Nepal moves to impeach anti-graft panel chief

Kathmandu , Oct 23

An impeachment motion was tabled in Nepali Parliament on Sunday against the suspended chief of the Commission of Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Lokman Singh Karki. The discussion on the motion is expected to start on Tuesday.

China overtakes US in Apple App Store spending

New York , Oct 23

Chinese consumers spent $1.7 billion on Apple-sanctioned mobile apps in the third quarter of this year. That is about 15 per cent higher than the Americans' spend of nearly $1.45 billion during the same period, a report said.

Fossilised algae may soon power electric vehicles

New York , Oct 23

Inexpensive and energy-efficient lithium-ion batteries from fossilised remains of single-celled algae called diatoms can soon power electric vehicles, a team of researcher has found.

UN envoy appeals for extending Yemen ceasefire

United Nations , Oct 23

The UN Special Envoy for Yemen has urged all parties to the Yemeni conflict to extend a three-day humanitarian ceasefire for another 72 hours, authorities said.

One killed in Japan explosions

Tokyo , Oct 23

At least one person was killed and three others were injured as multiple explosions hit a popular park in Tochigi prefecture in Japan on Sunday, police said.

Typhoon Haima causes heavy damage in China

Beijing , Oct 23

Disasters brought by Typhoon Haima have affected 1.69 million people in south China's Guangdong province, said the civil affairs department on Sunday.