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Facebook, Google, Twitter sued by families of San Bernardino shooting victims.

Family members of three victims of the December 2015 shooting rampage in San Bernardino, California, have sued Facebook, Google and Twitter, claiming that the companies permitted Islamic State to flourish.........

Family says booted off Delta flight over child’s seat, airlines apologises.

In yet another incident that could prove to be a public relations nightmare for the US airline industry, a California couple is claiming they were kicked off an overbooked Delta flight for............

Pak says committed to resolve all issues with India through talks.

Pakistan is committed to resolve all outstanding issues, including the Kashmir dispute, with India through talks, foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua said.......

US will lose jobs if it quits Paris climate deal, UN environment chief says.

The United States will shoot itself in the foot if it quits the Paris climate accord because China, India and Europe will snap up the best power sector jobs in future, U.N. Environment chief Erik Solheim...........

Eman Ahmed in Abu Dhabi hospital, doctors want to make her mobile, train her to use toilet.

Eman Ahmed, the Egyptian believed to have been the world’s heaviest woman, was admitted to a Abu Dhabi hospital to undergo long-term physical and psychological rehabilitation after a drastic..........

US House clears GOP bill to replace Obamacare, but still long way to go for Trump.

The bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, as Obamacare is known, passed the US House of Representatives Thursday handing President Donald Trump his first major legislative victory and ........

US wants info on social media accounts, email-id from some visa applicants.

The State Department wants to review social media, email addresses and phone numbers from some foreigners seeking US visas, as part of the Trump administration’s enhanced screening of potential......

Legendary Swiss climber Ueli Steck cremated near Everest.

The body of legendary Swiss climber Ueli Steck, who died on Mount Everest, was cremated at a Buddhist monastery that lies in the shadow of the world’s highest peak on Thursday................

Aadhaar being promoted by govt as ‘herbal panacea’ for all ills, SC told.

Those opposing linking Aadhaar to Income-tax returns and PAN cards told the Supreme Court that the NDA government was promoting the 12-digit identity number as “herbal panacea” for all ills plaguing India.......

Govt proposes three levels of punishment for unruly flyers after Gaikwad-AI row.

The government proposed on Friday three-tier rules for a national no-fly list in an attempt to crack down on ill-behaved passengers and powerful politicians who often abuse and bully staff for convenience..........

A Bihar panchayat slaps Rs 20K fine on youth for kissing woman.

Forcibly kissing a girl in Bihar costs just Rs 10,000! So, believes a panchayat in rural Bihar...........

Militants manage to escape as combing operation continues in Kashmir’s Shopian.

The massive combing operation by security forces in Kashmir’s Shopian district continued for the second day on Friday to track down the militants behind the recent attacks on policemen and political............

Rahul Gandhi finds a new admirer in Amarinder who says Congress vice-president fit to be India’s PM.

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had the “potential” to become the Prime Minister of the country. Amarinder further said the time .......

To secure 2019 general elections, Modi govt targets development of rural economy.

Almost every other month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a review meeting of the rural development ministry to keep the bureaucracy responsible for catering to around 22 crore people on its toes........

With $6.2 bn wiped off remittances to India, experts urge govt to talk to Gulf nations.

The World Bank said last month that remittances — money citizens send back home from working abroad — fell for the second successive year, with India recording the biggest dip. Experts say the signs......

14 dead, 28 injured after truck runs off road and falls into canal in UP’s Etah.

Fourteen people were killed and at least 28 injured after a truck drove into a roadside canal early on Friday morning in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah district........

New Indian faces likely in Britain’s House of Commons.

As political parties select candidates for the June 8 mid-term election, indications are that the next cohort of Indian-origin MPs will include some new faces and a higher number of MPs than the.............

Somalia minister shot dead in car after being mistaken for militant: Police.

Somali security forces shot dead a minister for public works in his car in the capital Mogadishu on Wednesday after mistaking him for an Islamist militant, officials said....................

‘No cause for concern’: Buckingham says after emergency meet sparks talk on Queen Elizabeth’s health.

An emergency meeting of royal staff was called at the Buckingham Palace on Thursday, sparking intense speculation about the health of Queen Elizabeth and her consort, Prince Philip................

Canadian PM Trudeau’s presence at event with Khalistani flags upsets India.

While vitriolic attacks on Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh at the annual nagar kirtan in Vancouver riled the Indian government, there is consternation over Canadian Prime Minister Justin.....

US Army photographer catches her own death in mortar explosion on film.

The US Army has published the final photo of a combat photographer who captured her own death on camera in an accidental mortar explosion in Afghanistan nearly four years ago..............

21 bodies recovered from Iran mine after blast.

Rescue workers recovered 21 bodies from a coal mine in northern Iran after an explosion caused a tunnel to collapse on Wednesday, news agencies reported.........

US: 2 dead in suspected murder-suicide at Texas college.

Two people died Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide at a Texas community college, prompting an active-shooter alert that instructed students and employees to barricade themselves into rooms..........

Sonepat ASI shoots self after posting suicide note on Facebook.

An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) with Sonepat police committed suicide at the Murthal police station early of Wednesday morning.................

Massive anti-militancy operation launched in south Kashmir’s Shopian.

Security forces on Wednesday launched a massive anti-militancy operation at multiple places.........

Bilkis Bano gang rape: Mumbai HC upholds conviction of 11 men; finds 6 others guilty for tampering evidence.

The Bombay high court upheld on Thursday life sentences for 11 men for gangraping Bilkis Bano during the 2002 anti-Muslim violence and convicted six people for tampering evidence ...............

Indore is India’s cleanest city, UP’s Gonda dirtiest, finds Swachh survey.

Indore in Madhya Pradesh is India’s cleanest city and Gonda in Uttar Pradesh the filthiest, a nationwide cleanliness survey by the urban development ministry has found..............

WhatsApp to help Goa tourism department keep beaches clean & beautiful.

Tourists and locals can help the Goa government keep beaches clean by lodging complaints through mobile messaging app WhatsApp.....................

Abandoned bags near Army cantonment in Pathankot create a scare.

Two abandoned bags near Mamoon Cantonment area in Pakistan-bordering Pathakot created a scare early on Thursday as security forces went into a tizzy.......

Here is why justice CS Karnan faces mental health test today.

Will he, will he not? Probably not. Calcutta high court judge Chinnaswamy Swaminathan Karnan, who is on a collision course with.........

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