Four IS suspects detained in Turkey

Ankara, March 27 : At least four Islamic State militants were detained by Turkish police, the Turkish armed forces said on Sunday. The four suspected IS militants, crossing into Turkey illegally from Syria, were captured on Saturday in Kahramanmaras province, Xinhua nes agency quoted the military as saying, adding that the detainees were all foreigners. […]

New method to make transformers lighter, better

New York, March 27 : Researchers have developed a way to make a magnetic material that could lead to lighter and smaller, cheaper and better-performing high-frequency transformers, needed for more flexible energy storage systems and widespread adoption of renewable energy. Transportable energy storage and power conversion systems, which can fit inside a single semi-trailer, could […]

This material can sense odourless fuel leaks

New York, March 27 : Engineers have developed a new type of fibre material for a handheld scanner that can detect small traces of alkane fuel vapour, a valuable advancement that could be an early-warning signal for leaks in an oil pipeline, an airliner, or for locating a terrorist’s explosive. Alkane fuel is a key […]

Use “weapons of love” to fight evil of terrorism, pope says on Easter

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, Mar 27 : Pope Francis urged the world in his Easter message today to use the “weapons of love” to combat the evil of “blind and brutal violence”, following the attacks in Brussels. After a week of sombre religious events commemorating Jesus’ death, Francis said an Easter Sunday Mass under […]

Syrian army retakes ancient Palmyra city

Damascus, March 27 : The Syrian army fully recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria on Sunday, following days of intense battles against the Islamic State (IS) group. The Syrian army and its allied fighters destroyed the last position of the IS in Palmyra, and started combing the city to dismantle and seize […]