Jun 04

Michelle joins anti-Trump bandwagon;says US doesn’t build wall

Washington: Formally joining the anti-Trumpbandwagon, US First Lady Michelle Obama took a dig at the presumptive Republican presidential nominee by saying that America does not build “walls” to keep immigrants out. “Here in America, we do not give into our fears. We do not build up walls to keep people out because we know that

Hillary Clinton should be in jail for email scandal: Trump

Washington: In a blistering attack on Hillary Clinton, Republican presidential presumptive nominee Donald Trump has termed his Democratic rival as a “thief” and alleged that she should be in jail for her “terrible” email scandal. “Hillary Clinton is a weak person. Hillary Clinton is totally scripted. Hillary Clinton is a thief. And Hillary Clinton should

Sudan rebels claim killing 25 government soldiers

Khartoum: Rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM)/northern sector on Friday claimed to have killed 25 government soldiers in battles that took place between its troops and the Sudanese army in South Kordofan State. “The SPLM troops in the Nuba mountains region of South Kordofan on Friday ambushed a government force that was on its way

Etihad Airways signs declaration to prevent illegal wildlife trade

Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) flag carrier Etihad Airways along with five partner airlines has signed a declaration committing to fight illegal wildlife trafficking and efforts to help protect species. The Declaration of the United for Wildlife International Taskforce on the Transportation of Illegal Wildlife Products was signed at International Air Transport Association’s

Bible story removed from text book in China after criticism 

Beijing: Chinese authorities have removed the Bible story from secondary school text books, days after its inclusion in the curriculum sparked a controversy in the communist nation. The co-compiler of a Chinese textbook used in Beijing secondary schools said the “controversial Bible story” has been removed from the book after facing criticism that it spread

Floodwaters to peak in Paris

Paris: Floodwaters in Paris are forecast to peak on Friday with the river Seine due to reach 19 ft above its normal level, officials said. The world-famous Louvre and Orsay museums have been shut so that staff can move priceless artwork to safety, BBC reported. As much as 50 mm of rain is expected to

‘Hillary Clinton should be imprisoned over email misuse’

Washington: Republican Party’s presidential candidate Donald Trump said that his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, should be imprisoned for her misuse of email when she was the Secretary of State. “I will say this: Hillary Clinton has got to go to jail. Honestly, she’s guilty as hell,” Trump told his supporters at a rally in San

Protests at Trump rally in California

Los Angeles: Protesters gathered outside a rally for Donald Trump in California, as police braced for violence that has erupted at similar events for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. The protesters chanted “No hate in our state” and carried signs that read “Dump Trump” as they marched near the San Jose Convention Center in northern

Britain’s iconic Tower Bridge to close for repairs

London:  The 122-year-old iconic Tower Bridgeon the River Thames here is to close for three months for essential repairs and upgrade, it was announced today. Tower Bridge Road will close to vehicles from October but a crossing for allow pedestrians and tourists to still use the bridge on all days except three weekends during the

Looking forward to robust discussion with Modi next week: US

Washington: The US is looking forward to a”very robust” and “comprehensive” discussion with Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visits the country next week, the State Department has said, noting that ties with India remain “vital”. “We look forward to having a very robust, comprehensive discussion with the Prime Minister when he comes next week,”

Burkina police arrest six ‘foreigners’ over jihadist attacks

Ouagadougou: Burkina Faso police have arrested six “foreigners” suspected of being behind jihadist attacks in January that left 30 people dead, the government and police has said. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb claimed it was behind an assault on a top hotel and a cafe, both popular with foreigners, which also left 70 people wounded.

880 killed in Mediterranean shipwrecks over last week

Aden: Renewed clashes between pro-government forces and Iran-backed rebels killed at least 38 people in Yemen during the past 24 hours, loyalist military sources said on Tuesday. The latest fighting comes despite an ongoing ceasefire and UN-brokered peace talks in Kuwait that began in April. Battles raged in Bayhan, on the border between Shabwa province

CHINA: Wal-Mart steps up online efforts in China as a key to future

Shanghai: Wal-Mart’s tiny warehouse in eastern Shanghai doesn’t look like much. But it’s a key part of the company’s strategy to win over grocery customers in China who are fast heading online. Inside, on a recent visit, a reporter found six-packs of toilet paper and bottles of oil on the concrete floor next to piles

In Asia-Pacific, a game of political brinkmanship is fuelling unrest

Washington: Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, on Saturday criticised US President Barack Obama for visiting Hiroshima while neglecting to mention the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour.“Does Obama ever discuss the sneak attack on Pearl Harbour while he’s in Japan? Thousands of American lives lost,” Trump said on his Twitter. Obama on Friday

Ohio zoo kills gorilla to protect small child in enclosure

Cincinnati (US): The Cincinnati Zoo’s director says zoo security officers killed a 17-year-old gorilla that had grabbed a small boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit moat. Director Thane Maynard says the 3-year-old boy is expected to recover after being picked up and dragged by the gorilla yesterday for about 10 minutes. He was taken

1 dead, another wounded in Florida shooting spree

Orlando(US): A Florida man is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, shooting his boss and then firing at deputies before being captured following a seven-hour standoff. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said 50-year-old Manuel Feliciano was captured early yesterday. Demings said Feliciano may have taken drugs before his arrest by SWAT team members. Demings said Feliciano

Trailer, release date out for Netflix’s ‘Little Prince’

Los Angeles: Streaming service Netflix hasannounced August 5 as the release date for “The Little Prince” and also unveiled its official trailer. The film, based on Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s 1943 novella, would be available for streaming on Netflix along with its release in a few select US theatres, reported Aceshowbiz. The trailer shows a blend

Sadhguru to lead yoga session at UN on 2nd Int’l Yoga Day

United Nations: Spiritual leader and Isha Foundation founder Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev will lead a yoga session at the UN on the occasion of the second International Yoga Day next month. The International Yoga Day will be commemorated on June 21 and this year’s focus will be on the theme of Yoga for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Brazil police identify 4 of 30-plus men wanted in gang rape

Rio de Janeiro: Police has said that they have identified and are searching for four of the more than 30 men suspected in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, a case that has rocked Latin America’s largest nation and highlighted its endemic problem of violence against women. The announcement came yesterday as acting President

Clashes erupt in San Diego after Trump rally

Washington: Clashes erupted in US’ San Diego city on Friday night hours after Republican Party’s likely presidential nominee Donald Trump held a rally. At least three people were arrested after protesters and Trump supporters engaged in fistfights, shouting matches and hurled water bottles and eggs despite police efforts to keep them separated, Politico reported. The