IMAGE: STS-95 crew member, astronaut and US Senator John Glenn poses for his official NASA photo taken April 14, 1998. Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth and returned to space in 1998 aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. Photograph: NASA Handout/Reuters Former United States senator and astronaut John Glenn, who became the first American to orbit the earth, has died in Ohio. He was 95. ‘We are saddened by the loss of Sen John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth. A true ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
A Muslim family in the United States were pleasantly surprised to receive a heartwarming letter from their neigbours, offering support to them to live without discrimination. Abubaker Amry, who has lived in Cincinnati, Ohio for nearly four decades, said he and his neighbours do not interact much beyond a cordial "Hello," so the note someone left him, came as a surprise. So the day 70-year-old Trump was sworn into office, one of his neighbours in Westwood left this in his mailbox, "Dear ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'Once, when I was standing around on the set one day, whining about something -- you know we were gonna work through supper or the long hours or whatever, Tommy Lee Jones said to me, 'Isn't it such a privilege, Meryl, just to be an actor?'' 'Yeah, it is, and we have to remind each other of the privilege and the responsibility of the act of empathy. We should all be very proud of the work Hollywood honours here tonight.' The 2017 Golden Globes are as memorable for their big wins as they are for ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Forbes 30 Under 30 list is even harder to get into than Stanford or Harvard University, says Monali Sarkar.Meet the desis who made the cut this year. IMAGE: Teju Ravilochan, centre. Photograph: Kind courtesy Unreasonable Institute/Facebook.com 'Falling in love with a problem, learning all about it, experimenting aggressively, being a learner' -- that's Teju Ravilochan's key to success. Ravilochan, 29, who founded the Unreasonable Institute, is the only Indian origin super achiever who made ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
&& A new documentary aims to sink a popular theory that the R.M.S. Titanic’s collision with an iceberg was the key factor in its historic demise. In “Titanic: The New Evidence,” aired on the U.K.’s Channel 4 on New Year’s Day, ...Huffington Post, 1 month ago
Mattis attracted controversy in 2005 when he said 'it's fun to shoot some people'. United States President-elect Donald Trump on Friday announced that he will nominate General James Mattis (retd), renowned for his tough talk and battlefield experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, to be his defence secretary. "We are going to appoint 'Mad Dog' Mattis as our Secretary of Defence," Trump told a cheering crowd at Cincinnati in Ohio in his first of the series of 'Thank You' victory tour. "But we are ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Pakistans security establishment is faced with an unlikely challenge - fake twitter accounts. These fake handles have been tweeting stuff that has left the establishment red-faced. The handle claiming to be of the countrys ambassador to the US, @PakinUSA, has ...catchnews.com, 2 months ago
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