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US student freed from North Korea has ''severe'' neurological injury US student freed from North Korea has ''severe'' neurological injury

Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, was "brutalized and terrorized" by the North Korean regime, his father Fred Warmbier said at the news conference. 

Colombia`s FARC reassures on disarmament deadline

After first delivering 30 percent of their weapons on June 7, the guerrillas were expected to hand in another 30 percent by Wednesday, with the rest due by June 20.

Donald Trump being probed for possible obstruction of justice

Robert Mueller also has the authority to investigate whether Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice amid mounting evidence that he pressured the FBI to drop an investigation into his former national security advisor, Mike Flynn.

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull mocks Donald Trump over ''Russian guy'' at media party Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull mocks Donald Trump over ''Russian guy'' at media party

Turnbull was one of the first foreign leaders Trump spoke to after he took office on Jan. 20.
 

Sickened at shooting attack by possible supporter: Sanders

The man who shot a congressman and four other people had apparently volunteered for Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign, the Vermont senator said before assailing violence as "unacceptable in our society."

Print media will no longer be king: US media educator

Print will no longer be the dominant media as it is being replaced by the digital medium that is rapidly becoming the arbiter of public discourse, says a well known US media educator who has taken up a teaching assignment in India.

US port evacuated over potential bomb threat US port evacuated over potential bomb threat

One of the terminals at the port of Charleston in South Carolina was evacuated over a potential bomb threat from a container on a ship, the US Coast Guard said on Thursday.

US and Mexico host talks to reboot drugs war

Senior officials from the United States and Mexico are hosting their Central American neighbors on Thursday to plan ways to build a legal and economic wall against the drug trade.

Indian diner goes on 'naked rampage' after restaurant serves onions in meal; arrested Indian diner goes on 'naked rampage' after restaurant serves onions in meal; arrested

An Indian-origin man has been arrested in the US after he went on a violent, naked rampage, threatening to shoot staffers at an Indian eatery -- all because the restaurant put onions in his food.

Donald Trump being probed for possible obstruction of justice: Report

The special counsel appointed to probe alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential polls is now also investigating President Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice, according to a media report.

One in five children in developed world in relative poverty: UN

The US had relatively low scores in terms of poverty, hunger, health, education and inequality.

Four killed, including gunman, in San Francisco UPS facility shooting Four killed, including gunman, in San Francisco UPS facility shooting

San Francisco police on Twitter confirmed a shooting had taken place and advised people to avoid the area.
 

AIADMK MLAs 'pay-off' issue rocks Tamil Nadu assembly; DMK members evicted en masse

In the Assembly, Speaker P Dhanapal disallowed a discussion as sought by Stalin, saying the matter, based on a private TV channel's 'sting' operation, was sub-judice.

 

Virginia attack: Gunman who opposed Donald Trump goes on shooting spree against US lawmakers, dies in shootout; Congressman Steve Scalise injured Virginia attack: Gunman who opposed Donald Trump goes on shooting spree against US lawmakers, dies in shootout; Congressman Steve Scalise injured

Congressman Steve Scalise, the number three Republican in the House of Representatives, was expected to recover after being shot in the hip.

SCO should help cut Indian military ties with US: CPI-M

Membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) gives a good opportunity to India to reduce its military and security ties with the US and also review its confrontationist stance towards China and Pakistan, the CPI-M has said.

Nearly 200 Democrats sue Donald Trump for accepting funds from foreign leaders Nearly 200 Democrats sue Donald Trump for accepting funds from foreign leaders

Nearly 200 Democrats on Wednesday filed a law suit against U.S. President Donald Trump alleging that he has violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution by accepting gifts and benefits from foreign leaders through Trump business entities without Congressional approval.

Strong 6.9 magnitude quake hits Guatemala, no reports of deaths, injuries

An earthquake measuring 6.9 magnitude struck early on Wednesday in southwestern Guatemala, near the border with Mexico.

American student released from North Korea prison arrives in US American student released from North Korea prison arrives in US

The release of Warmbier, 18 months into a 15-year sentence, came as US President Donald Trump invited South Korea`s new leader Moon Jae-In to Washington for talks.

US to engage other countries in multilateral efforts: Rex Tillerson

The Trump Administration will target areas where it sees the greatest risk and engage other countries in multilateral approaches, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said as he assured that the State Department would continue to remain effective despite a massive proposed budgetary cut.

Affirming goal of child labour-free society, India ratifies global conventions

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi, the indefatigable activist for children`s rights, said India`s ratification of the two ILO conventions was a "very happy moment for me."

Donald Trump to resume precision munitions deliveries to Saudi Arabia

Donald Trump has said he wants to encourage weapons sales as a way to create jobs in the United States. 

James Comey's friend says he's turning over Comey's Donald Trump memos to FBI

James Comey, who was fired by Donald Trump last month, said in congressional testimony last week that he gave a memo describing his conversations with Trump to a close friend.

Mexico offers reward for leads in journalist killings

Mexican journalists often pay a heavy price for covering the bloody wars between the country`s rival drug cartels and the army.

South Korea President to meet with Donald Trump at White House: Statement

US President Donald Trump will meet South Korea`s newly-installed President Moon Jae-In for talks from June 29 to 30, a White House statement said Tuesday.

Donald Trump blasts court for ruling against travel ban at "dangerous time" Donald Trump blasts court for ruling against travel ban at "dangerous time"

"Well, as predicted, the 9th Circuit did it again- Ruled against the TRAVEL BAN at such a dangerous time in the history of our country. S.C." Donald Trump wrote on Twitter.