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Man gets USD 10 mn for wrongful conviction in rabbi killing

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 08:24

A New York man was awarded USD 10 million after spending 16 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, his lawyer has said.

Afghan government bans NYT reporter from leaving country

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 14:38

Afghanistan is in the midst of a ballot that has dragged on for months, with both candidates claiming victory after the June 14 run off, and allegations of mass fraud threatening to derail the process. 

New Yorker arrested for mowing down Sikh man

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 21:20

A 55-year-old man has been arrested here on charges that he called a Sikh man a "terrorist" and mowing him down with his pick-up truck, in an apparent hate crime.

Indian colours, floats celebrate I-Day in New York

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 09:46

The Indian-American community, wearing bright and colourful clothes, celebrated India`s 68th Independence Day with a parade dancing down Manhattan`s Madison Avenue.

US morgue worker admits to having sex with 100 corpses

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 22:09

An morgue attendant in the US state of Ohio has admitted to having sex with up to 100 corpses, media reported.

New Yorkers protest after black Missouri teen`s death

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 08:35

Several hundred people protested in New York against police brutality after the shooting death of a black teenager in Missouri that triggered four nights of angry protests.

Magnitude 5.8 quake strikes Mexico`s Oaxaca state

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 21:43

The US Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.8 earthquake has struck the southwestern Mexican state of Oaxaca.

Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall dead at 89: Family

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 06:41

Legendary actress Lauren Bacall, an icon of Hollywood`s golden age who lit up the silver screen in a series of classic movies opposite her husband Humphrey Bogart, has died at the age of 89, her family said.

American with suspected jihadist allegiance arrested in NY

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 04:45

An American who tweeted his allegiance to the leader of Islamic State jihadists was arrested at New York`s JFK airport last week, officials said on Monday.

New York governor, other officials head to Israel

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 07:39

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and top state legislators are heading to Israel this week for a two-day visit to show "solidarity" during that country`s conflict in Gaza.

`Welcome to New York` will surprise fans: Abel Ferrara

Last Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014, 11:25

Director Abel Ferrara thinks movie fans will be surprised by new film “Welcome to New York”, because it is not a documentary-style piece.

Congress opposes appeal by rights group in 1984 riots case

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 14:21

The Congress party has opposed an appeal filed by a Sikh group that challenged dismissal of the 1984 rights violation case against it, saying the group does not represent the victims and US courts cannot rule on cases involving an incident that took place in India 30 years ago.