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US wary of French push for UN to back Sahel force: Diplomats

The United States is wary of a French push for the UN Security Council to authorize a West African force to combat terrorism and trafficking in the Sahel region because it does not believe it is warranted and does not want the world body to help fund it.

US 'looking forward to welcome PM Modi at White House' later this month: State Department US 'looking forward to welcome PM Modi at White House' later this month: State Department

The US is looking forward to host Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington later this month, the State Department has said.

Venezuela prosecutor challenges crisis reform plan

Venezuela`s attorney general on Thursday mounted a fresh legal challenge against President Nicolas Maduro`s efforts to rewrite the constitution in a deadly political crisis.

Donald Trump still standing, but damaged by James Comey's  testimony Donald Trump still standing, but damaged by James Comey's testimony

President Donald Trump survived one of the biggest threats to his presidency when Thursday`s hugely awaited congressional testimony by the FBI chief he fired did not yield any explosive new disclosures about his campaign`s alleged ties with Russia.

 

Chimps are not people, cannot be freed from custody: New York court

Chimpanzees do not deserve the same rights as people, a New York state appeals court unanimously concluded on Thursday, as it refused to order the release of two of the animals to a primate sanctuary.

 

Two Indian-origin men arrested for posing as federal agents in US

According to a federal grand jury indictment, although Panesar and Hastie have never worked at DHS.

Pakistan diplomat in United States laughed at for saying Islamabad has no safe sanctuaries for terrorits

Pakistan's top diplomat in the US was laughed at by a Washington audience when he repeatedly insisted that there are no safe sanctuaries for terrorists in Pakistan and that the Taliban leader, who reportedly died in a hospital in Karachi, never left Afghanistan.

Maryland court to hear bid for new trial in ''Serial'' murder case

Defense lawyers for Adnan Syed, whose murder conviction was called into question by the 2014 podcast "Serial," will face off with Maryland prosecutors on Thursday to argue over whether he should get a new trial.

Indian-origin lawyer dies after being hit by train in US

An Indian-origin lawyer died after he was hit by a train at a crossing in a northern California town.

Man attacked by 8-foot-long reef shark while fishing in Florida Man attacked by 8-foot-long reef shark while fishing in Florida

A harrowing video of a man, who was fishing off the Florida Keys, being attacked by an 8-foot long reef shark has now come to fore.

Donald Trump offers to help resolve Gulf crisis, UAE tightens squeeze on Qatar

US President Donald Trump offered on Wednesday to help resolve a worsening diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other Arab powers as the United Arab Emirates invoked the possibility of an economic embargo on Doha over its alleged support of terrorism.

 

Violence engulfs Venezuelan capital, teenage protester dies

A 17-year-old Venezuelan protester died in ferocious clashes between security forces and protesters in Caracas on Wednesday.

Ex-FBI chief James Comey says Donald Trump pressured him on Russia probe Ex-FBI chief James Comey says Donald Trump pressured him on Russia probe

Donald Trump had raised the sensitive FBI probe into Russia`s alleged meddling in the US election in multiple discussions.

Watergate pales in comparison to Donald Trump scandals: James Clapper

Watergate pales in comparison to the scandals engulfing Donald Trump and the Russia connection, former top US intelligence official James Clapper said on Wednesday ahead of a key Senate hearing in Washington.

US lawmakers flay CNN anchor over remarks on Indian-American spelling bee champion

Two US lawmakers have criticised a CNN anchor for allegedly "otherising" Indian-American national spelling champion Ananya Vinay by assuming that the 12-year-old is "used to using" Sanskrit due to her heritage, saying the US needs to get educated about Hinduism and India.

Donald Trump, Saudi King discuss terror, regional unity

Donald Trump spoke to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud over the phone.

Mexico: four killed in prison uprising in northern border state

At least four people including three police officers were killed in an hours-long prison shootout involving inmates and security forces in a northern Mexican border state.

Fear a tornado? This Canadian man's coolness takes Internet by storm Fear a tornado? This Canadian man's coolness takes Internet by storm

Theunis Wessels' picture showing him mowing the lawn as a large tornado loomed on the horizon has taken the social media by storm.

California Governor Jerry Brown says US will stay in climate fight

Trump's decision to leave the Paris accord has drawn heavy criticism within the US and internationally, including in China. 

Manhattan shocker: 90-year-old man hit on head with cane in unprovoked attack Manhattan shocker: 90-year-old man hit on head with cane in unprovoked attack

The CCTV footage, which is being examined by the NYPD officials, shows a young man aged between 20-30 walking down the street when he notices the elderly gentleman and hits him with a cane.

Top-ranking US diplomat in China resigns

The top-ranking diplomat at the US Embassy in Beijing has abruptly resigned, telling colleagues he is leaving the foreign service over disagreements with Trump administration policy, US officials has said.

Donald Trump favours re-engaging with Russia: Rex Tillerson Donald Trump favours re-engaging with Russia: Rex Tillerson

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says President Donald Trump has asked him to rebuild the US's relationship with Russia and not allow political turmoil over possible ties to his campaign to get in the way.

Imposing new sanctions on Iran could be dangerous John Kerry Imposing new sanctions on Iran could be dangerous John Kerry

Former Secretary of State John Kerry says imposing new economic sanctions against Iran could back the country into a corner and that would be dangerous.

Donald Trump calls for travel ban from 'certain dangerous countries' Donald Trump calls for travel ban from 'certain dangerous countries'

Trump's executive order with regard to travel ban for people coming from six Muslim majority countries has been shot down by the US judiciary.

US call centre scam: 4 Indians, 1 Pakistani plead guilty US call centre scam: 4 Indians, 1 Pakistani plead guilty

Four Indians and one Pakistani have pleaded guilty to the charges for their role in a massive telephone impersonation fraud and money laundering scheme in the US perpetrated by India-based call centres, the US Department of Justice has said.