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  • North Korea calls Barack Obama 'a monkey' in hacking row 14 hours 23 minutes ago

    Seoul: North Korea called US President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blamed the US on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy 'The Interview'. North Korea has denied involvement in a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures but has expressed fury over the comedy depicting an...
  • Has Kim Kardashian bought over $54,000 dollhouse for daughter North West? 16 hours 31 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is said to have bought her daughter North West a dollhouse worth 35,000 pounds (over $54,000) for Christmas. "Kim's bought North a dolls' house worth 35,000 pounds -- it comes with a marble bathroom with NW encrusted in gold on the bathtub. "She's also...
  • 'The Interview' makes $1 million before online revenue rolls in 17 hours 2 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: "The Interview" took in more than $1 million in a limited Christmas Day release, a solid showing that could be quickly eclipsed by the money Sony Pictures (6758.T) makes with its groundbreaking online debut of the raunchy comedy. That the farcical film which angered North Korea and triggered a...
  • Sony's 'The Interview' a hit as movie goers flock to US theatres Yesterday

    Sony's 'The Interview' is about a fictional plot assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is already a hit as movie goers flock to US theatres. Tickets in most places have been sold out. ...
  • Bitting cold, dense fog claim 12 lives in north India 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Intense cold wave swept across north India on Thursday and, coupled with dense fog, affected normal life across the region and led to the death of 12 persons - nine in Uttar Pradesh and three in Punjab. Hilly regions of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh reeled under...
  • Sony puts 'The Interview' on YouTube, other digital platforms 2 days ago

    Los Angeles: 'The Interview', the provocative comedy that triggered a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures, went straight to US consumers on Wednesday in an unprecedented online debut after hacker threats prevented its wide release on Christmas day. The film was available for rental on Google Inc's YouTube site as of early...
  • President Obama saves the day for Sony Pictures; 'The Interview' goes ahead with a limited release 3 days ago

    New York, Dec 24 (PTI) Actor Seth Rogen and co-star James Franco hailed Sony Entertainment's decision to finally go ahead with a limited release of their comedy film 'The Interview' this Christmas. Sony had earlier pulled the film from theaters after a cyber attack on its computers that resulted in the...
  • North Korea's Internet collapses after Sony hack 4 days ago

    Washington: North Korea's Internet went dark for several hours amid rumours of US retaliation over its alleged hacking of a Hollywood studio, just as the pariah state came under attack at the UN over its rights record. It was not clear who or what had shut down Pyongyang's web connections, but...
  • Internet outage seen in North Korea amid US hacking dispute 4 days ago

    Washington: North Korea, at the center of a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of Sony pictures, itself experienced Internet outages on Monday, a US company that monitors Internet infrastructure said. New Hampshire-based Dyn Research said the reason for the disruptions was not known but could range from technological...
  • CEO Sony Pictures Lynton expresses disappointment on President Obama's comments 5 days ago

    US President Barack Obama spoke out on the controversy surrounding the alleged hacking attack on Sony Pictures over the film 'The Interview' which is about a fictional assassination attempt on North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un. ...
  • Mercury dip, fog in north India affect travel business 5 days ago

    Cold wave has intensified in North India with the National capital recording its coldest day of the season on Sunday at a minimum of 4.8 degrees Celsius. Monday too remained cold with minimum temperature hovering around 5.7 degrees Celsius. ...
  • Hacking of Sony Pictures not an act of war but cyber-vandalism: Obama 5 days ago

    US President Barack Obama spoke out on the controversy surrounding the alleged hacking attack on Sony Pictures over the film 'The Interview' which is about a fictional assassination attempt on North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un. ...
  • Fog covers north India, Delhi freezes at 4.8 degree Celsius 5 days ago

    Cold wave has intensified in North India with the National capital recording its coldest day of the season on Sunday at a minimum of 4.8 degrees Celsius. Monday too remained cold with minimum temperature hovering around 5.7 degrees Celsius. ...
  • North Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims 5 days ago

    Seoul: North Korea says President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyber attack of Sony Pictures and warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole US mainland, that cesspool of terrorism." Such North Korean rhetoric during times of high tension with Washington is routine. But...
  • North Korea rubbishes US allegations calling them childish 6 days ago

    North Korea has rubbished US allegations calling them childish. This after US President Barack Obama said they had enough information to prove Pyongyangs role in the audacious cyber attack. ...
  • Recent hack by North Korea an act of cyber-vandalism: Barack Obama 6 days ago

    US President Barack Obama has called the recent hack by North Korea into the networks of technology company Sony, not as an act of war, but as an act of cyber-vandalism. ...
  • Since you won't get to see 'The Interview', here are 5 other films with plots to kill real world leaders 6 days ago

    Los Angeles: Kim Jong Un isn't alone. Queen Elizabeth II, Saddam Hussein and Pope Pius XIII have also been the targets of wacky assassination attempts on film. But those world leaders actually made it to the multiplex, while the demise of the North Korean dictator in Sony Pictures' beleaguered 'The Interview'...
  • Foggy Sunday in Delhi, 48 trains delayed 6 days ago

    New Delhi: It was chilly and foggy morning in Delhi on Sunday. Poor visibility led to 48 trains being delayed. The Meteorological Office has forecast a cloudy day ahead with thick fog. The minimum temperature was 6.4 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average. "Trains such as North-east Express, Taj Express...
  • Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan 6 days ago

    Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business. Over at newswire Kyodo News, just after the FBI formally blamed North Korea for the cyberattack, mega pop group AKB48 topped headlines online instead. While American...
  • Forget the politics, Sony executives say N.Korea comedy 'desperately unfunny' 1 week ago

    Seoul:The comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader is "desperately unfunny" and would have flopped overseas if it had not been cancelled, according to leaked e-mails of international executives of Sony Pictures. Sony Corp scrapped its Christmas Day release of 'The Interview,' following threats by hackers who have leaked...
  • North Korea responsible for Sony cyber-attack: FBI 1 week ago

    Washington: The US on Friday blamed North Korea for the cyber-attack on Hollywood movie studio Sony Pictures in which confidential information was leaked by hackers. "The FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions," an official statement from the Federal Bureau of...
  • Obama monitoring cyber attack on Sony closely December 19, 2014

    Washington: Washington made the woes of cyberattack victim Sony Pictures its own on Thursday as the White House acknowledged that the devastating strike against the big Hollywood studio was a matter of national security that would be met by a forceful government response. But the White House was not ready to...
  • Winter chill gains intensity in North India; snowfall in Himachal, fog in Rajasthan December 18, 2014

    Shimla: Chilly conditions persist in north India on Thursday with temperatures dipping in most parts including in Himachal Pradesh where many major roads have been blocked due to snowfall.. While Shimla received overnight snowfall, temperature in Manali has dipped to -5 degrees, -3 in Kullu and -7 in Kinnaur. "The...
  • Pakistan will not back off from military offensive in North Waziristan: Defense Minister Khwaja Asif December 17, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan has said it will not back off from military offensive against terrorists in North Waziristan in the aftermath of the terror attack at a school in Peshawar that left 151 people, mostly children, dead. "We are undeterred, we will not back off," Defense Minister Khwaja Asif told the CNN...
  • Rihanna says Kim Kardashian's 17-month-old daughter North is 'the bomb' December 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Rihanna says the 17-month old North daughter of reality TV star Kim Kardashian West and rapper Kanye West is "the bomb" as she's impressed by her dressing style. Rihanna recently bumped into Kim at the Diamond Ball in Beverly Hills. The 26-year-old singer gushed about the youngster's "bad baby"...
  • Sony employees receive email threat claiming to be from hackers December 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: Employees at Sony Pictures Entertainment received threatening emails on Friday that claimed to be from the group that carried out a massive cyber attack at the Hollywood film studio. The email said it came from GOP, the shorthand for "Guardians of Peace," the group that claimed responsibility for the...
  • Hackers: A handpicked, pampered elite in North Korea December 5, 2014

    Seoul: Despite its poverty and isolation, North Korea has poured resources into a sophisticated cyber-warfare cell called Bureau 121, defectors from the secretive state said as Pyongyang came under the microscope for a crippling hack into computers at Sony Pictures Entertainment. A North Korean diplomat has denied Pyongyang was behind the...
  • There's just one Kim Jong Un. North Korea orders everyone sharing leader's name to change it: report December 4, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea has ordered people who share the name of leader Kim Jong Un to change their names, South Korea's state-run KBS television reported on Wednesday. North Korea imposed similar bans on the use of the names of its two former leaders, Kim's father, Kim Jong Il, and grandfather, Kim...
  • My responsibility to nourish Natural Economic Zone for North East, says Modi in Kohima December 1, 2014

    Kohima: Reaching out to the North East, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his priority is to nourish the land as a Natural Economic Zone. "My responsibility is to nourish the NEZ for NE which means Natural Economic Zone for the North East," he said. He also announced a special...