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Kenya's Kamworor to skip CWG, eyes World Half marathon

Nairobi, Jan 15 (IANS) New York marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya has ruled himself out of the Commonwealth Games, saying he will only focus on running at the World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia, Spain, on March 24. Kamworor, who won the Kenya Police championships in Nairobi on Sunday, said he has no intentions of running at the Africa Cross Country Championships in ...

12 hours ago
New Google app feature to match selfies with artwork

San Francisco, Jan 15 (IANS) Google's Arts and Culture App has rolled out a new feature that allows users to take a selfie, upload it and then match it with a doppelgänger in one of several art museums worldwide. The update to the Google Arts and Culture App has catapulted it to the most-downloaded free app on the Apple App Store. It claimed the No. 1 spot in the U.S., according to the ...

20 hours ago
Eric Clapton's alternate career was bricklaying

London, Jan 15 (IANS) Guitarist Eric Clapton says he would have been a bricklayer if he didn't become a rock legend. The Tears in heaven hitmaker got a chance to try his hand at the labouring job when he worked briefly with his grandfather as a youngster, reports femalefirst.co.uk. At the UK premiere of his new movie Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bar Blues, Clapton said: I would have ...

2 days ago
NYC's suit against oil companies sparks mixed reaction

New York, Jan 13 (IANS) With New York City filing a lawsuit against some oil companies for allegedly contributing to global warming, some experts are expecting it to build momentum inside the US, while the affected firms are calling it a ploy to politicise climate change. New York City on Wednesday announced it had filed a lawsuit against the five largest oil companies for contributing t...

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New York to keep controversial Columbus statue with commentary added

New York, Jan 13 (IANS) New York City will keep its controversial statue of explorer Christopher Columbus after months of public hearings and discussions, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Columbus will remain atop his perch high above the circle named for him on the Upper West Side, but the city will put up new historical markers about Columbus's life, and commission a new monument honoring in...

3 days ago
'Canada's WTO complaint against US could scuttle NAFTA'

Ottawa, Jan 12 (IANS) Canada has thrown a grenade at the US filing a complaint with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against its southern neighbour's use of trade sanctions, which might wreck their current North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations, said an international trade law expert. The odds are increasing that the United States might withdraw from NAFTA, which I've...

4 days ago
New York City sues oil companies over climate change

New York, Jan 11 (IANS) New York City on Wednesday announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the five largest oil companies for contributing to global warming. The City will be seeking damages from BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, and Royal Dutch Shell for the billions of dollars the City will spend to protect New Yorkers from the effects of climate change, Xinhua quoted a s...

6 days ago
'Boom Boom In New York' to release on February 23

Mumbai, Jan 9 (IANS) Boom Boom In New York, an ensemble cast 3D comedy starring Karan Johar, Diljit Dosanjh, Sonakshi Sinha, Riteish Deshmukh, Lara Dutta, Boman Irani and more, will hit the screens on February 23. Producer Vashu Bhagnani announced the release date on Tuesday, read a statement. 'Boom Boom In New York' will be a new entertaining experience for theatre audiences. I ...

9 days ago
US shivers amid record-breaking low temperatures

Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) The East Coast in the US is shivering in a record-breaking freeze in the wake of a deadly bomb cyclone that dumped snow as far south as Florida. In parts of the US and Canada, temperatures were forecast to fall below -29 degrees Celsius, with wind chill making it feel more like -67 degrees Celsius on Friday night, the local media reported. In Canada, high...

10 days ago
Man City likely to invest in Indian football

Jamshedpur, Jan 5 (IANS) Manchester City CEO Ferran Sorriano on Friday said the English football giants may invest in Indian football in near future. Sorriano was present at the Indian Super League (ISL) tie between Jamshedpur FC and Mumbai City where he opened up about Manchester City's aspirations with football in India. Yeah, who knows, not immediately but India is a major opp...

10 days ago
'Logan', 'The Big Sick' nominated for Writers Guild Awards 2018

Los Angeles, Jan 5 (IANS) Hugh Jackman's Logan, Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani's The Big Sick and James Franco's The Disaster Artist are among the films nominated for the The Writers Guild of America Awards 2018. The nominations were announced on Thursday, reports aceshowbiz.com. Logan, the final X-Men movie for Jackman, has been nominated for its screenplay, co-penned by Sc...

10 days ago
Suspect indicted in failed San Francisco attack

San Francisco, Jan 5 (IANS) A former US Marine suspected of plotting a Christmas holiday terror attack on a popular San Francisco tourist destination was indicted by a grand jury, the media reported. Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, of Modesto, California, was indicted on Thursday on one count each of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organisation and distribution o...

11 days ago
'IS selfies' spreading on New York streets

New York, Jan 4 (IANS) Jihadis are spreading chilling selfies of a man brandishing the Islamic State (IS) logo while posing on New York City streets, according to new reports. The photos were spotted in pro-Islamic State channels on instant messaging app Telegram, according to terror watchdog group Memri. One shows a man wearing an IS-branded scarf over his face outside the Metro...

13 days ago
12 injured in New York apartment fire

New York, Jan 2 (IANS) At least 12 persons were injured early on Tuesday after a huge fire tore through an apartment building in New York, reports said. The fire started in the Bronx building at about 5.30 a.m. and spread to multiple floors, express.co.uk reported. New York City Fire Department tweeted that over 200 fire fighters continue to operate on scene this morning of a 6-a...

13 days ago
US teen arrested after family shot dead on New Year's Eve

New York, Jan 2 (IANS) A US teenager has been arrested after his family members were found shot dead in their home on New Year's Eve. Police responded to a report of shots fired at a house in Long Branch, New Jersey, shortly before midnight, BBC reported on Monday. On arrival, they discovered the suspect's father, mother, sister, and a family friend had all been killed. I...

14 days ago
Mariah Carey demands tea during live performance

New York, Jan 1 (IANS) Singer Mariah Carey stopped her New Year performance here halfway and demanded hot tea. Carey made a return to New York City on Sunday to celebrate New Year, following her 2016 performance debacle, reports mirror.co.uk. Happy New Year. I just want to take a sip of tea, if they'll let me, Carey said while looking around herself seemingly in the hope that an ...

17 days ago
12 killed in New York apartment blaze

New York, Dec 29 (IANS) At least 12 people, including a one-year-old infant, was killed after a massive fire broke out at an apartment building in The Bronx, New York City, media reports said. Authorities said the death toll could still rise from the fire that began at 6.51 p.m., on Thursday and gutted the building in the Belmont neighbourhood near the Bronx Zoo, reports the New York Pos...

17 days ago
'Dick Van Dyke Show' star Rose Marie dead at 94

Los Angeles, Dec 29 (IANS) Actress Rose Marie, best known for her role as Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show, is dead. She was 94. Marie, who had a nine-decade career in show business, died Thursday in Van Nuys, California. Publicist Harlan Boll confirmed her death, reports variety.com. Her career earned her three Emmy nominations -- all for The Dick Van Dyke Show -- and a st...

17 days ago
12 dead in New York apartment blaze

New York, Dec 29 (IANS) At least 12 persons were reported dead in a fire that raged through a New York City apartment in the Bronx area, the US media reported. More than 170 firefighters were on the scene of the huge blaze late on Thursday that also saw more than a dozen critical injuries, authorities said. The deadly blaze at 2363 Prospect Ave. in the Belmont section of the bor...

17 days ago
Several die in New York apartment blaze

New York, Dec 29 (IANS) Multiple deaths were reported in a fire that raged through a New York City apartment in the Bronx area, the US media reported. More than 170 firefighters were on the scene of the huge blaze late on Thursday that killed at least six people and injured more than a dozen, authorities said. A New York Post report said the number of deaths was 11. The deadly bl...

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