Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 20 : Calling himself the "messenger" of a movement, President-elect Donald Trump vowed to make America great again.
"We are going to make America great again, and I'll add greater than ever before," ABC news quoted Trump as saying.
Trump was addressing a large gathering of his supporters at his inaugural concert, a day before officially being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
"This journey began 18 months ago. I had something to do with it but you had much more to do with it than I did. I'm the messenger," Trump said.
He said that all Americans were tired of seeing what was going on in the country and wanted a real change to take place.
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 20 : Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama has praised the American people for making him 'a better president' and 'a better man'.
"Before I leave my note for our 45th president, I wanted to say one final thank you for the honor of serving as your 44th. Because all that I've learned in my time in office, I've learned from you. You made me a better President, and you made me a better man, Obama said in a thank you letter to the American people on Thursday.
On his last day in office before President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, Obama described the American people as 'the source of goodness, resilience, from which he has pulled strength.
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 20 : Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that nearly 50 senior Obama administration appointees have been asked by President-elect Donald Trump to remain in their posts after his inauguration in order to ensure continuity in the government.
The Obama holdovers include the highest-ranking career officials at key national security agencies like the Pentagon and the State Department.
Spicer said Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work and America's third-ranking diplomat, Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon, will remain in their agencies until a replacement is named by the Senate, reports VOA news.
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 18 : The United States has made an additional USD500 million grant to support the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
Consistent with last year's GCF grant, this funding is provided from the fiscal year 2016 Economic Support Fund (ESF) appropriation.
"This grant follows last year's initial grant of 500 million as part of the $3 billion pledge to the GCF made by President Obama in 2014," said U.S. State Department spokesperson John Kirby.
He said the Green Climate Fund is a critical tool that helps catalyse billions of dollars in public and private investment in countries dealing not only with the challenges of climate change but the immense economic opportunities that are embedded in the transition to a lower-carbon economy.
Washington [USA], Jan. 18 : To encourage the conservation in the fragile areas, scientists have named a new moth as 'Neopalpa donaldtrumpi' in the honour of U.S President-elect Donald Trump.
Biologist Dr. Vazrick Nazari from University of California named the moth officially as ' Neopalpa donaldtrumpi' because it stands out with yellowish-white scales present on the head in adults and in these scales he found an amusing reference to Trump's hairstyle and turned it into an additional justification for its name.
The study, published in the open access journal ZooKeys, hopes that the fame around the new moth will successfully point to the critical need for further conservation efforts in the fragile areas such as the habitat of the new species.
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 11 : Victoria Beckham, a name synonymous to high style and fashion, too had her infamous fashion phases.
Hence, the fashionista, recently, penned a letter to her 18-year-old self for British Vogue, where she regretted 'messing with' breast implants, reports People magazine.
Victoria, who had visible changes in her cup sizes over the years, regretted it and wrote, "I should probably say, don't mess with your boobs," adding, "all those years I denied it - stupid. A sign of insecurity. Just celebrate what you've got."
The businesswoman even spoke about her marriage in the letter.
She and her very hot husband David Beckham are together for 17 years and as she said, 'effort' was the reason for that longevity.
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 11 : Scientists, including an Indian-origin researcher, have found a nano-sized degradable clay, an alternative to chemicals and pesticides, that protects plants from specific disease-causing pathogens.
Researcher Neena Mitter from University of Queensland in Australia said BioClay - an environmentally sustainable alternative to chemicals and pesticides - could be a game-changer for crop protection.
The study was recently published in Nature Plants.
"In agriculture, the need for new control agents grows each year, driven by demand for greater production, the effects of climate change, community and regulatory demands and toxicity and pesticide resistance," she said.
Washington D.C. [U.S.], Jan. 11 : United States President Barack Obama said goodbye to his nation today in an emotional address enriched with wisdom and optimism, asserting that he would never give up on his vision for change and reminding Americans that they made him a better leader.
"This is where I learned that change only happens when ordinary people get involved, get engaged, and come together to demand it," Obama said from a packed hall of supporters in his adopted hometown.
"After eight years as your President, I still believe that," he went on. "And it's not just my belief. It's the beating heart of our American idea -- our bold experiment in self-government."
Washington D.C. [USA], January 10 : J.J. Abrams was all praise for late 'extraordinary' Carrie Fisher and her 'beautiful and not long enough journey' at the recently concluded Golden Globe Awards.
According to People magazine, Abrams, who directed Fisher for ' Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' told reporters, "It was beautiful and not long enough. She was extraordinary and it's impossible to really quantify the impact she had on not just legions of movies and books, but also her friends."
On the same note, Golden Globes honoured the late actress and her mother Debbie Reynolds, at the award show.
He continued, "The wisdom, the wit, the heart. She was like no other, so she's deeply missed."
Washington D.C. [USA], January 10 : Finally, the much spoke about robbery of Kim Kardashian West, had its first busts!
French police have arrested 16 suspects in connection with the violent jewellery heist, which took place in Paris in October, reports the Guardian.
The suspects, who were reportedly well known to detectives for armed robbery, were picked up in coordinated early morning raids on January 9.
The suspects were in age from 23 to 72 and three of them were women, according to police.
Police identified two of them from fingerprints left at the luxury apartment, from where the 36-year-old reality star had nine million euros in jewels and valuables snatched, during Paris fashion week. The police immediately put them and their associates under surveillance.
Washington D.C. [USA], January 10 : Things are not at all going well for Mariah Carey, it seems!
After an embarrassing New Year's Eve performance and the backlash that followed, Carey called quits on social media.
In a recently released audio clip, the 47-year-old star said that she is taking break from 'media moments.'
"I'm gonna take a break from media moments, social media moments," she announced in an audio clip posted on Twitter.
In the audio statement, the 'Without You' songstress explained that she needs time for herself and her loved ones right now.
Washington D.C.[USA], Jan. 9 : The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, chose its big winners in film and television, giving top honors to 'Moonlight',' La La Land', 'The Crown' and 'Atlanta'.
Here's the complete list of the winners, as reported by People Magazine, who took home the prestigious trophy:
-Best Motion Picture, Drama
Hell or High Water
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight - WINNER
-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea - WINNER
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences
-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Amy Adams, Arrival
Washington D.C.[USA], Jan. 9 : Eight times Golden Globe winner Meryl Streep, who was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th Annual Golden Globes Awards, did not hesitate to make her thoughts about Donald Trump, who will be inaugurated as president in less than two weeks, crystal clear.
After thanking the Hollywood Foreign Press, Meryl praised the many foreign actors in the audience who bring us all joy with their incredible talent, clearly letting Donald Trump know that his anti immigrant rhetoric was not appreciated in Tinsel Town.
"Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners and if you kick them all out you'll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts - which are not the arts," she said as reported by People Magazine.
Washington D.C. (United States), Nov. 11 : White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest asserted that President Obama is filled with renewed confidence in the commitment of the President-elect Donald Trump to engage in an effective, smooth transition after meeting him at the White House.
"We are committed to doing what is required on our part to make sure that that happens. And the President was pleased to hear a similar commitment expressed by the President-elect," said Earnest while responding to a question.
Washington D.C. [USA], Sept. 21 : Like any close friend would, George Clooney is reacting sadly to the news of Brad Pitt being filed for divorce.
The 55-year-old actor and activist was at the United Nations, attending a round-table with President Barack Obama on the refugee crisis, when a CNN reporter approached him to ask about his close friends' new relationship status, reports E! Online.
"I didn't know that. I feel very sorry then. That's a sad story and unfortunate for a family," he shared.
"It's an unfortunate story about a family. I feel very sorry to hear that. That's the first I've heard of it," the 'The Descendants' star added in surprise.
The Internet went erratic a day ago after reports of the famous Hollywood couple heading for the splitsville was flashed.
Washington D.C. [USA], Sept. 21 : American actor, Chris Pratt has decided to rest after more than a year of being "on the road."
In a recent interview, the 37-year-old actor said he is taking some time to be with his family after doing three movies back-to-back, reports People magazine.
"I've been on the road for 14 months-I did three movies back to back to back-so I'm taking six months off," the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star said.
Pratt recently spent the summer with his family that includes 39-year-old wife, Anna Faris, who is also an actress and three-year-old son, Jack.
This time too, the family man tells of his plan to take the family back to the summer's beach.
Washington D.C. [USA], Sept. 21 : Looks like Jennifer Aniston had known all along that the truth would catch up with her former husband, Brad Pitt, who allegedly left her for Angelina Jolie in 2005.
An insider is reported to have told that the 47-year-old actress commented "Yeah, that's karma for you!" after it was announced that Jolie had filed for divorce, reports Us Weekly.
According to the insider, the 'Friends' star saw the impending divorce of Pitt and his second wife as ' karma' for what happened to her 11 years ago.
Aniston married the 'Mr And Mrs Smith' actor in 2000 and publicly split in 2005 following complications, which started while filming the movie with the 41-year-old actress.
Washington D. C. [USA]. Sept 19 : 'Game of Thrones' was indeed the big winner at the Emmys 2016 as the series took home the award for 'outstanding drama series.'
Presented by former 'N. Y. P. D. Blue' stars Jimmy Smits and Dennis Franz, 'GOT' co-creator and showrunner David Benioff accepted the honour on behalf of the project, reports People Magazine.
During his acceptance speech, Benioff said, "We're standing up here because we have the best producers in the business. We have the best cast that I think has ever been assembled from Wales, England, Ireland, Scotland and from New Jersey."
Screenwriter and executive producer D. B. Weiss added, "We're standing up here because George R. R. Martin created the world we now play in."
Washington [USA], Sept. 19 : The United States has condemned the terrorist attack on the Indian Army base in Uri which killed 17 soldiers and said it is committed to support New Delhi in combating terrorism.
In a statement, US Department Spokesperson John Kirby said, "the United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack on an Indian army base in Kashmir during the early morning of September 18. We extend our condolences to the victims and their families. The United States is committed to our strong partnership with the Indian government to combat terrorism."
Yesterday, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also condemned the attack.
Washington D.C. [USA], Sept. 15 : 'Justice League' is all set to awe DC Comics fans as it reveals the first look at Batman's new "tactical" suit.
In a tweet, director Zack Snyder, who is best known for action and science fiction films, gave a glimpse of the look and captioned it, "Homestretch. Last day filming Batman in the new Tactical Batsuit.#JusticeLeague #Batman."
Marked "Homestrech", the news came under a silhouette picture of Batman in his dark grey batsuit.
The upcoming 'Justice League' will see big DC Comics heroes come together for a grand treat.