updated 1:27 AM UTC, Sep 8, 2016

Duterte to meet Obama over war on drugs

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:25
Manila: US President Barack Obama and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will meet next week amid international concern over a three-month-old crackdown on drugs that has claimed more than 2,000 lives, officials said on Wednesday.White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben…

US Agriculture Department closes six offices after threats

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 09:04
Washington:The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Tuesday temporarily closed six offices in five US states after receiving anonymous threats.According to the US TV network CNN, the anonymous messages received by the department late Monday were about the safety of…

Over 35,000 killed on US roads in 2015

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 17:00
Washington: As many as 35,092 persons were killed in car crashes in the US in 2015, with a rise up to 7.2 per cent from the previous year, authorities said.According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) annual report…

US tourist robbed of $40,000 in Australia

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 16:55
Sydney: An American tourist who came to Queensland to buy a boat has been robbed of the $40,000 which he was planning to use for the purchase, the authorities said on Tuesday.The victim, John Markewicz from Washington, was walking along…

Clinton unveils plan to reform US mental health system

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 08:35
Washington: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton unveiled a plan to address mental health problems and provide better access to treatment for people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or suicidal tendencies.With her proposal unveiled on Monday, the former Secretary of State aims…

US to meet goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 08:32
Washington: The Obama administration would reach its target of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees by October 1, National Security Adviser Susan Rice has said."On behalf of the President and his Administration, I extend the warmest of welcomes to each and every…

Former Obama adviser calls Trump 'psychopath'

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 08:19
Washington: US President Barack Obama's former campaign manager David Plouffe labelled Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump a "psychopath" who met the clinical definition of the personality disorder, the media reported.In an interview with NBC News, Plouffe was challenged for not…

Los Angeles airport evacuated after reports of shooter

Monday, 29 August 2016 16:36
Los Angeles: Hundreds of people were evacuated from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Sunday night after police reported of an active shooter in a terminal.The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said the reports of the shooter had come…

5 police officers shot dead in Dallas protest

Friday, 08 July 2016 07:30
Washington: Five police officers were killed and six others injured when snipers opened fire during a protest in Dallas city over the recent fatal police shootings of two black men in the Minnesota and Louisiana states of the US this…

US not letting go of India's NSG membership

Friday, 01 July 2016 11:36
Washington: The US has made it clear that it will not let go of India's membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)."India has a strong record and we believe deserves to be included in the NSG," US State Department spokesman…
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