US charges two men over failed Gambia coup

US prosecutors have charged two men for their role in the failed December 30 coup attempt to overthrow the government of Gambia, the US Justice Department said on Monday.

Cleveland Cavaliers' centre Anderson Varejao out for season
Cleveland Cavaliers' centre Anderson Varejao out for season

Cleveland Cavaliers centre Anderson Varejao, who was injured in the third quarter of Tuesday`s game, will be out for the rest of the NBA season, the club said Wednesday.

Two US men charged with trying to support Islamic State

One of two Minnesota men accused of planning to join the Islamic State group was stopped at an airport by FBI agents before travelling to the Middle East, but the other man slipped by authorities, according to a criminal complaint unsealed.

Japan insists no mystery behind skulls at US consulate

Japan`s Foreign Ministry on Friday insisted there was no mystery behind human skulls stored at its consulate in Chicago for three months, saying officials were checking if they were the remains of WWII soldiers.

Tanaka improves to 8-1 as Yankees beat Twins

Masahiro Tanaka struck out nine and scattered four hits while allowing only an unearned run as the New York Yankees beat Minnesota 3-1 Saturday, improving the Japanese pitcher`s record to 8-1.

Former MVP, Tony Parker sidelined due to back sprain

San Antonio Spurs point-guard Tony Parker has been sidelined due to a back sprain and will miss the NBA team`s upcoming away fixtures.

Parker goes on injury list with back sprain

Guard Tony Parker is suffering from a back sprain that will keep him from joining the San Antonio Spurs on their upcoming road trip, the National Basketball Association team announced Monday.

Indian priest faces deportation for molesting girl in US

An Indian-origin priest has been sentenced to 25 years of supervised probation and faces deportation for sexually molesting a 12-year-old girl in the US state of Minnesota, local media reported.

Del Potro to undergo wrist surgery

Juan Martin del Potro will undergo surgery Monday on his troublesome left wrist after a visit to his US doctors in Minnesota, the player announced.

Strong effort by Tanaka in Yankees` triumph

Masahiro Tanaka struck out six and walked only one batter over 5 2/3 innings for the New York Yankees in a Major League Baseball pre-season matchup Saturday against Minnesota.

Sikhs in Minnesota allowed turbans in driving license photos

A Sikh-American in the US won a major legal victory for the community when he was allowed by authorities in Minnesota to retain his turban in the driving license identification photograph.

League admits another botched call in a Dallas win

For the second time in two weeks, the NBA has admitted an officiating blunder in the last second of a game that could have denied the Dallas Mavericks a victory.

NBA: Lakers post 22nd straight win against Wolves

Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 31 points and seven assists to beat the Wolves 120-117 for their 22nd straight win against the Minnesotans, extending the longest active winning streak against one team in the NBA.

Obama nominates Indian-American to National Council on Arts

US President Barack Obama today nominated Indian-American Renee Ramaswamy, a Bharatanatayam exponent, to the prestigious National Council of the Arts for a five year term.

For Santorum, new challenges follow his big wins

Santorum downplayed his financial disadvantage during remarks to a Republican women`s club outside Dallas.

FBI searches homes in Minnesota, Illinois over terror probe

Peace activists condemn the search, saying it was aimed at "harassing them”.