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US using DNA testing in effort to reunite families it separated

The US government, under court order to quickly reunify parents and children who were separated after crossing illegally into the United States from Mexico, has expanded its use of DNA tests to establish paternity in immigration matters. The government says DNA testing is a faster means of confirming parentage than relying on assembling documents such as birth certificates. Under President Barack Obama, DNA testing of unauthorized border-crossers was rare, former administration officials said, but one said it was…

US says still working to reunite 2,053 children with families

WASHINGTON: The US government still has 2,053 children in its custody who were separated from their parents under President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy and officials said there was a “well coordinated” process for reuniting families. The Department of Homeland Security issued a fact sheet late on Saturday in the face of criticism from lawyers for parents and children who have said they have seen little evidence of an organized system. A total of 522 children in the custody of US border officials…

‘Chak De!’ girls to team up for yet another sports-related movie

MUMBAI: After Almost 10 years from the release of the Shahrukh Khan starrer hit movie Chak De India. The Girls Hockey team portrayers have united once more for yet another sports-related movie.  Sagarika Ghatge, Chitrashi Rawat, and Vidya Malavade have reunited one more and have joined Milind Ukey’s upcoming Marathi film, Monsoon Football. It has taken 11 years for this trio to re-group for another sport-centric film. Last seen in the hockey-centric Chak De! India, the girls have decided to hit the ground…

Cast of ‘The Godfather’ reunite for emotional 45th anniversary

NEW YORK: Al Pacino was considered too short, Marlon Brando was required to do a screen test, and director Francis Ford Coppola was almost fired. The director and cast of "The Godfather" reminisced on Saturday in a 45th anniversary reunion in New York about the trials, perseverance and inspiration that resulted in the Oscar-winning Mafia movies. Coppola, Pacino, Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, James Caan, Talia Shire and Robert Duvall watched back-to-back screenings of "The Godfather" (1972) and "The Godfather: Part II"…