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Streaming: Netflix and the Obamas raise the stakes

Netflix gears up for awards season with a Sundance winner backed by Michelle and Barack Obama’s production company WT24 Desk As if it weren’t aiming to subsume the cinema market in other ways, Netflix now seems to be mirroring its seasonal release patterns as well. As in the blockbuster-crammed multiplexes, the summer has been a generally dry patch for the ...

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Diabetes overtreatment seriously endangers health

WT24 Desk People with diabetes, particularly those with type 1 diabetes, may have an increased risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if they receive too much glucose lowering therapy. New research now warns that many people with diabetes face that risk, according to MNT. In 2018, Medical News Today reported on a study warning that many people with type 2 diabetes may be overmonitoring their ...

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Khulna city goes under rainwater

WT24 Desk Heavy monsoon rain inundated most parts of the city on Saturday, inflicting immense sufferings on the city dwellers, UNB reports. Bangladesh Meteorological Department recorded 114 millimeters rain in six hours till 9 am. Most of the areas including Satrasta and Royal Hotel intersections, Iqubalnagar, Moulvipara, Nirala, Khalishpur and Dowlatpur get waterlogged after the heavy downpour that started at ...

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Customs computer system outage snarls thousands of travellers at US airports

Several major airports including those in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and the Washington, DC, area confirmed the outage, some of them reporting backups of passengers arriving from overseas. WT24 Desk Entry for people arriving at airports across the US was slowed Friday when a Customs and Border Protection computer system failed on Friday, forcing the manual processing of passengers ...

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12-year-old prodigy develops robot to assist him in teaching in Telangana

While the 12-year-old Mohammed Hasan Ali himself an eighth standard student takes classes for Civil, Mechanical and Electronic engineering students. WT24 Desk A 12-year-old old prodigy in Hyderabad here has developed a serving robot to assist him in teaching his engineering students as well as assist elders with household chores, ANI reports While the 12-year-old Mohammed Hasan Ali himself an ...

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How Greta Thunberg became the new front in the Brexit culture war

Nigel Farage and his hangers-on need a new rallying cause, so they’ve turned on this 16-year-old with frightening vitriol Gaby Hinsliff She looks both younger than her age and old enough to have the cares of the world on her shoulders. Face scrubbed clean, dressed in a severe black jacket, Greta Thunberg stares unsmiling from the cover of this month’s GQ magazine. ...

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Fiji PM accuses Scott Morrison of ‘insulting’ and alienating Pacific leaders

Frank Bainimarama says Australian leader is pushing nations towards China WT24 Desk Scott Morrison has been accused of causing an extraordinary rift between Australia and Pacific countries by the prime minister of Fiji, who said the Australian prime minister’s insulting behaviour while at the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu would push nations closer to China, The Guardian reports. In an exclusive ...

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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un expresses ‘great satisfaction’ after test of ‘new weapon’

Friday’s launch was sixth round of tests since late July, an apparent response to US-South Korea war games WT24 Desk North Korea says leader Kim Jong-un supervised Friday’s test-firing of an unspecified “new weapon”, seen as an attempt to pressure Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear negotiations and their joint military exercises, AP reports. Pyongyang’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) ...

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No-deal Brexit edges closer as key Tories refuse to back Corbyn

Labour row with Lib Dems deepens as Sadiq Khan urges Jo Swinson to support unity government  WT24 Desk Splits in the anti-no deal alliance of MPs in parliament threatened to stymie plans to stop a no-deal Brexit on Friday, as Conservatives and independent MPs ruled out backing plans brokered by Jeremy Corbyn, The Guardian reports. The row between the Liberal Democrats and Labour ...

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