Day: April 28, 2019

Iran’s Khamenei urges crackdown on illegal arms, social media curbs

DUBAI – Iran’s top leader called on Sunday for a crackdown on illegal weapons after the rare shooting of a cleric, and said easy access to guns in the United States served only a “mafia of gun manufacturers”, his website reported. “In some countries, such as the United […]

How ‘laid back’ Sri Lanka became a soft target for Islamist strike

COLOMBO – A week ago, Sri Lankan tourist guide Ricky Costa was preparing for a typically easy Sunday ferrying backpackers between Colombo’s tea shops and beach bars in his canary-yellow rickshaw. Then the blasts began. The coordinated suicide bombings by Islamist militants at hotels and churches killed more […]

Father, two brothers of Sri Lanka suicide bombings mastermind killed in gun battle

COLOMBO/KALMUNAI – The father and two brothers of the suspected mastermind of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombings were killed when security forces stormed their safe house two days ago, police sources and a relative of the suicide bombers told Reuters on Sunday. Zainee Hashim, Rilwan Hashim and their […]

Serious flooding in Mozambique in wake of Cyclone Kenneth

PEMBA, Mozambique — Serious flooding raged on Sunday in parts of northern Mozambique hit by Cyclone Kenneth three days ago, with water waist-high in places, after the government urged people to immediately seek higher ground. Hundreds of thousands of people were at risk with more rain forecast for […]

Music has the power to overcome the tribulations of war and terrorism: Vice President

open view news reporter The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that music has the power to overcome the tribulations of war and terrorism and sends the message of oneness. Speaking at the “CHIRAGH” concert of the South Asian Symphony Orchestra at the National […]

The Vice President calls upon youth to adhere to the traditions of tolerance and respect and to protect our pluralistic culture

India of the future would be powered by the dreams and ambitions, the character and competence of young people: Vice President;  We must rethink and re-orient our educational system in the context of the twenty first century; We have to turn our system around to inspire critical thinking […]

Prince Harry’s transformation: The kid’s all right

LONDON — Princess Diana’s little boy — the red-haired prince with the mischievous smile and his mother’s wild streak — is about to become a father. The arrival any day now of Prince Harry’s and American wife Meghan’s first child will complete his public transformation into the admirable […]

‘THIS MUST STOP’: Reaction to the synagogue shooting

A gunman opened fire inside a synagogue near San Diego on Saturday as worshippers celebrated the last day of Passover, authorities said. The attack came exactly six months after 11 people were killed by a gunman at a Pittsburgh synagogue in October. A sampling of reaction to Saturday’s […]

Scarlett Johansson might take political plunge ‘some time in future’

Los Angeles, Apr 28: Actor Scarlett Johansson says she will not rule out the possibility of her entering politics “some time in the future”. The 34-year-old actor is one of the most politically active Hollywood celebrities and never minced her words when it comes to important issues. Discussing her […]

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