Shimla, Dec. 23 Keekli Bureau
Russian weapons designer Mikhail Kalashnikov—who invented the AK-47 (automatic Kalashnikov Model 1947), an assault rifle that became one of the most successful and ubiquitous firearms of the...
Shimla, Dec. 22 Keekli Bureau
U.S. President Barack Obama signed legislation to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the policy regarding the service of homosexuals in the military; it took effect the following...
Shimla, Dec. 21
The music video for South Korean singer Psy's humorous pop song Gangnam Style became the first video on YouTube to garner one billion views.
Pan Am flight 103 exploded over...
Shimla, Dec. 18 Keekli Bureau
President Donald Trump became the third U.S. president to be impeached by the House of Representatives, which charged him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Shimla, Dec. 17 Keekli Bureau
The United States and Cuba reestablished diplomatic relations that had been in abeyance for more than 50 years.
North Korean ruler Kim Jong Il died; he was succeeded...
Shimla, Dec. 16, Keekli Bureau
Members of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, the Pakistani branch of the Taliban, attacked a school in Peshawar, killing 150 people, at least 134 of whom were children.
Avatar, a science-fiction...
Shimla, Dec.15 Keekli Bureau
The Iraq War officially ended as the United States formally declared that its mission in the country was over.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopened in Pisa, Italy, after...
Shimla, Dec. 14
Irish actor Peter O'Toole, who captivated audiences with performances that showcased his versatility in roles ranging from classical drama to contemporary farce during a seven-decade stage and screen career,...
A landmark climate change agreement was reached at a UN conference in Paris as 195 countries agreed to limit greenhouse gas emissions; the accord effectively replaced the Kyoto Protocol.
With the victory...
Shimla, Dec. 9 Keekli Bureau
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye was impeached by the National Assembly amid allegations of corruption; she left office the following year, after the country's Constitutional Court upheld...
Shimla, Dec. 8 Keekli Bureau
American astronaut and politician John Glenn—who was the first U.S. astronaut to orbit Earth, for which he was regarded as a national hero—died at age 95.