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Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh call on US Prez Obama

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party leaders on Monday met US President Barack Obama here.

India is the only bridge between US and Russia: Kuldip Nayar

Veteran Indian journalist Kuldip Nayar has mingled and schmoozed with the notables in the political circuit. He has read the minds of strategists and penned down numerous covert incidents which would not have been revealed otherwise.

Solar, nuclear, climate progress possible during Obama's India visit

There could be progress on US-India civil nuclear cooperation, solar power and climate change when US President Barack Obama visits India in two weeks, US officials said on Sunday.

Obama turns focus to Internet security, privacy

President Barack Obama will highlight plans next week to protect American consumers and businesses from cyber threats, a month after the most high-profile hacking attack on a US company.

US youngsters aiming to impress Jurgen​ Klinsmann
US youngsters aiming to impress Jurgen​ Klinsmann

Jurgen Klinsmann is taking the long view in his first USA football training camp of 2015, with half of the 28 players called up seeking their first caps.

Cuban police detain protesters outside prison, dissidents say

Cuban police detained up to a dozen dissidents who had gone to a Havana prison to demand that fellow opponents of the government be released, dissidents said on Thursday.

Steven Gerrard to quit Liverpool at end of season, claim reports
Steven Gerrard to quit Liverpool at end of season, claim reports

Former England skipper Steven Gerrard is set to announce that he will leave Liverpool at the end of the season, according to media reports.

Ex-president Bush breathing normally, still in hospital

Former US president George H.W. Bush is now breathing normally, but he will stay at least one more night at a Texas hospital, his spokesman said Monday.

Shiv Sena dares Modi Govt to capture Dawood Ibrahim in Osama-like operation
Shiv Sena dares Modi Govt to capture Dawood Ibrahim in Osama-like operation

The opposition, as well as social media users, Monday criticised a senior RSS leader`s comment that his organisation was open to facilitate the "Ghar Wapsi" or conversion of willing Goan Catholics, whose ancestors were "forcibly converted" during the colonial Portuguese rule.

Coalition strike kills 3 armed Afghan villagers

An airstrike by US-led coalition forces on Friday killed three Afghan villagers who were "heavily armed" but not part of the Taliban insurgency, an Afghan official said.

US police struggle to uncover threats on social media

US law enforcement agencies are a long way from being able to effectively track threats of the kind a gunman posted on Instagram before his execution-style murder of two New York City policemen last weekend.

Five killed in Malaysia floods, Razak cuts short holiday in US

Five people, including a toddler, have been killed and over 100,000 people evacuated in Malaysia after one of the country's worst floods hit four states, forcing Prime Minister Najib Razak to cut short his holiday in the US.

French President Hollande gets labrador puppy for Christmas

French President Francois Hollande is the latest leader to discover there is nothing quite like a cute puppy to perk up the corridors of power.

Spy agencies failed to prevent 26/11 terror attack: Report

In a revelation that sends shivers down one's spine, an investigative report on Tuesday claimed that the attacks in Mumbai in 2008 could have been thwarted had the US, British and Indian spy agencies managed to pull together all the strands gathered by their high-tech surveillance.

China arrests US aid worker on North Korean border: Lawyer

China has arrested an American Christian aid worker based near its border with North Korea, his lawyer said on Saturday, as authorities deepen an apparent crackdown on religious groups in the region.

North Korea proposes joint probe with US into Sony cyber attack

North Korea called Saturday for a joint investigation with the US into a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures, denouncing Washington`s "slandering" after President Barack Obama warned Pyongyang of retaliation.

Chinese student pleads guilty in US to arms export conspiracy

A Chinese man in the United States on a student visa pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiring to export illegally to China high-tech sensors used by the defense industry, a federal prosecutor in New Mexico said.

Ahead of Obama visit, US security team visits Agra
Ahead of Obama visit, US security team visits Agra

A 40-member team comprising US security advisers, representatives of the two houses and journalists visited the Taj Mahal in Agra to access security arrangements and logistics, ahead of the US President Barack Obama`s India visit Jan 26.

Peshawar attack: 141 dead, Indian schools pay tribute to victims
Peshawar attack: 141 dead, Indian schools pay tribute to victims

Islamabad/New Delhi: A day after the banned terrorist outfit Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) attacked the Army Public School in Peshawar and killed at least 141 people in cold blood, including 132 students, several schools in India paid their tribute to the victims on Wednesday.

Jeb Bush explores 2016 US presidential run

Jeb Bush is actively exploring a run for the U.S. presidency in 2016, making the former Florida governor with the famous political last name one of the first major Republicans to formally move toward a possible candidacy.