International

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau appoints Svetlana Yazovskikh as Executive Director of Tourism

Punjab News Express
PHILADELPHIA : Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHL CVB) President & CEO Julie Coker Graham has announced the appointment of Svetlana Yazovskikh to the position of executive director of tourism.

18 killed in Pakistan's market blast

Punjab News Express
ISLAMABAD : At least 18 people were killed and over 50 were injured on early Saturday when a powerful explosion ripped through a crowded market in Kurram agency, Pakistans northwestern tribal region, officials said.

Trump inauguration: 6 policemen injured, 217 protesters arrested in Washington

Punjab News Express
WASHINGTON  : Six police officers were injured and 217 protesters arrested after they smashed windows, damaged cars and threw rocks at security personnel near US President Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony on Friday in Washington D.C.

Indian Americans celebrate as Trump becomes President

Punjab News Express
WASHINTON : Indian Americans gathered for the presidential gala here to celebrate the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the US.

16 policemen killed in Afghanistan attack

Punjab News Express
KABUL : At least 16 policemen were killed in a militant attack in the southern Afghanistan province of Kandahar on Friday, an official said.

Protesters clash with police as Trump readies to lead US

Punjab News Express
WASHINGTON : As President-elect Donald Trump stepped into Washington on Thursday for a round of rituals and celebrations in preparation for his swearing-in with a call to unify the country, clashes broke out between his opponents and police --reflecting the mood of the polarised nation.

Car hits pedestrians in Melbourne, many injured

Punjab News Express
MELBOURNE : Several pedestrians were injured and gunshots were heard on Friday in the second largest Australian city of Melbourne, a media report said.

Obama holds final press conference as President

Punjab News Express
WASHINGTON : Barack Obama held his last press conference as the President of the US to offer an assured outlook for a country governed by Donald Trump who is slated to take charge on Friday, a media report said.

37 killed in Kyrgyzstan plane crash

Punjab News Express
BISHKEK : At least 37 people were killed on Monday when a Turkish Airlines cargo plane crashed into a residential area in Kyrgyzstan's capital of Bishkek.

Obama says goodbye, offers hope in emotional speech

Punjab News Express
CHICAGO : Outgoing US President Barack Obama bid farewell to Americans in an emotional speech here on Tuesday night with the same message of hope and optimism that brought him into the White House eight years ago.

Five die in Florida airport shooting, suspect in custody

Punjab News Express
MIANMI: A suspect is in custody in Florida after a man opened fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, killing five people and wounding eight others.

Turkish police detain wife of nightclub attacker

Punjab News Express
ISTANBUL : The Turkish police have detained the wife of the Istanbul nightclub attacker who is still on the run two days after he killed 39 persons, media reported on Tuesday.

Over 50 killed in Brazil prison riot

Punjab News Express
BRASILIA  : More than 50 people were killed in a bloody prison riot in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus, a Brazilian security official told the Globo TV network on Monday.

12 die at new year party in Brazil

Punjab News Express
RIO DE JANERIO : At least 12 persons were killed and three injured during a shootout at a new year party in Brazil, police said.

Canada’s University of Windsor testing yoga’s benefits for breast cancer survivors

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
INDIANAPOLIS: Canada’s University of Windsor (UOW) researchers are testing therapeutic values of Ashtanga yoga for survivors of breast cancer.

39 die in Istanbul nightclub terror attack

Punjab News Express
ISTANBUL : At least 39 persons were killed and 69 injured as a gunman opened fire at people celebrating new year at a nightclub in Istanbul early on Sunday, authorities said.

'Star Wars' actress Carrie Fisher dies at 60

Punjab News Express
LOS ANGELES : Carrie Fisher, the actress best-known for playing Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" franchise, has died aged 60, four days after she suffered a cardiac arrest on a flight.

24 die after consuming toxic liquor in Pakistan

Punjab News Express
ISLAMABAD : Twenty-four people died and dozens were hospitalised after they consumed what turned out to be toxic liquor on Christmas Eve in Pakistan's Punjab province, the police said on Tuesday.

Over 100,000 displaced in Indonesia floods

Punjab News Express
JAKARTA : Heavy floods in Indonesia's West Nusa Tenggara province has forced evacuation of more than 100,000 people and closure of a main airport, officials said on Saturday.

Obama to dismantle 'Muslim registry' before Trump can revive it

Punjab News Express
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has taken steps to prevent President-elect Donald Trump from establishing a registry of American Muslims and banning people from Muslim nations entering the US, the media reported.

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