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Over 100 killed in passenger plane crash in Cuba, 3 survivors pulled out

Over 100 killed in passenger plane crash in Cuba, 3 survivors pulled out

The Boeing 737 aircraft, on a domestic flight to Holguin in eastern Cuba, crashed shortly after taking off from Havana at 11 am on Friday.

May 19, 2018, 06:25 AM IST
130 powerful US lawmakers want Trump to continue granting work permit to spouses of H-1B visa holders

130 powerful US lawmakers want Trump to continue granting work permit to spouses of H-1B visa holders

A bipartisan group of 130 US lawmakers led by influential Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has urged the Trump administration to continue granting work authorisation to certain dependent

May 18, 2018, 08:12 AM IST
US, Gulf Arab states place sanctions on Hezbollah leadership

US, Gulf Arab states place sanctions on Hezbollah leadership

Last October, the group had announced joint sanctions on top Islamic State and Al-Qaeda figures in Yemen.

May 17, 2018, 08:27 AM IST
In concession, Trump will help China's ZTE 'get back into business'

In concession, Trump will help China's ZTE 'get back into business'

US President Donald Trump pledged on Sunday to help ZTE Corp "get back into business, fast" after a U.S. ban crippled the Chinese technology company, offering a job-saving concession to Beijing

May 14, 2018, 08:53 AM IST
Paris attack: Trump seeks changes to the thought process on terror

Paris attack: Trump seeks changes to the thought process on terror

Expressing sadness over the latest terrorist attack in Paris, US President Donald Trump today called for a change in mindset for how countries deal with terrorism.

May 14, 2018, 07:35 AM IST
Donald Trump-led White House 'quietly' kills NASA program on greenhouse gas: Report

Donald Trump-led White House 'quietly' kills NASA program on greenhouse gas: Report

The White House has "quietly killed" a USD 10-million per year NASA program that tracks carbon and methane, key greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, the journal Science said.

May 11, 2018, 11:38 AM IST
Donald Trump warns Iran of 'severe consequences' if it resumes nuclear programme

Donald Trump warns Iran of 'severe consequences' if it resumes nuclear programme

I would advise Iran not to start their nuclear program, Trump said in his warning to Tehran.

May 10, 2018, 09:58 AM IST
US brands arch-rivals China and Russia 'forces of instability', tags them with Iran, North Korea for human rights abuses

US brands arch-rivals China and Russia 'forces of instability', tags them with Iran, North Korea for human rights abuses

The charge was made by Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan as he launched Washington's annual global human rights report

Apr 20, 2018, 22:48 PM IST
Former US first lady Barbara Bush dies at 92 lady Barbara Bush dead at 92

Former US first lady Barbara Bush dies at 92 lady Barbara Bush dead at 92

Bush was the wife of the 41st president, George H.W. Bush, and mother of the 43rd, George W. Bush.

Apr 18, 2018, 06:10 AM IST
The Dating Project: Boston College professor offers extra credit for students to go on dates

The Dating Project: Boston College professor offers extra credit for students to go on dates

A college professor in Boston offers extra credit to her students who go on dates with others and avoid alcohol and physical contact.

Apr 17, 2018, 16:54 PM IST
Former US First Lady Barbara Bush ailing; refuses further treatment

Former US First Lady Barbara Bush ailing; refuses further treatment

Bush is being cared for at her home in Houston and has decided she does not want to go back into the hospital. She has been on oxygen for some time, spokesman Jim McGrath said.

Apr 16, 2018, 20:50 PM IST
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologises before US Congress for data leak, says 'take full responsibility'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologises before US Congress for data leak, says 'take full responsibility'

Facebook has come under fire in recent weeks after it was revealed that the personal data of millions of users of the website fell into the hands of a political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica

Apr 11, 2018, 00:46 AM IST
Shooting in charter bus leaves 3 dead in Rockford, Illinois; suspect at large

Shooting in charter bus leaves 3 dead in Rockford, Illinois; suspect at large

At least three people were dead following an incident of shooting on a private charter bus in Rockford, Illinois on Saturday morning. The suspect has reportedly escaped.

Apr 07, 2018, 23:43 PM IST
Dutch lawyer linked to Trump sentenced in Russia probe

Dutch lawyer linked to Trump sentenced in Russia probe

Van der Zwaan is the first person to be sentenced in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Apr 04, 2018, 09:04 AM IST
'US will not stop until ISIS is gone', says President Donald Trump at Baltic summit

'US will not stop until ISIS is gone', says President Donald Trump at Baltic summit

Presidents of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia visited the White House on Tuesday to attend the Baltic Summit in the United States.

Apr 04, 2018, 06:00 AM IST
Four injured in shooting at YouTube headquarters in California, female attacker kills self

Four injured in shooting at YouTube headquarters in California, female attacker kills self

A woman in her 30s approached an outdoor patio and dining area on the campus around lunchtime and began to fire at the YouTube HQ in California.

Apr 04, 2018, 05:45 AM IST
Change ridiculous immigration laws: Trump to Congress

Change ridiculous immigration laws: Trump to Congress

Earlier, Trump had also threatened to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico unless it does more to stop people from crossing into the US.

Apr 04, 2018, 00:05 AM IST
Trump vows to deploy military to Mexican border

Trump vows to deploy military to Mexican border

Trump has stepped up his immigration rhetoric in recent days and his administration has moved to further crack down on people who are in the United States illegally.

Apr 04, 2018, 00:01 AM IST
'Was in love' with Donald Trump, he tried to pay me for sex: Ex-Playboy model

'Was in love' with Donald Trump, he tried to pay me for sex: Ex-Playboy model

McDougal said she and Trump had sex dozens of times without using protection after the relationship began in Los Angeles in June 2006, not long after his wife Melania gave birth to their son Barron.

Mar 23, 2018, 11:07 AM IST
Trade war begins: US, China impose tariffs on each other

Trade war begins: US, China impose tariffs on each other

The US currently has nearly $500 billion of trade deficit with China

Mar 23, 2018, 06:52 AM IST

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