2 killed, 22 injured in NY building explosion

New York: At least two people were killed and 22 injured when a powerful explosion levelled two residential buildings in New York’s East Harlem neighbourhood Wednesday morning. Over 12 people remained missing, authorities said. The blast struck a building at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Upper Manhattan at about 9:30 a.m. local time (1330 […]

Obama to meet Dalai Lama at the White House today

Washington: US President Barack Obama willmeet Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, a fellow Nobel peace laureate, at the White House today. “The President will meet the Dalai Lama in his capacity as an internationally respected religious and cultural,” National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden said. Obama met the Dalai Lama in February 2010 and […]

Obama, Harper wager for beer over Olympic hockey

Washington: President Barack Obama owes Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper a case of beer, after the Canadian women’s ice hockey team’s comeback victory snatched gold from the United States in Sochi. But Obama has a chance to get his own back and win some Canadian brew in the cross border bet, when the two nations […]