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US announces first death from measles in 12 years
3rd July 2015 US announces first death from measles in 12 years
LOS ANGELES: Health authorities on Thursday announced the first US death from measles in 12 years, after an autopsy showed a woman’s fatal pneumonia was caused by the contagious disease. “The cause of death was pneumonia due to...
US arrests New Jersey man on IS support charges
30th June 2015 US arrests New Jersey man on IS support charges
WASHINGTON: US authorities arrested a 23-year-old New Jersey man Monday on charges of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group after he helped his brother travel to the Middle East, allegedly to join the group....
US spied on French presidents: media citing WikiLeaks
24th June 2015 US spied on French presidents: media citing WikiLeaks
PARIS: The United States wiretapped France´s former presidents Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy, as well as current leader Francois Hollande, French media reported Tuesday, citing WikiLeaks files. The spying spanned 2006 to 2012, French newspaper Liberation and the...
The ‘Fried Rat’ was actually ‘Chicken’, reveals KFC
24th June 2015 The ‘Fried Rat’ was actually ‘Chicken’, reveals KFC
WEB DESK: Recently, KFC has been entrapped in a dirty food controversy when news about it serving ‘Fried rat’ instead of ‘Chicken’ was spread on social media. The photo, posted online by Devorise Dixon from California shocked all...
Pakistan constructive participant in Nuclear Security Summit process: US Report
20th June 2015 Pakistan constructive participant in Nuclear Security Summit process: US Report
WASHINGTON: A U.S. report on terrorism released on Friday said that Pakistan is a constructive and active participant in the Nuclear Security Summit process and the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism, and has worked to strengthen its...
A year later, US struggles to stop IS onslaught
13th June 2015 A year later, US struggles to stop IS onslaught
WASHINGTON: A year after Islamic State jihadists overran much of Iraq, the United States and its allies are struggling to turn the tide against the extremists and their self-declared “caliphate.” As it tries to lead an unwieldy international...
White House receives bomb threat
10th June 2015 White House receives bomb threat
WASHINGTON: The press briefing room of ‘White House’ was evacuated on possible bomb threat, Aaj News Reported. The press briefing room was immediately evacuated on the bomb report. The bomb disposal squad reached the area and later cleared...
The taxation challenge
5th June 2015 The taxation challenge
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., an early 20th century US Supreme Court Justice, had famously said: “Taxes are what we pay for civilised society”. But James Madison, a US President, had articulated a profound argument 200 years ago: “The...
US drops Cuba from terror blacklist in landmark move
30th May 2015 US drops Cuba from terror blacklist in landmark move
WASHINGTON: The United States dropped Cuba from its blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism on Friday, removing yet another hurdle as the two countries seek to restore diplomatic ties frozen for five decades. Cuba has vehemently protested its...
Clintons earned at least $30 mln since beginning of 2014
16th May 2015 Clintons earned at least $30 mln since beginning of 2014
WASHINGTON: Hillary and Bill Clinton have earned at least $30 million since January 2014, including more than $25 million for delivering about 100 speeches, according to a government filing. Hillary Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination...
US offers aid to probe Karachi bus attack
15th May 2015 US offers aid to probe Karachi bus attack
WASHINGTON: The United States Thursday offered to help Pakistan investigate the deadly Karachi bus attack which left at least 46 Ismailis dead. “We will support efforts to bring all those responsible to justice and stand ready to provide...
Security beefed up at the White House
8th May 2015 Security beefed up at the White House
WASHINGTON: A US government panel on Thursday approved measures to boost security at the White House, adding a new set of metal spikes to the fence after a series of breaches. The National Capital Planning Commission approved the...
S.Korea, U.S. reach deal to revise civil nuclear pact
22nd April 2015 S.Korea, U.S. reach deal to revise civil nuclear pact
South Korea and the United States reached a deal on Wednesday to revise a 40-year-old civil nuclear pact that gives the Asian country limited freedom to produce fuel for power generation but continues to curb its ability to...
Attack on US Nationals in Karachi being Investigate
17th April 2015 Attack on US Nationals in Karachi being Investigate
WASHINGTON: US State Department said the matter of attack on the two American National is being investigated in Karachi, Aaj News reported. The acting spokes person from US State Department, Mari Harf, said that their consulate officials in...
Obama approves taking Cuba off terror list
15th April 2015 Obama approves taking Cuba off terror list
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has agreed to take Cuba off a list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House said Tuesday, a key step toward normalizing ties after decades of hostility. Obama notified Congress of his...
US says ‘more robust’ rules after Blackwater shooting
15th April 2015 US says ‘more robust’ rules after Blackwater shooting
WASHINGTON: The US State Department offered assurances Tuesday that it had strengthened the rules governing private security firms in the wake of a 2007 shooting in Iraq in which 14 people died. A former Blackwater guard was sentenced...
Obama lands in Jamaica in first US presidential visit since 1982
9th April 2015 Obama lands in Jamaica in first US presidential visit since 1982
KINGSTON: US President Barack Obama landed in Jamaica late Wednesday, becoming the first sitting US president to set foot on the island since 1982. Obama is in the country to meet with a regional block of Caribbean nations...
NATO soldier killed in firefight between US, Afghan forces: officials
8th April 2015 NATO soldier killed in firefight between US, Afghan forces: officials
KABUL: A NATO soldier was killed when  an apparent insider attack sparked a firefight between US and Afghan troops in the east of the country on Wednesday, officials said. The gunfight erupted after an Afghan soldier opened fire...
Panama City bus drivers suspend strike before summit
7th April 2015 Panama City bus drivers suspend strike before summit
PANAMA CITY: Panama struck a deal Monday with bus drivers in the capital to suspend a strike that unleashed transit chaos days before the city hosts the Summit of the Americas. Panama City drivers launched the indefinite strike...
US stocks open higher
4th April 2015 US stocks open higher
NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks opened higher Friday following a report showing weaker-than-expected US economic growth as the market sought to snap a four-day losing streak. Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 17,692.58,...
US economy generates only 126,000 jobs in March
3rd April 2015 US economy generates only 126,000 jobs in March
WASHINGTON:  The US economy produced just 126,000 jobs in March, half of what was expected, a disappointing report after a year of 200,000-plus jobs each month, the Labor Department reported Friday. The department also trimmed 69,000 from the...
Cyber Criminals on target!!
3rd April 2015 Cyber Criminals on target!!
Obama vows to punish the cyber criminals by creating a first ever US sanction program to penalize the groups or individuals who are causing a malice by cyber attacks. The US president announces such actions as a “National...
US stocks fall after weak ADP jobs report
1st April 2015 US stocks fall after weak ADP jobs report
NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks Wednesday opened lower following disappointing US hiring figures for March. Seven minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 17,701.19, down 74.93 points (0.42 percent). The broad-based S&P 500 shed 7.73...
Kerry says working into the night on ‘tricky’ Iran issues
31st March 2015 Kerry says working into the night on ‘tricky’ Iran issues
LAUSANNE: US Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday he and his global counterparts were going to work deep into the night seeking to resolve the remaining “tricky issues” as a deadline loomed within hours. “There still remain...
Shooting incident outside US spy agency: media
30th March 2015 Shooting incident outside US spy agency: media
WASHINGTON: A shooting erupted when a vehicle tried to ram an entrance gate to the US National Security Agency outside Washington, media reports said Monday. There were conflicting reports of up to two casualties. Video imagery showed a...
US stocks jump on UnitedHealth deal
30th March 2015 US stocks jump on UnitedHealth deal
NEW YORK: US stocks jumped Monday in early trade helped by news that Dow member UnitedHealth would pay $12.8 billion for rival pharmacy-benefit manager Catamaran. About 35 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 17,972.64,...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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