At least 2 shot outside Muhammad cartoon exhibit

SWAT temporarily held attendees inside Garland, Texas, cultural center for safety.


Indian trekker rescued from Mt Makalu in Nepal

Twelve stranded trekkers, including an Indian national, were rescued on Sunday from Makalu Base Camp in eastern Nepal, eight days after a killer quake struck the Himalayan nation.

Is Rahul Gandhi’s activism riling other opposition parties?

The Trinamool Congress ticking off Rahul Gandhi on his meeting with aggrieved flat-buyers has raised questions if Congress’s newfound activism could be a provocation for allies among regional parties.

The Swami who took on the mining mafia

A Haridwar ashram and its sadhus have been fighting a battle against illegal mining on the Ganga riverbed.

Two years to polls, AAP begins ‘Plan Punjab’

Though assembly elections are still two years away in the state, Aam Aadmi Party has already started ground work in Punjab.

Jairam Ramesh pens book on UPA ‘toil’ to change land law

With its agitation against the land acquisition bill peaking, Congress has put in public domain the protracted consensus-building it undertook for the 2013 law to amplify its charge that the Modi government’s land ordinance is “bulldozing” a way for corporate houses.

PM Modi to lead nation in prayer on Buddha Purnima

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an apparent outreach to neo-Buddhists, will lead the nation in prayers on the occasion of Buddha Poornima on Monday.

The belief that forced sex is wifely duty still exists: Report

Given the patriarchal perception that men are superior to women, many types of gender violence are considered acceptable by society. One of these practices is marital rape.

Xi’s hometown to be Modi’s first stop on China visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to make Xian his first stop in China as Chinese President Xi Jinping prepares to return the compliment of Modi’s special gesture for him and the Chinese first lady in Ahmedabad last year.

Speed governors in new transport vehicles must from October 1

From October 1, all new transport vehicles such as trucks, buses, dumpers and mini buses will need to install speed governors limit their speed to 80 km per hour.

BJP aims to be in power for next 30 years, Amit Shah says

BJP president Amit Shah, on a day-long visit to Uttarakhand, told party workers that he is confident that the saffron party will be in power at the Centre for the next 30 years.

Mamata to cut short tour, will receive Modi in Kolkata

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress may be playing the role of tough opposition in Parliament and in the state which goes for assembly elections in exactly an year but she has decided to take a break from her tour of the districts and receive Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he lands in Kolkata on May 9 on a two-day visit.

Kashmiri pandits raise their voice for separate townships

Distressed over the long wait of 25 years to go back ‘home’, displaced Kashmiri pandits on Sunday staged a protest at Jantar Mantar demanding immediate steps for their rehabilitation and accused both state and central governments of doing nothing to facilitate their return to the valley.

Rare condition caused teen to gain 150 pounds

A Texas teen had a brain tumor removed a few years ago. Immediately after, she started suffering from a rare condition causing uncontrollable hunger. She gained 150 pounds before undergoing weight loss surgery.


Congress eyes big sums to replenish war chest

The Congress is likely to ask its state units for lists of people who can make substantial one-time donations, in a novel method of resource mobilization after the party has been relegated to the opposition and appears in need of money.

BJP’s visitor lineup reflects poorly on state leadership

While the BJP’s assembly poll campaign may get a big boost with the proposed visit of 42 central ministers to address public meetings across Tamil Nadu on May 9, political observers believe it reflects poorly on the state BJP leadership, the strength of the NDA in the Dravidian heartland and a desperation to secure at least a toe-hold.

TN CM urges Modi to roll back guidelines on deep sea fishing

Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take immediate steps for withdrawal of two decisions of the Central government regarding fishing as it could lead to "swamping" by foreign fishing vessels in India's Exclusive Economic Zone" and increase the regulatory burden on domestic fishing fleets.

Centre to focus on spiritual tourism in Pondy, Kanchi

The Centre will focus on developing Pondicherry and Kanchipuram as major tourist destinations, said Union minister Manish Sharma, during his visit to the Kalakshetra Foundation on Sunday evening.

Over 1,000 Evacuated From Moscow Hotel Amid Smoke – Law Enforcement

At least 1,200 people have been evacuated as a result of the fire on the fifth floor of the Druzhba Hotel in Moscow.

Over 75% of doctors have faced violence at work, study finds

Those who save lives are themselves at risk. More than 75% of doctors across the country have faced at least some form of violence, initial findings of an ongoing study by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) have revealed.

Profit makers funded by Ford Foundation illegally, probe finds

US-based Ford Foundation has funded a political party and profit-making organizations “illegally” which has resulted in the foreign outfit coming under the home ministry scanner and it being put on the “watch list”.

India welcomes UN security council stand on Lakhvi

India on Sunday welcomed UN security council’s assurance that it would take up the issue of Pakistan-based 26/11 mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi's release from prison at its next meeting.

The monk who changed Narendra Modi’s life

When Narendra Modi meets an ailing 95-year-old monk during his visit to Kolkata on May 9, he would be keeping a promise made to the guru whose advice led Modi to politics — and, eventually, the country’s prime ministership.

Video shows 4 black officers held at gunpoint by police

They've filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging racial profiling in a 2014 incident.


Voices: In Detroit, as Baltimore, same hopes and fears

Freddie Gray's death could change what parents teach black kids about police.


Chinese Government Medical Teams work in Nepal

Members of Chinese Government Medical Team work at a tent hospital in Dhulikhel, Nepal, on May 3, 2015. China responded immediately to neighboring Nepal's call after the 7.9-magnitude quake hit the country.

Chinese gov't to carry out new round of assistance to Nepal: official

The Chinese government will carry out a new round of quake relief assistance in epidemic prevention to Nepal which is hard hit by the devastating earth quake a week ago, a Chinese official told Xinhua here Sunday.

More Chinese travel to Asian nations in May Day holiday

More Chinese opted to travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea and Southeast Asian countries during the three-day May Day holiday, statistics from the National Tourism Administration (NTA) showed on Sunday.

Thousands take part in Taipei 101 run-up race

More than 4,500 people from 38 countries and regions on Sunday challenged themselves in a towerrunning competition in Taipei 101, the landmark skyscraper of Taipei city.

Feature: Chinese agriculture gets full display at Milan Expo

Looking at the "wheat wave" inside the China Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015, Magenson said this is an innovated architecture design with vivid dynamics, which reminds him of a visit to China years ago.

Raw: Ethiopian Jews clash with Israeli police

Several thousand people, mostly from Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority, protested in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality on Sunday, shutting down a major highway and clashing with police on horseback long into the night. (May 3)


2-year-old shot himself in face with dad's gun

An Arizona toddler is in critical condition after shooting himself in the face with his father's gun. A family friend called it a freak accident.


Top three ways to celebrate 'Star Wars' Day

May the fourth be with you! Check out the top three ways you can celebrate May 4th or 'Star Wars' Day.


Ind. woman's sentence for self-abortion draws scrutiny

The case raises broader questions about a woman's accountability for pregnancy problems.


Voices: Baltimore mom's plea shines spotlight on mentoring

Mentors are undisputed heroes who inspire and help lift teens over life's hurdles.


AP Top Stories May 3 p

Here's the latest news for Sunday, May 3, 2015: Curfew lifted in Baltimore; 70th anniversary of Dachau liberation; migrants rescued from Mediterranean; and the new princess still doesn't have a namel.


On 'Star Wars' Day, May the Fourth be with you

May 4 is an official unofficial national holiday for 'Star Wars' aficionados.


TOI’s appeal raises 215 tonnes of relief material

Human compassion can never be weighed in numbers. But so overwhelming has been the response to TOI’s appeal for help for Nepal earthquake victims, that the numbers have begun to tell a tale of how much goodness we are capable of for a deserving cause.

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