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4 held for gang rape of U.S. woman

Last month the victim had written to Delhi police commissioner Alok Verma that the four men raped her in April. She was requested to join the investigation. The...


At least 25 injured in Sabarimala stampede

The incident took place when the "Thanga Angi" procession reached the temple. There was a heavy rush of pilgrims today, the penultimate day before the culminati...


Pioneering physicist Vera Rubin dies at age 88

Though the concept of dark matter had first been proposed by Fritz Zwicky in 1933 , it was Rubin, in collaboration with her colleague Kent Ford , who firs...


Freezing rain Monday morning in York County

There is a risk of slippery conditions on roads, sidewalks and parking lots during the day of Monday . Timing...patches of light freezing rain could break ou...


Football players among 30 dead as boat capsizes in Uganda

He said all the occupants were male adults traveling to neighboring Hoima district for a football match. John Rutaagira, District Police Commander told Xinhua...


Karzai wishes Sharif on his birthday, calling Pak nation as 'brother'

PM Modi on Sunday took to Twitter to wish Nawaz Sharif and prayed for his long life. "I pray that he is blessed with good health and a long life". The year ...


JD(U) distances itself from allies on Rahul Gandhi's 'bribery' allegations against PM

Dikshit, party sources told India Today, had been upset with the top Congress leadership over their handling of the Uttar Pradesh campaign. Her name had also fi...


BSP Supremo Mayawati blasts Centre; says BJP maligning her party's name

Deposits of almost Rs 105 crore made in old notes have been found in a Delhi bank account of the BSP, Enforcement Directorate sources claimed tonight. In respon...


On Christmas Day, Pope Francis prays for peace around the world

I have a deeper understanding of how much God loves me, the pain God must have had watching his son Jesus suffer, and that my relationship with, and trust...


West Ham co-owner David Sullivan sets record straight on Red Bull talk

The revelations came tonight from Jack Sullivan, son of mega-rich David. 1/2 Re red bull story in sun today, completely out of date and figures wrong we turne...


Building collapses at police college, 2 found dead

He said rescue operation was going on at the college where a yet-to-be-confirmed number of people were trapped. Dolapo Badmus, the Lagos Police Spokesperson...


Obama, Japan's Abe to show solidarity in Pearl Harbor visit

Guidelines from the Ministry of Education for teaching history stipulate that students learn that "Japan caused tremendous damage to many countries, especially ...


Versace Accused of Using Secret 'Code' for Black Customers

The document further goes on to say the manager explained the " code is used to alert co-workers that "a Black person is in the store'". "The Plaintiff respo...


Media Freaks Out Over GOP's Christmas Message

Christ "was born today so we could be saved", he wrote later on Twitter , calling the uproar "sad & disappointing". Many are stationed around the world today p...


Germans must leave home Christmas morning as WWII bomb is defused

Bomb specialists from the Bavarian city of Würzburg began defusing the bomb several hours after Augsburg's 10 a. m. evacuation deadline. City police tweeted t...


West Ham deny reports of a takeover bid from Red Bull

It now appears that they have backed their words up with their actions, as it has emerged that the club rejected a £650m takeover offer from Red Bull in August,...


Nock-Ten super typhoon makes landfall in Philippines sparking evacuation

Camarines Sur Governor Miguel Villafuerte orders a mandatory preemptive evacuation on December 23. More than 218,000 people had fled their homes while 48 do...


Death toll from toxic liquor rises to 29 in Toba Tek Singh

High price of store-bought liquor forces many Christians to buy homemade versions. "Tragedy struck the next morning when many did not rise from their beds, whil...


Boko Haram 'ousted from Sambisa forest bastion'

According to him, the forest will be used also to test fire fighting vehicles, and other key equipment and weapons that requires testing. Nevertheless, despit...


Pakistan releases 220 Indian fishermen to ease tensions

The Indian fishermen were released from the Landhi Jail on Sunday and were transported to Lahore by a special train arranged for them by the Edhi Foundation. A ...


Ban Ki-moon leads over other likely Presidential candidates in South Korea

South Korean parliament made a decision to impeach the President Park Geun-hye on December 9 after it became known that the president's close friend Choi Soon-s...


Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of Southern Chile; Tsunami Threat Issued

A strong Christmas Day natural disaster rattled Chile on Sunday, registering 7.7 on the Moment Magnitude Scale, according to United States seismologists, who wa...


Juncker calls for action on fake news

Pakistan became a nuclear power in 1998. Pakistan, meanwhile, developed its own nuclear arsenal in response to India's, and indeed, Khawaja Muhammad Asif had ...


Ahok's next blasphemy hearing moved to S. Jakarta: Judge

Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known by his nickname Ahok, is accused of insulting the Koran, a case seen as a test of religious freedom in the Muslim-majorit...


George Michael: Former partner 'heartbroken' at star's death

He added: "Me, his loved ones, his friends, the world of music, the world at large". Questions about his sexuality were raised when he was arrested in 1998 fo...


Flash flooding in central Australia closes Uluru

About 80 people remained in evacuation centres in Kintore on Tuesday and roads in the area were inaccessible, a Northern Territory Police and Emergency Service'...


Congress alliance only after BJP's blessings: Mayawati

At a hurriedly convened press conference, in Lucknow , Ms Mayawati also alleged that the ruling BJP was resorting to arm-twisting since the crucial Assembly el...


Turkey detains 1682 people over coup, militant links

The Turkish government accuses USA -based cleric Fethullah Gulen of masterminding the coup . Turkey has called for his extradition, despite Gulen denying a...


Israeli Prime Minister Attacks Obama Over U.N. Resolution

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lights a candle during the start of the Jewish light festival of Hanukkah in Rhavat Ronit, south of Netanya on Dece...


Former US Ambassador: Trump And Putin 'Trash' Clinton

Putin also accused the Democrats of "shamelessly" abusing their status as the ruling party to try to influence public opinion. The Medialogia think-tank has r...


Indigo, SpiceJet flights avert collision at Delhi airport

A major tragedy was averted on Tuesday morning when two aircraft came face to face on a taxiway at Indira Gandhi International Airport. The commanders of both p...


Kerry to offer USA vision of Israel-Palestinian peace Wednesday

Just days after the United Nations Security Council condemned the construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank - a move permitted by President Barack Ob...


First woman pilot of Afghanistan seeks United States asylum after Taliban threats

Niloofar Rahmani, a 25-year-old pilot lionised widely as the "Afghan Top Gun" after the 1986 Tom Cruise film on flying aces, was scheduled to return to Afghanis...


Barack Obama spent Christmas with the Marines

There was a tinge of wistfulness as Obama went by US troops on Christmas for the last time, and some seriousness, as well. President Barack Obama is spending ...


Consumer confidence surges in December

The December reading from the University of MI showed that measure improved to 98.2 in December, the best since August 2001. Franco added that consumer confi...