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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.

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.

Johnny Carson biopic in the making

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

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.

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:

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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