13 August 2020, Thursday | 10:53am


FAA considered grounding some Boeing 737 Max planes last year

NEW YORK: US regulators considered grounding some Boeing 737 MAX planes last year after learning of a problem with a system that is now the main suspect in two deadly crashes, a source close to the matter said.

US military spending up for first time in 7 years

STOCKHOLM: US military spending has risen for the first time in seven years, reflecting Trump administration policy, according to a new report released Monday by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

Google announces more policy changes after employee protests

WASHINGTON: Google unveiled another round of policy changes to address employee concerns about misconduct at the world’s largest internet search company.

China says navy warned off French warship in Taiwan Strait

BEIJING: China said Thursday its navy warned off a French warship that had entered the Taiwan Strait earlier this month and has lodged an official protest over the rare move by a European power.

Sudan converge on army HQ for ‘million-strong’ protest

KHARTOUM: Sudanese marchers converged from all directions on army headquarters for a “million-strong” demonstration Thursday to turn up the heat on the ruling military council after three of its members resigned following talks on handing over power.

Six Daesh militants killed in operation in northern Iraq

BAGHDAD, April 26 (Bernama) -- Iraqi security forces on Thursday killed six Daesh militants in an operation at a rugged area in the northern province of Kirkuk, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting the Iraqi military.

Fake heiress who fooled New York convicted of multiple felonies

NEW YORK: A German-Russian woman who passed herself off as an heiress was found guilty of multiple felonies yesterday in New York, for stealing over US$200,000 (RM829,000) and attempting to make off with millions more.

Masters champion Woods to return to Japan for PGA Tour event

TOKYO: Newly crowned Masters champion Tiger Woods announced Thursday he will return to Japan for the first time in more than a decade to play in a new US PGA Tour event in October.

Illegal logging in Brazil turns Amazon into a powder keg

ALTAMIRA, BRAZIL: A rifle resting on his shoulder, Tatji Arara looks despondent as he steps over the trunks of huge trees felled by timber traffickers in the heart of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, now the scene of numerous land conflicts.

Ghana eyes world record in medical drone service

ACCRA: Ghana launched on Wednesday a fleet of airborne drones carrying medical supplies to remote areas, with President Nana Akufo-Addo declaring it would become the “world’s largest drone delivery service.”