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US military claims progress in sexual assault scourge

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 03:09

The Pentagon said today a concerted campaign in the US military to persuade more victims of sexual assault to come forward was beginning to show progress, as the number of reported cases jumped 50 per cent last year.

Earth Day 2014 with Green cities theme celebrated

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 22:04

More than a billion people around the world celebrated Earth Day Tuesday with the theme `Green Cities` calling for transformation in the public transportation systems to make them more accessible, convenient, and clean fuel-run.

US senator rejects `sucks` as online neighbourhood

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 03:36

A high-ranking US senator has urged Internet regulators to pull the plug on a proposed online neighbourhood for website addresses ending in ".Sucks."

CIA chief denies agency hacked US Senate staff computers

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 00:48

Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan on Tuesday denied allegations the CIA had illegally hacked computers used by US Senate staff members.

CIA improperly searched computer network: Senator

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 00:46

The head of the US Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday the CIA improperly searched a computer network established for lawmakers.

Reconsider Iraq Apache sale over reported Iran arms deal: US senator

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 23:28

US Senator John McCain said on Tuesday a proposed agreement to sell 24 Apache attack helicopters to Iraq should be reconsidered because of a report that Iran has signed a deal to sell Iraq arms and ammunition worth $195 million.

Senate plan to change U.S. military sex assault rules still short on votes

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 04:50

The senator leading a push to overhaul how the US military handles sexual assault complaints made an urgent appeal on Thursday for more support.

CIA misled Congress on missing American: Senator

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 01:48

A senior US senator suggested today that the CIA has not been forthcoming with Congress on details about an American who disappeared while on a secret intelligence mission to Iran.

US state senator stabbed, his son dies in home

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 08:50

Police say a Virginia state senator and former gubernatorial candidate was stabbed multiple times at his home and his son died there from a gunshot wound.

US senator concerned over situation in Tibet

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 16:11

Expressing concern over the situation in Tibet, US Senator Harry Reid has said "what is happening there is very sad", the Central Tibetan Administration, based here, said Friday.

US Senator asks India to "just quit" Iran oil imports

Last Updated: Friday, September 13, 2013, 18:39

Senator Jim Risch said he was deeply disappointed that the US has extended a sanctions waiver to India in June in recognition of its efforts in significantly reducing those oil imports from Iran.

US Senator asks India to stop oil imports from Iran

Last Updated: Friday, September 13, 2013, 17:01

An influential American Senator on Friday asked India to stop import of oil from Iran, as the Obama Administration defended its decision to grant a sanctions waiver to New Delhi.