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  • Man convicted in killing of Bangladeshi cleric, assistant in US

    A New York City man was convicted Friday of first-degree murder for the broad daylight killings of a Bangladeshi Muslim cleric and his assistant.

  • Trump imposes tariffs of $60b on Chinese goods

    US President Donald Trump yesterday hit China with tariffs on up to $60 billion of imports to retaliate against the "theft" of American

  • Mueller Investigation: Trump's top lawyer steps down

    The leading attorney on President Donald Trump's legal team, John Dowd, resigned yesterday amid growing pressure on the White

  • US likely to leave Iran deal

    French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy blasted what he said was a lack of evidence for corruption charges against him over claims the

  • US snowstorm

    ‘Four’easter’ pounds US East as Californians wary of mudslides

    The US East’s fourth major snowstorm this month brings heavy snow, snarling flights and commuter travel, closing schools and triggering emergency declarations in several states.

  • US-S Korea military drills to resume

    The United States and South Korea yesterday announced that their annual joint military drills will go ahead next month, but the main

  • Fifth parcel blast reported in Texas

    A package exploded early yesterday at a FedEx distribution facility in Texas, authorities said, following a series of other blasts in Austin

  • 2 students injured

    A student shot and critically wounded two fellow students at a Maryland high school before a campus security officer ended the attack by

  • ‘Son of a dog'

    Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas labelled the US ambassador to Israel David Friedman a "son of a dog" on Monday during an attack

  • Japan Nobel winner's wife found dead in US

    A Japanese Nobel Prize-winner was hospitalized Wednesday and his wife was dead, reportedly after driving off a road in rural Illinois. Ei-

  • US hits Russians with sanctions

    The United State slapped sanctions on 19 Russian individuals and five groups, including Moscow's intelligence services, for meddling in

  • Top bottled water brands have plastic particles: report

    The world's leading brands of bottled water are contaminated with tiny plastic particles that are likely seeping in during the packaging

  • Trump vs Tillerson

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying the two had a "different mindset" on key

  • 'Never again!'

    Students across the United States walked out of classes yesterday in a nationwide call for action against gun violence following the

  • Trump pulls back from big changes to gun laws

    US President Donald Trump will support a modest set of fixes to gun laws, stepping back from some of the more sweeping changes he

  • synesthesia

    ‘People who hear colour may have overactive brain connectivity’

    Synesthesia is a rare and non-pathological condition wherein the stimulation of a certain sense provokes a secondary perception in another. In short, it makes a person hear sounds upon seeing images, see colors upon hearing music or experience taste when certain words and phrases are spoken.

  • An affront to close allies

    Key US trading partners yesterday condemned President Donald Trump's decision to slap punitive tariffs on foreign steel and

  • Rohingya refugee

    US Holocaust museum rescinds award to Suu Kyi

    The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has rescinded its top award to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi because of her failure to condemn and stop military attacks on her country's minority Rohingya Muslims, the museum says.

  • Trump 'may' visit Israel for opening Jerusalem embassy

    Donald Trump floated a fraught trip to open the new American embassy in Jerusalem, as the US president hosted Israel's equally

  • Mueller probing Trump's attacks on Jeff Sessions

    The special counsel in the Russia probe is investigating a period of time last summer when President Donald Trump seemed determined to push Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

  • Senators to force vote on US role

    US lawmakers on Wednesday launched a bipartisan effort to end American involvement in Saudi Arabia's conflict with Yemen, an extraordinary attempt to force a vote on whether to over-rule presidential military authorization.

  • Top Trump aide Hicks to resign

    Hope Hicks, one of Donald Trump's longest-serving aides and perhaps his most trusted confidante, on Wednesday announced her resignation in the latest of a string of departures from the embattled White House.

  • Republicans reject new limits on guns

    Republican leaders of the US Congress said on Tuesday they would not raise the minimum age for gun buyers, in a sign that one of

  • Clinton affair was 'abuse of power'

    Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky says she has been reexamining her affair with president Bill Clinton through the "new

  • Top US court curbs rights of immigrants

    The US Supreme Court on Tuesday curbed the ability of immigrants held in long-term detention during deportation proceedings to argue

  • 'I'd run in there' even without gun

    President Donald Trump said Monday he would have rushed unarmed into the Florida school targeted by a mass shooter, as student

  • US, North should lower threshold for talks: South

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in said yesterday the United States and North Korea should both give ground so

  • Democrats release counter-memo

    The Democratic minority on the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Saturday released a response to Republican charges that the FBI and Justice Department have abused the law in their investigation of possible ties between Russia and Donald

  • Trump- Pena Nieto meet shelved

    Mexico and the United States have shelved tentative plans for a visit to Washington by President Enrique Pena Nieto as tensions persist over a proposed border wall, US media reported Saturday.

  • Vehicle crashes into White House barrier

    The US Secret Service on Friday reported a vehicle rammed into a security barrier near the White House, and the driver has been