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60 injured as trains collide in US

At least 60 people were injured, five of them critically, in a head-on, rush-hour collision between two commuter trains Friday evening near New York City, officials said. Metro-North Railroad described it as a “major derailment”, just outside Bridgeport, the most populous city of Connecticut state in the US. About 250 people were on the trains

Education sector suffers from leadership crisis

New Delhi, Feb 14 :  The dire shortage of capable leaders is precipitating a crisis in our higher education sector, a situation not likely to be remedied until 2020, according to a global survey conducted by the Education Promotion Society for India (EPSI). The survey results were unveiled on the first day of the two-day

Muslims clash with police in Sydney

Sydney: Many people were injured Saturday when hundreds of Muslims clashed with police during a gathering to protest against a controversial film about Prophet Mohammad, Xinhua said. Police deployed dogs and capsicum spray to disperse the crowd when the demonstrations turned violent. At least one injured protester was seen taken away by an ambulance even

US envoy to Libya killed in Benghazi

Washington: US ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three of his staff were killed as an armed mob apparently incensed over a US-made film critical of Islam attacked the American consulate in Benghazi. Confirming the four deaths in the attack in the eastern city Tuesday night, President Barack Obama Wednesday said he strongly condemned

US remembers 9/11 victims

Washington: Eleven years after terrorist attacks destroyed New York World Trade Centre’s twin towers, thousands gathered Tuesday at ground zero and elsewhere to remember nearly 3,000 victims, including 41 of Indian origin, in sombre ceremonies. In the midst of a heated election campaign, both President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney pulled their

US snack food firm chops ‘racist’ Indian ad

Washington: US snack food maker Popchips has pulled out a new ad campaign featuring Ashton Kutcher, who sports brown makeup and plays a Bollywood producer named “Raj” with a thick accent, after being criticised as racist. The 88-second video ad has been removed from the California snack food company’s Popchips website and YouTube channel as

US marines arrive in Australia

Sydney: The first batch of about 200 US marines have arrived in Australia’s Darwin city as part of a defence deal, Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith announced on Wednesday. The US and Australia will hold joint training and exercises in the Northern Territory of Australia, and up to 2,500 US troops will eventually arrive in

Obama-driven car for sale

London: A car driven by US President Barack Obama is up for auction on shopping website eBay at a whopping starting bid of $1 million. Obama, before he became President, reportedly drove the grey 2005 Chrysler 300C sedan. Lisa Czibor, who is managing the auction, said Obama leased the car for three years from 2004

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