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Hillary Clinton 'upset' with hubby over his part in ex-pal Jeffrey Epstein's sex scandal

Hillary ClintonNew York, Jan. 09 - Hillary Clinton is "furious" at husband Bill Clinton after his name was involved in Jeffrey Epstein's sex scandal

Sources revealed that, at the funeral of Mario Cuomo, the 67-year-old angrily "storm" past the former president after he dutifully waited for her by the door of St. Ignatius Loyola Church, the New York Post reported.

The68-year-old politician's name has popped up in 2011 court documents relating to Epstein after a woman said to be Virginia Roberts filed a bombshell suit alleging she was Epstein's teen "sex slave" and paid
15,000 dollars to bed Epstein's pal, Britain's Prince Andrew.


Meet the woman who has 'awesome sex life' with her '2-foot-8-inch' hubby

Meet the woman who has 'awesome sex life' with her '2-foot-8-inch' hubbyNew York, Jan. 09 - A woman from Arizona has recently expressed that his 2-foot-8-inch husband is "one of the most sexual people" she has ever met.

Mindie Kniss, who has been happily married to Sean Stephenson , said that just because he's disabled doesn't mean they don't have an awesome sex life, although it was different than having sex with an averaged-size person but it wasn't a problem at all, the New York Post reported.

The couple, both motivational speakers, met through a mutual friend in 2009 and tied the knot in 2012 after Kniss moved to Chicago to be closer to her tiny beloved.


HRW says Bangladesh Government must end crackdown on opposition, media

Human Rights WatchNew York, Jan.9 - The Bangladesh government should immediately end its use of excessive force, stop arbitrary arrests of members of opposition parties, and lift restrictions on the media, Human Rights Watch said today.

Hundreds of opposition activists, including from the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and the Jamaat-e-Islami Party, have reportedly been rounded up and arrested across the country in recent days.

The government crackdown has come in response to opposition protests on the anniversary of controversial national polls in January 2014, which the BNP boycotted and from which Jamaat was excluded.


FBI director confident North Korea was behind cyberattack

James ComeyNew York : There is strong evidence that North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony and that the leadership there will orchestrate further strikes against American targets, top US officials said on Wednesday.

An ongoing investigation has found that North Korea had sought to use proxy servers to conceal the Sony hack, FBI Director James Comey said at a cybersecurity conference in Manhattan.

But the hackers sometimes "got sloppy" and sent messages that could be traced to IP addresses used exclusively by the North Korean government, he said.

"I have very high confidence about this attribution to North Korea, as does the entire intelligence community," Comey said.


Sri Lanka: Violence, Intimidation Threaten Vote in Presidential Elections, says HRW

Sri Lanka: Violence, Intimidation Threaten Vote in Presidential Elections, says HRWNew York, Jan.7 - Authorities in Sri Lanka should ensure that voters have safe and secure access to the polls to vote in presidential elections on January 8, and that state media is not misused in favor of the incumbent, Human Rights Watch said today.

Local monitoring groups have reported numerous acts of election-related violence and intimidation during the month-long campaign that closed on January 5.

The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) documented 237 major incidents and 183 minor incidents during the campaign.


YouTube videos help robots learn how to cook

YouTube videos help robots learn how to cookNew York, Jan. 05 - Robots are now learning cooking through YouTube videos, it has been revealed.

The University of Maryland has been using the "deep learning" technique to teach robots how to cook. The researchers at the university gathered data from 88 YouTube cooking videos and turned it into cooking commands the robot can execute, New York Daily News reported.

Although humanoid cooks are not new, deep learning can increase their use and prominence. Several restaurant kitchens around the world have already started to use humanoid cooks.


Revlon CEO sued over 'smelly Black, dirty Americans, sticky Jews' slur

Revlon CEO sued over 'smelly Black, dirty Americans, sticky Jews' slurNew York, Jan 2 : Revlon's CEO has been sued for saying that he hates "dirty" Americans, thinks Jews "stick together" and believes he can "smell" black people when they walk into a room.

According to a discrimination suit filed by Revlon's former top scientist, Alan Meyers, the beauty company's boss, Lorenzo Delpani, made the ugly comments after taking over in 2013, the New York Post reported.


Obama's a champ at swatting flies with rolled up magazines!

Obama's a champ at swatting flies with rolled up magazines!New York, Jan 2 : Barack Obama recently showed off his skills at keeping his Oval Office pest free by swatting a pesky fly with a rolled up magazine.

The US president rolled up a magazine, squatted, and whacked the bug, which had landed on the carpet, the New York Post reported.

White House said in the photo caption of the incident, which was released as part of the White House's "2014: A Year in Photos" collection, that aides laughed as President Obama swatted a fly that was invading his space in the Oval Office . (ANI)


Tennessee man admits his CNN hacking threat was 'a joke'

CNNNew York, Jan 02 : The hacking threat directed at cable network CNN has turned out be just another hoax.

According to New York Post, a Tennessee man named David C. Garrett Jr. came out on social media Wednesday as the "boy who cried Wolf."

It was believed that the threat was issued by the group that hacked into the computer network of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Garrett tweeted that the threat was a joke and that he did not think it would be taken so seriously.

The report said that the man posted pictures of his Internet history as "proof" of the hoax and said that information on Pastebin is not reliable. (ANI)


Sony hackers threaten cyber attack on US news organization

Sony hackers threaten cyber attack on US news organizationNew York, Jan 01 : The group of hackers that breached Sony Pictures Entertainment has threatened to attack a US news organisation.

New York Post reports Guardians of Peace, the cyber-terrorists behind the Sony Pictures Entertainment intrusion, has warned that their wake of destruction "may extend to other such organizations in the near future," according to an FBI and Department of Homeland Security Joint Intelligence Bulletin that was obtained by The Intercept.

It is reported that the media organisation that the group has threatened to attack is CNN.


2-year-old US boy accidentally kills mom with concealed gun

2-year-old US boy accidentally kills mom with concealed gunNew York, Dec 31 : A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother at a northern Idaho Wal-Mart after he reached into her purse and her concealed gun fired.

According to the cops, the woman who was shopping with a lot of children, had a concealed weapons permit, the New York Post reported.

According to the officials, the woman and the children were in the back of the store near the electronics area when the shooting occurred and the witnesses and video surveillance from the store helped deputies determine the shooting was accidental. (ANI)


Al Qaeda's online magazine gives crash lessons on bomb-making

Al Qaeda's online magazine gives crash lessons on bomb-makingNew York, Dec 29 : The Al Qaeda group released a new edition of its online magazine giving crash lessons on how to get through airport security and bomb passenger planes using homemade explosives.

According to New York Post, the militant magazine, Inspire, names American, United, Continental and Delta airlines, as well as British Airways, EasyJet and Air France, as desired targets.

The group, in its latest magazine edition, also advised its supporters to target and kill high-profile "economic personalities" like former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and "wealthy entrepreneurs or company owners" like Bill Gates.


Amy Pascal hopes success of `The Interview` will help her stay employed amidst Sony hacking scandal

Amy Pascal hopes success of `The Interview` will help her stay employed amidst Sony hacking scandalNew York, Dec 29 : Amy Pascal has revealed that she hopes the success of "The Interview" will be enough to keep her job in the wake of the Sony hacking scandal.

The Sony executive is banking that the Seth Rogen comedy will be able to get enough attention, the New York Post reported.

Sony had pulled " The Interview," a farce about the planned assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, after the company was attacked by cyber hacks, while hackers had uncovered a stash of embarrassing emails between Sony officials, and threatened more attacks if the film was released as scheduled. (ANI)


UN chief calls on Sri Lanka to cooperate in human rights abuse probe

UN chief calls on Sri Lanka to cooperate in human rights abuse probeNew York, Dec 25 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his call to Sri Lanka to cooperate with the on-going UN investigation of alleged human right abuses.

Responding to a media query on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa reiterating that he will not participate with outside investigations, Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, was quoted by the Lanka Page web site, as saying that the secretary general has always encouraged the Government of Sri Lanka to comprehensively address the post-war agenda.


Indian man in NY charged with causing injuries to his son

Indian man in NY charged with causing injuries to his sonNew York - A 28-year-old Indian man has been charged with assaulting his four-month-old son and causing life-threatening injuries, including multiple severe skull fractures and brain damage to him and faces 25 years in jail.

Jagsheer Singh of Queens was charged with first-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child. His bail has been set at USD 200,000.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said that according to the charges, the baby's mother Reena Malhotra left her son with her husband Singh on the night of December 19 before going to work.


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