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India wins elections to key United Nations bodies

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 00:18

India continued its winning streak in elections to key UN bodies, getting elected today to crucial UN organisations, including the International Narcotics Control Board.

US `running the show` in Ukraine, Russia will respond if attacked: Lavrov

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 15:50

Russia on Wednesday issued a sharp retort to the US saying Moscow will not hesitate to respond if its interests in Ukraine were attacked.

John Kerry warns Russia as Ukraine politician `tortured to death`

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:00

Expressing deep concern over Russia`s failure to stabilise the situation in Ukraine, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday warned Moscow of further sanctions.

No progress at UN in Iran-US envoy row

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 08:48

Iran brought its simmering row with the United States over its proposed UN ambassador to United Nations headquarters on Tuesday day but failed to make any headway.

Pressure on White House to repair ties with India by inviting Modi: US experts

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 18:50

With results of the nine phases Lok Sabha elections due on May 16, and the likelihood, as projected by media, that Bharatiya Janata Party`s (BJP) Narendra Modi could be the next Prime Minister, many voices in the United States are counselling the White House that it should pay more attention to India.

100 Punjabi youths still detained in US for illegal entry

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 13:24

An Indian-American community organisation has sought the intervention of US lawmakers for securing the release of about 100 Punjabi youths detained by US immigration authorities in Texas for entering the US illegally.

US releases photos showing Russian soldiers as masked armed men in Ukraine

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 12:21

A document released by the US State Department shows pictures that tend to prove that the armed masked militants in eastern Ukrainian cities are Russian soldiers.

Biden in Kiev as Russia accuses Ukraine of breaching deal

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 00:13

US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Kiev on Monday in a show of support for the pro-Western government, as Russia accused Ukraine of reneging on an international accord meant to defuse tensions over its separatist east.

US sends salvage ship to help with S Korea ferry disaster

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 00:05

The United States is sending a Navy salvage ship to help South Korea with the recovery of the ferry that capsized last week, the Pentagon said on Monday.

16-year-old survives in wheel well of US flight

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 15:11

A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet (11,500 meters) and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said.

4.5 mn smartphones stolen in US in 2013

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 14:52

A whopping 4.5 million smartphones were lost or stolen in the US last year, up from 2.8 million in 2012, according to a new report.

US couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 00:58

An Ohio couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.