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1 hour 13 minute

Friends, family gather for memorial service for jogger stabbed to death in DC

Friends and family gathered on Saturday to remember Wendy Martinez, the woman who was stabbed to death in Washington, D.C., while out for a jog in an apparently random attack. The service was held at The Miracle Theatre, just a mile from the U.S. Capitol Building. Martinez, 35, was stabbed Tuesday night in what police called an "unprovoked" attack in the capital's Logan Square neighborhood. She had gotten engaged to her boyfriend, Danny Hincapie, just one week prior. WJLAMourners gather at a memorial service Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Washington, D.C., for Wendy Martinez, who was stabbed to death while...
1 hour 23 minute

Libya seeks UN help as militia fighting kills 10

BENGHAZI: The latest bout of fighting between rival militias in the capital Tripoli has left 10 people dead. The medical authorities said 59 people were also wounded when fighting erupted the previous day, taking the death toll to 106 since armed conflict first began there late last month. Friday’s fighting further strained a cease-fire that has been in force since Sept. 4. They said a total of 18 people remain missing. Libya’s internationally recognized government has called on the UN to take “concrete and effective” action to protect civilians and halt the fighting. The Government of National Accord (GNA) called...
1 hour 47 minute

Yayoi Kusama: the world's favourite artist?

In the past five years, more than 5 million museum visitors have queued – and queued some more – for a brief glimpse of the work of Yayoi Kusama. The 89-year-old Japanese artist, who for the past 41 years has lived voluntarily in a psychiatric hospital, has had large-scale solo shows of her work in Mexico City, Rio, Seoul, Taiwan and Chile, as well as major touring exhibitions in the US and Europe. Last year, she opened her own . The Broad museum in Los Angeles recently sold 90,000 $25 tickets in an afternoon to its Kusama exhibition, causing the...

2 hour 5 minute

Fear and fanfare as Hong Kong launches China rail link

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s controversial bullet train got off to a smooth start on Sunday, as hundreds of passengers whistled north across the border at speeds of up to 200 kph (125 mph), deepening integration of the former British colony with mainland China.While the $11 billion rail project has raised fears for some over Beijing’s encroachment on the Chinese-ruled city’s cherished freedoms, passengers at the sleek harborfront station were full of praise for a service that reaches mainland China in less than 20 minutes.“Out of 10 points, I give it nine,” said 10-year-old Ng Kwan-lap, who was traveling with his...
2 hour 9 minute

Will testify in Senate: Woman accusing Trump's SC nominee of sex assault

Washington: The woman whose sexual assault allegation threatens to bring down President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee has agreed to testify in the Senate, her lawyers said on Saturday, setting up a dramatic showdown next week. Christine Blasey Ford's decision followed days of negotiations and came after Trump turned against her and said her accusation could not be true. Ford "accepts the committee's request to provide her first-hand knowledge of Brett Kavanaugh's sexual misconduct next week," said a message from her lawyers to the Senate Judiciary Committee, US media reported. Hours later, multiple outlets including Politico and The Daily Beast...
2 hour 32 minute

China cancels military talks with U.S. in protest at sanctions over Russia military equipment

Shanghai/Washington: China summoned the U.S. ambassador in Beijing and postponed joint military talks in protest against a U.S. decision to sanction a Chinese military agency and its director for buying Russian fighter jets and a surface-to-air missile system.Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang summoned Ambassador Terry Branstad to lodge "stern representations", the foreign ministry said.China's Defence Ministry said in a statement it would recall navy chief Shen Jinlong from a visit to the United States and postpone planned talks in Beijing between Chinese and U.S. military officials that had been set for next week.It added that China's military reserved the...

2 hour 59 minute

What to expect from President Trump's week at the UN General Assembly

It was at last year’s United Nations General Assembly that President Donald Trump launched a verbal assault on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, chiding him as a "Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself,” and made a dramatic debut with blunt talk about putting “America first” over multilateral cooperation. But when he attends this year’s United Nations General Assembly this week -- in what will be his second time attending the gathering of heads of state as president -- the president returns as a known quantity. “Last year, there was a tremendous amount of uncertainty about what...
3 hour 3 minute

Accuser of Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh agrees to testify to Senate committee

Washington: A woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has agreed to testify before a Senate panel next week but details of her appearance have not been finalised, her lawyers said on Saturday.U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley had set a Saturday afternoon deadline for Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a high school party 36 years ago, to decide whether and how she will testify."Dr. Ford accepts the committee's request to provide her first-hand knowledge of Brett Kavanaugh's sexual misconduct next week," Debra...
3 hour 8 minute

US likely to deny green cards to immigrants who use government benefits

Washington: The Trump administration may deny green cards to immigrants who have availed or may avail government benefits including food and cash assistance under new rules which could negatively affect hundreds of thousands of Indians living in the US. The proposed rule signed by the Homeland Security Secretary on September 21 and posted on the website of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was slammed by the Silicon Valley-based tech industry and political leaders. According to the rule, foreign immigrants who "seek adjustment of status or a visa, or who are applicants for admission, must establish that they are not...

3 hour 43 minute

Regular bedtime improves sleep quality

Washington: Not only does a regular bedtime improve sleep quality, it is just as important for heart and metabolic health among older adults, finds a study. In a study of 1,978 older adults, researchers at Duke Health and the Duke Clinical Research Institute found people with irregular sleep patterns weighed more, had higher blood sugar, higher blood pressure, and a higher projected risk of having a heart attack or stroke within 10 years than those who slept and woke at the same times every day. Irregular sleepers were also more likely to report depression and stress than regular sleepers, both...
3 hour 45 minute

Why people need to be more honest with each other

Washington: Have you ever told a half-truth to avoid an awkward social situation or to keep the peace? Most people value the moral principle of honesty. At the same time, they frequently avoid being honest with people in their everyday lives. A new research from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business explored the consequences of honesty in everyday life and determined that people can often afford to be more honest than they think. In the paper, "You Can Handle the Truth: Mispredicting the Consequences of Honest Communication," Chicago Booth Assistant Professor Emma Levine and Carnegie Mellon University's Taya...
4 hour 30 minute

Italy: Venice to soon fine tourists for sitting in the wrong spot

Washington: If you are planning to visit the Italian city of Venice, you might have to keep some extra expense in mind. Venice might soon start charging fine up to €500 (Rs 42511.36) for sitting in random, undesignated spots. The idea, proposed by Luigi Brugnaro, city's mayor, will be voted on by the city council in October, CNN reported. Venice has always been a stern about its city's rules when it comes to tourism. People are already prohibited from sitting in tourist spots including St Mark's Square or the Rialto Bridge, pausing on bridges, walking around in swimwear and feeding...