05/26/2019

Trump downplays North Korea launches on Japan visit

US President Donald Trump was helped by a sumo official as he presented the President’s Cup to sumo wrestler Asanoyama (Brendan SMIALOWSKI)Tokyo (AFP) – US President Donald Trump Sunday downplayed recent North Korean missile launches as he teed off a state visit to Japan with a round of golf and a t

05/26/2019

Former manager of Marvel’s Stan Lee arrested for elder abuse

Lee had been the victim in an elder abuse investigation that began in March 2018 (Frazer Harrison)Los Angeles (AFP) – Late Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee’s former manager was arrested in Arizona on Saturday in connection with allegations of elder abuse, fraud, theft and false imprisonment, Los Angele

05/26/2019

Japanese sumo vs Trump’s WWE: big differences in clash of big men

The revered sport of sumo is steeped in centuries-old traditions, starting with the sipping of sacred water and the sprinkling of purifying salt before a bout (Charly TRIBALLEAU)Tokyo (AFP) – President Donald Trump will be ringside Sunday for Tokyo’s big sumo tournament, but if he hopes his longtim

05/26/2019

India run-machine Kohli eyes World Cup glory as captain

India captain Virat Kohli is the biggest superstar in world cricket (PUNIT PARANJPE)New Delhi (AFP) – Virat Kohli’s reputation as one of cricket’s great entertainers is well-established, but the India star will not be completely satisfied until he leaves an indelible mark by winning the World Cup as

05/26/2019

Old warhorse Malinga keeps Sri Lanka dreaming

Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga has more than 300 one-day international wickets (MICHAEL BRADLEY)Colombo (AFP) – Lasith Malinga will be one of the World Cup’s oldest players but the Sri Lanka paceman shows no signs of slowing down as he bids to prove his critics wrong.Malinga was stripped of the Sri Lank

05/26/2019

Trump tees up Japan summit with Abe golf match

US President Donald Trump and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe headed to the golf course before scheduled official talks (Brendan SMIALOWSKI)Chiba (Japan) (AFP) – US President Donald Trump teed off Sunday with “golf buddy” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as the pair relaxed before official talks likely to

05/26/2019

Counter-protesters drown out white supremacist rally in Ohio

The Dayton chapter of the Black Panthers protest against a small group from the KKK-affiliated Honorable Sacred Knights in Dayton, Ohio, May 25, 2019 (Seth HERALD)Washington (AFP) – Less than a dozen people affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan white supremacist group were drowned out by hundreds of coun

05/26/2019

Sonu Nigam and Neha Kakkar Live – ‘Klose To My Life’ in Bay Area

Watch Sonu Nigam and Neha Kakkar present live at the Oracle Arena on June 15th. Tickets start at $39 and children under 4 are free.Become a Founding Donor at any of Sankara Eye Foundation’s upcoming hospitals and get tickets, worth up to $200. You can become a Founding Donor by donating $1,000. Your

05/25/2019

Trump urges fairer trade with Japan at start of state visit

Trump’s visit is expected to focus on trade and North Korea but also cement US-Japanese ties (Brendan Smialowski)Tokyo (AFP) – President Donald Trump Saturday vowed to make the US trade relationship with Japan a “little bit more fair”, as he kicked off a four-day visit to Tokyo aimed at cementing ti

05/25/2019

Britain’s Beecham joins A-list with Cannes best actress win

Beecham has spent most of her career in supporting roles (Valery HACHE)Cannes (France) (AFP) – Britain’s Emily Beecham has been catapulted into the movie big time by winning best actress at the Cannes film festival for playing an enigmatic scientist in “Little Joe”.Beecham, who has spent most of her

05/25/2019

Diamonds Speak Louder Than Words – Bhindi Jewellers

With the firm belief that both a truly personal experience and high-end ambiance need not be mutually exclusive, Bhindi endeavored to create a showroom that exemplified the marriage of these two principles. In 2016, the flagship store in Artesia underwent a major renovation. The once-7,000 square fo

05/25/2019

Bikers stage last ‘Rolling Thunder’ to honor missing US soldiers

A crowd of motorcyclists gathered at the Washington National Cathedral at the start of Memorial Day weekend for the “Blessing of the Bikes” before the main ride on May 26, 2019 (Eva HAMBACH)Washington (AFP) – Thousands of bikers, many of them Vietnam War veterans, converged Saturday on the US capita

05/25/2019

Former WWII Navajo code talker, lawmaker Pinto dead at 94

New Mexico State Senator John Pinto, who served as a Navajo code talker during World War II, has died at age 94, his party announced (HO)Los Angeles (AFP) – John Pinto, a Navajo code talker during World War II who went on to a long career as a Democratic state lawmaker in New Mexico, has died at age

05/25/2019

US hiker found after two weeks lost in Hawaii forest

Found hiker Amanda Eller (2nd L) is seen with her rescuers, (L-R) Javier Cantellops, Troy Helmer and Chris Berquist, on May 24, 2019, at Makawao Forest Reserve on the Hawaiian island of Maui (Javier CANTELLOPS)Los Angeles (AFP) – An American yoga instructor who spent two weeks lost in the wilds of

05/25/2019

India’s beleaguered Jet Airways founder held at airport

Once India’s top airline, Jet halted its operations in April after lenders declined to pay emergency cash as they failed to find a buyer for a 75 percent stake in the carrier (PUNIT PARANJPE)Mumbai (AFP) – Indian Immigration authorities on Saturday stopped former Jet Airways chief Naresh Goyal and h

05/25/2019

India’s opposition Congress backs Gandhi after poll defeat

Congress party barons at the meeting, including Rahul Gandhi’s mother Sonia, reportedly urged him to continue (Prakash SINGH)New Delhi (AFP) – Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi, scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, offered to resign Saturday after his Congress party was trounced in a second straig

05/25/2019

More Indian MPs face criminal charges including rape, murder: study

Indian laws bar people from contesting an election if they have been convicted while in office for crimes that carry jail terms of two or more years, with some exceptions depending on the crime (Prakash SINGH)New Delhi (AFP) – More than 40 percent of lawmakers in India’s new parliament face criminal

05/25/2019

British, Irish climbers become Everest victims

Nepal issued a record 381 permits for mainly foreign climbers, costing $11,000 each, for the spring climbing season (Phunjo LAMA)Kathmandu (AFP) – The deaths of an Irish and a British climber on Mount Everest took the toll from a deadly season on the world’s highest peak to 10, expedition organisers

05/25/2019

Sri Lanka troops hunt Islamists linked to suicide attacks

Sri Lankan security forces have arrested scores of suspects in connection with the bombings and over what appeared to be organised violence against the island’s Muslim minority (LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI)Colombo (AFP) – Sri Lanka’s military launched a major hunt Saturday for remnants of an Islamist gro

05/25/2019

Grieving Asif rejoins Pakistan squad after daughter’s funeral

Dua Fatima, the young daughter of Pakistan cricketer Asif Ali, was buried in the Punjab province city of Faisalabad (KHALIL UR-REHMAN)Karachi (AFP) – Grieving Pakistan cricketer Asif Ali on Saturday left for England to join up with his country’s World Cup squad following the funeral of his daughter,

05/25/2019

Indian police charge owners as school fire toll hits 20

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani stands near the bodies of students who died in the fire in Surat (STR)Surat (India) (AFP) – Indian police on Saturday charged the owners of a private school after a fire killed 20 teenagers, some who died jumping from the building in a desperate bid to escape

05/25/2019

Deaths of British, Irish climbers add to Everest toll

Nepal issued a record 381 permits for mainly foreign climbers, costing $11,000 each, for the spring climbing season (Phunjo LAMA)Kathmandu (AFP) – The deaths of an Irish and a British climber on Mount Everest took the toll from a deadly week on the world’s highest peak to 10, expedition organisers s