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Homer Simpson enters Baseball Hall of Fame

Los Angeles: Homer Simpson has been inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony took place on the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons episode Homer at the Bat, reported Rolling Stone. “It’s one of a long list of things with The Simpsons I never dreamed would happen,” executive producer Al Jean said. The episode included voice cameos by then-MLB players Wade Boggs, Jose Canseco, Roger Clemens, Ken Griffey

Glenn stops performance as fan takes photo

  New York: Glenn Close stopped the matinee performance of the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard as the veteran actress was disturbed during her performance when one of the audience members kept clicking her photographs. The 70-year-old actress, who has returned to the role of the famous fictional fading silent movie star 23 years after first playing it on Broadway in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s acclaimed musical, scolded the viewer, reported

19-year-old held in concert bombing at Manchester

London: British police yesterday conducted fresh raids in Manchester and arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the concert bombing, taking the total number of those in custody over the attack to 13. Residents described their houses shaking and hearing a loud blast as officers forced their way into the semi-detached property in Searby Road in the Gorton area of Manchester, Guardian reported. Armed police have arrested the 19-year-old man

A concert to put Brazilian government down

Rio De Janeiro: Several hundred people attended a concert by top Brazilian musicians in Rio de Janeiro in the latest protest demanding the resignation of President Michel Temer and calling for new elections. Caught up in serious corruption allegations, Temer is refusing to step down, hanging onto his office in the face of mounting popular pressure and the risk his all-important parliamentary support base may collapse. “If we push him,

North Korea successfully tested ballistic missile

Seoul: North Korea today test-fired a ballistic missile, the latest in a series of launches that have ratcheted up tensions over its quest to develop weapons capable of hitting the United States. The short-range missile flew for six minutes before landing in the Sea of Japan, the US Pacific Command said, adding it was working on a more detailed assessment. The launch comes in fresh defiance of tough talk from

Islamist militants kill 19 in south Philippines: army

Marawi (Philippines): Islamist militants locked in street-to-street battles with security forces in  southern Philippine city have killed 19 civilians, the military said today, bringing the official death toll from nearly a week of fighting to at least 85. The violence prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law on Tuesday across the southern third of the Philippines to quell what he said was a fast-growing threat of militants linked to

Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident

Fresno: The mother of the CEO of the ride-hailing company Uber died in a boat accident in a California lake, the company said. Bonnie Kalanick, 71, died after the boat she and her husband, Donald, 78, were riding in hit a rock in Pine Flat Lake and sank, Fresno County authorities said. They are the parents of Travis Kalanick, 40, who founded Uber in 2009. The company has since grown

Ariana's boyfriend cancels gig after UK attack

Los Angeles: Mac Miller has cancelled his two shows five days after the deadly attack at his girlfriend Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester that claimed the lives of 22 people, including children. The 25-year-old rapper announced on Twitter that he would not perform at Sasquatch and Soundset festivals this weekend. “Soundset and Sasquatch, I will not be performing this weekend. Thank you for understanding. I’ll be back. Love always,” Miller

PM Modi pays tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru on his 53rd death anniversary. Nehru, the first prime minister of the country, had passed away on this date in 1964. “Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary,” Modi tweeted.

Budget will create millions of new jobs: Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that his maiden budget will lay the foundation of a “new America” and reverse economic stagnation by creating millions of new jobs in the country. “My administration is laying a new foundation to build a future of economic prosperity and achieve American Greatness. The budget we are proposing will reverse economic stagnation and open the path to millions of new jobs for American

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