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Paris Hilton flattered by style copycats

Los Angeles: Socialite Paris Hilton said she is flattered when others like Kendall Jenner copy her sense of style. The Simple Life star was thrilled when she saw Kendall in a similar outfit to what she wore to her 21st birthday and said she loved being the style inspiration for others, reported E! online. “It makes me feel happy when I see somebody wearing something I’d already worn before. I

New H1B bill introduced; could benefit Indians

Washington: A bill has been re-introduced in the House of Representatives that seeks exemption for foreign- born persons with an American PhD in science, technology, engineering or mathematics from the limits on the number of employment-based green cards and H-1B visas awarded annually. Introduced by Congressmen Erik Paulsen and Mike Quigley, the Stopping Trained in America PhDs from Leaving the Economy (STAPLE) Act, is likely to benefit Indians given that

Sri Lankan official held for giving shooting orders

Colombo: A Sri Lankan army brigadier was today arrested for issuing shooting orders in 2013 that led to the killing of three persons, including a 14-year-old student, who were among a group of villagers demanding clean drinking water. Brigadier Anura Deshapriya Gunawardena led an army contingent to Rathupaswala to quell a protest by residents demanding safe drinking water. Three people were shot dead and 33 protesters injured on 1 August,

3 men arrested in Manchester bombing case

London: Three more men were arrested in Manchester in connection with investigations into the suicide bombing at a concert in the city that killed 22 people as the government indicated that the Libyan-origin bomber may not have acted alone. The new arrests came as the injured toll doubled from 59 to 119. “Three men have been arrested after the police executed warrants in South Manchester in connection with the ongoing

Wonder Woman UK premiere cancelled after attack

Los Angeles: Warner Bros has cancelled the 31 May London red carpet premiere of Gal Gadot-starrer Wonder Woman in the wake of the deadly attack in Manchester that claimed the lives of 22 people, including children. The film’s cast, including Gadot, Chris Pine and Robin Wright, were scheduled to make red carpet appearances at the Leicester Square in the British capital, reported Deadline. “Our thoughts are with those affected by

US proposes $ 800 million support for Pakistan

Washington: The Trump administration has proposed to give Pakistan USD 800 million as reimbursement for its military and logistical support in counter-terrorism operations in the next fiscal, a defence department official has said. The administration has proposed the amount – a cut of USD 100 million compared to the previous time – in its annual budget proposals under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF), a Pentagon programme to reimburse US allies

Grande suspends world tour till 5 June after blast

London: American pop singer Ariana Grande has suspended her world tour until 5 June in the wake of the deadly attack at her concert in Manchester that claimed the lives of 22 people, including children. The 23-year-old singer’s scheduled concerts in Europe including two in London’s O2 Arena as well as all others until the one planned for 5 June in Switzerland have been cancelled as Grande wanted to pay

'Madman with nuclear weapons', Trump calls Kim Jong

Washington: President Donald Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un a “madman with nuclear weapons” during a telephone call with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, according to a transcript of the conversation released by US media yesterday. A White House readout of the April 29 call characterized it as a “very friendly conversation.” Days after the conversation, Trump said publicly that he would be “honored” to meet with Kim. But in

Samsung investigating the claims on 'Iris hack'

Seoul: Samsung Electronics is investigating claims by a German hacking group that it fooled the iris recognition system of the new flagship Galaxy S8 device, the firm said today. The launch of the Galaxy S8 was a key step for the world’s largest smart phone maker as it sought to move on from last year’s humiliating withdrawal of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7s, which hammered the firm’s once-stellar reputation. But

Moody's cuts China's rating on debt concerns

Beijing: Moody’s ratings agency downgraded China’s credit score today, warning that economy-wide debt is expected to rise as potential economic growth slows over the coming years. The agency lowered China’s long-term local currency and foreign currency issuer ratings to A1 from Aa3, but said its outlook changed from “negative” to “stable”. “The downgrade reflects Moody’s expectation that China’s financial strength will erode somewhat over the coming years, with economy-wide debt

Ariana's drummer heartbroken over terror attack

Los Angeles: Ariana Grande’s drummer Aaron Spears says the singer’s musicians and crew are all in deep shock after the terror attack at her concert in Manchester on Monday night. Spears told Washington, D.C.’s Fox 5 via text message that the explosions started after the show closed, reported Billboard. “We finished the show and we were walking back to our dressing rooms and BOOM!!!!” he wrote. “We could hear people,