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India imposes higher customs duty on 28 US products

In a retaliatory measure, India has imposed a higher customs duty with effect from today on 28 products, including almond, pulses and walnut, imported from the United States almost a year after...

December 6, 2018
December 6, 2018

India, China, US 4th highest carbon dioxide emitters

India, China, the US and the European Union (EU) have been ranked as the world’s top four emitters respectively of carbon dioxide accounting for 58 percent of global emissions in 2017, according to...

September 14, 2018
September 14, 2018

1 killed, 12 hurt in gas blasts near Boston

Dozens of explosions, apparently triggered by a natural gas pipeline rupture, rocked three communities near Boston, killing at least one person and injuring 12 others, prompting the evacuation of...

August 17, 2018
August 17, 2018

Not exactly Turkish delight!

Tit-for-tat goes on between the US and Turkey with surprising frequency and fury. Ankara has declared a “boycott” of all electronic goods from the US. This is in retaliation—of a narrower...

June 18, 2018
June 18, 2018

Harvard admissions unfair to Asian-Americans: Study

A recent study finds that Asian-Americans who apply to Harvard University face the lowest acceptance rates even though they bring stronger academic records than any other racial group.

June 1, 2018
June 1, 2018

US will veto UN draft on protecting Palestinians

The United States will "unquestionably veto" a UN draft resolution calling for the protection of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, US Ambassador Nikki Haley says on the eve of a...

April 22, 2018
April 22, 2018

Nude gunman kills 4 at Tennessee waffle house

A man who was naked but for a green jacket shot and killed at least four people and wounded at least three others at a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville, Tennessee, authorities say.

March 20, 2018
March 20, 2018

3 injured in Maryland high school shooting

A student shot and critically wounded two fellow students at a Maryland high school before exchanging fire with a campus security officer, who ended the attack by wounding the shooter, the county...

March 4, 2018
March 4, 2018

Man shoots himself to death near White House

The Secret Service says a man shot himself to death Saturday as he stood near the fence along the north side of the White House.

January 23, 2018
January 23, 2018

Neil Diamond diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, to retire from touring

US singer-songwriter Neil Diamond, one of pop music's all-time best-selling artists, has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and plans to retire from touring, his official website...

November 8, 2017
November 8, 2017

Transgender woman wins Virginia House seat, makes history

A transgender candidate defeated an incumbent Virginia lawmaker in United States Tuesday who sponsored a bill that would have restricted which bathrooms she could use.