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Gunman kills two New York police officers

Gunman kills two New York police officers

A gunman has shot dead two police officers sitting inside a patrol car in New York before killing himself. The head of the New York police said the men had been "targeted for their uniform". The gunman ran into a nearby subway station where he then shot himself, officials say. Gunman Kills Two New York City...

US insists NKorea must take Sony hack blame

US insists NKorea must take Sony hack blame

The US has rejected North Korea's claim that it was not responsible for a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures. North Korea strongly denies carrying out the attack and invited the US to take part in a joint investigation. The National Security Council said North Korea should instead "admit culpability and compensate Sony". After the attack and threats,...

US RAPPROACHMENT WITH CUBA

Dismantling last vestige of Cold War

ON December 17, Barack Obama made a bold and courageous announcement that the US would establish an embassy in Cuba and open negotiations to normalise its relations with the communist country, ending more than five decades of, at times, and terrifying Cold War politics. In a speech at the White House the president urged Cubans and Americans to leave behind the “tyranny of both colonisation and communism.” He said neither Cubans nor Americans were “well served by a rigid policy...

4 Afghan Guantanamo inmates sent home

4 Afghan Guantanamo inmates sent home

Four Afghan detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison have been sent back to their home country, the Pentagon says. Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani and Mohammed Zahir were repatriated after a thorough review of their cases. Eight Afghans are believed to be among the 132 detainees remaining at the US prison in Cuba. President...

6 dead in US shootings

6 dead in US shootings

Six people have been shot dead and at least one other wounded in three locations near Philadelphia, officials in the US state of Pennsylvania say. Montgomery County police are seeking the suspected gunman, whom they named as Bradley William Stone, 35. They say he may be armed and dangerous and told residents to remain indoors. The...

Story of the $72 million teen trader unravels

Story of the $72 million teen trader unravels

It didn't take long for New York Magazine's story on a 17-year-old stock whiz with a rumored net worth of $72 million to make a splash. But the story's juicy premise unraveled almost as quickly, according to a report of CNNMoney.com. Jessica Pressler wrote the profile of Mohammed Islam, a senior at Stuyvesant High...

Star, Grameenphone launch online Liberation War archive

Star, Grameenphone launch online Liberation War archive

“Freedom in the Air”, an online repository of the Liberation War with rare video footage including documentaries, exclusive video interviews; rarely seen images, articles, stories and documents, and newspaper clippings can be accessed from today at The Daily Star website, www.thedailystar.net/freedom-in-the-air. The website was launched yesterday jointly by the newspaper and Grameenphone in the capital's...

Victory: Pakistan army surrenders to allied forces

Victory: Pakistan army surrenders to allied forces

Pakistan Army Eastern Commander Lt. General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi surrendered unconditionally on behalf of his 93,000 Pakistan troops at a public ceremony at Dhaka Ramna Race Course (now Suhrawardy Uddyan) to the Bangladesh and Indian joint command on December 16, 1971 after nine-month-long bloody war. It was decided that General Jagjit Singh...

Climate deal reached in Lima talks

Climate deal reached in Lima talks

United Nations members have reached an agreement on how countries should tackle climate change. Delegates have approved a framework for setting national pledges to be submitted to a summit next year. Differences over the draft text caused the talks in Lima, Peru, to overrun by two days. Environmental groups have criticised the deal as a weak...

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