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© AOL Money UK World’s second largest diamond discovered in Botswana.
A diamond the size of a tennis ball has been recovered from a mine in Botswana. The incredible 1,111-carat stone is the biggest ever to be found in the country, and the largest discovered anywhere in the world since 1905.
The BBC reported that it has become the second-largest diamond discovered in the world. The largest was the 3,106-carat Cullian diamond found in South Africa in 1905. That one was cut into nine stones, and some of them are set in the Crown Jewels. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 22, 2015
“Gentlemen. You can’t fight in here. This is the war room!”
It could have been a scene straight out of “Dr. Strangelove” when President Vladimir V. Putin stepped into the Russian Ministry of Defense’s brand new, three-tiered, multibillion-dollar control centre this week, for a war briefing that had its fair share of movie-like pageantry.
The fortified National Control Defense Center was Putin’s first stop after officials confirmed that the Russian charter jet crash that claimed 224 lives last month was the result of an act of terror.
On movie-theatre-size screens, live broadcasts showed long-range strategic bombers taking off from Russian air bases to fly sorties over Syria. Putin instructed commanders in Syria to “make contact with the French and work with them as allies” as Russia seeks a central role in a proposed anti-terrorist coalition. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 15, 2015
Because of remarkable demonstration against Modi in UK two Prime Ministers joint statement gave priority to current situation in Nepal .
The two Prime Ministers stressed the importance of a lasting and inclusive constitutional settlement in Nepal that will address the remaining areas of concern and promote political stability and economic growth. They hoped the National Reconstruction Authority begins to function as soon as possible to facilitate post-earthquake reconstruction.
From: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK Trade & Investment, Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, + others
First published: 12 November 2015
Last updated: 12 November 2015, see all updates
Part of: India
A joint statement between the UK and India following Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Cameron’s meeting in London in November 2015.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister David Cameron met in London on 12-13 November. The two Prime Ministers celebrated the growing strength, breadth and depth of the relations between the two countries. They emphasised that this enduring connection between the UK and India plays a vital role in safeguarding and promoting the security and prosperity of both peoples. India’s economic development and rise as a global power affords opportunities to further deepen and extend this partnership to foster economic growth and inclusive development, update and strengthen the rules based international system, and counter global threats. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 14, 2015
By Chris Haslam
Ten years ago Mira Rai was a teenage guerrilla, wanted by Nepal’s government. Now she’s the country’s most successful runner.
Behind a steel gate on a dusty side street in Kathmandu, there’s a rather good bar. It’s run by the Belgian consulate and offers a superb selection of rare Trappist beers.
It’s an odd place to meet Nepal’s next sporting superstar, a former child soldier who ran away from home to escape a life of repression and has since risen to the top of one of the most extreme sports on Earth.
Two things strike you upon meeting this young athlete. First, there are those eyes – twinkling with self-amusement at an absurd life. Secondly, there’s the fact that Mira Rai is a woman. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 14, 2015
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. logged a record 91.2 billion yuan ($14.3 billion) in sales on Singles’ Day, turning a sweethearts’ holiday dreamed up two decades ago into a major online shopping event.
Transactions had passed last year’s record of $9.3 billion before midday in China, according to the company. The top-selling items by retailers using Alibaba’s platform included baby-related and nutritional products, Nike sneakers and Levi’s jeans, the company said.
Chairman Jack Ma raised the stakes this year by moving the event’s headquarters to Beijing, bringing in more foreign brands and enlisting Hollywood celebrities Daniel Craig and Kevin Spacey to add glamour to the shopathon. Tapping into rising disposable incomes has paid off for China’s biggest e-commerce emporium as it captures more of the country’s surging smartphone use with restaurant deliveries and video streaming. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 26, 2015
What happens to information about objects that fall into black holes has vexed scientists for decades but the famed physicist believes he has the answer.
On Tuesday, famed physicist Stephen Hawking presented new theories on black holes to a crowd of esteemed scientists and members of the media at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Hawking focused on something called the information paradox, which continues to puzzle scientists who study black holes. In a nutshell, the parradox involves the fact that information about the star that formed a black hole seems to be lost inside it, presumably disappearing when the black hole inevitably disappears. These things cannot be lost, according to the way we think the universe works, and physicists generally believe that they aren’t really lost. But where does the information go when the black hole that’s absorbed it goes kaput?
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 13, 2015
Prabal Gurung a 37 years old Nepali designer has gained a great heights in world fashion industry market. Prabal Gurung is a son of Nepali parents and was born in Singapore and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. He finished his high school education from St. Xavier’s School at Kathmandu and continued his designing career in New Delhi, India.
Now, Prabal Gurung is a very famous and outfits designed by him are used by most of the world’s top personalities including Michelle Obama, the first lady of United States of America. He had made his own brand in the market and his dresses are famous mostly for the celebrities around the world. Let’s see his out dresses covering the best figures in the world.
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 8, 2015
A West Australian woman who became pregnant after a one-night stand has managed to track down the child’s father – and find love – six months after posting an ad on Gumtree.
Bianca Fazey, 25, made national headlines in December last year when, heavily pregnant, she posted the ad looking for ‘Jeremy from Morley’.
Ms Fazey confirmed to 9 Stories she has since managed to find Jeremy and that the pair are now in a relationship.
But as she respects her new partner’s privacy, Ms Fazey declined to comment further. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 28, 2015
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 26, 2015
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth might have to move out of Buckingham Palace for an extended period under plans being considered to allow builders to carry out millions of pounds of repairs to the crumbling building.
The 300-year-old palace needs about 150 million pounds ($240 million) worth of work to fix the roofs and replace old wiring, ancient decorating and dated plumbing, a royal source said on Wednesday.
Although no decision is imminent as funding has yet to be agreed, the royals who use the palace as a London base, including the queen and some of her children, might have to move out as well if that is the most cost-effective solution.
“It is one of a number of potential options as we take forward the essential maintenance of the palace,” the royal source said.
If she does have to move out, the queen has several official residences to choose from, including Windsor Castle west of London, Sandringham House in Norfolk, Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh and Balmoral Castle further north in Scotland.
Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms including 52 royal and guest bedrooms and 188 bedrooms for staff. It was bought by King George III for his wife Queen Charlotte and has served as the official London residence of Britain’s monarchs since 1837.
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 21, 2015
Here’s some exciting news for parents looking to monitor their child’s text message activity. Child safety website TeenSafe has launched a new version of their app, which not only lets you view your child’s Facebook and Instagram activity, but also lets you read the text messages they send and receive on their Android or iPhone.
Better still, you can even read text messages that have been DELETED on the phone! Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 21, 2015
By Lola Bailey
“By 2050, the collective size of the economies we currently deem ’emerging’ will have increased five-fold and will be larger than the developed world.” – HSBC Global Research
Times, they are a-changing. An economic report by HSBC has predicted a seismic shift in the structure of the global economy, with the economic centre of gravity shifting from the north Atlantic to central Asia – particularly China and India. If the predictions are true (and it must be said that economists are not known for agreeing with each other) the world will look very, very different indeed.
Through a complex but fascinating analysis of economic systems and infrastructure and serious number crunching, HSBC’s analysts’ economics prowess has projected the wealth of countries (GDP and per capita income) in 2050. You can read the full report: The World in 2050; Quantifying the Shift in the Global Economy here.
Read on to discover which countries will be the world’s richest – in 2050:
In 2050, China is expected to be the world’s richest, and probably the most powerful, economy, with a GDP of $24.62 trillion and a per capita income of $17,759. China’s income per capita will still only be roughly a third of that in the US so there is room for considerably more growth. On the minus side, it will no longer be the most populous place on earth – (spoiler alert) that honour will go to India.
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 14, 2015
Hundreds of Swedes gathered in the hot summer sun on Saturday to watch former reality show starlet Sofia Hellqvist become a real-life princess when she marries Prince Carl Philip in a lavish Stockholm wedding.
Royal watchers clutching blue and yellow national flags pitched rugs and deck chairs along the route that the newly weds will take after exchanging vows and before returning to the palace for a 21-gun salute and wedding banquet.
About 550 guests will attend the ceremony including Britain’s Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Princess Takamado of Japan. Read the rest of this entry »
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