDP before the incident but “the earthquake will caused us to lose […]