London named world's best student city in new rankings
Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 3:05 PM
UK's capital London has been named as the world's best city for students for the second consecutive year, beating international cities like Tokyo and Melbourne that came second and third respectively on a new worldwide rankings released. Student numbers from India coming to study in London registered a hike of 20% in 2017-18, marking an increase from 4,545 in 2016-17 to 5,455 in 2017-18.
414 million plastic pieces found on Indian Ocean islands: Study
Friday, May 17, 2019, 4:54 PM
An estimated 414 million pieces of plastic including nearly one million shoes and 370,000 toothbrushes have been found washed ashore on the beaches of remote Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean, according to a study. The survey of plastic pollution, published in the journal Scientific Reports, estimated that the beaches on the islands are littered with 238 tonnes of plastic.
One Dead After Drive-By Shooting Outside Top Melbourne shooting Nightclub
Sunday, April 14, 2019, 12:46 PM
A security guard is dead and another man is fighting for his life after a drive-by shooting outside a popular Melbourne nightclub, police said Sunday, amid spate of gun violence in Australia's second-largest city. Police said four men three security-guards and a patron waiting to get in were shot outside the Love Machine club in the trendy inner-city suburb of Prahran early Sunday morning.