Washington, May 17: Sikh police officers in the American capital will be allowed to wear turbans, beards and other religious items while on the job. The new uniform policy announced by Washington DC police Chief Cathy Lanier Wednesday makes it the first major metropolitan police department in the US to permit Sikhs to maintain their articles of faith. Developed with the Sikh American Legal Defence

Istanbul, May 16: Berkan Yashar, a Turkish politician and former US intelligence agent claimed that the American did not kill the al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and in fact, he died naturally, Russian media reported on Wednesday. The politician was talking to Russia's Channel One, reported. “In September of 1992, I was in Chechnya, that's when I first met the man whose name was Bin Laden. This

London, May 15: A Zimbabwean politician has asserted that women should be compelled to bathe less and shave off their hair to make them less attractive , which would help curb the spread of HIV. Senator Morgan Femai told a conference that he believed the killer disease had spread as men found it difficult to resist attractive and well-dressed women according to a report on the New Zimbabwe website

Paris, May 15: Francois Hollande will be sworn in as France's first Socialist president in 17 years in a hurried ceremony on Tuesday before a dash to Berlin to challenge German Chancellor Angela Merkel's focus on austerity policies. Mr Hollande, whose election comes as the euro zone is teetering back into crisis with fears about Greece's future in the single currency, will give his first

New York, May 14: Former US President Bill Clinton dubbed Barack Obama "incompetent" and pressed wife Hillary to quit her job as secretary of state to challenge the incumbent president in the primaries, a new book has claimed. "The country needs you!" the former president had told Hillary Clinton, urging her to run this year, according to accounts of the conversation included in Edward Klein's new

London, May 13: Europe and the EU have seen their influence around the world wane over the past 12 months due to the worsening financial crisis in the region, according to a BBC World Service Poll. Just 48 per cent of people from around the world surveyed for the 2012 Country Ratings Poll said the EU had a “mostly positive” influence. In 2011 poll, 56 per cent rated the EU as a force for good

Washington, May 12: A course for US military officers has been teaching that America's enemy is Islam in general, not just terrorists, and suggesting that the country might ultimately have to obliterate the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina without regard for civilian deaths, following World War II precedents of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima or the allied firebombing of Dresden. The

Washington, May 11: A controversial US military course that taught officers to prepare for a "total war" against Islam using "Hiroshima-style" tactics has been suspended by the Pentagon following an uproar. The Pentagon suspended the course in late April when a student objected to the materials, which has been termed as against American values by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Martin

Richmond, (Va). May 9: A woman dressed in a black burka was removed during President Obama's inaugural re-election campaign stop at Virginia Commonwealth University last Saturday. According to a White House pool report, photographers observed the woman being escorted out of the gym by Richmond police and other security officials. The woman appeared to be wearing dark clothing and U.S. military

Kathmandu, May 6 : A glacial lake burst on Saturday in the high Himalayan region in northwestern Nepal sweeping away houses, farms, cattles near the tourist resort of Pokhara, killing at least 13 people and leaving 60 missing, including three foreign trekkers. The lake waters flooded the Seti river in the remote Kaski district, 300-km away from capital Kathmandu, sweeping away parts of Sardikhola