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3 dead in California plane crash

February 28, 2017

LOS ANGELES: Three persons were killed and two injured when a small plane crashed into a residential neighbourhood in California, authorities said. The passengers were returning to San Jose city after a weekend cheerleading competition at Disneyland when the plane crashed in Riverside neighbourhood on Monday, setting two homes ablaze, Fire Chief M...

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Trump says Obama behind administration leaks, protests

February 28, 2017

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of being responsible for the leaks within his administration and the sizable, angry town-hall crowds Republicans have faced across the country. Trump was asked in an interview on Fox News' "Fox and Friends" if he believed Obama was responsible for the town-hall protests...

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12 policemen die in Afghanistan

February 28, 2017

KABUL: At least 12 police personnel were killed in an attack at a checkpoint in Helmand province of Afghanistan on Tuesday, an official said. A Taliban militant, disguised as a police personnel, attacked the checkpoint in Lashkar Gah city, Xinhua news agency quoted an official as saying. Meanwhile, Qari Yusuf Ahmadi who claims to speak for the Ta...

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Trump blames Oscars fail on show's political tone

February 28, 2017

Los Angeles: President Donald Trump said the chaos that erupted at the end of the Oscars was due to Hollywood obsessing about him rather than concentrating on running a smooth show. In an Oval Office interview with conservative website Breitbart News, Trump said Oscars organizers had taken their eyes off the ball because they "were focused so ha...

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George W. Bush breaks silence on Trump’s leadership

February 28, 2017

WASHINGTON: George W. Bush broke his silence on President Donald Trump’s leadership, after refusing to criticise publicly those who succeeded him since he left the Oval Office eight years ago, a media report said on Monday. “I don’t like the racism and I don’t like the name-calling and I don’t like the people feeling ...

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Indian techie shooter appears in court

February 28, 2017

NEW YORK: The man accused of shooting two Indian techies and an American at a bar in Kansas last week had his first court appearance through video conference. According to a report in CNN on Monday, Adam Purinton, 51, faces one charge of first-degree murder and two charges of attempted first-degree murder in last week's shooting in Olathe that kil...

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Italian teen kills father, tells police ‘it had to be done’

February 28, 2017

AREZZO (ITALY): An 18-year-old lay in wait for his father and allegedly shot him dead at the family home in central Italy on Monday before calling police and confessing to the killing, telling the operator: “It had to be done.” “My name is Giacomo Ciriello, I live in Lucignano. Get over here, I’ve killed my Dad,” the ...

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Britain's oldest-serving MP Gerald Kaufman dead

February 27, 2017

LONDON: Gerald Kaufman, called the Father of the House of Commons as the oldest-serving MP, has died at the age of 86. According to Kaufman's family, he died on Sunday evening. "Sir Gerald had been suffering from a long-term illness for several months, but, in that time, remained firmly committed to, and focused on, the activities and wellbeing o...

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Indian techie murder: Hundreds attend peace march

February 27, 2017

WASHINGTON: Hundreds gathered in Kansas city for a peace march and prayer vigil for slain Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla and two other victims of a US bar shooting. Alok Madasani, the Indian injured in an apparent hate crime last week, attended the march for peace and a prayer meeting at the Ball Conference Centre in Olathe on Sunday, report...

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Woman deported from UK despite 27-year marriage

February 27, 2017

'Irene Clennell with her husband John.' LONDON: A woman living in the UK who had been married to a British man for 27 years has been forcibly removed from the country, a media report said on Monday. Irene Clennell, who made headlines when she was placed in immigration detention, was deported to Singapore on Sunday, the Guardian reported. Clennel...

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