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3 killed in US shooting

November 02, 2017

WASHINGTON: At least three people were killed when a gunman opened fire on a crowd inside a Walmart store in the US state of Colorado, the police said. The attack took place on Wednesday evening in the suburban Denver store and the gunman was still at large, the New York Times reported. The police released a photograph of a middle-aged white man ...


Trump orders extreme vetting after New York attack

November 01, 2017

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has ordered extreme vetting of foreign nationals after it was revealed that the perpetrator of an attack in New York City that killed eight people was an immigrant from Uzbekistan. "I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Programme. Being politically correct is fine, but no...


'Laptops could be banned from checked bags on planes'

October 21, 2017

OTTAWA: The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) might consider a ban on laptops from checked baggage on planes due to a fire risk under a proposal being recommended by a global air safety panel, a media report said. The ICAO, a Canada-based UN organisation, will decide on the move at its meeting later this month, the CNN report said. ...


19 killed in train-bus collision in Russia

October 06, 2017

MOSCOW: At least 19 people have been killed in a collision between a bus and a train near the city of Vladimir, east of Moscow, regional authorities said today. "According to the latest information, 19 people have been killed," the head of the regional health service, Alexandre Kiryukhin, told the TASS news agency. A statement from the regional in...


Indonesian villagers eat 'defeated' giant python

October 05, 2017

JAKARTA: A giant python in an Indonesian village met an unfortunate end when it was eaten after it was defeated by a local man, the media reported on Thursday. Security guard Robert Nababan encountered the snake on a palm oil plantation road in Sumatra's Batang Gansal district, reports the BBC. Nababan tried to catch the python, which according...


Indian food impresses Germans

October 05, 2017

NEW DELHI: Germans are not only among the greatest Indologists, but are also enthusiastic lovers of Indian food. This fact was proved again this week as over 4,000 people thronged the Indian Embassy in Berlin, which had opened its doors and organised its first-ever "Food Festival of India" on its venue as part of the events marking India@71, an In...


Modi 'elected terrorist', says Pakistan Foreign Minister

October 03, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi an elected "terrorist". Asif's comments came in his attempt to rebut Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who lashed out at Pakistan at the UN last month on charges of supporting and exporting terror. In an interview to Geo News' "Capital ...


Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dead

September 28, 2017

LOS ANGELES: Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine has died. He was 91, the media reported. According to the magazine, he died on Wednesday night, reports CNN. Hefner founded Playboy in 1953 with $600 of his own money and built the magazine into a multimillion-dollar entertainment empire that at its 1970s peak included TV shows, a jazz fes...


Here comes the 3D selfie

September 27, 2017

LONDON: If you love taking selfies, here comes something new to experiment with. Researchers at the University of Nottingham in Britain have developed a technology capable of producing 3D facial reconstruction from a single 2D image - the 3D selfie. The new web app allows people to upload a single colour image and receive, in a few seconds, a 3D m...


WhatsApp blocked in China

September 26, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO: Instant messaging service WhatsApp has been largely blocked in China, the media reported. The Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), a global observation network for detecting censorship, surveillance and traffic manipulation, suggested on Monday night that Chinese internet service providers started blocking access to What...