May 04

Plane crashes into Florida river at end of runway, no deaths

Officials say a charter plane travelling from Cuba to north Florida ended up in a river at the end of a runway. A Naval Air Station Jacksonville news release says a Boeing 737 arriving from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, crashed into the St Johns River Friday night. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office posted on Twitter

Pakistan tightens noose around Masood
Pakistan tightens noose around Masood

Pakistan has issued an official order to freeze the assets of and impose a travel ban on JeM chief Masood Azhar after the UN declared him a “global terrorist”.Pakistan-based Azhar is also banned from selling or purchasing arms and ammunition. The UN sanctions committee on the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda on Wednesday announced the designation

'Twilight' getting a film-concert tour
‘Twilight’ getting a film-concert tour

The “Twilight” saga will be back, this time as a live concert that will tour the world.The hit movie franchise, based on Stephenie Meyer’s book series, is getting a film-concert tour just like Lionsgate properties “The Hunger Games” and “La La Land”, reports variety.com. Lionsgate is launching the “Twilight in Concert” world tour in August

Priyanka, Nick share a kiss at Billboard Music Awards
Priyanka, Nick share a kiss at Billboard Music Awards

Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas shared a kiss with her husband and pop singer Nick Jonas at the Billboard Awards 2019 here.The actress shared an Instagram stories post where she, along with Sophie Turner and Danielle Jonas, is seen enjoying a performance by the Jonas Brothers and also sang along the number “Sucker” with them. Nick

Sri Lanka to freeze assets of terrorists involved in Easter bombings
Sri Lanka to freeze assets of terrorists involved in Easter bombings

The Sri Lankan authorities are taking steps to freeze the assets of terrorists involved in the Easter Sunday bomb blasts, a media report said on Thursday.The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is in the process of identifying and compiling the list of assets belonging to those involved in the attacks, police spokesman S P Ruwan Gunasekera

Be ready to tackle Baghdadi's threat: Lanka PM
Be ready to tackle Baghdadi’s threat: Lanka PM

The whole world should be vigilant following the threat by the Islamic State terror group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said. “Baghdadi said his organisation is ready to attack any city in the world any time. This is a threat to the entire world. Therefore, all countries should see

Four of Sikh family killed in US shootout
Four of Sikh family killed in US shootout

A Sikh family was found dead at an apartment complex in Ohio where multiple gunshots were fired, reports said on Monday. No suspect has been identified.A man called 911 around 10 pm Sunday, saying he had arrived at the complex in a northern Cincinnati suburb to find four members of his family-three women and a

UNGA president praises India’s war on plastic pollution

General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces has praised India’s war on plastic pollution. Speaking to reporters here on Tuesday on the problem of plastic pollution choking the oceans and efforts to combat it, she singled out India for its efforts.”Let me just mention and praise India for its commitment”, she said.India pledged last year

22 IS militants killed, 2 captured in Afghanistan

Twenty-two Islamic State (IS) militants were killed and two others captured on Tuesday as security forces stormed their hideouts in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, an official statement said. According to the statement, the special operations were launched in the early hours of Tuesday against the hideouts in Khogiani district, reports Xinhua news agency.Four hideouts have been

Nicholas Hoult to star in 'Those Who Wish Me Dead'
Nicholas Hoult to star in ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’

“X-Men” star Nicholas Hoult is set to join actress Angelina Jolie in the thriller “Those Who Wish Me Dead”. Sources add that Tyler Perry has also joined the cast in an undisclosed role, reports variety.com. Taylor Sheridan is directing the movie, which is based on Michael Koryta’s novel about a 14-year-old boy who witnesses a

I am not gay, clarifies James Faulkner
I am not gay, clarifies James Faulkner

Australian pacer James Faulkner, who spread widespread speculation that he is in a same-sex relationship with a social media post, has clarified that he is not gay.On Monday night, Faulkner had shared a post on Instagram saying he was having “dinner with the boyfriend” and adding a hashtag of “together for five years” alongside a

Apple Air Pods 2: Wireless experience just got better
Apple Air Pods 2: Wireless experience just got better

If you own an iPhone, an Apple Watch is a must for its plethora of benefits, including health. When it comes to earbuds, the second-generation wireless AirPods would complete the family. Launched in 2016, Apple’s Air Pods have seen a transformation of sorts — becoming an integral part of not only millennials’ lives but iPhones

Woman gifts 5 pet dogs to Sri Lanka Army for explosive-detection training after blasts
Woman gifts 5 pet dogs to Sri Lanka Army for explosive-detection training after blasts

 A woman in Sri Lanka has gifted her five German Shepherd dogs to the Army for explosive detection training in the wake of the massive Easter Sunday bombings. Dr Shiru Wijemanne, a lecturer in an international open university, gifted the canines to be used for emergencies, Colombo Page reported. The five German Shepherd dogs of

Samsung still has time to correct its fold able dream
Samsung still has time to correct its fold able dream

Just when the industry through innovation in the smartphone business had hit stagnation, Samsung wowed us with its first fold able device “Galaxy Fold,” worth a whopping $2,000. A super-premium phone that took almost a decade in the making and opens like a book when unfolded, shouted everything next-generation.However, the expectations took a beating when

Rs 300 cr hole in Air India pocket as Pakistan air space closes
Rs 300 cr hole in Air India pocket as Pakistan air space closes

Air India has suffered losses of around Rs 300 crore since late February as its long haul flights from New Delhi are taking longer to reach destinations in Europe, the Gulf and the US because of the closure of Pakistan’s airspace. The Pakistani airspace has remained shut for traffic to and from India ever since

Actor Jessie Lawrence Ferguson dead
Actor Jessie Lawrence Ferguson dead

Actor Jessie Lawrence Ferguson, known for his role as a police officer in the 1991 hit film “Boyz N The Hood”, has died. He was 76 Jessie’s son Jace confirmed the news, saying the actor breathed his last on Friday at their home in Palmdale, California. The news portal reported that Jace found his father

2 suspects wanted in Sri Lanka bombings arrested
2 suspects wanted in Sri Lanka bombings arrested

Two suspects, wanted over the April 21 Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, were arrested on Sunday, police said. The two men were identified as Mohammad Iwuhaim Saadiq Abdul Haq and Mohammad Iwuhaim Shahid Abdul Haq, reports the Daily Mirror. According to the police, the suspects were arrested in Nawalapitiya town, Central Province.They will be

Imran Khan meets China's Xi Jinping in Beijing
Imran Khan meets China’s Xi Jinping in Beijing

Visiting Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday met Chinese President Xi Jinping here for bilateral talks.The meeting took place at the Great Hall of the People. Khan was received by Xi upon arrival at the venue, reports The News International.The two countries are expected to sign the Free Trade Agreement after the bilateral talks

US to withdraw from global arms treaty: Trump
US to withdraw from global arms treaty: Trump

US President Donald Trump has announced that the US is withdrawing from an international arms trade treaty signed by the Obama administration, marking Washington’s latest exit from an international pact. Trump made the announcement while attending an annual meeting of the National Rifle Association in the US city of Indianapolis on Friday, Xinhua reported.”We’re taking

Amarinder concerned over Canada's support to separatists
Amarinder concerned over Canada’s support to separatists

Expressing concern over the Canadian government’s “covert and overt” support to the hardliners operating from its soil to create disturbances in India, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday urged the Central government to ask the global community to join India in cracking down on this grave threat to its peace and security.”The appointment of