America

  •  Barack Obama
    Sep 24, 2013 02:12 IST

    Obama offers Kenya law enforcement support

    US President Barack Obama spoke to his Kenyan counterpart Monday and promised him "whatever law enforcement support is necessary" in the wake of an attack on Nairobi shoppers.

  • And she regains her composure.
    Sep 22, 2013 00:27 IST

    But can Indians afford to outrage?

    While racist slurs flew thick and fast in America when Indian American Nina Davuluri won the Miss America title, back home too, people had a lot to say.

  • Sep 20, 2013 11:05 IST

    Johnny Carson biopic in the making

    Johnny Carson, the legendary NBC talk show host, will be the subject of a television miniseries.

  • American flag
    Sep 19, 2013 16:04 IST

    Indian American creates quilt depicting US flag

    An Indian American physician has created a unique quilt depicting the US national flag which has the signatures of governors of all 50 American states and former President George W Bush, making it the only 'Stars and Stripes' of its kind.

  • Aaron Alexis
    Sep 17, 2013 12:18 IST

    Biographical information on Navy Yard suspect

    Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old former Navy reservist, was identified by the FBI on Monday as the gunman responsible for a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in which 13 people died, including Alexis. Here are some biographical details on Alexis:

  • Madonna 1
    Sep 17, 2013 11:40 IST

    Founder of celebrity-friendly Kabbalah center dies, aged 86

    The founder of the Los Angeles-based Kabbalah Centre, whose celebrity devotees include Madonna and Demi Moore, has died aged 86, the center announced on Monday.

  • beyonce
    Sep 15, 2013 02:33 IST

    Pop greats kick off Rock in Rio music fest

    US diva Beyonce and French DJ David Guetta opened Rock in Rio, one of the world's largest music festivals, overnight today.

  • Ray Dolby
    Sep 14, 2013 02:19 IST1933-2013

    Ray Dolby, 80, who put moviegoers in the middle, passes away

    Ray Dolby, the sound pioneer who founded Dolby Laboratories, revolutionised the recording industry with the invention of the Dolby noise-reduction system, as well as transformed cinema and home entertainment with the development of Dolby digital surround sound, died on Thursday. Natasha Singer reports.

  •  Barack Obama
    Sep 11, 2013 08:00 IST

    Full text of President Obama's speech on Syria

    President Barack Obama used a nationally televised address yesterday to make his case for military action against Syria, telling skeptical Americans that President Bashar Assad's government posed a threat to American security even as fast-moving diplomatic developments offered the prospect that military action could be averted.

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    Sep 09, 2013 10:52 IST

    White House tries to sway war-weary public on Syria

    President Barack Obama is going public to try to convince war-weary Americans that limited strikes against Syria are needed for the United States' long-term safety, while his national security team is attempting to reassure skeptical lawmakers that the United States is not heading toward another Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Bashar al-Assad
    Sep 06, 2013 09:55 IST

    Analysis: Obama takes big gamble on Syria

    President Barack Obama has taken a huge political gamble at home and abroad by asking Congress to sign off on his plans to use air power to punish Syrian leader Basher Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons.

  • Indian and Pakistani peace lovers lighting candles
    Sep 05, 2013 09:28 IST

    US think tank launches website for Indo-Pak dialogue

    With India-Pakistan relations at their lowest ebb in the recent past, an American think-tank has launched a bloggers website to encourage cross-border dialogue between the two neighbouring countries by enabling young analysts from both the sides to communicate directly.

  • US Capitol Building in Washington
    Sep 04, 2013 10:33 IST

    Americans oppose military strike against Syria: Poll

    The majority of Americans still oppose launching military strikes against Syria, even as the Barack Obama administration is trying hard to secure support from lawmakers, says an ABC News-Washington Post poll.

  • Feb 15, 2007 17:03 IST

    US to give Pak $300 million aid for war on terror

    The White House is seeking $294.8 billion to fund global counter-terrorism operations.

  • Feb 10, 2007 15:44 IST

    India's Tharoor replaced by Japanese diplomat

    Kiyotaka Akasaka has taken over as Under-Secy-Gen for Communications.