HindustanTimes Fri,24 Oct 2014


Suspect arrested after climbing White House fence

A suspect who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday was nabbed by Secret Service agents and dogs, a spokesman for the elite agency said. 'At approximately 7:16 pm, an individual climbed the north fence line of the White House,' the spokesman said.

Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer

China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who delighted an audience of students in Beijing with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.

US, Canada air defenses on alert after Ottawa shooting

US and Canadian air defenses were placed on heightened alert after a shooting in Canada's parliament, a US defense official told AFP on Wednesday.

Obama on Canada shooting: 'We're all shaken by it'

Obama said the motive for the shootings remained unknown. But he said as more becomes known, that information will be factored into US security considerations. 'We have to remain vigilant,' he said.

Qadri calls off Islamabad sit-in

Pakistan’s political scene took a new turn on Wednesday when supporters of the PAT chief Dr Tahir-ul Qadri started to pack their bags and make their way out of Islamabad after their leader called off the protest sit-in which had stretched for 69 days.

No sex please, you're students: Zimbabwe university

The Zimbabwe students' union on Thursday made war not love over a new code of conduct banning students from kissing on campus at the country's top university.

Ottawa in lockdown after Canadian parliament attacker killed; soldier shot at dies

A gunman shot and fatally wounded a soldier in Ottawa on Wednesday and then entered the country's parliament buildings chased by police, with at least 30 shots fired in dramatic scenes in the heart of the Canadian capital.

Afghan prez to visit China this month, his first visit abroad after taking over

Afghanistan’s newly appointed President Ashraf Ghani’s first official trip will be to China later this month, an indication of Beijing’s increasing influence in the war-torn country, getting ready to face the aftermath of the pulling out of US-led troops.

Canada PM Harper condemns 'despicable attack'

Prime Minister Stephen Harper condemned the "despicable attack" on Canada's parliament Wednesday that left a soldier and a suspect dead.

US offers assistance to Canada in wake of Ottawa shootings

President Barack Obama offered US assistance to Canada on Wednesday during a phone call with Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper, after shootings at the parliament building and elsewhere in Ottawa, the White House said.

Modi’s Dhanteras photo on Facebook creates a flutter on social media

US-based photographer of Nepali origin Bimal Nepal posted a beautiful photo of Diwali lights on his Facebook and Instagram pages on Tuesday morning.

UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

A fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around supermarkets.

Total names new bosses as Russia probes CEO plane crash

French oil giant Total on Wednesday named new bosses to lead one of the world's biggest energy companies after its chief executive was killed in Moscow when his private jet hit a snowplough on takeoff.

Beware of gold thieves during Diwali: UK cops

Scotland Yard has cautioned Indian and Asian-origin people in London against gangs of thieves targeting gold jewellery during Diwali celebrations, a time when many families wear traditional attire during community and other events.

Ben Bradlee, former Washington Post editor who led Watergate coverage dies

Bradlee's death at his Washington home of natural causes was announced by the Post, which reported late last month that its former editor had begun hospice care after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for the past several years.
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