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Planning a visit to the US? Add these lakes to your travel bucket list

You wouldn’t expect white sand beaches smack dab in the heart of the USA, but Lake McConaughy — Nebraska’s biggest lake — has them.

Iran's Zarif calls on Trump to reject hawkish allies' thirst for war

Zarif has in the past said that a so-called “B-team” including Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton, an ardent Iran hawk, and conservative Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could goad Trump into a conflict with Tehran.

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US and Iran to clash at UN nuclear watchdog

With the two sides apparently deadlocked, Iran says it will continue to breach limits of the deal one by one until it receives the economic windfall the deal promised. Washington meanwhile is seeking to isolate Iran to force it to negotiate.

US Congress to vote on bill to remove country-cap on Green Card

Being supported by more than 310 lawmakers from both the Republican and the Democratic Party, the 'Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act' is all set to sail through the 435-member US House of Representatives.

US, Taliban to open Doha talks in fresh bid to end war

The latest round of talks comes amid heightened expectations that followed Pompeo's optimistic time frame for a pact to end Afghanistan's nearly 18-year war and America's longest-running military engagement.

Iran renews nuclear pact ultimatum amid tensions with US

Iran will continue scaling back compliance with a nuclear deal unless other signatories to the pact show "positive signals", the Iranian president said as tensions with the United States escalated over tanker attacks in the Gulf region.

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Retail tycoon Philip Green charged in US with spanking pilates teacher

The billionaire chairman of Arcadia Group, Green, 67, is accused of spanking the instructor and grabbing her buttocks at the Canyon Ranch resort in Tucson in 2016 and 2018, according to the Pima County Attorney's Office, the PA reported.

How Trump’s Huawei ban could impact the global tech industry

Huawei is in the centre of a US-China trade war, with the Trump administration adding Huawei to a trade blacklist that restricts the company from buying American components and software and doing business with other US companies.

US-China trade battle shows deepening economic impact across Asia

"The real economic shock is yet to come."

US expresses concern over Sri Lanka crisis, urges President to 'reconvene Parliament'

President Maithripala Sirisena removed Wickremesinghe on Friday, and appointed his former nemesis Mahinda Rajapaksa to take over and form a new government.

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USA gears up to celebrate Fourth of July- American Independence Day

Americans prepared to celebrate the nation's 238th birthday on Friday.

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Who Is Kamala Harris? | 2020 US Presidential Candidate

Senator Kamala Harris, Democrat of California, is joining the race for the White House. Ms. Harris becomes the fourth woman currently serving in Congress to announce her presidential ambitions.

Donald Trump’s evolving rhetoric on the wall

The core of US President Donald Trump’s argument for the southern border wall has remained largely the same. But as the fight wears on, his justification has expanded and details like cost and construction materials have evolved.

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All you need to know about Amazon's new home, Long Island city

Amazon officially announced that it will put a major corporate outpost in the New York neighborhood of Long Island City. Here is what the Queens enclave has to offer the tech giant.

‘I didn’t know if I was gonna make it' | Wildfires Rage in California

A fire ravaged Northern California on Thursday, damaging homes and injuring residents. Another fire started northwest of Los Angeles the following day, forcing more residents to evacuate.

Number of Indian students in the US doubled since 2012-13: News in Numbers

A study by the 2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange shows that the number of Indian students in the US has doubled in the last five years.

Political messaging | How Donald Trump stokes fear in midterm ads

Recently released political ads reveal the Republican Party’s two-pronged election strategy: one message for skeptics and swing voters, and a very different one aimed at President Donald Trump’s base.

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Fire the gun or film the ultrasound? How women running for office define toughness

The 2018 election cycle in the US has been called “the year of the woman,” but Republican and Democratic female candidates have starkly different takes on what that means.

'Trees flying by' | The aftermath of hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle at close to Category 5 strength, causing widespread damage and killing at least two people.

Republicans and their strained relationship with women

The Republicans on the US Senate Judiciary Committee are all men. Their remarks during the heated Supreme Court confirmation fight over Justice Brett Kavanaugh renewed attention to the party’s fraught relationship with women.

All the Senate's men empowering women, since 1991

From Anita Hill to Dr Christine Blasey Ford, the video spotlights the Senate’s strides in gender sensitivity and female representation.

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