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  • Ryan Lochte holds off Michael Phelps in thrilling 200 IM duel August 11, 2014

    Ryan Lochte held off a fast-finishing Michael Phelps to win the 200 meters individual medley at the US National Championships in Irvine, California on Sunday. Trailing by almost a second and a half at one point, Phelps displayed his famous finishing kick and nearly made up the deficit in the final...
  • Michael Phelps pipped in 100m butterfly August 9, 2014

    Michael Phelps continued his return to competition with second place in the 100 meters butterfly at the US National Championships in Irvine, California on Friday after Tom Shields pipped the 18-times Olympic gold medalist by 0.01 seconds. Phelps, who came out of retirement in May, touched just after Shields, who clocked...
  • Defending champion Nishikori reaches Memphis final February 16, 2014

    Memphis: Kei Nishikori of Japan will defend his title at the US National Indoor Tennis Championships after beating American Michael Russell 6-3, 6-2 in the semifinals on Saturday. Nishikori, who won his third career ATP title here last year, will play Ivo Karlovic in the final. The big-serving Croat advanced when...
  • Nishikori rallies to reach semis in Memphis February 15, 2014

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee: Defending champion Kei Nishikori of Japan rallied to beat Russian Alex Bogomolov Jr. 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the semifinals of the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships on Friday. The top-seeded Nishikori will next play 35-year-old American Michael Russell, who upset third-seeded Lleyton Hewitt of Australia 6-3, 7-6...
  • Lleyton Hewitt tops Baghdatis, advances in Memphis February 14, 2014

    Memphis: Former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt of Australia beat Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 1-6, 6-2, 6-0 on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals at the US National Indoor Tennis Championships. The No. 3 seed leads the career series with Baghdatis 3-2, winning their first match since 2010 when Baghdatis had...
  • US NSA spied on 60 million Spanish phone calls in a month, claims newspaper October 28, 2013

    The US National Security Agency (NSA) recently tracked over 60 million calls in Spain in the space of a month, a Spanish newspaper said on Monday, citing a document which it said formed part of papers obtained from ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Spain's government has so far said it was not...
  • Jhumpa Lahiri among 10 shortlisted for US National Book Award September 20, 2013

    Indian-American Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri is among 10 novelists shortlisted for the prestigious US National Book Award 2013 in the fiction category for her new work 'The Lowland', which is a tale of two brothers set in Kolkata of the 1960s. The National Book Foundation announced the longlist for the...
  • Susan Rice joins White House as National Security Advisor July 2, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama's confidant Susan Rice, the former US Ambassador to the United Nations, has joined the White House as the National Security Advisor. Rice (48), who replaces Tom Donilon, would be the top advisor to President Obama on all national security and foreign policies. "Truly honoured to...
  • Ledecky breaks Evans' 1500 freestyle record at US Nationals June 30, 2013

    Katie Ledecky broke Janet Evans' 25-year-old meeting record to claim the women's 1500 metres freestyle at the U.S. National Championships on Saturday, and becoming the second fastest American of all time in the event. Ledecky finished in 15:47.15 and was ahead of compatriot Kate Ziegler's 2007 world record of 15:42.54 through...
  • SC to hear PIL on US surveillance of Internet data June 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to give an urgent hearing to a PIL on the issue of US National Security Agency snooping on Internet data from India and seeking to initiate action against Internet companies for allowing the agency to access the information. Agreeing to hear the PIL...
  • PIL filed in SC on US surveillance of internet data June 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The issue of the US National Security Agency monitoring internet data of India on Tuesday reached the Supreme Court with a PIL filed seeking its direction to the Centre to initiate action against internet companies for sharing information with foreign authority in "breach" of contract and violation of...
  • What you should know about NSA phone data program June 7, 2013

    Washington: The government knows who you're calling. Every day. Every call. Here's what you need to know about the secret program and how it works: Q: What happened and why is it a big deal? A: The Guardian newspaper published a highly classified April US court order that allows the government access to...
  • Manali: 3 arrested in US national's gangrape case June 6, 2013

    Manali: Three people have been reportedly arrested in connection with the rape of a 31-year-old American tourist in Manali. The police said that the survivor was hitch-hiking back to her guest house when she was picked up by three men in a truck and then was gangraped. In her complaint,...
  • North Korea charges US man in plot to overthrow regime April 28, 2013

    Pyongyang: North Korea announced on Saturday that an American detained for nearly six months is being tried in the Supreme Court on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, a crime that could draw the death penalty if he is convicted. The case involving Kenneth Bae, who has been in North...
  • Japan's Kei Nishikori claims Memphis title February 25, 2013

    Memphis: Kei Nishikori of Japan won his third career title and second since October, beating Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-2, 6-3 in the U.S. National Indoor Championships on Sunday. "He played in a way that I could not play my game," Lopez said. "He was very, very fast so I didn't...
  • Nishikori upsets Cilic to reach Memphis semis February 23, 2013

    Memphis: Top-seed Marin Cilic lost in straight sets to Kei Nishikori of Japan in the quarter-finals on Friday of the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships. Nishikori's 6-2, 6-2 victory denied Cilic an opportunity to win back-to-back ATP World Tour titles. Cilic claimed his ninth career title two weeks ago in...
  • Cilic moves to 2nd round of US Indoor Championships February 19, 2013

    Memphis: Top-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia was taken to three sets on Monday before defeating Ivan Dodig 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the opening round of the U.S. National Indoor Championships. Cilic ranked 12th, got out slowly in the first set, but controlled the final two en route to the second...
  • Did Beyonce lip-sync the US national anthem at Obama's inaugural ceremony? January 23, 2013

    Grammy-winning singer Beyonce kicked up a controvery after she allegedly lip-synched the American national anthem at President Barack Obama's inaugural ceremony. Instead of singing live, Beyonce allegedly lip-synched to a recorded version of the song "The Star-Spangled Banner" in front of hundreds of thousands of people in Washington. The singer...
  • US national debt crosses USD 16 trillion September 5, 2012

    Charlotte: The US national debt crossed all time high of USD 16 trillion on the day the Democratic Party kicked off its three-day convention, during which President Barack Obama would accept nomination to seek presidential reelection in November. Republicans immediately pounced on the new debt figure to push their candidate Mitt...
  • Tropical storm 'Isaac' heads for US Gulf Coast August 27, 2012

    Florida: Tropical Storm Isaac lashed south Florida with winds and heavy rain on Monday after battering the Caribbean, threatening to interrupt most US offshore oil production in the Gulf of Mexico and disrupting plans for the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Isaac is expected to strengthen to a Category 2 hurricane...
  • American arrested with cartridges at IGI airport May 27, 2012

    New Delhi: An American national has been arrested at the IGI airport allegedly with 23 live cartridges, which police on Sunday claimed was brought from the United States without any valid documents. Police said no firearms were recovered from Jeffrey Jinnin Worn, who was about to board a Turkish Airlines flight...
  • US: Amartya Sen receives Humanities Medal February 14, 2012

    Washington: Amartya Sen, Indian economist and 1998 Nobel Prize winner in economics, has been felicitated with the National Medals of Arts and Humanities award by the US President Barack Obama at a glittering White House function in Washington. "We even have an economist, which we don't always get on stage," Obama...
  • US to honour Amartya Sen with Humanities Medal February 11, 2012

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama will award nine scholars the 2011 National Medal for Humanities including India's Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen. Sen will be felicitated for his insights into the causes of poverty, famine, and injustice. "By applying philosophical thinking to questions of policy, he has changed how standards...
  • US on high alert as Hurricane Irene closes in August 27, 2011

    Wilmington: Hurricane Irene closed in on the US Atlantic coast on Friday, triggering emergency preparations that included unprecedented evacuations and mass transit shutdowns in New York City as the menacing storm approached. As Irene careened north, rain and tropical storm force winds and ferocious surf began pummeling the North Carolina coast....
  • Minds returning to India August 6, 2011

    The United States has always been a featherbed for scientists and researchers, irrespective of their origins or nationality. That is because of its unique institutional ecosystem that keeps the ground fertile for creativity, as well as individual entrepreneurship and commercial success. The contribution of these scientists in helping the global...
  • Davis case was mishandled: Shah Mahmood Qureshi February 24, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has accused the interior ministry of "mishandling" the case of US official Raymond Davis, who faces trial for killing two Pakistanis, by not letting the matter be confined to his ministry. "The Raymond Davis case was mishandled because interior ministry was made the...
  • Davis has diplomatic immunity: US petition February 15, 2011

    Washington: The United States on Thursday will submit a petition before the Lahore court to certify that Raymond Allen Davis, who has been arrested on murder charges, has diplomatic immunity and he should be released. "On Thursday, we will present a petition to the court to certify that he has...
  • Taliban warns Pakistan against releasing Davis February 14, 2011

    Peshawar: The Taliban on Sunday warned the Pakistan government not to release US national Raymond Davis, arrested after he shot dead two men in Lahore last month, saying any official involved in a move to free him would be killed by militants. "Any Pakistani government official playing any role in Davis'...
  • CWG an 'appealing target' for LeT, warns US September 23, 2010

    Washington: The Commonwealth Games in New Delhi will be an "appealing target" for Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) due to its political and economic significance for India, a top US counter-terrorism official has warned. "We are concerned that next month's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi will be an appealing target for...
  • Watch: Terror suspect held at Delhi airport February 11, 2010

    A 61-year-old American was detained on Thursday at the Delhi airport after a knife was found in his baggage just before he boarded a flight. The detained man, Winston Marshall, has uncanny similarities with 26/11 suspect David Headely. ...