Sep 16

US world’s most expensive place to give birth

Washington: The US is the most expensive place in the world for women to give birth, the media on Saturday cited a new study as showing. A survey comprising of 14 developed countries undertaken by the UK medical journal The Lancet showed Australia, the second most expensive place, was lagging behind the US, Xinhua news

US reiterates support for India’s role in Afghanistan

Washington: Ahead of the US-India-Afghanistan trilateral talks in New York later this month and in the wake of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s recently concluded visit to New Delhi, Washington has praised India’s “generosity and focus” in helping Afghanistan become a stronger nation. “We obviously support India’s generosity and focus on Afghanistan and willingness to help

The Queen’s wardrobe to be exhibited near London

London: Part of Queen Elizabeth II’s wardrobe, both present and past, will be on display from this Saturday at Windsor Castle, about 32 km west of London, in the exhibition: ‘Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queens Wardrobe’. Until January 8, visitors can take a rare glimpse into the Queen’s Windsor Castle

Paris Hilton gives $100 to homeless man

Los Angeles: Socialite Paris Hilton gave $100 to a homeless man who wanted pizza and sex. The 35-year-old business woman was celebrating her Bella magazine cover at New York Fashion Week on Tuesday when she handed the money to a homeless man outside a French bistro, reports “He asked her for $100 as she

We’re in a strong position, says Hillary Clinton

New York: US Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Thursday, who returned to campaign after being diagnosed with pneumonia, said she believes her campaign was performing strongly in the last leg of the 2016 campaign despite polls showing the race tightening nationally and in key swing states. Speaking to reporters following her first campaign event

Islamic State arrests two members

Hama (Syria): The Islamic State arrested a Moroccan militant and a member of its religious police force in Syria after a fight broke out between the two men, a watchdog reported. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights did not say where the jihadist group detained the men. The arrests were made on Wednesday, it

Kirpan-carrying Sikhs ordered to leave store in Canada

Two elderly Sikh men were stopped by staff and security at a store in Canada and told they could not enter with their kirpans. Harpal Gill, said that he has been staying in Canada for 16 years, he has never been told to leave a store because of his kirpan, a ceremonial dagger carried by

Girl sues parents for sharing embarrassing childhood photos online

Vienna: A 18-year-old Austrian girl has sued her parents for allegedly posting pictures, including embarrassing and intimate images from her childhood, on Facebook without her consent, media reported. The girl claimed that the parents made her life miserable as they have posted 500 pictures of her since 2009 on the social networking site. The photos

David Beckham steals Victoria’s beauty products

London: Singer-turned-designer Victoria Beckham says her husband and former football star David Beckham steals her beauty products. The 42-year-old fashion designer, who has children Brooklyn, 17, Romeo, 14, Cruz, 11, and five-year-old Harper with her husband, shared David’s secret to always looking good, reports “David does steal my beauty products! It doesn’t annoy me,

Three Punjabis in election fray in Whittlesea

Melbourne: Victoria state’s local government election got a “Desi” flavour with three Punjabi Australians entering the fray in Whittlesea, an extension of Melbourne. Undeterred by the fact that this city council has never elected an Indian, Lakhwinder Singh Dhillon, Gurinder Kaur and Judgebir Singh are campaigning hard in Whittlesea, where Indians form the fifth largest

Duterte killed justice official,hitman tells Philippine senate

Manila: Rodrigo Duterte shot dead a justice department employee and ordered the murder of opponents, a former death squad member told parliament today, in explosive allegations against the Philippine president.The self-described assassin told a Senate hearing that he and a group of policemen and ex-communist rebels killed about 1,000 people over 25 years on Duterte’s

6 killed, 150 injured in train collision in Pakistan

Lahore: At least six people were killed andmore than 150 injured today when a Karachi-bound passenger train collided with a freight train near Multan in Pakistan’s Punjab province.The incident took place near Bucch railway station in Sher Shah area. It occurred when a man reportedly was overrun by a freight train and the driver stopped

Trump questions Obama’s decision to campaign for Clinton

Washington: Republican presidential nomineeDonald Trump today questioned President Barack Obama’s move to hold election rallies in support of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton instead of focusing on resolving pressing issues facing the nation. “Why isn’t President Obama working instead of campaigning for Hillary Clinton?” Trump asked in a tweet, a day after the US President went

China PM to attend UN conference, visit Canada, Cuba

Beijing: Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang will attend the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly and will also pay official visits to Canada and Cuba, authorities said on Wednesday. “He was invited by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President of the Cuban Council of State and Council of

International probe into Kashmir violence crucial, says UN rights chief

United Nations: Amid continuing unrest in Kashmir, the UN Human Rights chief has said it is crucial that an independent, impartial and international mission be given free access to Indian as well as Pakistan-administered Kashmir to assess the situation on both sides of the border. “I believe an independent, impartial and international mission is now

Baloch activists protest against Pakistan outside UN

New York: A group of Baloch activists has held protests against Pakistan outside the UN headquarters here, demanding freedom and highlighting Pakistan’s crimes against humanity in Balochistan. The protest was organised by the Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) yesterday across the street from the world body’s headquarters, around the time the 71st session of the General Assembly

Hillary Clinton to return to campaign trail on Thursday

Washington: US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will return to the campaign trail on Thursday, spokesman Nick Merrill said. The Democratic nominee, who was recently diagnosed with pneumonia, spent Tuesday at her home in Chappaqua, New York, where she watched President Barack Obama’s stump speech in Philadelphia on her behalf, Merrill said. She has no events

Trump surges among independent voters

Washington: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is gaining ground on Hillary Clinton, a new poll revealed on Tuesday. The NBC News/Survey Monkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll found Democratic presidential nominee Clinton with a mere four-point lead on Trump, 48 per cent to 44 per cent. The same poll last week found Clinton with a bigger

13 injured in Eid bombings in Pakistan

Karachi: At least 13 people, including five policemen, were today injured in two separate suicide bombings during Eid prayers targeting minority Shias in Pakistan’s relatively peaceful southern Sindh province. Four suicide attackers infiltrated Shikarpur district’s Khanpur tehsil, 470 kilometres north of Karachi, police said. Two of the attackers targeted an Eid prayer ground where one

Five Indians held at airport in China for drug smuggling

Beijing: Five Indians have been arrested by Chinese immigration officials at an airport in Yunnan province for allegedly smuggling about 18 kgs of cannabis from India.The five accused who had kept cannabis in food packets and laptop bags were held at Kunming airport after they came from Kolkata on September 7, officials said. The drug