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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.

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.

Anger mounts as Germany unearths second US spy suspect

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 05:45

German politicians reacted angrily on Wednesday to news of a suspected US spy in the defence ministry, which came days after the arrest of a German foreign intelligence agency worker as a suspected CIA informant.

Syria`s Western-backed opposition elects new president

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 01:28

Syria`s Western-backed opposition, the National Coalition, elected Hadi al-Bahra, chief negotiator at the Geneva peace talks, as its new president on Wednesday after a three-day meeting in Istanbul.

Bahrain questions opposition leader after expelling US diplomat

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 01:18

Bahrain interrogated its top opposition leader on Wednesday after expelling a senior US diplomat for meeting him, a remarkable slap at Washington from an ally that hosts the US Navy`s Middle East fleet.

Joe Biden calls Iraqi Kurdish leader

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 00:48

US Vice President Joe Biden called Kurdish leader Massud Barzani on Wednesday, on a day when the autonomous region was accused by Iraq`s leader of harbouring jihadists.

Obama, NATO chief discuss Ukraine, Afghanistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 05:44

US President Barack Obama and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen discussed situation in Ukraine and Afghanistan Tuesday at the White House.

US Senate Intelligence Committee approves cybersecurity bill

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 04:05

The US Senate Intelligence Committee approved a bill on Tuesday to encourage companies to exchange information with the government on hacking attempts and cybersecurity threats, officials said.