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A Sikh-American actor and designer has been barred from boarding a flight from Mexico City to New York after he refused to remove his turban during a security check. Waris Ahluwalia, 41, based in Manhattan, said he checked in at the Aeromexico airline's counter at Mexico City's international airport...

Pop star Beyonce has announced that she would embark on the Formation world tour from April 27. The North American trek is scheduled to open at Marlins Park in Miami, FL and hit stadiums across the country including Santa Clara, CA's Levi's Stadium where the Super Bowl game took place. Beyonce, 34,...

SundarPichai-020916.jpg Google chief Sundar Pichai is poised to become the highest-paid chief executive in the US after its parent company Alphabet awarded him $199 million in shares. Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL, GOOG) disclosed in a regulatory filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it awarded 273,328 shares to Pichai on February 3, worth $199 million. It will also make the Indian-American one of the highe

In a decision going against public opinion, the Canadian government announced that it will end air strikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and bring home its six fighter jets on February 22. At the same time, Canada will triple the number of its special forces training Kurdish militia...

toyotaPrius-020816.jpg With a view to promoting the all new Prius brand in U.S., Toyota has launched a lighthearted commercial. It highlights the reinvention of the hybrid technology. The advertisement was aired during the first half of Super Bowl 50 and was well received in social media.

Human Rights Watch says that at least 37 civilians, including six women and nine children, were killed in Syrian-Russian joint military operation that included the use of internationally banned cluster munitions in at least 14 attacks across five Syrian governorates since January 26. The New York...

whitehouse-020816.jpg Amid the outbreak of the Zika virus in Latin America, the White House announced Monday the administration is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat the disease.

The World Health Organization has said that the Zika virus is spreading geographically to four previously unaffected countries of South America-Caribbean region. WHO said Monday that between 27 and 30 January, PAHO/WHO was notified of cases of Zika virus infection in Costa Rica, Curaçao, Jamaica and...

Growing number of Syrian refugees, who fled to Iraq to escape the fighting in Syria, are now returning home to their war-ravaged country for medical reasons and unbearable cost of living. Ground down by the protracted exile, they find it too expensive to get treatment in Iraq, UNHCR quoted refugees...

Scientists have discovered a new species of luminous creatures in the Red Sea, living in colonies as garlands of 'fluorescent lanterns' and emitting a green glow. During the study of the biodiversity of coral reefs of the archipelago Farasan in Saudi Arabia, south of the Red Sea, researchers observed...

Blockbuster film 'Inside Out' has triumphed Annie Awards after taking home 10 trophies, including the coveted best animated feature accolade. The emotional Pixar film's director, Pete Docter, picked up outstanding achievement for directing and shared the outstanding achievement for writing with Meg LeFauve...

British-Airways-020816.jpg After several years of discussions and disputes, British Airways has at last agreed to change its dress code for its women employees on board.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has blocked Facebook's Free Basics internet service inside the country. The scheme offered free access to a limited number of websites. However it was opposed by supporters of net neutrality who argued that data providers should not favor some online services...

MVP Von Miller had a pair of key forced fumbles that led to touchdowns as the Denver Broncos rode their defense to a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco. In what may have been the final game of quarterback Peyton Manning's Hall of Fame career, the Broncos never...

The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the missile launched by North Korea or the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and announced that it will "expeditiously" adopt a new resolution in response to "these dangerous and serious violations." "The members of the Security Council...

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