By Greg McCune CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tornadoes could form across a wide area of the southern Plains and into the U.S. southeast again on Tuesday, including metropolitan Dallas-Fort Worth, the most populous urban area in the threatened area, a government meteorologist said. "There could be a few more tornadoes again, particularly in northern and central Texas," said Brynn Kerr, meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. ...
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- IAS officers politicking, will complain to PM: Parrikar IANS
Panaji, May 21 (IANS) The Goa government will complain to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about some Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers indulging in More »
- Trinamool destroying development, democratic systems: Left Front IANS
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front Tuesday charged the Trinamool Congress government with destroying the process of development and participatory More »
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- BJP parliamentary board to discuss general elections IANS
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- Liberace film throws spotlight on gay rights at Cannes festival Reuters
By Belinda Goldsmith CANNES (Reuters) - The relationship between the flamboyant pianist Liberace and his young lover dazzled at the Cannes film festival on Tuesday and threw the spotlight on gay rights at the movie industry's largest annual gathering. Director Steven Soderbergh said he struggled five years ago to secure funding for "Behind the Candelabra" because some financiers thought the film would only appeal to a gay audience and, at a cost of $25 million, would be a financial risk. ...
- U.S. Senate panel hammers Apple over offshore tax strategies Reuters
By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Apple Inc came under fire on Tuesday at a Senate hearing over an investigation that alleged the U.S. high technology icon has kept billions of dollars in profits in Irish subsidiaries and paid little or no taxes to any government. "Apple effectively shifts billions of dollars in profits offshore, profits that under one section of the tax code should nonetheless be subject to U.S. taxes, but through a complex process avoids those taxes," said Senator Carl Levin. ...
- Syria says destroys Israeli vehicle on its territory Reuters
By Dominic Evans BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria said its troops destroyed an Israeli vehicle that crossed into its territory from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday and warned that any attempt to violate its sovereignty would meet "immediate and firm retaliation". Israel said the incident took place on its side of Golan ceasefire line and the vehicle was damaged but not destroyed, and none of its soldiers was hurt. It said its troops returned fire. ...
- Iran acts to expand sensitive nuclear capacity - diplomats Reuters
By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - A U.N. nuclear agency report due this week is expected to show Iran further increasing its capacity to produce material that its adversaries fear could eventually be put to developing atomic bombs, Western diplomats said on Tuesday. But they said it is also likely to indicate that growth in Iran's most sensitive nuclear stockpile has been held back because some of it has been used for reactor fuel, potentially providing more time for diplomacy between Iran and major powers. ...
- Chinese escape Karachi bomb ahead of Premier Li's arrival in Pakistan Reuters
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A roadside bomb exploded near the seafront in Karachi on Tuesday likely targeting a van full of Chinese port workers, police said, a day before Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives in the capital, Islamabad. No one was hurt. Karachi, the nuclear-armed country's key port, is home to 18 million people. It typically sees about a dozen murders a day, a combination of political killings, attacks by the Pakistan Taliban and sectarian militant groups, and street crime. ...
- Saudi Arabia executes five Yemenis and displays corpses Reuters
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- The Irish loophole behind Apple's low tax bill Reuters
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- Vatican marks anniversary of 1972 attack on Michelangelo's Pieta Reuters
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- Celebrity chef Curtis Stone says son inspired latest cookbook Reuters
By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Celebrity chef, author, entrepreneur and television personality Curtis Stone said fatherhood provided some of the inspiration for his fifth cookbook, "What's for Dinner? Delicious Recipes for a Busy Life." "I'm a new Dad," said Stone who has appeared on TV shows including "The Biggest Loser" and "Celebrity Apprentice," among others, and who is the host of cable TV's Top Chef Masters. "You quickly realize how busy you are when you have a little one. ...
- Survivors pulled from Oklahoma tornado debris as toll lowered Reuters
By Carey Gillam and Ian Simpson MOORE, Oklahoma (Reuters) - Emergency workers pulled more than 100 survivors from the rubble of homes, schools and a hospital in an Oklahoma town hit by a powerful tornado, and officials on Tuesday sharply lowered the number of deaths caused by the storm. The 2-mile (3-km) wide tornado tore through Moore outside Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon, trapping victims beneath the rubble. Seven children died at Plaza Towers Elementary School, which took a direct hit, but many more survived unhurt. ...
- Ireland rejects blame for Apple's low tax rate Reuters
By Conor Humphries and Padraic Halpin CORK/DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland said on Tuesday it was not to blame for Apple Inc's low global tax payments and had no special rate deal with the company after the U.S. Senate said it paid little or no tax on tens of billions of dollars in profits stashed in Irish subsidiaries. The Irish government, which has seen the luring of U.S. multinationals with low taxes as a key part of its economic policy since the 1960s, said its system was transparent and other countries were responsible if the tax rate paid by Apple was too low. ...
- U.S. appeals court rules bin Laden death photos can stay secret Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the U.S. government had properly classified more than 50 images of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden taken after his death, and that the government did not need to release them. The unanimous ruling by three judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected a request for the images by a conservative nonprofit watchdog group. (Reporting by David Ingram; Editing by Doina Chiacu)
- Kerry visits Oman for arms deal, talks on Syria, Mideast Reuters
By Arshad Mohammed MUSCAT (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Oman on Tuesday for Raytheon Co's signing of an estimated $2.1 billion arms deal and to consult on Syria and Iran, U.S. officials said. Oman is expected to sign a letter of intent to purchase a ground-based air defence system that would help protect against cruise missile, drone or fighter aircraft attacks, a senior U.S. State Department official told reporters aboard Kerry's plane. Part of the sale has been previously disclosed. In October 2011, the U.S. Defense Department notified Congress of a proposed $1. ...
- Hyderabad jewellery fair to begin June 7 IANS
Hyderabad, May 21 (IANS) Over 125 jewellers from India and abroad will showcase their exclusive diamond and gold jewellery at the sixth edition of the Hyderabad Jewellery Pearl and Gem Fair (HJF) here June 7 to June 9.
- IPL scam: Ex-Ranji player introduced Royals player to bookie IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Former Ranji player Baburao Yadav, arrested in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot fixing scandal, was in constant touch with a bookie for two years and had introduced one of the accused Rajasthan Royals players to him, said police here Tuesday.
- Madhya Pradesh beat Chandigarh junior national hockey IANS
Bhopal, May 21 (IANS) Defending champions Madhya Pradesh girls defeated Chandigarh 2-1 in their opening match of Pool A of the Hockey India Sub-Junior Men's and Women's National Championship (Final) on Day 1 at the Aish Bagh Hockey Stadium here Tuesday.
- Sreesanth bought Rs.1.95 lakh-worth apparel from spot-fixing money IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Tainted cricketer S. Sreesanth went on a shopping spree with the money he earned from spot-fixing, buying apparel worth Rs.1.95 lakh for himself and a mobile phone costing over Rs.40,000 for his girlfriend, Delhi Police said Tuesday.
- Two women arrested for molesting six-year-old IANS
Gurgaon, May 21 (IANS) Two women employees of a private school here were arrested for sexually molesting a six-year-old Class 3 student for the last few months, police said Tuesday.
- Sahara pulls out of IPL, not to renew BCCI sponsorship IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Pune Warriors India, owned by Sahara India Pariwar, pulled out of the already scandal-hit Indian Premier League (IPL) Tuesday and announced that they will not renew their sponsorship of the Indian cricket team after the present contract expires in December 2013.
- People should oppose FDI in retail: Mahasweta Devi IANS
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Supporting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's decision to withdraw from the UPA last September on the issue of FDI in retail, eminent writer Mahasweta Devi Tuesday exhorted people from all walks of life to protest against the measure.
- IPL: Chennai opt to bat, Mumbai without Tendulkar IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Chennai won the toss and opted to bat against Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Tuesday.
- Lok Sabha bypoll from Himachal's Mandi June 23 IANS
Shimla, May 21 (IANS) The by-election to the Lok Sabha from Himachal Pradesh's Mandi constituency will be held June 23, election officials said here.
- Arunima becomes world's first woman to scale Mt. Everest with prosthetic legs IANS
Jamshedpur, May 21 (IANS) In a stellar show of indomitable spirit, Arunima Sinha became the first woman in the world to conquer Mt. Everest with prosthetic legs, when she successfully climbed the world's highest peak Tuesday.
- A Mughlai treat to rejuvenate taste buds IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) An ongoing food festival offering true Mughlai flavours -- spicy aromatic biryanis with vegetables, fish, chicken and mutton accompaniments -- will leave you craving for more.
- Tennis: Easy for seeded players IANS
Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) Top-ranked Siddant Jagdish Banthia led the bunch of seeded players into the quarter-finals of the Karle Infra ATF Under-14 Asian ranking junior tennis tournament here Tuesday that saw all fancied players making smooth progress.
- Two Ghaziabad cops arrested for extortion IANS
Ghaziabad, May 21 (IANS) Two police constables were arrested in Ghaziabad for harassing a newly-married couple and extorting Rs.8,000 from them, police said Tuesday.
- Delhi cops to quiz Sreesanth for five more days IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A Delhi court Tuesday extended by five days the police custody of cricketer S. Sreesanth, his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila and eight bookies for alleged spot-fixing in the ongoing IPL.
- Delhi records season's hottest day, no respite ahead IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) With the maximum temperature settling five notches above average at 45.1 degrees Celsius, Delhi recorded the season's hottest day Tuesday and also the hottest May 21 in the last five years. The Met office has forecast hotter days in store.
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