The latest update on the still missing Malaysian Flight MH370 indicated that the jetliner was actually heading to a direction of a secret U.S. military base sitting on a remote island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The course, according to reports, was intended as a "provocation action."
A report from Express U.K. cited a letter sent to the international crime agency Interpol by the independent researcher and self-proclaimed aviation technology expert Andre Milne.
The details of Milne's correspondence said that it appeared the pilot has planned to use the Boeing 777 aircraft for "provocative action" against the US military base in Diego Garcia. more >>
Samsung has thought out a new way to transform a smartphone into a laptop, and it has gone forward with its patent application filed just a week ago.
South Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung submitted a patent last Thursday containing the schematics of a device that turns a smartphone into a laptop.
According to Samsung, the device, with a smartphone or tablet at its core, is powered by Android and capable of switching to Windows when introduced into a dock. more >>
An intense heatwave in India that has broken some temperature records has killed over 1,100 people and counting in the last few days. Poor and homeless people are most vulnerable to the sweltering conditions, while the nation reportedly recorded its highest maximum temperature at 117 degrees Fahrenheit at Titlagarh in the state of Odisha on Monday.
CNN reported that 884 of the deaths were recorded in the state of Andhra Pradesh, with another 226 people confirmed dead in Telangana. The millions of homeless people in India are the most vulnerable, as they must often stay outside and face the heat, with nowhere else to go.
TIME Magazine said that deaths have also been reported in the eastern states of Odisha and West Bengal, and in Gujarat on the country's western coast. It added that local newspapers and Twitter users have been posting images of 113°F temperatures in the capital of New Delhi melting some of the city's asphalt roads. more >>
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said that his country will not follow in the footsteps of Ireland and hold a referendum on legalizing same-sex marriage, despite pressure from other politicians, including his own lesbian sister and fellow politician Christine Forster. Abbott added that he's probably the last person in his family to uphold traditional marriage.
"Referendums are held in this country when there is a proposal to change our constitution and I don't think anyone is suggesting the constitution needs to be changed in this respect," Abbott said following the referendum in Ireland, the Irish Times reported on Monday.
"It's up to members of parliament who are eager for change to decide whether they want to bring it forward." more >>
Alleged photos of the new Sony Lavender have been leaked online, showing the slim mid-range smartphone's bezel-less face.
A week after a leaked render of the Sony Lavender made its rounds on the Internet, another set of photos emerged showing the actual mid-range handset that's expected to be unveiled next month.
The upcoming phone is speculated to be the Japanese electronics company's next flagship smartphone, and may be the device it has earlier hinted at as being a spinoff of the Xperia series. more >>
A Muslim mob led by clerics looted homes and attempted to burn a church in Lahore, Pakistan, after learning that a mentally ill man allegedly burned pages of a Quran in the city's Glushan Ravi area on Sunday evening.
Humayun Faisal, a middle aged Christian who's said to be mentally challenged, was taken into custody after some locals accused him of burning a Quran. He was charged under section 295-B of Pakistan's penal code that deals with the desecration of the Muslim holy book.
A complaint was issued by local Sayed Zeeshanul Haq and news of the crime sparked outrage among hundreds of Muslims who looted houses and attempted to burn a church. more >>