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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

24th Oct 2013

Germany: Merkel calls Obama for answers over reports that the US spied on her phone

Chancellor Angela Merkel has telephoned US President Barack Obama over allegations that her cellphone has been monitored. Recent revelations of alleged US espionage have angered some of Washington’s closest allies. The German government had been given information that US intelligence … Continued

22nd Oct 2013

US: School shooting kills 2, injures 2 in Nevada

LOS ANGELES, (Xinhua): Two people were killed and two injured in a shooting Monday at a Nevada middle school, in west United States, school officials said. According to police update, one person killed Monday morning at Sparks Middle School was … Continued

22nd Oct 2013

US: Washington seeks to ease tension in France over NSA spying claims

Washington has sought to pacify French anger over reports of mass surveillance by the National Security Agency. Several US allies have demanded answers from Washington over the widespread spying. US President Barack Obama phoned French President Francois Hollande on Monday … Continued

20th Oct 2013

Argentina: At least 99 injured in Buenos Aires train crash

[Policemen and firemen work after a train from the Sarmiento line crashed at the Once Station, in Buenos Aires (Xinhua/Enrique Cabrera/TELAM)]   BUENOS AIRES, (Xinhua): At least 99 people were injured in a train crash at a Buenos Aires commuter … Continued

18th Oct 2013

US: Obama lays out post-shutdown agenda, praises Italy

US President Barack Obama has urged US lawmakers to find a long-term budget solution after a temporary deal that reopened government. He told visiting Italian premier Enrico Letta that Italy’s reforms were encouraging. Obama highlighted the need for a lasting … Continued

17th Oct 2013

US: President Obama signs legislation ending shutdown

US President Barack Obama has signed legislation that ends the government shutdown and raises the US debt ceiling. The hard-fought agreement, which narrowly avoided default, has ended more than two weeks of shutdown. President Barack Obama has signed a spending … Continued

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