Washington, Sep 1 : Economic activity of the US manufacturing sector in August expanded at the slowest pace since May 2013, indicating a strong dollar might continue constraining the factory activities, an industry survey showed on Tuesday.
New York, Sep 1 : US stocks extended losses in the morning session Tuesday as a renewed broad-based sell-off around the world rattled nervous investors.
Washington, Sep 1 : It wasn't all serious stuff that Hillary Clinton was doing as America's top diplomat for years. There were a few fun things too as revealed by the latest cache of 7,000 emails released by the State Department.
New York, Sep 1 : US stocks opened sharply lower on Tuesday as a renewed broad-based sell-off around the world rattled nervous investors.
Washington, Sep 1 : As the release of some 7,000 new emails brought a fresh headache for Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, neurosurgeon Ben Carson caught up with Donald Trump in new poll to challenge his frontrunner status among Republicans.
New York, Sep 1 : After giving authorities the slip for nearly 16 years, an Indian-origin man accused of killing a person outside a New York wedding in 1999 has finally been arrested in Trinidad, media reported.
New York, Sep 1 : Somalia's humanitarian situation remains alarming" four years after a devastating famine with the number of people requiring emergency aid rising 17 per cent to more than 850,000 and those in "food-stressed" situations still at 2.3 million, according to the latest United Nations-managed food assessment study released on Monday.
New York, Sep 1 : Securing rights over their land and natural resources is fundamental to the Sami people's self-determination and a prerequisite for them to be able to continue to exist as a distinct people, an independent United Nations human rights expert said after a visit to the Nordic region.
New York, Sep 1 : With speakers of parliament meeting at United Nations Headquarters at a moment when the world is gripped by multiple crises - displacement has soared to all-time highs and the threat of climate change grows by the day - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the legislators to help drive forward the new UN sustainable development agenda and ensure that civil society are equal partners in "building the future we want."
New York, Sep 1 : Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday that he was saddened by the news of the sudden death of the Force Commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
New York, Sep 1 : The Fijian Indian community in California organised a multi-cultural "Diwali Festival" attended by more than 500 people from various communities, a media report said.
New York, Sep 1 : Data usage has almost tripled over the past two years, new analysis by Strategy Analytics' Telemetry Intelligence Platform shows.
New York, Sep 1 : An Indian American professor from Duke University is set to be presented with the "2015 SMS Emerging Scholar Award" from Illinois-based Strategic Management Society (SMS).
Washington, Sep 1 : The Columbia University said US President Barack Obama will return to his alma mater after leaving office in 2017, a media report said.
New York, Sep 1 : The fossil of a previously unknown "sea scorpion" - an extinct monster-like predator that swam the seas some 467 million years ago - has been discovered in Iowa in the US.
Washington, Sep 1 : Asking Islamabad to do more to confront terror groups based in Pakistan, the US says the issue will be on the agenda when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif comes to Washington next month.
New York, Sep 1 : Oil prices extended their rally on Monday for the third day as worries of supply glut eased, a media report said.
New York, Sep 1 : US stocks dropped as recent economic data fuelled speculation that the Federal Reserve will begin raising interest rates from September.
New York, Sep. 1 : Kevin Sutcliffe, Vice News' head of news programming in Europe, has called the charges against two British journalists working with Vice News "baseless and alarmingly false".
Washington, Sep 1 : NASA and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched a joint project to strengthen regional environmental monitoring in five countries in the lower Mekong region of Southeast Asia.
Washington, Sep 1 : Finally neurosurgeon Ben Carson has caught up with the frontrunner Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump in Iowa, one of the first four nominating states in the party primary, according to a new poll.
Washington, Sep 1 : Hillary Clinton may not be in legal trouble over the use of a private email server for official correspondence, but release of some 7,000 new emails with information redacted from 150 of them added to her political headaches.
New York, Sep 1 : US stocks dropped as recent economic data speculated the Federal Reserve will begin raising interest rates from September.
Chicago, Sep 1 : Gold futures fell on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange as the US Federal Reserve hinted that the US interest rate could be increased before the end of the year.
New York, Sep 1 : The US dollar traded mixed against other major currencies after rising for four consecutive sessions.
Washington, Sep 1 : The Pentagon on Monday announced it has deployed two Predator drones to Latvia for the first time to reassure European allies.
United Nations, Aug 31 : The Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament opened on Monday at the UN headquarters in New York, with sustainable development goals expected to be the focus.
New York, Aug 31 : US stocks opened lower on Monday as recent economic data fueled speculation that the Federal Reserve will begin raising interest rates from September.
New York, Aug 31 : Sounding the alarm on behalf of relief agencies working to meet ongoing needs and jump-start critical preparations for winter in strife-riven eastern Ukraine, the United Nations humanitarian wing has reported that aid organizations are facing major challenges in getting access to the most vulnerable of an estimated 5 million people affected by the conflict that began in the region in April 2014.
New York, Aug 31 : Marking the fourth International Day of Enforced Disappearances, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon denounced the "alarming" number of acts by that are tantamount to enforced disappearances and appealed to all Member States to ratify or accede to the legal instrument prohibiting such acts.
New York, Aug 31 : The American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) has honoured India-born entrepreneur and philanthropist, Frank Islam with the "Pride of India" award, the media reported on Monday.
New York, Aug 31 : Thai police have issued two more arrest warrants against a Thai woman and a foreign man, whose nationality remains unknown, in connection with the deadly Bangkok temple blast that killed 20 people two weeks ago.
New York, Aug 31 : Afghanistan's foreign donors should press the government to address the country's persistent human rights problems at an global meeting of senior officials, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.
New York, Aug 31 : After facing years of internal power struggles and a court ruling, members of the Sikh community have voted to elect new leaders of one of the largest gurdwaras in the US.
Washington, Aug 31 : US President Barack Obama is set to restore the name of the tallest North American mountain peak -- Mount McKinley in Alaska -- to the native Alaskan name of "Denali", the media reported on Monday.
New York, Aug 31 : Foreign donors should press the Government of Afghanistan to address the country's persistent human rights problems, Human Rights Watch said today.
Washington, Aug 31 : Back in 1947, Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah sent noted Indian author Khushwant Singh a message to stay on in Lahore and become a high court judge, an offer he declined and decided to move to Delhi.
Washington, Aug 31 : Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal, son of immigrant parents from India, says that immigrants who do not adopt American values represent an "invasion".
Berlin, Aug 30 : A nuclear strike against Afghanistan was on the table in Washington in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, Michael Steiner, a senior German diplomat has revealed, media reported on Sunday.
Karachi, Aug 30 : United States National Security Adviser (NSA) Susan Rice has reached Islamabad to finalise the agenda of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to Washington in October.
Washington. D.C Aug. 30 : Pippa Middleton recently flaunted her toned and trim bikini body while paddle-boarding during a vacation in the Caribbean.
Washington, Aug 30 : A US hiker missing for nine days in California has been found alive, a media report said on Sunday.
New York, Aug. 30 : The protest in Malaysia over a demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak for his alleged role in a financial scandal; entered its second day on Sunday.
Washington, Aug 29 : As tensions between India and Pakistan continue to escalate, US National Security Advisor Susan Rice is expected to arrive in Pakistan on Sunday, media reported on Saturday.
Washington, Aug 29 : Calling for restraint in developing nuclear weapons, the US warned that speculation about the potential use of such weapons will not help reduce tensions between India and Pakistan, media reported.
New York, Aug 29 : Pakistan's ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi has invited the American business community to the country, which she said offers "the most investor-friendly policies in the (South Asia) region", media reported on Saturday.
Washington, Aug 29 : If only America had taken a leaf out of India's book and imposed stricter guns laws, a tragedy like the killings of two Virginia journalists on live TV by a former disgruntled employee may have been avoided.
Washington D.C., Aug. 29 : Janus Friis, co-founder of Skype, has recently filed a lawsuit against his former fiancee allegedly for cheating on him and has asked her to return his 471,000 dollars engagement ring.
Washington, Aug 29 : As an email controversy continued to dog Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump accused her top aide of spilling classified secrets to her notorious husband, Anthony Weiner, whom he called a "perv" and a "sleazebag".
Chicago, Aug 29 : Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose on Friday as a report showed steady US inflation.
New York, Aug 29 : Oil prices continued to rally on Friday for the second day amid upbeat economic data.
New York, Aug 29 : More extensive and severe wildfires and a myriad other threats, including diseases and longer, more severe and hotter droughts are threatening to transform some of the world's temperate forests, a study says.
New York, Aug 29 : The US dollar climbed against most major currencies on Friday as the country's overall strong economic data pointed to a possible interest-rate hike later this year.
New York, Aug 29 : US stocks ended mixed on Friday, after a two-day rally, as global financial volatility continued to weigh on investors' sentiment.
Washington, Aug 29 : US consumers' income and expenditures increased moderately in July, indicating the inflation run was consistently below the Federal Reserve's target.
New York, Aug 29 : Concerned over the situation at the border between Colombia and Venezuela, particularly reports of human rights violations occurring in the context of deportations of Colombians, the United Nations human rights office called on Friday on the authorities in both countries to ensure the situation is resolved through "calm discussion and dialogue, firmly grounded in their obligations under international human rights law and refugee law."
New York, Aug 29 : For the fifth International Day against Nuclear Tests, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed voluntary moratoria on testing imposed by nuclear-armed states but stressed that these cannot substitute for a legally-binding treaty.
New York, Aug 29 : The top United Nations disaster resilience official on Friday said on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina that the 'true legacy' of the costliest United States hurricane disaster, which devastated New Orleans and claimed more than 1,800 lives, was to raise the bar for disaster risk management worldwide.
New York, Aug 29 : Fifteen years after the signing of a landmark Burundi peace accord, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on all the country's political leaders, including those in exile, to find common cause and commit to build on the stability that was ushered in by the Arusha Agreement.
New York, Aug 29 : The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced on Friday that 163 children have been released by an armed group in the Central African Republic, where thousands of other boys and girls are still serving as combatants, cooks and messengers for the country's militant factions.