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Utah to reintroduce use of firing squads for the death penalty

Utah will take up the use of firing squads to carry out the execution of condemned prisoners. Utah Governor, Gary Herbert signed the measure into law on Monday which makes Utah the only US state to use firing squads as a method of execution. One other state, Oklahoma, allows for death by firing squad but only if the lethal injection...

Merkel, Hollande, Rajoy to Visit Germanwings Crash Site

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy are expected to visit the crash site of a German jetliner that went down in the French Alps Tuesday, killing all 150 people aboard. The Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed Tuesday morning without issuing any distress signals, while en route from Barcelona, Spain to the German city...

Final respect to Mr Lee Kuan Yew

SINGAPORE: Hundreds of people are queuing outside Parliament House to pay their last respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew. As of 11am on Wednesday (Mar 25), the queue stretched all the way from Parliament House to the Fullerton. By noon, the queue stretched past Boat Quay to Circular Road. There is a separate express queue for the elderly, handicapped and pregnant...

NaMo will attend the funeral of Lee Kuan Yew

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the funeral of Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew on March 29, 2015. Lee, 91, died of severe pneumonia on Monday. The Prime Minister will be attending the funeral of Lee on March 29, 2015, the spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry said. In his condolence message, Mr. Modi had said, “A far-sighted statesman and...

China executes three for mass attack at train station

China executed three accused separatists on Tuesday for their role in an attack that killed 31 people at a train station in the southwest last year, a court said. The government has said the attack, in the southwestern city of Kunming, was carried out by knife-wielding separatists from the far western region of Xinjiang, which is strategically located on the...

Singaporeans lost their first leader Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore's founding father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, has died, leaving behind the unlikely nation that he and his colleagues fostered and built over five decades as his lasting legacy. Mr Lee, who would have turned 92 this September, died at the Singapore General Hospital where he had been warded for severe pneumonia since Feb 5. A statement from the Prime Minister's...

Singapore’s first PM, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91

Singapore, Mar 23: Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding father who dominated the country's politics for more than half a century and transformed the former British colony into a global trade and finance powerhouse, today died aged 91.He had been under intensive care for pneumonia since early February 5. In an emotional televised address, his son and current Prime Minister Lee Hsien...

‘Sherlock’ special set in Victorian London

The special episode of "Sherlock" will see stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman travelling to the Victorian England. The first pictures of the duo on the BBC One show saw them in Victorian garb and now co-creator Steven Moffat has confirmed that it will be set in that era. Moffat told Entertainment Weekly that the special is independent from the show's...

Michelle Obama shows her dance moves on TV

US First Lady Michelle Obama showed off her moves on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" as she danced to Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk". Michelle, 51, was appearing on the show to mark the fifth anniversary of her 'Let's Move!' initiative, which aims to encourage people to get out and do some exercise, reported Ace Showbiz.

Myanmar warplane killed 4 civilians in China

Beijing: Myanmar warplane was killed four people in China's south-western Yunnan province on Friday. China has lodged diplomatic protests and scrambled fighter jets to the border with neighbouring Myanmar after a bomb from a Burmese warplane killed four people. Myanmar government forces are fighting armed rebels and supporters of the Kokang people, a Mandarin-speaking ethnic Chinese minority, in the country's northern...

Fire in forest near Valparaiso!

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he had met the president of Vanuatu that morning and conveyed "our deepest condolences" as well as solidarity with the people of the archipelago. "What we are discussing here today is very real for millions of people in the world," he said in a speech. Ban, who has highlighted the rise in extreme weather as...

Bangaladesh Cement factory collapsed: 5 dead, 39 injured

Dhaka: At least five people were died and 39 injured and many others were fear trapped because of the cement factory collapsed near southwestern Bangladesh on Thursday. “Three bodies were retrieved from the scene and two others succumbed to their wounds later. The 39 injured are being treated at three hospitals,” a fire official said in Bagerhat. Adding to this, 39...

World celebrates ‘World Kidney Day’ to create awareness

New Delhi: World has celebrates ‘World Kidney Day’ on the second Thursday of March to create awareness about Kidney diseases among the people across the globe. The Kidney Day is celebrated every year, but the campaign has different themes. The theme for this year is ‘kidney health for all.’ The main focus of this day to create awareness about the health...

Joint ventures, co-production the way forward: Russia

Russia today said joint ventures and co-production was the way forward in all sectors, including defense, to achieve the target of USD 30 billion bilateral trade by 2025 by Welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's thrust for "Make in India". Russia also said it was ready to engage with India for the modernisation of all defence equipment, including ships, submarines and...