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21-Sep-2018 Washington

44 killed in Tanzania ferry capsize

At least 44 people were killed when a passenger ferry carrying hundreds capsized in Tanzania's Lake Victoria, officials said.The accident took place on Thursday between two islands in Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, which straddles the borders...

21-Sep-2018 Washington

US shooting : Woman kills three, turns gun on herself

A woman shot dead three persons and injured three more before turning the gun on herself in an attack at a warehouse complex in Maryland in the US, police said.The shooting happened on Thursday at a pharmacy distribution centre in Perryman, near Baltimore,...

20-Sep-2018 Washington

Donald Trump visits areas affected by Florence, promises residents aid

President Donald Trump on Wednesday visited the two states most heavily affected by Hurricane Florence and promised that "a lot of money" will be coming from Washington and significant resources will be invested in reconstruction in the region, although he also...

17-Sep-2018 Washington

15 killed as Florence pounds US East Coast

At least 15 people have been killed in North Carolina and South Carolina in the United States as a result of Hurricane Florence which is downgraded to a tropical storm.The weakened Florence is still battering the region with heavy rain on Sunday, causing...

16-Sep-2018 Washington

Toll in US storm increases to 13

The death toll from tropical storm Florence that made landfall in the US east coast, has increased to 13, with authorities warning of continued rains and flooding.Of the 13 victims, nine died on Friday night, while the rest were killed on Saturday, according...

15-Sep-2018 Washington

Donald Trump tells aides to move ahead with $200 bn China tariffs

US President Donald Trump is urging his administration to move ahead with slapping tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, according to an official.However, the timing of an announcement remains unclear, CNN quoted spokeswoman Lindsay Walters as saying...

15-Sep-2018 Washington

Hurricane Florence kills 5 in US

At least five people, including an infant, were killed in the US state of state of North Carolina as hurricane Florence made landfall, authorities said.After coming ashore in North Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane, Florence downgraded to a tropical storm...

13-Sep-2018 Washington

Donald Trump OKs sanctions on countries that interfere in US elections

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a decree authorizing sanctions for countries that attempt to influence the November mid-term elections, while his administration denounced possible attempts to do so from Russia, China, Iran and North Korea.The...

10-Sep-2018 Washington

Grocery store shooting in US kills 2

Two men have been fatally shot at a grocery store in the US state of Minnesota, officials said.Police officers were called on Sunday to the shooting site at Emerson Food Market in north Minneapolis where they found one man was dead from an apparent gunshot...

10-Sep-2018 Washington

Small plane crash in US kills 2

Two people have been killed in a small plane crash in the US state of Florida, officials said.The accident happened before Sunday noon in Lake Worth, a coastal city in Florida. The police said the twin-engine Cessna C335 crashed at John Prince Park, Xinhua...

09-Sep-2018 Washington

Donald Trump again asks Apple to start manufacturing in US

After Apple hinted at increasing the price of its products owing to tariffs on China, US President Donald Trump has once again asked the iPhone maker to shift manufacturing from Beijing to Washington.Apple has written a letter to the Trump administration,...

09-Sep-2018 Washington

Donald Trump seeks to move past Stormy Daniels lawsuit

US President Donald Trump has sought to move past a lawsuit from pornstar Stormy Daniels, stating in a court filing that he would not seek to enforce a 2016 settlement agreement between Daniels and Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen.The so-called hush...

08-Sep-2018 Washington

Trump's China tariffs will hit our products hard : Apple

US President Donald Trump's proposed $200 billion tariffs on China-make products will make Apple Watch, AirPods headphones, HomePod smart speaker, Macs and key computer parts more expensive, the company has said.In a letter written to the US Trade Representative...

07-Sep-2018 Washington

Donald Trump moves to extend detention period for migrant children

US President Donald Trump has proposed to indefinitely extend the detention period for undocumented migrant children by abandoning a judicial agreement establishing a limit of 20 days after being apprehended.The government initiative would entail ending...

07-Sep-2018 Washington

Four including gunman killed in US shooting

A gunman opened fire at a building in Cincinnati, in the US state of Ohio, killing three persons and injuring five others, officials said on Thursday."Five victims injured, three dead. Suspect is dead. Three or four officers responded and engaged the shooter,"...

06-Sep-2018 Washington

Possible to meet Rouhani at UN : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said it is possible for him to meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani at the UN.Speaking on Wednesday before a bilateral meeting with Kuwait's visiting Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Trump said "anything...

31-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump demands firing of presidents of two TV networks

US President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded the firing of the presidents of two key US television networks -- CNN and NBC -- whom he accused of being biased against him.Specifically, Trump took to Twitter to call for CNN President Jeff Zucker, who has...

31-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump threatens to intervene in Justice Department, FBI

US President Donald Trump warned the Department of Justice and the FBI that he will intervene if they failed to do their jobs.The President on Thursday lashed out at the agencies and the media during a rally in Evansville, Indiana, aimed at improving Republican...

30-Aug-2018 Washington

NAFTA talks with Canada going very well : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that negotiations with Canada to incorporate it into the revised North American Free Trade Agreement are going "very well", and he revealed that he spoke this week with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau."I...

30-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump announces White House counsel to quit in fall

US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday on Twitter that White House counsel Don McGahn, who has played a key role in defending the President in the Russia probe, will leave his post in the fall.McGahn, who began serving as White House counsel in...

29-Aug-2018 Washington

Google denies claims that it suppresses Conservative opinions

Search engine Google on Tuesday denied the claims that its search engines are "biased towards any political ideology", thus responding to US President Donald Trump's accusation that those search algorithms are designed to silence conservative voices."When users...

28-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump issues statement after ignoring McCain questions

US President Donald Trump offered brief praised for the late Republican Senator John McCain, who passed away on August 25, in a statement after responding only with silence to questions about the Vietnam War veteran turned politician."Despite our differences...

24-Aug-2018 Washington

US attorney general hits back at Trump

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has responded to President Donald Trump's latest attack on him by insisting that the justice department he heads will not bend to political pressure.The apparent rebuke of Trump came after the President said Sessions was...

23-Aug-2018 Washington

Impeach me and the market will crash : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump, responding to speculation that he might be impeached, has warned that the "market would crash" by any such move and "everyone would turn poor".Trump's comments to Fox & Friends came after his longtime lawyer and aide Michael...

20-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump vows 'no concessions' to Turkey over US pastor

US President Donald Trump has insisted he will not back down in a standoff with Turkey over a detained US pastor."I think it's very sad what Turkey is doing," he said. "I think they're making a terrible mistake. There will be no concessions."He said he...

14-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump signs $717bn annual defence policy bill into law

US President Donald Trump signed into law the $717 billion annual defence policy bill, the earliest in the year the bill has become law in more than four decades."The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is the most significant investment in our military...

05-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump launches new round of attacks on media

US President Donald Trump has launched a new round of attacks against the US media, accusing them of being able to "cause war".In a flurry of tweets on Sunday, the President continued to cast the media as the "enemy of the people," saying "They purposely...

03-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump blasts media in rally

US President Donald Trump blasted the media and "fake news" at a rally in Pennsylvania after a row between the White House Press Secretary and a CNN reporter.The rally on Thursday night in Wilkes-Barre took place just hours after White House Press Secretary...

31-Jul-2018 Washington

3D printing of guns doesn't make sense : Donald Trump

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the 3D printing of plastic guns "doesn't seem to make much sense" after his administration reached a legal agreement with a group promoting this activity."I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already...

29-Jul-2018 Washington

Motel fire kills mother, 5 of her children in US

A mother and her five children were killed on Saturday as a fire swept through a motel in the US state of Michigan.Kiarre Curtis, 26, and her five children aged from two to 10 likely succumbed to smoke inhalation, Xinhua quoted the Berrien County sheriff's...

29-Jul-2018 Washington

Donald Trump declares California wildfires a state of emergency

US President Donald Trump declared on Saturday a state of emergency in California and ordered the federal government to provide additional assistance due to the wildfires that since July 23 have devastated the region and forced authorities to evacuate close...

28-Jul-2018 Washington

Four killed in US car crash

Four persons have been killed and three others injured, including a six-year-old child, in the US state of Georgia, authorities said.The incident took place in Bartow county on Friday, according to Georgia State Patrol, Xinhua news agency reported.The car...

28-Jul-2018 Washington

2 killed, thousands flee as deadly wildfire devastates California

A raging wildfire in California has killed two firefighters and prompted 38,000 evacuations, destroying scores of homes and threatening other dwellings and businesses.The blaze, known as the Carr fire, started on Monday. It destroyed at least 500 structures...

27-Jul-2018 Washington

'Shadow banning' due to technical issue, resolved : Twitter

After US President Donald Trump slammed Twitter for "shadow banning" Republicans, the micro-blogging platform on Friday said it is not involved in banning people based on political viewpoints and there was a technical issue in its search that has been resolved.Trump...

23-Jul-2018 Washington

Donald Trump warns Rouhani against threatening US

The US President Donald Trump warned his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani against threatening the US, adding that there could be severe consequences.At a ceremony attended by Iranian diplomats, Rouhani had asserted that his country was not seeking to start...

21-Jul-2018 Washington

9 family members among 17 killed in US boat tragedy

Nine of the 17 people who died when a tour boat sank in a Missouri lake in the US on Thursday were from the same family, according to the state's  governor.Governor Michael Parson said that he spoke to the woman who has also accused the boat's captain...

21-Jul-2018 Washington

US tourist boat accident toll rises to 17

The death toll from the capsizing of a tourist duck boat on Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri, rose to 17 on Friday after authorities located the bodies of four more missing people.Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader provided the new fatalities figure and...

19-Jul-2018 Washington

Russia no longer targeting US elections : Donald Trump

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he did not believe that Russia was still targeting US elections, contradicting the opinion of his director of national intelligence.Speaking to reporters during a Cabinet meeting, Trump said that there has "never been...

18-Jul-2018 Washington

Meeting Putin was better than NATO summit : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his controversial meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin was even better than the annual NATO summit in Brussels, at which he demanded a greater contribution to defense funding by America's allies."While...

18-Jul-2018 Washington

Air Force One to get red, white and blue paint job : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has announced a plan to change the blue and white colour scheme of the iconic Air Force One and give it a bold new paint job in red, white and blue colours as part of a series of upgrades to the presidential aircraft.Boeing is...

09-Jun-2018 Washington

NASA extends Juno's Jupiter mission until July 2021

With NASA's Juno spacecraft needing more time to gather the mission's required data, the US space agency has decided to extend its science operations until July 2021, making way for the probe to spend three more years in orbit around Jupiter.Juno is in 53-day...

08-Jun-2018 Washington

Want to pardon Muhammad Ali : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he is considering a pardon for late boxing legend Muhammad Ali, seemingly unaware of the fact that the former world heavyweight champion does not need one.Ali was convicted in 1967 for refusing to be drafted...

08-Jun-2018 Washington

Russia should be part of Canada summit : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that Russia should be allowed back into the G8 group of industrialised nations, which became the G7 when Moscow was suspended in 2014."I have been Russia's worst nightmare ... but with that being said Russia should...

27-Apr-2018 Washington

NASA's Hubble captured first image of surviving companion to supernova

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first image of a surviving companion to a supernova, a compelling evidence that some supernovas originate in double-star systems, the US space agency said.Seventeen years ago, astronomers had witnessed a supernova...

11-Apr-2018 Washington

NASA to study tiny sea creatures to understand Earth's climate

In a first, a team of scientists from NASA are on a research mission to study phytoplankton -- the tiny sea creatures -- and their impact on the atmosphere and climate on Earth.The North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES), which is in...

11-Apr-2018 Washington

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress over data scandal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday testified before the Congress and during his five-hour testimony, the lawmakers asked him tough questions on fake news, Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election and censorship of conservative media.During...

10-Apr-2018 Washington

Google, AMA to invite solutions for integrated health model

Google has joined hands with the American Medical Association (AMA) to invite new solutions of mobile health technology, through devices and applications, that can help effectively monitor patients as well as share medical health data to manage chronic conditions.AMA's...

09-Apr-2018 Washington

Donald Trump says to make Syria decision in next 24-48 hours

US President Donald Trump said on Monday that his administration will make a decision on Syria in the next 24 to 48 hours.The reported chemical weapon attack in Syria was "atrocious" and "horrible", Trump said in a cabinet meeting broadcast live on TV."We'll...

07-Apr-2018 Washington

Sylvester Stallone returns to Rocky statue

Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone returned to Philadelphia's Rocky statue with a new plaque.Amidst ongoing filming for "Creed 2" in Philadelphia, Stallone returned to the famous "Rocky steps" outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art to place a commemorative plaque...

07-Apr-2018 Washington

NASA tells Boeing to fly three people for six months to ISS

NASA has updated its commercial crew contract with Boeing to let the US-based aerospace company fly three people to the International Space Station (ISS) who will stay there for up to six months from an earlier planned two-week trip.The move is seen as to...

06-Apr-2018 Washington

Donald Trump threatens China with additional $100bn tariffs

US President Donald Trump has said he is considering slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, moving the world's two largest economies closer to an open trade brawl.Trump on late Thursday said that he was responding to "unfair retaliation"...

05-Apr-2018 Washington

Donald Trump orders National Guard troops to US-Mexico border

US President Donald Trump has officially signed a memorandum to deploy the National Guard to the country's border with Mexico, a move that followed days of him calling for a larger crackdown on illegal immigration.In the memo signed on Wednesday evening,...

04-Apr-2018 Washington

4 US marines killed in helicopter crash

Four US marines have been killed in a helicopter crash while carrying out a routine training exercise in California.The Marine Corps said on Wednesday that the cause of the accident, that took place on Tuesday, was being investigated, Efe news reported.The...

01-Apr-2018 Washington

NASA invests in technology for space exploration missions

NASA is investing in several next-generation technology concepts that will help the US space agency use them for future space exploration missions.This include meteoroid impact detection, space telescope swarms and small orbital debris mapping technologies,...

01-Apr-2018 Washington

Donald Trump lashes out after California Governor pardons immigrants

US President Donald Trump lashed out at California Governor Jerry Brown after he pardoned five immigrants facing possible deportation, the media reported."Governor Jerry 'Moonbeam' Brown pardoned five criminal illegal aliens whose crimes include (1) Kidnapping...

31-Mar-2018 Washington

SpaceX launches 10 satellites, but $6 mn nose cone crashes

SpaceX has confirmed successful deployment of all 10 communications satellites to low-Earth orbit after their launch aboard a a Falcon 9 on Friday, but the company reported a glitch in landing the $6 million nose cone into a giant seaborne net.As the nose cone...

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