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Trumps wedding cake up for auction

Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) A souvenir wedding cake from US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania's wedding is up for auction. The Los Angeles-based Julien's Auctions house is currently accepting bids on a serving of the couple's wedding cake, which was originally provided as a take-home souvenir for guests of their January 2005 nuptials, Fox News reported on Friday. Accord...

3 days ago
Australian diplomat dies in New York building fall

Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) An Australian UN diplomat has died after falling from a seventh floor of a New York City building. Julian Simpson, 30, a Second Secretary at the UN, died on the Lower East Side in the early hours of Wednesday, the Australian reported. Simpson had been out with his wife and friends before they returned home to admire the view of the Empire State Building,...

7 days ago
Indian-American teen killed in road rage incident in New York

New York, Nov 12 (IANS) An Indian-American teenager has been killed in a road rage incident when a driver ran his truck over her after a minor collision in the city's suburb of Levittown, according to media reports. On Sunday, police in Nassau County adjoining New York City were looking for the driver who allegedly attacked dental student Taranjit Parmar, 18, on Thursday. WPIX TV...

11 days ago
Ex- US President Obama in Chicago as would-be juror

Chicago, Nov 9 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama arrived in downtown Chicago on Wednesday, but this time as a prospective juror. Obama was spotted while being escorted by secret service agents from his house on the south side of Chicago to a court building in the city centre. Obama, only one of the would-be jurors at this stage, will be reportedly paid $17.20 a day for his ...

11 days ago
Democrats score key poll wins in Virginia, New Jersey

Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) Democrats have scored two significant victories in the US by exploiting President Donald Trump's deep unpopularity to capture the governorships in Virginia and New Jersey. In Virginia, Ralph Northam defeated Republican Ed Gillespie in a race marked by tussles on immigration and Confederate statues, according to the results published by the Department of Elections...

11 days ago
Indian American elected New Jersey town Mayor despite anti-Sikh propaganda

New York, Nov 8 (IANS) Two Indian American candidates have overcome bigoted propaganda to win local elections in New Jersey - one of them as the Mayor of Hoboken. Ravi Bhalla was elected in Tuesday's elections as the first Sikh Mayor of the town that is a suburb of New York City. A lawyer, who was a member of the city council, Bhalla was the target of an anti-Sikh campaign pamphl...

13 days ago
Baghdadi fled Iraq in 'yellow taxi' to avoid suspicion

Baghdad, Nov 6 (IANS) Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly fled from Iraq to Syria in a yellow taxi to avoid drawing suspicion. An intelligence source claimed the IS chief was hiding in Rawa, northwestern Iraq, when troops entered Qaim some 50 miles away near the Syrian border, the Daily Mail reported. Al-Baghdadi felt his presence in Rawa threatened his life, ...

14 days ago
Kenyan wins TCS-sponsored NYC Marathon held under heavy security

New York, Nov. Nov 5 (IANS) Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor won the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)-sponsored New York City Marathon held Sunday under the heaviest security ever for the event in a metropolis, unfazed by the terror strike earlier this week. More than 51,000 runners from about 125 countries participated in the race officially known as the TCS-New York City Marathon, a major promo...

14 days ago
Under heavy security, TCS-sponsored NYC Marathon starts with 51,000 runners

New York, Nov 5 (IANS) Unfazed by the terror strike in the metropolis earlier this week, the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)-sponsored New York City Marathon got underway on Sunday under heavy security. More than 51,000 runners from about 125 countries are participating in the race officially known as the TCS-New York City Marathon, an important promotional event for the Indian tech gian...

15 days ago
Real Madrid keeper Navas sidelined for Costa Rica friendlies

San Jose, Nov 4 (IANS) Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has been ruled out of Costa Rica's friendlies against Spain and Hungary because of a groin injury. Real Betis forward Joel Campbell will also be absent as he recovers from an ankle sprain, the Costa Rican Football Federation said on Saturday, reports Xinhua news agency. As expected, coach Oscar Ramirez's squad includes Bo...

17 days ago
New York marathon to continue with enhanced security

New York, Nov 2 (IANS) Authorities plan to provide added security measures for the New York City Marathon on Sunday following a deadly terrorist attack in lower Manhattan earlier this week that left eight dead, the media reported. The marathon will go on because New York goes on and it's an important event for all New Yorkers, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said during a news conference ...

17 days ago
Terrorism charges filed against New York attack suspect

New York, Nov 2 (IANS) US federal prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against the suspect of Tuesday's truck attack in New York which left eight dead and 13 others injured. Acting US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Joon Kim announced the charges at a news conference in New York on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported. The suspect - Sayfullo Habibullaevic Sa...

18 days ago
New York on high alert after IS-linked 'terror' attack near 9/11 kills 8

New York, Nov 1 (IANS) A resolute New York was on high alert on Wednesday after an Islamic State-linked terror strike using a van killed eight people - most of them tourists - on Tuesday near the site of the 9/11 attack. Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, a Uzbek immigrant who drove the rented van on to a bike path along the Hudson River running over bicyclist and pedestrians amd also in...

18 days ago
8 die in New York terror attack near 9/11 site, man arrested

New York, Nov 1 (IANS) In the second terror attack within a month in the US, a man driving a truck ploughed through cyclists and pedestrians on a street near the site of the 9/11 attack killing eight persons. The attacker was shot and arrested by the police. The suspect was identified as 29-year-old Uzbek Sayfullo Saipov. He then smashed the truck into a school bus on Tuesday, jumped out...

18 days ago
First Aid Kit to release 'Ruins' in January

Stockholm, Nov 1 (IANS) Swedish band First Aid Kit will release their forthcoming album Ruins on January 19. Produced by Tucker Martine, the album was recorded in Portland. Ruins includes the lead single It's a shame as well as Postcard. 'Postcard' is one of the most traditional sounding songs we've ever written, and we wanted the production to mirror that. It's not a resentful s...

18 days ago
8 die in New York terror attack near 9/11 site, man arrested

New York, Nov 1 (IANS) In the second terror attack within a month in the US, a man driving a truck ploughed through cyclists and pedestrians on a street near the site of the 9/11 attack killing eight persons. The attacker was shot and arrested by the police. The suspect was identified as 29-year-old Uzbek Sayfullo Saipov. He then smashed the truck into a school bus on Tuesday, jumped out...

18 days ago
Trump orders extreme vetting after New York attack

Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has ordered extreme vetting of foreign nationals after it was revealed that the perpetrator of an attack in New York City that killed eight people was an immigrant from Uzbekistan. I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Programme. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this! Trump wrote on Tw...

18 days ago
Terror attack near 9/11 site in New York kills 8

New York, Nov 1 (IANS) In the second terror attack within a month in the US, a man wielding a truck as a weapon on Tuesday ploughed through bicyclists and pedestrians on a street near the site of the 9/11 attack killing eight persons - most of them tourists. New York Mayor Bill De Blasio declared: This was an act of terror, particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians....

18 days ago
Pichai, Nadella condemn New York terror attack

New York, Nov 1 (IANS) Indian-origin CEOs of tech giants Google and Microsoft condemned the New York terror attack in which at least eight persons were killed and 12 seriously injured after a truck mowed down people on a cycle path in Lower Manhattan in US. So sad to see the senseless loss of lives in NYC, thoughts and prayers with everyone affected there. Gratitude to NYPD, FDNY and fir...

18 days ago
Facebook activates safety check following New York attack

New York, Nov 1 (IANS) Facebook activated its safety check feature for users after a truck ploughed into pedestrians in Lower Manhattan in New York on Tuesday killing eight and injuring 12. Calling the attack an act of terror, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the incident was a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians. The suspect has been arrested. The safety che...

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