SNIPERS

  • Sienna Miller in talks for 'American Sniper'? March 19, 2014

    London: Actress Sienna Miller is in talks to star in 'American Sniper'. The 32-year-old actress is in early negotiations to take on the lead female role, opposite Bradley Cooper, in Clint Eastwood's upcoming movie, reported Contactmusic. Jaimie Alexander, 30, and Evangeline Lilly, 34, were previously linked to the part, as was...
  • Steven Spielberg to direct 'American Sniper' May 3, 2013

    Los Angeles: Steven Spielberg has his sights set on his next project, a movie about former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. A spokeswoman for DreamWorks Studios says the filmmaker will direct Bradley Cooper in an adaptation of the bestselling book 'American Sniper.' 'Spread' screenwriter Jason Hall wrote the script based on the...
  • Pak Taliban threatens to assassinate Musharraf March 23, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan Taliban on Saturday threatened to assassinate former president Pervez Musharraf when he returns home to Pakistan. It said its suicide bombers and snipers will send Musharraf to "hell" if he comes back. Musharraf, who has been living in London and Dubai since he left Pakistan in early 2009, travelled...
  • Bradley Cooper to star in 'Kokowaah' March 2, 2013

    Los Angeles: Oscar nominated actor Bradley Cooper has signed on to star in a new movie titled 'Kokowaah', an English language remake of a German film. According to reports, Cooper is setting up the project at Warner Bros Pictures with Sheroum Kim. Apart from being the actor's starring vehicle, the...
  • Wrist worn device pinpoints sniper's location January 3, 2011

    London: Soldiers are to test a new gadget which can pinpoint the exact location of enemy snipers even 1,000 yards away. The tiny 'sniper spotter', developed by scientists at a defence lab in Wiltshire, instantly identifies the shooter's location, enabling troops to fire back immediately and accurately. The new hightech gadget, just...
  • Washington sniper killings mastermind executed November 11, 2009

    Washington: John Allen Muhammad, who masterminded the 2002 Washington sniper killings, was put to death by lethal injection late on Tuesday, a Virginia state prison spokesman announced. Muhammad and his 17yearold accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, armed themselves with a sniper rifle and went about shooting people at random in Washington...
  • Indian writers discover mystery, detectives August 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Indian writers have discovered a new genre of immense possibility. Moving away from the coming of age stories bildungsroman by Amitav Ghosh, chutnification by Salman Rushdie, magical realism from Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and even homegrown chick lit the latest Indian writing in English is all about...