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5th Dec 2013

US: NSA tracks billions of records on mobile phone locations daily

  The US National Security Agency collects nearly 5 billion records each day on mobile phone locations around the world, including those of Americans, the Washington Post has reported, citing documents from Edward Snowden. The records are added to a … Continued

2nd Dec 2013

US: At least 4 dead, 67 injured in New York train derailment

[Photo shows the accident site of a train derailment in New York borough of Bronx, on Dec. 1. (Xinhua/David Torres)]   NEW YORK, (Xinhua): At least four people were killed and 67 others injured when a passenger train derailed in … Continued

26th Nov 2013

Peru: Four out of 10 Peruvian women suffer domestic violence

LIMA, (Xinhua): Four out of 10 Peruvian women are victims of domestic violence, Peru’s Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations said Monday, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Ana Mendieta, director of … Continued

20th Nov 2013

Obama calls for diplomacy not sanctions ahead of Iran nuclear talks

US President Barack Obama has asked senators to hold back on imposing fresh sanctions against Iran in order to give diplomacy a chance. His appeal came ahead of key nuclear talks with Tehran later on Wednesday. The US president called … Continued

18th Nov 2013

US: Five dead as tornadoes ravage US Midwest

[Photo shows remains of houses and property destroyed by a tornado in Washington, IL.v(Xinhua/Ting Shen)] CHICAGO, (Xinhua): Violent tornadoes and severe storms swept across the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, killing at least five people and leaving dozens more injured. Nearly 80 tornadoes … Continued

14th Nov 2013

US: 3 injured in shooting incident at Pittsburgh high school

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): Police in U.S. city Pittsburgh are responding to a shooting at Brashear High School Wednesday, and at least three people were injured, local TV station KDKA reported. According to school officials, a shooter came out of the woods … Continued

14th Nov 2013

US: Kerry warns US lawmakers new Iran sanctions could threaten nuclear talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Congress against imposing new sanctions against Iran. Kerry said fresh sanctions could destroy diplomatic efforts to rein in Tehran’s nuclear program.  Kerry asked a US lawmakers on Wednesday to refrain from passing new … Continued

11th Nov 2013

US: Two killed, 19 wounded in party shooting in Texas

HOUSTON, (Xinhua): Two high school students were killed and 19 others, most of them teens, wounded when a celebratory gunfire led to random shootings at a massive house party in a suburb of the U.S. city of Houston, authorities said … Continued

4th Nov 2013

Colombia: 4 dead, 30 injured in bus crash

BOGOTA,  (Xinhua): A bus fell off a cliff in the central Colombian department of Tolima on Sunday, killing four people and injuring 30 others, authorities said. A spokesman for the Tolima regional emergency committee said the bus crashed after running … Continued

4th Nov 2013

Brazil: 4 dead, 40 injured in bus crash in southern Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Xinhua): At least four people were killed and more than 40 injured on Sunday when a passenger bus veered off a highway and fell into a ravine in southern Brazil, local G1 news portal reported. A 14-year-old … Continued

2nd Nov 2013

US: Shooting at Los Angeles airport, flights delayed

Parts of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) have been evacuated after a shooting inside Terminal 3. Officials say the gunman was taken into custody with injuries. The incident has caused major flight disruptions. LA officials told a press conference after … Continued

31st Oct 2013

US: NSA accused of hacking Google, Yahoo data links

  The US National Security Agency has reportedly broken into links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world. The latest revelations came hours after German and US officials met to discuss US spy claims.  The Washington Post … Continued

30th Oct 2013

Drone strikes can end tomorrow, if Pakistan wanted: Congressman

WASHINGTON, (The News): US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee member Congressman Alan Grayson has said that drone strikes in Pakistan could end tomorrow if the country wanted to and that no such attacks take place without the approval of … Continued

30th Oct 2013

US intelligence director defends NSA spying policy

The head of US intelligence has defended spying on foreign allies. He stopped short however, of confirming reports that the National Security Agency (NSA) had spied on German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The top US intelligence director told lawmakers on Tuesday … Continued

29th Oct 2013

US: White House defends mass surveillance activities

The United States has defended the use of mass surveillance in foreign countries as necessary to safeguard its own citizens. At the same time, a leading senator has called for a review of US intelligence programs. White House spokesman Jay … Continued

28th Oct 2013

Peru: At least 6 killed, 27 injured in bus crash in Lima region

LIMA, (Xinhua): At least six people died and 27 more were injured when a bus crashed head-on with a truck on Sunday in Peru’s western Lima region, local police said. The accident occurred on the Central Highway, near Carachacra town … Continued

28th Oct 2013

US denies Obama aware of Merkel spying

The US has denied that Barack Obama was aware of his government’s spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel. The statement came after an earlier German media report saying the president was informed of the operation in 2010. There’s growing outrage here … Continued

26th Oct 2013

US: Guantanamo lawyers push for declassification of CIA ‘torture’ program

  The lawyers of five men being charged over the September 11 attacks are appealing to President Obama to declassify details of the CIA’s secret interrogation programs. They say evidence of torture is being hidden. In a letter to President … Continued

Mexico: At least 1 killed, 51 injured in candy factory blast in northern Mexico
25th Oct 2013

Mexico: At least 1 killed, 51 injured in candy factory blast in northern Mexico

MEXICO CITY, (Xinhua): At least 1 person was killed and 51 others wounded Thursday in a candy factory blast in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, capital of the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, local authorities said. The Chihuahua state … Continued

24th Oct 2013

US: Nawaz says he urged Obama to end drone strikes in Pakistan

WASHINGTON, (Agencies, Dawn): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Wednesday he urged US President Barack Obama to end drone strikes in Pakistan, touching on a thorny subject in relations between the two countries. Prime Minister Sharif and President Obama were speaking … Continued

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