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Chubby Prince George shown off at royal christening

Chubby Prince George shown off at royal christening

London: Britain’s royal baby Prince George was christened in a private ceremony on Wednesday, with his proud parents Prince William and Catherine giving the world a rare glimpse of the chubby three-month-old boy.
Wearing a frilly cream lace gown, the third in line to the throne was carried into the Chapel Royal of St James’s palace [...]

Obama raised Mumbai terror attacks, Hafiz Saeed in our talks: Nawaz Sharif

Obama raised Mumbai terror attacks, Hafiz Saeed in our talks: Nawaz Sharif

Washington: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is on a visit to Washington, today said US President Barack Obama raised the Mumbai terror attacks and terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed during their talks at White House.
Mr Sharif told journalists after that meeting that the American President had spoken to him about Jamaat-ud-dawa, the banned terror outfit [...]

Student kills Math teacher, then himself, at Nevada Middle School

Student kills Math teacher, then himself, at Nevada Middle School

Nevada: A Nevada middle school student shot and killed a math teacher on Monday, then fatally shot himself in front of children who were gathering for class at the beginning of the school day, the authorities said.
The teacher was killed while trying to protect other students from the armed boy, the authorities said. The Associated [...]

US justifies decision to aid Pakistan with $1.6 billion to fight terror

US justifies decision to aid Pakistan with $1.6 billion to fight terror

Washington: US justified plans to release more than $1.6 billion in aid to Pakistan saying it was doing so partly to build Islamabad’s counterinsurgency and counterterrorism capabilities “encouraged by an improvement in bilateral ties”.
“This is part of a long process of restarting security assistance cooperation that was slowed during 2011-12 when we had some bilateral [...]

Deadline missed, US slides into government shutdown

Deadline missed, US slides into government shutdown

Washington: The United States lurched into a dreaded government shutdown early Tuesday for the first time in 17 years, triggering agency closures and hundreds of thousands of furloughs as Congress missed a deadline to pass a budget.
Ten minutes before midnight bells rang throughout a deeply divided Washington, and after a day of furious brinkmanship President [...]

Say what? John Kerry loses something in translation

Say what? John Kerry loses something in translation

Geneva: Something got lost in translation between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday – and it served to illustrate the level of distrust in US-Russian relations.
It happened when the two diplomats delivered opening statements before their high-stakes talks about how to inventory and dismantle Syria’s chemical weapons.
As [...]

Audio pioneer Ray Dolby of famed sound system dies

Audio pioneer Ray Dolby of famed sound system dies

London: Ray Dolby, the engineer who pioneered the noise reduction in audio recordings that produced clearer sound for music and cinema, died on Thursday. He was 80.
Dolby, whose name became synonymous with home sound systems and cinema and won an Oscar, a Grammy and two Emmys for his work, died at his home in San [...]

Putin’s moves achieve several Syria objectives

Putin’s moves achieve several Syria objectives

Moscow: President Vladimir Putin has been many things to President Barack Obama: a partner at times, an irritant more often, the host of the elusive Edward J. Snowden and “the bored kid in the back of the classroom” who offered so little on the administration’s foreign policy goals that Obama canceled plans to hold a [...]

World powers fail to heal Syria rift at G20 dinner

World powers fail to heal Syria rift at G20 dinner

Hui Min Neo: World powers discussed the Syria crisis over dinner at the G20 summit but failed to bridge deeply entrenched divisions over a US push for military action against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
As tensions over the Syrian conflict threatened to torpedo the working schedule of the G20 summit outside Saint Petersburg, host Vladimir Putin [...]

If ‘foolish’ Assad retaliates, US will make him regret: John Kerry

If ‘foolish’ Assad retaliates, US will make him regret: John Kerry

Washington: In a blunt remark, US Secretary of State John Kerry issued a sharp warning to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad telling him to avoid retaliation in case of a US strike.
Addressing lawmakers in a key Congressional hearing, Kerry made it clear that the United States had “ample ways” to respond to Assad’s retaliation “without going [...]

Bashar al-Assad dares US, France to prove Syria used chemicals

Bashar al-Assad dares US, France to prove Syria used chemicals

Damascus: Reiterating his denial of the Western allegations that the Syrian regimes gassed to death its own people on August 21, President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday challenged the US and France to provide the “slightest proof”, along with the warning that the Middle East “powder keg” would explode if Syria was attacked.
Speaking in an interview [...]

British Parliament rejects Syria action, will US act alone?

British Parliament rejects Syria action, will US act alone?

London: In what appears to be a major diplomatic victory for the authoritarian Syrian President, Bashar Al Assad, British lawmakers on Thursday voted against a government motion on military action against Syria after an eight-hour intense debate.
The motion moved by the government of Prime Minister David Cameron was defeated by 285 to 272, a majority [...]

Anni Dewani murder: husband to approach SC

Anni Dewani murder: husband to approach SC

London: British honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani on Tuesday launched an attempt to take his case to the Supreme Court after a judge ruled he should be extradited to South Africa.
It is the latest bid to stop the businessman being sent back to face trial over the murder of his bride in a township outside [...]

Fire closes Kenya’s international airport in Nairobi

Fire closes Kenya’s international airport in Nairobi

Nairobi: Firefighters were struggling on Wednesday to contain a raging blaze that has forced the closure of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, witnesses and officials said.
The fire at east Africa’s busiest airport started at around 5 am (0200 GMT / 10:00 pm Tuesday EDT) in the immigration section of the departure lounge and spread [...]

Edward Snowden rejects suggestions he is a spy for China

Edward Snowden rejects suggestions he is a spy for China

Washington: Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who exposed the US government’s top-secret surveillance programs, fought back against his critics on Monday and denied allegations that he was a spy for China.
Snowden told an online forum run by Britain’s Guardian newspaper that he revealed the programs in part out of disappointment with President [...]

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