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Oscar Pistorius book claims Olympian beat girlfriend with cricket bat before

Reeva Steenkamp was beaten with a cricket bat by paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius before he fired the fatal shots through a locked lavatory door that killed her, a new book into the forensic evidence of the case claims.


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Queen Elizabeth II, World's oldest monarch, turns 90

Britain's Queen Elizabeth turns 90 on Thursday with beacons and gun salutes hailing the birthday of the world's oldest monarch.


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Harriet Tubman to appear on $20 bill, Alexander Hamilton to remain on $10 bill

Washington: Black abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman will now appear on the front of the $20 bill and the slaveholding former president Andrew Jackson will be relocated to the rear of the bill. The founding father...


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New York primary election 2016 results: Republican, Democratic exit polls come

Donald Trump seems to have registered a massive win in New York Republican Primary 2016. He is likely to win almost all the delegates on offer.


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US Elections 2016: Ben and Jerry deliver ice cream and politics in Washington

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the co-founders of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, on Monday held an event on George Washington University's campus where the duo personally scooped ice cream and talked about campaign finance...


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Ex-NYPD officer Peter Liang avoids jail time for killing unarmed man

New York: In a major relief for former NYPD officer Peter Liang, New York supreme court judge Danny Chun on Tuesday spared him jail term, sentencing Liang to five years of probation and 800 hours of community...


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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton notch big wins in New York

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton registered convincing wins in New York primaries on Tuesday night.


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After impeachment vote, defiant Brazil president says won't quit

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff said on Monday she is incensed over a congressional vote to open impeachment proceedings against her and vowed to fight what she called the injustice. She again categorically ruled...


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Kabul suicide attack: Dozens killed, hundreds injured

Taliban militants attacked a government agency with a suicide bomb and gunfire on Tuesday, killing at least 28 people and wounding more than 320 in one of the most devastating attacks in Kabul in years, according to...


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Trump rally in New York marked by protests and some gaffes

New York: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday expressed confidence that he will win the New York primary and show "Ted Cruz hates New York". Trump said that with a comprehensive win in New York he...


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5 dead as Houston region shut down by 'historic' flood

Houston and a vast region surrounding the city have been crippled by a 'historic' flood resulting in the death of at least 5 people. The area has received five to 17 inches of rain in less than 24 hours, submerging...


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New York Primary 2016: Poll opening, closing times, GOP Republican live

New York: Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has faced some losses in the past few weeks but his journey ahead for Republican nomination seems to be quite easy. The polls conducted in New York and California before...


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Toll to rise further after 272 killed in Ecuador earthquake

Ecuador's president arrived in Quito on Sunday to coordinate rescue and recovery efforts after a deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake claimed 272 lives in the South American nation and left thousands injured.


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Russian jet intercepts US Air Force plane in unsafe manner

Washington: The Pentagon on Saturday claimed that a Russian Su-27 jet intercepted a US Air Force reconnaissance plane in an unsafe and unprofessional manner, adding that the plane was intercepted while it was flying...


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Saudi Arabia warns of economic fallout if US lawmakers pass 9/11 bill

Saudi Arabia has threatened the US government and members of US Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars worth of American assets held by the kingdom if the US Congress passes a bill that...


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Ted Cruz sweeps Wyoming Republican Convention

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz swept the Wyoming Republican Convention on Saturday winning all 14 Republican National Convention delegates up for grabs in the state. "If you don't want to see Donald Trump...


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41 killed as 7.8 quake hits Ecuador

At least 41 people died after a powerful, 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador's central coast on Saturday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was the strongest since 1979 to hit the South American nation. It was...


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19 dead as second quake hits Japan, rescuers search for survivors

Rescue crews kept looking for survivors in the rubble after a magnitude-7.0 earthquake jolted Japan's Kyushu Island on late Thursday. It may be recalled that a 6.2 quake had rattled the same region two days earlier...


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Who won the Democratic debate last night in Brooklyn and did Clinton have an

New York: Two Democratic presidential candidates - Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced each other for their New York debate in the Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn. So who the Democratic debate in Brooklyn last night?


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Deadly earthquake hits Japan, rescuers scramble for survivors

Nine people were killed after a powerful quake hit southern Japan, sparking fires, toppling homes and injuring hundreds, officials said on Friday, as rescuers scrambled to find residents feared trapped in rubble.


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Donald Trump's campaign manager escapes prosecution for battery

Washington: In a major relief for Donald Trump's campaign manager, who was charged with battery for grabbing the arm of a reporter, will not be prosecuted for battery. The police has charged Corey Lewandowski with a...


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Chicago police plagued by racism, Task Force finds

Chicago: A report issued on Wednesday by the Police Accountability Task Force said that Chicago Police Department have "no regard for the sanctity of life when it comes to people of color." The panel was established...


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US elections 2016: Bernie Sanders slams Hillary Clinton at New York rally

New York: Senator Bernie Sanders addressed a rally in front of a jubilant crowd at Washington Square Park on Wednesday night. The Vermont senator spoke to a crowd full of youth. The Sanders campaign said that around...


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Woman survives nine days in Arizona forest

Arizona forest officials said that a woman managed to survive for nine days on pond water and plants after getting lost in a forest. The 72-year-old Ann Rodgers had been travelling with her dog from Tucson, Arizona...


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US Elections 2016: Republican Paul Ryan says, count me out of presidential race

Washington: U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday ruled himself out of the 2016 presidential race saying that he would not accept any attempt to draft him as a Republican presidential candidate...


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Hillary Clinton, NYC Mayor De Blasio slammed for racially-tinged joke at

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Democratic presidential favourite Hillary Clinton were compelled to defend a joke made by the mayor at a charity dinner that critics called racially offensive.


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Trump 'whining' over GOP nominating process: Ted Cruz

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz involved himself in the controversy over the Republican party's nominating process Monday, accusing his competitor for the GOP nomination, Donald Trump, of "whining" over Cruz's win of...


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US Elections 2016: Presidential candidates shift focus to New York state ahead

Washington: The crucial New York state primary is scheduled for next week, and all presidential candidates are focusing on this. The candidates are busy airing campaign commercials and making multiple stops across the state...


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Texas school police officer fired for body-slamming sixth-grade girl

A Texas school police officer who was captured on video seemingly body-slamming a 12-year-old girl of sixth-grade girl has been sacked from the San Antonio Independent School District.


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US Elections 2016: Trump camp slams 'Gestapo tactics' after Cruz sweeps all

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's new convention manager accused Ted Cruz's campaign of using "Gestapo tactics" after the Texas senator swept the party's convention-delegate selection process in...


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