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US warns of possible new sanctions against Russia over Ukraine
US warns of possible new sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

The United States warned Thursday it was considering new sanctions against Russia over its involvement in the latest fighting in Ukraine.

China seizes 70 kg cocaine after a tip-off from US

Chinese officials, with help from US authorities, have seized 70 kg of Cocaine in Shanghai, one of the largest haul of the contraband confiscated in China in recent years.

`No evidence of jihadis in Mexico`

There is no evidence to support the comments by Texas Governor Rick Perry that jihadis could enter the US via the southern border, Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade said Saturday.

Hurricane Marie grows stronger in Pacific

Hurricane Marie has grown in strength as it moves out into the Pacific, reaching Category 4 status and provoking dangerous waves along Mexico`s western coast.

Kentucky firefighter critical after ice bucket challenge mishap

A Kentucky firefighter was in critical condition Friday, a day after he and three others were injured when an aerial ladder got too close to a power line when their department doused a university band with water in an "ice bucket" fundraiser.

Maryland trooper suspended after accused of being naked in bar

A Maryland State Police trooper has been put on administrative suspension after sheriff`s deputies responded to a call reporting a naked man drinking at a bar in a barbecue restaurant, authorities said on Wednesday.

US Supreme Court puts hold on gay marriage in Virginia

The US Supreme Court stopped gay marriage in Virginia from going ahead on Wednesday, staying an appeals court ruling that had struck down a state ban.

Boston bomb suspect`s friend to plead guilty to obstruction: Lawyer

A friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of removing evidence from Tsarnaev`s dormitory room, has agreed to plead guilty to charges of obstructing the investigation into the blasts, his attorney said on Wednesday.

US attorney general visits Missouri town for meetings on fatal shooting

US Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has set off 11 nights of racially charged unrest.

US could send another 300 military personnel to Iraq: Official

The US State Department has requested additional military personnel to provide security in Iraq, a US official said on Wednesday.

`German security recorded at least one Kerry conversation`

Germany`s foreign intelligence agency recorded at least one phone conversation held by US Secretary of State John Kerry, a German magazine said on Saturday, potentially embarrassing Berlin which has reprimanded Washington for its surveillance.

Why all inhabitants of Hindustan are not known as Hindus? RSS

If inhabitants of England are English, Germany are Germans and USA are Americans then why all inhabitants of Hindustan are not known as Hindus, came a poser from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday.

Pentagon confirms US general killed in Kabul attack

The Pentagon on Tuesday confirmed that a US general was killed in an attack in Afghanistan -- the highest-ranking American fatality since the 9/11 attacks.

US slams Sri Lanka over intimidation of war victims

The United States led Western criticism of Sri Lanka today after pro-government activists broke up a meeting of US diplomats and ethnic Tamils who lost loved ones in the island`s separatist war.

Jessie J moving to USA

Pop star Jessie J has revealed she is planning to move to the US within the next 18 months.

CIA station chief leaves Germany after expulsion order

The CIA station chief in Germany left the country today after Berlin`s shock decision last week to demand his expulsion, the US and German governments said.

Narendra Modi now the third most `followed` world leader on Twitter!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi overtook Indonesian President SB Yudhoyono in terms of number of followers to become the third most followed world leader on the social networking website. Indian Prime Minister currently has 5,091,128 followers compared to Yudhoyono`s 5,088,309. US President Barack Obama and Pope Francis are the only world leaders who have more followers.

Reports on US spying of party `serious`, will cross-check: BJP

Stating that reports of spying on BJP by the USA were "serious", Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said the government would take up the matter after "cross-checking" the facts.

Can`t make employers cover contraception: Justices

The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

Unrest in Iraq could delay delivery of US F-16s

Violence in Iraq could delay the delivery of American F-16 fighter jets to the Baghdad government after contractors had to be evacuated from a key air base, the Pentagon said Monday.