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19 Apr 2024


US: Biden raises eyebrows by claiming cannibals 'ate' his uncle 

United States President Joe Biden's comments about his uncle, 2nd Lt. Ambrose J Finnegan Jr, potentially falling victim to cannibalism in Papua New Guinea during World War II have sparked confusion and criticism.

15 Jun 2023


Penn State: Professor accused of performing sexual acts with dog

A Pennsylvania State University professor has been charged with performing sexual acts with his dog.

US: Pennsylvania recognizes Diwali as official holiday

The Pennsylvania state of the United States (US) declared the Hindu festival of Diwali as an official holiday on Wednesday.

US: Tornadoes tear through 8 states, 26 dead; emergency declared

A series of powerful tornadoes caused devastation in the United States, killing at least 26 people in the South and Midwest.

17 Aug 2022


US: 99-year-old woman welcomes her 100th great-grandchild

Marguerite Koller, 99, from Pennsylvania in the United States welcomed her 100th great-grandchild earlier this month.

13 Aug 2022

Emmanuel Macron

Salman Rushdie on ventilator, may lose an eye, liver damaged

Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie has been put on a ventilator in a critical condition after he was stabbed at an event in the New York state.

09 Nov 2020


US election: All you need to know about Trump's lawsuits

Democrat Joe Biden has been elected President of the United States in the 2020 US election.

06 Nov 2020


#USAElections2020: Biden leads in traditionally red state Georgia; Trump suffers

In what comes as a huge setback for incumbent US President Donald Trump, his opponent Joe Biden has taken a narrow lead in the state of Georgia, which has remained a GOP bastion for years. If the Democratic challenger wins Georgia, the White House will be stone's throw away for him.

06 Nov 2020


#USAElections2020: White House hopeful Joe Biden moves closer to 270-mark

Democrat Joe Biden is inching closer to the 270-mark, which is the number of electoral votes needed to be sworn in as the President of the United States of America, as tense counting continued in two states, Pennsylvania and Georgia.

21 Aug 2020

Bill Clinton

Donald Trump terms rival Joe Biden as voters' "worst nightmare"

On Thursday, US President Donald Trump tore into his Democratic opponent Joe Biden just outside the latter's Pennsylvania birthplace of Scranton, calling him the "voters' worst nightmare."

15 Aug 2018


For decades, Pennsylvania priests sexually abused over 1,000 children

A grand jury report released, on Tuesday, said that hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania have abused more than 1,000 kids since the 1940s, and senior church officials systematically covered their actions.

11 Mar 2018

Donald Trump

Trump publicly calls for death penalty for drug dealers

During a campaign rally in Pennsylvania for a struggling Republican candidate, US President Donald Trump publicly praised countries that execute drug dealers.

17 Oct 2017

Donald Trump

Trump nominated drug czar accused of relaxing opioid restrictions

Tom Marino, the Pennsylvania Congressman nominated by President Donald Trump as the drug czar, has been accused of helping relax enforcement on pharmaceutical firms, indirectly aggravating the opioid crisis.

26 Sep 2016

ICC Cricket World Cup

Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer dies at 87

American Golf legend Arnold Palmer died in a hospital in Pittsburgh before his cardiac surgery. He was 87.