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Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll was one of the musical icons of the world during his time. This American great breathed his last on August 16, 1977, after indulging in prescription drug abuse for several years and thus affecting his health badly. It is often believed that Presley falsified his own death since he had made all the music that could have been possible for him and he was no more interested [...]

  It was a kind of terrorist attack France had never witnessed before. Terrorists had staged coordinated strikes at six different locations across Paris, killing at least 129 people and injuring more than 300 others. Earlier in January, terrorists had also targeted the office of France’s popular weekly satirical magazine called Charlie Hebdo. Eleven people were killed and eleven others were injured in that incident. Yet, for the first time France or the whole Europe [...]

November 16, 2015

Moral crimes against women have existed through time in several parts of the world. The problem with moral crimes is that it has different interpretations in different societies, where a thin line divides what is acceptable and what is condemnable. Either ways, victims are mostly girls or women, while in some cases, it involves boys, men and trans genders. What constitutes a moral crime? While its interpretation varies within different Islamic countries, any non-conforming act [...]

Over the past decade, the world has seen many dark nights of terrorism soiled by innocent blood. The night of November 13, 2015, was one such night of horror in the history of France. Through the evening of November 13 right into the early hours of November 14, a series of coordinated shootings and blasts ripped through Paris, the capital city of France. As of early November 14, 158 people have been reported dead in [...]

Each year, ahead of the hurricane/storm season, countries across the world gear up to combat the fury and destruction that these cyclones could unleash and to safeguard life and property. In 2015, the Atlantic hurricanes were rather tame due to a strong El Nino phenomenon, meteorologists say. Further east, however, the cyclonic storms in the Indian Ocean along with the monsoon have wrecked many Asian nations. Here are some of the major cyclones and storms [...]

Russian authorities are mum; they are neither believing in the claims of ISIS nor the on-going murmur about the involvement of some state-sponsored hands in the downing of Russian plane over Egypt which led to the death of all 224 passengers on board. Amid claims and tide of speculations, some aviation experts’ argue that ill-fated Russian plane-A321 might have plunged down due to technical failure. Whatever may be the truth, the incident took place over [...]

The Bermuda Triangle is a legendary location on the North Atlantic Ocean. It is approximately surrounded by Miami, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda on three sides. It has earned a sufficient amount of infamy owing to the disappearance of dozens of airplanes and ships. Till date there have been no logical explanations of these accidents. One of the most well-known happened when pilots belonging to a US Navy bombers squadron lost their orientation while they were [...]

Boko Haram is also known as Wilayat Gharb Afriqiyaah, a name that it has given itself. The name means the West Africa Province of the Islamic state. In a way, it can be regarded as being similar to the ISIL (Islamic State of Israel and the Levant). Boko Haram is also referred to as Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihad. These words mean “Group of the People of Sunnah for Preaching and Jihad”. This extremist group [...]

October 12, 2015

The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster The meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant in March 2011 was one of the worst nuclear disasters of recent times. The plant was one of Japan’s premier nuclear energy producing stations and among the top 15 power plants in the world. Commissioned in 1971 to help fuel the nation’s growing industrial energy needs, this six BWR (Boiling Water Reactors) powered plant was Japan’s pride. What most people overlooked, though, was [...]

For years now scientists and governments have discussed and debated the effects of climate change and global warming. Very little has been done, however, in terms of combating the effects of rapid industrialization and human intrusion on the environment. The human populace at large is yet to wake up to the fact that such uninhibited destruction of the natural balance shall put our continued existence at risk. Unbridled pollution of natural resources, use of plastics, [...]

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