Biden calling Putin ‘crazy SOB’ debases US: Kremlin

MOSCOW: The Kremlin slammed US President Joe Biden for his remarks on Russian President Vladimir Putin and said that these derogatory comments reflect poorly on the United States. He also suggested that Biden’s remark was an attempt to portray himself as a Hollywood cowboy but doubted its effectiveness.“The use of such language against the head … Read more

Candidates campaign for Iran’s first Parliamentary election since nationwide protests

TEHRAN: Candidates have started campaigning for Iran’s parliamentary election, which is the first since the violent crackdown on the nationwide protests in 2022. These protests were triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old who died in police custody. The election will see 15,200 candidates vying for a four-year term in the 290-seat chamber, … Read more

Maldives visit of Chinese survey ship could rouse Indian Ocean security concerns

NEW DELHI: Scientists have developed a synthetic human antibody that can neutralise a deadly toxin produced by a variety of snakes. The study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, adapted an approach used earlier to screen for antibodies against HIV and COVID-19 in order to synthesise the new venom-neutralising antibody.“This is the first time … Read more

Pakistan to probe trolling of officials over ‘rigging’ in February 8 polls

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan‘s caretaker government has constituted a joint investigation team, including from the ISI, following a massive social media campaign against officials and functionaries of the top poll body alleging their involvement in the reported rigging of elections, according to media reports on Thursday. The report is to be submitted in 15 days. The joint … Read more

VES 2024 Winners Include ‘The Creator,’ ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ and ‘Nyad’

Gareth Edwards’ “The Creator” was the big winner at the 22nd Visual Effects Society Awards (held February 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel). The AI-themed, sci-fi actioner earned five awards, including the top photoreal feature VFX prize. The other awards were for modeling (Nomad), created environment (Floating Village), effects simulations, and compositing & lighting (Bar).  “The … Read more

Two dead after cargo ship hits bridge in southern China

NEW DELHI: Two people killed and three individual were missing after an empty cargo ship collided with a bridge in southern China, according to reports from authorities and state media.The Guangzhou maritime affairs bureau disclosed that the collision caused a section of the Lixinsha Bridge to collapse, sending five vehicles, including a motorbike, plummeting into … Read more

Nikki Haley: ‘Embryos, to me, are babies’

Republican Presidential candidate Nikki Haley said she considers frozen embryos created through in-vitro fertilization “babies,” siding with the Alabama Supreme Court on an issue that resonates with conservative voters three days before South Carolina’s primary. “Embryos, to me, are babies,” Haley told NBC News in an interview broadcast Wednesday. In an appearance on the CNN … Read more

‘Poor Things,’ ‘Barbie,’ ‘Saltburn’ Win at the Costume Designer Guild Awards

Hosted by Wendi McLendon-Covey, the 26th Costume Designers Guild Awards took place February 21 at NeueHouse, celebrating excellence in film, television, short form costume design, and costume illustration.  Oscar frontrunners “Poor Things” and “Barbie” both took home top awards (for Excellence in Period Film and Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy, respectively), which leaves the Best Costume Design … Read more

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