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Backpacks spark bomb scare at Boston Marathon finish line

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 09:32

Two unattended backpacks near the Boston Marathon finish line sparked off a bomb scare and an evacuation of hundreds of people from the area today in an an eerie reminder of the terror attacks here exactly a year ago.

Obama administration supports Ukrainian crackdown

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 09:12

The White House Tuesday supported the crackdown of the interim Ukrainian government against the pro-Russian groups, arguing that the former has responsibility to enforce law and order inside the country.

Mahesh Bhatt goes gaga over Karan Johar

Mahesh Bhatt goes gaga over Karan Johar

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 08:35

In an industry where seldom does any filmmaker compliment his fellow director and that too on social media, we have Mahesh Bhatt (known for his tongue-and-cheek remarks), actually complimenting none other than Karan Johar on Twitter.

`Criminal` use of force by Ukraine would imperil talks: Russia

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 16:05

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov Tuesday warned Kiev against using force to quell pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine, saying the "criminal" act would undermine talks planned in Geneva.

US: 5-year-old boy shoots, kills 7-year-old girl

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 15:42

In yet another shooting incident in the US involving children, a five-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed a seven-year-old girl while playing at a birthday party.

Small Colorado town elects dog as mayor

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 13:51

A bloodhound has been elected as the mayor of a small US town after the dog beat off competition from six other canines, a donkey, a cat and even a hedgehog to win the unofficial title.

Feds charge woman in Hillary Clinton shoe-throw case

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 09:56

US federal authorities have lodged two criminal charges against a woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton while she gave a convention speech at a Las Vegas Strip resort.

Kansas shootings suspect to face hate crime charges

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 09:26

A 73-year-old former Ku Klux Klan member accused of killing three people in suburban Kansas city shootings on Sunday will face hate crime charges, US law enforcement officials said.

Press pro-Russian groups to move out of Ukraine: Obama to Putin

Press pro-Russian groups to move out of Ukraine: Obama to Putin

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 07:35

Expressing grave concern over Russia`s support for separatists groups in Ukraine, US President Barack Obama has told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that all irregular forces in Ukraine need to lay down their arms.

US not engaged in a Cold War with Russia: White House

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 06:06

The United States is not locked in a Cold War with Russia, the White House has said asserting that the situation and ground realities are now quite different from those of the earlier era.

US denounces threats against Libyan PM

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 05:36

The United States has denounced as "unconscionable" threats made against the Libyan prime minister and cabinet members, saying the country needed to move forward.

Hollande, Obama share `concern` over Ukraine violence

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 02:01

Presidents Francois Hollande of France and Barack Obama of the US share the same "concern" over the violence witnessed in east Ukraine over the past few days, the French presidency said in a statement today.