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US praises Cuba's contribution in fight against Ebola

New York, Nov 1 : US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, praised Cuba's contribution to the fight against Ebola in West Africa, and said that her country is very grateful.

US urges peaceful transition of power in Burkina Faso

Washington, Nov 1 : The US Friday called for a "peaceful" transition of power in Burkina Faso, but refused to label the military's take-over as a coup.

Ponzi schemer in US cheats residents of $22 mn, jailed

Washington, Oct 31 : If you have been one of those approached by some 'known' person for investing in something with an assurance of 'easy money', you may benefit reading about this Ponzi schemer, jailed in the US for robbing his own people.

Less than half of Americans support stricter gun laws: Poll

Washington, Oct 31 : Less than half of Americans said they back tougher gun laws, which is significantly lower than the 58 percent recorded just after the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 20 children dead, a Gallup poll said Friday.

Bear killed Indian-origin hiker in US: Report

Washington, Oct 31 : An Indian-origin hiker found dead in September near a circling bear in a wildlife preserve in West Milford, a township in New Jersey state of the US, was actually mauled to death by the bear, an autopsy report has revealed.

U.S court asks Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams to face trial in 'Blurred Lines' case

New York, Oct. 31 : A U.S court ruling against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams on Thursday has come as a setback, with the duo facing a trial in the 'Blurred Lines' case.

United States to assist Sri Lanka in landslide rescue and relief efforts

Washington, Oct. 31 : The U.S. State Department has confirmed that it has received an official request from the Government of Sri Lanka for assistance in rescue and relief efforts at the site of a major landslide that has devastated the village of Koslanda- Meeriya Bedda in northern Badulla District.

Four die as plane crashes into building in US

Washington, Oct 31 : At least four people died when a small plane crashed into a building near the Wichita, Kansas, airport in the US, media reported.

US body probes India's trade policies under Modi

Washington, Oct 31 : The US International Trade Commission (USITC) has launched an investigation to examine "significant changes" to India's trade and investment policies since the new Modi government came to power.

Kerry cites Modi visit to show new diplomatic challenges

By Arun Kumar, Washington, Oct 31 : Citing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit, Secretary of State John Kerry says US diplomacy faces new challenges in a globalised world with countries "flexing their muscles and standing up for their own interests."

US urges restraint from more provocations in Jerusalem

Washington, Oct 31 : The US Thursday voiced concern about escalating tensions across Jerusalem, urging all sides to refrain from "provocative actions".

US 'deeply concerned' about Burkina Faso situation

Washington, Oct 30 : The US is "deeply concerned" about the deteriorating situation in Burkina Faso resulting from efforts to amend the constitution, the White House said Thursday.

Indian American duo charged in $5.8 mn debit card scam

Newyork, Oct 30 : Two Indian Americans have been charged with conspiring to extort victims to load prepaid debit cards with funds that were stolen as part of a scam running into over $5.8 million.

Wozniacki 'nervous' to run NY City Marathon but excited as well

New York, Oct 30 : Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki, who had vowed to run Sunday's New York City Marathon, a few weeks after being dumped by fiance Rory McIlroy, has admitted that she is nervous, but is also excited for the long run.

US condemns attack on refugee camp by Syrian military

Washington, Oct 30 : The US has condemned an attack by Syrian armed forces on a camp for displaced people in the northeastern region of Idlib in which 10 people died and dozens were injured.

US approves first vaccine against dangerous meningitis strain

Washington, Oct 30 : The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first vaccine against meningitis B following outbreaks in several college campuses over the past year.

US nurse who tested negative for Ebola challenges quarantine

Washington, Oct 30 : US nurse Kaci Hickox, who was quarantined in a New Jersey hospital upon her return from West Africa despite the fact that she tested negative for Ebola, has said that she is challenging the obligatory quarantine imposed on her in the state of Maine.

Texas nurse returning from Ebola mission to be quarantined

Houston, Oct 30 : A female nurse who just returned to the US state of Texas after caring for Ebola patients in West Africa will voluntarily self-quarantine herself at home for the next three weeks, Governor Rick Perry has said.

NY street to be named after James Brown

New York, Oct 30 : A street is being renamed as James Brown Way as a tribute to the music legend.

Obama praises health workers fighting Ebola as 'heroes'

Washington, Oct 30 : US President Barack Obama Wednesday paid honour to healthcare workers who have treated Ebola patients in West Africa, calling them "heroes" deserving to be applauded rather than discouraged.

US troops returning from Ebola mission to be quarantined

Washington, Oct 29 : US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Wednesday approved a measure to place under a 21-day supervised isolation regimen all military service members returning from Ebola response efforts in West Africa.

Suspicious cyber activity detected on White House network

Washington, Oct 29 : The White House has detected suspicious cyber activity on one of its computer systems in the Executive Office of the President (EOP) where US President Barrack Obama's most important officials work.

Barack Obama defends new Ebola directives

Washington, Oct 29 : US President Barack Obama has defended the government's new directives regarding monitoring of people who have been exposed to the Ebola virus, asking the public not to let themselves be influenced by "fear", since progress is being made in halting the spread of the disease.

George Washington was a devout 'beer' lover

Washington, Oct 29 : President George Washington was a devout beer lover, it has been revealed.

US nurse beats Ebola, released from hospital

Washington, Oct 29 : Amber Vinson, one of the two Dallas nurses who cared for an Ebola-infected Liberian man and were then infected with the virus themselves, was released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta Tuesday after a 10-day stay.

US unmanned spacecraft explodes shortly after launch

Washington, Oct 29 : An unmanned spaceship operated by a private US firm exploded just minutes after its launch Tuesday, media reported.

Obama urges not to discourage health workers going to West Africa

Washington, Oct 29 : US President Barack Obama warned Tuesday that returning healthcare workers should only be monitored "in a prudent fashion" and not be discouraged from going to West Africa to help curb Ebola outbreaks.

US nurse with Ebola to be released from hospital

Washington, Oct 28 : A second US nurse diagnosed with Ebola while caring for a patient from Liberia is now free of the disease and will leave Emory University Hospital in Atlanta soon, hospital authorities said Tuesday.

Retired U.S. general urges countries to fight IS militants' 'horrendous online propaganda'

New York, Oct 28 : The retired United States general in charge of coordinating the American-led coalition's battle against Islamic State (IS) is urging allies to also fight the militants on the internet by targeting their extremist online propaganda.

President Obama is not a cable news viewer!

Washington, Oct 28 : The former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has revealed that the US President Barack Obama does not watch cable news.

Indian in US gets 15 years in jail for backing Hezbollah

New York, Oct 28 : An Indian citizen residing illegally in the US has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for allegedly trying to provide material support to Hezbollah, a designated foreign terrorist organisation.

US job market will improve, says Study

Washington, Oct 28 : Hiring of college graduates is expected to jump 16 percent in the US, though the starting salaries will see only a modest growth, says a study.

US announces new guidelines for returning Ebola workers

Washington, Oct 28 : The US government has announced new monitoring guidelines for people who have been exposed to the Ebola virus disease in an attempt to create a single national response measure against the more restrictive ones adopted by several states.

Documentary on Snowden debuts in US theatres

By Teresa Bouza, San Francisco, Oct 28 : "Citizenfour," a documentary about former US intelligence operative Edward Snowden, garnered praise and criticism over the weekend in its debut at US theatres, while the US remains divided between those who consider him a hero and others who call him a traitor.

US concerned over Israeli decision on new homes

Washington, Oct 28 : The US is "deeply concerned" by reports that Israel would build more settler homes in east Jerusalem, the state department has said.

US recommends voluntary isolation for health workers

Washington, Oct 28 : The US government Monday urged people considered "high-risk" for Ebola to voluntarily stay at home for 21 days after returning from Ebola-stricken West African countries.

Obama congratulates Ukrainians for 'successful' elections

Washington, Oct 27 : US President Barack Obama congratulated the people of Ukraine on holding "successful" parliamentary elections, the White House said Monday.

White House lauds Rousseff's reelection as Brazil's president

Washington, Oct 27 : The White House Monday congratulated Dilma Rousseff on her re-election as Brazil's president, pledging to continue efforts to boost bilateral relationship.

Obama criticises new anti-Ebola measures in three US states

By Mario Villar, New York, Oct 27 : New anti-Ebola measures adopted in three US states have been criticised by President Barack Obama following condemnation for their lack of clarity and the negative consequences they may have on the outbreak in Africa.

Third student dies after shooting incident in US school

Washington, Oct 27 : One of four students wounded during last week's shooting at a US high school has died in hospital, the NBC television network reported, quoting medical sources.

Indians in Washington celebrate Diwali

Washington, Oct 27 : The Indian community in Washington celebrated Diwali with the Indian ambassador S. Jaishankar noting how the festival has become part of Indian American community's presence and profile in the US.

President Obama hugs the Ebola-free nurse on her release

Washington, Oct 25 : President Obama recently congratulated a Dallas nurse, who has been rid of Ebola, when she visited the White house, by hugging her.

IS-inspired NYPD axe attacker wanted to wage jihad in US

New York, Oct 25 : The Muslim convert who was shot dead after he attacked four NYPD officers with an axe on Thursday in Queens was reportedly an IS supporter who wanted to wage jihad in the US.

Obama hugs nurse who survived Ebola

Washington, Oct 25 : US President Barack Obama greeted nurse Nina Pham in the Oval Office with a big hug to celebrate her recovery from the Ebola virus, which she was the first person in the country to contract.

Two dead, including gunman, at US high school: Police

Washington, Oct 25 : Two students were dead and four injured, three of them critically, in a shooting incident Friday morning at a high school in the US state of Washington, police said.

One killed, four injured in Washington school shooting

Washington, Oct 25 : One student was killed and four others wounded, three of them critically, Friday morning in a high school shooting in the US state of Washington, police said.

Both US nurses recover from Ebola: hospitals

Washington, Oct 25 : Both US nurses who contracted Ebola while caring for a patient from Liberia have recovered from the potentially deadly disease, the hospitals that treated them said Friday.

US envoy for six-party talks to visit Asia

Washington, Oct 25 : The US special envoy for six- party talks will travel to South Korea, China and Japan next week to discuss policy toward Pyongyang, the State Department announced Friday.

Two dead in Washington school shooting

Washington, Oct 25 : Two students were dead and four injured in a shooting incident Friday morning at Marysville Pilchuck High School north of Seattle, a coastal seaport city, in Washington state, police said.

US nurse with Ebola to be discharged from hospital

Washington, Oct 24 : A US nurse infected with the Ebola virus disease while caring for a patient from Liberia in Texas will be discharged from hospital soon, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) said Friday.

Indian-American Azita Raji named US envoy to Sweden

Washington, Oct 24 : President Barack Obama has nominated Indian-American investment banker and philanthropist Azita Raji to the coveted diplomatic post of US ambassador to Sweden.

Obama names Indian-American as ambassador to Sweden

Washington, Oct 24 : President Barack Obama has nominated Indian-American investment banker and philanthropist Azita Raji to the coveted diplomatic post of US ambassador to Sweden.

US Healthcare worker tests positive for Ebola

New York, Oct 24 : A healthcare worker in New York, who had returned form Guinea last week, has tested positive for Ebola, media reports said.

John Kerry hosts first Diwali celebrations, hails diaspora

Washington, Oct 24 : As Diwali becomes an important marker in the American festival calendar, Secretary of State John Kerry hosted Diwali celebrations at the State Department for the first time, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to the US provided an "unforgettable chance to build on the already deep ties between America and India."

Strategy against IS working: US defense secretary

Washington, Oct 24 : The US-led strategy to defeat the Islamic State (IS) is working, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday, but emphasised that the fight against the terrorist group will be a "complicated, difficult contest".

Man arrested after jumping White House fence

Washington, Oct 23 : A man was apprehended on Wednesday night after he jumped the White House fence.

Two killed in US hospital shooting

Houston, Oct 23 : Two hospital workers were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at a hospital in the American city Houston.

US air defence forces on alert after attack on Canadian parliament

By Arun Kumar, Washington, Oct 23 : Air defence forces were put on high alert and cities across the US increased security after Wednesday's deadly shooting attacks on the Canadian parliament in the capital city of Ottawa.

Obama 'cautiously optimistic' about Ebola

Washington, Oct 23 : President Barack Obama Wednesday said he is "cautiously optimistic" about the Ebola situation in the US, as his government announced a new programme that will actively monitor for 21 days every person coming from West African nations hit by the deadly virus.

Indian-American appointed to key counter spying job

Washington, Oct 23 : Indian-American Anita M. Singh has been appointed to a key post in the Justice Department's National Security Division (NSD) as part of a restructuring to counter state-sponsored economic espionage and proliferation, including through cyberspace.

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