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  • Islamophobia? US man abuses Muslim driver, calls him ‘terrorist’

    A man was caught on camera hurling abuses on a Muslim Uber driver telling him he will ‘get deported’. He was also heard telling him that he will “get deported” now as Donald Trump is going to be the President. The man was recorded on video lashing out at the[Read More…]

  • Massive vehicle pile-up in China leaves 17 people dead, 37 injured

    A total of 17 people died and 37 others were injured after 56 vehicles piled up on a Beijing-Kunming expressway in North China’s Shanxi province on Monday. It cited local authorities as saying the injured were in a stable condition. A rescue operation was launched involving local police, firefighters, doctors[Read More…]

  • 6.9-magnitude earthquake hits Fukushima, triggers tsunami

    A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake hits Japan’s Fukushima and Miyagi has triggered tsunami waves of more than one metre, US Geological Survey said The quake struck at about 6:00 am local time (2:30 am IST). National media reported minor injuries and damages. National broadcaster NHK urged residents to seek higher grounds[Read More…]

  • Former French president Sarkozy bids farewell to politics

    Former French president Nikolas Sarkozy has announced his withdrawal from politics after conceding defeat in the first round of country’s right-wing presidential primary. The former French President came third in the poll with 21.4 percent with three-quarters of the vote counted. Former prime minister Francois Fillon took the lead in[Read More…]

  • PV Sindhu wins maiden China Open Super Series title

    Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu clinched her maiden Super Series Premier title after edging out Sun Yu of China in the finals of the $700,000 China Open badminton tournament on Sunday. Sindhu, who became the toast of the country after becoming the first Indian woman to win a silver Olympic[Read More…]

  • After 30 years, Sydney Zoo gets its first puggles (baby echidnas)

    The Taronga Zoo in Sydney has welcomed its first baby echidnas or puggles as they are better known, in almost 30 years. These cute, squeaky little animals hatched from their eggs in August but keepers wanted to see them grow before going public, reported the BBC. “Echidnas are notoriously difficult[Read More…]

  • Malaysia: Thousands march in yellow clad calling for PM to step down

    Thousands of anti-government protesters marched in Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Saturday demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak over his involvement in a billion dollar misappropriation scandal. Clothed in yellow, the protesters marched from various spots towards Kuala Lumpur amidst the high security. The festive mood gathering witnessed[Read More…]

  • Turkish MPs support bill that sets child rapists free if they marry victim

    A new bill proposed by the Turkish parliament will allow those who rape underage children to be pardoned for the crime as long as they marry the victim after the act. The bill would pardon men only if they had sex without “force or threat” and if they married the[Read More…]

  • UN climate conference: Delegates appealing to Trump to join the fight against global warming

    The first UN climate conference after the historical Paris Agreement closed on Friday with the members appealing to US president-elect Donald Trump to join the fight against global warming. Afraid of the possibility that the US could withdraw from the emission pact signed in Paris last year, countries rallied in[Read More…]

  • Stop relying on Facebook for news: Whistleblower Edward Snowden

    In the wake of unexpected results in the US elections, many people were criticizing Facebook for not censoring fake news articles that could have impacted the popular votes. But, the former NSA employee-turned whistle blower Edward Snowden said fake news site wasn’t the real issue. Speaking at Fusion’s Real Future[Read More…]

  • At least 73 people killed in Mozambique truck blast

    At least 73 people have been killed and scores more injured in a fuel truck explosion in Mozambique, the nation’s public radio announced. A government statement said people had been trying to take petrol from the truck when it exploded in the village of Caphiridzange in Tete province, near the[Read More…]

  • British tourist ‘gang-raped’ in Dubai faces jail for having sex outside marriage

    A British tourist has been arrested and charged with illegal “extra-marital sex” in Dubai after telling police she had been gang raped. The 25-year-old woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was on holiday in the United Arab Emirates when she was allegedly attacked by two British men last[Read More…]

  • Mallika Sherawat ‘attacked with tear gas and beaten’ in Paris

    Bollywood actress, Mallika Sherawat has been tear gassed and beaten up by three masked intruders in her own Paris apartment block, police revealed today. The horrific attack on the 40-year-old Indian model comes just a month after reality TV star Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in a neighbouring flat.[Read More…]

  • American man gets life for drug smuggling in Indonesia

    Philip Russell, an American, has been found guilty of drug smuggling and been given a life sentence by an Indonesian court. Russell was sentenced on Wednesday by the District Court in Semarang, the provincial capital of Central Java. On Thursday, a court spokesperson said that 56-year-old Russell was arrested with[Read More…]

  • Russia withdraws signature from International Criminal Court statute

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court, which prosecutes war crimes, crime against humanity and genocide. “The court has not justified the hopes placed on it and has not become an independent, authoritative organ of international justice,”Russian foreign ministry said. The[Read More…]

  • Rajat Gupta, former Goldman Sachs director, now the chairman of a non-profit

    Former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta has assumed the role of a US-based non-profit organisations’ chairman. Gupta had spent the last two years in jail on charges of insider trading. Gupta has taken over as chairman of WHEELS Global Foundation (WGF). Launched in 2013 by IIT alumni, WGF is a[Read More…]

  • British tourist faces jail in Dubai after she was allegedly ‘gang-raped’

    A British tourist who was allegedly gang-raped in Dubai has been charged by police for having extra-marital sex. The 25-year-old reported her alleged ordeal at the hands of two men to local police but was then locked up and charged, The Sun reported. It is feared the woman, who has[Read More…]

  • Indo-American Nikki Haley considered for US Secretary of State: Reports

    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is under consideration by President-elect Donald Trump for secretary of state, and other cabinet positions. Indian-American Nikki Haley will meet US President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday. The presidential transition team has said amid reports that the two-term Governor of South Carolina is being considered for[Read More…]

  • Bangladesh mulling dropping Islam as state religion, says minister

    Government officials in Bangladesh are considering dropping Islam as the country’s national religion after a senior politician claimed Bangladeshi people have embraced “a force of secularism”. Dr Abdur Razzak, a leading member of Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League party, proposed the religion be withdrawn from the country’s constitution during a discussion[Read More…]

  • Nawaz, Raheel witness military exercises near India border

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday witnessed ongoing military exercises near the border with India. The exercise, in Khairpur Tamiwali in Bhawalpur, Punjab province, is aimed at checking the operational preparedness of the Pakistani military. Tanks, planes, artillery and other heavy weapons will[Read More…]

  • Stranger threatens to set woman on fire for wearing hijab

    A Muslim woman in US was approached by an unidentified man who yelled at her and threatened to set her on fire if she did not remove her hijab, prompting police to probe the hate crime incident. “The case is being investigated as a hate crime,” Diane Brown of the[Read More…]

  • It’s a rat! Woman sues Zara after finding dead rodent sewn into dress

    In a rather shocking and equally surprising incident, a Manhattan woman’s Zara dress came with an unwanted accessory — a dead rat sewn into the hem, according to a new lawsuit. Cailey Fiesel bought two dresses from the Spanish clothier’s Greenwich, Conn. store last July, and hanged them in the[Read More…]

  • Mohamed Morsi’s death sentence overturned, Egypt court orders retrial

    Egypt’s highest court has overturned a death sentence against ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. The court also ordered a retrial on Tuesday, according to judicial sources. Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Morsi was overthrown by a military coup in July 2013 after having served just one year of a four-year[Read More…]

  • Russian economy minister detained over bribe issue

    Russian Economy Minister Alexey Ulyukayev has been detained on Tuesday on suspicion of taking a $2 million bribe from the representatives of major oil company Rosneft. “The circumstances of the crime are connected with Alexey Ulyukayev, who occupies a public post in the Russian Federation, receiving $2 million on November[Read More…]

  • Supermoon to light up the sky today

    The upcoming supermoon on Monday will be the most spectacular since 1948 and people will not see another supermoon of this magnitude until 2034. American space agency NASA described the event as “undeniably beautiful”. The moon will appear 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than the average full moon.[Read More…]