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Russia`s Putin says emerging powers must play bigger role in world affairs

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 02:45

Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking on the eve of a trip to Latin America, said Brazil and other emerging powers must play a greater role in world affairs, suggesting they could do more to counter US influence.

Brazil`s Rousseff lets Obama off the hook for NSA spying

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 02:42

President Dilma Rousseff said the Obama administration was not directly responsible for US spying on Brazil and has taken steps toward smoothing over the diplomatic tensions set off by espionage disclosures last year.

Kerry arrives in Afghanistan for talks on resolving disputed election

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 02:17

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Afghanistan on Friday for talks with the country`s two presidential candidates on resolving a disputed election.

US sues Amazon for kids' charges without parental consent

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 01:12

Amazon.com was sued on Thursday by the US government for allowing children to use mobile apps to rack up millions of dollars in charges without getting permission from parents, who were stuck with the bills.

Kerry, ministers to join Iran nuclear talks in Vienna: Official

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 00:47

US Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers from the six powers negotiating with Iran on its nuclear programme will travel to Vienna this weekend to help break the logjam in the talks, a senior Western official said on Thursday.

South America records Mars-like levels of UV radiation

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 17:18

Scientists have recorded the highest level of ultraviolet radiation on earth in South America -- at levels akin to what may be expected on Mars.

Germany have World Cup final edge, says Sabella

Germany have World Cup final edge, says Sabella

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:31

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella believes a well-rested Germany will have the advantage against the weary South Americans in Sunday`s World Cup final.

Don`t send kids over border: Obama to Central American parents

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 09:24

President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned parents in Central America not to send their children alone on a perilous journey through Mexico to illegally cross the US border.

Several people killed in Houston-area shooting

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 07:25

Several people were shot to death on Wednesday in the Houston suburb of Spring, Texas, the Harris County Sheriff`s Office said, with local media reporting five people killed.

$10 mn for information on leader of Islamic State: US

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 07:09

The US has offered a bounty of 10 million dollars since 2011 for the information on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the top leader of the self-proclaimed "Islamic State" spanning parts of Iraq and Syria, the State Department said on Wednesday.

South-Asian organisations want US to end spying on Muslim-Americans

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 06:55

Expressing concern over reports that NSA and FBI monitored emails of prominent Muslim- Americans under procedures intended to target terrorists and spies, a coalition of South Asian organisations has appealed to the US to end surveillance on "innocent" community members.

Asia stocks rise on Fed relief, dollar dips

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 06:12

Asian equities rose and the dollar dipped on Thursday, after the Federal Reserve indicated that it was not in a rush to end quantitative easing and begin hiking rates.