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  • US, European airlines halt Israel flights over missile fear 1 hour 22 minutes ago

    In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, US and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. Delta Air Lines and United Airlines suspended service between the US and Israel indefinitely. US Airways scrapped its one flight to...
  • UK experts to retrieve MH17 flight data for international analysis 2 hours 24 minutes ago

    London: British air accident investigators will retrieve data from the black boxes of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday said. This follows a request by authorities in the Netherlands, from where the plane had flown before it was shot down over Ukraine. The experts, based at...
  • Sikh group launches White House online petition against Modi 10 hours 21 minutes ago

    Washington: A New York-based Sikh rights group, which had earlier campaigned against Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, has launched an online petition campaign urging President Barack Obama to cancel invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat. "Instead of hosting Modi at White House,...
  • No agenda beyond getting to the truth on MH17 crash: US 14 hours 43 minutes ago

    Washington: The United States has no agenda except for getting to the truth of shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, allegedly by the Russia-backed Ukrainian separatist, the White House has said. "The (US) President's priority is that this investigation should be conducted by an international set of investigators that...
  • Rupee rises six paise to end at 60.24 against US dollar 8 hours 32 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Rupee rose six paise to end at 60.24 against US dollar on Tuesday. It opened at 60.22 against the dollar in early trade on Tuesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on fresh selling of the US currency by exporters amid sustained foreign capital inflows. The local currency had shed two...
  • Rebels release train with bodies from downed MH17, hand over black boxes 18 hours 2 minutes ago

    Ukraine: Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. With body parts decaying in sweltering heat and signs that evidence at the crash site was mishandled,...
  • Russia contributing to instability in Ukraine, US alleges 18 hours 50 minutes ago

    Washington: Noting that in the last several months Russia has not used its influence to encourage the separatists to abide by a ceasefire in Ukraine, the US on Monday alleged that Moscow in fact is taking steps that could be actually contributing to the instability in the region. "In the last...
  • MH17:UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts Yesterday

    United Nations: The UN Security Council will on Monday vote on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia to approve it. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said his country would view a Russian veto...
  • US presses case against Russia on MH17 as horror deepens Yesterday

    Hrabove: US Secretary of State John Kerry laid out what he called overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as international horror deepened over the fate of the victims' remains. Kerry demanded that Moscow take responsibility for actions of pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine...
  • Hamas says Israeli soldier captured; Gaza death toll jumps to 447 Yesterday

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israeli tanks shelled militant targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday and a woman died in an air strike after the bloodiest day of a nearly two-week military offensive that showed no signs of abating, despite global calls for a truce. Palestinian health officials said the death toll since July...
  • Obama dispatches Kerry to Egypt to forge ceasefire on Gaza Yesterday

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has dispatched his Secretary of State John Kerry to Cairo to meet with Egyptian and other officials on the volatile situation in the Gaza Strip and seek an immediate cessation of hostilities. The announcement was made by Obama when he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
  • Rupee closes at 60.31 against dollar Yesterday

    Mumbai: The rupee on Monday closed at 60.31 against US dollar. The rupee recovered by 10 paise to 60.18 against the US dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on selling of the American currency by exporters amid increased capital inflows. Further, strengthening of the euro and the yen...
  • World in turmoil, but not because of Obama, says John Kerry Yesterday

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday agreed that "the world is in turmoil" but that is "not the fault of President Barack Obama". "I agree with the analysis to the degree that it says that the world is in turmoil right now, and the world is, because enormous...
  • In violent weekend, at least 40 people shot in Chicago 2 days ago

    Chicago: An 11-year-girl was shot and killed during a slumber party as violence struck Chicago over the weekend, local media outlets reported on Sunday. At least 40 people were shot, and four killed, in weekend violence in the third-largest US city, the NBC affiliate in Chicago reported. The deaths included an 11-year-old...
  • More than 70 killed in Israeli shelling, clashes in Gaza 2 days ago

    Jerusalem: More than 60 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were killed as Israel shelled a Gaza neighborhood and battled militants on Sunday in the bloodiest fighting in a near two-week-old offensive. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of carrying out a massacre in Shejaia in the eastern suburbs of the city...
  • US says missile brought from Russia downed Malaysian jet MH17 2 days ago

    Ukraine: US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that the evidence indicates that a Russian missile was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, while Britain said Moscow faced "pariah" status and the threat of further economic sanctions. At the biggest crash site, where emergency workers had bagged...
  • US believes Russia gave missiles to Ukrainian rebels 2 days ago

    Washington: The US believes that Russia gave sophisticated Buk missile launchers to Ukrainian rebels and attempts were made Russian military to move them back into the country after the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet, American media reported on Sunday. "We do believe they were trying to move back into Russia...
  • US wants ties with 'Modi's India': Pakistani daily 2 days ago

    Islamabad: After denying him a visa for years, the US now wants to engage with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a Pakistani daily said on Sunday, adding Washington wants to re-engage with "Modi's India". An editorial in the Dawn said the US-India Strategic Dialogue will resume when Secretary of State...
  • Malaysia airlines crash: Rebels have taken away all bodies, says Ukraine 2 days ago

    Ukraine: Separatist rebels have taken away all the 196 bodies that workers recovered from the Malaysian Airlines plane crash site to an unknown location, Ukraine's emergency services said on Sunday. Witnesses saw the rebels putting bagged bodies onto trucks at the crash site on Saturday in eastern Ukraine and driving them...
  • Outraged world leaders heap pressure on Russia over MH17 probe 2 days ago

    Grabove: Outraged world leaders heaped pressure on Russia Sunday to press Moscow-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine to allow investigators proper access to the crash site of the Malaysian MH17 jet. Rescue efforts were in disarray as armed gunmen in fatigues and balaclavas refused to allow international monitors full access and the...
  • Manchester United add Hernandez for US tour 2 days ago

    Carson, California: Manchester United have added Javier Hernandez to their squad for the team's pre-season tour of the US. Relegated to the bench for much of last season, Chicharito will join the Red Devils before their friendly against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday in Pasadena, the team's first match under...
  • Monitors gain better access to crash site in eastern Ukraine 2 days ago

    Ukraine: International monitors said on Saturday they had been allowed to see more of the site where a Malaysian airliner crashed in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, though gunmen still stopped them approaching some of the wreckage. In sometimes tense scenes with pro-Russian rebels clearly uncomfortable at having observers and the press present,...
  • Lack of security at Malaysian plane crash site unacceptable: US 2 days ago

    Washington: The United States on Saturday condemned "unacceptable" insecurity at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet in Ukraine, renewing calls for better access to the debris amid reports of evidence tampering. "The site is not secure, and there are multiple reports of bodies being removed, parts of the...
  • France and Ukraine warn over plane crash site obstructions 2 days ago

    Paris: The French and Ukrainian presidents on Saturday said that any obstruction preventing international investigators reaching the crash site of flight MH17 will "not be tolerated". Following a phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, President Francois Hollande said the two had agreed "on the importance of establishing the facts"...
  • US lawmakers still questioning Afghanistan drawdown 3 days ago

    Washington: The Afghan election crisis and unravelling of Iraq have lawmakers and regional allies thinking US President Barack Obama should rethink his decision to withdraw virtually all US troops from Afghanistan by the close of 2016. The White House says Afghanistan is a different situation from Iraq, mired in sectarian violence...
  • MH17 black boxes not found: Ukraine rebel leader 3 days ago

    Kiev: Aleksandr Borodai, the pro-Russian rebel leader in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region, denied on Saturday that black boxes of the Malaysian passenger plane that crashed on Thursday had not been found. Borodai said they had not touched the site where the passenger flight crashed but they reserved the right to begin...
  • US: Ukraine does not have the capability to shoot down MH17 3 days ago

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, US says that the surface to air missile which brought the Malyasian airliner down couldn't have been Ukrainian as the country does not have such capability. Washington also says that Ukraine doesn't have the capability to shoot down a plane like this. ...
  • Russia providing heavy weapons to Ukrainian rebels: Pentagon 3 days ago

    Washington: The Pentagon has alleged that Russia continues to provide the separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine with heavy weapons and other military equipment, in addition to financing. "We see no hint that Russian support for the separatists has ceased. In fact, we believe that Russia continues to provide them with heavy...
  • MH17 crash site looks like the biggest crime scene: Investigators 3 days ago

    US President Barack Obama has called Malaysian plane crash a global tragedy. Obama said that an independent probe is essential. International monitors investigating the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine on Friday said that the team was not given full access to the site and was greeted with hostility by...
  • Obama reaches out to global leaders for investigation on MH17 3 days ago

    Washington: Hours after blaming Russia-baked Ukrainian separatists for the shooting down of a Malaysian Airline Plane that killed nearly 300 people, US President Barack Obama has called on his counterparts seeking an impartial international investigation. In separate phone calls with Obama British Prime Minister David Cameroon; German Chancellor Angela Merkel; and...