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  • West Indies pacer Fidel Edwards joins Hampshire Yesterday

    London: English county cricket club Hampshire have signed West Indian fast bowler Fidel Edwards for the second part of the 2015 season. The 33-year-old, who will be available for all the three formats, it was announced in an England and wales Cricket Board (ECB) release on Monday. Edwards said: "I'm delighted to...
  • Hugh Jackman to play 'X-men' superhero Wolverine one last time 2 days ago

    Los Angeles: X-Men star Hugh Jackman has announced he will quit the superhero franchise after playing his character Wolverine for one last time. "Wolverine... one last time," Jackman captioned a photograph of his fists, clutching the claws of his famous mutant character, variety.com. However, it's unclear if he will make his final...
  • One Direction's Malik takes tour break due to 'stress' March 20, 2015

    Los Angeles: One Direction singer Zayn Malik has dropped out of the pop band's On the Road Again tour in Asia due to "stress", his publicist said on Thursday, after pictures were posted of the engaged Malik partying with a holidaymaker in Thailand. "Zayn has been signed off with stress and...
  • 5 things you can do to ward off the NSA from snooping on your emails March 17, 2015

    SAn Francisco: More than half of Americans are worried about the US government's digital spies prying into their emails, texts, search requests and other online information, but few are trying to thwart the surveillance. That's according to a new survey from Pew Research Center, released Monday. A main reason for the...
  • European SIM maker confirms hacking by spy agencies NSA, GCHQ February 26, 2015

    The Hague: After an internal investigation, digital security company Gemalto has concluded that it had "reasonable grounds to believe" that it was hacked by US National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the Amsterdam-based company stated Wednesday. On February 19, 2015, news website The Intercept revealed that, based...
  • Encryption keys of mobile SIM cards powerful spying tool for NSA February 21, 2015

    Washington: It would be another powerful tool in the arsenal of US and British spy services: the encryption keys for a large share of the SIM cards used for mobile phones. A report by the investigative news website The Intercept, citing leaked documents from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden,...
  • NSA, GCHQ spies hacked mobile SIM card keys: Report February 20, 2015

    Washington: US and British intelligence services can tap into mobile voice and data communications of many devices after stealing encryption keys of a major SIM card maker, a report said Thursday. The report, from investigative website The Intercept, said the US National Security Agency and its British counterpart GCHQ obtained encryption...
  • Australian women break world record for world cycling title February 20, 2015

    Paris: The Australian women's team set a new world record to lift the team pursuit title at the World Track Cycling Championships in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Australian women clocked four minutes and 13.683 seconds on Thursday, shaving 2.869 off Britain's previous best. Britain had to settle for silver with 4:16.702, reports Xinhua. Both men's...
  • Six screenplays for 'Twilight' short movies revealed; chosen from 1,200 submissions by author Stephenie Meyer February 5, 2015

    Los Angeles: The winning screenplays for the upcoming 'Twilight' short films have been announced. The six works were chosen from 1,200 submissions by the book's author Stephenie Meyer, Lionsgate, Women in Film, Facebook and Volvo as a part of the project which is called 'The Storytellers: New Voices of Twilight Saga'. Among...
  • 'Birdman': Michael Keaton's deluded superstar persona addresses the debate between the mind and the heart January 31, 2015

    Bangalore: Who are you? Yes, YOU? It'll easily take a lifetime and eat up your afterlife to answer that. That's the point Alejandro González Iñárritu makes with his gregariously customized 'Birdman'. The "me" within is the offshoot of what "I am". It's never what another person thinks of "me". Yet...
  • 'Birdman' review: The film has a delicious script, and characters bring the acidic dialogue to life January 30, 2015

    Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Alejandro González Iñáritu Cast: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton There's a real joy that comes from watching a smart film from listening to crackling dialogue delivered by terrific actors who're at the top of their game. Birdman, co-written and directed by Alejandro González Iñáritu, is easily...
  • Man charged with burglarising Miley Cyrus' Los Angeles home January 9, 2015

    Los Angeles: A man accused of breaking into Miley Cyrus' home in Los Angeles and stealing personal property belonging to the pop star and her brother has been charged with burglary, receiving stolen property and grand theft, prosecutors said on Thursday. Rusty Edward Sellner, 22, entered not guilty pleas to all...
  • Stage, screen actor Edward Herrmann dies at 71 January 1, 2015

    Edward Herrmann, the towering, melodious-voiced actor who brought Franklin D. Roosevelt to life in films and documentaries, won a Tony Award and charmed audiences as the stuffy dad on TV's "Gilmore Girls," died Wednesday. He was 71. Herrmann died at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital of brain cancer, his son, Rory Herrmann...
  • Phillip Hughes' bat to be placed atop Everest December 26, 2014

    Melbourne: In an initiative proposed by the Cricket Association of Nepal, a bat belonging to the late Australian batsman Phillip Hughes will be placed atop the Mount Everest. Cricket Australia (CA) chairman Wally Edwards said the board was working with their Nepalese counterparts to make the tribute possible during the next...
  • Snowden film 'CitizenFour' wins top documentary award December 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'CitizenFour,' filmmaker Laura Poitras's documentary about National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, was given the top award for best feature by the International Documentary Association on Friday. The IDA award for 'CitizenFour' follows the film's best documentary win at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards this week. It...
  • 'CitizenFour': Laura Poitras's documentary on Edward Snowden wins top documentary award December 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: "CitizenFour," filmmaker Laura Poitras's documentary about National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, was given the top award for best feature by the International Documentary Association on Friday. The IDA award for "CitizenFour" follows the film's best documentary win at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards this week. It...
  • Edward Snowden awarded Russian private literary prize October 27, 2014

    Moscow: Fugitive US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden was awarded a private literary prize on Monday. The former US National Security Agency employee received a commemorative medal from the Zinovyev Institute, a private foundation for the study of creative writings of Russian writer and philosopher Alexander Zinovyev, Xinhua reported. "We award the medal...
  • NSA collects mass data on New Zealanders, says Edward Snowden September 15, 2014

    Wellington: Former National Security Agency systems analyst turned leaker Edward Snowden says the NSA is collecting mass surveillance data on New Zealanders through its XKeyscore program and has set up a facility in the South Pacific nation to tap into vast amounts of data. Snowden talked via video link from Russia...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI August 25, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: West Indies have won and have opted to bat first. Playing XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim(w/c), Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, AlAmin Hossain West Indies: Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo,...
  • Oneoff Test: India women lose 6 wickets after dismissing England for 92 August 13, 2014

    Wormsley: The Indian women's cricket team on Wednesday shot out England for a paltry 92 before the hosts hit back strongly, reducing the visitors to 71 for six in 34 overs on day one of the oneoff Test. Medium pacer Nagarajan Niranjana was the wreckerinchief, returning impressive figures of four for...
  • Edward Snowden can stay 3 more years in Russia: Lawyer August 8, 2014

    Moscow: Former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, who is wanted by the US for leaking details about oncesecret surveillance programs, has been granted permission to stay in Russia for three more years, his lawyer said Thursday. Snowden last year was granted temporary asylum of one year in Russia, but that expired...
  • US surveillance programs threaten freedom of the Press, says report July 29, 2014

    Washington: US surveillance programs are making it more difficult for government officials to speak to the Press anonymously, two rights groups said on Monday. Largescale surveillance, on top of the Obama administration's crackdown on national security leaks, threatens the freedom of the Press and the right to legal counsel, Human Rights...
  • Tor, Tails privacyprotecting flaws show that no anonymity system is failsafe July 24, 2014

    San Francisco: Researchers have found a flaw that could expose the identities of people using a privacyoriented operating system touted by Edward Snowden, just two days after widely used anonymity service Tor acknowledged a similar problem. The most recent finding concerns a complex, heavily encrypted networking program called the Invisible Internet...
  • ICC on course for longterm strategic 'vision plan' July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has already commenced preparatory work on a longterm plan which will kick in immediately after the current fiveyear strategic plan expires next year. The new plan is likely to set longterm targets for the organisation and provide guidelines as to how these targets should...
  • Edward Snowden seeks to develop antisurveillance technologies July 20, 2014

    New York: Edward Snowden, a former US spy agency contractor who leaked details of major US surveillance programs, called on supporters at a hacking conference to spur development of easytouse technologies to subvert government surveillance programs around the globe. Snowden, who addressed conference attendees on Saturday via video link from...
  • NSA spied on five MuslimAmericans including IndianAmerican July 9, 2014

    Washington: The US National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI spied on five prominent MuslimAmerican activists, including an Indianorigin attorney, according to the leaked documents which showed use of objectionable religious slurs against these individuals. Based on the documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, online news site The Intercept...
  • MEA provides tickets to 500 Indians in Iraq to come back home July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: With no sign of abatement of the crisis in Iraq, the Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday said that it has provided tickets to 500 Indian nationals in Iraq to facilitate their return home. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said, "We are using facilities available through Indian community welfare...
  • US privacy board says NSA Internet spying program is effective but worrying July 2, 2014

    The US National Security Agency (NSA)'s data collection program has been an effective tool to enhance the country's security but some elements of the cyberspying raises privacy concerns, a US federal privacy watchdog said in a report. Privacy issues have become a hot topic since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden exposed...
  • India summons US diplomats over snooping of BJP, calls it unnaceptable July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: India has strongly taken up the issue of the US National Security Agency spying upon the Bharatitya Janata Party and has summoned US diplomats. The government has called the snooping of the BJP 'unacceptable' and has sought assurance from the US that it will not happen again. However, officials...
  • US NSA spied upon BJP, 5 other foreign political parties, 193 governments July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was one of the six foreign political parties that was spied upon by the United States of America's National Security Agency according to documents published by whistleblower Edward Snowden through the Washington Post. According to the documents, which have also been accessed by...