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Sunday,21st April 2019




National

Mammoth moves: Frozen cells come to life, but only just

A team of scientists in Japan has successfully coaxed activity from 28,000-year-old cells from a frozen mammoth implanted into mouse cells, but the woolly mammal is unlikely to be walking among us soon. The project by an international team took cell nuclei from a well-preserved mammoth...Full News..

Politics

Kremlin says talks with Japan over territorial dispute could take years

The Kremlin said on Tuesday that talks with Japan aimed at clinching a World War Two peace treaty between the two countries and ending a territorial dispute over a chain of islands in the Pacific could go on for years and were complex. Japan has been mounting a push to resolve the dispute over...Full News..

International

Britain in Brexit chaos: Parliament crushes P.M. May’s EU deal again

British lawmakers crushed Prime Minister Theresa May’s European Union divorce deal on Tuesday, thrusting Britain deeper into crisis and forcing parliament to decide within days whether to back a no-deal Brexit or seek a last-minute delay. Lawmakers voted against May’s amended Brexit deal...Full News..


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Sports

Pictograms unveiled 500 days before start of Tokyo Olympics 2020

Tick tock, tick tock. The Tokyo Olympic clock has hit 500 days to go. Organizers marked the milestone on Tuesday, unveiling the stylized pictogram figures for next year's Tokyo Olympics. The pictogram system was first used extensively in 1964 when the Japanese capital lasted hosted the Summer...Full News..

Economics

Nissan cuts back on more business at English plant

Infiniti Motor Co, the luxury division of Japanese automaker Nissan, says it's withdrawing from western Europe — offering another blow to carmakers in the UK bracing for Britain's departure from the European Union. The company said Tuesday that as part of its restructuring plan, it will cease...Full News..

Entertainment

Greatest drummer’ Hal Blaine dies at 90

Hal Blaine, the Hall of Fame session drummer and virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and '70s who played on the songs of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys and laid down one of music's most memorable opening riffs on the Ronettes' "Be My Baby," died Monday. Blaine died of...Full News..


Crime

Ghosn seeks court approval to attend Nissan board meeting

Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn is seeking permission from a Tokyo court to attend the automaker's board meeting this week, his lawyer said on Monday, setting him up to face off against colleagues he has accused of orchestrating a boardroom coup. Ghosn, released last week on a 1 billion yen bail...Full News..

Environment

Foreign students and Japanese still delivering water in northeastern Japan

Japanese and foreign students from around the world joined together in a volunteer project in this city in northeastern Japan heavily hit by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster, delivering bottled water and smiles to residents still living in temporary housing. A total of 100 students,...Full News..

Life Style

Hilton commits to cutting environmental footprint in half

HONG KONG-  Hilton has unveiled plans to cut its environmental footprint in half and double its social impact investment by 2030. Hilton will institute science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions and send zero soap to landfill. The company will also double the amount it spends with local...Full News..


Science & Technology

Facebook rolls out video service worldwide

Facebook said Wednesday it is rolling out globally its Watch video service, which has already been available in the United States for more than a year. "We designed the product not just in a mindless consumption but in order to get people engaged," said Fidji Simo, Facebook's vice president for...Full News..

Bangladesh News

Ex Prime minister Khaleda’s trial to be held at old central jail

The trial in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case filed against Ex Prime minister of Bangladesh and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and three others is to be held today inside Dhaka Old Central Jail at Nazimuddin Road, where Khaleda has been serving jail in another case. The BNP chief is serving five...Full News..

More News

Japanese beef is gaining fans abroad, but are they eating it wrong?

Wagyu is gaining a following far beyond Japan, but diners in the West may be missing out on the best of its flavor. This premium beef, it turns out, is not really cut out for steaks. In the Japanese grading system, the level of marbling -- the intramuscular fat that gives wagyu its silky,...Full News..