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US carries out 15 air strikes near Iraq dam: military

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th August 2014

US carries out 15 air strikes near Iraq dam: military WASHINGTON: US warplanes and drones carried out 15 air strikes on Monday against Islamic State militants battling for control of a major dam in northern Iraq, the military said. Fighter jets, bombers and unmanned planes destroyed nine Islamic State positions and eight vehicles around the Mosul dam, where insurgents are fighting Kurdish forces, US Central...


Gannett to create two firms for newspapers, television

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th August 2014

Gannett to create two firms for newspapers, television WASHINGTON: US media giant Gannett announced plans Tuesday to split into two separate firms, one for broadcast and digital, and the other for newspapers including its national daily USA Today. “The bold actions we are announcing today are significant next steps in our ongoing initiatives to increase shareholder value by building scale, increasing cash flow,...


Hurricane Iselle forms in the Pacific: US forecasters

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd August 2014

Hurricane Iselle forms in the Pacific: US forecasters MIAMI:Hurricane Iselle formed in the Pacific far off the northwestern coast of Mexico and is heading west away from land, the US National Hurricane Center said Friday. Packing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kilometers per hour), the storm was located some 1,270 miles (2,040 kilometers)west southwest of the southern tip of...


US plans largest ever sale of Hellfire missiles to Iraq

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th July 2014

US plans largest ever sale of Hellfire missiles to Iraq WASHINGTON: The United States plans to sell 5,000 Hellfire missiles to Iraq in a $700 million deal, officials said Tuesday, as Washington tries to help Baghdad retake ground captured by militants. The US government, which has been reluctant so far to take military action in support of Baghdad, has rushed hundreds of the missiles to...


UN leader vows to help Haiti fight cholera epidemic

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th July 2014

UN leader vows to help Haiti fight cholera epidemic PORT-AU-PRINCE – UN chief Ban Ki-moon visited  Haiti on Monday, vowing to help the country end a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 8,500 people since 2010 and that some blame on UN peacekeepers. Ban promised to seek $2.2 billion from international donors to help the destitute nation fight the disease, which has also...


American pleads guilty in Al-Qaeda sting operation

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th July 2014

American pleads guilty in Al-Qaeda sting operation WASHINGTON: A naturalized US citizen from India pleaded guilty Friday to providing material support to Al-Qaeda, its Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front and Shebab militants in Somalia after an FBI sting operation. Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed, 31, had pleaded not guilty in August when he was indicted, but changed his plea when he made an appearance...


F-35 fighters can resume flight, travel to UK air show -officials

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th July 2014

F-35 fighters can resume flight, travel to UK air show -officials WASHINGTON: U.S. officials agreed on Friday to lift a fleet-wide grounding order for the Lockheed Martin F-35 jet fighter after inspections of every aircraft determined that an engine fire last month was a one-time mishap and not evidence of a systematic problem. The decision to permit the planes to resume flying will allow one British...


De Mistura succeeds Brahimi as UN envoy for Syria

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th July 2014

De Mistura succeeds Brahimi as UN envoy for Syria UNITED NATIONS: Italian-Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura was named UN mediator for Syria on Thursday, taking on the challenging task of finding a political solution to the dragging civil war. He replaces the hugely respected Lakhdar Brahimi, who resigned in May after two rounds of peace talks collapsed and as the conflict escalated into a...


U.S. calls on Israel, Palestinians to de-escalate Gaza tensions

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th July 2014

U.S. calls on Israel, Palestinians to de-escalate Gaza tensions WASHINGTON : The United States on Wednesday urged Israel and the Palestinians to de-escalate the Gaza tensions and expressed concern for the safety of civilians on both sides as Israeli pressed a campaign of air strikes and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel’s heartland. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told a briefing that U.S....


UN chief stresses curbs on carbon emissions as ‘time is not on our side’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th July 2014

UN chief stresses curbs on carbon emissions as ‘time is not on our side’ UNITED NATIONS: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, introducing a new report outlining pathways major industrial economies can use to cut their carbon emissions by mid-century, called Tuesday for ‘bold’ action or the world will face dangerous climate disruption. “We know that we are not on track, and time is not on our side,” Ban warned during a...


UN chief condemns rocket attacks on Israel, calls for calm

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th July 2014

UN chief condemns rocket attacks on Israel, calls for calm UNITED NATIONS, United States: UN chief Ban Ki-moon Tuesday condemned Gaza rocket attacks on Israel and called on both sides of the conflict to halt their aggressions. Ban “reiterates his call on all actors to exercise maximum restraint and avoid further civilian casualties and overall destabilization,” his spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. He added that Ban...


Quake toll in Mexico, Guatemal rises to four

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th July 2014

Quake toll in Mexico, Guatemal rises to four TUXTLA GUTIERREZ,MEXICO: The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked a border area between Mexico and Guatemala has risen to four, authorities said Tuesday. The 6.9-magnitude quake struck the Pacific coast of Mexico’s Chiapas state on Monday, injuring 118 people. The latest known fatality was a 74-year-old man who died when his house collapsed...


U.S. tightens security on electronics at overseas airports

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th July 2014

U.S. tightens security on electronics at overseas airports WASHINGTON:  The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will not allow cellphones or other electronic devices on U.S.-bound planes at some overseas airports if the devices are not charged up, the agency said on Sunday. The new measure is part of the TSA’s effort announced last week to boost security amid concerns that Yemen-based al Qaeda in...


US lawmakers grill e-cigarette makers

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th June 2014

US lawmakers grill e-cigarette makers WASHINGTON: US senators ripped at electronic cigarette makers Wednesday for their aggressive marketing campaigns to lure youths that have drawn parallels to those once used by Big Tobacco. E-cigarettes, a tar-free alternative that release nicotine in a vapor instead of smoke and contain fewer toxins, are booming in the United States, with a market estimated...


Nepal PM to undergo cancer tests in US: doctor

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th June 2014

Nepal PM to undergo cancer tests in US: doctor KATHMANDU:  Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala will travel to the United States next week to determine whether he is suffering from cancer or tuberculosis, after doctors detected a spot on his lungs, his physician said Thursday. The 75-year-old underwent surgery for tongue cancer eight years ago, before routine tests conducted this week showed a “patch”...


Filipino Islamist wanted by US arrested in the Philippines

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th June 2014

Filipino Islamist wanted by US arrested in the Philippines Manila: An alleged Islamist militant wanted by the United States was arrested in the Philippines on Wednesday, police and the military said. Khair Mundos was captured at his sister’s house in the Manila suburban city of Paranaque, said Chief Inspector Elizabeth Jasmin, a spokeswoman for the police’s crime investigation unit. Mundos carries a bounty of...


Two US men arrested for burying woman alive

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th May 2014

Two US men arrested for burying woman alive NEW YORK: Two American men have been accused of burying a woman alive, according to court documents released Friday after the pair was arrested and charged with murder. One of the two men, a 36-year-old landscaper, knew the victim, 41-year-old mother of two Fatima Perez, who was reported missing Monday evening in Camden, New Jersey....


‘Miracle baby’ survives 11-storey fall in US

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th May 2014

‘Miracle baby’ survives 11-storey fall in US WASHINGTON: A 15-month-old US boy has survived an 11-story fall from a balcony at his parents’ apartment in Minneapolis, Minnesota, local media reported Wednesday. Musa Dayib has been nicknamed “the miracle baby” after escaping death despite slipping through the railing and making a perilous fall. In addition to fractures to both his arms, his backbone...


Obama faces emotional trip to South Korea

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th April 2014

Obama faces emotional trip to South Korea TOKYO:  US President Barack Obama will encounter a nation mourning one of its worst maritime disasters and on edge over North Korea’s nuclear brinkmanship Friday when he flies to South Korea. The trip to Seoul was once billed as a routine, informal stop to catch up with old friends, but took on poignant overtones after...


William and Kate star in Kiwi April Fools’ gags

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st April 2014

William and Kate star in Kiwi April Fools’ gags WELLINGTON- The impending royal visit by Prince William, his wife Kate and their baby son George provided ample fodder for April Fool’s Day pranksters in New Zealand and Australia on Tuesday. Coach firm Inter City said the British royals had decided to use a humble bus for part of their tour of New Zealand next...


White House Kerry to speak to Lavrov again about Ukraine

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st April 2014

White House Kerry to speak to Lavrov again about Ukraine WASHINGTON: The White House said on Monday that Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had agreed to speak again about ways to resolve the crisis in Ukraine but that no date for such a conversation had been set. Kerry and Lavrov spoke by phone about the issue earlier on Monday,...


World Trade Center stunts trigger security concerns

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th March 2014

World Trade Center stunts trigger security concerns NEW YORK- A team of daredevil parachutists and a lone teenager have triggered fears about lax security at New York’s rebuilt World Trade Center, an emblem of the city’s resilience and renewal after the horrors of 9/11. Within the space of a fortnight, revelations of repeated security breaches at what should be one of the...


Obama meets Pope to discuss inequality

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th March 2014

Obama meets Pope to discuss inequality US President Barack Obama held a historic first meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday to discuss a shared agenda of fighting global inequality despite wide differences over issues like gay rights and contraception. Obama told Francis he was a “great admirer” at the start of their talks at the Vatican, which political observers said could...


US Navy deploys ‘black box’ locator after Malaysia plane leads

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th March 2014

US Navy deploys ‘black box’ locator after Malaysia plane leads TOKYO: The US Navy said Monday it was sending a black box locator to an area of the southern Indian Ocean being scoured for the missing Malaysian jet, following a cluster of weekend debris sightings. The navy called the move a “precautionary measure” in case those sightings confirm the location of the aircraft which disappeared...


US man executed in Florida for burning two women alive

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st March 2014

US man executed in Florida for burning two women alive WASHINGTON: A US man was executed Thursday in Florida, where he was convicted of beating two female coworkers with hammers before burning them alive. Robert Henry, 55, died by lethal injection at 6:16 pm (2216 GMT) after 25 years on death row, the Florida Department of Corrections said. Henry was sentenced to death for the...


Obama expands sanctions, threatens Russian economy

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th March 2014

Obama expands sanctions, threatens Russian economy WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Vladimir Putin’s inner circle and a “crony bank” for Russia’s elite Thursday, while threatening to target Russia’s broader economy over the Ukraine crisis. “Russia must know that further escalation will only isolate it further from the international community,” Obama said at the White House. Even as US...


 
 
 



 
 
 



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