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Kerry lauds progress in Iraq-Kuwait relations

WASHINGTON: The US Secretary of State John Kerry Kerry said in a phone call to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari "that he was impressed by the recent progress the two…

Rain helps firefighters tame deadly wildfire in Colorado

COLORADO: Rain and calmer winds helped firefighters tame a deadly wildfire ranked as Colorado's most destructive on record as authorities reported making significant headway on Friday in curtailing a blaze…

Heat even NBA Finals with Spurs after win

SAN ANTONIO: LeBron James wanted the responsibility on his powerful shoulders. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh proved Thursday it doesn't have to be that way. James can win the Miami…

Pa girl’s double-lung transplant deemed success

PHILADELPHIA: A 10-year-old girl whose efforts to qualify for an organ donation spurred public debate over how organs are allocated underwent a successful double-lung transplant on Wednesday, the girl's family…

Brazilians back on street against high travel fares – Police arrest 60 for demanding rollback

SAO PAULO: Thousands of youths clashed with riot police across central Sao Paulo late Thursday in a fresh round of rowdy protests over higher mass transit fares. Police reported at…

2 killed in monster Colorado wildfire – Blaze could be work of arsonist

COLORADO SPRINGS: The remains of two people killed trying to flee the most destructive Colorado wildfire on record were found on Thursday as crews fought to keep the fierce, wind-driven…

NSA head: Spy programs foiled terror attacks

WASHINGTON: Once-secret surveillance programs were crucial in enabling the US government to thwart dozens of terrorist attacks, says the director of the National Security Agency in a forceful defense of…

Massive storm surges toward Mid-Atlantic – Widespread destruction, power outages forecast

WASHINGTON: A massive storm system originally forecast to affect one in five Americans from Iowa to Maryland surged yesterday toward the Mid-Atlantic after causing widespread power outages but largely failing…

Secret program leaker Snowden goes dark in HK – Dad of Snowden’s girlfriend ‘shocked’

HONG KONG: The former CIA employee who suddenly burst into headlines around the globe by revealing himself as the source of top-secret leaks about US surveillance programs has just as…

Police identify gunman in Santa Monica rampage

SANTA MONICA: Santa Monica College reopened under extra security Monday except for the library, where police shot and killed a heavily armed gunman after a rampage that left five people…

Alligator takes pit stop near Calif intersection

LANCASTER: A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was suspicious. When he heard two women were spotted near a Lancaster, Calif., intersection, and one of them was holding an alligator, he…

Going casual: Obama, Xi seek new relations

RANCHO MIRAGE, California: US President Barack Obama and China's President Xi Jinping met for a second day yesterday, grasping for a personal understanding that could ease often prickly US-China relations.…