BEIJING - US Vice-President Joe Biden has begun a two-day trip to China by encouraging Chinese students to challenge their government, teachers and religious leaders. Biden visited the U.S. embassy, where he surprised Chinese citizens waiting to get visitor visas processed in the embassy's consular section. He told a group applying for visas to the US that "innovation can only occur where ...
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group, Wednesday blamed Israel for the death of one of its founders and senior commanders, who has been shot dead outside his home in Beirut, warning the Jewish state of consequences. Hassan al-Laqqis, who is said to have fought in Syria's civil war, was shot in the head from close range by a silenced gun as he arrived home at around ...
OTTAWA The Canadian Forces is investigating the fourth suicide of one of its members within a week, while a fifth soldier attempted to take his life. Defence officials told media that three of as many as four Canadian Forces members who took their own lives in recent days had served in Afghanistan.Senator Romeo Dallaire, a retired general, blamed a recent traffic accident on stress over the ...
BOSTON, Massachusetts - The Kenyan-born uncle of President Barack Obama has been allowed to stay put in the United States more than two decades after he ignored deportation order. Federal immigration Judge Leonard I. Shapiro ruled Tuesday that Onyango "Omar" Obama is allowed to stay in the country he's called home since 1963 and the "land of opportunities". The judge thus spared deportation ...
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis Wednesday urged people to pray for the safe return of a group of 12 nuns who have been abducted from a Syrian convent allegedly by rebels. "I invite everyone to pray for the sisters of the Greek Orthodox monastery of Santa Takla in Maaloula, Syria, who were taken by force by armed men two days ago," Francis said while making the appeal at the end of his general ...
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Steven Soderbergh's film of Polish novelist Stanislaw Lem's Solaris was advertised as a romance during its theatrical release, which is not entirely inaccurate, depending on what your definition is of a romantic movie. Solaris is a love story, but it's not exactly a date movie, unless your date is a graduate student in philosophy. Rather, it is a difficult and enigmatic exploration ... ...
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On Tuesday afternoon Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott stepped in front of the cameras and reflected on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's reporting of the Indonesian phone tapping revelations. "I think the ABC were guilty of poor judgment in broadcasting that material which was obviously difficult for Australia's national security and long-term best interests," he said. It was ...
Chances are dim that elections will be held in Yemen next February. Yet without elections, the push for reforms and change that were inspired by the Yemeni revolution would become devoid of any real value. Yemenis might find themselves back on the street, repeating the original demands that echoed in the country's many impoverished cities, streets and at every corner. It is not easy to ...
Influential women Leaders from Bay Area will be in India starting tomorrow to lead an initiative for Indian women empowerment in the corporate world as part of 2013 US-Indo IT Entrepreneurship and Women Empowerment Delegation to India. This is the first time the Bay Area Council will be taking a business delegation to India. San Francisco Mayor, Edwin M Lee is heading the delegation in ...
Former New Zealand international cricket team, the Black Caps, players have confirmed that they are being interrogated by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for alleged match fixing. Chris Cairns, Lou Vincent and Daryl Tuffey are the three players who have been named as the subjects of the investigation by the ICC's anti-corruption unit, Stuff.co.nz reports. Former all-rounder Cairns said ...
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has ordered the inclusion of the North Pole in the country's Arctic claim, following a UN submission draft report proposal to exclude it from the boundaries. Canada will meet the December 6 deadline for filing an application to the United Nations to extend its northern sea boundary and also include the geographic North Pole, News24 reports. Meanwhile, ...
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has denied of naming the three former cricketers, who are being investigated by the International Cricket Council (ICC) over alleged corruption charges. The ICC's anti-corruption unit has been working closely with domestic anti-corruption units of member boards around the world to investigate match fixing over the past few months, Stuff.co.nz reports. NZC boss David ...
German international Lewis Holtby's late strike has given the Spurs a tight 2-1 victory over Fulham in the English Premier League at Craven Cottage. Two late goals, first from Vlad Chiriches and then by Holtby ended Tottenham's four match winless run, and eased the pressure on under-fire manager Andre Villas-Boas, Sport24 reports. The result has left Fulham in the 18th place, three points ...
Brazil is reportedly planning to set up special 'World Cup courts' to tackle the country's high crime rates and gear up for the possible return of mass demonstrations prior to the tournament in 2014. This summer, the Confederations Cup was marred by mass demonstrations and rallies, which brought more than a million people on to the streets. The host nation has said that it will establish ...
Brazil's Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo has reportedly warned that England fans may expect being held at knife-points or raped on the streets during the World Cup 2014. Rebelo's warnings about such attacks came as the English fans are waiting for tomorrow's Finals draw before confirming their travel plans. The minister said that as a country they want to be scrutinised and are sure that it will ...
An upcoming documentary on the 16-December fatal gang-rape case titled 'The Fearless One' is being presented under CNN's series 'World Untold Stories'. The documentary is an in-depth report which explores the tragic event that has been a watershed moment for India and led to a mass awakening, and recounts the victim's courageous struggle for life before succumbing to injuries that her attendant ...
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Bruce Lee's yellow jumpsuit is set to fetch 250,000 to 300,000 HK dollars at an auction in Hong Kong.
Lee wore the suit, with black stripes running down the sides for the movie 'Game of Death' but died before the movie was finished.
The suit is part of a 14 items collection, which includes clothing and props, News.com.au reported.
According to Spink auction house, the martial arts legend had given the items to his friend and former student Taky Kimura, who sold them to the collector.
Spink said that the unidentified collector decided to sell the items this year, which marks the 40th anniversary of Lee's death. (ANI)
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