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  • 160,000 Malaysians displaced by worst-ever floods 22 hours 50 minutes ago

    Kuala Lumpur: The number of people evacuated due to Malaysia's worst-ever floods jumped to more than 160,000 on Saturday, as Prime Minister Najib Razak reached the worst-hit state after cutting short a vacation in the US. Najib arrived in Kelantan, which has the biggest problems among eight affected states, following his...
  • Cartoon of the day: Pakistan against terrorism Yesterday

    As US grants help to Pakistan to tackle terrorism here is cartoonist Neelabh's take on the development. ...
  • India working to fix e-commerce payments post-Uber case: RBI Governor Yesterday

    Mumbai: US taxi-hailing company Uber Technologies violated Indian regulations by "bypassing" rules when it used an overseas gateway to conduct transactions in the country, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan said. The central bank is working to set a legal framework for the use of advanced e-commerce technologies but...
  • Colonial 'mentality' hampering Hindi: VK Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: Hindi is not getting its proper due as the "mentality" that developed out of "imperialism" continue to persist among Indians, Union Minister General (Retd) VK Singh said on Saturday. The Minister of State for External Affairs said that US is developed, as the country had discarded "imperialist practices" like...
  • North Korea calls Barack Obama 'a monkey' in hacking row Yesterday

    Seoul: North Korea called US President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blamed the US on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy 'The Interview'. North Korea has denied involvement in a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures but has expressed fury over the comedy depicting an...
  • 'The Interview' makes $1 million before online revenue rolls in Yesterday

    Los Angeles: "The Interview" took in more than $1 million in a limited Christmas Day release, a solid showing that could be quickly eclipsed by the money Sony Pictures (6758.T) makes with its groundbreaking online debut of the raunchy comedy. That the farcical film which angered North Korea and triggered a...
  • India-US ties to strengthen under Modi government: Envoy Yesterday

    Varanasi: Acting US Ambassador Kathleen Stephens expressed hope that relationship between America and India will further strengthen under the present Narendra Modi dispensation and open new avenues to achieve peace and harmony. Stephens arrived on her three day visit to temple city Varanasi. On the first day of her visit,...
  • Sony's 'The Interview' a hit as movie goers flock to US theatres 2 days ago

    Sony's 'The Interview' is about a fictional plot assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is already a hit as movie goers flock to US theatres. Tickets in most places have been sold out. ...
  • Yearender: What a difference a year makes for Rory McIlroy 2 days ago

    Only a special performer can live up to a seismic pre-season prediction and, when he is old and grey and sitting in his rocking chair, Rory McIlroy will look back at 2014 as the year he became a true golfing great. The tousle-haired Northern Irishman also ruled the roost two...
  • Father asks Islamic State to treat captured pilot son as 'guest' 3 days ago

    Amman: The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State fighters after his plane crashed in Syria said he did not consider his son a hostage and called on his captors to treat him as a "guest". Jordan is one of several Arab countries participating in the US-led military mission...
  • Washington's panda cub Bao Bao spends night in tree 3 days ago

    Washington: The National Zoo in Washington is reassuring fans of the panda cub Bao Bao that she's doing fine after spending the night in a tree. Members of the public can watch a live feed online of the zoo's pandas. When they saw that Bao Bao was in a tree overnight...
  • Barack Obama wears a sparkly tiara 3 days ago

    US President Barack Obama wore a sparkly tiara with girl scouts who attended the annual White House science fair. The photo was taken in May but the White House photographer released it as a special Christmas treat. ...
  • Obama reassures Americans that troops in Afghanistan will come home soon 3 days ago

    On the occasion on Christmas, US President Barack Obama reassured Americans that troops serving in Afghanistan will come home soon. Obama said, "Merry Christmas everybody! Now, we're not going to take much of your time because today is about family and being together with the ones you love." ...
  • Sony puts 'The Interview' on YouTube, other digital platforms 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: 'The Interview', the provocative comedy that triggered a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures, went straight to US consumers on Wednesday in an unprecedented online debut after hacker threats prevented its wide release on Christmas day. The film was available for rental on Google Inc's YouTube site as of early...
  • Former US president George HW Bush hospitalised 4 days ago

    Houston: Former US President George HW Bush has been admitted to a hospital after experiencing a shortness of breath. 90-year-old Bush, a Texas resident, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Tuesday evening as a precaution, his spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement. McGrath says Bush "will be held for...
  • Third-quarter US economic growth strongest in 11 years 4 days ago

    Washington: The US economy grew at a 5 per cent clip in the third quarter, its quickest pace in 11 years and the strongest sign yet that growth has decisively shifted into higher gear. Some of the strength appears to have been sustained, with other data on Tuesday showing consumer spending...
  • Indian-American attorney, wife charged with insider trading 5 days ago

    New York: An Indian-American attorney and his wife have been charged in the US with insider trading after they used confidential information obtained from a corporate client about a pharmaceutical company and avoided thousands of dollars in losses. California-based Shivbir Grewal and Preetinder Grewal agreed to pay $90,000 to settle...
  • US committed to work to help Tsunami hit region, says John Kerry 5 days ago

    Washington: US Secretary of State, John Kerry has said America is committed to work still ahead to help the region which was hit by Tsunami 10 years ago and build safer and more resilient communities. "On this day of reflection, we mourn with our friends in Asia and Africa who...
  • Indian trade policies delayed American export to India: USITC 5 days ago

    Washington: Restrictive Indian trade policies have delayed American export and investment to India, a USITC report has said with the US lawmakers asking the Narendra Modi government to address these significant areas of concern as both countries work to strengthen economic relations. "US exports to and investment in India would...
  • 'US worked with intelligence agencies to stop terror attacks' 5 days ago

    Washington: The US has worked with international intelligence agencies over past few years to ensure they are best positioned to stop attacks like the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, a senior official said. "Over the last six years, the intelligence community here in the United States has worked with all of our...
  • Alstom to pay record $772 million to settle bribery charges with US 5 days ago

    Washington: The French firm Alstom SA (ALSO.PA) has pleaded guilty and will pay $772 million in criminal penalties to settle charges with the US Justice Department alleging the company bribed government officials to win business around the world. The settlement announced by the Justice Department on Monday marks the largest-ever criminal...
  • Internet outage seen in North Korea amid US hacking dispute 5 days ago

    Washington: North Korea, at the center of a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of Sony pictures, itself experienced Internet outages on Monday, a US company that monitors Internet infrastructure said. New Hampshire-based Dyn Research said the reason for the disruptions was not known but could range from technological...
  • India to seek clarification from UN on reference to 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed as 'sahib' 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Perturbed over calling 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed as as 'sahib' by a UN Security Council panel, India will seek a clarification on it from the world body. It is understood that the government will seek the clarification on the usage in the communication...
  • Killer of 2 NYC officers had long criminal history 6 days ago

    New York: The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government, and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities has said. Moments before opening fire, Ismaaiyl...
  • North Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims 6 days ago

    Seoul: North Korea says President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyber attack of Sony Pictures and warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole US mainland, that cesspool of terrorism." Such North Korean rhetoric during times of high tension with Washington is routine. But...
  • North Korea rubbishes US allegations calling them childish 1 week ago

    North Korea has rubbished US allegations calling them childish. This after US President Barack Obama said they had enough information to prove Pyongyangs role in the audacious cyber attack. ...
  • Gunman ambushes New York police officers, kills self 1 week ago

    New York: A gunman who had posted anti-police statements on social media ambushed and fatally shot two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car on Saturday and then killed himself, police said. The officers were killed without warning in their marked police car as they were on...
  • Protesters gather at America's biggest shopping mall 1 week ago

    Washington: Hundreds of demonstrators filed into America's largest shopping mall as part of an ongoing wave of protests against racially charged police violence, interrupting one of the holidays' busiest shopping days. Protesters gathered at the Mall of America in Bloomington in the Midwestern state of Minnesota, and held up signs with...
  • Barack Obama's year-end message to Americans: I'm not a lame duck December 20, 2014

    Washington: If US President Barack Obama is feeling the pain from a rough year at the office, he did a great job of covering it up on Friday. Before boarding Air Force One for a vacation in Hawaii, the President gave a year-end news conference with a spring in his step,...
  • 'Devyani has not violated any service rules', says Uttam Khobragade December 20, 2014

    In yet another trouble for Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, the External Affairs Ministry has stripped her of her duties as Director in the Development Partnership Division of the MEA. She has been placed under a compulsory wait. ...