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'Wrong gender, color, country' - India-born Aiyengar, JPMorgan's rising star

Washington, Feb 5: Fifteen years ago, when Anu Aiyengar went for an interview to become a mergers and acquisitions banker at a major Wall Street firm, she got a stark, disappointing message.

"You have three strikes against you," Aiyengar, who was born in India, recalled...

US man buried astride beloved Harley motorcycle

Mechanisburg (US), Feb 2: A motorcycle-loving man's family has fulfilled his dying wish - to be buried astride his beloved Harley-Davidson encased in a see-through casket.

But it wasn't easy. The project required an extra-large cemetery plot to accommodate a...

BBC documentary unveils horrors of Gaddafi's macabre rape chamber

Sydney, Jan 27: After more than two years of capture and death of Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi, details about his brutality towards young girls-turned-sex slaves have been emerging gradually.

In BBC's documentary, for the first time the slain leader's macabre rape chamber can be...

8-year-old US boy dies after saving six relatives from fire

New York, Jan 23: In a heroic act, an eight-year-old boy in the US saved six relatives from a house fire but died while saving his disabled grandfather.

Tyler Doohan, from East Rochester, New York, was staying at the home of relatives in the nearby...

No poor country in world by 2035, says Bill Gates

New Delhi, Jan 22: There will be no poor countries in this world by 2035 as these nations will benefit from innovations of their rich counterparts, world's richest man Bill Gates has said.

"I am optimistic enough about this that I am willing to...

Permit to kill Namibia black rhino fetches $350,000 in US

Washington, Jan 12: A Texas hunting club on Saturday auctioned off a permit to kill a black rhinoceros in Namibia, raising $350,000 (Dh1.29 million) towards conservation efforts for the animal, but not without controversy.

The Dallas Safari Club, which said all money would be given...

Dawood Ibrahim is not here: Pakistan

Islamabad, Jan 11: Pakistan today said fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim is not present in the country, a day after India asserted that its most wanted terrorist was living in the neighbouring country.

"We have repeatedly informed Indian authorities that Dawood Ibrahim is not...

US SEALs were ready to face Pakistanis during OBL raid: book

Washington, Jan 10: The US Navy SEALs were prepared to do "whatever was necessary" to escape if Pakistani forces surrounded and confronted them during the covert raid to kill al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, former Defence Secretary Robert Gates says in his new book....

21 dead as record US freeze spreads

New York/Milwaukee, Jan 9: A DEEP freeze has spread from the US midwest to the east and south, setting record low temperatures from Boston to Birmingham, and leaving 21 people dead.

The midwest and the east experienced temperatures colder than much of Antarctica. All...

All passengers rescued from icebound Antarctic ship

Sydney, Jan 2: All 52 passengers were airlifted on Thursday from a Russian research vessel icebound in Antarctica and are safe on board an Australian supply ship, rescuers said.

"Aurora Australis has advised AMSA that the 52 passengers from the Akademik Shokalskiy are now on...