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  • Where US sees terror prevention, some Muslims see profiling 1 week ago

    California: A pilot Obama administration program to prevent radicalisation from taking root is creating suspicion that it's a plot to profile American Muslims. Local law enforcement officials have been doing such outreach for years. But now that federal officials are putting their stamp on it, some Muslims and others fear it...
  • Jury finds Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of 2013 Boston bombings April 9, 2015

    Boston: A US jury on Wednesday unanimously convicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of carrying out the 2013 Boston bombings, the worst attack in the US since the 9/11 al-Qaeda hijackings. The 12-person jury took a day and a half to find the 21-year-old guilty, using a 32-page verdict form of 30 counts related...
  • Boston bombings: Death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev April 9, 2015

    A US jury on Wednesday unanimously convicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of carrying out the 2013 Boston bombings, the worst attack in the US since the 9/11 al-Qaeda hijackings. ...
  • Shirley Temple memorabilia goes on tour before July auction March 31, 2015

    Los Angeles: Costumes, toys, photos and autographs from Shirley Temple's 1930s film career are coming to a city near you. A spokeswoman for the late actress said Monday that a collection of keepsakes from Temple's time in Hollywood will be exhibited at museums across the country before being put up for...
  • New anti-cancer drug ignites hope for Progeria patients March 30, 2015

    Mumbai: The Scientists in Boston have found that an anti-cancer drug can reverse the ageing process. The drug, currently in trials is the only ray of hope for the 80 children in the world living with Progeria, a rare genetic disease which accelerates ageing. 15-year-old Nihaal is among the 80...
  • Gay rainbow banners make debut at Boston St Paddy's parade March 16, 2015

    Boston: For the first time in the 114-year history of Boston's St Patrick's Day parade, gay rights activists marched openly on Sunday under rainbow banners in the city's annual celebration of its Irish heritage, after organizers lifted a longtime ban. Two groups, Boston Pride and OutVets, were among dozens of contingents...
  • Blizzard hits Boston, New England; spares New York despite forecasts January 28, 2015

    Boston/ New York: A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding but sparing New York City residents who had braced for a significant blast. Snow was forecast to keep falling into...
  • Mission Twisha: Mother collects Rs 2 crore for treatment of daughter born with incomplete food pipe October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: This Dhanteras, as you step out to buy yourself something, spare a thought for a 3-and-a-half-year-old child, who urgently needs your help. Baby Twisha, born with an incomplete food pipe needs Rs 7.5 crore to undergo a complicated procedure in Boston to survive. Twisha has already undergone 20 surgeries...
  • Shakti Mills gangrape cases: Both juveniles convicted, sent to correction homes July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The two juveniles accused in photojournalist and telephone operator gangrape cases of Mumbai were on Tuesday convicted by a Mumbai court. The court sent both the convicts to Boston School in Nashik to learn good behaviour. "The two juveniles directed to be sent to Boston School in Nashik...
  • Senior journalist Jehangir Pocha dies of cardiac arrest July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: EditorinChief at NewsX news channel Jehangir Pocha passed away early on Saturday morning following a cardiac arrest. His last rites will be performed at 6:15 pm on Saturday at Nigam Bodh Ghat (CNG crematorium area). Jehangir was a former Editor of Businessworld and former China correspondent for the Boston...
  • After 2013 bombings, Boston Marathon under tight security April 21, 2014

    Boston: For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square and plan for emergencies that could arise during the race. So many new people needed to...
  • Pope appoints former child victim to church group on sex abuse March 22, 2014

    Pope Francis on Saturday named a woman molested by a priest as a child to be part of a core group to help the Catholic Church fight the clerical sexual abuse of minors that has haunted it for over two decades The first eight members - four women and four men...
  • Robin Thicke's concert to be cancelled at Boston University? February 22, 2014

    Los Angeles: Students from Boston University have started a petition urging the school to cancel Robin Thicke's performance at their spring concert next month at the Agganis Arena. In the petition, they have urged that "it is a dishonor to our feminist history to symbolically idolize Robin Thicke by allowing him...
  • BMVSS founder invited for Harvard India Conference in US February 9, 2014

    DR Mehta, founder and chief patron of Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti, producer of the worldfamous Jaipur Foot, has been invited as a key speaker for the Harvard India Conference in United States. Mehta on Saturday left for the conference to be held at Boston in Massachusetts on February 15 and...
  • Biologist finds bottle released by Mass. scientist in 1956 February 8, 2014

    Boston: It was April 1956, and the No. 1 song was Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel." At the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, scientist Dean Bumpus was busy releasing glass bottles in a large stretch of the Atlantic Ocean. Nearly 58 years later, a biologist studying grey seals off Nova...
  • US to seek death penalty for accused Boston marathon bomber January 31, 2014

    The United States will seek the death penalty for accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with planting homemade explosives devices that killed three people and wounded 264 at the Boston Marathon last year, the government's chief prosecutor said on Thursday. US Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement that...
  • Heavy snowfall blankets US northeast January 4, 2014

    Boston/New York: People across the northeastern United States on Friday dug out after a heavy snowfall that grounded flights, closed schools and government offices, caused at least three deaths and left the region in the grip of dangerously low temperatures. Boston was hardhit by the first major winter storm of 2014,...
  • Google gearing up to build robots December 17, 2013

    San Francisco: Google may be gearing up to build robots that resemble props in sciencefiction movies as the ambitious Internet company expands into yet another technological frontier. To gather the expertise and research it needs, Google has purchased eight companies that specialise in robotics this year. The acquisitions are being assembled...
  • Third friend of accused Boston bomber indicted for misleading probe August 31, 2013

    A third college friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was indicted on charges he lied to federal investigators, the US Attorney General for Massachusetts said in a statement on Thursday. Robel Phillipos, 19, was one of the three people who removed a backpack full of fireworks and a laptop...
  • Ben Affleck is the new Batman: The best of Twitter jokes August 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Ben Affleck will slip into the Batman suit for the lead role in the 'Man of Steel' sequel, Warner Bros Pictures announced. The announcement was made by Greg Silverman, president - creative development and worldwide production, and Sue Kroll, president - worldwide marketing and international distribution, Warner Bros...
  • 7yearold Boston bomb survivor using prosthetic leg August 16, 2013

    A 7yearold girl who lost part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombings is learning to use a prosthetic leg as her family still mourns the death of her older brother in the April attack. The family of Jane Richard and the late 8yearold Martin Richard said on Thursday...
  • Boston's underworld kingpin James Whitey Bulger convicted of murder, racketeering August 13, 2013

    James "Whitey" Bulger, a brutal gangster who ruled over Boston's criminal underworld in the 1970s and '80s and evaded capture for 16 years, was found guilty of murder and racketeering by a jury on Monday and will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. The 83yearold Bulger, dressed in...
  • US: Obama 'disappointed' over Russia's decision on Snowden August 7, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama has said he was "disappointed" that Russia had granted temporary asylum to CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden, but confirmed that he would attend the G20 Summit in 2013 in Russia. "I was disappointed because, you know, even though we don't have an extradition treaty with them, traditionally...
  • Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to buy the Washington Post August 6, 2013

    Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos will buy the Washington Post newspaper for $250 million in a surprise deal that ends the Graham family's 80year ownership and hands one of the country's most influential publications to the tech entrepreneur. Bezos, hailed by many as a visionary who helped transform Internet retail, called...
  • Stem cell therapy wipes out HIV in two patients: Report July 4, 2013

    London: Two men with HIV have been off AIDS drugs for several months after receiving stemcell transplants for cancer that appear to have cleared the virus from their bodies, researchers reported on Wednesday. Both patients, who were treated in Boston and had been on longterm drug therapy to control their...
  • Boston blasts suspect Tsarnaev indicted on 30 counts June 28, 2013

    Boston: The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been indicted on 30 counts. A Federal grand jury charged him with killing four people three spectators who died in the bombings and a police officer ambushed in his cruiser a few days later. Besides that, he is...
  • Accused Boston Marathon bomber charged in four deaths June 28, 2013

    Boston: A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on charges of killing four people in the largest masscasualty attack on US soil since September 11, 2001. The 30count indictment filed in Boston federal court charges the 19yearold ethnic Chechen with setting off two homemade pressurecooker...
  • FBI missed Boston warning: Russian official June 4, 2013

    Moscow: A senior Russian official said on Tuesday that the Boston Marathon bombings could have been prevented if American officials had followed through with Russian intelligence. Officials previously hewed to President Vladimir Putin's statement that Russia had no information that could have prevented the attacks. "The Russian side warned the American...
  • US: Bail denied to teen accused of Facebook terror post May 25, 2013

    Boston: A judge denied bail on Friday to a Massachusetts teenager who was arrested on terrorism charges after posting lyrics on his Facebook page suggesting he could do worse than the Boston Marathon bombers. Cameron D'Ambrosio, an 18yearold aspiring rapper from Methuen, about 30 miles (50 km) north of Boston, was...
  • Man shot to death while questioned during Boston probe May 23, 2013

    Orlando: A Chechen immigrant was shot to death by authorities in central Florida on early Wednesday after he turned violent while being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, officials said. Ibragim Todashev, a 27yearold mixed martial arts fighter, was fatally shot at his Orlando townhouse...