YouTube cracks down on child-exploiting channels

San Francisco, Nov 23 : Cracking down on abuse and child-exploiting channels and videos, YouTube on Wednesday announced it will remove content on the platform that attempts to pass as being “friendly for kids”. “While some of these videos may be suitable for adults, others are completely unacceptable, so we are working to remove them […]

Suicide attack on Afghan demonstration kills 8

Kabul, Nov 23 : At least eight people were killed and another 17 wounded on Thursday in a suicide attack on a group of demonstrators gathered in support of a former police chief in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city, officials said. The attack occurred around 2.30 p.m. in front of the house of the former police chief […]

N. Korea replaces border guards after soldier’s defection

Seoul, Nov 23 : North Korea is believed to have replaced all border security guards after one of its soldiers defected to the South through the guarded Joint Security Area. A North Korean soldier was shot and wounded by his fellow soldiers on November 13 when he sought to cross the heavily guarded inter-Korean border […]

Myanmar, Bangladesh sign deal for repatriation of Rohingyas

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 23 : The governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh on Thursday signed a MoU, clearing the way for the repatriation of the 622,000 Rohingya refugees who fled across the border to escape a military crackdown. Bangladesh Foreign Minister Mahmud Ali and Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor of Myanmar Kyaw […]

Chinese Buddhist, Taoist temples warned against profit making

Beijing, Nov 23 : Buddhist and Taoist temples in China received government instructions on Thursday, warning them against seeking profits in the name of religion. A guideline to regulate commercial activities in Buddhist and Taoist temples was jointly issued by 12 departments including the State Administration of Religious Affairs (SARA), reports Xinhua news agency. The […]

Two million adults in England, Wales exposed to domestic abuse

London, Nov 23 : Nearly two million adults experienced domestic abuse in England and Wales, a major new report on Thursday from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed. The report brings together data on domestic abuse and its consequences from across police forces, the government and victim support organisations, reports Xinhua news agency. Figures […]