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‘You are a terrible person’ – Trump hits out at CNN reporter before banning his White House entry

WASHINGTON: In a harsh move, the White House on Wednesday suspended the press pass of a CNN reporter who earlier sparred with Donald Trump at a news conference, in which the US president branded the journalist a "terrible person and enemy of the people." It all stated after the prominent journalist clung, Jim Acosta, to the microphone and persisted with questions about the president's views on a caravan of Central American migrants making its way to the US border. Trump replied: "No, I want them to come into the…

Administration of Quaid’s Mausoleum tortures ARY News reporter

KARACHI: The administration of Quaid's Mausoleum on Thursday made an ARY News reporter subject to severe torture for making video footage of the mausoleum, ARY News reported. The administration kept the reporter, Abdul Qadir, in wrongful confinement, for performing his professional responsibilities.  ARY News correspondent Nazir Shah said the mausoleum's security in-charge Asif along his security guards tortured the Islamabad-based reporter despite his introducing himself. Abdul Qadir arrived in Karachi for making…

TV channel defends reporter accused of faking extreme wind conditions during hurricane coverage

NEW YORK: A video of a US weather reporter channel made rounds on the social media, showing him apparently exaggerating the force of Hurricane Florence, but the same live coverage showed it was not actually the case. In a hilarious viral video, Weather Channel meteorologist and reporter Mike Seide is seen holding on to his dear life in the midst of crazy wind speed. The video had been viewed more than 3.6 million times and had received almost 60,000 retweets as of Friday evening. It also led many people to mock the…

TV reporter shot dead in Mexico

MEXICO: A Mexican television reporter was shot Wednesday in the resort city of Cancun, his employer said, the eighth journalist killed this year in a country notoriously dangerous for the media. Javier Enrique Rodriguez Valladares worked as a cameraman and reporter for Canal 10. The station said his family had confirmed his death. News reports in Cancun said he was shot while walking with another man in the central part of the city. Local officials have not released any information about the case. Valladares is…

TV reporter assaults traffic warden in Lahore

LAHORE: A reporter belonging to a private news channel allegedly assaulted a traffic warden in Lahore.  CCTV footage of the incident surfaced on Saturday in which the journalist, who is said to be GEO News reporter Ahmed Faraz, can be seen accosting and manhandling the traffic warden at the latter's office in Lahore. According to reports, the suspension of a warden for receiving kickbacks was a point of contention between the reporter and the traffic official. The warden was caught with Rs4, 00, 000 at Arfa Karim…

Watergate scandal reporter to tackle Trump in new book

WASHINGTON: Bob Woodward -- one of the journalists whose reporting on the Watergate scandal helped bring down Richard Nixon's presidency -- is tackling President Donald Trump's administration in his latest book. Fear: Trump in the White House "reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside Donald Trump's White House and how the president makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies," said publisher Simon & Schuster. Trump's presidency, though less than two years old, has seen the departure of a…

Taiwan bars China reporter from work for spreading fake news

TAIPEI: Taiwan authorities have barred a reporter for a television network in China from working on the island, accusing him of spreading "fake news" at a time of heightened cross-strait tensions. It is the first time a mainland Chinese reporter has been banned from the island for "creating cross-strait conflict," according to Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), which handles official affairs with China. It said the decision was due to multiple incidents in which Ye Qinglin, from Southeast Television in China's…

School boy from viral interview talks to reporter after two years

LOS ANGELES: Two years ago, Andrew Macias went viral after appearing on the local news on his first day of preschool. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO The then-4-year-old  school boy spoke to KTLA News reporter Courtney Friel as he was heading to City Terrace Elementary School in Los Angeles. Andrew said he was excited about school, and when Friel asked him if he would miss his mom, he initially said no and laughed a little but then burst into tears. The interaction swept the social media sphere, and Friel took a lot of…

WATCH: Video of reporter yawning during live broadcast goes viral

KANSAS: A video of a local TV channel reporter based in Kansas was caught on camera yawning during a live TV broadcast. Deedee Sun, reportedly based out of Kansas, was waiting to go live when a production team member mistakenly put her (and her perfectly timed yawn) on air. Ross Jansen, the meteorologist anchoring the weather segment of the channel was left in splits when explaining the weather conditions, Sun’s face come on the screen. In case you were wondering, Sun went on to do a splendid cover of the blooper…

Canada court orders reporter to hand over source communications

MONTREAL: A Canadian appeals court upheld Wednesday a ruling ordering a journalist to hand over records of his communications with an alleged member of the Islamic State group to federal police. VICE Media Canada had appealed the March 2016 order by the Ontario Superior Court obliging VICE News reporter Ben Makuch to turn over records of his online chat with Farah Shirdon. Shirdon, a Canadian charged in absentia in September 2015 with leaving the country to join a banned terrorist group, threatening Canada and its…