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In Business
May 5, 2017 10:19 am gmt |
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Ride-sharing firm Uber is facing a criminal investigation by the US government. The scrutiny has started because the firm is accused of using “secret” software that let it operate in regions where it was banned or restricted. The software, called “greyball”, helped it identify...
In Technology
May 5, 2017 10:15 am gmt |
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Less than half of US households now have a landline, according to a study from the US government. Of the households surveyed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 50.8% of homes had at least one mobile phone but no landline. A further 3.3% of homes surveyed had neither a mobile pho...
In Technology
April 7, 2017 11:12 am gmt |
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Twitter is suing the US government after it demanded it reveal the identity of an anti-Trump account. The @ALT_USCIS profile was an anonymous profile account criticising President Trump’s immigration policy. The account claimed it was being run by federal employees at the United States Citizenship an...
In World
December 14, 2016 4:27 am gmt |
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Military action has ended in eastern Aleppo, Russia’s ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, has said. He said Syrian government troops had re-established control over the last areas of the city held by rebels. He said an arrangement had been made for rebel fighters to leave. The rebels confirme...
In World
November 27, 2016 4:35 am gmt |
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Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro was a “brutal dictator”, US President-elect Donald Trump has said, hours after the 90-year-old’s death was announced. Mr Trump, who takes office in January, said he hoped Cubans could move towards a freer future. Castro came to power in 1959 a...
In America
October 26, 2016 7:39 am gmt |
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The US policy to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program is “probably a lost cause”, the US national intelligence director has said. James Clapper said the best the US could hope for was a cap on the North’s capabilities, in a speech in New York. It is a rare adm...
In Latest Stories
September 21, 2016 6:03 am gmt |
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The US has said it holds Russia responsible for a deadly attack on an aid convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday (19th September 2016). Meanwhile, US officials have told that the two Russian war planes were responsible for the attack. Russia strongly denies involvement of its own or Syrian p...
In India
September 18, 2016 10:50 am gmt |
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Home Minister Rajnath Singh today postponed his scheduled visit to Russia and the United States in the wake of the attack in Uri and the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir and called an emergency meeting to review the situation arising out of the terror strike. Singh also spoke to the Jammu and Kashmir Gove...
In America
September 14, 2016 6:24 am gmt |
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The United States has agreed to a record multi-billion-dollar deal to provide Israel with military assistance over a decade – the largest such agreement ever with any country. The pact will elevate US aid to Israel from $3.1bn a year currently to $3.8bn, officials say, but the Israelis had to m...
In America
September 13, 2016 7:21 am gmt |
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The United States killed Osama bin Laden  to keep hidden the truth about the 9/11 terrorist attacks, an American analyst Mark Glenn says. Mark Glenn made the comments in an interview on Monday when asked about remarks by Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein on the 9/11 attacks.  Stein said on ...
In Latest Stories
June 22, 2016 5:42 am gmt |
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North Korea has test-fired two mid-range ballistic missiles from its eastern coast, says South Korea. The first launch was considered to have failed, travelling about 150km (90 miles) before landing in the sea. The second, launched hours later, flew about 400km. Military officials in the South said b...
In Latest Stories
June 7, 2016 4:56 am gmt |
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Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic nomination for US president after reaching the required number of delegates and will become the first woman in the 240-year history of the United States to lead the presidential ticket of a major political party, an AP tally suggests. Clinton, a former secr...
In India
May 30, 2016 12:40 pm gmt |
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The 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee in the US was won last week by two boys of Indian origin – Nihar Janga, 11, from Texas, and Jairam Hathwar, 13, from New York. The pair battled for 25 rounds in the final of the national competition, which was broadcast live on TV. They were declared joint...
In India
March 28, 2016 7:03 am gmt |
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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Washington later this month on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit, a top aide to Pakistan Premier said today. “There are possibilities, when they are here (in Washington DC). They would interact with...
In World
February 23, 2016 4:38 am gmt |
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The US and Russia have announced that a planned cessation of hostilities in Syria will come into effect at midnight on 27 February. Their statement said the truce did not include so-called Islamic State (IS) and the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front. World powers agreed on 12 February that a truce would co...
In World
February 10, 2016 10:37 am gmt |
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US President Barack Obama will deliver a tough message to China during a summit with Southeast Asian countries that disputes in the South China Sea must be resolved peacefully and not with a big nation “bullying” smaller neighbours. Obama is to host the leaders of the Association of South...
In Europe
February 3, 2016 11:38 am gmt |
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The United States and European Union have struck a new deal regulating cross-Atlantic data transfers, after a European court struck down a previous agreement in October. European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova announced the move Tuesday, saying she expects the deal to take effect in about three mo...
In World
January 27, 2016 4:38 am gmt |
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US police say they have arrested the leader of an armed militia which occupied a wildlife refuge in Oregon, with one person killed in a shoot-out. Ammon Bundy and four others were arrested during a traffic stop, police said. One person was injured. Two other activists connected to the group were late...
In World
January 24, 2016 4:51 am gmt |
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A blizzard that has paralyzed much of the US East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing Washington to a standstill and forcing the closure of roads, bridges and tunnels into New York until Sunday morning. In all, there were at least 19 deaths in several states related to the storm. It ranked No. 3 ...