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Ukraine admits progress in Geneva talks

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 03:11

Ukraine`s acting Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya Friday acknowledged the progress achieved in Geneva during the four-party talks over Ukraine crisis, but said some differences still remained.

US arrests about 80 immigrants at Texas camp

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 23:36

At least 80 immigrants suspected of entering the United States illegally have been arrested in a makeshift encampment in South Texas.

Indian-American woman kept dead son on ice for Hindu ritual

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 23:36

An Indian-American woman in Texas kept her 10-year-old son`s body on ice for five days, claiming she was complying with Hindu rituals to preserve it while waiting for her husband to return and perform the funeral.

US teacher fired over comment on black president

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 23:33

A US teacher has been fired following allegations that he told a black student who said he wanted to become president that the nation didn`t need another black president.

Call for sanctions against North Korea over human rights abuses

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:04

The United Nations Security Council should slap targeted sanctions on North Korean officials responsible for grave human rights abuses, the head of a special UN inquiry said Thursday.

India, US poised on more collaborative path: Envoy

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:01

India and the United States are today positioned to embark on a more closely collaborative path with growth in India providing it new impetus, according to Indian ambassador S Jaishankar.

Fourth officer charged in US Navy bribery scandal

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 11:51

A fourth US Navy officer has been charged with leaking information to a foreign defense contractor in exchange for cash and other gifts in a widening bribery scandal, officials said Thursday.

United States urges Myanmar to ease tensions

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 11:45

The US ambassador to the UN urged Myanmar on Thursday to intervene to stop communal violence there and protect humanitarian workers in the volatile western state of Rakhine.

United States releases $450 mn in frozen Iran funds

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 11:23

The United States has authorized the release of a $450 million installment in Iranian assets that were frozen as punishment for Tehran`s disputed nuclear program, the State Department said Thursday.

US condemns attack on UN base in South Sudan

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 08:57

The United States has strongly condemned the attack on a UN base in South Sudan by a mob of armed civilians in which 15 people were killed.

US to build partnerships from Ganges to Great Wall: Pritzker

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 08:55

Giving Obama administration`s Asia Pacific re-balance an economic tilt, a top American official said the US is determined to "build and expand" this partnership from the `Ganges` to the `Great Wall of China`.

Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 05:36

Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs, a day after the most lethal clash so far killed three pro-Russian activists.