Taylor Swift’s stalker sentenced to 10 years probation

  LOS ANGELES — Pop star Taylor Swift’s stalker, who was accused of threatening to kill the singer and her family, has been sentenced to 10 years of probation. According to…

Trump nominates Jerome Powell as Federal Reserve chief

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has tapped Jerome “Jay” Powell to lead the US central bank, bypassing Janet Yellen for a second term despite praising her excellent management of the world’s…

Trump to withdraw from free trade deal with South Korea

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump plans to withdraw from a free trade agreement with close-ally South Korea, a move that could cause a fresh economic rift between the two countries…

Microsoft bets big on cloud, eyes new customers in India

NEW Delhi — Global technology giant Microsoft is shifting to higher gear in getting more customers on board for its cloud-based services in India as it aggressively targets new as…

Mysterious disease kills 9 children in Bangladesh

DHAKA — At least nine children from an ethnic minority community have died of a mysterious disease in Bangladesh with doctors struggling to diagnose the cause of the deaths. Forty-six…

Country that supports terrorism will pay high price — UN chief

UNITED NATIONS — UN chief Antonio Guterres has warned that any country supporting terrorism will ultimately have to pay a “high price” and offered his good offices to promote cooperation…

Princess Diana’s shoes sell for USD 2,300 at UK auction

LONDON — A pair of white peep-toe shoes belonging to Princess Diana have fetched 1,800 pounds (USD 2,300) at an auction in the UK. The white leather flat shoes are…

Jennifer Lopez is an icon for me — Jenna Dewan Tatum

LOS ANGELES — Jenna Dewan Tatum says she looks up to actress-singer Jennifer Lopez. The 36-year-old actress, who is the host-mentor of dance reality TV show “World of Dance”, says…

James Bond actor Roger Moore dead at 89

LONDON — British actor Roger Moore, best known for his role as James Bond in films such as “Live and Let Die” and “The Spy Who Loved Me”, passed away…

Joanna Lumley to donate her organs after death

LONDON — Veteran actress Joanna Lumley has decided to donate her organs after her death. The 71-year-old actress has pledged to give away her vital organs after she passes away…

6 dead in floods triggered by ‘Crising’ in Cebu province

CEBU CITY — Six persons were killed by floods caused by tropical depression “Crising” Sunday morning in Danao City and Carmen town in northern Cebu, an official said. Julius Regner,…

Proud of my body: Lady Gaga slams trolls

LOS ANGELES — Pop star Lady Gaga has responded to body shamers by saying she is proud of her body. The 30-year-old music icon took to Instagram, slamming the trolls…

Stay positive to conquer cancer

HIDERABAD — Stay positive and drive away negative thoughts in conquering cancer, Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala, a cancer survivor, said here Sunday. “It was painful and tough journey. If I…

Duterte orders Panelo to travel to Seoul, apologize to South Koreans

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he has ordered Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo to travel to South Korea to apologize for the murder of businessman Jee…

It’s not a Muslim ban — Trump

WASHINGTON — Unfazed by growing criticism, US President Donald Trump today defended his controversial immigration order that bans travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, asserting that it is working “very nicely”…

Oscars came to me, I did not go to Oscars — Jackie Chan

MUMBAI– After spending 56 years in the movies, Jackie Chan received the honorary Oscar in 2016, but the action star says he does not work for awards and his only…

Sushmita Sen to judge Miss Universe 2017 pageant

MUMBAI — Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen has confirmed that she is on the judging panel of 65th edition of the pageant here. The 41-year-old model-turned-actress was crowned Miss Universe…

Hollywood stars salute Obama for his achievements

LOS ANGELES — From Leonardo DiCaprio to Tom Hanks, Hollywood A-listers lent their voices to a farewell tribute honoring the outgoing US President Barack Obama. In the video “Yes We…

Johnny Depp visits children’s hospital as Jack Sparrow

LONDON — Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp brightened the day of child patients of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital by dressing up in his “Pirates Of The Caribbean” character Captain Jack…

No solid ground to oust Pres. Duterte — solons

MANILA — Lawmakers at the House of Representatives said on Thursday there are no sufficient grounds for the impeachment of President Rodrigo Duterte relating to his recent pronouncement that he…