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  • US President Barack Obama greets people on Diwali 4 hours 44 minutes 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 5 hours 2 minutes 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! 12 hours 38 minutes ago

    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 15 hours 44 minutes ago

    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 20 hours 33 minutes ago

    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 20 hours 54 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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' 2 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • US-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilises Turkey October 15, 2014

    Mursitpinar: American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria's Turkish border after the jihadists' advance began to destabilise Turkey. The coalition had conducted 21 attacks on the militants near the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani over Monday and Tuesday...
  • Modi visit a success, now time to execute things: US officials October 10, 2014

    Washington: Describing the recent US visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "highly successful", two top Obama administration officials have said it is time for the new Indian government to execute policies that create conducive environment for investments. "The proof is going to be in the pudding," said US Commerce Secretary...
  • Ebola scare: US adds extra level of airport screening October 9, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama calls it a "belt and suspenders" approach - an extra level of screening at five major US airports to try to catch any travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries who may be carrying the disease. About 150 travelers a day will have their temperatures checked using no-touch thermometers, and...
  • Plan to name popular Hawaiian beach after Obama is a wash-out October 8, 2014

    A Honolulu City Council proposal to name a popular Oahu beach after the first Hawaii-born U.S. president, Barack Obama, has been withdrawn after the plan met with little enthusiasm from the public, its sponsors said on Tuesday. Council Chair Ernest Martin and co-sponsor Stanley Chang introduced a resolution last week to...
  • Myanmar says it will release more than 3,000 prisoners October 7, 2014

    Yangon: Myanmar on Tuesday pledged to release thousands of prisoners a month before a Southeast Asian summit, which US President Barack Obama and other leaders from outside the region are expected to attend. President Thein Sein pardoned 3,073 prisoners for the sake of "peace and stability" and "the rule of law",...
  • US working on new screenings for Ebola but no travel ban October 7, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama said on Monday that the government would develop expanded screening of airline passengers for Ebola, both in the West African countries hit by the disease and the United States. The first patient diagnosed with the disease on US soil, Thomas Eric Duncan, remained in critical condition in...
  • British journalist's father pleads Islamic State to release his son October 4, 2014

    London: The 81-year-old father of the British journalist John Cantlie, who was captured by the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, on Friday pleaded with the Sunni radical group to release his son. In a nearly five minutes video, Paul Cantlie made the heartbreaking appeal sitting in a hospital bed. His voice...
  • Pune-educated Stanford professor wins US National Medal of Science October 4, 2014

    Washington: Thomas Kailath, a Pune educated Indian-American engineering professor at Stanford University, is one of the recipients of the US National Medal of Science announced by President Barack Obama. Kailath is also a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, one of India's high civilian awards and is a member of major science...