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Didn't Canada burn down White House? Donald Trump asks Justin Trudeau

Didn't Canada burn down White House? Donald Trump asks Justin Trudeau

The British troops had burnt down the White House during the War of 1812.

Jun 07, 2018, 07:40 AM IST
Death toll due to volcanic eruption in Guatemala rises to 99

Death toll due to volcanic eruption in Guatemala rises to 99

The death toll from a highly active volcano that erupted near Guatemala's capital on Sunday rose to 99.

Jun 07, 2018, 06:58 AM IST
Ramzan: Donald Trump to host iftar dinner next week

Ramzan: Donald Trump to host iftar dinner next week

Muslims around the world fast from sunrise to sunset and break their fast with an evening meal known as iftar.

Jun 04, 2018, 06:45 AM IST
China remains 'very' troubling country on religious freedom: US

China remains 'very' troubling country on religious freedom: US

Observing that Tibetan Buddhists continue to be in a very difficult situation, a top American diplomat today said that China remains a "very troubling" country on religious freedom.

May 30, 2018, 07:57 AM IST
US receives over 5,000 complaints on H-1B visa fraud: Report

US receives over 5,000 complaints on H-1B visa fraud: Report

More than 5,000 complaints of H-1b visa fraud and abuse have been received by a federal agency on a dedicated email helpline that was launched by the Trump administration last year, an official said

May 30, 2018, 07:25 AM IST
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

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