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  • Houston art exhibit showcases Gandhi and history of nonviolence October 3, 2014

    Houston: A hollowed-out handgun becomes a first-aid kit for gunshot victims. Fragments from the feet of Buddha statues stand near a painting of ghostly dancers entitled "Hiroshima." Photographs of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi hang by images of Nobel Peace Prize winners he inspired. The Menil Collection, an art museum in...
  • Indian man admits to sexually touching sleeping woman on plane September 11, 2014

    New York: A 62yearold Indian man has pleaded guilty to sexually touching a woman seated next to him aboard a flight from Houston to Newark and faces two years in prison. The accused, Devender Singh, a resident of Louisiana, admitted before US District Judge Stanley Chesler in Newark federal court...
  • MH370's search coordinator to lead Australia's MH17 probe July 21, 2014

    Canberra: A former Australian defence official, who led the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, arrived in Kiev on Monday to examine MH17's crash site. Former air chief marshal Angus Houston will lead a 45man Australian team to investigate the crash site, Xinhua reported. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on...
  • 4 shot at Houston festival, 2 hurt when leaving July 6, 2014

    Houston: A man opened fire on an arena floor at a Caribbean music festival, wounding at least four people, police said, and two women were injured as the crowd rushed to flee the shooting. Several thousand people had gathered at the arena for a Fourth of July party at the...
  • Mother arrested for leaving toddler in car to go to a night club June 25, 2014

    Houston: A 24yearold South Asian woman in the US has been arrested and charged with endangering a child after she allegedly left her 3yearold son alone in a hot car so that she could go to a night club. According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, Uzma Sheikh tried to...
  • Two men arrested in US on terror charges June 19, 2014

    Houston: Two 23yearold men, including a Bangladeshborn US national, have been arrested here and charged with terrorrelated offenses after authorities said they planned to travel abroad to engage in violent jihad. While Rahatul Ashikim Khan allegedly wanted to join al Shabab, a Somaliabased terror group linked to al Qaeda, Michael...
  • Malaysian plane search in 44th day, sea bed scans could end in days April 20, 2014

    Sydney/Perth: The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entered its 44th day on Sunday as Australian search officials said a crucial series of sonar scans of the Indian Ocean floor could be completed within a week. The air, surface and underwater search is now focused on footage taken by a...
  • Matt Jones' playoff chip-in wins Houston Open April 7, 2014

    Humble, (Texas): Matt Jones told his caddy he was about to make a 42-yard chip-in on the first playoff hole at the Houston Open. The Australian did just that on Sunday, earning his first PGA Tour win in spectacular fashion - and changing his immediate travel plans in the process. Jones, who...
  • Kuchar takes four-shot lead at Houston Open April 6, 2014

    Humble, (Texas): Matt Kuchar didn't have the result he had hoped for while playing in the final pairing at last week's Texas Open. The six-time PGA Tour winner, who closed with a final-round 75 on his way to a fourth-place finish last week, will have the opportunity to show what he...
  • Mickelson shrugs off injury concern before Masters April 4, 2014

    Phil Mickelson dispelled any lingering doubts about his health ahead of the Masters when he carded an impressive four-under-par 68 in the opening round of the Houston Open on Thursday. A week before the start of the year's first major, Mickelson recorded four birdies during a bogey-free round to end the...
  • Mariah Carey helping Whitney Houston's daughter to launch career? February 13, 2014

    London: Singer Mariah Carey and producer Randy Jackson are reportedly preparing Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown for music stardom. Carey, 43, and Jackson, 57, are said to have decided to help Bobbi's music career, reported Showbiz Spy. "Mariah and Randy were close friends of Whitney's and were heartbroken after...
  • Madonna is not dating anyone: Representative January 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: Queen of Pop Madonna is not dating a dancer after breaking up from Brahim Zaibat, her representative has confirmed. The representative for the 55yearold singer has responded to a report that she dated 26yearold dancer called Timor Steffens, telling it is not true, reported Radar online. The 'Like a...
  • Mary J Blige gave up alcohol after Whitney Houston's death November 30, 2013

    Los Angeles: American singer songwriter Mary J. Blige has revealed that the death of her close friend Whitney Houston shocked her so much that she gave up drinking alcohol as she realised the 'importance' of her own life. Blige, 42, says her close friend's death in February 2012 had such...
  • Two high school student killed in party shooting in US November 11, 2013

    Celebratory gunshots fired at a girl's 18th birthday party triggered more gunfire that left two people dead, two critically injured and nearly twodozen injured in a chaotic scene where people jumped from secondfloor windows to escape the shooting at a suburban Houston home, authorities have said. Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia...
  • I'm Whitney Houston when drunk, says Katie Price November 4, 2013

    London: Reality TV star Katie Price says she imitates singer Whitney Houston when she gets drunk. The 35yearold model sings five songs of Houston on her karaoke machine at home while her friends are forced to watch, OK! magazine reported. "I do the same routine at the end of every...
  • United Airlines to honour free tickets it accidentally gave away to lucky customers September 14, 2013

    United Airlines has said that it will honour the tickets it accidentally gave away for free. The decision is good news for people who snapped up the tickets on Friday after United listed airfares at USD 0. Many customers got tickets for USD 5 or USD 10, paying only the cost...
  • Indian-American woman arrested for plotting husband's murder September 10, 2013

    Houston: A 34-year-old Indian-American woman has been arrested in the US for allegedly trying to hire assailants to kill her husband. Reena Ratilal Patel has been charged with criminal solicitation of capital murder. According to an arrest affidavit, a resident at an apartment complex on Rutland Drive in North Austin called police...
  • Signs banning Muslims from parking causes outrage in US August 10, 2013

    Houston: Signs banning Muslims from using a shopping centre's parking lot mysteriously appeared this week in a city of the southern US state of Texas, generating massive outrage. The posters that read, "No Muslim parking in the Westview Shopping Center," were seen in recent days outside the mall, which sits across...
  • Four firefighters die, five injured battling Houston blaze June 1, 2013

    Houston: Four firefighters died and five others were injured on Friday when a roof collapsed during a blaze at a hotel and restaurant in southwest Houston, fire department and city officials said. Fire Chief Terry Garrison told a news conference that firefighters were searching for people who may have been trapped...
  • Passenger thrown out of the plane for singing nonstop May 14, 2013

    Washington: A passenger was booted off an American Airlines flight en route from Los Angeles to New York Monday when she would not stop singing Whitney Houston's hit 'I Will Always Love You'. The plane's pilot made an unscheduled stop in Kansas City about halfway through the sixhour flight after passengers...
  • Houston airport shooter wrote in note of 'monster within' May 4, 2013

    Houston: A man who caused a panic when he fired a Glock semiautomatic pistol in the air at a busy Houston airport terminal and then killed himself, left a suicide note that spoke of "the monster within me," police said on Friday. Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland said the dead man,...
  • Man dead after Houston airport shooting sparks panic May 3, 2013

    Houston: A man sparked a panic at a busy Houston airport terminal on Thursday when he pulled out a gun and shot at the ceiling, then either shot himself or was killed by a security officer who confronted him. Houston police spokesman Kese Smith said the man who died was 30...
  • 14 bodies recovered from Texas plant blast site April 20, 2013

    Houston: The death toll in the massive fertilizer plant explosion in Texas has risen to 14, with US investigators announcing they had nearly finished search and rescue efforts. Two days after the West Fertilizer Company fertilizer facility exploded in the US town of West, Texas, the residents were grappling with...
  • Almagro defeats Williams to reach Houston final April 14, 2013

    Houston: John Isner and Nicolas Almagro, two of the biggest servers in tennis, aced their way into the final of the US Men's Clay Court Championship. Topseeded Almagro of Spain, the ATP Tour leader with 261 aces, needed only 58 minutes to beat American wildcard Rhyne Williams 62, 61. Isner,...
  • Points claims Houston Open; world No.2 McIlroy tied 45th April 1, 2013

    Humble: DA Points can always find a ray of light in the darkest clouds. He arrived at the Houston Open having failed to break 70 in his last nine rounds on the PGA Tour. He had made only two cuts in nine tournaments this year, both times finishing at the...
  • Cink and Haas tied for lead after Houston Open round three March 31, 2013

    Humble, Texas: Seven players within four shots of the lead at the Houston Open have never won on the PGA Tour. Twelve of them still aren't in the Masters. One of them includes a journeyman who had to qualify Monday just to get a tee time at Redstone Golf Club. In...
  • Wheatcroft in onestroke lead in Houston; McIlory makes cut March 30, 2013

    Houston: Unheralded American Steve Wheatcroft carded another fiveunderpar 67 to take a oneshot lead after the second round of the Houston Open on Friday, while major winners Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson fought hard to just make the cut at Redstone Golf Club. The 35yearold Wheatcroft only earned a start for...
  • Points takes oneshot lead at Houston Open; McIlroy disappoints March 29, 2013

    Houston: American DA Points shot a sparkling eightunder 64 to take a oneshot lead after the opening round of the Houston Open on Thursday, while Rory McIlroy continued his underwhelming start to the year at Redstone Golf Club. The 36yearold Points, who had struggled with seven missed cuts from nine events...
  • Rory McIlroy tries to find form ahead of Masters March 28, 2013

    Humble, Texas: Once the frost thawed, Rory McIlroy was back at work Wednesday morning trying to find a swing he could trust and repeat. McIlroy hasn't looked anything like the No. 1 player in golf this year, and now he's not. That spot belongs to Tiger Woods again after winning for...