Aug 06

Chicago police release video of unarmed black man’s killing

Washington: The police in Chicago on Friday released a video showing the moments before and after the death of an unarmed African American teenager by its officers on July 28, the media reported on Saturday. The footage was captured by cameras attached to the uniforms of the officers, but the moments of gunfire that caused

Committed to protecting all places of worship: White House

Washington: Remembering the victims of the mass shooting at Oak Creek Gurdwara four years ago, the White House has said the US government is committed to protecting all places of worship.”As we mark the four-year anniversary of the tragedy at the Oak Creek Gurdwara, the Obama Administration continues its commitment to protecting all places of

Suspect arrested over 1976 massacre in Northern Ireland

London:Aug 5 (AP) Police say they have arrested a man over one of the deadliest mass shootings in Northern Ireland’s years of violence, the murder of 10 Protestant workmen in 1976. The Police Service of Northern Ireland says a 59-year-old man was arrested today on suspicion of the shooting in the village of Kingsmill. Irish

Armed squatter causes hostage situation outside US airport

New York: Police have rescued two people from a hostage situation in US city of New Jersey, at a warehouse near the Newark International Airport. SWAT teams surrounded the building at 451 Frelinghuysen Avenue on Friday afternoon. It is listed as an address of several manufacturing and shipping companies, and is about a block away from

United Nation rejects assertions of Ban’s silence on Kashmir issue

United Nations: The UN has strongly rejected assertion that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has a “vow of silence” on the issue of Kashmir. “It’s not a vow of silence. We did say something, but that’s where we stand on it right now,” Ban’s deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said reporters at the daily press briefing on

Harvard Republican Club will not endorse party nominee Trump

New York: For the first time in 128 years, the Harvard Republican Club will not endorse the party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump for the top post, condemning his “racist and misogynistic rhetoric” and repeated “belittling” of sacrifices made by uniformed personnel. In a scathing attack on the 70-year-old leader, the Club, the oldest College Republicans

Largest torrent search engine Torrentz shut down

London: Weeks after search engine Kickass Torrents was shut down following the arrest of alleged founder Artem Vaulin in Poland, another major player Torrentz.eu shut its portals on Friday, a media report said. Torrentz.eu announced “farewell” to its millions of users after The Pirate Bay decided to cease its operation. Founded in 2003, Torrentz had

20 Afghan Taliban militants killed in infighting

Kabul: At least 20 Afghan Taliban insurgents were killed in clashes that have erupted between supporters of leader Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada and his opponents in Herat province over the past four days, an official said on Friday. The clash erupted between the armed men of Mullah Samad, a commander loyal to Taliban leader Akhundzada, and

Former Istanbul governor arrested over coup link

Istanbul: Former Istanbul governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu was arrested on Friday over his link to the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey. Along with Mutlu, 11 other suspects — including seven governors, a deputy governor and three district governors — were detained for being members of the Fethullah Terror Organisation, Xinhua news agency reported. Fethullah

Gulf Air flight lands safely in Manila after engine failure

Manila: A Gulf Air flight carrying 219 people to Bahrain landed safely in the Philippine capital today after turning back because of a heat-damaged engine, officials said. The Airbus 330-200 ignited a grass fire at the edge of the runway as it took off and smoke was seen inside the cabin after the plane was

China opens S China Sea website

Beijing: China on Wednesday opened a website on the South China Sea, complete with historical maps, articles and research, according to the State Oceanic Administration (SOA). Run by the National Marine Data & Information Service, the Chinese language site has 10 sections that cover basic information, news, historical archives, development and management, expert opinion, law

China tests heavy motor for space rockets

Beijing: China has tested its largestsolid-fuel motor that will be used in heavy space rockets for future deep space missions. Chinese engineers have completed the test ignition of its largest solid-fuel rocket motor in the northwest city of Xian yesterday, state-run China Radio International reported. With a diameter of three meters, the solid-fuel rocket motor ran

UK’s oldest dog dies at 26

London: A 26-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, who was declared as the country’s oldest dog last year, died after being attacked by another canine while he was on his morning walk with his owner. Jack, who had lived equivalent to 117 human years, died yesterday when his owner Ray Bunn was taking him for a walk close

Donald Trump calls Hillary Clinton ‘devil’

Washington: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has called his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton “the devil”, taking name calling a step further, media reports said. At a campaign rally in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Trump on Monday night told the crowd that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders “made a deal with the devil” when he agreed to back Clinton

Ex-husband of killed Pak-British woman had criminal record

Islamabad: The first husband of a Pakistani-origin British woman who is accused of killing her for allegedly converting to Shia Islam, was previously jailed for his involvement in a gun attack over a land dispute. Samia Shahid, 28, was killed in July 20 in Pandoori village of Mangla area of Jhelum in Punjab district. Chaudhry

Pokemon Go fans shocked after update resets their progress

London: Hundreds of Pokemon Go fans were leftin disbelief after an update reset the widely popular augmented reality game, wiping out three weeks worth of Pokemon catching. After realising that downloading an update for the game had led to the application resetting itself, fans of the game took to social media to express their sadness.

Seoul to expand no-smoking zones at subway entrances

Seoul: The Seoul municipal government on Sunday said it planned to expand no-smoking zones at subway entrances in an effort to address public health concerns. Under the changes that will go into effect as of September 1, people caught smoking within 10 metres of a subway entrance in the South Korean capital can be fined

Trump’s campaign reflects negativity: Clinton

Washington: Asserting that the US is the”best-placed” country in the world to seize the future, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has attacked her Republican rival Donald Trump for running a negative campaign as she embarked on a bus tour with her running mate. “Donald Trump says America is weak, that we’re in decline. Well, all

US faces ‘moment of reckoning’: Hillary Clinton

Philadelphia (US): Warning that the US isfacing a “moment of reckoning”, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton today asked Americans to unite against the divisive policies of her Republican rival Donald Trump as she promised to build a country where everyone has a job and millions of undocumented workers get a path to citizenship. “America is

Massive IS bomb attack kills 44 in Syrian Kurdish city

Qamishli (Syria): A massive bomb blast claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 44 people and wounded dozens today in the Kurdish-majority Syrian city of Qamishli. It was the largest and deadliest attack to hit the city since the beginning of Syria’s conflict in March 2011. Syrian state media gave a toll of