Barack Obama authorises limited air strikes in Iraq if needed

Washington/Arbil: In a bid to protect US personnel, US President Barack Obama on Thursday said he had authorised limited airstrikes to blunt the onslaught of Islamic militants in northern Iraq. He further underlined that he would not commit ground forces and had no intention of letting the United States get dragged back into a war there. The […]

International Women’s Day flummoxes Google Doodle team

Google is celebrating International Women’s Day with a homepage doodle featuring footage of women from around the world including the education rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai and the British businesswoman and charity worker, Camila Batmanghelidjh. The search engine’s creative team put together the doodle, which features 27 female chromosomes and a video package with the faces of more […]

US to withdraw diplomat at India’s request after Devyani’s indictment

Washington: The United States said on Friday it would withdraw one of its diplomats from New Delhi at India’s request after Washington effectively expelled an Indian envoy at the center of a dispute between the allies. Devyani Khobragade, 39, who was India’s deputy consul-general in New York, was arrested in December on charges of visa […]

Facebook accused of scanning users’ private messages.

San Francisco: Social networking giant Facebook Inc has been sued for allegedly scouring through users’ private messages to provide data to marketers and advertisers, according to reports. Facebook users Matthew Campbell and Michael Hurley filed the class-action suit in the Northern District Court of California. They accused Facebook of scanning private messages with URLs in […]

‘The’Big Bang Theory’ star Kaley Cuoco ‘Penny’ shares wedding pictures on Instagram

‘The’Big Bang Theory’ star Kaley Cuoco ‘Penny’ shares wedding pictures on Instagram

The actress who plays the beloved ‘The Big Bang Theory’ character, Penny, recently got married to beau Ryan Sweeting and much to the delight of her fans, she Instagrammed her wedding photographs. Star of the popular TV show, The Big Bang Theory, Kaley Cuoco who plays the character of Penny, tied knots with her fiance Ryan Sweeting […]

Sonia Gandhi is world’s third most powerful woman.

Washington: Congress president Sonia Gandhi has been listed the third most powerful woman as Russian President Vladimir Putin beat President Barack Obama to the top spot on Forbes’ list of “The World’s Most Powerful People”. Gandhi, 66, described as “de facto head of India”, is ranked 21st among the world’s 72 most powerful. She takes […]

London helicopter crash pilot was Bond movie stunt flyer

The pilot killed in Wednesday’s horror crash in London was a movie stunt flyer who featured in a Bond film. Pete Barnes, 50, appeared in 007 flick Die Another Day, as well as action films Saving Private Ryan and Tomb Raider II, reports the Daily Star. In his 18-year career, he racked up 9,000 hours’ […]