Taliban suicide attack near Sharif's residence kills 9

Lahore: A teenaged Taliban suicide bomber attacked a police check-post near the residence of Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Lahore, killing nine people, including five policemen, police said. According to rescue officials, the blast took place last night close to a police check post, a few kilometers from the palatial residence of the Sharif family, and next to the congregation of the Tableeghi Jamaat centre. “Five policemen –

US students stage walkout against gun violence

Washington: From Washington to Los Angeles, students walked out of US classrooms in the largest grassroots protest against gun violence seen in years, demanding action one month to the day after a deadly shooting rampage at a Florida high school. Hundreds of teenagers from Washington area schools gathered outside the White House yesterday, holding up signs reading “Books Not Bullets” and “Protect People Not Guns” before marching on the US

Judge dismisses Lawsuit of Muslim boy's dad with prejudice

Dallas (US): A judge has dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit filed by the father of a Muslim boy arrested after taking a homemade clock to his Dallas-area school. The decision Tuesday by US District Judge Sam Lindsay of Dallas means that Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed’s lawsuit cannot be refiled again. The judge also ordered the family to cover all of the costs of the lawsuit. The family of Ahmed Mohamed had

Hearing date set for Trump showdown with porn star

Los Angeles: Porn star Stormy Daniels will go to court on July 12 in a bid to dissolve an agreement stopping her discussing an affair she says she had with President Donald Trump, according to court papers. Lawyer Michael Avenatti filed a lawsuit on behalf of Daniels last week seeking to toss out the confidential settlement she signed just days before the November 2016 election. The lawsuit alleges that Daniels,

Indian-American ex prez charged with massive fraud

New York: A former Indian-American president of the blood-testing company Theranos and the firm’s founder and CEO were today charged with massive fraud amounting to over USD 700 million by the US federal regulators. According to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Ramesh Sunny Balwani and the founder Elizabeth Holmes raised money by deceiving investors about the company’s technology, business and financial performance. Holmes, 34 and Balwani, 52, raised more

US woman deportee moves into church

Kalamazoo: A Michigan woman has moved into a church in the southwest part of the state in an effort to avoid being deported to Pakistan. Saheeda Nadeem moved into an apartment at First Congregational Church in Kalamazoo Monday. “I’m worried, but I feel safe here,” she said. A GoFundMe page has been started to raise funds to help support her. The 62-year-old was born in Pakistan, and then lived in