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  • Brand USA eyes over 1 million Indian visitors to US in 2015 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Aiming to attract over a million visitors from India, the US is undertaking various promotional initiatives to position itself as a premier travel destination. Brand USA, established by the Travel Promotion Act 2010 as a public-private partnership responsible for promoting US, plans to develop online, social and digital...
  • In northeast Syria, Islamic State builds a government September 5, 2014

    Beirut: In the cities and towns across the desert plains of northeast Syria, the ultra-hardline al Qaeda offshoot Islamic State has insinuated itself into nearly every aspect of daily life. The group famous for its beheadings, crucifixions and mass executions provides electricity and water, pays salaries, controls traffic, and runs nearly...
  • Al-Qaeda's new India branch not a threat: US September 5, 2014

    Washington: The announcement by al-Qaeda that it has formed a branch for operating in India is not an indication of the terrorist outfit gaining new capabilities, the US on Friday said, asserting that it is committed to dismantling the group. "We do not regard the announcement as an indication of new capabilities...
  • Table-toppers Khalsa Warriors to face Lahore Lions August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Khalsa Warriors and Lahore Lions, the only two unbeaten teams in the inaugural Wave World Kabaddi League (WWKL) will clash in the first of the four clashes scheduled for the weekend at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. Both teams have an all-win record from the three matches they have...
  • US goalkeeper Tim Howard to take year off from international duty August 22, 2014

    US national team goalkeeper Tim Howard says he will take a year off from international duty in order to spend more time with his family. Howard, who will continue to play in England's Premier League with Everton, has been capped 104 times by the US and was the starting goalkeeper in...
  • Watch: ISIS release video showing beheading of American journalist August 20, 2014

    The ISIS on Wednesday released a video showing the beheading of US journalist James Foley and threatens to kill another American scribe. ...
  • Did an exceptional iceberg sink the Titanic? August 19, 2014

    London: The luxury liner Titanic, which sank in the ice cold Atlantic waters in 1912, was unlucky to have set sail in a year with a greater number of icebergs than normal, scientists say. While the sinking of the Titanic is typically blamed on human, design and construction errors, a new...
  • Lahore Lions continue winning ways in World Kabaddi League August 16, 2014

    Birmingham: The Pakistan-based Lahore Lions continued to impress, staving off a stiff challenge from the Royal Kings USA in their second match of the ongoing World Kabaddi League on Saturday. The Lions won 62-50 in the first match of the tournament's Birmingham leg, the second of the six international cities where...
  • US and Iraqi airstrikes target; thousands of Yazidis flee ISIS forces August 16, 2014

    US and Iraqi airstrikes target ISIS near Mosul Dam. Local officials say Sunni militants are moving many abducted women to the north of the country. "Abducted women are being taken to ISIS controlled cities in the north", say officials. ...
  • US Congressional resolution honours Sikh victims of Wisconsin shootout August 1, 2014

    Washington: A bipartisan Congressional resolution introduced on the second anniversary of Oak Creek Gurudwara shooting that killed six people has condemned the murderous attack and honours the memory of its victims. California Democrat Congressman John Garamendi, a co-chair of the Congressional American Sikh Caucus, introduced the resolution which offers heartfelt condolences...
  • India's demands block $1 trillion WTO deal on customs rules August 1, 2014

    The World Trade Organization failed on Thursday to reach a deal to standardise customs rules, which would have been the first global trade reform in two decades but was blocked by India's demands for concessions on agricultural stockpiling. "We have not been able to find a solution that would allow us...
  • American lawmakers hopeful of better Indo-US ties under PM Modi July 25, 2014

    Washington: Eagerly awaiting to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visits the US in September, top American lawmakers have hoped that an assertive foreign policy of the new Indian government would bring the two countries closer than ever. In their remarks, Congressmen cutting across party lines supported strengthening of...
  • The first local case of mosquito-borne chikungunya recorded in the US after a man in Florida caught the virus July 18, 2014

    Washington: A Florida man who has not recently traveled outside the country is the first person in the United States to get the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus locally, officials said Thursday. The viral infection causes fever and joint pain, which can be severe, as well as headache, muscle pain, joint swelling and...
  • World Cup 2014: Goalkeepers had a ball in Brazil July 14, 2014

    Despite being a tournament labelled as the return of attack-minded football after the caution shown in South Africa four years ago, Brazil 2014 has been a platform for the world's best goalkeepers to shine. However, even those less widely recognised at club level have shone in the bright lights of...
  • Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones for better security July 8, 2014

    Washington: Passengers at some overseas airports that offer US-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats. The Transportation Security Administration says it is adding the requirement that...
  • World Cup 2014: USA goalie Tim Howard for US Secretary of Defence July 3, 2014

    Washington: USA goalkeeper Tim Howard, who pulled off a record-setting 16 saves in a 1-2 World Cup loss against Belgium, was momentarily named Secretary of Defence on Wikipedia as an enthusiastic fan edited the Wikipedia entry. In praise of Howard, someone changed the Wikipedia entry for Chuck Hagel to show that...
  • 'Tim Howard for President': the funniest Tim Howard memes on the internet after his stunning performance in the World Cup July 2, 2014

    USA may have lost to Belgium in last night's World Cup match, but Tim Howard's stupendous effort with 16 saves will go down in history. Belgium fired at least 27 shots against 9 from USA; however, Tim Howard stood like an immovable wall and saved most of them making it...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium hold on to beat USA 2-1 in a thrilling encounter July 2, 2014

    Salvador: Belgium recorded their fourth consecutive victory to reach the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals after a thrilling 2-1 extra time win over the US at the Arena Fonte Nova here on Tuesday. Kevin De Bruyne scored the crucial opener for Belgium in the 93rd minute after US goalkeeper Tim Howard's heroics...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Belgium vs USA, Round of 16 July 2, 2014

    Catch all the updates from the round of 16 match played between Belgium and USA at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) The United States' declaration of their attacking intentions may awaken the more thrill-seeking instincts of unbeaten but so far underwhelming Belgium as they prepare...
  • US NSA spied upon BJP, 5 other foreign political parties, 193 governments July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was one of the six foreign political parties that was spied upon by the United States of America's National Security Agency according to documents published by whistleblower Edward Snowden through the Washington Post. According to the documents, which have also been accessed by...
  • How Boko Haram is beating US efforts to choke its financing July 1, 2014

    When Washington imposed sanctions in June 2012 on Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, he dismissed it as an empty gesture. Two years later, Shekau's skepticism appears well founded: his Islamic militant group is now the biggest security threat to Africa's top oil producer, is richer than ever, more violent and its...
  • IAAF will not appeal Gay's one-year doping ban June 27, 2014

    The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will not appeal the one-year ban handed down to Tyson Gay for doping which has put the United States's second-place finish in the 4x100 metres relay at the 2012 London Olympics in jeopardy. Gay, the world's joint second fastest man, was banned for one...
  • The Beautiful Game: Germany and USA reach the last 16 June 27, 2014

    Germany beat USA 1-0 to top group G with seven points, Thomas Muller makes it nine world cup goals in nine World Cup games. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany edge past USA, both advance to last-16 June 26, 2014

    Recife: Thomas Mueller scored his fourth goal of the World Cup on Friday as Germany defeated the United States 1-0 to win Group G ahead of the Americans, who also advanced to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite losing. With two wins and a draw, Germany topped the group...
  • As it happened: Portugal vs Ghana, USA vs Germany June 26, 2014

    Catch all the updates from both the Group G matches as Portugal take on Ghana whereas USA face Germany. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal face a sobering early World Cup exit on Thursday even if their world footballer of the year produces pyrotechnics in their final group...
  • World Cup 2014: What to watch on Day 15 June 26, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: It's the last day of the group stage at the World Cup, and seven teams are still vying for the last three spots in the Round of 16. While most teams are either on their way home or preparing for the knockout stage, there's still everything to play...
  • World Cup 2014: USA counting on Tim Howard against Germany June 26, 2014

    Recife: Tim Howard rarely makes it through a game without accepting multiple celebratory embraces from relieved American team-mates. It happens almost every time the US goalkeeper launches his solid, 6-foot-3 frame to make spectacular saves - diving, leaping and even punching the ball away for difficult stops. There were a number of...
  • World Cup 2014: Ghost of past looms over US, Germany June 25, 2014

    Recife: The spectre of one of the most infamous episodes in World Cup history looms over Germany and the United States as they clash on Thursday for a place in the last 16. The two teams each have four points heading into their final Group G match and a draw here...