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Kerry begins first India visit

NEW DELHI: US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in New Delhi yesterday for his first visit to India as the top US diplomat, looking to deliver on a pledge…

Brazil president breaks silence about protests – Rousseff says Brazil can do better, slams violence

BRASILIA: Embattled president Dilma Rousseff admitted in a televised address late Friday that Brazil can do better and pledged to do more to fight corruption, a day after more than…

Obama nominates Comey to head FBI

WASHINGTON: As the FBI grapples with scrutiny over government surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday moved to turn the agency over to James Comey, a top Bush administration lawyer best…

US state on ‘red alert’ over nuke waste leak – Most contaminated nuclear site might be leaking

WASHINGTON: An underground tank holding some of the worst radioactive waste at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site might be leaking into the soil. The US Energy Department said workers…

Brazil officials reverse fare hike – Protesters demand better education, healthcare

SAO PAULO: Leaders in Brazil’s two biggest cities said Wednesday that they reversed an increase in bus and subway fares that ignited anti-government protests that have spread across the nation…

Rousseff salutes Brazil protests

SAO PAULO: President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday sought to defuse a massive protest movement sweeping Brazil, acknowledging the need for better public services and more responsive governance as demonstrations continued…

50 plots foiled by spy programs: NSA chief – NSA head says plot against Wall Street foiled

  WASHINGTON: Secret US surveillance has foiled more than 50 terror plots since 2001, including a planned bomb attack on the New York Stock Exchange, a US spy chief said…

Accused California killer tells jurors, ‘I’m not the monster’

SAN RAFAEL: An elderly California photographer charged with the slayings of four prostitutes dating back to the 1970s opened his own defense at his serial-murder trial on Monday, declaring to…

FBI relies on secret US surveillance law, records show

  WASHINGTON: The FBI has used secret evidence obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to prosecute at least 27 accused terrorists since 2007, according to a Reuters review of…

Miss USA crown goes to Connecticut contestant

The country's newest Miss USA is leaving a white collar job behind for the glamour and excitement that goes with her new role - and she can't wait. Moments after…

Morris the cat runs for mayor of Mexican city

MEXICO CITY: This mayoral hopeful in Mexico promises to eat, sleep most of the day and donate his leftover litter to fill potholes. Morris, a black-and-white kitten with orange eyes,…

Obama to harness JFK magic on Berlin visit

BERLIN: Barack Obama will walk in John F. Kennedy's footsteps this week on his first visit to Berlin as US president, but encounter a more powerful and sceptical Germany in…