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Wenger says Arsenal does not need Benzema

  London:  English football giants Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that his side does not need the services of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema or any other attacker. The British press recently reported that Benzema was offered to Arsenal, Chelsea and other English Premier League (EPL) clubs years ago, reports Efe. During a press

Quebec mosque attack suspect charged with murder

Toronto:Canadian police has charged Alexandre Bissonnette with six counts of first degree murder and five of attempted murder for the Sunday attack at a mosque in Quebec, a media report said on Tuesday. Police believe Bissonnette, who was arrested a few hours after the attack on the Islamic Cultural Center of Quebec, is the only

Volkswagen to recall 1,993 vehicles in China

Beijing:Volkswagen China will recall 1,993 vehicles in China due to defective body control modules (BCM), according to the country’s top quality watchdog. The recall, set to begin on February 20, affects 1,476 imported 2016 Magotan travel series manufactured between Febuary 9, 2016 and May 30, 2016, Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday. It will also

Drake performs new song during his Boy Meets World Tour

Los Angeles: Rapper Drake, who has begun his”Boy Meets World Tour” after several postponements, debuted a new track from his upcoming ‘More Life’ project during the gig. The first show, which took place in Amsterdam, featured a large and colorful globe at the center stage while the 30-year-old record producer performed some of his hits

Rail Budget to focus on safety, infra development

New Delhi:  A safety fund of Rs 20,000 crore for railways reeling under a series of deadly derailments, development of new lines, station redevelopment and setting up of Rail Development Authority and High Speed Rail Authority will be in focus as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents the first Rail Budget subsumed in the General Budget

Kimberley Walsh happy to see close bond between her sons

London: Singer Kimberley Walsh is glad thather two sons Bobby and Cole get along well despite being so close in age. The 35-year-old “Girls Aloud” hitmaker tied the knot with now husband Justin Scott in January last year. The two welcomed Cole last month, while Walsh gave birth to their first child Bobby, two, in

Aus govt partner with Tata group for USD 1.5 mn prize

Melbourne: Australian government haspartnered with Indian major Tata group and US-based XPRIZE to run a USD 1.5 million global ‘Water Abundance Prize’ challenge for innovators who use energy-efficient technology to harvest water from air. The open challenge is for innovators, scientists, engineers, academics, entrepreneurs and creative thinkers with new ideas to showcase use of technology in  improving affordable access to clean

Priyanka Chopra to debut on Colbert’s show

  Los Angeles: After joining Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon on their hit chat shows, Indian actress Priyanka Chopra will be making her debut on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”. According to a statement on Tuesday, Priyanka, who is making strides in American showbiz with TV show “Quantico”, will appear on comedian Stephen Colbert’s

Trump fires official who said travel ban ‘unlawful’

Washington: US President Donald Trump has fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she called the travel ban enforced on seven Muslim-majority nations “unlawful”, a White House statement said. In a statement issued late on Monday the Trump administration said “Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order

Trudeau reassures Canadian Muslims after mosque attack

Toronto: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the millions of Muslims living in Canada that “this is your home”, following the bloody attack on a Quebec mosque that left six dead and several wounded. “You enrich our shared community in immeasurable ways. It is your home,” he said in addressing Canadian Muslims while speaking in

George H.W. Bush released from hospital after 16 days

New York: Former President George H.W. Bush was released from a Houston hospital after a 16-day stay for pneumonia, media reports said. “President Bush is thankful for the many prayers and kind messages he received during his stay, as well as the world-class care that both his doctors and nurses provided,” Efe news quoted Bush’s

My team is my backbone: Shraddha Kapoor

  Mumbai:  Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor says her team has been her backbone through her roller-coaster ride in the Hindi film industry. Shraddha’s comment comes amid rumours that the actress decided to change her team of managers after the debacle of some of her recent movies. “Films do well or not so well. Life is

US officially notifies TPP partners of withdrawal

Washington: The US government officially announced its withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to its treaty partners, a move ordered last week by President Donald Trump, media reports said. The Office of the US Trade Representative on Monday morning sent letters “officially” notifying the TPP signatory nations that Washington has “withdrawn” from the pact, White

US Attorney General files suit against Trump

Washington: State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed suit seeking to block US President Donald Trumps executive order temporarily banning foreign refugees, media reports said. “No one is above the law, not even the president,” Los Angeles Times quoted Ferguson as saying while announcing the federal lawsuit. “And in the courtroom, it is not the loudest

2 Saudis killed in Yemen rebel sea strike: coalition

Riyadh:Two Saudi sailors were killed during a Yemeni rebel boat attack in the Red Sea, the Saudi-led coalition has said, reporting a rare naval engagement in its nearly two-year war. The coalition yesterday said three Huthi rebel boats attacked a Saudi frigate on patrol west of Hodeida, a Yemeni coastal city held by the insurgents.It

Twitter to livestream Europe’s football deadline day coverage

New York: In a bid to make it tough for rival social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, Twitter has announced its first livestreaming deal in Europe to will telecast the proceedings of the transfer deadline day. The San Francisco-based microblogging platform linked up with Sky Sports in Britain to livestream coverage of Tuesday’s

Emma Watson turned 'La La Land' crazy demands?

Emma Watson turned down ‘La La Land’ due to crazy demands?

New York: Actress Emma Watson, who along with Miles Teller were originally being tipped for playing Sebastian and Mia in “La La Land”, reportedly missed out on the role in the candy-colored love story because she demanded too much. “La La Land” starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling has become one of the most Oscar-nominated

‘Bag-like sea creature is our oldest known ancestor’

Beijing: Researchers have identified tracesof what they believe is the earliest known prehistoric ancestor of humans – a microscopic, bag-like sea creature found in China, which lived about 540 million years ago. Named Saccorhytus, after the sack-like features created by its elliptical body and large mouth, the species is new to science and was identified

India gave ‘fitting reply’ with surgical strike: President

  New Delhi:  India gave a “fitting reply” to Pakistan by conducting a surgical strike on terror launch pads in Pakistani territory, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday. “My government has taken decisive steps to give a fitting reply to the repeated incursions on our territorial integrity and sovereignty,” he told a joint session of

Virtual reality may help get over fear of death!

London: Using virtual reality (VR) devices tocreate an illusion of out-of-body experience may help people get over the fear of death, a new study has claimed. A Near-Death Experience (NDE) is an altered state of consciousness that can occur during clinical death – typically following cardiac arrest. Characteristics of NDEs can vary widely, but generally