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  • How Niagara Falls freezes ... or does it? 2 days ago

    New York: It's a stunning site: Niagara Falls, the world's most famous waterfall, apparently frozen in place. The icy spectacle, brought on by weeks of severe cold, has drawn a steady flow of intrepid tourists. But are the Falls really frozen? Not exactly. Here's a brief explanation of what really...
  • Islamic State in Syria abducts at least 90 Christians 3 days ago

    Amman: Islamic State militants have abducted at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, a monitoring group tracking violence in Syria said on Tuesday. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they carried out dawn raids on rural villages inhabited by the ancient Christian minority west of...
  • 'American Horror Story' actor Ben Woolf dies after being injured in a street accident 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: Ben Woolf, an actor on "American Horror Story," has died after being injured in a street accident, a spokesman said. He was 34.Woolf died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, publicist Zack Teperman said. Woolf's family was at his side.The 4-foot-4 actor was hospitalized in critical condition after he...
  • 'American Sniper' at the Oscars: Despite being in the news for all the wrong reasons, the film deserves to be in the race 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Not to start off with a spoiler or anything, but have you seen the trailers for 'American Sniper'? One of the first trailers for the Clint Eastwood film features a rugged-looking Bradley Cooper pointing an evil-looking sniper at a small Muslim kid, in a tense situation. "Don't pick it...
  • Indian-American Rashad Hussain appointed as US Special Envoy and Coordinator February 19, 2015

    Washington: Indian-American Rashad Hussain has been appointed Special Envoy and Coordinator for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications to expand global engagement and partnerships of the US to counter violent extremism, the state department has said. 37-year-old Hussain is currently the Special Envoy of the US to Organisation for Islamic Countries (OIC). He...
  • News 360: PM Modi says there is no space for religious intolerance in India February 17, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that there is no space for religious intolerance in India and that his government will ensure that there is complete freedom of faith. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories February 17, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay February 17, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Indian-American shot dead in US February 16, 2015

    New York: A 28-year-old Indian-American, who was shot by unknown gunmen in his family-owned liquor shop in the US, has succumbed to his injuries. Amit Patel from Edison was shot and killed in New Jersey inside Roseway Liquors in Irvington on Sunday. When police arrived at the store, they found Patel...
  • This video of American kids trying breakfasts from around the world is the most adorable thing ever February 14, 2015

    These extra-adorable kids are made to taste different breakfasts from around the world and their reactions are just aaaawwwww-inspiring! If you want honest food critics who are not snooty, I suggest you hire these little ones! ...
  • Bradley Cooper favored for best actor - Reuters/Ipsos Oscar poll February 13, 2015

    Los Angeles: Bradley Cooper's turn as America's most lethal military sniper and Reese Witherspoon's portrayal of a woman on a journey of self-discovery should win this year's top acting Oscars, in the view of Americans surveyed in the annual Reuters/Ipsos Oscars poll. Twenty-eight percent of respondents said Cooper, a four-time Academy...
  • First lady of US Michelle Obama defends 'American Sniper' at veterans event January 31, 2015

    New York: First lady Michelle Obama urged Hollywood to give a more accurate portrayal of veterans and defended the Oscar-nominated "American Sniper," which has received criticism for its depiction of war. Bradley Cooper, who is nominated for best actor for his portrayal of the late Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, joined...
  • Phillip Phillips sues to escape 'American Idol' contract January 28, 2015

    Los Angeles: Former 'American Idol' winner Phillip Phillips wants to part ways with producer of the show that launched his career. The winner of the 11th season of the reality series has filed a legal petition against the show's producer 19 Entertainment to get out of an "oppressive, fatally conflicted"...
  • It was rumoured that I was born as man: Jennifer Lopez January 25, 2015

    Los Angeles: Singer Jennifer Lopez says the rumour that she was born as a small Guatemalan man is the weirdest false story she has ever heard about herself. The 45-year-old 'Papi' singer says there was a rumour that she underwent major changes to become Jennifer Lopez, reported Aceshowbiz. "I've never said...
  • Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims January 25, 2015

    (Reuters) - An Arab-American civil rights organization has asked "American Sniper" director Clint Eastwood and actor Bradley Cooper to denounce hateful language directed at U.S. Arabs and Muslims after the release of the film about a Navy marksman. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) said in a letter to Eastwood and Cooper...
  • American Express says to cut more than 4,000 jobs January 22, 2015

    Washington: More than 4,000 employees of American Express Co will lose their jobs over the next year as part of a restructuring program at the credit card company, a spokeswoman said. The planned redundancies contributed to a restructuring charge taken by the world's largest credit card issuer during the fourth quarter,...
  • Michelle Obama invites Indian doctor for State of the Union Address January 20, 2015

    Washington: US First Lady Michelle Obama has invited a prominent Indian-American doctor, who is playing a key role in fighting the dreaded Ebola disease in West Africa, for Wednesday's State of the Union Address. Dr Pranav Shetty from the International Medical Corps is the only Indian-American to be invited by the...
  • Preity Zinta: Loved how 'American Sniper' showed the personal side of war January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: History lessons are often synonymous with being boring, stretched and dull. But actress-producer Preity Zinta seems to have come up with an interesting method to gulp down all the facts, and that's through watching "true stories" on screen. "I love 2watch true stories. It's like a history lesson. Sadly...
  • Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper' wins big in the US box office battle January 19, 2015

    New York: Oscar-nominated war film "American Sniper" led U.S. and Canadian box office charts over the weekend with a record-smashing $90.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates. The film, which broke the record for a January weekend as well as for any drama opening ever, was directed by Clint...
  • Indian American presented with Martin Luther King Award January 19, 2015

    Washington: An eminent Indian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist has been presented with the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr Award in recognition of his contribution to the legacy of the great leader through his efforts in international service and civil engagement. Azamgarh-born Frank Islam was given the annual award yesterday by Harry Johnson...
  • Canadian actor-writer Don Harron dies at age 90 January 18, 2015

    Toronto: Don Harron, who entertained TV audiences in Canada and the U.S. with his comic alter ego Charlie Farquharson and helped bring the Canadian classic novel "Anne of Green Gables" to the stage, died Saturday. He was 90. Harron's eldest daughter Martha said her father died Saturday morning surrounded by family...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Alone', 'I', 'The Theory of Everything', 'American Sniper', and 'Paddington' January 17, 2015

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews, two Bollywood movies, 'Alone', 'I' and three Hollywood movies, 'The Theory of Everything', 'American Sniper', and 'Paddington'. ...
  • 'American Sniper' review: It is a blunt, uncomfortable and thought-provoking film January 16, 2015

    Cast: Bradley Cooper and Kyle Gallner Director: Clint Eastwood Bradley Cooper's measured performance in Clint Eastwood's American Sniper is one that stays with you. It burrows its way into a faraway corner of your consciousness and just stays there. For days. Cooper plays real-life Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, on whose memoir the...
  • We came to US to become Americans not Indian-Americans: Bobby Jindal January 16, 2015

    Washington: Asserting that he didn't believe in hyphenated identities, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has said that his parents came to the US from India four decades ago to become Americans and not Indian-Americans. He invoked his ethnic heritage to make a call for immigrant assimilation and called people who talked...
  • US federal court dismisses lawsuit against PM Modi in connection with 2002 Gujarat riots January 15, 2015

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not have to face a US lawsuit claiming he failed to stop anti-Muslim rioting in 2002, a federal judge in New York ruled on Wednesday. US District Judge Analisa Torres upheld the US Department of State's determination that Modi is entitled to immunity as a...
  • Cate Blanchett depends on indigenous Australian Emu oil for her skin January 14, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actress Cate Blanchett, 45, says she swears by the power of Emu oil for keeping her skin in check. "I tend to use really basic creams, and I like to put an oil on, like an emu oil from Australia. It's from the Emu (bird) and it's really nourishing....
  • 'Boyhood' gets Linklater nominated for Directors Guild Award January 14, 2015

    Los Angeles: Richard Linklater's 12 years of toiling on coming-of-age tale 'Boyhood' reaped a coveted nomination on Tuesday for the top Directors Guild Award, which has correctly predicted the best director Oscar for 10 of the last 11 years. Two-time DGA winner Clint Eastwood, 84, earned his fourth nomination for outstanding...
  • 2015 Detroit auto show: What to expect January 11, 2015

    Detroit: A walk around the floor of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit leaves you with one message: The US auto industry, which nearly collapsed six years ago, is back with as much flash as ever. Multi-story exhibits have been under construction since October. There are giant video screens,...
  • US-based brewery seeks to end uproar over 'Gandhi-Bot beer' January 9, 2015

    Woodbridge: A brewery that drew condemnation in the US and India for its beer that carries the name and likeness of Mahatma Gandhi says it has received threats and is seeking a way to end the uproar. New England Brewery of Connecticut posted on its Facebook page on Thursday that the...