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  • Andy Murray beats Donald Young, Britain lead US 1-0 in Davis Cup 46 minutes ago

    Scotland: Andy Murray quelled a mid-match comeback from Donald Young to win in four sets on Friday and give Britain a 1-0 lead over the United States in the first round of the Davis Cup. Murray won 6-1, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 in his first match in his native Scotland since winning...
  • US cannot counter China in Asia without India's support: Ex-NSA 1 hour 29 minutes ago

    Kochi: Former National Security Adviser MK Narayanan on Friday said the US cannot counter China in the Asian region without India's support. "India is the only country in the Asian region capable of standing against China," Narayanan said while delivering a keynote address at a two-day conference on 'US Rebalance...
  • FBI urges 'vigilance' against IS recruitment online 13 hours 53 minutes ago

    Washington: US authorities issued an appeal to police and the public to remain "vigilant" against attempts by the Islamic State group to recruit young Americans online. The warning from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) came after the reported arrest last week of a 17-year-old...
  • US support India's efforts to address gender-based violence 13 hours 56 minutes ago

    Washington: The US on Thursday said it supports Indian efforts to address "gender-based violence" in the aftermath of the horrific rape and murder of Nirbhaya, but refused to comment on the latest controversy surrounding the BBC's documentary on the issue. "We have not seen the documentary in question and cannot comment...
  • Ferguson Police engages in discrimination against African-Americans in city: US Yesterday

    The US Department of Justice has concluded that the Ferguson Police department routinely engages in discrimination against African-Americans in the city. The investigation began last year after the shooting of unarmed African-American teen Michael Brown by a white police officer. ...
  • US teacher jailed for showing school class violent movie Yesterday

    Columbus: A former teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class was sentenced to 90 days in jail. Sheila Kearns, a substitute teacher who was convicted in January of four felony counts, apologized in court, saying she hadn't watched the movie before...
  • Brazilian Ronaldo dismisses talk of US comeback Yesterday

    Less than two months after saying he might slim down and attempt a comeback with a US team he had bought a stake in, former Brazil striker Ronaldo dismissed the idea on Wednesday and blamed social media for inventing news. "There's a story going round that I am making a comeback,...
  • Pakistani national convicted of plotting Qaeda attacks in US, UK Yesterday

    New York: A 28-year-old Pakistani national has been found guilty by a federal jury here of plotting to attack the city's subway system as well as a busy shopping mall in the UK. Abid Naseer, who had joined Al-Qaeda and plotted a terrorist attack in the United Kingdom, was found...
  • US Ambassador to South Korea assaulted in Seoul: US Yesterday

    Washington: US Ambassador to S Korea Mark Lippert was assaulted in Seoul on Thursday morning while giving a speech, the State Department has said. "We can confirm that US Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Mark Lippert was assaulted Thursday morning in Seoul while giving a speech. We strongly condemn...
  • FBI investigating reported shots near US spy agency headquarters 2 days ago

    Washington: The FBI is leading an investigation into reported shots fired on Tuesday near National Security Agency headquarters in Maryland and damage to an NSA building, an NSA spokeswoman said. There were no reports of injuries to NSA personnel, spokeswoman Meagan Roper said in an email. US Park Police spokeswoman Sergeant Lelani...
  • Seeking unity in the party, AAP global supporters launch social media campaign #UnitedAAP 2 days ago

    Washington: With the rift in AAP deepening, non-resident Indian supporters of the party have appealed to its leadership to stand united and resolve all their differences peacefully. NRI AAP chapters across the world have launched a social media campaign #UnitedAAP, appealing for "reconciliation and togetherness" among party leadership. "We are...
  • Modi changed dress four times on a day while Obama wore just one suit: Akbaruddin Owaisi 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi's brother Akbaruddin has mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for changing his clothes often and trying hard to impress US President Barack Obama during the latter's visit to India on Republic Day. Ridiculing Modi, Akbaruddin said, "He (Modi) changed his dress four times...
  • Young Sikh boy racially abused in US, video goes viral 4 days ago

    New York: In a shocking case of racism, a young Sikh boy in the US state of Georgia has been called a "terrorist" by a group of school children, with the video of the abuse now going viral on the Internet. In the video posted on Inquisitr, the bespectacled Sikh boy...
  • Bangladesh arrest main suspect in U.S. blogger's killing 4 days ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's anti-terrorism unit said it had arrested on Monday the main suspect in the killing of a U.S. blogger who died in Dhaka last week in the latest attack on critics of religious extremism in the Muslim-majority nation. Forces from the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Farabi Shafiur Rahman, who...
  • Bangladesh rallies for free speech after US blogger's murder 4 days ago

    Dhaka: Bangladeshis gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to an American blogger and critic of religious extremism who was hacked to death in Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers in the predominantly Muslim nation. Avijit Roy, an engineer of Bangladeshi origin, was killed by machete-wielding assailants...
  • India @ 9 with Anchal Vohra 4 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Anchal Vohra on India @ 9. ...
  • Kent: Another temple attack in US spreads concern among Hindus 5 days ago

    A Hindu temple in the US has been vandalised with several windows broken and the word "fear" painted on its wall, the second such incident in America's Washington state in February. Vandals used bricks to break several windows and then painted the word "fear" on the wall of the Kent...
  • Watch: China's Advanced Stealth Aircraft J20 6 days ago

    China on Saturday tests its Advanced Stealth Aircraft J20 which is being projected as rival to the US Air force F-2. ...
  • US blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh for writing against religious fundamentalism 1 week ago

    Dhaka: A prominent US blogger has been hacked to death and his wife seriously injured in Bangladesh by unknown attackers, days after receiving threats from Islamists for writing against religious fundamentalism. Avijit Roy, 44, had come to the country on February 16 to attend the a book fair where three of...
  • There's less bureaucracy since the Modi government took office: Frank Kendall 1 week ago

    "Ever since the Modi government has come, there has been a review of procurement policies and that is positive. Overall, there's less bureaucracy now than before," said US Under Secretary of Defence Frank Kendall a few hours before the Union Budget. ...
  • Pakistan ISI chief in US to discuss security and intelligence issues February 25, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful ISI chief Lt General Rizwan Akhtar has left for the US on his maiden visit to hold talks with top American officials on regional security, counterterrorism and intelligence issues. The spy chief's official visit to the US is taking place in the backdrop of reports that Afghan Taliban...
  • US citizen carrying 25 live cartridges arrested from Amritsar airport February 25, 2015

    Amritsar: A US citizen of Indian origin was detained on Wednesday at the Amritsar International Airport with 25 live bullets when she was trying to board a flight to New Delhi, police said. The woman, a Non-Resident Indian (NRI), was being checked by security personnel, a senior police officer said. The woman,...
  • US to allow work permits for spouses of some foreign high-tech workers February 25, 2015

    Washington: The US government will allow spouses of certain high-tech foreign workers to apply for work permits, an accommodation designed to make things easier for families waiting in long lines for green cards. The regulation for spouses of H-1B visas, first proposed last year and finalised as part of President Barack...
  • Mitsubishi's 2016 iMiev will remain cheapest electric car, starting at $22,995 February 25, 2015

    Detroit: Mitsubishi's 2016 iMiev will remain the cheapest electric car on the market when it goes on sale in the U.S. next month. The tiny four-seater starts at $22,995, the same as the previous model year. With a $7,500 federal tax credit, the price drops to $15,495. Standard features include heated front...
  • Barack Obama endorses India's bid for UNSC permanent membership February 25, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama endorses India's candidature as a permanent member of the reformed UN Security Council, the White House has said. "As it relates to India's membership in the security council, I know the President endorsed that...The Security Council in the context of a variety of other important...
  • Iran says to speed up work with IAEA as deadline looms February 24, 2015

    Vienna: Iran's nuclear negotiator promised speedier cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency on Tuesday, days after the U.N. watchdog said Tehran was continuing to stall parts of an investigation into its nuclear programme. "We agreed ... to move faster and in a better sense (in cooperating with the IAEA)," Abbas...
  • Investor confidence still shaky in India, outcome of Modi's initiatives awaited: US envoy February 24, 2015

    Hyderabad: Maintaining that India needs to address issues related to investor confidence and intellectual property enforcement, US Ambassador Richard Verma claimed that the said the investor community is eagerly awaiting the results of initiatives taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Investor confidence in India is still shaky. Intellectual property enforcement is...
  • Somalia-based extremists give terror threat to US, UK and Canada in a 76-minute video February 24, 2015

    London: A Somalia-based extremist outfit has threatened attacks against popular shopping malls in the US, UK and Canada, prompting Scotland Yard to launch a probe. A video released by Al Shabaab calls on its followers to "hasten to heaven" by attacking Oxford Street in central London, one of the UK's...
  • How Google Street View helps make data collection for research easy February 23, 2015

    Washington: A team of US scientists has created a web application that speeds up researchers' data collection. The app called Computer Assisted Neighbourhood Visual Assessment System (CANVAS) literally eliminates the costly and time-consuming aspects of conducting research. Researchers used the app to rate 150 different features of neighbourhoods in major metropolitan cities...
  • Few takers for Indian languages in the US February 21, 2015

    Washington: Despite the Indian economy's rapid growth and the increase in Indo-US ties, Indian languages follow a path less travelled as few students take them up for study in the US, according to a new survey. The Modern Language Association (MLA) has released its quadrennial language enrollments survey of foreign languages...