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  • Iraqi officials believe Saddam Hussein's top deputy Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri killed 2 hours 40 minutes ago

    Baghdad: He was the last member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the "king of clubs" on the US military's deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime fugitives. Now, officials say they believe government forces killed Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri near Tikrit,...
  • 'Amazingly intact' World War II aircraft carrier found in Pacific 19 hours 14 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Experts have discovered a World War II US aircraft carrier that is "amazingly intact" despite languishing on the bottom of the Pacific for more than 60 years. The former USS Independence is resting in 2,600 feet (800 meters) of water off California's Farallon Islands with its hull and flight...
  • Unlike India, radio continues to be immensely popular in US, Canada Yesterday

    Even though radio is considered a dying medium in India, it continues to be immensely popular in US and Canada. There are over 15 Indian radio stations in Vancouver alone. ...
  • US President Barack Obama praises Narendra Modi, calls him India's reformer-in-chief Yesterday

    New York: In a sign of warm personal friendship, US President Barack Obama has written a profile for Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Time magazine as it named the Indian leader among the 100 most influential people in the world. In the profile titled 'India's reformer-in-chief', Obama has described Modi's life...
  • NASA's new robot car can drive sideways Yesterday

    Washington: NASA has developed a new robotic electric car that can drive sideways, park itself and even spin on the spot. The remote-driven Modular Robotic Vehicle (MRV) can gain speeds of up to 64 kph and weighs 990 kilogrammes. The car has four liquid-cooled wheel motors that can run independently, which...
  • US Secret Service in a tizzy after gyrocopter lands in Capitol lawn 2 days ago

    The small, single-seat aircraft, a gyrocopter, sent US Capitol Police scrambling on Wednesday afternoon when a pilot navigated the restricted airspace surrounding the complex, and landed on the grassy area of the west lawn. The Tampa Bay Times said the pilot, Doug Hughes, a Florida postal worker, told the paper...
  • Small helicopter lands on US Capitol grounds, pilot arrested 2 days ago

    Washington: A Florida man was arrested after he landed his small helicopter on the west lawn of the US Capitol on Wednesday, police said, violating restricted airspace and causing a security scare. Doug Hughes, 61, a US Postal Service mail carrier from Ruskin, Florida, has been jailed and is facing undisclosed...
  • Iran President dismisses US Congress pressure over nuclear deal 2 days ago

    Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday dismissed pressure from the US Congress over a preliminary deal on the Islamic Republic's contested nuclear program, saying that Tehran is dealing with world powers - not American lawmakers. In a speech to tens of thousands of Iranians in the northern city of Rasht,...
  • US CEO takes 90 per cent pay cut to give workers huge raise 2 days ago

    Los Angeles: A CEO of an American firm has surprised one and all by announcing a 90 per cent pay cut for himself and slashing of company's profits to give employees a hefty salary hike after he read a study about happiness. The boss of a technology start-up in Seattle shocked...
  • Hillary Clinton kickstarts campaign for 2016 US Presidential poll from community college in Iowa 3 days ago

    Hillary Clinton kickstarted her campaign for the 2016 Presidential election from a community college in Iowa. She has chosen to connect with the voters at personal level first and kept the big rallies for later. "I have this new granddaughter and I want her to have every opportunity, but I...
  • Barack Obama not ready to endorse Hillary Clinton in her US presidential poll bid 4 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is not ready to formally endorse his ex-secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, in her bid for the presidency because it is possible that other hopefuls for the post will appear, including other "friends" of the chief executive, the White House. A day after Clinton, who was...
  • Hillary Clinton surprises with early attack on CEO pay 4 days ago

    Washington: Hillary Clinton, under pressure from the left wing of her Democratic Party to aggressively campaign against income inequality, voiced concern about the hefty paychecks of some corporate executives in an email to supporters. Striking a populist note, Clinton, who announced on Sunday she was running for president in 2016, said...
  • Hillary Clinton hires Google executive as tech chief 4 days ago

    Washington: Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has hired a Google executive to serve as her chief technology officer, a person familiar with the campaign's planning said. Clinton hired Stephanie Hannon, Google's director of product management for civic innovation and social impact, to run her technology operations, according to the source,...
  • US Telecom Association files lawsuit against net neutrality rules 4 days ago

    New York: A legal fight against the Federal Communications Commission's new Internet traffic rules has begun with a suit by the United States Telecom Association, an industry group that represents companies including AT&T and Verizon. The FCC's rules were approved in February and uphold the principle of net neutrality - that...
  • What will change if there is no net neutrality? 4 days ago

    The idea of net neutrality or free and equal Internet to all has garnered wide attention from across the globe. While countries like the US, Chile, Netherlands and Brazil have already adopted Net Neutrality that doesn't allow discrimination of Internet content or charge users differently based on the content, site,...
  • NASA offers Rs 11 lakh for 70 days of bed rest 4 days ago

    London: The US space agency is offering around Rs 11 lakh if you are selected to participate in a three-month study that requires you to stay in bed rest for three months. The study is aimed at finding out ways to keep astronauts healthier and safer when they spend a...
  • From FedEx to fascist party: All that Hillary Clinton's new campaign logo has been compared to 4 days ago

    Hillary Clinton's campaign rollout on social media set Twitter abuzz as she likely hoped, but part of the discussion quickly veered away from the candidate herself to her new logo, and it got a hearty "thumbs down."The blocky blue "H" with a horizontal red arrow running through it looked like...
  • Hillary Clinton announces her bid for US presidential polls 2016 through video 4 days ago

    Hillary Rodham Clinton has announced that she is running for the post of US president in the 2016. This will be Hillary Clinton's second attempt. She announced her bid for the 2016 democratic nomination in a video released on the Internet on Sunday. ...
  • Hillary Clinton takes road trip to Iowa for first campaign event 5 days ago

    Washington: Hillary Rodham Clinton is hitting the road as she starts her 2016 presidential campaign - quite literally. Clinton left on Sunday on a road trip from her home in Chappaqua, New York, in a van headed for Iowa, home of the nation's first presidential caucuses. The former secretary of state announced...
  • Twitter turns Hillary Clinton's 'H' logo into target for ridicule 5 days ago

    New York: Hillary Clinton's campaign rollout on social media set Twitter abuzz as she likely hoped, but part of the discussion quickly veered away from the candidate herself to her new logo, and it got a hearty "thumbs down." The blocky blue "H" with a horizontal red arrow running through it...
  • At 17, Indian-origin girl gets into all 8 Ivy League schools 5 days ago

    Washington: At just 17, an Indian-origin girl has earned admission to 14 top US universities, including all eight Ivy League schools considered the most prestigious varsities worldwide. Virginia-born Pooja Chandrashekar decided to apply to all eight ivies hoping to get into just one of them. But now she has the choice...
  • Jack Sock sinks Querrey in Houston for maiden title 5 days ago

    American Jack Sock won his first ATP singles title defeating compatriot Sam Querrey 7-6(9) 7-6(2) in the final of the US Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston on Sunday. The 22-year-old Sock, playing in his first ATP final, saved three set points in the first set tie-break which came after a...
  • Hillary Clinton kicks off 2016 campaign online, heads next to Iowa 5 days ago

    Washington: Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped back into presidential politics on Sunday, making a much-awaited announcement she will again seek the White House with a promise to serve as the "champion" of everyday Americans. Clinton opened her bid for the 2016 Democratic nomination by positioning herself as the heir to the diverse...
  • Hillary Clinton will make an excellent president, says Barack Obama 5 days ago

    Hillary Clinton would make a fine US president, Barack Obama told reporters on the eve of the expected launch of her candidacy for the Democratic Party's nod in 2016. Obama beat Clinton who is vying to become the first woman president of the United States for their party's nomination in...
  • Barack Obama and Raul Castro meet, launch new era of US-Cuba ties 5 days ago

    US president Barack Obama met his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro for the first time after diplomatic relations between the two nations were restored earlier this year. Castro praised Obama, saying the US President is an honest man with humble roots. ...
  • Indian women lose 2-4 to US in Hawke's Bay Cup hockey 5 days ago

    Hastings: The Indian women's hockey team suffered its second consecutive loss, going down 2-4 against the US in the eight-nation Hawke's Bay Cup at the Hastings Sports Park here on Sunday. Anuradha Thokchom's brace (sixth, 44th minutes) failed to lift the Indian team as the US responded with goals from Jill...
  • Sam Querrey, Jack Sock reach Clay Court final 6 days ago

    Houston: Sam Querrey and Jack Sock set up the first all-American final in a dozen years in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. The eighth-seeded Querrey dominated on his crushing serve in the rain-interrupted third set Saturday to upset defending champion Fernando Verdasco of Spain 7-5, 2-6, 6-4. Sock knocked off...
  • Barack Obama says Hillary Clinton would make an 'excellent president' 6 days ago

    Panama City: Hillary Clinton would make a fine US president, Barack Obama told reporters on the eve of the expected launch of her candidacy for the Democratic Party's nod in 2016. Obama beat Clinton who is vying to become the first woman president of the United States for their party's...
  • Barack Obama meets Raul Castro in highest level US-Cuba talks in decades 6 days ago

    Panama City: President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro sat down together on Saturday in the first formal meeting of the two country's leaders in a half-century, pledging to reach for the kind of peaceful relationship that has eluded their nations for generations. In a small conference room in a Panama...
  • US, France, Israel express grave concern over Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi release 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The US, France and Israel have expressed "grave concern" over the release of UN-designated terrorist and Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. While the US said it was "gravely concern" about the release and it has communicated the concerns in this regard to Pakistan, French President Francois Hollande expressed...