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Bangkok tourism drops

Bangkok loses top tourism spot to London

London surpasses Bangkok in the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index 2014. Bangkok has lost its top spot in the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index 2014 to London this year under the ‘Most Visited City’ tag, owing to...
Pope Francis Visits South Korea - DAY 1

Sino-Vatican relations to improve after Pope’s Asia tour

Renewed hope for Sino-Vatican relations post Pope Francis’ Asia tour. When China allowed Pope Francis to pass through their airspace en route to South Korea last week, it was taken as a positive indication that there was still hope for...
Pope Francis in South Korea

Pope Francis to visit South Korea

In his first Asia visit, Pope Francis to visit Seoul, South Korea. The Vicar of Christ arrived in  Seoul, South Korea’s capital, on Thursday, August 14, 2014, making it the first time in 25 years that a Pope visited the country. In his...
hiroshima

Japan mourns 69th Hiroshima anniversary

World War II memories revisited as Japan mourns 69th Hiroshima anniversary. Memories of the horrific Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings will remain forever etched out in the world’s collective conscience, more so for Japan, as it observes...
linkedin

LinkedIn to compensate employees for overtime

Labor Department orders LinkedIn to pay damages to employees for overtime. According to an announcement made by the Department of Labor on August 4, 2014, professional networking site LinkedIn has agreed to issue $3.3 million in overtime back...
air

Air Algerie flight AH5017 wreckage found in Mali

Reports claim Air Algerie flight AH5017 wreckage located. The wreckage of Air Algerie flight AH5017 – which went missing with 116 passengers on board – has been found in Mali on July 24, 2014. The flight had lost contact with the...
FB

Facebook launches ‘Save’ feature to view posts later

Facebook will now enable users to bookmark news feed content. Social networking giant Facebook, on July 21, 2014 launched its new ‘Save’ feature for users. Whenever a user visits Facebook, there are about 1,500 new posts from various friends...
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Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs in 2015

Microsoft confirms employee layoffs decision. CEO of the US based software giant Microsoft, Satya Nadella confirmed that the company is planning to cut as many as 18,000 jobs in the upcoming year. The announcement was expected to be made on...
BRICS

BRICS countries create new development based bank

BRICS countries to have self funded monetary structures. The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) group of countries flexed their might at the ongoing BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil. The four countries – on Tuesday July...
GM

General Motors recall grows to 8.2 million vehicles

General Motors sees no end to crises. Auto giant General Motors on June 30, 2014, announced that it has added about 8.2 million vehicles to its growing list of cars which have been recalled citing a faulty ignition switch defect. The recent...