French-Spanish singer Nilda Fernandez dies aged 61

French-Spanish singer Nilda Fernandez dies aged 61

Sunday, 19 May 2019 | AFP | Paris

French-Spanish singer Nilda Fernandez, who won fame with hits in the late 80s and 90s and later became popular in Russia, died Sunday aged 61, his family told AFP. He died of heart failure in the south of France. Born in Barcelona, Fernandez grew up in the French city of Lyon and...

Mukesh, Nita Ambani shower love on Rishi Kapoor

Mukesh, Nita Ambani shower love on Rishi Kapoor

Sunday, 19 May 2019 | IANS | New York

Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita Ambani visited veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who is undergoing a medical treatment here since 2018, to give "assurance and mental peace" to him and his family. Rishi tweeted two photographs on Twitter on Sunday. "Thank you for seeing us Mukesh...

Google to shut down Jump VR platform in June

Google to shut down Jump VR platform in June

Sunday, 19 May 2019 | IANS | San Francisco

A dwindling user base has forced Google to shut down its Jump virtual reality (VR) platform that would go offline by the end of June. The company is telling users to download their data before it shuts down the video stitching platform completely, Engadget reported late Saturday. Launched in 2015, Jump is...

Don't go 'too far' in 'damaging moves': China tells US

Don't go 'too far' in 'damaging moves': China tells US

Sunday, 19 May 2019 | PTI | Beijing

China's top diplomat Wang Yi has asked US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to go "too far" in its "damaging moves" against the Chinese interests, saying that both countries will benefit from cooperation and lose from conflicts. State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang held a telephonic conversation with Pompeo on...

Elizabeth Olsen auditioned to play Daenerys Targaryen in 'GOT'

Elizabeth Olsen auditioned to play Daenerys Targaryen in 'GOT'

Sunday, 19 May 2019 | PTI | Los Angeles

"Avengers: Endgame" star Elisabeth Olsen has revealed she auditioned to play Daenerys Targaryen in hit HBO series, "Game of Thrones". Emilia Clarke eventually bagged the role. Olsen said trying out for the part was the "most awkward audition" ever as she was asked her to read a monologue in two different accents. "When...

Australian PM Scott Morrison declares victory

Australian PM Scott Morrison declares victory

Sunday, 19 May 2019 | PTI | Melbourne

Australia's ruling Conservative Coalition led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday made a "miraculous" comeback in the general election, defying exit polls and devastating the opposition Labor Party, forcing its leader Bill Shorten to step down. Around 16 million Australians swarmed to the polling booths across the country on Saturday...

Does Tesla need to accept its Autopilot is faulty?

Does Tesla need to accept its Autopilot is faulty?

Saturday, 18 May 2019 | IANS | San Francisco

The infamous Tesla Model 3 sedan crash with a semi-truck that happened in March was triggered when the Autopilot system failed to detect the driver's hand on the steering wheel, the media said citing reports from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The crash, which happened on March 1 in Florida,...

Amazon launches flight booking service in India

Amazon launches flight booking service in India

Saturday, 18 May 2019 | IANS | Bengaluru

People in India can now use Amazon to book their domestic flights in addition to shopping, money transfers, utility bill payments, mobile recharges -- all through one single app, the e-commerce giant announced on Saturday. Amazon has partnered with online travel and leisure activities platform Cleartrip to launch the service. "We...

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