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Elon Musk denies being top donor to Republican committee

San Francisco, July 15 (IANS) Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has denied of being a top donor to a Republican political action committee (PAC). Reports that I am a top donor to GOP are categorically false. I am not a top donor to any political party, Musk tweeted on Saturday. Musk's denial came in response to a report by The Hill news magazine earlier on Saturday that he was one o...

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Whitney Houston's mother shocked over molestation claims

Los Angeles, July 12 (IANS) Late singer Whitney Houston's mother Cissy Houston says allegations that her superstar daughter and her son were molested by her niece are unfathomable. In a statement to people.com on behalf of herself and sister singer Dionne Warwick, Cissy said that they first learned of the claims two days before the documentary titled Whitney by Oscar-winning director Kev...

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Arista Records to be relaunched

New York, July 10 (IANS) Arista Records that once served as the home to numerous iconic artistes, including Whitney Houston, Carlos Santana and Aretha Franklin, will be relaunched. Sony Music Entertainment CEO Rob Stringer made the announcement on Monday. The legendary label will become a new frontline creative centre within Sony Music led by music industry executive David Massey...

11 days ago
Message about human-nature harmony to be live-painted

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The message of the importance of peaceful coexistence of humans and nature will reverberate at Ojas Art Gallery here, as artist Abhishek Singh will paint live on a mural-sized canvas an artwork called Vrikshadootam. With the central theme depicting the stories of the environment and the absolute need to protect, nurture and preserve the same, the artwork will be ...

15 days ago
Thousands protest across US against Trump's immigration policies

Washington, July 1 (IANS) Thousands of Americans from all walks of life took to the streets of cities across the US and chanted families belong together, nearly two months after President Donald Trump implemented the zero tolerance policy toward undocumented immigrants, prompting the separation of thousands of children from their parents. The main rally on Saturday was in Washington, D.C...

19 days ago
One killed in explosion in Texas

Houston, June 27 (IANS) One construction worker was killed and 12 others injured in an explosion on Tuesday at a hospital here in Texas, US. According to police, the victims in the blast are all construction workers, but the cause of the explosion was not immediately known. The explosion erupted at Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville, a town of nearly 12,500 people. -...

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SpaceX set to launch 15th re-supply mission to ISS

Washington, June 23 (IANS) NASA's commercial cargo provider SpaceX is set to launch its 15th re-supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on June 29, the US space agency said. The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, packed with more than 5,900 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware, will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Stat...

25 days ago
Immigrant children forcibly given drugs in US centre: Lawsuit

Washington, June 21 (IANS) Unaccompanied immigrant children held at a detention centre in the US state of Texas were forcibly given a variety of psychotropic drugs, according to a lawsuit. The lawsuit that was made public on Wednesday alleged that immigrant children at Shiloh Treatment Centre in Houston, a government-run facility that houses unaccompanied migrant kids, were held down and...

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Being good doesn't depend on religion, colour: Akon

Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) Popular American singer-rapper Akon says being a good person does not depend on the religion, colour and race but on how you treat others. Akon on Monday took to Twitter and wrote: Being a good person does not depend on your religion, status, race, colour, political views or culture. It depends on how you treat others. The 45-year-old rapper rose to pr...

1 month ago
Record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson retires from NASA

Washington, June 16 (IANS) NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who spent a record-breaking 665 days in space, has retired from the space agency. Whitson, the 58-year-old NASA astronaut, holds the US record for most cumulative time in space. She also claimed the title for most spacewalks by a woman -- 10 spacewalks totalling 60 hours and 21 minutes -- and set the record for most time sp...

1 month ago
Brain protein linked to alcohol tolerance identified

New York, June 6 (IANS) Scientists, including one of an Indian-origin, has identified a brain protein linked to a person's alcohol tolerance, a finding which may one day pave way for cure of people suffering from alcoholism. The team has found that the brain protein, called MUNC 13-1, plays a pivotal role in the development of tolerance to alcoholism. Addiction to alcohol remains...

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Millennials going overboard to obtain six-pack: Survey

New York, June 4 (IANS) While it is healthy to adopt some lifestyle changes, millennials are much more likely than any age group to go to extremes, like using supplements and working out more than four days per week, to obtain six-pack abs or bigger muscles, show results of a new survey in the US. But doctors warn that supplements are not regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration ...

1 month ago
Trump meets Santa Fe school shooting victims in Houston

Houston, June 1 (IANS) US President Donald Trump met with the families of the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting on Thursday in Houston, Texas, the United States. The meeting was held at Ellington Airport, about 30 km southeast of downtown Houston, where he landed earlier of the day. It lasted about one hour and was closed to media at the request of the families, Xinhua reporte...

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George H.W. Bush hospitalised with low pressure

Washington, May 28 (IANS) Former US President George H.W. Bush was hospitalised to be treated for low blood pressure and fatigue, a family spokesman said. The former President is awake and alert, and not in any discomfort, spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted on Sunday, adding that the 93-year-old will likely remain at Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford, Maine, for a few days for observati...

1 month ago
Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean dead at 86

Washington, May 27 (IANS) Alan Bean, a NASA astronaut who journeyed into space two times and, as part of the Apollo 12 mission in 1969, became the fourth man to walk on the moon, died at the age of 86 at a hospital in Houston, the US space agency announced. NASA announced his death on Saturday night noting that he had fallen ill during two weeks of travel, reports The Washington Post.

1 month ago
Whitney Houston's cousin slams Kanye West

Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Whitney Houston's cousin has slammed rapper Kanye West for buying photograph of late singer's drug-strewn bathroom to use it as the cover of an album that he is producing. In an interview to people.com, Damon Elliott spoke about the rapper's decision to spend $85,000 on a photograph that depicted Houston's bathroom covered in drug-covered spoons and drug paraph...

1 month ago
US expels two Venezuelan diplomats in retaliatory move

Washington, May 24 (IANS) The US has expelled two Venezuelan diplomats, ordering them to leave the country within 48 hours, in a retaliatory move against Caracas's decision to remove two American diplomats, the media reported. The Venezuelan Charge d'Affaires in Washington D.C., Carlos Ron Ramirez, and the deputy consul general of the Venezuelan consulate in Houston were declared persona...

1 month ago
Pakistan bids farewell to teen killed in US shooting

Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Sabika Sheikh, a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student who was killed in the US high school shooting last week, was laid to rest in Karachi on Wednesday. Sheikh was buried next to the tomb of her grandparents at the Azimpura graveyard in Shah Faisal Colony. Around a thousand people, including family members and relatives, attended her funeral, the Pakistani medi...

1 month ago
Simple scan may have identical outcomes as advanced imaging

New York, May 19 (IANS) Stroke patients who are treated based on simple imaging may have identical clinical outcomes to those treated based on advanced imaging, a new study suggests. The researchers have shown that a computed tomography (CT scan) could be sufficient for determining thrombectomy treatment in stroke. Thrombectomy surgery can be performed to remove a large blood clo...

2 months ago
Robert De Niro to be honoured at Carousel of Hope Ball

Los Angeles, May 17 (IANS) Veteran actor Robert De Niro will be honoured at the Carousel of Hope Ball's 40th anniversary gala on October 6. The event will be held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. It will be hosted by philanthropist Barbara Davis, reports hollywoodreporter.com. De Niro will receive the Brass Ring Award for his philanthropy. The past recipients for ...

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