• Musharraf's plea against prosecutor's appointment rejected

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 2 hours 17 minutes ago

    Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) The special court constituted to try Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf Friday rejected his petition in which he challenged the appointment of Akram Shaikh as head of the prosecution team. Registrar Abdul Ghani said the petition was inadmissible for hearing and the judges have rejected it, Dawn online reported. The three-judge court said the Islamabad High Court's verdict of Dec 23, 2013, had held as valid the appointment of Akram Shaikh as the chief prosecutor. The court had reserved its verdict on Musharraf's plea challenging Shaikh's appointment March 26. More »Musharraf's plea against prosecutor's appointment rejected

  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    Associated Press - 2 hours 21 minutes ago

    DENVER (AP) — A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions. More »Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

  • Chris Brown, bodyguard face trial for assault

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    Washington, April 18 (IANS) Singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy have been accused of attacking Brown's fan Parker Adams outside a hotel here. They have been charged with misdemeanour assault. More »Chris Brown, bodyguard face trial for assault

  • Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash

    Associated Press - 2 hours 26 minutes ago

    ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to recount how a truck came roaring toward them. More »Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash

  • Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87

    Reuters - 2 hours 27 minutes ago

    By Anahi Rama MEXICO CITY, April 17 (Reuters) - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. A prolific writer who started out as a newspaper reporter, Garcia Marquez's masterpiece was "One Hundred Years of Solitude," a dream-like, dynastic epic that helped him win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Garcia Marquez died at his home in Mexico City, where he had returned from hospital last week after a bout of pneumonia. Known affectionately to friends and fans as "Gabo," Garcia Marquez was Latin America's best-known and most beloved author and his books have sold in the tens of millions. More »Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87

  • Taliban inmates break out of Afghan prison

    Associated Press - 2 hours 28 minutes ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An official says three Taliban insurgents escaped from a prison in northern Afghanistan using weapons smuggled into the facility in a jailbreak that killed three police guards. More »Taliban inmates break out of Afghan prison

  • Soon, wireless power zones to charge your phone

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 2 hours 29 minutes ago

    London, April 18 (IANS) What if you are told you can charge your smart phone even if the power source is some distance away on a street or inside a restaurant? Taking the wireless technology one step ahead, researchers have removed the last remaining wires altogether by developing wireless power transfer technology. The result is Dipole Coil Resonant System (DCRS) that can charge 40 smart phones simultaneously, even if the power source is 5 metres away. "With DCRS, a large LED TV as well as three 40 watt fans can be powered from a 5-metre distance," said Chun T. Rim, a professor of nuclear and quantum engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in South Korea. More »Soon, wireless power zones to charge your phone

  • John Legend to produce his first movie

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 2 hours 31 minutes ago

    Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Singer John Legend has teamed up with "Step Up: All" screenwriter John Swetnam to executive produce his first feature film titled "Breaking Through". More »John Legend to produce his first movie

  • LeBron James leads 2013-2014 NBA jersey sales

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 2 hours 35 minutes ago

    Washington, April 18 (IANS) Miami Heat star LeBron James finished another season as a leader of jersey sales, according to NBAStore.com. More »LeBron James leads 2013-2014 NBA jersey sales

  • James Young to enter NBA draft

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 2 hours 35 minutes ago

    Washington, April 18 (IANS) Kentucky freshman James Young has decided to enter 2014 NBA draft, announced the Michigan native. More »James Young to enter NBA draft

  • Jabari Parker to enter NBA draft

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 2 hours 35 minutes ago

    Washington, April 18 (IANS) Duke freshman scorer Jabari Parker would enter the 2014 NBA draft after a year of college basketball. More »Jabari Parker to enter NBA draft

  • Top Asian News at 8:00 a.m. GMT

    Associated Press - 2 hours 37 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives. Officials also offered a rare glimpse at their investigations, saying they were looking into whether a crewman's order to abruptly turn the ship contributed to the 6,852-ton Sewol ferry tilting severely to the side and filling with water Wednesday. More »Top Asian News at 8:00 a.m. GMT

  • Big B's 'Bhoothnath Returns' screened at Rashtrapati Bhavan

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 2 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's latest film "Bhoothnath Returns", a fun-filled film which also highlights the importance of voting, was screened for President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan auditorium here. After the screening Thursday, Amitabh, Parth, director Nitesh Tiwari and the producers were felicitated by the president. Parth, who looked nervous on stage contrary to his role in "Bhoothnath Returns", also sought Mukherjee's blessings. The sequel to 2008 film "Bhoothnath", "Bhoothnath Returns", released April 11, presents the ghost, played by Amitabh, entering the kingdom of ghosts and how he is mocked at by fellow ghosts for not being able to scare people. More »Big B's 'Bhoothnath Returns' screened at Rashtrapati Bhavan

  • Embrace daily massage to improve health

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 2 hours 37 minutes ago

    Massage does improve vascular function in people who had not exercised, says research, suggesting that massage has benefits for people regardless of their level of physical activity. Massage therapy improves general blood flow and alleviates muscle soreness after exercise, according to researchers. "Improved circulation and relief of muscle soreness are common claims made for massage's benefits, but no studies have substantiated such claims till date," said Shane Phillips, an associate professor of physical therapy at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). "Our study validates the value of massage in exercise and injury, which has been previously recognised but based on minimal data," added Nina Cherie Franklin, a post-doctoral fellow at UIC. More »Embrace daily massage to improve health

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