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South Korea Prosecutors Raid Samsung Group Offices: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean prosecutors raided the offices of Samsung Group, Yonhap News reports on Wednesday, over its alleged link with Choi Soon-sil, President Park Geun-hye’s longtime confidant who has been indicted for criminal acts. A Samsung Group spokeswoman confirmed prosecution officials had visited the group’s headquarters, but could give no further details. Prosecutors in Seoul could not be ... Read More »

NZ eye first Pakistan series win in decades

New Zealand have a chance to seal a first series win against Pakistan in more than 30 years in the second Test in Hamilton with the tourists without talisman Misbah-ul-Haq. The seventh-ranked Black Caps go into the match which begins Friday 1-0 up in the two-Test series following a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over second-ranked Pakistan in the opening Test in ... Read More »

Peshawar High Court halts govt order to deport Pak-Turk school staff

Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday passed a stay order preventing the government from deporting Pak-Turk school officials. A two-member bench of the PHC comprising Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Ikramullah heard a writ petition filed by students and parents of Pak-Turk schools. The petitioners maintained that the federal government had ordered the expulsion of teachers due to a political ... Read More »

What is Universal Credit and how does the Autumn Statement affect it?

Philip Hammond will scale back planned cuts to Universal Credit, with an estimated three million families keeping an additional 2p for every extra pound they earn. With changes to the “taper rate” for Universal Credit, the Chancellor hopes to soften the impact of welfare cuts introduced by his predecessor George Osborne. Mr Hammond got an eve-of-statement boost as official figures ... Read More »

Climate changing ‘too fast’ for species

Many species will not be able to adapt fast enough to survive climate change, say scientists. A study of more than 250 plants and animals suggests their ability to adapt to changes in rainfall and temperature will be vastly outpaced by future climate change. Amphibians, reptiles and plants are particularly vulnerable, according to US researchers. And tropical species are at ... Read More »

An island 6500 kilometres from the West Coast of the United States is almost fully sustainable for solar

NESTLED 6500km from the West Coast of the United States is a small island known as Ta’u. While its luscious landscape and pristine ocean views make for a picturesque location, it’s the island’s innovation that is turning heads. For the longest time, residents had struggled with the challenges associated with living in such a remote location. Local resident and food ... Read More »

The world’s biggest supercomputer

UNSW Australia is leading the race to build the world’s biggest quantum computer. NSW Australia is leading the race to build the world’s biggest computer, called a quantum computer, using silicon. Quantum computing differs from the computers we use today that process data in binary ones and zeroes. In quantum computing qubits can be one and zero at the same ... Read More »

Engineer with ‘black money’ stash: Bribes not taboo

LUCKNOW: The engineer was in the middle of his evening meditation session when a colleague called and told him to turn on the television. The Prime Minister was saying most of India’s cash would hold no value+ by morning. The objective was to rid the country of illegal “black money”+ for which taxes had not been paid. Money often associated ... Read More »

India vs England: Stuart Broad is a changed bowler

On one good foot, Stuart Broad sent down a vicious spell of fast bowling in the second innings at Vizag, indicating new-found maturity. When Stuart Broad looks at the mirror, he sees his chest as he is too tall for most mirrors. When he crouches a bit, he finds the one body characteristic he doesn’t like – “not enough broadness”, ... Read More »

Demonetisation: Opposition calls for countrywide protest on November 28

Earlier today, Opposition party MPs gathered at Mahatma Gandhi’s statue outside Parliament and marched together after linking their arms to form a human chain. Opposition parties Wednesday called for a countrywide protest on November 28 against the cash crunch faced by the public. Earlier in the morning, Opposition party MPs gathered at Mahatma Gandhi’s statue outside Parliament and marched together ... Read More »