Jaahnavi Kandula’s death: Seattle police officer who struck and killed her will not face criminal charges

WASHINGTON: The Seattle police officer who struck and killed Indian student Jaahnavi Kandula while responding to an overdose call, will not face any criminal charges due to lack of “sufficient” evidence, authorities said. On Wednesday, the King County Prosecutor’s Office said they will not move forward with criminal charges against Seattle Police Officer Kevin Dave, … Read more

Mel Gibson Almost Starred in ‘Schindler’s List’

Steven Spielberg‘s Oskar Schindler almost looked vastly different. The auteur’s Oscar-winning 1994 film “Schindler’s List” was led by Liam Neeson, who portrayed the real-life German businessman who saved more than 1,200 Jews from the Nazis during World War II. However, according to CAA co-founder Michael Ovitz, Mel Gibson was briefly considered for the title role. … Read more

US calls on Pakistan to lift social media restrictions

WASHINGTON: The United States called Wednesday on Pakistan to lift restrictions on X, formerly known as Twitter, after days of disruption following an marred by fraud allegations.“We are concerned by any report of restrictions on the exercise of the freedom of expression and association in Pakistan, including a partial or complete government-imposed internet shutdown,” State … Read more

US defends Israel’s policies towards Palestinians at ICJ

WASHINGTON: The US defended Israel at the UN’s highest court on Wednesday, arguing that calls for the country to withdraw from the Palestinian territories fail to take into consideration its “very real security needs”. Richard Visek, the acting legal adviser at the US state department, told a 15-judge panel at the International Court of Justice … Read more

A Running List of Everyone Who Already Hates the Disney, Fox, and WBD Sports-Streaming Service

The recently announced Disney, Fox, and Warner Bros. Discovery sports streaming service isn’t exactly going over like gangbusters with much of the industry — and possibly not with the government. Fubo is the first to sue, though it may not be the last. On February 20, Fubo TV Inc., which bills itself as “the leading … Read more

Iran sent hundreds of ballistic missiles to Russia: Report

DUBAI: Iran has provided Russia with a large number of powerful surface-to-surface ballistic missiles, six sources said, deepening the military cooperation between the two US-sanctioned countries. Iran’s provision of around 400 missiles includes many from the Fateh-110 family of short-range ballistic weapons, such as the Zolfaghar, three Iranian sources said.This road-mobile missile is capable of … Read more

X still down amid claims of vote rigging

Social media platform X was disrupted across Pakistan for a third day on Tuesday, after a general election marred by allegations of rigging. The platform, formerly known as Twitter, was downed on Saturday night when a senior govt official made a public admission of vote manipulation in the Feb 8 polls. “X has been inaccessible … Read more

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