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Man arrested in latest US school shooting
13th December 2014 Man arrested in latest US school shooting LOS ANGELES:  Police in the northwestern US state of Oregon arrested a man Saturday in connection with a shooting outside a high school that left three people injured. Friday’s shooting outside the school in Portland was believed to...
US House approves spending bill to avoid government shutdown
12th December 2014 US House approves spending bill to avoid government shutdown WASHINGTON:- The US House of Representatives narrowly approved a $1.1 trillion, nine-month federal spending bill late Thursday, barely two hours before a midnight government shutdown deadline. The 219-206 vote followed a bruising day of arm-twisting by the White...
Dollar slips in Asian trade
10th December 2014 Dollar slips in Asian trade TOKYO: – The dollar slipped against the yen in Asian trade Wednesday as risk appetite subsided and as eurozone fears returned on news that Greece had brought forward a destabilising presidential election. The dollar bought 119.52 yen in...
Obama: CIA torture ‘contrary to our values’
10th December 2014 Obama: CIA torture ‘contrary to our values’ WASHINGTON: US President Barack  Obama said Tuesday the CIA’s torture of Al-Qaeda suspects, as documented in a damning Senate report, had been counterproductive and contrary to American values. “The report documents a troubling program involving enhanced interrogation techniques...
Asia ekes out gains, sombre data offsets robust U.S. jobs numbers
8th December 2014 Asia ekes out gains, sombre data offsets robust U.S. jobs numbers TOKYO:- Asian stocks eked out gains on Monday in wake of much stronger-than-expected U.S. employment numbers, although sobering data highlighted the sluggishness in the region’s key economies and tempered gains. The dollar hovered at multi-year highs against the...
Asian markets mixed to higher after US jobs data
8th December 2014 Asian markets mixed to higher after US jobs data HONG KONG:- Asian shares closed mixed to higher Monday after a better-than-expected jump in US jobs creation, while another batch of weak Chinese trade figures fanned talk Beijing will introduce further economy-boosting measures. The dollar continued its march...
Hong Kong, Shanghai shares up on China stimulus hopes
8th December 2014 Hong Kong, Shanghai shares up on China stimulus hopes HONG KONG:- Shares in Hong Kong climbed 0.19 percent Monday as another batch of weak Chinese economic data fuelled hopes of further easing measures by Beijing. A surge in US jobs creation also provided support. The Hang Seng...
Tokyo stocks close flat
8th December 2014 Tokyo stocks close flat TOKYO:- Tokyo stocks closed flat Monday as buying on strong US jobs data and a weak yen fizzled. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange inched up 0.08 percent, or 15.19 points, to 17,935.64, the highest...
Tokyo stocks close flat
8th December 2014 Tokyo stocks close flat TOKYO:- Tokyo stocks closed flat Monday as buying prompted by strong US jobs data and a weak yen fizzled out. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange inched up 0.08 percent, or 15.19 points, to 17,935.64,...
Tokyo stocks open 0.47% higher
8th December 2014 Tokyo stocks open 0.47% higher TOKYO:- Tokyo stocks opened 0.47 percent higher on Monday after robust US jobs data boosted the dollar above 121 yen, which benefits Japanese exporters. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which closed at a fresh...
Asian markets mixed after US jobs data
8th December 2014 Asian markets mixed after US jobs data HONG KONG:- Asian shares were mixed Monday after data last week showed a better-than-expected jump in US jobs creation, while Japan said its economy contracted more than initially thought in the third quarter. The dollar continued its march...
Dollar holds up after boost on strong jobs data
8th December 2014 Dollar holds up after boost on strong jobs data TOKYO:- The dollar edged higher against the yen in Asia on Monday after rallying at the end of last week on strong US jobs data. The greenback was at 121.59 yen in midday Tokyo trade, compared with 121.44...
US brushes aside assumptions linking Pakistan to Kashmir violence
6th December 2014 US brushes aside assumptions linking Pakistan to Kashmir violence WASHINGTON:-The United States has cautioned against making any assumptions linking Pakistan to the latest violence in the Indian occupied Kashmir, while also brushing aside the notion that last week’s meeting between Army Chief General Raheel Sharif and Secretary...
Ebola-hit countries seek recovery plan to ‘keep standing’
6th December 2014 Ebola-hit countries seek recovery plan to ‘keep standing’ UNITED NATIONS, United States:- Ebola-hit countries urged the United Nations on Friday to come up with an economic recovery plan to help them cushion the outbreak’s devastating blow on agriculture, mining and public finances. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra...
US health care worker in WAfrica brought home for Ebola tests
4th December 2014 US health care worker in WAfrica brought home for Ebola tests WASHINGTON:- A US health care worker who has been assisting efforts in west Africa has been flown to the United States to be tested for Ebola in Atlanta, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. Emory University Hospital will monitor the...
Dollar up in Asia after positive Fed report on US economy
4th December 2014 Dollar up in Asia after positive Fed report on US economy TOKYO:- The dollar on Thursday edged closer to 120 yen after the Federal Reserve published an upbeat outlook on the US economy, while the euro was mixed ahead of a European Central Bank policy meeting. In Tokyo the...
US mulls lifting ban on gay blood donations
3rd December 2014 US mulls lifting ban on gay blood donations WASHINGTON: A US ban on blood donations by gays could be eased after 31 years, depending on the decision of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee that began two days of meetings Tuesday. Current US law bars...
Xbox Japan chief resigns after poor sales
1st December 2014 Xbox Japan chief resigns after poor sales TOKYO: – The head of Microsoft’s Xbox business in Japan has stepped down, but the firm said the move was not linked to years of poor sales of the games consoles. Takashi Sensui resigned Sunday as “interactive entertainment...
US, Pakistan have shared interest in regional stability: White House
22nd November 2014 US, Pakistan have shared interest in regional stability: White House WASHINGTON: U.S. President Barack Obama has welcomed improving relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the White House said in a readout of the American leader’s telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Obama spoke to the Pakistani leader the...
President Obama calls PM; Pak-US ties, regional situation discussed
22nd November 2014 President Obama calls PM; Pak-US ties, regional situation discussed ISLAMABAD: US President Barack  Obama on Friday called Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on telephone and informed him of his forthcoming visit to India. During their exchanges marked by cordiality, Pakistan-US bilateral relations and the evolving situation in...
Obama says Ebola fight far from over in W. Africa
19th November 2014 Obama says Ebola fight far from over in W. Africa WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama warned Tuesday that the fight to stem the Ebola outbreak was far from over in West Africa, and called for continued vigilance despite some progress in the region. “As long as the outbreak...
US sees no sign of Qaeda-IS pact: Clapper
15th November 2014 US sees no sign of Qaeda-IS pact: Clapper WASHINGTON- US intelligence chief James Clapper said Friday analysts had not seen any evidence indicating Islamic State jihadists and Al-Qaeda had forged an alliance in Syria. Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, told CBS television US experts were...
US has no involvement in Hong Kong protests: Obama
12th November 2014 US has no involvement in Hong Kong protests: Obama BEIJING- The United States has no role in pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, President Barack Obama said in Beijing on Wednesday, despite Chinese accusations that foreign forces are involved. “I was unequivocal in saying that the US had...
Pakistan condemns US drone strike in North Waziristan
11th November 2014 Pakistan condemns US drone strike in North Waziristan ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday condemned the US drone strike in Dawa Toi, North Waziristan Agency, saying it was a violation of its sovereignty. The Foreign Office spokesperson, in a statement here, said Pakistan considered such strikes a violation...
New York voters elect youngest woman to US Congress
5th November 2014 New York voters elect youngest woman to US Congress NEW YORK: A 30-year-old upstate New York Republican on Tuesday made history by becoming the youngest woman elected to US Congress, shattering a record set before she was born. Elise Stefanik, a former White House aide to president...
South Waziristan: US drone strike kills four
30th October 2014 South Waziristan: US drone strike kills four PESHAWAR: At least four persons have been killed in a US drone strike in South Waziristan near the Afghan border, security officials said Thursday. The attack happened early Thursday in Nargas village of Azam Warsak district, 25 kilometres...
 
 
 



 
 
 



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