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Ethiopia's Tedros becomes first African to head WHO


The victor will succeed Margaret Chan , a former Hong Kong health director who steps down after 10 years on June 30, leaving a mixed legacy after WHO's slow response to West Africa's Ebola epidemic in 2013-2016 which killed 11,300 people. Read More »

Reaction to the death of music legend Gregg Allman


His next album, Southern Blood , was scheduled for release this year. "It was epic", Jourard said of watching the Allman Brothers for the first time in the Gainesville High School gym in 1969. "His contribution to music will long live on the hearts of so many.He will be missed.THANK YOU GREGG! ". Tensions also erupted between the bands' members, as Betts took on a more prominent leadership role in the wake of Duane's death . Read More »

Miranda Kerr marries Evan Spielgel


They were engaged in July after meeting at a dinner party in NY in 2014 and starting to date the following year. Kerr announced their engagement with an Instagram post that included a photo of her diamond ring, a Bitmoji cartoon and the words: 'I said yes!' "Kerr later said of their engagement, "[Was I expecting it?] Absolutely not. Read More »

AP Analysis: Rouhani's hardest challenge may be Iran's hopes

Rahbar (the supreme spiritual leader of Iran ) thanked the Iranian people for their participation in the presidential elections, but, unfortunately, did not congratulate the president. But in doing so, it risks losing the ability to leverage the greatest potential source of change in Iran: millions of Iranians who have shown a desire for a better country at peace with the world. Read More »

KISS cancels concert in Manchester after terrorist attack


However, the pictures of debris - which appear to show bloodstained fragments from the bomb and the backpack used to hide it - were subsequently leaked to the New York Times , prompting an angry response from within Whitehall and from United Kingdom police chiefs. Read More »

Royals' Yost, Hosmer ejected in first inning against Indians


On Sunday, the Royals have a chance to sweep three games from the Indians in Cleveland for the first time since June 2003. The Kansas City Royals need to win a series and doing so against this weekend's opponent could be hard. "I just didn't like the call". "Not just slowed it down but gave up the lead". A crucial error committed by Francisco Lindor led to two runs (one earned) in the eighth and extended the Tribe's losing streak to two games in front of 29,603 fans, the second ... Read More »

Thousands stranded as British Airways grounds planes amid global IT crash

The airline said, "There's no evidence it's a cyber attack". All of BA's check-in and operational systems have been affected by the issue, including the airline's customer service phone lines and rebooking function. British Airways Country Manager, Kola Olayinka confirmed the development. She said passengers had been told they could not transfer to other flights because "they can't bring up our details". Read More »

WHO says India reports cases of Zika virus


Meanwhile health ministry maintained that the outbreak has been contained in the state. This was detected using the RT-PCR test. The first case was a 64-year-old male who was detected with the virus between February 10 and 16 last year. Read More »

PM inaugurates India's longest river bridge


Mr Modi said that it was the faith of the people that had guided and inspired him to take hard decisions in the past three years, and added , "I am committed to fulfilling the assurances given to the people of my country". The 9.15-km bridge over the Brahmaputra River will reduce travel time to the disputed territory by around five hours. Narendra Modi inaugurated India's longest river bridge, the Dhola-Sadiya bridge over the Lohit river, a tributary of Brahmaputra on 26 May. Read More »

Safety tips before firing up the barbecue grill


The Rapid City Fire Department responds to grill and cooking fires throughout the summer because grills aren't maintained properly. Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors. Keep gas hoses as far away as possible from hot surfaces and dripping hot grease. A propane leak will release bubbles. "Because what can happen is you turn on the gas, gas accumulates inside the grill and if your starter doesn't work then people end up going and throwing a match, and that can cause ... Read More »

India condoles the disaster in Sri Lanka; First Indian relief ship arrives


Over 200,382 people belonging to 52,603 families were affected across 14 districts. Locals gather to watch rescue operation in Bellana village in Kalutara district, Sri Lanka , Friday, May 26, 2017. "We stand with our Sri Lankan brothers and sisters in their hour of need", an official statement quoting Modi as having said. "Our ships are being dispatched with relief material", Modi said. Read More »

British Airways: Computer problems cause flight delays

The airline, which said there was no evidence the problem had been caused by a cyber attack, said terminals at Heathrow and Gatwick had become extremely congested because of the IT failure and all BA flights scheduled before 4am [NZT] had been cancelled. Read More »

PM Lays Foundation Stone of Agricultural Institute in Assam


Modi said that in the course of on a single day, in the form of the bridge over river Brahmaputra and an Agricultural Research Institute in Goghmukh, Assam got projects worth Rs 3,500 crore. The distance between Rupai on NH- 37 in Assam to Meka/Roing on NH-52 in Arunachal Pradesh will be cut down by 165 KM. The focus on farmers follows criticism from the opposition as well as the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) - the ideological mentor of the BJP - which had questioned the government's ... Read More »

Centre clarifies objective of new regulation on prevention of cruelty to animals


Sabharwal said that all the slaughterhouses were dependent on the cattle markets for animals for slaughter and the farmers were also likely to be negatively affected by the new rules. Additionally, gaushalas, animal welfare organisations etc, which are giving up cattle for adoption, will have to provide an affidavit that the animals will be used for agricultural purposes and not for slaughter. Read More »

Pole for Raikkonen as Hamilton slides

Even the normally inscrutable Raikkonen sounded upbeat. "I don't know why everyone thinks it will be different tomorrow than the last two years", Raikkonen said. Saturday's final practice got underway under blue skies and on a dirty track following Friday night's revels around the Monte Carlo street circuit. Read More »

Corruption free governance biggest achievement of Modi govt: Amit Shah


Highlighting the Modi government's flagship schemes, Shah said in last three years scores of villages were provided electricity which had been in dark since Independence. "The process of compiling jobs not foolproof". On the opposition's allegations of the BJP pursuing vendetta politics, Shah suggested they should come in front of the media and prove themselves as innocent. Read More »

See photos of Pakistan Team bat signing and headshots in new kit

The Champions Trophy , which is being staged in London , Birmingham and Cardiff starts next Thursday with a match between England and Bangladesh at The Oval in south London. Hussey, who was part of Australia's successful campaigns in the 2006 and 2009 editions of the Champions Trophy, says England's captain Eoin Morgan and head coach Trevor Bayliss will provide the steady hand that their troops will need during the condensed 18-day tournament. Read More »

G7 to acknowledge climate deadlock with US


Trump's economic advisor Gary Cohn said Friday that United States compliance with its Paris commitments would be "crippling" to economic growth, but added that the president was "interested to hear what the G7 leaders have to say about climate". Read More »

4 climbers killed in weekend of tragedy on Mount Everest

Over the last three days, more than a dozen climbers were rescued from the 8,848 metre (29,030-feet) mountain after they ran into difficulties, helicopter rescue operators told AFP. In 2015, Amrita Yearwood described the anguished wait for word of her then-husband's fate after an quake shook Everest while he and dozens of other people were attempting to climb the mountain. Read More »

Trump to make decision on Paris climate deal

Trump has said he will make a decision on whether to opt out of the Paris Agreement on fighting global warming only after the G-7 summit, leaving scant hope of even a compromise in Sicily that would give momentum to the G-20 summit in Hamburg in July. Read More »