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  • Pay $50,000 to shoot guns with US Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden 5 hours 1 minutes ago

    Washington: If you want to shoot machine guns with the man who killed the world's most dreaded terrorist Osama bin Laden then be prepared to shell out a whopping $50,000. The offer was recently made by the ForAmerica organisation. Those invited have until May 10 to RSVP for an event at...
  • Infant hidden in drawer by mother minutes after birth dies in US 5 hours 28 minutes ago

    New York: In a shocking incident, an infant died of suffocation after her 25-year-old mother allegedly put her in a plastic bag and hid in desk drawer minutes after giving birth inside office bathroom in the US state of Michigan. Kimberly Pappas, who has been charged with murder and child...
  • Barack Obama pokes fun at political friends and foes at White House dinner 5 hours 41 minutes ago

    Washington: At the gathering he jokingly called "a night when Washington celebrates itself," US President Barack Obama took light-hearted aim on Saturday at a range of political friends and foes, including the people running to succeed him. Obama's comedy routine at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner included a sly dig...
  • Thousands march in US capital against gay marriage 14 hours 2 minutes ago

    Washington: Several thousand people including religious leaders marched in Washington against same-sex marriage as the US Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the deeply divisive issue in the coming days. Crowds rallied from the US Capitol to the Supreme Court, carrying placards reading, "A Child Needs a Father and...
  • Barack Obama had a historic visit to India: US Yesterday

    Washington: President Barack Obama had a historic visit to India early this year as part of his efforts to deepen America's partnership with India in the Asia Pacific region, a presidential aide has said. "President Obama had a good trip to India earlier this year, an historic visit, as the Chief...
  • Cigar smoking not a safe alternative to cigarettes 2 days ago

    Washington: Cigar smoking is associated with many of the same fatal conditions as cigarette smoking, a new study has warned. Researchers from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carried out a systematic review of studies about cigar smoking and all-cause and smoking-related mortality to gain more comprehensive information about the...
  • Ford Foundation and its alleged CIA connections 2 days ago

    World's largest NGO funding agency the Ford Foundation has now come under the scanner of the government of India. As expected it has led to a controversy. Some beneficiaries of the Ford Foundation money and some activists are up in the arms condemning the government's decision to put Ford Foundation...
  • US accidentally kills two al Qaeda hostages, Obama takes responsibility 2 days ago

    Washington: A covert US military operation in January targeting al-Qaeda leaders in the Afghan-Pakistan border region accidentally killed an American and an Italian, both aid workers who were hostages of the terror group, President Barack Obama said on Thursday. "Based on information and intelligence we have obtained, we believe that a...
  • American, Italian hostages inadvertently killed in US operation: Obama 2 days ago

    Washington: An American and an Italian who had been held hostage for several years by al-Qaeda were inadvertently killed in a US counter-terrorism operation in the border region of Pakistan and Afghanistan in January, President Barack Obama said on Thursday. The operation in which American doctor Warren Weinstein and Italian aid...
  • Saudi-led coalition bombs Yemen despite calling off air campaign 3 days ago

    Cairo/Aden: Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Yemen on Wednesday despite an announcement by Riyadh that it was ending its campaign of air strikes, while renewed fighting erupted on the ground between rebels and forces loyal to the exiled president. The hostilities illustrated how difficult it will be to find a political solution...
  • ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi injured in air strike 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been seriously injured in an air strike in Iraq, according to a report in The Guardian. The report revealed that Baghdadi suffered serious injuries in March during an attack by by the US-led coalition. The leader suffered near-fatal injuries initially and...
  • US Supreme Court rejects Rajat Gupta's appeal against insider trading 6 days ago

    New York: In a setback to India-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta, the US Supreme Court on Monday rejected his appeal to overturn his conviction on insider trading charges and upheld his two-year prison term. The IIT and Harvard-educated 66-year-old former McKinsey head currently serving a two-year jail term on...
  • Jet Airways plans to take back two Boeing 777s from Etihad 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Jet Airways, which plans to enhance its services on the US routes, may ask its strategic investment partner Etihad to return two of its Boeing-777 planes which are currently on lease with the Gulf-based carrier. The private carrier has leased out seven wide-bodied planes to Etihad, which holds 24...
  • Serena Williams beats Camila Giorgi to give US 1-0 lead over Italy April 18, 2015

    Italy: Top-ranked Serena Williams overcame a stiff challenge in the opening set for a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Camila Giorgi on Saturday to give the United States a 1-0 lead over Italy in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. Neither player broke serve in a highly competitive first set, which...
  • US Ambassador to India, visits Startup Village April 18, 2015

    Kochi: US Ambassador to India Richard R Verma has visited Startup Village the country's first Public Private Partnership technology business incubator jointly promoted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, Technopark and MobME Wireless. During his interaction with young entrepreneurs and the Startup Village officials on Friday...
  • TWTW: What if Hillary Clinton wins 2016 US presidential polls April 18, 2015

    Hillary Rodham Clinton has announced that she is running for the post of US president in the 2016. This will be Hillary Clinton's second attempt. She announced her bid for the 2016 democratic nomination in a video released on the Internet. ...
  • Hockey: India women go down 0-3 to US in Hawke's Bay Cup April 18, 2015

    Hastings: The Indian women's hockey team were once again drubbed by the US, losing 0-3 in the 5-8 position classification match of the Hawke's Bay Cup on Saturday. The US capitalised on their opportunities to bag a second win over India in the tournament, having beaten the Asian side 4-2 earlier...
  • Iraqi officials believe Saddam Hussein's top deputy Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri killed April 18, 2015

    Baghdad: He was the last member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the "king of clubs" on the US military's deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime fugitives. Now, officials say they believe government forces killed Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri near Tikrit,...
  • 'Amazingly intact' World War II aircraft carrier found in Pacific April 17, 2015

    Los Angeles: Experts have discovered a World War II US aircraft carrier that is "amazingly intact" despite languishing on the bottom of the Pacific for more than 60 years. The former USS Independence is resting in 2,600 feet (800 meters) of water off California's Farallon Islands with its hull and flight...
  • Unlike India, radio continues to be immensely popular in US, Canada April 17, 2015

    Even though radio is considered a dying medium in India, it continues to be immensely popular in US and Canada. There are over 15 Indian radio stations in Vancouver alone. ...
  • US President Barack Obama praises Narendra Modi, calls him India's reformer-in-chief April 16, 2015

    New York: In a sign of warm personal friendship, US President Barack Obama has written a profile for Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Time magazine as it named the Indian leader among the 100 most influential people in the world. In the profile titled 'India's reformer-in-chief', Obama has described Modi's life...
  • NASA's new robot car can drive sideways April 16, 2015

    Washington: NASA has developed a new robotic electric car that can drive sideways, park itself and even spin on the spot. The remote-driven Modular Robotic Vehicle (MRV) can gain speeds of up to 64 kph and weighs 990 kilogrammes. The car has four liquid-cooled wheel motors that can run independently, which...
  • US Secret Service in a tizzy after gyrocopter lands in Capitol lawn April 16, 2015

    The small, single-seat aircraft, a gyrocopter, sent US Capitol Police scrambling on Wednesday afternoon when a pilot navigated the restricted airspace surrounding the complex, and landed on the grassy area of the west lawn. The Tampa Bay Times said the pilot, Doug Hughes, a Florida postal worker, told the paper...
  • Small helicopter lands on US Capitol grounds, pilot arrested April 16, 2015

    Washington: A Florida man was arrested after he landed his small helicopter on the west lawn of the US Capitol on Wednesday, police said, violating restricted airspace and causing a security scare. Doug Hughes, 61, a US Postal Service mail carrier from Ruskin, Florida, has been jailed and is facing undisclosed...
  • Iran President dismisses US Congress pressure over nuclear deal April 15, 2015

    Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday dismissed pressure from the US Congress over a preliminary deal on the Islamic Republic's contested nuclear program, saying that Tehran is dealing with world powers - not American lawmakers. In a speech to tens of thousands of Iranians in the northern city of Rasht,...
  • US CEO takes 90 per cent pay cut to give workers huge raise April 15, 2015

    Los Angeles: A CEO of an American firm has surprised one and all by announcing a 90 per cent pay cut for himself and slashing of company's profits to give employees a hefty salary hike after he read a study about happiness. The boss of a technology start-up in Seattle shocked...
  • Hillary Clinton kickstarts campaign for 2016 US Presidential poll from community college in Iowa April 15, 2015

    Hillary Clinton kickstarted her campaign for the 2016 Presidential election from a community college in Iowa. She has chosen to connect with the voters at personal level first and kept the big rallies for later. "I have this new granddaughter and I want her to have every opportunity, but I...
  • Barack Obama not ready to endorse Hillary Clinton in her US presidential poll bid April 14, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is not ready to formally endorse his ex-secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, in her bid for the presidency because it is possible that other hopefuls for the post will appear, including other "friends" of the chief executive, the White House. A day after Clinton, who was...
  • Hillary Clinton surprises with early attack on CEO pay April 14, 2015

    Washington: Hillary Clinton, under pressure from the left wing of her Democratic Party to aggressively campaign against income inequality, voiced concern about the hefty paychecks of some corporate executives in an email to supporters. Striking a populist note, Clinton, who announced on Sunday she was running for president in 2016, said...
  • Hillary Clinton hires Google executive as tech chief April 14, 2015

    Washington: Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has hired a Google executive to serve as her chief technology officer, a person familiar with the campaign's planning said. Clinton hired Stephanie Hannon, Google's director of product management for civic innovation and social impact, to run her technology operations, according to the source,...