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01 Jun 2018


Unbelievable and disgusting: Dying cockroach lays eggs inside man's ears

Blake Collins and his husband Samuel McGee had been complaining of roaches invasion in their apartment near Florida State University for three years now, but last week the problem escalated when the former realized a roach found a house inside his ear.

24 May 2018

Donald Trump

Texas school shooting: Hundreds attended Pakistani student's funeral

17-year-old Sabika Sheikh, a Pakistani student in the US, was set to return home in a few weeks' time for Eid.

08 Apr 2018


NASA: Humanity's first flight to Sun scheduled for July

Humanity's first mission to the Sun is undergoing final preparations ahead of its scheduled launch on July 31.

25 Mar 2018

Washington DC

March for Our Lives: Huge pro gun-control rallies sweep USA

With over 800 protests taking place across the US and the world, thousands of protesters took to the streets on Saturday calling for tighter gun control laws in the US.

US: Investment firm, BlackRock Inc. puts pressure on guns manufacturers

After several US companies cut ties with gun lobbying NGO National Rifle Association (NRA) following the Florida school shooting on February 14, the world's largest investment firm BlackRock Inc. is now putting pressure on companies which make and sell guns.

01 Mar 2018


Georgia teacher barricades himself in classroom, fires gun

A teacher in Georgia, US, barricaded himself in his classroom and fired at least one gunshot before being nabbed.

01 Mar 2018


Walmart raises minimum age to buy firearms, ammunition to 21

After the deadly Florida school shooting that killed 17, US retail giant Walmart on Wednesday announced it was raising the minimum age to buy firearms and ammunition to 21 years.

24 Feb 2018


US firms cut ties with the gun lobbying NGO, NRA

After the February 14 school shootout in Florida, several US companies have cut ties with the gun lobbying, NGO National Rifle Association (NRA).

22 Feb 2018

Donald Trump

Donald Trump supports guns for teachers to check school shootings

American President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested arming teachers to curb school shootings in the US. He also supported making improved and detailed background checks mandatory for buying guns.

21 Feb 2018

Donald Trump

Days after Florida, 7th grader in Ohio school shoots himself

Days after the Florida high school massacre, a Grade 7 student of Jackson Middle School, Ohio, seemed to have shot himself with a gun in a washroom.

21 Feb 2018

Donald Trump

George-Amal Clooney donate $500,000 to student march demanding gun reforms

Hollywood royalty George and Amal Clooney have pledged $500,000 (about Rs. 3.24 crore) to support a student march demanding gun control reforms.

20 Feb 2018

Donald Trump

Is President Trump shifting gun control stance after Florida shooting?

Amid student-led protests demanding gun control reforms after the killing of 17 people in last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school, US President Donald Trump hinted at a change in stance on gun restrictions.

18 Feb 2018

Donald Trump

'Shame on you!': Florida school shooting survivor's speech makes headlines

The fight for strict gun laws has become louder after the Florida massacre, with students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the site of the tragedy, issuing powerful statements.

16 Feb 2018

Mental Health

School shootings: What explains gun violence among American teens?

A 19-year-old expelled student opened fire at his high school in Florida on Wednesday, killing at least 17.

15 Feb 2018

Terror Attack

17 killed in Florida in one of US' deadliest shootings

Seventeen people were killed in one of the deadliest shootings in US when a gunman opened fire in a Florida high school yesterday.

07 Feb 2018


SpaceX successfully launches world's most powerful operational rocket

SpaceX has successfully and seamlessly launched the most powerful operational rocket in the world called Falcon Heavy.

05 Jan 2018


US East Coast freezes under 'bomb cyclone'

The East Coast of the US reeled under unsually cold weather with heavy winds and snowfall as a 'bomb cyclone' hit parts of Florida, Georgia, Boston, New York, South and North Carolina and other regions.

23 Oct 2017

Donald Trump

President Trump didn't remember my husband's name: Dead soldier's widow

Myeshia Johnson, the pregnant widow of the fallen US soldier Sgt La David Johnson, lashed out at President Donald Trump as he couldn't remember her husband's name during the condolence phone-call.

20 Oct 2017

Donald Trump

White House's John Kelly defends Trump in 'insensitive comments' case

White House chief of staff General John Kelly has now risen to President Donald Trump's defense, accusing "selfish" congresswoman Frederica Wilson of being "an empty barrel".

19 Oct 2017

Donald Trump

Trump rejects allegations he was 'insensitive' to soldier's widow

President Donald Trump has rejected Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson's claim that he made a fallen soldier's wife cry as "totally fabricated."

Florida governor declares emergency ahead of far-right leader's visit

Of late, white supremacists became the subject of widespread outrage in the US after one woman was killed in a violent rally organized by right-wing supporters in Charlottesville, Virginia.

15 Oct 2017

Washington DC

Kiran Patel: The Indian-American who donated $200 million to Florida

Dr. Kiran Patel, the person who donated $200 million to a Florida university has set a new high-water mark for philanthropists among the Indian-American community in the US.

19 Sep 2017

Mukesh Ambani

Jio has a new plan, getting into connected cars segment

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio is branching out.

12 Sep 2017

Puerto Rico

Two-thirds of Hurricane Irma-hit Florida left without electricity

Thousands of Floridians who had to evacuate inland ahead of the category five Hurricane Irma, have returned to shattered homes.

11 Sep 2017

Electric Vehicles

Tesla "remotely" increases range of vehicles to help Irma victims

Every small help is important during a crisis. Elon Musk's Tesla did its bit by pushing an over-the-air update to some of its vehicles in Florida, so that they can cover more range than usual.

11 Sep 2017

White House

Hurricane Irma makes landfall, leaves Florida in tatters

Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys yesterday morning, marking its much-dreaded arrival to the US.

10 Sep 2017

Puerto Rico

Hurricane Irma evacuation: Florida running out of time

After sowing the seeds of destruction in Cuba, Hurricane Irma is powering towards Florida and is expected to make landfall soon.

09 Sep 2017

Donald Trump

Florida braces for 'devastation' before category five Hurricane Irma's landfall

The head of the US federal emergency agency Brock Long said the category five Hurricane Irma will either "devastate" Florida or its neighboring states.

08 Sep 2017


Hurricane Irma devastates Caribbean, is expected to hit Florida

Hurricane Irma has lashed the Turks and Caicos Islands, a British overseas territory, after causing widespread destruction across the Caribbean that's left at least 14 people dead.

03 Aug 2017


Alabama prisoners stage dramatic escape with peanut butter

The world has seen some daring prison breaks, some ingenious ones, and some plain lucky. What happened at an Alabama prison was probably a combination of all three.

08 Jul 2017


Footage shows Venus Williams not at fault

In a recently acquired surveillance video by the Florida police, it has come to light that Venus Williams entered the intersection 'lawfully' before her car was involved in a crash leading to death of a 78-year old man.

22 Jun 2017

South Korea

Trump says China tried but failed to pressurize North Korea

US President Donald Trump said China's efforts to pressurize North Korea into slowing down its nuclear weapons program have failed.

08 Jun 2017


Fidget Spinners, invented in 90s and a rage in 2017

I love Fidget Spinners. There I said it. It's addictive, kills time and no matter how much some naysayers try to bog it down; it's spreading like wildfire and is everywhere.

05 Jun 2017


Florida shooting: Multiple fatalities in Orlando

According to reports, several people have been killed in a workplace shooting that took place in Orlando, Florida.

31 May 2017

Tiger Woods

'Woods, asleep at the wheel, didn't know where he was'

A day after his arrest, police said golf champion Tiger Woods was asleep at the wheel of a stationary Mercedes-Benz in Florida, and didn't know where he was. He also changed the story of where he was coming from or where he was going.

30 May 2017

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods arrested, claims alcohol 'not involved'

Golfer Tiger Woods was arrested for DUI (Driving Under Influence) on Monday morning while driving in Florida.

25 Apr 2017


Serena Williams thanks her unborn baby for top WTA spot

A pregnant Serena Williams reclaimed her top spot at the WTA world rankings, and took to social media to thank her unborn baby.

23 Apr 2017


US teen wins right to wear Hijab and box

A 16 year old US girl, Amaiya Zafar has won the right to wear her hijab while boxing inside the US.

20 Apr 2017


Was Serena Williams pregnant when she won the Australian Open?

On Wednesday, Serena Williams posted a Snapchat story wherein she was posing sideways in a yellow bathing suit and a protruding stomach.

19 Apr 2017


Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in prison

Former New England Patriots' star Aaron Hernandez committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell at Massachusetts' maximum security prison in Shirley.