News Corp revenue falls as pandemic hammers ad sales

The company said net loss attributable to stockholders was $397 million, or 67 cents per share, due to $292 million of non-cash impairment charges related to fixed assets in the UK and Australia and higher restructuring costs due to the pandemic.

‘Trident is old technology’: the brave new world of cyber warfare

When Bob joined Nato, he did an interview over the phone and moved to Mons, where he led “red team” exercises against alliance defences, using the latest hacks being passed around the underground forums. “It was never nine to five,” he says. “I was online 20 hours a day, looking at forums to see what […]

Australia’s second-biggest city enters strict new coronavirus lockdown

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s second-biggest city Melbourne began the first day of a six-week total lockdown on Thursday with the closure of most shops and businesses raising new fears of food shortages, as authorities battle a second wave of coronavirus infections.

How a huge ammonium nitrate stockpile in one of Australia’s biggest coastal city has the potential to cause a blast five times bigger than the deadly Beirut explosion which killed 135 people

Ammonium nitrate – the terrorist’s bomb ingredient  Ammonium nitrate – identified as the cause of the deadly explosion in Beirut – is an odourless crystalline substance used as a fertilizer that has been behind many industrial explosions and terrorist attacks over the decades. 

World Bank says ready to mobilise financing for Lebanon blast recovery

It was also unclear on Wednesday whether the disaster will alter Lebanon’s difficult negotiations with the International Monetary Fund. Since May, the IMF and Lebanon have been trying to work out a broader bailout package aimed at stemming a financial crisis that is seen as the biggest threat to the country’s stability since the 1975-90 […]

Meet Robert Downey Jr. at the Avengers 2 World Premiere

You and a friend will be joining Robert Downey Jr. for the best day of your lives at the premiere of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. You will experience indoor skydiving, a helicopter ride over the Hollywood sign, a custom tux/gown fitting, a pit stop at Randy’s Donuts and caviar tasting with RDJ before riding […]

Survivors mark 75th anniversary of world’s 1st atomic attack

An upsurge of coronavirus cases in Japan meant a much smaller than normal turnout, but the bombing survivors’ message was more urgent than ever. As their numbers dwindle — their average age is about 83 — many nations have bolstered or maintained their nuclear arsenals, and their own government refuses to sign a nuclear weapons […]

‘Evil poacher’ killed one of the world’s rarest tigers to sell skin and body parts

The animal’s skin and body parts were intended to be sold to dealers almost certainly aiming to smuggle them to China as a trophy and for traditional medicinal cures, reports say.

International Cricket Council Board Meet: Who Will Host The 2021 World T20?

“Yes, the qualification tournament is yet to be finished and since every country’s Covid situation is different, that is one headache that the ICC has. Going by health safety issues, New Zealand is one of the best performing nations globally,” he said.

Royal Family to come together in VJ Day TV special to mark end of World War 2

As part of the commemorations , in the first such flight since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, The Red Arrows will conduct a UK wide flypast tribute over Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff and London with its path including The Royal Hospital Chelsea, home to three Burma Star recipients.