US man developed “Uncontrollable” Irish accent after cancer diagnosis

A cancer patient in the United States developed an “uncontrollable Irish accent” during treatment, despite never having visited Ireland and having no close relatives from the country. Researchers in the US said the development was consistent with Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS). According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, the man in his … Read more

World’s oldest dog creates Guinness World Record as he turns 30

A Portuguese dog named Bobi celebrated his 30th birthday in a tiny village in central Portugal last year. Guinness World Records has recognised him as the “oldest dog in the world.” Rafeiro do Alentejo dogs typically live 12 to 14 years, and Bobi is a purebred member of this breed. He was 30 years and … Read more

Cocaine worth €295 million found floating in sea in New Zealand

Authorities in New Zealand announced on Wednesday that they had discovered 3.2 tonnes of cocaine floating at sea that was thought to be headed for Australia and was worth more than €295 million. In a joint operation with the New Zealand Customs Service and the New Zealand Defence Force, the New Zealand Police claimed in … Read more

Tánaiste announces €2 million in emergency aid for Turkey and Syria following earthquakes

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin, has announced €2 million in emergency assistance to the people of Türkiye and Syria following the devastating earthquakes which struck the region. With over 2,600 people confirmed dead, many injured and more fatalities expected, search and rescue operations are continuing amidst wide-scale destruction, harsh … Read more

Indian state Kerala selected as one of the 52 places to visit in 2023 by New York Times

The New York Times has selected Kerala, a state in southern India, as one of the 52 places to visit in 2023. The only tourist destination listed from India is Kerala, which is ranked 13th on the newspaper’s annual list of places to visit. Kerala was referred to in the report as a state in … Read more

Dubai drops 30% tax on alcohol sales to boost tourism

Dubai eliminated its 30% tax on alcohol sales in the sheikhdom and made the required liquor licences freely available, ending a long-standing source of income for the ruling family and ostensibly helping to increase tourism to the emirate. Beer regularly costs more than $15 for a pint, or half-litre, despite the price reduction being announced … Read more

Indian police probe mysterious deaths of Russian lawmaker and travelling partner

Indian police are looking into the sudden death of a wealthy Russian politician who reportedly opposed the war in Ukraine, according to authorities. Pavel Antov, 65, was on vacation with three other Russian nationals when his body was discovered Saturday in a pool of blood outside his lodgings in eastern Odisha state. He died two … Read more

Brutal winter storm kills 32 in US and causes widespread power outages

Millions of Americans experienced danger and misery on Christmas Day as parts of the eastern United States were engulfed in heavy snow and bitter cold, bringing the total number of weather-related fatalities to at least 32. A crisis situation was unfolding in Buffalo, in western New York, where a blizzard has left the city marooned, … Read more

India to implement facial recognition technology in airports starting today

The government of India on Thursday launched DigiYatra, which depends on a facial recognition system to let passengers enter airports, has been introduced by the Indian government on Thursday. Digi Yatra is designed to use facial recognition technology (FRT) to achieve contactless and seamless passenger processing at airports. The project’s main idea is that travellers … Read more

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West reach divorce settlement

 Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have settled their divorce and avoided the trial that had been scheduled for the following month, court documents filed on Tuesday showed. The former Hollywood power couple’s divorce was finalised, and Kanye West is now required to pay Kim Kardashian 200,000 USD per month in child support. The rapper, 45, … Read more

US bans sales and imports of Chinese tech from Huawei, ZTE

Due to an “unacceptable risk” to national security, the US has banned the sale of communications equipment made by the Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE and restricted the use of some Chinese video surveillance systems. The US imposes import and sales restrictions on Chinese technology made by ZTE and Huawei. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), … Read more

India cancels Air Suvidha forms for international passengers

The Indian aviation ministry declared that the self-declaration form that incoming international passengers had to complete on the Air Suvidha portal has now been eliminated. The move, as claimed by the government, was made in light of the drop in coronavirus cases and significant improvements in Covid-19 vaccination coverage both globally and in India. The self-declaration … Read more

COP27 adopts fund for damage caused by global warming

At the United Nations COP27 climate summit in Egypt, delegates came to a significant agreement about financial aid for less developed nations. They have decided to create a fund to cover loss and damage already brought on by global warming after two weeks of discussions. Negotiators have been working through the night to finalise the … Read more