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Here’s why people get into such furious rows on social media

NEWS DESK: If you are wondering why your friends and family just don’t understand where you are coming from with your reasoned political argument on Facebook, it may be worth asking them to listen – literally. A new study has suggested the key to winning people over to your side of the argument may be…

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Kangana Ranaut: I am prepared for all fights that come my way

NEWS DESK: National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut says she will continue to speak out on gender issues, reported Pinkvilla. #Metoo is a global campaign on social media, with women from different quarters and corners of the world sharing their tryst with sexual harassment. Kangana said in a statement: “It’s a deliberate stand that I have…

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Bigg Boss 11: After a fight with Hina Khan, Vikas Gupta escapes house by jumping off the wall

NEWS DESK: Bigg Boss 11 is churning out some interesting drama one after the other. As if Zubair Khan’s eviction and his nasty comments against host Salman Khan were not enough, we now hear that Vikas Gupta has walked out of the house, reported Times of India. Sources from the sets inform that Vikas had…

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WATCH: Memorable fights between Pakistani and Indian cricketers

The environment is usually hostile between Pakistan and India games and the players have locked horns with each other on the pitch several times. Here are some moments in which Pakistani and Indian players exchanged heated words on the pitch.

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Video of teachers fighting in classroom go viral

At schools, it is usual routine that students fight with each other. But, this time round, it is teachers who came to fierce blows at a school in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Watch the knock-down drag-out brawl between two teachers that went viral over social media.

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Pakistan-India cricketers fights – a flashback

Thrilling cricket matches between Pakistan and India often spark fights between the cricketers of the two countries. Have a look at those events occurred in the past.

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Serbian man fights to save his 450 pooches

BELGRADE: Surrounded by hundreds of dogs, wagging their tails and running free on fenced-off land in a Serbian town, Sasa Pesic knows each of the pooches by name. “I know exactly how each dog arrived at my shelter, I know their names, personalities,” says Pesic as he patted one of his charges. It all started…

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More scans for Hughes as he fights for life

SYDNEY: Australian batsman Phillip Hughes was to have more scans Wednesday after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain as players rallied around the bowler who inflicted the damage. The 25-year-old, who was pressing for a Test recall, was knocked out by a Sean Abbott bouncer in a freak incident at the Sydney Cricket Ground…

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Final phase of India election as Modi fights for seat

VARANASI: Voters headed to the polls Monday in the final phase of India's marathon election, with hardliner Narendra Modi expected to lead his Hindu nationalists to victory after 10 years of Congress party rule. Modi, of the right-wing opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, was vying to win a seat in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi…

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Turkey blocks Twitter days before vote as PM fights scandal

ANKARA: Turkey's courts have blocked access to Twitter days before elections as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan battles a corruption scandal that has seen social media platforms awash with alleged evidence of government wrongdoing. The ban came hours after a defiant Erdogan, on the campaign trail ahead of key March 30 local elections, vowed to “wipe…

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Singh fights for 'reformer' legacy as economy totters

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh fought for his reputation as the architect of India's economic reforms on Friday, insisting that the current growth and currency crunch was no repeat of the 1991 balance of payments crisis that made him a household name.An economist by training, Singh's long political career has been book-ended by crises.As…

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Michael Jackson estate fights U.S. IRS in Tax Court

WASHINGTON: The estate of pop music legend Michael Jackson is fighting the Internal Revenue Service over taxes and penalties levied on a wide range of the star's assets, including the Neverland Ranch, his “image and likeness” and some recording properties, according to court documents.The estate's challenge, filed in U.S. Tax Court, does not disclose any…

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Farmiga fights demons in 'The Conjuring,' finds home in horror

LOS ANGELES: Actress Vera Farmiga is now a full-fledged expert in the horror genre, but for the lead role in the film “The Conjuring” she had to study hard to see the enigmatic inner workings of a clairvoyant.”The Conjuring,” based on the true story of a paranormal investigation by demonologist and clairvoyant couple Ed and…

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Radwanska fights back to make a stand for the seedings

LONDON: Agnieszka Radwanska kept the bookmakers happy by justifying her seeding to beat Tsvetana Pironkova 4-6 6-3 6-3 on Monday and reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals.The Polish fourth seed proved too strong for her 76th-ranked Bulgarian opponent and last year's runner-up is the highest ranked woman in the last eight.But she made hard work of it.Shortly…

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Indonesia fights fires, faces ire as smog blankets Singapore

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA: Singapore's pollution index climbed back to “hazardous” levels and air quality deteriorated in the Malaysian capital on Saturday as Indonesia came under heavy pressure to bring fires from slash-and-burn land clearing under control.Indonesia has deployed military planes to fight the blazes on Sumatra island from illegal burning that typically takes place in the June…

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Struggling Singapore Airlines fights back to boost growth

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines, caught between the rapid emergence of Gulf carriers and low cost Asian rivals, is attempting a big strategy overhaul to revive growth, pushing into the low-cost segment and expanding its regional network.State-backed Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways are stitching deals, while Gulf states race to become regional hubs linking the…

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Aquarium fights to get disabled turtle swimming again

KOBE: Life looked grim for Yu, a loggerhead turtle, when she washed up in a Japanese fishing net five years ago, her front flippers shredded after a brutal encounter with a shark.Now keepers at an aquarium in the western Japanese city of Kobe are looking for a high-tech solution that will allow the 25-year-old turtle…

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Team Obama fights to keep lead after Romney shines in debate

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama's backers scrambled to keep his edge in the presidential race on Thursday after rival Mitt Romney's aggressive debate performance put his campaign on a more positive footing following weeks of setbacks.Romney gave a strong performance and stayed on the offensive throughout the two men's first head-to-head meeting in the campaign for…

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Pro-Assad sectarian group fights rebels in Damascus: activists

BEIRUT: Syrian rebels and a pro-government group clashed near a Shi'ite shrine on the outskirts of Damascus on Thursday, activists said, killing at least three people.Syria's 17-month-old revolt against President Bashar al-Assad has grown increasingly violent and has engulfed many parts of the capital's outskirts.Thursday's clash about 1 km from the Sayyeda Zainab shrine, a…

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Romney fights back on Bain, slams 'false' attacks

HAMPTON: Republican Mitt Romney angrily blunted “false” attacks about his time at Bain Capital but did not cede to demands to release more tax returns that have dogged his White House bid. Obama called on Romney to answer questions about his tenure at Bain after a Boston Globe report cited government records appearing to show…

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TV fights a bleeping battle with censors in India

MUMBAI: When Bollywood film-maker Kunal Deshmukh set out to make “Jannat 2″, a raunchy tale about arms dealing with plenty of swearing and bare skin, he ended up shooting two versions – one for cinema audiences, and the other for television.Deshmukh was not being extravagant. Like many Indian movie producers and TV broadcasters, he walked…

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