Multiple casualties in bomb blast in Iraqi capital Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Multiple people were killed or wounded in a suicide attack in Iraq’s capital Baghdad on Thursday, Iraqi security services said. The attack took place in the predominantly Shi’ite Shula district, in northwest Baghdad. According to a statement from Iraq’s National Security media center, the attacker detonated an explosive vest after he was besieged by security forces at ...

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Church of England offers prayers read by Amazon’s Alexa

Image copyright Getty Images/Amazon Image caption From the pew to the… speaker? The Church of England is offering worshippers the chance to use voice-activated virtual assistants to pray. People can ask Amazon’s Alexa device to read a prayer of the day, the Ten Commandments or the Lord’s Prayer or to recite grace before a meal. But the smart speakers will ...

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Wall Street dominance over Europe’s struggling banks hits record

LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s dominance over struggling European banks has reached record levels as U.S. firms reap the benefits of booming markets at home, while their transatlantic rivals are trapped in endless restructurings, data showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A statue is pictured next to the logo of Germany’s Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany September 30, 2016. ...

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U.S.-led coalition hits Syrian army positions: Hezbollah media unit

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition targeted two Syrian army positions in the eastern Syrian desert, a military media unit run by Lebanon’s Hezbollah group said early on Thursday. The unit, a Damascus ally, said the strikes took place near T2, an energy installation located near the border with Iraq and about 100 km (60 miles) west of ...

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In pictures: Windrush women – BBC News

Timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the arrival of SS Empire Windrush, which brought 492 Caribbean migrants to the UK, a new exhibition comprising a series of photo essays and portraiture by Jim Grover is on show at the Oxo Tower in London. Here, we present a set of portraits of women who are part of the Windrush ...

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Brynn Cartelli becomes youngest winner of ‘The Voice’- The New Indian Express

By IANS LOS ANGELES: Brynn Cartelli, 15, has been announced as the winner of season 14 of “The Voice”, thereby becoming the youngest ever to win the Emmy Award-winning singing competition series. The fan-favorite contestant Cartelli, known for her mature sound and style, was crowned the winner on Tuesday, reports people.com. The Longmeadow High School freshman toppled the shows earlier ...

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Nawaz has no regrets over his actions: Fawad Chaudhry | Pakistan

LAHORE: PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday said that deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif was not embarrassed on any of his actions.  Lashing out at the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) supremo while addressing a press conference in Lahore, Chaudhry said Nawaz had not spoken a word against martial law administrator Zia-ul-Haq.  PTI leaders including party chief Imran Khan ...

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