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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 ... 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, ... 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 ... Read More »

Pakistan bans Anushka Sharma’s film ‘Pari’ for promoting ‘non-Islamic values, anti-Muslim sentiments’

NEW DELHI: Hindi film star Anushka Sharma’s new film ‘Pari’ has been banned in Pakistan, as it “promotes black magic, some non-Islamic values and anti-Muslim sentiments”, reported The Express Tribune. Pakistan’s censor board also banned the Hindi horror film because it “reportedly contains objectionable sequences where Quranic verses have been used”, said another Pakistani ... Read More »

Sridevi died of accidental drowning in hotel bathtub: Forensic report

DUBAI: Bollywood actor Sridevi died of accidental drowning in her hotel bathtub after losing consciousness, the Dubai government said today, giving a dramatic twist to her sudden death that has stunned legions of fans and industry colleagues. The Dubai government said in a tweet that the police have transferred the case to ... Read More »

Donald Trump Cracks Joke About Bald Spot

US President Donald Trump made a rare public comment on his enigmatic straw mane Friday, jokingly admitting that he suffers from male-pattern hair loss — a bald spot. “I try like hell to hide that bald spot folks, I work hard,” Trump quipped during a speech to conservatives just outside ... Read More »

Pakistani serial killer appeals to HC against death sentence

LAHORE: A serial killer in Pakistan, who was sentenced to death for the brutal rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl, on Tuesday challenged his conviction in the Lahore High Court alleging that his trial was conducted in “haste” without fulfilling legal requirements. In the first ever trial in the country’s history ... Read More »