• BBC News

    Why India's air looks different from space

    There is something very distinct about the air over India and the surrounding countries in South Asia. It is the presence of formaldehyde - a colourless gas that is naturally released by vegetation but also from a number of polluting activities. The elevated concentrations have been observed by Europe's new Sentinel-5P satellite, which was launched last October to track air quality worldwide. It is information that will inform policies to clean up the atmosphere. Compared to the major constituents like nitrogen and oxygen, the formaldehyde signal is actually very small; in every billion air molecules just a few will be CH₂O. But it can be a signifier of more general pollution problems, says Isabelle

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Family brutally killed in Cairo, while father was watching Egypt-Russia game

    New details are emerging regarding the massacre which happened in Egypt on June 19 during the World Cup football match between Egypt and Russia, when a mother and her two daughters were found murdered at their Cairo apartment, while the father was watching the game at a nearby coffee shop. Acoording to the police report,  the  38-year-old mother was strangled to death with her head scarf, while one daughter aged 14 years was strangled using a telephone cord while the younger daughter aged 12 years was killed by suffocating her with a pillow case. When the father came home he discovered the crime and found that a case containing $19,000 was also stolen. The initial police reports and according to eyewitnesses and CCTV footage from a nearby shop,  a woman and a man who are not from the residential area, had entered the building and had gone to the apartment at the time the crime happened.

  • CNN

    Chloe Dykstra speaks out after Chris Hardwick denial

    The actress described him as someone who "grew from a mildly successful podcaster to a powerhouse CEO of his own company." She also said he blacklisted her in the industry. Fans pieced together the details and quickly figured out that she was talking about Hardwick, 46. In a statement, Hardwick, who dated Dykstra from 2011 to 2014, said their relationship was "not perfect -- we were ultimately not a good match," but he denied ever sexually assaulting her. "I'm devastated to read that she is now accusing me of conduct that did not occur," he said. "l was blindsided by her post and always wanted the best for her. As a husband, a son, and future father, I do not condone any kind of mistreatment

  • CNN

    Eva Longoria welcomes her first child

    Chrissy Teigen and John Legend announced in November that baby no. 2 was on its way. On May 17 she hinted that their son had arrived, tweeting "'Somebody's herrrrrrre" and followed up days later with a photo of new baby is, Miles Theodore Stephens (Legend's legal name is John Stephens). Daughter Luna was born in April 2016.

  • CNN

    US, Iranian top diplomats spar online

    'Frustration' Asked about the tweets on Thursday, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said they reflect "the frustration that regular Iranians feel and are expressing." "I think the secretary was merely pointing out the fact that these protests continue," said Nauert. Not to be outdone, Zarif issued a lengthy statement in English on Thursday, entitled "US Foreign Policy in Crisis," in which he criticizes the US decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and other multilateral agreements. "It is regrettable that in the past one-and-a-half years, US foreign policy -- if we can call it that -- including its policy towards Iran, has been predicated on flawed assumptions and illusions

  • CNN

    5 anti-trafficking activists gang-raped in India, police say

    Around 100 sexual assaults are reported to police in India every day, according to the National Crime Records Bureau. There were nearly 39,000 alleged attacks in 2016, an increase of 12% from the previous year. Police said an initial complaint was filed on Wednesday evening. The men and women worked for Asha Kiran, an NGO supported by a local Roman Catholic missionary that raises awareness about human trafficking. Asha Kiran runs a shelter in Khunti for girls and young women who leave their homes in search of work and often end up as domestic workers and victims of sex trafficking. The shelter provides them with counseling, formal education, and vocation and skill development. CNN has reached

  • Emirates 24|7

    Cristiano Ronaldo statue removed before World Cup success

    Cristiano Ronaldo was the Portuguese hero in their World Cup opener. An infamous statue of Cristiano Ronaldo was removed from Madeira Airport shortly before he scored a hat-trick against Spain at the World Cup. The record-breaking Portuguese forward led his side to a dramatic 3-3 draw in their World Cup opener in Russia, but the much-ridiculed statue was taken down from the airport on the island of his birth before he took to the field. The bust had previously been widely mocked on social media sites like Twitter, with some people suggesting that it looked more like something from a children's TV show than a professionally-sculpted piece of art.