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  • Trump gets 'excellent health' report from WH doctor

    13 January, 2018 7:03 AM 32

    President Donald Trump’s White House physician says he is in “excellent health” after Trump received his first medical checkup as president at Walter Reed military hospital. He underwent a physical examination amid suggestions in a recent book, and by his detractors, that he’s mentally unfit. Dr. Ronny Jackson, in a statement released by the White House

  • US envoy to Panama resigns saying he cannot serve under Trump

    13 January, 2018 5:30 AM 41

    However, the State Department says John Feeley has quit due to “personal reasons.” US Ambassador to Panama John Feeley has resigned, saying he cannot serve under President Donald Trump, media reports said on Friday. The State Department, however, said Mr. Feeley (56) had retired due to personal reasons. Mr. Feeley, a former Marine Corps helicopter pilot

  • Stricken Iranian oil tanker drifts into Japan’s economic zone: coast guard

    12 January, 2018 5:38 AM 18

    Tanker carrying condensate oil drifted from accident site off near to Shanghai A stricken Iranian oil tanker drifted into Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) on Wednesday afternoon, a spokesman for Japan's Coast Guard told Reuters on Friday, as strong winds pushed the burning ship away from the Chinese coast. The ship, which has been ablaze for almost

  • Strong 6.0 quake hits central Myanmar: USGS

    12 January, 2018 1:17 AM 38

    YANGON: A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 hit a remote region of central Myanmar early on Friday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The shallow quake struck at a depth of 10 km (six miles) some 40 km (24 miles) west of the town of Phyu and 176 km (110 miles) northwest of Yangon. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, said Phyu regional

  • Beijing wary of Indian presence in S. China Sea

    11 January, 2018 5:12 PM 15

    China on Thursday objected to Vietnam’s invitation to India to invest in oil and natural gas sector in the disputed South China Sea, saying it is firmly opposed to infringement of its rights using development of bilateral ties as an “excuse”. Vietnam’s Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh on Tuesday had told an Indian news channel that his country would

  • Ecuador grants citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Assange

    11 January, 2018 5:06 PM 23

    Julian Assange has been sheltering at its London embassy for five years Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been sheltering at its London embassy for five years to avoid arrest, Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa announced Thursday. Espinosa told a press conference in Quito that Assange, an Australian, became

  • Crawford recreates iconic Super Bowl ad

    11 January, 2018 4:54 PM 17

    Commercial shows her 18-year-old son Cindy Crawford is heading back to the Super Bowl. The model has recreated her iconic 1992 Super Bowl ad for Pepsi, now featuring her 18-year-old son. Crawford recently filmed the commercial, which will debut at Super Bowl 52 on February 4. It includes her son, Presley Walker Gerber, as well as footage from Michael

  • Ecuador gives Assange citizenship, seeks solution with Britain

    11 January, 2018 4:47 PM 11

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was “naturalised” as an Ecuadorean on December 12, at his request, Ecuador’s foreign minister said on Thursday, adding that she was seeking a “dignified” solution to his situation with Britain. Britain said earlier on Thursday it had refused a request by Ecuador for Mr. Assange to be given diplomatic status, a spokesman

  • Astronaut in space claims his height increased by 9 cm, apologises for 'fake news'

    10 January, 2018 5:52 AM 46

    Most astronauts "grow" during protracted space missions because their spines extend in the absence of gravity, but the gains disappear once they are back on the ground. TOKYO: Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, on a mission to the International Space Station, apologised on Wednesday for saying he had grown 9 cm (3.5 inches) while in space and expressing

  • Fired Google engineer James Damore’s suit alleges reverse discrimination

    9 January, 2018 5:04 AM 30

    James Damore had criticised Google for pushing mentoring and diversity programmes, and for “alienating conservatives.” A Google engineer fired for writing a memo questioning Google’s commitment to diversity has filed a lawsuit alleging his ouster was driven by a corporate culture that discriminates against white men and people with conservative views