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  • Dallas nurse cleared of Ebola virus, receives hug, thanks from Barack Obama 10 minutes ago

    Bethesda: A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free and into open arms. Nina Pham got a hug from President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House on Friday. And outside the...
  • Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting 2 hours 2 minutes ago

    Washington: A student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, apparently after a fight with fellow students, authorities said. The shooter, a homecoming prince at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, took his own life as his...
  • US: School on lockdown after shooting incident inside cafeteria 9 hours 8 minutes ago

    Washington: A school in Washington was on Friday locked down after an alleged shooting incident. According to students, the incident happened inside the cafeteria of the school. The school is located in Marysville and investigations are underway, the CNN reported. ...
  • James Foley honoured for bravery by US Institute of Peace 10 hours 16 minutes ago

    Washington: James Foley, the first US citizen to be beheaded by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has been honoured by the US Institute of Peace with an award for his bravery on Friday. Foley's parents accepted the Oxi Day award on his behalf. The award was created...
  • Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks 10 hours 25 minutes ago

    Ottawa: Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism as an opinion poll showed a majority of Canadians lacked confidence in their security services' ability to deter homegrown radicals who struck twice in the past week. Investigators said there was no apparent link between the two attackers, who killed a...
  • Goa government forms committee to monitor Ebola 10 hours 49 minutes ago

    Panaji: The Goa government has formed a committee to monitor the state's preparedness to keep the Ebola virus at bay, a statement said. The committee comprises senior health, police, immigration officials of the state and will be chaired by the health secretary, it said. The formation of the committee assumes significance especially...
  • Ask India of things that it can do: ex-NSA Stephen Hadley 16 hours 1 minutes ago

    Washington: Observing that the new Indian government gives the US a fresh opportunity to re-start the bilateral ties, an ex-NSA has cautioned the Obama Administration of not demanding things from Prime Minister Modi, which he can't deliver. "We have to understand that India has a transition. They have come from...
  • John Kerry lits diya to celebrate first ever Diwali at State Department 20 hours 43 minutes ago

    Washington: Amidst chanting of Vedic mantras and lighting of the traditional 'diya' by none other than US Secretary of State John Kerry, Diwali - the festival of lights - was celebrated for the first time at the State Department. "As the days grow shorter, the Diwali reminds us that spring always...
  • US President Barack Obama greets people on Diwali Yesterday

    Washington: US President Barack Obama greeted Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists across the world on the occasion of Diwali, saying it was a chance to remember that even in the midst of darkness, light will ultimately prevail. "I want to wish a Happy Diwali to all those who are celebrating...
  • US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations Yesterday

    Atlanta: Federal officials working to keep Ebola from spreading into the US have ordered that all travellers who come into the US from three Ebola-stricken West African nations now be monitored for three weeks. Starting on Monday, anyone travelling from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will have to report in with...
  • White House says US immigration plans not final yet Yesterday

    Washington: The White House cautioned against making assumptions about President Barack Obama's changes to US immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards over the next five...
  • Washington: Man arrested after jumping White House fence Yesterday

    Washington: A 23-year-old man climbed over the White House fence and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, officials said. The intruder has been identified as Dominic Adesanya, 23, a resident of Bel Air in Maryland, a suburb of Washington DC. He was unarmed at the time of his arrest....
  • Canada on high alert after attack on Parliament, PM says will not be intimidated by terrorism 2 days ago

    Ottawa: A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial on Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada's Prime Minister called it the country's second terrorist attack in three days. "We will not...
  • Barack Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US 2 days ago

    Washington: President Barack Obama says he's cautiously more optimistic about the Ebola situation in the US. Obama notes that relatives of the only person to die of Ebola in the US have been freed from quarantine. And he notes that two nurses from a Dallas hospital who were infected with Ebola as...
  • US offers assistance to Canada in wake of Ottawa shootings 2 days ago

    Washington: The United States offered assistance to Canada on Wednesday in the wake of shootings at the Canadian parliament building in Ottawa, the White House said. Spokesman Josh Earnest said White House officials were working to arrange a phone call between President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to...
  • Wipro eyes US boost ahead after Q2 misses forecasts 2 days ago

    Bangalore: India's third-biggest software services firm Wipro Ltd narrowly missed market expectations with an eight percent rise in second-quarter profit, but said it saw a rosier end to the year as more confident US clients increase spending. For the quarter ended September 30, Bangalore-based Wipro posted consolidated net profit of 20.85...
  • 'Girlfriend' crack makes Barack Obama voting all laughs 2 days ago

    Washington: Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine. But "don't touch my girlfriend?" Not the usual admonition heard by President Barack Obama. Let's be clear: It was a joke. It unfolded while Obama cast an early ballot Monday in Chicago. A young woman, Aia (A-ya) Cooper, was voting...
  • Islamic State onslaught on Yazidis may be attempted genocide: UN 2 days ago

    United Nations: The campaign of Islamic State militants against Iraq's Yazidi minority may be attempted genocide, UN Assistant Secretary-General for human rights Ivan Simonovic said on Tuesday. "Facts are indicating that actions against Yazidis may amount to attempted genocide," he told a small group of reporters at the United Nations after...
  • US: Indian wins Sarnat Prize for mental health research 3 days ago

    Washington: An Indian medical researcher has been awarded the US-based Institute of Medicine's (IOM) 2014 Sarnat Prize for his contributions to improving mental health care in developing countries. Vikram Patel on Monday was presented with the Sarnat Prize, which consists of a medal and USD 20,000, at IOM's annual meeting in...
  • Chinese, US researchers develop robots that can work together 3 days ago

    Beijing: Chinese and American researchers have successfully used cloud computing to link robots with very different specifications in the two nations to communicate with each other and work together. Using Internet-based computing in which remote servers are networked to share information, the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)...
  • US Ambassador to India calls on Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam 3 days ago

    Chennai: US Ambassador to India Kathleen Stephens on Tuesday called on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam at the Secretariat in Chennai. Stephens met the Chief Minister along with US Consul General in Chennai Phillip A Min, an official release said. The historic and deep ties between the two nations were mentioned...
  • French scientists devise fast-track test for Ebola 3 days ago

    Paris: A new device similar to a simple pregnancy home-test could allow doctors to diagnose a patient with suspected Ebola in under 15 minutes, its French developers said. Trials at a high-security lab have validated the technique and prototype kits should be available in Ebola-hit countries by the end of...
  • Special US envoy Allen travelling overseas for anti-ISIL coalition 3 days ago

    Washington: Special US Presidential Envoy John Allen tasked to build an international coalition against ISIL has left for a seven-nation trip to accelerate the process of global effort to defeat the terrorist outfit that has gained control over large parts of Syria and Iraq. Over the next 10 days, Allen would...
  • Indiana police detain man in deaths of 4 women 4 days ago

    Hammond (US): An Indiana man confessed to killing a woman whose body was found in a motel and told police where the bodies of three more women could be found, police have said. Police found the bodies of three women at different locations in Gary, Indiana, late Saturday and early yesterday,...
  • John Kerry in Southeast Asia seeking support against Islamic State 4 days ago

    Jakarta: US Secretary of State John Jerry arrived in Indonesia today to attend Joko Widodo's presidential inauguration and press Southeast Asian nations to step up their efforts in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group. Kerry is among foreign dignitaries visiting Jakarta for the inauguration of Widodo, a former furniture...
  • US airdrops arms, ammunition to Kurds battling Islamic State in Kobane 4 days ago

    Washington: The American military airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurds fighting the Islamic State group in the flashpoint Syrian city of Kobane, in a move likely to anger ally Turkey. Kurdish defenders have been under IS assault for more than a month in Kobane, which has become a key...
  • US defence department to create medical team for Ebola 4 days ago

    Washington: The US Department of Defense said on Sunday the military is creating a 30-member team which will be tasked with providing emergency assistance in case of Ebola virus infection in the country. The department's spokesman John Kirby said the step is taken at the request of the country's Department of...
  • US to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon readies team 5 days ago

    Washington: Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said on Sunday and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the US, if needed. Dr Anthony Fauci, head of the...
  • China, US to fight Ebola epidemic together 5 days ago

    Beijing: Setting aside their differences, the US and China agreed to cooperate in stepping up efforts to control the Ebola epidemic in Africa. Visiting Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi and US Secretary of State John Kerry, who met in Boston, agreed to enhance cooperation on fighting the Ebola epidemic, Chinese...
  • US-led coalition jets strike Kobani, Islamic State shells hit Turkey 6 days ago

    Mursitpinar: US-led coalition jets pounded suspected Islamic State targets at least six times in the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Saturday after the fiercest shelling in days by the insurgents shook the town's centre and hit border areas within Turkey. Shelling continued after the strikes hit the centre of Kobani....