Shooter planned to kill peers, himself

Dimitrios Pagourtzis was seen entering the low-slung building at Santa Fe High School on Friday morning, armed and wearing a trench coat.
Julie Turkewitz and Jess Bidgood May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Saudi swoop on activists

International rights groups have condemned the arrests this week of seven prominent Saudi Arabian women's rights activists who previously campaigned for the right to drive, which the deeply conservative kingdom is set to grant from next month.
Reuters May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Pak blocks distribution of Dawn daily

Pakistani authorities blocked the circulation of the Dawn daily in many parts of the country, a media watchdog alleged, days after the newspaper published ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's controversial remarks on the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.
PTI May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Sirisena warns of Tamil resurgence

Sri Lanka's President on Saturday warned that Tamil extremists were regrouping abroad to revive their demand to divide the island nation nine years after the end of its decades-long ethnic war.
AFP May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

A modern multicultural union of two worlds

Historians will perhaps look back decades from now and pinpoint Prince Harry's wedding to divorced, mixed raced American Meghan Markle at noon on May 19, 2018, at St George's Chapel in Windsor as possibly the moment when the monarchy embraced the new multicultural Britain.
Amit Roy May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Priyanka dazzles in designer lavender

Priyanka Chopra, one of the celebrity guests at the royal wedding, chose a lavender Vivienne Westwood skirt and blazer for the high profile occasion.
Amit Roy May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Prince Harry given the title of the Duke of Sussex; Meghan Markle to become Duchess of Sussex upon marriage

US actress Meghan Markle will become a duchess when she marries Prince Harry on Saturday after Queen Elizabeth bestowed the title of Duke of Sussex on her grandson hours before their glittering wedding.
May 19, 2018 14:28 IST

Airliner with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba, 3 survivors 

An aging Boeing 737 with 110 people aboard crashed and burned shortly after taking off from the Havana airport on Saturday, leaving three survivors and investigators sifting through debris for clues as to what caused the airliner to go down.
May 19, 2018 11:28 IST

Eight killed in Texas school shooting

At least eight persons died in a shooting at a Santa Fe, Texas, high school on Friday and police searching the building said they had taken into custody a student suspected of the attack and found explosives in the school building.
May 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Haspel approved as CIA chief

The Senate confirmed Gina Haspel on Thursday to lead the CIA, elevating a woman to the directorship for the first time despite bipartisan misgivings about her role in the agency's brutal detention and interrogation programs in the wake of the September11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Nicholas Fandos May 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Skripal discharged

Sergei V. Skripal, the former Russian spy whose poisoning in a sleepy English city touched off a diplomatic storm between Russia and the West, has been released from a hospital, British officials said on Friday.
New York Times News Service May 19, 2018 00:00 IST


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