Executions in US dip to 20-year low

Executions in the United States this year fell to their lowest point in two decades, the Death Penalty Information Center said Thursday.

US-Cuba thaw marks end of `hard Castro-ism`
US-Cuba thaw marks end of `hard Castro-ism`

The decision by the United States and Cuba to renew diplomatic relations marks the end of "hard Castro-ism" on the communist island and a victory for pragmatic diplomacy, analysts said.

Raj Shah announces to leave the Obama Administration

The highest ranking Indian- American in the Obama Administration, Raj Shah on Wednesday announced to step down as Administrator of USAID in mid-February next year after receiving high-praise from the President.

US rejects Manila's bid for custody of marine accused of murder

The United States embassy in Manila has turned down a request from Philippine authorities to hand over a Marine accused of the killing of a transgender Filipino, a move that could spark anti-American protest in the former US colony.

Monitoring reports of mass conversion in India: US

The US has said it was monitoring the situation closely in India after media reports regarding alleged coercion in mass conversions in the country.

USA will bid for 2024 Summer Games, city undecided
USA will bid for 2024 Summer Games, city undecided

The United States will bid for the 2024 Olympics, seeking to host the Summer Games for the first time since 1996, the country`s Olympic committee said on Tuesday.

US seeks to use Osama bin Laden letters at terror trial

Prosecutors want a judge presiding over a terrorism trial to let them show jurors letters recovered in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden to boost evidence against a man snatched off the streets of Libya last year.

USA`s DaMarcus Beasley calls time on international career
USA`s DaMarcus Beasley calls time on international career

DaMarcus Beasley, who represented the United States at four World Cups, announced his retirement from international football on his Instagram account on Monday.

The 32-year-old called time on one of the longest and most prolific careers of any US player.

Barack Obama congratulates Shinzo Abe on re-election

 President Barack Obama today said US-Japan alliance is the cornerstone of peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region as he congratulated Shinzo Abe on being re-elected for a third term as the Prime Minister of Japan.

US warns India of terror attack ahead of Obama visit

Ahead of Barack Obama's visit to Delhi next month, the US government has once again alerted the Indian government of a possible terror attack in the national capital and some other states.

US cities resound with protests against police killings of black men
US cities resound with protests against police killings of black men

 From US capital Washington to New York, thousands of Americans took to streets to protest against the killings of black men by white police officers with chants of “Black lives matter” and “I can't breathe” filling the skies.

Time not right for business as usual with Russia: US to India

The US on Friday re-emphasised that it was not the right time for "business as usual" with Russia, a day after India and Russia signed 20 bilateral agreements in key areas like oil, gas and defence during President Vladimir Putin's visit to New Delhi.

Caterham in talks with 'three interested parties' to be back on F1 grid next season
Caterham in talks with 'three interested parties' to be back on F1 grid next season

British car-making company Caterham's administrator has said that they are in talks with three interested parties as the team looks forward to be on the Formula One grid next season.

Palestinians mourn official as Israel braces for unrest

Thousands of Palestinians gathered Thursday to mourn a senior official who died in a confrontation with Israeli troops, as the army sent reinforcements to the West Bank and braced for unrest.

China says US can't slam others on rights when it has racism problems at home

 China`s foreign ministry said on Thursday that the United States has no right to confront other countries on their human rights records when it faces problems with racism and mistreatment of prisoners at home. 

US may include Gujarati language in visa process

Rajkot: The United States may include Gujarati language in its visa procedure for the convenience of people from the state planning to travel there, a senior official has said.

Arrests at protest in London over US police killings

Hundreds of demonstrators blocked a shopping mall in London on Wednesday to support "I can`t breathe" protests that have swept the United States demanding justice for black men killed by police.

Former Guantanamo inmate slams Australia after CIA report

Australian former Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks has heckled a senior minister, calling him a coward while accusing the former government of having full knowledge of his alleged torture.

Hiroshima survivor shifts search for victims from US to Europe

Every weekend for more than 20 years, Shigeaki Mori sat in the hallway of his compact two-storey home making calls to people in the United States, asking, "Do you have a family member who died as a prisoner of war in Japan?" 

US chokehold protesters ''die-in'', issue demands in New York

Students at medical schools around the United States staged "die-ins" to protest the chokehold death by police of an unarmed black man, and New York activists demanded the city take action after a grand jury declined to indict the officer involved.