May 29

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

Blast kills five soldiers and wounds four in Mali: army

Bamako: Five soldiers have been killed and four others wounded in northern Mali when their vehicles were hit by an explosion, authorities said. “Two vehicles from the Malian armed forces were blown up by an improvised explosive device causing the death of five Malian soldiers and wounding four others yesterday,” an army statement said. The

EgyptAir crash: Signals detected in Mediterranean

Cairo: Airbus has detected signals from the Mediterranean Sea where the EgyptAir flight 804 crashed last week, media reports said. The signals were emitted by the plane’s emergency locator transmitter, a device that can manually or automatically activate at impact and will usually send a distress signal, CNN reported on Thursday. The signals from the

First robot mobile goes on sale in Japan

Tokyo: The world’s first robotic mobile phone RoBoHon, a pocket-size walking and dancing robot, started sale on Thursday in Japan. The human-shaped smartphone, developed by Japanese electronics company, Sharp and engineer Tomotaka Takahashi, inventor of the first robot astronaut ‘Kirobo’, went on sale with a base price of 198,000 yen ($1,800), EFE news reported. To

Facebook bids goodbye to desktop ad exchange

Washington: Social networking giant Facebook is reportedly planning to close FBX — an ad exchange that allows advertisers to buy desktop ads, media reports said on Thursday. According to Tech Crunch, Matt Idema, vice president of monetization product marketing at Facebook confirmed to them that this is part of Facebook’s shift to mobile. “Mobile is

Russian military denies IS destroyed its helicopters

Moscow: The Russian Defence Ministry has denied reports that Islamic State militants destroyed four Russian helicopters at an air base in Syria’s Homs province. “All Russian combat helicopters currently stationed in the Syrian Arab Republic, are performing routine tasks destroying terrorists. There have been no losses among the personnel of the Russian air base there,”

Trump can‘bankrupt’America like his companies: Hillary Clinton

Washington: Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has alleged that Donald Trump could “bankrupt” America like his companies as the controversial presumptive Republican nominee’s economics is a “recipe” for lower wages, fewer jobs and more debt. “Ask yourself, how could anybody lose money running a casino? Really? And that is not all. I hear every day

Hawaii plane crash kills 5

Los Angeles:  All five people abroad a small plane were killed in a crash in Hawaii on Monday. The skydiving tour plane got burned while taking off in Hanapepe of Kauai island. County officials said four people were pronounced dead at the scene and one man died in hospital. The single-engine Cessna 182H, which can

Obama confirms death of Taliban chief Mullah Mansour

Kabul: US President Barack Obama on Monday confirmed the death of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, saying his death marks an “important milestone” in the long standing effort to bring peace in Afghanistan. In a statement issued by the Whitehouse, Obama, who is in Vietnam, said: “Mansour’s death removes the leader of an organisation that

17 girls dead in Thai school dormitory fire

Bangkok: At least 17 girls aged between five and 12 were killed and several reported missing in a fire that swept through the dormitory of a private school for children of hill tribes in northern Thailand, police said today. Five school girls were reported injured in the fire which broke out at the the two-storey building

India pledges $1 million for Afghanistan school

Kabul: India has pledged $1 million for modernisation and teachers’ training at a prestigious school in Afghanistan as part of its long-standing support to the war-torn country’s education sector. India has decided to grant the financial assistance of $one million to the school over a period of 10 years, in pursuance of India’s long-standing support

Man brandishing gun outside White House shot down

Washington: A man brandishing a weapon outside the White House grounds was shot down on Friday afternoon and now is taken into custody, a US Secret Service official confirmed. The White House went into lockdown after the shooting incident and reopened nearly one hour after, Xinhua reported. The shooting occurred at 3:06 pm local time

8 killed, 4 missing as China issues blue alert for heavy rains

Beijing: Eight persons were killed and four others reported missing in China as rainstorms wreaked havoc in southern areas as authorities today issued a blue alert for heavy torrenial rains in the next 24 hours, with over 5 lakh people affected in record downpour. All casualties were reported in Xinyi, a small, county- level city

Australian PM announces environmental plan

Sudney: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday announced a $21.7 million environmental package to clean up local parks, surf clubs and wetlands. The prime minister made the announcement while he was campaigning in Long Jetty on the Central Coast, 100km north of Sydney, accompanied by local Liberal Party MP Karen McNamara, EFE news reported.

As many as 40 million Indians at risk from rising sea levels: UN report

United Nations: Nearly 40 million Indians will be at risk from rising sea levels by 2050, with people in Mumbai and Kolkata having the maximum exposure to coastal flooding in future due to rapid urbanisation and economic growth, according to a UN environment report. The Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6): Regional Assessments said that the worst