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Trump administration rejects California request for homeless funds

Trump, who was in California this week for a series of fundraisers for his 2020 re-election campaign, has criticized the homelessness problem in the Democratic strongholds of California's biggest cities.

India's move to ban e-cigarettes 'historic', says US-based advocacy group

The rapid introduction of e-cigarettes in countries around the world poses new challenges to governments dedicated to protecting youth and reducing tobacco use.


Federal Reserve cuts interest rates by another quarter point

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H Powell said the US economy remains strong and unemployment is low, but that “there are risks to this positive outlook.” If the economy weakens, a “more extensive” series of rate cuts would be appropriate, he said.

Greta Thunberg to US Congress on climate change: 'Wake up'

Thunberg spent the day in Congress and on the steps of the Supreme Court, lending her star power to join U.S and youth activists who were drumming up attention and support ahead of a global climate strike on Friday.

Knockoff pot vapes raise concerns for licensed companies

The world's largest legal marijuana market is struggling with an explosion in counterfeit pot vaping devices.

US seeks UN action on Saudi attacks despite likely Russian opposition

Success is unlikely because diplomats say Russia and China — which are council veto powers along with the United States, France and Britain — are likely to shield Iran.


Hurricane Humberto: Bermuda braces for approach of Category 3 storm

Hurricane Humberto has grown into a strong Category 3 storm, and officials on Bermuda have ordered early closings of schools, public transportation and government offices on the British Atlantic territory ahead of the storm's likely close pass Wednesday.

As China sway grows, US to confront it on Uighur issue at UN gathering

During the high-level UN gathering next week, Pompeo said the US would seek support in calling out China's detention policy in remote Xinjiang, where the UN says at least 1 million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims have been detained.

Explained: Who is Noor Wali Mehsud, the latest 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist' identified by the US?

Mehsud is believed to have fought against the North Alliance alongside the Afghan Taliban before the US invaded Afghanistan. He subsequently served as a senior military commander, and led the TTP in Karachi.

Attack on Saudi oil facility is seen as short-term disruption

The attack raised the possibility of further disruptions in Saudi Arabia’s oil production if there were additional attacks on its fields and pipelines.

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Tired of waiting for asylum, migrants from caravan breach US border

Some migrants may hope to defeat the odds and penetrate one of the most fortified sections of the southern US border

Modi in US, Day 2: Meetings with Obama, Ash Carter, grand welcome at USIBC gala

The Prime Minister said that a larger Indian economy has multiple benefits for the world


Narendra Modi meets Barack Obama: Taking bilateral ties to new heights

Narendra Modi laid a wreath at the Tomb of Unknown Soldiers and paid homage to Indian-American astronaut late Kalpana Chawla at Arlington National Cemetery.

Monster blizzard paralyzes eastern, southern US with snow

A blizzard with gale-force winds paralyzed the southern and eastern United States on Saturday.

Born on the Fourth of July: Parades, Fireworks and Hot Dogs

Fourth of July celebrations as US marks its 239 years of independence.

US Supreme Court legalises same-sex marriage nationwide

The US Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the country, in a culmination of two decades of litigation over marriage, and gay rights generally.


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Implant files: How medical devices that are recalled in the US are still in use in India

The Indian Express-ICIJ investigation finds that at least 57 medical devices, many used in critical care, were being sold in India when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clamped down on them for a range of faults over the last two years.

Tracking the extent of #MeToo in India: News in Numbers

How big was India’s #MeToo movement? Take a look.


Fuel prices at an all-time high: News in Numbers

How the government is explaining the rise in petrol and diesel prices. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

Beginning of the Gulf War: How Bush senior and Saddam Hussein's Iraq locked horns

On this day, US President Bush senior ordered US troops to defend Saudi against a potential Iraqi invasion by Saddam Hussein.

With The US Pulling Out Of Climate Change Deal, Should We Say Goodbye To The Paris Accord?

President Trump announced that United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. But it will take more than one speech to pull out: Under the rules of the deal, which the White House says it will follow, the earliest any country can leave is Nov. 4, 2020. That means the United States will remain […]

US decision was unfortunate: MEA on F-16 sale

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Thursday said it does not agree with the United State’s rationale that the sale of F-16 to Pakistan is for counter-terrorism activities. Swarup added that US decision was very unfortunate and will certainly convey negative sentiment, but the relationship between two countries is on broader level.


US hosts ASEAN nations for first time

The US and ASEAN nations can advance a shared vision of a regional order where disputes are resolved through peaceful means, President Barack Obama has said as he welcomed leaders from the region for talks expected to discuss Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea. Hosting 19 leaders of the ASEAN countries for the summit, […]

Pak stands exposed over Headley's claim: Rajnath Singh

Trivandrum, Feb 11 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday asserted that the revelations made by David Coleman Headley before a Mumbai special court has exposed Pakistan, adding that New Delhi would still prefer cordial relations with Islamabad. Deposing from an undisclosed location in the US, Headley had so far told the special court that the ISI was helping different terror outfits in Pakistan and was providing financial, military and moral support. Headley, who had conducted recce of the places in Mumbai which were attacked by 10 LeT terrorists on November 26, 2008, also revealed that the outfit had initially planned to attack a conference of Indian defence scientists in Taj Mahal Hotel. He also said he had also conducted a recce of the famous Siddhivinayak Temple and Naval Air Station on directions of LeT commanders.

US: Cars parked on frozen lake rescued after ice cracks

You will have heard of skating on thin ice, but how about parking? It was not such a good idea on a frozen lake in Wisconsin, in the US. Aerial images of Lake Geneva showed cars partially immersed in water, after the ice cracked under the weight of the vehicles. Some of the cars, parked […]

China-US: reef row gets real

The USS Lassen reportedly breached the 12-mile exclusion zone imposed by China around the Subi and Mischief islands, part of the Spratly Archipelago.