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  • Pakistan-based LeT backer, business on US terror blacklist 4 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Muhammad Iqbal, whose name figures among the suspects behind the 26/11 Mumbai attack, has been put on the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) by the United States. The Pakistan-based Iqbal had made the payment for the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) in Italy that was used by...
  • ISIS asks US to release a woman known as 'Lady al-qaeda' 6 hours 51 minutes ago

    ISIS is asking US to release a woman known as 'Lady al-qaeda'. She is a Pakistani neuro scientist with a world class education. ISIS is offering to set hostages free if the US releases "lady al qaeda" from a Texas prison. ...
  • Separatists say will allow "trapped" Ukrainian forces to withdraw 6 hours 59 minutes ago

    Moscow: Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said on Friday they would comply with a request from the Kremlin and open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled. It was not clear how the government in Kiev would react to the offer, suggested first by...
  • Ecuador to launch the world's first government-issued digital currency 7 hours 13 minutes ago

    Quito: Ecuador is planning to create the world's first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the US dollar, which the government cannot control. The virtual currency, which Central Bank officials say they expect will start circulating in December, does...
  • What to watch on day five of the 2014 US Open 9 hours 29 minutes ago

    Venus Williams is trying to get to the fourth round at the US Open for the first time since 2010 - and at any Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2011. To do so, the 19th-seeded Williams will need to beat 13th-seeded Sara Errani of Italy in Arthur Ashe...
  • Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova take centre stage but eyes on Venus Williams 10 hours 37 minutes ago

    Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova will take centre stage at the US Open on Friday but Flushing Meadows is slowly turning into a Williams family affair with the sisters eager to add to their grand slam collections. With seven US Open singles titles between them, Venus and Serena have both set...
  • Refreshed Andy Murray beats Matthias Bachinger in straight sets 12 hours 16 minutes ago

    Eighth seed Andy Murray, who overcame cramping in his first-round victory, roared past unseeded German Matthias Bachinger in straight sets on Thursday to reach the third round of the US Open. Murray, the 2012 US champion and 2013 Wimbledon winner, looked fresh and strong in cool, breezy conditions as he rolled...
  • A clear strategy needed against Islamic State terrorists, says Obama 13 hours 14 minutes ago

    Even as US continues airstrikes against Islamic State terrorists in Iraq, President Barack Obama admitted that they need a clear strategy against the group. He also agreed to be prepared to offer support to Iraq. ...
  • Russia responsible for violence in eastern Ukraine: Barack Obama 13 hours 35 minutes ago

    Washington: Blaming Russia for the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, US President Barack Obama has said that Moscow was deliberately and repeatedly violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. "If there was ever any doubt, that Russia is responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine. The violence is encouraged...
  • Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic sail through US Open winds 14 hours 8 minutes ago

    World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams sailed through brisk winds to dismiss overmatched opponents on Thursday and land comfortably in the third round of the US Open. Gusty breezes led Williams to misfire for three double faults in her first service game before the two-time defending champion found her...
  • Leander Paes-Cara Black enter US Open mixed doubles second round 11 hours 8 minutes ago

    India's Leander Paes and his Zimbabwean partner Cara Black, seeded third, along with the sixth seeds Rohan Bopanna and his Slovenian teammate Katarina Srebotnik advanced to the second round of the mixed doubles at the US Open. Paes and Cara had to battle hard to beat Dutch Jean-Julien Rojer and Anna-Lena...
  • Russia responsible for violence in eastern Ukraine: Obama 14 hours 50 minutes ago

    Washington: Blaming Russia for the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, US president Barack Obama has said that Moscow was deliberately and repeatedly violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. "If there was ever any doubt, that Russia is responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine. The violence is encouraged by...
  • Ana Ivanovic loses in 2nd round; Sharapova, Venus win at US Open 22 hours 45 minutes ago

    New York: Eighth-seeded Ana Ivanovic is out of the US Open. Ivanovic, who had been having her best season since winning the French Open in 2008, lost to Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-4 in the second round on Thursday. Ivanovic had 47 match wins coming into Flushing Meadows, the most of any...
  • Sania Mirza advances to 2nd round of mixed doubles at US Open Yesterday

    New York: Indian tennis player Sania Mirza with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares progressed to the second round of the mixed doubles competitions of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows. It wasn't exactly an easy opener for the top seeds as they needed an hour and eight minutes to move past...
  • Leander Paes, Sania Mirza win US Open openers 13 hours 48 minutes ago

    New York: Indian tennis players Leander Paes and Sania Mirza won their respective doubles matches to advance to the second round of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows on Wednesday. Men's doubles defending champions Paes and Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic needed an hour and 32 minutes to come out...
  • What to watch on day four at US Open 2014 Yesterday

    New York: American teen Catherine Bellis returns to action at the US Open on Thursday, two days after becoming the youngest player to win a match in the tournament since 1996. The 15-year-old Californian, ranked 1,208th and playing not only in her first Grand Slam main draw but also her first...
  • Should social media networks be pulling the plug on extremists video? Yesterday

    The graphic video footage showing the execution of US journalist James Foley created a debate as soon as it was released on social media. The debate being on whether social media networks should be pulling the plug on extremists video that is essentially propaganda. ...
  • Don't punish my son over matters he has no control on: Mother of US journalist kidnapped by ISIS Yesterday

    The mother of US journalist Steven Sotloff held hostage by ISIS has appealed to the terrorists to release her son. ISIS had threatened to kill him if the US didn't end its campaign in Iraq. "As a mother I ask your justice to be merciful and not punish my son...
  • Top seeds Djokovic and Williams take US Open spotlight Yesterday

    World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams take centre stage at the US Open on Thursday, headlining a juicy day of action at the year's final grand slam. Always a crowd favourite at Flushing Meadows, Williams will have to share some of cheers as she goes against fellow American Vania...
  • Australia to help US in Iraq air strikes Yesterday

    Canberra: Australia has expressed willingness to contribute its Super Hornet fighter jets to help US-led air strikes in Iraq. Defence Minister David Johnston said Wednesday night that Australia was ready to assist the US with air strikes targeting IS terrorists in Iraq, Xinhua reported. Johnston said the Australian defence force started to...
  • Agnieszka Radwanska out, Maria Sharapova survives US Open threat Yesterday

    The US Open heated up on Wednesday with China's Peng Shuai upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and fifth seed Maria Sharapova averting an early exit on a sweltering day in Flushing Meadows. French Open champion Sharapova lost the first set to 95th-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania, but the five-times grand slam winner...
  • Venus Williams in US Open 3rd round Yesterday

    New York: Two-time champion Venus Williams is back in the third round of the US Open for the first time since 2010, a year before she announced she had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. The 19th-seeded Williams, at 34 the oldest woman left in the draw, did not need to...
  • US journalist's mother pleads with ISIS for kidnapped son's release Yesterday

    Washington: The mother of a US hostage who has been threatened with death by jihadist terrorists pleaded for his life on Wednesday amid mounting fears for Americans captured in Syria. Last week's murder of journalist James Foley by the so-called Islamic State has focused attention on other American hostages, including 31-year-old...
  • Narendra Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip Yesterday

    New Delhi: India is hoping to win Japanese backing for a nuclear energy pact during a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and lure investment into its $85 billion market while addressing Japan's concern about doing business with a nuclear-armed country. India has been pushing for an agreement with Japan...
  • Indian American from Chicago indicted in visa fraud Yesterday

    Washington: A 30-year-old Indian American businessmen has been indicted on charges for exploiting a US visa program to fraudulently raise approximately $160 million from nearly 290 Chinese nationals who invested in the project while seeking US residency. Chicago-based Anshoo Sethi, who purported to be building a $912 million hotel and convention...
  • Obama looks forward to meet Modi: White House Yesterday

    Washington: India and the US share a rich and robust relationship and President Barack Obama looks forward to building on that when he meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the White House said on Thursday. "As you know, the President after the election of Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi, invited him to...
  • Fourth seed Radwanska upset by Peng at US Open Yesterday

    Peng Shuai of China upset fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-3, 6-4 in a shocking start to the women's second round of the US Open on Wednesday. The 28-year-old Peng, the doubles world number one, used her piercing, two-fisted groundstrokes to put Radwanska on the defensive and claimed the biggest scalp...
  • North Korea calls US 'human rights graveyard' over Ferguson 2 days ago

    Seoul: North Korea has joined the ranks of America's foes who have seized on riots in Missouri, saying the nation is the "graveyard of human rights" and should mind its own business rather than criticise others. The police shooting of an unarmed black teenager and subsequent crackdown on protesters in the...
  • What to watch on day three of US Open 2014 2 days ago

    If Maria Sharapova's opponent on Wednesday at the US Open takes a medical timeout, the five-time major champion wouldn't mind seeing that come at a cost. Sharapova was asked after her first-round victory at Flushing Meadows what tennis rule she would like to change if she ran the sport, and -...
  • Michael Jordan joins Federer fan club at US Open 2 days ago

    New York: Michael Jordan was a special guest in Roger Federer's courtside box at the US Open on Tuesday night, the rare spectacle of an all-time great in one sport cheering on an all-time great from another. "I know nothing about tennis," Jordan said in an interview with ESPN, adding that...