Texas newlyweds die in helicopter crash

Texas newlyweds die in helicopter crash Washington: A young couple from Texas were killed when a helicopter carrying them away from their own wedding crashed, according to officials. Will Byler and Bailee

US unleashes ‘toughest ever’ sanctions on Iran

US unleashes ‘toughest ever’ sanctions on Iran Washington: The US on Monday unleashed its “toughest ever” sanctions against Iran, a move that has already sparked mass protests in the oil-rich nation.

Israeli air force launches large-scale exercises

  Jerusalem: The Israeli Air Force on Sunday began two large-scale exercises, a military spokesperson said in a statement. The drills, called “Sky Angles” and the “Blue and White Flag”

US sanctions will not hurt Iranian people: Pompeo

  Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has defended the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran, saying the new tough controls on oil, shipping and banking that start on Sunday at midnight will force Tehran to stop sponsoring terrorism.

Myanmar ethnic festival in Jan

  Yangon: Myanmar plans to hold an ethnic culture and tourism festival here in January next year to promote tribal groups. According to Myanmar News Agency’s report on Monday, it would be organised from

Democrats lead in House preferences ahead of midterms: Poll

Democrats lead in House preferences ahead of midterms: Poll   Washington: Heading into the critical US midterm elections, the Democrats have retained their advantage in the battle for the House of Representatives, but Republicans could be buoyed by increasingly positive assessm

California voter registration for midterm polls hit record h...

California voter registration for midterm polls hit record high   San Francisco: Voter registration for the November 6 midterm elections has reached an all-time high in California, Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s office announced. A total of 19,696,371 California

Suspicious package causes closure of New York streets

Suspicious package causes closure of New York streets   New York: Police in New York closed several streets due to a suspicious package in the commercial area of Herald Square in Manhattan, which turned out to be abandoned luggage. The police on Saturday had cordoned off

3 dead in Florida yoga studio shooting

3 dead in Florida yoga studio shooting Miami: A gunman opened fire inside a yoga studio in the US state of Florida killing two people before shooting himself dead, police said. The incident took place on

People tried to molest me too: Ukrainian Director

  Dharamsala: As the #MeToo movement is gaining momentum in India, Ukrainian filmmaker Dar Gai came out in support of it and revealed that she too had been a victim of it. “People have tried to molest m

Twitter records 10 mn tweets on US midterms

  San Francisco: Twitter has recorded over 10 million tweets about voting since October 1 as the US midterm elections loom. “This has already been the most tweeted-about US midterm election ever. Nearly

2 killed in Florida yoga studio shooting

2 killed in Florida yoga studio shooting Miami: Two people were killed and four others critically injured in a shooting at a yoga studio in the US state of Florida, police said. According to the Chief of

Bolt leaves Australian club after trial period ends

Bolt leaves Australian club after trial period ends Sydney: Retired sprint world record holder and eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica has ended his trial with the Central Coast Mariners, the Australian football club announced

Tottenham’s Lamela earns Argentina recall

Tottenham’s Lamela earns Argentina recall Buenos Aires: Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Erik Lamela has been recalled to Argentina’s national squad for friendlies against Mexico this month, the Argentine Football Association said.

Trump speaks by phone with China’s Xi on trade

  Washington: US President Donald Trump on Thursday held a “very good conversation” with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, a talk by phone with a “heavy emphasis” on trade during which they discussed the possibility of

Apple reports 20% increase in quarterly revenue

  San Francisco: Apple on Thursday announced a 20 per cent increase in quarterly sales revenue, which hit $62.9 billion, media reported. The financial results for Apple’s fiscal 2018 fourth quarter that

Protests continue in Pakistan over Asia Bibi’s acquittal

Protests continue in Pakistan over Asia Bibi’s acquittal Islamabad: Radical Islamist groups continued to protest and block highways for the second consecutive day in Pakistan on Thursday, a day after the Supreme Court overturned the d

US not to rely on others on Khashoggi investigation: Pompeo

  Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said that the US will not rely on other sides regarding the investigation of the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as the Turkish side revealed details of his death on the sam

Another migrant caravan sets out from El Salvador

Another migrant caravan sets out from El Salvador San Salvador: A second caravan of Salvadoran migrants set off en route to the US on Wednesday, less than a week after an initial caravan embarked on the northward journey, media reported.

Woman rescued 6 days after strange Arizona road accident

Woman rescued 6 days after strange Arizona road accident Phoenix: A woman was rescued six days after having a road accident in which her automobile plunged 50 feet and remained hanging in a tree near Wickenburg, Arizona, the state Departmen

Indian man nearly drowns at Dubai beach

Indian man nearly drowns at Dubai beach Dubai: An Indian man was rescued after nearly drowning at Dubai’s popular JBR beach, the media reported on Wednesday. The incident happened on Tuesday. Parame