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Eaton, Dibaba named 2015’s World Athletes of Year

Decathlete Ashton Eaton of the US and Ethiopia's 1,500 metres world champion Genzebe Dibaba have been named the men's and women's World Athletes of...

Obama signs defence bill despite Guantanamo restrictions

US President Barack Obama has signed a $607-billion annual defence policy bill despite its continued ban on transferring detainees from the Guantanamo Bay military prison...

It is for India, Pakistan to talk Kashmir: US

Amid reports that Pakistani Army chief Raheel Sharif had raised the Kashmir issue with Secretary of State John Kerry, the US said it was...

Two Paris-bound flights diverted due to bomb scare

Two Air France flights headed from the US to France were diverted due to bomb scare, the media reported on Wednesday. Both flights landed safely...

Indian-American diaspora giving could dwarf US aid to India: Report

The Indian-American diaspora among the top 10 percent earners in the US has the capacity to give to India at levels that could dwarf official...

US boosts airport security after Russian airliner tragedy

The US introduced new airport security measures as a result of the ongoing investigation into the last week's Russian airliner tragedy on Egypt's Sinai...

Having studied free, alumnus donates $200,000 to Panjab University

Having completed his studies in pharmaceutical sciences with funding from Panjab University way back in 1969, an alumnus of the university has announced a donation...

Priyanka Chopra gives voice to robotic elephant

Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra, the star of ABC TV's new show Quantico, has given voice to PETA's walking talking robotic elephant named Ellie, which...

4 held for robberies in Indian residents’ homes in US

Four men were arrested in the US for committing burglaries in the houses of people of Indian and Asian origin, a media report said. The...

29 arrested in US for sex-trafficking

The authorities in the US have arrested 29 individuals accused of forcing Mexican and Central American women into prostitution after helping them cross the...

Obama told Sharif not to discriminate among terror groups

Even as visiting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif kept up his tirade against India, the US said President Barack Obama made it clear to...

Michelle Obama announces $70mn for Pakistani girls education

US First Lady Michelle Obama has announced $70 million aid to educate girls in Pakistan, a USAID statement said. “Building on Pakistan’s commitment to double...

Pakistan seeks to shift Obama-Sharif talks focus to India

Ahead of his Thursday's meeting with President Barack Obama in the US, visiting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has sought to shift the focus...

US to sell F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan: NYT

The US is set to sell eight new F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan despite Washington's growing reservations over Islamabad's fast-expanding nuclear arsenal, a media...

US, Russia sign memo on safe flights over Syria

The Pentagon says the US and Russia have signed a memorandum of understanding on safe flight operations over Syria as they carry out separate airstrikes...

India fourth fastest growing FDI source for US

Foreign direct investment (FDI) by Indian firms into the US has touched $11 billion making the Asian country the fourth fastest growing source of...

Sharif to raise Indian ‘ceasefire violations’ issue with US

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will take up the matter of India's alleged ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) and working boundary...

US ignores calls on independent probe into Afghan hospital attack

The US State Department on Wednesday said the country was capable of investigating its bombing of a hospital in Afghanistan. State Department spokesman John Kirby...

British spies frequently hacked into routers to monitor Pakistan’s communication data:...

Britain acquired Pakistan's communications data by secretly hacking into routers manufactured by US company Cisco, former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has said. In an...

11-yr-old boy shoots 8-yr-old girl over puppy

A simple, childish spat over a puppy led an 11-year-old boy to shoot and kill his eight-year-old neighbor in the US state of Tennessee,...