Obama, Biden to campaign for Clinton.

“In Charlotte, President Obama and Hillary Clinton will discuss building on the progress we’ve made and their vision for an America that is stronger together,” the Clinton Campaign said. U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Bid ...

Duterte sworn in as President of Philippines.

“If you destroy my country, I will kill you,” he said in a warning to criminals in a speech during the last flag-raising ceremony he presided as mayor in Davao city this week. Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in Thursday as President of the Philippin ...

‘Divided’ Kingdom leaves EU; Cameron to step down.

Shock vote for Leave in the UK, Cameron announces he will step down in October The United Kingdom has made a momentous decision by voting to leave the European Union in a closely-fought and historic referendum. The Brexit side won 52 per cent of the vote ...

Sen. Warren could be Hillary’s running mate.

Ms. Warren, is a leading progressive voice among Democrats. Hillary Clinton is considering U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren for her running mate for the Democratic presidential ticket, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing several people famil ...

FBI counters Trump on Muslims.

Law enforcement agencies say local members of the community have reported about extremists Muslim-Americans have repeatedly informed authorities of fellow Muslims they fear might be turning to extremism, law enforcement officials say, contrary to a claim ...

Pro-Brexit Tories corner Cameron on immigration.

The British Prime Minister is leading a campaign to persuade voters to keep Britain in the European Union in the June 23 referendum. Two leading members of the ruling Conservatives accused British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday of breaking his pro ...

Left in the U.K. is divided on EU membership.

A measure of this dissonance was in evidence on Saturday as speakers took to the stage to argue their case in separate meetings in London. Britain’s Left and trade union movement are deeply divided on the question of the country’s membership of the Eu ...

U.S. is ‘Great Satan,’ Britain ‘evil’: Khamenei.

Says Tehran has no intention of cooperating on regional issues with its 2 main enemies. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that Tehran had no intention of cooperating on regional issues with its main enemies — the United St ...

Does Trump’s ascent signal rise of fascism in the U.S.?.

More strident opponents have likened Mr. Trump to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. The comparison was inflammatory, to say the least. Former Gov. William F. Weld of Massachusetts equated Donald Trump’s immigration plan with Kristallnacht, the night of ...

Hillary, Sanders share honours in Democratic primary battle.

Ms. Clinton squeezed out a cliffhanger victory over Sanders in Kentucky, a result that keeps her on track to win the nomination. Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton on Tuesday eked out a narrow win in the Kentucky primary over Bernie Sanders who kept ...

House Speaker refuses to back Donald Trump.

House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president, insisting Thursday that the businessman must do more to unify the GOP. The surprise declaration from Mr. Ryan on CNN’s “The Lead” amounted to a stun ...

Mexico petrochemical plant blast: 24 dead, 8 still missing.

19 people remained hospitalised, with 13 of them in serious condition. The death toll from an explosion that ripped through a petrochemical plant on Mexico’s southern Gulf coast is now 24, state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos reported. Pemex raised the ...

Chibok girls appear in video.

Their April 14, 2014 abduction triggered a global campaign for the girls’ release under the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. A video apparently showing a group of Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram two years ago has been shown to distraught pare ...

US judge approves $20 billion settlement for BP oil spill.

This is the largest environmental settlement in history and the payment will have to be made out over 16 years. A federal judge in New Orleans granted final approval on Monday to an estimated $20 billion settlement over the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf o ...

Greece begins refugee deportations under EU plan.

Though the plan has been strongly criticised by human rights groups. Under heavy security, authorities on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios deported 202 migrants and refugees on boats bound for Turkey the first to be sent back as part of a controversi ...

Obama first US President in 80 years to visit Cuba.

This comes as the two Cold War-era foes are making efforts to normalise their ties, with the U.S. having lifted the sanctions on Cuba. U.S. President Barack Obama is likely to make a historic visit to Cuba next month — the first sitting American preside ...

Clinton, Sanders debate as focus turns to minority voters.

Nevada is 28 per cent Latino, 9 per cent African-American and 8 per cent Asian-American. Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debated again on Thursday night as the focus turned to minority voters influential in contests l ...

Iran, Israel could ratify nuclear test ban treaty: CTBTO chief.

U.S., China, Iran, Israel, Egypt, India, Pakistan and North Korea — that had nuclear power reactors or research reactors when the CTBT was adopted in 1996 — are yet to ratify it. The head of the U.N. nuclear test ban treaty organisation says archenemi ...

Massive blizzard leaves 19 dead in U.S..

Washington hit with two feet of snow while NY City just shy of all-time record; flooding hits New Jersey, Delaware Millions of residents, business owners and workers began digging out on Sunday from a massive blizzard that brought Washington, New York and ...

Obama, Merkel discuss refugee crisis.

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed over phone the European response to the refugee crisis, the White House said. Both leaders agreed on Thursday that the upcoming Syria donors conference in London presents an important ...

Trump vows to protect Christianity.

University president who told students to carry guns to teach Muslims a lesson, says Mr Trump lives Jesus’ teachings Republican front runner for presidential nomination Donald Trump considers the Bible as the only book in the history of mankind that is ...

London to boost number of armed police following Paris attacks.

The force will also more than double the number of armed response vehicles in the wake of November’s attacks in which IS gunmen killed 130 people in Paris London police said on Thursday they will increase the number of officers carrying firearms in ...

Supreme Court Sceptical Of Mandatory Union Fees.

The US Supreme Court looks ready to deal a nationwide blow to organised labour’s powers to collect tens of millions of dollars in fees from non-members. In oral arguments on Monday, a majority of justices seemed to lean in favour of a challenge by C ...

Dummy Hellfire missile mistakenly shipped to Cuba.

U.S. officials have been urging the Cuban government to return the missile, the Journal’s sources said. A dummy U.S. Hellfire missile was mistakenly shipped from Europe to Cuba in 2014, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The inert missile did ...

US caught between Saudi Arabia, Iran.

As the spiralling tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran threaten to unbalance its tightrope walk in the strife-torn West Asian region, the U.S has launched a massive diplomatic outreach to both countries, but would stop short of trying to “mediate.” ...

North Korea says it has conducted hydrogen bomb test.

North Korea on Wednesday said it has successfully conducted a hydrogen bomb test. The surprise announcement that complicates already difficult efforts to curb the country’s push for a working nuclear arsenal. A hydrogen bomb is generally more powerful t ...

Fake eyelashes of groom cost marriage.

Wearing fake eyelashes cost a Saudi groom his marriage as the bride’s family called off the engagement ceremony, a media report said on Thursday. At the ceremony in Riyadh, the bride’s brother noticed that the groom was having tears in his eyes so he ...

Red flags over Turkey-China weapons deal.

As tensions in West Asia and Ukraine rose in recent years, Turkey moved to jointly manufacture a sophisticated missile defence system. The $3.4 billion plan would have given Turkey’s military more firepower and laid the foundation to start exporting mis ...

U.S. places Indian Lion in endangered species list.

There are only about 1,400 of these lions said to be remaining. The United States will place a breed of lion found in India and Africa in the endangered species list in a bid to curb the dramatic decline of their population. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser ...

Donald Trump defends call for banning Muslims from US.

Republican front-runner Donald Trump defended his provocative call for banning Muslims from the United States in Tuesday night’s presidential debate as the candidates pushed their own plans for fighting Islamic State militants. The debate was domina ...

Saudi voters elect 20 women candidates for the first time.

The women who won hail from vastly different parts of the country, ranging from Saudi Arabia’s largest city to a small village near Islam’s holiest site. Saudi voters have elected 20 women for local government seats, according to results, a day after ...

Kim says N. Korea has hydrogen bomb.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appeared on Thursday to claim his country has developed a hydrogen bomb, a step up from the less powerful atomic bomb, but outside experts were sceptical. Mr. Kim made the comments as he toured the Phyongchon Revolutionary ...

Two Army Pilots Killed In Helicopter Crash.

Two US Army pilots were killed when their Apache helicopter crashed during a training mission in rural Tennessee. The two crew members were flying an AH-64D when it went down at about 7pm local time on Wednesday, the Army’s 101st Airborne Division s ...

US Military Opening All Combat Jobs To Women.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has revealed plans to open all combat jobs to women in the US military. In a historic policy shift, the Pentagon boss said the integration will take place in a “deliberate and methodical manner” following a 30-d ...

Islamic State taxes masses to swell its coffers.

The jihadist group’s earnings from different sources are approaching $1 billion a year. Across wide swathes of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic Sate (IS), with the goal of building a credible government, has set up a predatory and violent bureaucracy that wr ...

Christian-Muslim dialogue only way out in Kenya: Pope.

Pope Francis told Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya on Thursday that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to guard against the “barbarous” Islamic extremist attacks that have struck the African country recently, saying religious leade ...

Ukraine closes its airspace to Russia.

Ukraine last month banned all Russian airlines from flying into Ukraine but Russian planes have been allowed to fly over its territory. Ukraine’s Prime Minister said his government has decided to close the country’s airspace to all Russian planes. Ukr ...

Donald Trump does not rule out Muslim database.

S Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has created a controversy by saying he “would certainly implement” a database system tracking Muslims in the US to protect the country against terrorism. “I would certainly implement tha ...

Syrian refugee policy takes focus in US presidential race.

The bloody attacks in Paris are putting the Syrian refugee crisis at center stage in US politics as migrants from that war-torn country surge toward the West and security concerns rise. Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio on Sunday said the Unit ...

Attacks may divide city, fear Parisians.

Tony Balet came to work on Saturday with a ribbon pinned on his shirt. It was red, white, blue and black. “People died because they were innocent and they were young,” he said. “They had nothing to do with anything; they were just out to ...

Obama and Netanyahu: A story of slights and crossed signals.

For US President Barack Obama, it was a day of celebration. He had just signed the most important domestic measure of his presidency, his health care program. So when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel arrived at the White House for a hastily arr ...

Bombs across Baghdad kill 9 people.

Bombs in and around Baghdad killed at least nine people on Saturday, police and medical sources said, highlighting security challenges that include Islamist militancy and sectarian conflict. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Islamic State ...

China confirms sending fuel to Nepal.

China on Thursday confirmed it was sending fuel supplies to Nepal, breaking India’s monopoly on the export of petroleum products to the Himalayan nation. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in his regular media briefing that in response to ...

Are Computer Users Ready to Part With Passwords?.

Replacing logins with phones is smart cybersecurity – but are users ready to abandon passwords? Passwords used to be simple. Frequently personal, they were often revealing and sometimes embarrassing – the name of a cat, the month of an anniversary or ...

5 Signs the Labor Market’s in Trouble.

After a surprisingly weak series of employment reports and a good, but not great, Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey released Friday, many analysts are beginning to question the state of the domestic labor market. Long hailed as one of the healthiest ...

Jamaican writer Marlon James wins Man Booker Prize.

His novel ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’ is a fictionalized history on the attempted murder of the reggae singer, Bob Marley, in 1976. Jamaican writer Marlon James has been named the winner of the Man Booker Prize for 2015 for his novel A ...

One Killed And Three Hurt In College Shooting.

The 18-year-old gunman is in custody after an early morning shooting outside at Northern Arizona University. An 18-year-old college freshman has been arrested after one person was killed and three others wounded in a shooting at a university in northern A ...

Russia Summons UK Over Shooting Down Claims.

Reports Tornado fighters targeting IS have been armed with missiles for aerial combat are “inaccurate”, says the Foreign Office. Russia called in Britain’s military attache in Moscow to explain claims RAF pilots had been given permission ...

Water Is Scarce, But the Profits Aren’t.

Water shortages are hardly unusual in the developing world. Consider China, which holds 7 percent of the world’s water resources but uses 16 percent of the planet’s water. But in India, the problem is even worse. The country contains about 18 percent ...

US asks why do jihadis drive Toyotas?.

NEW YORK: Toyota has spoken with US officials about the prominent use of its vehicles by militants in Syria, Iraq and Libya. Toyota trucks are conspicuous in extremist propaganda and are often what carry Islamic State group fighters into war with large ca ...

GPS app directs woman to her death.

GPS directions might at times drive you insane, but one woman was actually driven to her death in Brazil. Travel agent Regina Murmura, 70, and her husband Francisco, 69, were aiming for a Niteroi beach on Avenue Quintino Bocaiuva on Saturday when their Wa ...

5 Things to Know About the Economy This Week.

Brakes Slam on Job Growth What Happened: The U.S. economy generated only 142,000 new jobs last month, according to a surprisingly weak employment report released Friday by the Labor Department. Average hourly wages ticked down a penny to $25.09, the unemp ...

Hurricane Joaquin forms near the Bahamas.

MIAMI – The Bahamas was bracing Wednesday for a brush with Hurricane Joaquin, which was on a projected track that would take it near the East Coast of the U.S. early next week. The hurricane was expected to pass near the islands of San Salvador, Cat Isl ...

The Latest on Execution: US Supreme Court Denies Stay.

The latest on the scheduled execution of the only woman on Georgia’s death row. All times local: 11:35 p.m. The United States Supreme Court has denied a third appeal for Kelly Renee Gissendaner. Gissendaner, the states only woman on death row, was s ...

Pope Francis and the little girl with the message.

WASHINGTON: As Francis drew nearer and nearer in his open-sided popemobile and the crowd in Washington whooped, squealed and quivered, the little girl with black pigtails spotted her chance. Her name was Sofia Cruz, and her story soon went around the worl ...

10 Investment Predictions for 2030.

Think back 15 yeas to the year 2000 – the dawn of a new millennium. Once Wall Street shook its fears about the Y2K computer crash, it was on to figuring out what to do about the dot-com bubble. Yet in hindsight, this digital era was entirely absent of t ...

Four new isotopes discovered.

Manipal university professor is part of the team that made this discovery. The burgeoning periodic table will see four more isotopes being added to its fag end. H. M. Devaraja from the Manipal Centre of Natural Sciences at Manipal University, Karnataka ...

How 5G will Power the Future Internet of Things.

Imagine taking a trip to a cabin in the woods to get some work done and have a mini-vacation. Today, given our need for wireless connection, that’s a sketchy proposition. You’ve got GPS in your rental car, plus your laptop, your smartphone, maybe a ta ...

Future Technology that will change our life style.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/lMymFYJWW5M[/youtube] As far as technology is concerned. We have to update our-self based on the needs and requirements. We should always enhance our ideas for empowering this society and the world around. ...

‘Massive passwords can bypass Android lock screen’.

Smartphones running Android Lollipop can be unlocked by entering a very long password causing the lock screen to crash. The vulnerability, discovered by researchers at Texas University in Austin, potentially affects 21% of Android devices in use and requi ...

Police Warned Of Gun Massacre Threat.

There could be new gun massacres unless something is done about Britain’s chaotic firearms licensing regime, a police watchdog has warned. Inspectors found the public are at risk because of a catalogue of failures and inconsistencies in the way pros ...

Spitfires Mark 75 Years Since Battle Of Britain.

The 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain will be marked today by a service at St Paul’s Cathedral and the largest fly-past of Spitfires since World War II. Forty Spitfires will be joined by Hurricanes and Blenheims, which also defended the skie ...

Surgeon General Calls Americans to Step It Up.

America’s Doctor wants Americans to walk more. Dr. Vivek Murthy, the surgeon general, released his “Step It Up” call to action Wednesday at Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Total Health in Washington, District of Columbia, saying Americans need to w ...

Is a Vitamin or Mineral Deficiency Making You Tired?.

You already know a lack of iron can drag you down. But experts say numerous vitamin and mineral deficiencies can contribute to fatigue. If left unchecked, the same deficiencies that make it hard to keep your head up can lead to long-term health consequen ...

Steve Waugh sets sights on new frontier in Chennai.

Steve Waugh — one of the most successful cricket captains ever — who made his Test debut and also played his last match against India, has begun another innings in the country. This time around, it is purely commercial: an online real estate venture. ...

When Madras rose to the occasion.

On the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Indo-Pak conflict, a recollection of how the city contributed to the war effort. An immeasurably opulent family that is given to ostentatious display of wealth and influence hosting a wedding dinner with just twenty-fiv ...

U.S. to take at least 10,000 more Syrian refugees.

President Barack Obama has ordered his administration to “scale up” the number of Syrian refugees admitted to the United States in the coming year, directing his team to prepare for at least 10,000 in the next fiscal year, the White House said ...

Employees Tend Not to Use Generous Benefits.

American workers are afraid to take a break – even in places where they receive generous family leave or vacation days. These benefits, while intended to recruit top talent, aren’t helpful to workers in office cultures where they are made to feel that ...

Privacy Concerns Don’t Curb Use of Classroom Apps.

Laptops, tablets and smartphones each year play a more prominent role in schools, despite lingering concerns that private companies and government agencies are using such devices to collect massive amounts of data that can be used to profile students. Whi ...

U.S.-Saudi Relations.

Syria is soaked in blood. Oil prices internationally are falling. And a new U.S.-led nuclear deal with Iran is forcing most of America’s greatest friends in the Middle East to choose between alienating their longtime patron and unshackling a despised Is ...

Migrant Crisis : Migrants are in trouble.

Austrian authorities have arrested five suspected people smugglers as part of an operation to check vehicles entering along the country’s eastern borders. Over 200 migrants were recovered from vehicles overnight, Austria’s top policeman Konrad ...

Obama Is the Climate Change President.

President has three events in less than a week highlighting the severity of climate change.President Obama is visiting Alaska later this month, one of three stops where he will discuss climate change and the continuing threats of global warming. Memo to a ...

Walmart to stop selling semi-automatic weapons.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –  Walmart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman said Wednesday. The AR-15 rifles and other modern sporting rifles were being sold at less th ...