The Women's World Cup opened Thursday with an elaborate greeting from the Maori people of New Zealand and the First Nations people of Australia.   In a moment intended by FIFA to stress the cultural roots of tournament co-hosts New Zealand and Australia, along with international unity, the roughly 10-minute ceremony...
Google is exploring using artificial intelligence tools to write news articles and is in talks with news organisations to use the tools to assist journalists, a company spokesperson said late on Wednesday. The spokesperson did not name the publishers, but The New York Times reported that Google has held discussions...
KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia's Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said on Friday (July 14) that he held a virtual meeting with tycoon Elon Musk on electric car maker Tesla's foray into his country, as well as supplies of low-cost internet services. Mr Anwar, who is also finance minister, said Tesla would...
A China-based hacking group intent on conducting espionage breached a series of email accounts linked to government agencies in Western Europe, according to Microsoft Corp.   Microsoft said the group that it identified as Storm-0558 was able to remain undetected for a month after gaining access to email data from around...
BANGKOK: A Myanmar military airstrike on a village killed ten civilians, locals and media reports said on Wednesday (June 28).   Fighting has ravaged swathes of Myanmar since a coup in 2021, with the junta battling ethnic rebels and dozens of new "People's Defence Forces" across the country.   Rights groups accuse the...
As the economic crisis deepens and debt continues to increase in Pakistan the federal and provincial governments of the country have unanimously decided to shut markets by 8 PM across the country.   The decision has been taken as part of the country's efforts to conserve energy, said Pakistan's Planning Minister...
The International Monetary Fund’s executive board on Monday approved a $3 billion four-year extended financing arrangement for Sri Lanka, paving the way for immediate disbursement of about $333 million to the cash-strapped country. The IMF said the new Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement program aims to restore Sri Lanka’s macroeconomic...
The World Bank on Monday said February earthquakes are expected to have caused Syria’s real GDP output to contract by 5.5% in 2023, with recovery and reconstruction needs estimated at $7.9 billion over three years. The World Bank said its Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment report estimates the earthquakes that...
BEIJING: China’s science and technology policies should aim to build the country’s strength and self-reliance, while companies take the lead in pushing innovation, Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday.   The country effectively countered external attempts to suppress and contain China’s development over the past five years by promoting development of...
Microsoft recently started rolling out a new Windows 11 update, bringing in several features like the new AI-powered Bing, third-party widgets, a new screen recorder and more. Dubbed as Windows 11 Moment 2 update, Microsoft says the new features will start rolling out today with the latest optional update...