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Scotland Yard`s Indian-origin chief Neil Basu launches new anti-terror campaign

LONDON: Scotland Yard’s newly appointed Indian-origin counter-terrorism chief, Neil Basu, has launched a new campaign to urge the public to help in the fight against terrorism. The Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations revealed that last year more than a fifth of reports from the public produced intelligence which is helpful to police. “Since the beginning of 2017, we ... Read More »

Woman dies in Arizona after being hit by Uber self-driving SUV

San Francisco: A woman was killed by an Uber self-driving sports utility vehicle in Arizona, police said on Monday, and the ride-hailing company said it had suspended its autonomous vehicle program across the United States and Canada. The accident in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe marked the first fatality from a self-driving vehicle, which are being tested around the globe, ... Read More »

Mohammed Shami’s Pak friend Alishba denies money transaction

NEW DELHI: After days of speculations, Alishba, a Pakistani citizen, has now admitted to have met Mohammed Shami in Dubai when he was returning from South Africa. Alishba also claimed that she has been in touch with Shami ever since India’s defeat to Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy final. One of the many allegations Hasin Jahan has made against her husband Shami was the involvement of ... Read More »

Putin wins fourth term, opponents say vote rigged

Moscow : Vladimir Putin today faced another six years in power after a record win in Russia’s presidential election, but congratulations from abroad were largely muted after opponents accused him of rigging the vote and Moscow’s relations with the West worsened. Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, recorded his best ever election performance with 76.66 percent of the ... Read More »

Sri Lankan President Sirisena lifts nation-wide emergency imposed after communal riots

Communal violence erupted in Kandy earlier this month, leaving three dead, several injured and hundreds of shops, homes, temples and mosques damaged or burnt.Photo:PTI Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday signed a gazette notification to lift a nation-wide state of emergency which was imposed on March 6 following communal riots in Kandy district. Sirisena’s Secretary Austin Fernando told Xinhua ... Read More »

Stephen Hawking, Best Known Physicist Since Albert Einstein, Dies At 76

LONDON:  Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, his family spokesperson said today. The renowned British scientist died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in England in the early hours of this morning, his family says. Stephen Hawking’s children, Lucy, Robert and Tim said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. He ... Read More »

Gunman Holed Up At California Veterans Home With 3 Hostages

YOUNTVILLE, CALIFORNIA:  unman entered a California home for disabled veterans on Friday, fired numerous shots and took three hostages, but there were no injuries at the sprawling facility in the Napa Valley’s wine country, authorities said. State Senator Bill Dodd, who represents the area, told reporters that the gunman was a member of the Pathway Home, a program for veterans suffering ... Read More »

PNG quake toll rises above 100 as PM warns of long recovery

Sydney: The death toll from an earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea last month has topped 100 with thousands injured, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said today, warning it will take years for the region to recover. The Pacific nation’s mountainous interior was struck by a 7.5-magnitude tremor on February 26, triggering landslides that blocked roads, caused power outages and cut ... Read More »

Snowstorm batters US Northeast, hundreds of flights cancelled

New York: A second Nor’easter storm in less than a week hit New York on Wednesday, causing hundreds of flights to be cancelled during the day. According to local media reports, over 1,900 flights were left grounded at the Kennedy, Newark and LaGuardia Airports after the macro-scale cyclone hit brought in heavy snowfall and thunderstorm. Predictions suggested there could have ... Read More »