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Hot air balloons light up the sky in New Jersey

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th July 2015

Hot air balloons light up the sky in New Jersey WEB DESK: The sky lit up with colorful balloons in New Jersey as celebrations for the Hot Air Balloon festival began on Saturday. The festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premiere family entertainment attraction in New Jersey. It holds the dual distinction...


America and Middle East countries celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr today

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th July 2015

America and Middle East countries celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr today WEB DESK: Muslims of America, Britain, Europe and western countries are observing Eid-ul-Fitr today, Aaj News reported. Iraq, Kuwait, UAE and several Arab countries are observing Eid-ul-Fitr today.Bangladesh, Indonesia and Malaysia also announced the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr today. A Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meeting will be held today for the moon sighting ritual. According to the Met department,...


Sikh postman ‘wins turban battle with Disney’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th July 2015

Sikh postman ‘wins turban battle with Disney’ Web Desk: A Sikh postman at Disney World has won his fight over claims that he had been made to work away from customers so they would not see his beard and turban. Lawyers for Gurdit Singh said he had been segregated from staff and customers at the Florida theme park because he violated a...


US on alert for terror threat on July 4 holiday

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th July 2015

US on alert for terror threat on July 4 holiday NEW YORK: The United States is ramping up security across the country and urging people to stay alert over the Independence Day holiday weekend over fears of a terrorist threat. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security and National Counterterrorism Center have all warned of an increased risk of attacks during the long...


Over 5,000 evacuated after US train derails, catches fire

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd July 2015

Over 5,000 evacuated after US train derails, catches fire WASHINGTON: More than 5,000 people were evacuated from their homes after a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in Tennessee overnight and spectacularly caught fire, firefighters and officials said Thursday. The train derailed just before midnight Wednesday near Maryville, close to the city of Knoxville, carrying acrylonitrile, a highly flammable and toxic substance that poses respiratory...


US announces first death from measles in 12 years

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd July 2015

US announces first death from measles in 12 years LOS ANGELES: Health authorities on Thursday announced the first US death from measles in 12 years, after an autopsy showed a woman’s fatal pneumonia was caused by the contagious disease. “The cause of death was pneumonia due to measles,” said a statement from the Department of Health in Clallam County, Washington. “The woman had several...


US arrests New Jersey man on IS support charges

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th June 2015

US arrests New Jersey man on IS support charges WASHINGTON: US authorities arrested a 23-year-old New Jersey man Monday on charges of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group after he helped his brother travel to the Middle East, allegedly to join the group. The Justice Department said Alaa Saadeh bought his brother a plane ticket and drove him to New...


Rihanna wears a 25kg dress

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th June 2015

Rihanna wears a 25kg dress WEBDESK: Hollywood singer, Rihanna appeared at an international fashion night wearing a 25kg dress. The canary yellow dress, with fur trim trailed seven feet behind Rihanna at the New York’s Met Gala. The event is organised to raise funds for the city’s Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art’s Costume Institute. The dress was designed by a...


US Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th June 2015

US Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal throughout the nation Friday in a much-awaited landmark decision that triggered wild jubilation and tears of joy across the country. In a 5-4 ruling, the highest court in the United States said the Constitution requires all 50 states to carry out and recognize marriages between people...


Boston bomber apologizes, sentenced to death

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th June 2015

Boston bomber apologizes, sentenced to death BOSTON:  Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized to his victims for the first time at a highly emotional court hearing Wednesday where he was formally sentenced to death for the 2013 attacks. The US citizen of Chechen descent was sentenced to death on six counts for perpetrating the Marathon bombings, one of the bloodiest assaults on...


The ‘Fried Rat’ was actually ‘Chicken’, reveals KFC

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 24th June 2015

The ‘Fried Rat’ was actually ‘Chicken’, reveals KFC WEB DESK: Recently, KFC has been entrapped in a dirty food controversy when news about it serving ‘Fried rat’ instead of ‘Chicken’ was spread on social media. The photo, posted online by Devorise Dixon from California shocked all fast food lovers around the world. It went viral in a short time period. Devorise Dixon, a...


Pakistan constructive participant in Nuclear Security Summit process: US Report

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th June 2015

Pakistan constructive participant in Nuclear Security Summit process: US Report WASHINGTON: A U.S. report on terrorism released on Friday said that Pakistan is a constructive and active participant in the Nuclear Security Summit process and the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism, and has worked to strengthen its strategic trade controls. “The Export Control and Related Border Security Program increased the Government of Pakistan’s enforcement...


A year later, US struggles to stop IS onslaught

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th June 2015

A year later, US struggles to stop IS onslaught WASHINGTON: A year after Islamic State jihadists overran much of Iraq, the United States and its allies are struggling to turn the tide against the extremists and their self-declared “caliphate.” As it tries to lead an unwieldy international coalition, Washington has pleaded for patience but has yet to arrive at a successful formula that can...


US teen behind IS tweets faces 15 years in prison

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th June 2015

US teen behind IS tweets faces 15 years in prison Alexandria: A tech-savvy US teenager who was prolific on Twitter pleaded guilty Thursday to using social media to aid the Islamic State group, a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Ali Shukri Amin, 17, who sent more than 7,000 Twitter messages in support of IS, admitted to providing advice and encouragement to...


Muslim woman refused soda by air hostess

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st June 2015

Muslim woman refused soda by air hostess picture courtesy of mirror.co.uk WEB DESK: A US airline has been accused of discrimination against a Muslim woman, reports circulated on social media. Tahera Ahmad, a student said that a flight attendant refused to give her a can of soda because she could use it as a weapon. When she asked for an unopened can...


Heavy rainfall and floods kill 21 in US

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th May 2015

Heavy rainfall and floods kill 21 in US WEB DESK:  Heavy rainfall and flood decimated the state of Texas, at least 21 people died in different accidents. American state of Texas has been facing heavy rain for the past one week which has affected the area while around 21 people were killed in different accidents. Cars, houses and roads have drowned. The rain...


US drops Cuba from terror blacklist in landmark move

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th May 2015

US drops Cuba from terror blacklist in landmark move WASHINGTON: The United States dropped Cuba from its blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism on Friday, removing yet another hurdle as the two countries seek to restore diplomatic ties frozen for five decades. Cuba has vehemently protested its 1982 inclusion on the blacklist — which hampered its access to global markets and tarred it as...


Hackers steal personal data from US tax agency IRS

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th May 2015

Hackers steal personal data from US tax agency IRS WASHINGTON: Hackers stole information on 100,000 taxpayers from the online computers of the US Internal Revenue Service, the federal tax agency said Tuesday. The IRS said the unidentified cyber thieves used information on the specific taxpayers from sources outside the agency to access the accounts, which included crucial identifying information such as birth dates, addresses...


Make way for the Rickshaw in USA.

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd May 2015

Make way for the Rickshaw in USA. WEB DESK: For more than a half century Rickshaws have been an essential source of transport for the masses in Asia. Now they are all set to make inroads into the United States. A Rickshaw factory based in Amsterdam has signed a deal with Denver-based eTuk USA that allows the company to manufacture and sell...


Obama’s first tweet gets a million followers

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th May 2015

Obama’s first tweet gets a million followers WEBDESK: The President of the United States sent three tweets from his first ever Twitter account and attracted 1.65million followers within a few hours. His first tweet was retweeted 230,000 times. His twitter handle is @POTUS. This is not the first time Obama has tweeted. He has occasionally signed tweets from the @WhiteHouse account (6.2...


Clash between rival biker gangs leave nine dead

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th May 2015

Clash between rival biker gangs leave nine dead TEXAS: Two biker gangs in an armed conflict exchanged fire, killing at least nine people and injuring others, Aaj News reported Police arrested three people as two biker gangs brawled with each other in a sports bar in the city of Waco. According to Police reports, the fight started in a parking lot. The armed...


US congress can overview the Nuclear Agreement with Iran

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th May 2015

US congress can overview the Nuclear Agreement with Iran WASHINGTON: American congress earned the right to overview the nuclear agreement with Iran, Aaj News reported. The house accepted the bill and sent it to Barack Obama for signatures. After one week US house representatives with consensus with Senate passed a nuclear agreement bill. In support of the bill 400 votes were cast, while 25...


A tongue which can touch her eye

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th May 2015

A tongue which can touch her eye An 18 year old can touch her eyeball with her tongue, Huffington Post reported. Adriana Lewis has a four inch long tongue and wishes that the Guinness Book of World Record would measure her tongue. The current record is held by a 24 year old woman in California, whose tongue measures 3,97 inches. Lewis’ mother,...


OBL was an ISI prisoner: US author

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th May 2015

OBL was an ISI prisoner: US author WEB DESK: Osama bin Laden was an ISI prisoner in Abbotabad and did not move except under supervision.  Moreover, the United States got to OBL through an ex-Pakistani intelligence officer’s help but did not give Pakistan credit, said Seymour Hersh, American author and journalist. In an article published in the London Review of Books, Hersh...


Security beefed up at the White House

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th May 2015

Security beefed up at the White House WASHINGTON: A US government panel on Thursday approved measures to boost security at the White House, adding a new set of metal spikes to the fence after a series of breaches. The National Capital Planning Commission approved the temporary addition of roughly seven-inch (18-centimeter) “pencil point” spikes, a spokesman said. The additions are designed to...


Al Qaeda says US strike kills man who claimed Paris killings

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th May 2015

Al Qaeda says US strike kills man who claimed Paris killings WASHINGTON: Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula said on Thursday a U.S. air strike had killed the senior figure who issued the group’s claim of responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, according to a report. The SITE Intelligence Group quoted al Qaeda as saying in an online video that AQAP ideologue Nasser bin...


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