Indonesian President Joko Widodo has officially proposed a plan to transfer the country's capital from Jakarta, on Java's crowded island, to Kalimantan on Borneo's island. Widodo, also known by his nickname Jokowi, made the proposal a day before the nation celebrates its 74th anniversary of independence during its state of the union speech in parliament.
Regional leaders met at the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu this week, where smaller island-dominated states sought a consensus on climate goals.
India's 73rd Independence Day celebrations took place on 15 August 2019 at the Indian High Commissioner's official residence in Colombo, India House. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, High Commissioner for Sri Lanka, addressed the gathering of Indian expatriates and well-wishers from Sri Lanka.
Ford (F) has great plans for the launch of its car in 2020. The automaker will be launching an all-electric crossover vehicle inspired by Mustang as well as bringing back the Bronco SUV model. Besides the redesigned F-series and several updated SUV designs, this is also possible.
Third-party merchants on Amazon's marketplace already account for 58 percent of revenues. That's thanks in large part to its Amazon Fulfillment (FBA) program that enables vendors to send inventory to the company's storage facilities and Amazon ships an item automatically when a client purchases it.
Climbers who want to try Mount Everest should first have to prove they are experienced mountaineers, recommended by a committee advising the government of Nepal. The report recommends that applicants must have climbed a peak of at least 6,500 m (21,325 ft) in Nepal already. They should also be issuing a physical fitness certificate and using skilled guides, it adds.
A giant parrot that roamed New Zealand about 19 million years ago had a height of 1m (3ft 2in) - more than half the average height of a human, a new study has found.
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has caused minor damage in northeastern Taiwan as the island braced for the arrival of a severe typhoon.
Heavy rainfall across Mumbai and suburban areas has crippled normal life Sunday with "intermittent rain with heavy to heavy showers" forecasting from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)
Hyundai introduced a version of its Sonata hybrid that has solar panels to support battery charging. The Korean vehicle manufacturer said that if the solar roof was used for six hours a day, up to 60 percent of the energy could be provided for the battery of the vehicle.
Ms. Swaraj, who served five years as foreign minister, suffered a heart arrest on Tuesday, said India's Press Trust. She was a famous minister as prime minister in the first term of Narendra Modi, but previously this year she did not contest parliamentary elections.
In South-West France, scientists have discovered a huge dinosaur thigh bone at a site which has been producing fossils for almost a century.A sauropod, plant-free dinosaur with a long neck and tail, is believed to have belonged to the femur discovered at Angeac for two meters (6.6 ft) lengthy.
The Walt Disney Company said Russia Taylor, Minnie Mouse's voice since the mid-1980s, was killed. She was seventy-five.Disney said in a declaration, she died Friday at Glendale, California. There was no release of the cause of death.
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt was defeated in the Conservative Party leading competition on Tuesday, former London Mayor Boris Johnson won the competition for a future Prime Minister. By 92,153 to 46,656 votes for Conservative arty Johnson defeated Hunt.
The $2.1 billion credit it has signed for Wednesday is the largest sustainability-based loan for a commodity dealer, COFCO International, the Geneva-based, international trade force of China's largest food-and agricultural business.
India will overtake the United Kingdom this year as the fifth-largest economy in the world, and in 2025 IHS Markit is about to overtake Japan as the third-largest.
Despite ongoing US-China trade wars, Malaysia's trade perspective is still optimistic, said Datuk Wan Latiff Wan Musa, Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade).
In the course of the 180th annual General Assembly of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, South African High Commissioner Robina Marks said that the company community and the private sector played unseen roles in turning the nation from the pariah state to a prosperous state.
Following a secret ballot from MEPs, Germany's Ursula von der Leyen was chosen narrowly as EU President. On 1 November, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will be replaced by the Center-Right Defense Minister.
On Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron laid the heart of the Bastille Day parade in Europe's military cooperation in an era of growing tensions with the USA. Key EU leaders, including Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Mark Rutte from the Netherlands, joined Macron to watch the annual Parade in Paris during the French Revolution in the Champs Elysées on July 14, 1789.
Volkswagen and Ford said they’re going to work together to develop self-driving and electric cars in an effort to cut fresh
Giant panda “Yuanzai” celebrated its sixth birthday Saturday at the Taipei Zoo, Taiwan, with a unique birthday cake made of ice
India will step up Monday's global space race by launching a low-cost mission to become just the fourth nation to land a probe on the moon. Just five days before the 50th anniversary of man's first lunar landing, after a decade-long build-up, Chandrayaan-2— or Moon Chariot 2— will blow off from a tropical island off Andhra Pradesh state.
As an unconventional artist, by launching it exclusively through Amazon, Lady Gaga takes the same strategy to her fresh make-up line. Haus Laboratories, the Oscar-winning songwriter, will become the first significant cosmetics brand that the online retail giant will launch. The agreement implies that from the beginning, the first company venture of Lady Gaga will have a global reach. In September,
Sir James Dyson purchased what is believed to be the largest and most costly penthouse flat in Singapore. The purchase comes after his business relocated its headquarters from the UK to Singapore, best known for its vacuum cleaners. The estate covers three floors and has five bedrooms in the core of the business district of the city.
Chinese and German researchers work together to further decrease emissions of greenhouse gasses from livestock raising.
On downtown Victoria Sunday for the annual Victoria Pride parade, thousands of marchers and revelers covered in rainbows, feathers, and sequin. About thirty thousand individuals from over six hundred organizations attended the formal parade through central London with around 1.5 million individuals.
Brands of fast fashion might need to slow down their performance. In February Kardashian filed a lawsuit against the brand alleging that he used her likeness without her consent to sell lower-priced versions of the clothes she wore. Kim Kardashian had only won a lawsuit against the United States Missguided. She demanded 10 million dollars, but finally got 2,7 million dollars plus 60 thousand dollars in legal charges for the problems she had. But it was not a hard fight, because the Missguided United States never answered that fight. The default is $2.7 million.
A quarter of a century after the nomination of the ancient capital, Bagan is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to the tourism industry, recognition by the United Nations cultural body will increase demand from both Western and Asian markets. However, the future of the area is crucial for meeting conservation commitments and efficient local governance.
The duty on gold imports in India has risen. Anantha Padmanabhan, Chairman of the All India Gems and Jewelry Council, said that this tax rise could discourage the physical markets ' purchasers' and reduce the demand of 760 tonnes in 2018 by ten percent this year.
According to Riyadh press reports, the Saudi Government improved the Haj quota to the pilgrims of Sri Lanka by adding 500 visas to the current figure, bringing the total to 4,000 this year. The Sri Lankan Haj pilgrims will receive their Saudi Arabia visas for their moment via an internet portal, press reports also stated.
Nirmala Sitharaman, Indian Minister of Finance, today at 11:00 AM, introduces the government's first budget Modi 2. The then acting finance minister, Piyush Goyal, given several income tax liabilities to the middle class in February and introduced zero tax liabilities for the Rs.5 lakh revenue group.
The biggest earthquake in nearly 20 years in Southern California led one town on Thursday to declare the state of emergency and shook people from Las Vegas in the county of Orange.
The murder of at least 13 individuals crashed on a second consecutive day of the rain-disturbed railway and the air traffic in Mumbai, the Indian financial capital. The authorities were forced to declare a public holiday.
JAPAN: World leaders kicked off one of their most high-stakes G20 meetings in years Friday, with rows brewing over a bruising US-China trade war and climate change despite a more conciliatory tone from US President Donald Trump. After lashing out at friend and foe alike en route to Osaka in western Japan for the meeting, Trump appeared in a less combative mood when meeting fellow world leaders face-to-face.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Pakistan this autumn, the first royals to travel to the Islamic republic in more than 13 years, according to BBC.
Several countries will be able to see solar eclipse today. Most of the eclipse's path of totality will travel over the southern Pacific Ocean. But when the lunar shadow touches land, the eclipse will traverse parts of Chile and Argentina on a journey lasting about 6 minutes. Millions of people in those nations will experience the eerie midday darkness of a total eclipse, weather permitting, according to NASA.
The US and China agreed to resume trade talks, facilitating a lengthy line that led to a worldwide financial slowdown. At the G20 Summit in Japan, US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached consensus.
The bodies of seven of a group of eight missing climbers have been recovered in the Indian Himalayas, officials have said.
As Facebook is grappling with the spread of hate speech on its platform, it is introducing modifications that restrict the spread of messages in two nations,
The government of Thailand made final preparations to host the Southeast Asian Nations Association (ASEAN) summit due to be held in Bangkok on the weekend.
NAMIBIA: Drought-hit Namibia has authorized the sale of at least 1,000 wild animals -- including elephants and giraffes -- to limit the loss of life and generate $1.1 million for conservation, the authorities confirmed Saturday.
The Duke of Edinburgh the longest-serving consort in British history is celebrating his 98th birthday.
The bodies of four climbers who failed their Everest challenge and left little indication as to their identity created a new challenge for the Nepalese authorities that control the highest peak in the world.
For a second day of activities to mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion, Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron joined D-Day
US President Donald Trump will arrive for a three-day official state visit to the UK on Monday morning.
It is expected that Air Force One will land at London Stansted Airport at 9:00 BST. The Queen will host a state banquet for the president and First Lady Melania Trump at Buckingham Palace on Monday night. During the visit, protests are planned throughout the UK-including rallies in London, Manchester, Belfast, Birmingham, and Nottingham.
These stunning photographs showcase the work of the ten winners of a competition for places in an upcoming charity book called Remembering Lions.
At the national elections with 346 seats, the Bharatiya Janata Party led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed a historic victory.
Uber, the world’s largest personal mobility company, announced a key partnership with The International Cricket Council, as the official sponsor of the ICC Men’s World Cup 2019.