WAR

  • High on VFX technology 'Avengers', 'Star Wars' biggest profiteers for Disney this year 15 hours 21 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Who would win if Captain America fought Luke Skywalker? Why Disney, of course, which stands to bring in astronomical amounts of money this year from two big installments of two of the most popular film franchises ever. With its Marvel movie "Avengers: Age of Ultron" just having notched the...
  • Google's Knowledge Graph now tells you about the Star Wars universe Yesterday

    Los Angeles : Star Wars fans no longer have to search their feelings to discover the truth. They can just Google it. The search engine and the Lucasfilm movie franchise said Monday they have put information from the Star Wars universe into Google's Knowledge Graph, the first time for a fictional...
  • 'Star Trek' actress Grace Lee Whitney dies at 85 2 days ago

    Los Angeles: Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk's assistant on the original 'Star Trek' series, has died. She was 85. Whitney died of natural causes Friday in her home in the Central California town of Coarsegold, about 50 miles north of Fresno, her son Jonathan Dweck said on Sunday. Whitney played...
  • 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' scores second biggest opening with $187.7 million 2 days ago

    Los Angeles: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' scored the second-biggest domestic opening in history this weekend, kicking off summer blockbuster season with a mammoth $187.7 million debut. Globally, the film is a juggernaut, pulling in an estimated $627 million in 12 days of release. At that pace, "Avengers: Age of Ultron" should...
  • 18 things about 'Star Wars' that you probably did not know 2 days ago

    Happy 'May the Fourth' to all fellow nerds. Today is a sacred day for every diehard fan-boy of the epic space adventure movie franchise 'Star Wars'. With the trailer for the new Star Wars movie out, it is but very likely that everyone carry out a rerun of all the...
  • 'Star Wars' standalone film loses its director 3 days ago

    The rebooted 'Star Wars' franchise hit a bump on Friday as filmmaker Josh Trank, who was selected to direct one of the upcoming standalone films, said he was stepping down from the project to pursue other "creative opportunities." Trank, 30, the director of 2012's sci-fi movie 'Chronicle' and the upcoming 'Fantastic...
  • World War II-era bomb found in US college campus, detonated by military April 25, 2015

    Wrightstown: The ground shook near a New Jersey military base as an explosives team detonated a 500-pound (225-kilogram) World War II-era bomb that had been found on the campus of a community college. The unexploded ordnance was taken to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. It had been discovered during excavation for a...
  • SC seeks Centre's response on Indian Army unit's promotion policy April 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government to spell out whether it has cleared the Indian Army's promotion policy to have a combat unit commanded by a Colonel at the age of 37 years who will exit after commanding the unit for two and a half years. The...
  • Australia foils alleged terror attack for Gallipoli centenary: Police April 18, 2015

    Sydney: Hundreds of Australian police on Saturday arrested five teens planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack next week at an event to mark the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli during World War One, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. More than 200 police were involved in a series of raids in...
  • 'Amazingly intact' World War II aircraft carrier found in Pacific April 17, 2015

    Los Angeles: Experts have discovered a World War II US aircraft carrier that is "amazingly intact" despite languishing on the bottom of the Pacific for more than 60 years. The former USS Independence is resting in 2,600 feet (800 meters) of water off California's Farallon Islands with its hull and flight...
  • #StarWarsEmojis attack Twitter April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: It first began with hashflags during the 2010 Football World Cup and now Twitter is expanding its emoji-like icon feature to the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens.Twitter has partnered with Disney and Lucasfilm to create custom Twitter emojis to allow Twitter users "the ability to show their...
  • Han Solo revs up 'Star Wars' fans in new 'Force Awakens' trailer April 17, 2015

    Anaheim, California: "Chewie, we're home." So declares Harrison Ford's Han Solo in a new trailer released on Thursday for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the much anticipated return of one the most celebrated movie franchises of all time. The trailer was the highlight of the annual 'Star Wars Celebration' fan convention,...
  • Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman for 1971 war crimes April 12, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh hanged Islamist opposition leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman on Saturday for war crimes committed during the 1971 war to break away from Pakistan, a move that risks an angry reaction from his supporters who called for a general strike. Kamaruzzaman, 63, of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hanged at Dhaka Central Jail...
  • Bangladesh hangs top Jamaat leader for war crimes during 1971 war April 11, 2015

    Dhaka: Top Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Quamaruzzaman was hanged on Saturday night for committing war crimes and mass killing during Bangladesh's 1971 independence war against Pakistan, days after he lost his final bid to overturn his death sentence. He was hanged at 10:01 PM local time, jail officials were quoted by local...
  • PM Modi pays homage at war memorial for Indians in France April 11, 2015

    Paris: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid homage at the Indian Memorial at the Neuve Chapelle in France that commemorates Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives in World War I. The memorial on the outskirts of Neuve Chapelle in the department of Pas de Calais in northern France commemorates over...
  • Obama, Castro shake hands as US, Cuba seek better ties April 11, 2015

    Panama City: US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shook hands on Friday at a summit in Panama, a symbolically charged gesture as the pair seek to restore ties between the Cold War foes. A photograph showed Obama and Castro, both wearing dark suits, chatting in a small group...
  • Yemen: 180 Indian nurses stuck in Sana'a, appeal for help April 6, 2015

    Sana'a: 180 Indian nurses stuck in war stricken Yemen on Monday appealed to the Chief Minister of Kerala for help. The nurses are struck in Al Kuwait University Hospital of Sana'a and have urged immediate evacuation. The nurses have informed that their passports are with hospital authorities and they have not...
  • North Korea fires four short-range missiles into sea April 3, 2015

    Seoul: North Korea test-fired four short-range missiles into the sea off its west coast on Friday in an operation apparently supervised by leader Kim Jong-Un amid heightened military tensions, a South Korean military spokesman said. The missiles were launched from a base on the west coast and flew more than 100...
  • CERN proves The Force exists, Albert Hall outraged at Beatles 'holes' slur April 3, 2015

    From a supermarket putting in trampolines for customers to reach the top shelf to prestigious CERN saying it has proved The Force exists, Wednesday brought April Fool's spoofs a-plenty. London's venerable Royal Albert Hall released an April 1, 1967 letter from its archives protesting "in the strongest conceivable terms" at having...
  • Painting in Dutch royal collection was Nazi loot: official report April 1, 2015

    The Dutch Royal Family owns a painting by a Dutch master that was looted during by the Nazis during Germany's occupation of the Netherlands in World War Two, according to a report published on Tuesday. "One painting was found where there were indications of involuntary loss of possession during the German...
  • Sad and shocking: Syrian child mistakes camera for a gun, holds her hand up in surrender March 30, 2015

    In a heartbreaking incident, photojournalist Nadia AbuShaban tweeted a photo of a child in Syria holding her hands up in surrender. She mistakenly felt that the photojournalist was holding a gun instead of a camera. The photo reflects the reality of the strife-torn country where children witness weapons and guns...
  • US' war on terror kills over 80,000 people in Pakistan: Report March 29, 2015

    Islamabad: More than 80,000 Pakistanis, including over 48,000 civilians, have been killed in the decade-long US-led war against terror in the country, according to a new report. The report titled "Body Count: Casualty Figures after 10 Years of the War on Terror" was released by the Nobel Prize-winning International Physicians...
  • Japan Prime Minister not to attend China's war parade: report March 25, 2015

    Tokyo: Japan's prime minister is set to rebuff a prickly invitation to a Chinese military parade, a report said on Wednesday, as the former World War II enemies jockey over the telling of their shared history. Tokyo has not officially replied to Beijing's comments on the march, being held to mark...
  • Unexploded World War II bomb triggers evacuation in London March 24, 2015

    London: An unexploded World War II bomb weighing 454 kg found on a building site near London's famous Tower Bridge on Monday led to hundreds of people being evacuated from their homes in the area. Roads were closed from the Victorian landmark and residents were escorted out after builders unearthed...
  • Army conducts fire power display at Pokhran marking centenary celebrations of participation in World War I March 21, 2015

    Jaipur: The Indian Army conducted a fire power display at Pokhran in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan marking the centenary celebrations of its participation in the first World War. Showcasing the Army's capabilities, proficiency and preparedness, the 'Fire Power Display' was held on Friday at the Pokhran field firing range and involved...
  • Hope to be heard during inquiry on alleged war crimes: Former Sri Lankan Army Chief Gen Fonseka March 19, 2015

    Former Sri Lankan Army chief General Sarath Fonseka who demolished the LTTE said that he hopes to be heard when the inquiry on alleged war crimes happens otherwise it will be a one sided inquiry. He added that the commander cannot be punished for the crimes of individuals. ...
  • World War 1: A 100 years on and India's forgotten soldiers March 15, 2015

    For almost a Century, it has been India's forgotten war. A 100 years ago, as many as 15 lakh soldiers from India participated in the war. As the world is celebrating 100 years of the World War 1, CNN-IBN appreciates the colonial soldiers of the allied forces and their contribution...
  • Here are 10 things that you probably didn't know about Adolf Hitler March 12, 2015

    Everyone remembers Adolf Hitler as the genocidal dictator from World War II, and not without reason of course. As the Chancellor of Germany, Hitler was responsible for war, destruction, and the cold blooded murder of millions of Jewish people.But what we probably did not know, was that Hitler was the...
  • PM Modi to inaugurate rail track destroyed in Lankan civil war March 11, 2015

    Colombo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a railway track that was destroyed during the civil war in Sri Lanka and has been re-built with India's assistance during his visit in Colombo this week. India's state-owned Ircon International Limited conducted test runs on Wednesday on the rebuilt rail line as the...
  • Indian armed forces can tackle designs of terror outfits, says President March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Admiring the courage and sacrifice of 1.5 million Indian soldiers during the World War 1, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said Indian armed forces today is capable tackling the "pernicious designs" of terror outfits. Inaugurating the commemorative exhibition on the theme "India and World War-I", Mukherjee said Indian...