Category: World

Elegant leftovers of robber barons on Nob Hill

Charles Crocker, Collis P. Huntington, Mark Hopkins and Leland Stanford built opulent mansions on Nob Hill to showcase their enormous wealth and to impress visitors. Known as the Big Four, the former merchants garnered their fortunes by building the Central Pacific Railroad, part of the Transcontinental Railroad completed on May 10, 1869. Alas, the 1906 […]

How much you need to make to live in San Francisco

A analysis by Smart Asset: a personal finance company based in New York, calculated the annual salary needed to comfortably afford rent for a two-bedroom apartment in 15 U.S. cities. That rent is costly in major metropolitan cities is no surprise, but seeing it in terms of annual salary is shocking. The analysis uses the […]

NASA releases new images of Pluto

They reveal new features as diverse as possible dunes, nitrogen ice flows that apparently oozed out of mountainous regions onto plains, and even networks of valleys that may have been carved by material flowing over Pluto’s surface. They also show large regions that display chaotically jumbled mountains reminiscent of disrupted terrains on Jupiter’s icy moon […]

Facebook wins China trademark case

A Beijing court has ruled in favour of Facebook and against a Chinese company which had registered “face book” as a separate trademark.   The court said the firm had “violated moral principles” with “obvious intention to duplicate and copy from another high-profile trademark”. The Zhongshan Pearl River company had registered the name in 2014. […]

US and North Korea to hold nuclear talks in Beijing

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U.S. presses Afghanistan on militants

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Dubai Police fine 388 vehicles for excess load

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