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  • US will witness Ebola cases until outbreak stopped in west Africa: Obama Yesterday

    Even though there has been a decline in Ebola cases, US President Barack Obama said that until the outbreak is stopped in west Africa, America will continue to witness individual cases. Obama said, "I want America to understand, the truth is, until we stop this outbreak in west Africa, we...
  • US troops returning from Ebola mission to be quarantined Yesterday

    Washington: US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a measure to place under a 21-day supervised isolation regimen all military service members returning from Ebola response efforts in West Africa. According to a Pentagon statement, the order will apply to all military services that are contributing personnel to the fight...
  • Barack Obama defends new Ebola directives, asks public not to fear Yesterday

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has defended the government's new directives regarding monitoring of people who have been exposed to the Ebola virus, asking the public not to let themselves be influenced by "fear", since progress is being made in halting the spread of the disease. If there was not a...
  • Ebola can be contained if everyone stays vigilant, says Barack Obama 2 days ago

    President Barack Obama has said that Ebola can be contained if everyone stays vigilant and works together. The Pentagon added that Ebola response troops must be put on a 21-day regimented quarantine programme after they return to the United States. The proposal has been put forward to Defense Secretary Chuck...
  • Barack Obama reviews ISIS strategy with national security team 6 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has reviewed his administration's strategy against the Islamic State with his national security team, during which he discussed the status of comprehensive campaign to counter the feared militant group in Iraq and Syria. Obama held the meeting at the State Department, which among others was attended...
  • Dallas nurse cleared of Ebola virus, receives hug, thanks from Barack Obama 6 days ago

    Bethesda: A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free and into open arms. Nina Pham got a hug from President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House on Friday. And outside the...
  • Ebola: Newly released Dallas nurse to meet with Obama 6 days ago

    Bethesda: A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital on Friday, free of the virus, and was to meet later in the day with President Barack Obama at the White House. Nurse Nina Pham said that she felt "fortunate and blessed...
  • Barack Obama names Indian-American as ambassador to Sweden 6 days ago

    Washington: President Barack Obama has nominated investment banker and philanthropist Azita Raji to the coveted diplomatic post of US ambassador to Sweden. Raji, a top bundler for Obama who raised more than $3 million for his 2012 re-election campaign, was earlier appointed to the president's Commission on White House Fellowship last...
  • US President Barack Obama greets people on Diwali 1 week ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama greeted Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists across the world on the occasion of Diwali, saying it was a chance to remember that even in the midst of darkness, light will ultimately prevail. "I want to wish a Happy Diwali to all those who are celebrating...
  • White House says US immigration plans not final yet 1 week ago

    Washington: The White House cautioned against making assumptions about President Barack Obama's changes to US immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards over the next five...
  • Photo: Meet the Obama-Iyers: As Barack Obama wished everyone on Diwali, someone Photoshopped the Obama family in traditional Indian attire! October 23, 2014

    US President Barack Obama has in video message wished a Happy Diwali and "Saal Mubarak" to all those who celebrate the festival of lights saying it was a reminder that light will ultimately prevail.The internet was quick to Indianise the Obama family and almost converted them into the Obama-Iyer family....
  • Canada on high alert after attack on Parliament, PM says will not be intimidated by terrorism October 23, 2014

    Ottawa: A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial on Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada's Prime Minister called it the country's second terrorist attack in three days. "We will not...
  • Canada shooting: We're all shaken by it, says Barack Obama October 23, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama condemned fatal shootings in Canada on Wednesday as "outrageous attacks." ''We're all shaken by it," he said. Obama said the motive for the shootings remained unknown. But he said as more becomes known, that information will be factored into US security considerations. "We have to remain vigilant,"...
  • Barack Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US October 23, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama says he's cautiously more optimistic about the Ebola situation in the US. Obama notes that relatives of the only person to die of Ebola in the US have been freed from quarantine. And he notes that two nurses from a Dallas hospital who were infected with Ebola as...
  • 'Girlfriend' crack makes Barack Obama voting all laughs October 22, 2014

    Washington: Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine. But "don't touch my girlfriend?" Not the usual admonition heard by President Barack Obama. Let's be clear: It was a joke. It unfolded while Obama cast an early ballot Monday in Chicago. A young woman, Aia (A-ya) Cooper, was voting...
  • Islamic State onslaught on Yazidis may be attempted genocide: UN October 22, 2014

    United Nations: The campaign of Islamic State militants against Iraq's Yazidi minority may be attempted genocide, UN Assistant Secretary-General for human rights Ivan Simonovic said on Tuesday. "Facts are indicating that actions against Yazidis may amount to attempted genocide," he told a small group of reporters at the United Nations after...
  • Watch: 'Don't touch my girlfriend': US President Barack Obama jokes with a woman after her jealous boyfriend warns him not to touch her October 22, 2014

    The President of USA Barack Obama met a jealous boyfriend while casting his vote in Chicago's midterm elections. A man named Mike Jones was waiting with his girlfriend Aia Cooper when the President arrived at the polling station.'I know you're Mr President, but don't touch my girlfriend,' joked the man....
  • Islamic State advances against Yazidis on Iraq's Sinjar mountain October 21, 2014

    Arbil/Baghdad: Islamic State militants advanced on Iraq's Sinjar mountain on Tuesday, tightening a siege of thousands of stranded Yazidis, who called on the United States and its allies to act to avert more bloodshed. The attack is the latest threat to minority Yazidis, thousands of whom have shot, buried alive or...
  • Not a biopic, hope it makes some difference in the lives of the people in Bhopal: Kal Penn on 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian-American actor and member of Obama Administration, Kal Penn hopes that the telling account of his upcoming film 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' based on the gas leak tragedy of 1984, will make a difference in the lives of families of the victims of the disaster. The Ravi Kumar-directed...
  • Obama says Ebola travel ban could make things worse October 18, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Americans to avoid hysteria over Ebola, and played down the idea of travel bans from Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa, explaining that restrictions could make things worse. Lawmakers this week urged Obama to bar people from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea from entering the...
  • Watch: Barack Obama talks about his credit card getting declined October 18, 2014

    Recently, US President Barack Obama's credit card was declined while he was out for dinner at a restaurant in the Big Apple with his wife Michelle Obama. Speaking to workers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Obama recounts what happened. ...
  • US President appoints a 'czar' to streamline the administration's response to Ebola October 18, 2014

    The World Health Organisation has admitted to lapses in its response to the spread of EBOLA in West Africa. As the ebola scare haunts the US, President Barack Obama has appointed a "czar" to streamline the administration's response to the deadly disease. ...
  • Barack Obama's under-used credit card declined in New York cafe October 18, 2014

    Washington: The Secret Service is charged with protecting the president, but who's watching his wallet? When his credit card was declined last month while dining in New York, President Barack Obama wondered if he had become a victim of identity theft. "It turned out, I guess I don't use it enough," Obama...
  • Barack Obama names Ebola czar, Kerry calls for global response October 17, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Friday named an "Ebola czar" to coordinate the US response to the deadly virus, as Secretary of State John Kerry called for collective global action to deal with the raging health crisis. Attorney Ron Klain was appointed as an "Ebola czar" by Obama to coordinate the...
  • Ebola: Rising call for ban on travel from West Africa to US October 17, 2014

    Washington: Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government's ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed for a ban on travel to the US from the West African outbreak zone. The White House said other measures are more effective. The administration spent the day trying anew to tamp...
  • Ramped up air strikes stall Islamic State advance on Syrian town October 16, 2014

    Mursitpinar: Two days of heavy air strikes by US warplanes have slowed an advance by Islamic State militants against Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobani. Last week Turkish and US officials said Islamic State were on the verge of taking Kobani from its heavily outgunned Kurdish defenders, after...
  • Indian American named to lead US civil rights division October 16, 2014

    Washington: Indian-American lawyer Vanita Gupta has been chosen to lead US justice department's civil rights division charged with enforcing laws that prevent discrimination and inequitable practices in housing, education and employment. Named Acting Assistant Attorney General Wednesday, the first South Asian American lawyer to get the job, is expected to be...
  • Ebola outbreak: US nurse endangers 132 others October 16, 2014

    Second US nurse affected by Ebola faces flak for breaking travel restrictions and endangering 132 others. US President Barack Obama has said that at the earliest ebola outbreak will be controlled which is a raging epidemic in West Africa. ...
  • Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama, US, russia, hostility, meddling October 16, 2014

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin accused US counterpart Barack Obama of a hostile attitude towards Russia, warning against "attempts to blackmail" Moscow. Speaking ahead of his visit to EU aspirant Serbia on Wednesday and key talks with EU leaders, Putin minced no words, demanding that Washington take Moscow's interests into account. The Russian...
  • Obama, foreign military chiefs coordinate Islamic State plans October 15, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Tuesday told military leaders from more than 20 countries working with Washington to defeat Islamic State that he was deeply concerned about the radical group's advances at the north Syrian town of Kobani and in western Iraq. But Obama did not hint any changes to what...