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  • Guardian, Washington Post win Pulitzers for US spying coverage 15-04-2014 07:19 AM

    New York: The Guardian US and Washington Post were awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize on Monday for coverage of secret surveillance by the US National Security Agency that sparked wide debate over government spying. Reuters won in international reporting for its coverage of the violent persecution of a Muslim...
  • President Obama goes to see Denzel Washington in 'A Raisin in the Sun' 13-04-2014 11:41 AM

    New York: Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in 'A Raisin in the Sun' are hard to come by, but one man managed it - President Barack Obama. The president and first lady caught the American masterpiece Friday night at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it first opened more...
  • Denzel Washington wows critics on Broadway in 'A Raisin in the Sun' 06-04-2014 10:52 AM

    Denzel Washington may be best known for his film roles, but the award-winning actor is dazzling theater critics in the Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's acclaimed 1959 play "A Raisin in the Sun." "Heart-stopping," "a Broadway bulls-eye" and "nothing short of revelatory" are just a few of the accolades used...
  • Time to get past tensions and move on: US on ties with India 05-04-2014 07:06 AM

    Washington: The US has said that it was time to get past the recent tensions with India and both the countries should move on. "We have said we want to get past some of the tensions that have been there over the past several months and move on," State Department...
  • US: Waters recede, helping search for mudslide victims 02-04-2014 12:35 PM

    It is a grim step forward in the search for human remains at a mudslide that crushed a rural Washington community, but an important one: floodwaters at the site are receding, allowing crews to expand their search and yielding more human remains in areas that previously couldn't be reached. The...
  • Mudslide death toll rises, rains expected to ease 31-03-2014 01:58 PM

    The rains that have bedeviled rescuers working to find more victims in the debris field from the deadly Washington state mudslide are expected to ease this week, but searchers faced other challenges at the site like household chemicals and sewage. The number of confirmed dead has increased from 18 to...
  • 2 more bodies recovered from Washington Mudslide 26-03-2014 10:49 AM

    Rescuers slogging through muck and rain on Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a massive mudslide instead recovered two bodies and believe they have located another eight, Washington state officials said. The official death toll rose to 16, with the possibility of 24 dead once the other...
  • 14 dead in Washington mudslide, search continues 25-03-2014 11:26 AM

    As the search for survivors of a destructive Washington state mudslide ballooned Monday to include scores of people who were still unaccounted for, the death toll from the wall of trees, rocks and debris that swept through a rural community rose to at least 14. In the struggle to find...
  • Official: 108 names on list of missing in Washington mudslide 24-03-2014 10:50 PM

    There are 108 names on the list of people who've been reported missing or unaccounted for in the weekend mudslide in Washington state, authorities said on Monday. Snohomish County emergency management director John Pennington said that's the consolidated list from various sources that authorities are working from, and it doesn't...
  • Washignton landslide death toll doubles to 8 24-03-2014 11:24 AM

    Searchers found five more bodies Sunday in the tangled sludge of a massive landslide in rural Washington state, bringing the death toll to at least eight from the wall of debris that swept through a small riverside neighborhood. Snohomish County sheriff's Lt. Rob Palmer said four more bodies were discovered...
  • Watch: Obama mocks Ellen DeGeneres's record-breaker Oscar selfie 21-03-2014 12:41 PM

    US President Barack Obama stole the thunder when he appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. ...
  • Surprised over dismissal of Devyani's indictment: Obama administration 14-03-2014 10:48 AM

    The Obama administration has expressed "surprise" over the dismissal of a federal indictment against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the visa fraud case. "We were surprised by the dismissal of the indictment against former Indian Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade," State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said, a day after a...
  • Global recognition of Indian degrees soon 10-03-2014 09:41 PM

    India is set to get full-fledged membership status of the Washington Accord by June, enabling global recognition of Indian degrees and improving mobility of students and engineers. Secretary Higher Education Ashok Thakur also said steps were being taken to set up National Accreditation Regulatory Authority (NARA), supplementing the country's efforts...
  • Watch: Simon Denyer speak on 2014 Lok Sabha elections 10-03-2014 08:44 PM

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Amrita Tripathi, senior journalist Simon Denyer talked about the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Simon Denyer has worked in India with media giants Washington Post and Reuters. ...
  • Powerful storm lashes eastern US with snow, arctic cold 04-03-2014 10:29 AM

    Washington: A deadly winter storm hit the US East Coast with freezing rain, snow and near-record cold on Monday, cancelling about 2,900 flights, shutting down Washington and closing schools and local governments. The latest in a series of weather systems to pummel the winter-weary eastern United States, the storm dumped...
  • US court permits Sikh group to summon Manmohan Singh 01-03-2014 03:06 PM

    A US federal judge in Washington has granted a Sikh rights group's plea to serve summons on Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in India in a case of alleged violation of human rights during his tenure. The 1965 Hague Service Convention allows the process of judicial documents from one signatory...
  • It's not just another Thursday, it's Kurt Cobain day! 20-02-2014 02:40 PM

    It might be a sunny winter Thursday for you and a mere date February 20 but it's not the same for residents of Aberdeen, Washington. It's "Kurt Cobain day". Yes, the home town of rock legend Aberdeen will honour its most famous son with its first annual Kurt Cobain day...
  • US: Storms taking toll on families, schools in Northeast 14-02-2014 07:55 AM

    New York: A winter storm that froze the US southeast in its tracks pushed north on Thursday, with driving winds and heavy snow snarling travel and closing many schools from Washington to Connecticut, creating havoc for winter-weary parents. More than 700,000 people, including residents of Georgia and South Carolina hit...
  • Obama's highly-anticipated 'State of the Union' speech today 28-01-2014 10:12 AM

    US President Barack Obama will deliver his highly-anticipated State of the Union speech today. He's expected to offer his assessment of where the US stands, and may say he's willing to side-step the US Congress to complete his agenda this year. ...
  • Most tweeted-about beard of the White House meets razor's edge 27-01-2014 10:47 AM

    The most tweeted-about beard in the Obama White House left the way it came in - with wisecracks. "Here I am, the old me," a clean-shaven White House spokesman Jay Carney said at the start of his daily briefing with reporters on Friday. His announcement was greeted with laughter. Carney...
  • US: Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying 18-01-2014 06:41 PM

    Washington: President Barack Obama's orders to change some US surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from...
  • Dolphins 10 times stronger than human athletes: Study 16-01-2014 03:03 PM

    Washington: Dolphins routinely produce 10 times more power than the fittest human athletes do, a new study has found. The findings explain why dolphins seem to swim with ease next to boats propelled by powerful engines. Previously, it was believed that dolphins must use a trick of fluid mechanics to...
  • USA: Protein discovery to aid HIV vaccine development 14-01-2014 02:36 PM

    Washington: Scientists have determined the structure of a key part of the HIV envelope protein, an advance that brings an HIV vaccine closer to reality. HIV virus has many strategies to hide from the immune system. One of those strategies is a dramatic structural transformation that the virus undergoes when...
  • Devyani Khobragade heads back home, case continues in US 10-01-2014 09:39 PM

    New Delhi: In just over an hour from now, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade will return to India after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements. But the diplomatic tussle is far from over with Delhi asking Washington to withdraw one of its diplomats of Devyani's rank in what...
  • Eat before you come to my birthday party: Michelle Obama to her guests 08-01-2014 11:34 PM

    Washington: Michelle Obama has asked guests attending her 50th birthday bash at the White House next week to wear comfortable shoes, practice their dance moves and eat before coming to the party as there will be no meal provided. In a save-the-date email guests have been advised to dine before...
  • Was nervous about 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham': Kamal Haasan 02-01-2014 01:01 PM

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan said he wanted the recent Tamil romantic-comedy 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham' to succeed because the makers had told him that he had been their biggest inspiration and that made him nervous. The film, which has been popularized as KSS, revolves around a soon-to-be married couple who deal...
  • US woman finds four-foot snake living in her couch for two months 01-01-2014 03:31 PM

    A woman in the US was shocked to discover a four-foot-long snake living in the second-hand couch that she picked up off the street two months ago. Holly Wright from Grand Rapids, Michigan had been using the furniture every day for two months when she made the surprising discovery -...
  • 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham' review: This Tamil film is bold, quirky 28-12-2013 03:16 PM

    Cast: Prasanna Venkatesan, Lekha Washington, Delhi Ganesh, Uma Padmanabhan and Crazy Mohan Director: R.S Prasanna Rating: 4 out of 5 What makes a man a 'man'? The premise of the boldly entertaining 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham' surrounds whether the answer to the question is a man's ability to perform in bed....
  • US man kills girlfriend's baby for crying during football game 22-12-2013 01:21 PM

    A US man allegedly killed his girlfriend's 5-month-old baby, after the boy wouldn't stop crying, while he was watching a football match on TV. Tre'viance Markese Walker, 22, from Oklahoma, US was looking after his girlfriend's baby for a few hours on December 7 while he watched a football match...
  • American media, public say Devyani Khobragade is wrong 19-12-2013 03:54 PM

    New Delhi: Devyani Khobragade is not a top news story for the American media. However influential US dailies like Washington Post, New York Times, Chicago Tribune and LA Times have been covering the developments related to the Khobragade incident. The American media is shocked by India's rage. These newspapers have...