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Three confirmed dead after 8.3 magnitude quake jolts Chile's capital

Three confirmed dead after 8.3 magnitude quake jolts Chile's capital

New York, Sept. 17 -: At least three people have been reported dead after a powerful 8.3 magnitude earthquake jolted Chile's northern coast, causing buildings to sway in the capital of Santiago and triggering floods from small tsunami waves in some shore towns.

According to Fox News, officials said that there were no reports of serious damage hours after the quake.

Authorities were quick to issue a tsunami warning in the entire Pacific coast of Chile.

Tremours were also felt on the other side of the continent, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Chile's President Michelle Bachelet said, addressing that nation, that they "must confront a powerful blow from nature". (ANI)


Socialist Jeremy Corbyn elected leader of Britain's Labour party

Socialist Jeremy Corbyn elected leader of Britain's Labour party

New York, Sept. 13 - Karl Marx admirer Jeremy Corbyn has been elected leader of Labour party in Britain that is in opposition.

According to The Huffington Post, supporters of Corbyn greeted him with cheers and radicals hailed his victory across Europe.

Corbyn's triumph opened up the prospect of deep splits within Labour party with some fearing he will repel voters with radical policies that include unilateral nuclear disarmament, nationalization and wealth taxes.

His victory reflects growing popular support for left-wing movements across Europe, with Syriza taking power in Greece and Spain's anti-austerity party Podemos performing well in opinion polls. (ANI)


Elderly Sikh-American assaulted in Chicago, called 'Bin Laden

Elderly Sikh-American assaulted in Chicago, called 'Bin Laden

New York, Sept.10 - An elderly American citizen of Sikh origin and a father of two was brutally assaulted and allegedly called a "terrorist" and "Bin Laden" in an apparent hate crime case in Chicago earlier this week.

Inderjit Singh Mukker was assaulted on Tuesday, while heading towards a grocery store.

According to reports, the assaulter repeatedly cut off Mukker's car and aggressively abused him before attacking his person.

According the Sikh Coalition, Police in the Darien area of Chicago, has told them that they are investigating the hate crime attack that began as an incident of road rage.

Police, however, did not give detailed specifics of the crime committed.


Now, wake up to a cup of java with this 'coffee alarm'

Now, wake up to a cup of java with this 'coffee alarm'

New York, Sept 5 - If you are the one who dreamt of waking up to a coffee alarm clock, then your dream just turned into reality.

Joshua Renouf, a graduate of the Nottingham Trent University has created the Barisieur, which is a state-of-the-art alarm clock that not only wakes people up but also prepares a hot cup of java at the same time, reports the Journal News.

Interestingly, the settings allow users to adjust the time the Barisieur begins sounding an alarm and also the time it begins making coffee.

The machine boils the water, grinds the coffee beans and pours the finished product directly into the user's cup or mug of choice and there is even an easily removable drawer for sugar and a compartment to hold fresh milk in the machine. (ANI)


Hillary Clinton rocking fashion with democracy

Hillary Clinton rocking fashion with democracy

New York, Sept 2 - Along with being in the race of top Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton is now taking over the fashion industry as well, as she is the new much talked about diva in the industry.

Though in the past, the 67-year-old Presidential candidate has been vilified for her pantsuits, now the industry is throwing out its spindly arms towards her, reports Nymag. com.

According to sources, Clinton is excelling in her fashion skills as not only she has the best campaign swag but is also supported by Wintour, Donna Karan and Tory Burch.

Further, it is also being rumoured that the Presidential candidate will soon star on the cover of Vouge magazine as she was seen mingling with Valentino and Ralph Lauren at a DVF event in July. (ANI)


Vice News programming chief calls charges against journalists 'baseless'

Vice News programming chief calls charges against journalists 'baseless'

New York, Sep. 1 - Kevin Sutcliffe, Vice News' head of news programming in Europe, has called the charges against two British journalists working with Vice News "baseless and alarmingly false".

According to The New York Times, Jake Hanrahan, a correspondent, and Philip Pendlebury, a cameraman along with their Turkey-based assistant, were arrested on charges of aiding an unidentified terrorist group.

The trio were detained while reporting from Diyarbakir in a district where

Kurdish youths often clash with security officials. (ANI)


Malaysian protests over PM Razak's resignation enters second day

Malaysian protests over PM Razak's resignation enters second day

New York, Aug. 30 - The protest in Malaysia over a demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak for his alleged role in a financial scandal; entered its second day on Sunday.

A massive rally held on day one passed off peacefully.

According to the New York Times, former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has been leading the calls for Razak's resignation.

Mohamad added momentum to the rally when he made a surprise brief appearance late Saturday with his wife to loud cheers from the crowd, and told the protesters to "carry on."

Prime Minister Razak has been fighting for political survival after leaked documents in July showed that he received 700 million dollars in his private accounts.


Are luxury fashion brands going through their biggest turmoil?

Are luxury fashion brands going through their biggest turmoil?

New York, Aug. 28 - Seems like turmoil is heading towards the luxury brands globally as these big players of the fashion industry are getting hit by protests and low stock prices.

Tabloid media revealed that a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently protested in front a Burberry's boutique by standing on fur and covering herself with artificial blood, the Business Insider reported.

Another problem, which is making its way towards the fashion industry is the steeping stock prices of major brands across the globe.


Chinese authorities detain 11 people over Tianjin explosions

Chinese authorities detain 11 people over Tianjin explosions

New York, Aug 27 - Chinese prosecutors have detained 11 people over the massive warehouse explosions that killed at least 139 people.

According to ABC News, the national prosecutor's office said that they are accused of dereliction of duty and abusing their positions.

Police have also detained 12 executives from Ruihai International Logistics and another company.

The blast that took place on August 12 destroyed hundreds of homes after it sent a huge fireball in the sky. (ANI)


Two planes carrying parachutists collide over Slovakia, killing 7

Two planes carrying parachutists collide over Slovakia, killing 7

New York, Aug 21 - Two small planes carrying a team of two pilots and 17 parachutists practicing for a group jump at a coming air show, have collided over western Slovakia, killing seven people.

According to the New York Times, 31 people were able to parachute to safety.

The Slovak aviation authorities said the Czech-made Let L-140 turboprop planes collided at about 5,000 feet near the village of Cerveny Kamen around 7:20 a. m.

A Slovak Ministry of Health spokesman said that four pilots and three of the parachutists died while five parachutists had minor injuries. (ANI)


'Some suspects' seen on camera footage of Bangkok bombing: Thai PM

Prayuth Chan-ocha

New York, Aug 18 - Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has claimed that authorities had seen "some suspects" in security-camera footage of the Bangkok bombing that killed at least 21 people and left 140 injured.

According to the New York Times, Prayuth promised to track down the perpetrators of what he called the country's worst attack in history.

The prime minister also said that the police are investigating a suspect seen on security footage at the shrine.

The attack targeted a major tourist attraction, the Erawan Hindu shrine. (ANI)


Pentagon plans to sharply expand US drone strikes by 2019

Pentagon plans to sharply expand US drone strikes by 2019

New York, Aug 18 - The Pentagon is planning to increase the number of US drone strikes by 50 percent over the next four years to keep up with the sprouting number of international hot spots, said a senior defense official.

According to Fox News, the plan would broaden surveillance and intelligence collection in such locales as Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, the South China Sea and North Africa, said the official.

It would be the first significant increase in the U. S. drone program since 2011, reflecting pressure on military efforts to address a cascading series of global crises.

While expanding surveillance, the Pentagon plan also grows the capacity for lethal airstrikes, the most controversial part of the U. S. drone program and its rapid growth under President Barack Obama.


Chennai-born Sundar Pichai named Google's new CEO

Chennai-born Sundar Pichai named Google's new CEO

New York : India-born Sundar Pichai will be the new CEO of Google under a major restructuring at the technology giant, as co-founder Larry Page lauded the IIT alumnus' "progress and dedication" and said it is "time" for him to take over the company's reins.

In a surprise and significant re-organisation, Page announced the formation of a new parent company Alphabet Inc which will replace Google as the publicly-traded entity and all shares of Google will automatically convert into the same number of shares of Alphabet, with all of the same rights.

Google will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alphabet, which will have Page as CEO and co-founder Sergey Brin as President.


HRW honours rights activists with 'Alison Des Forges Award'

HRW honours rights activists with 'Alison Des Forges Award'

New York, Aug. 11 - Four courageous and tireless advocates for human rights are the 2015 recipients of the prestigious Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.


Natalia Molchanova, world's greatest free diver presumed dead

Natalia Molchanova, world's greatest free diver presumed dead

New York, Aug 5 - Natalia Molchanova, regarded as world's greatest free diver is feared to be dead after she failed to surface from a dive in the Balearic Sea, near Spain.

The son of the 53-year-old diver, who has previously reached depths of 75 metres on a single breath and could go without air for nine minutes, was diving for fun with three others without fins, on the coast of Formentera, but is yet to surface, the New York Times reported.

As per the reports, Molchanova, who holds 41 world records and is a 23-time world champion, was diving in an area with particularly unpredictable currents.

While the water temperature was about 26 degrees celsius, a layer deep below the surface could have been cooler, and such a contrast could "shock the system.


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