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US warns of more violence over anti-Islam video


September 14th, 2012 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) With anti-US protests over an anti-Islam video spreading to 11 nations, Washington braced for a growing furore threatening US interests abroad and at home ahead of ... Read more...

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US tests new `avatar’ border agent technology


August 28th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Tucson (Arizona), Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) The US Department of Homeland Security is testing an advanced technology whereby an "avatar" agent interviews some Mexican visitors when they cross the border at ... Read more...

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30,000 Indian youth may avoid deportation from US


August 8th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Some 30,000 Indians among 1.76 million unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the US as children could gain a two-year relief from deportation under President ... Read more...

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Homeland Security’s all-in-one app for bomb threat


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) In the first chaotic moments after suspicion of a bomb threat, first responders have a myriad of questions, assessments, and decisions to make, all at once, ... Read more...

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Your body heat could power future devices


July 1st, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 1 (IANS) A new way of powering gadgets using simply a person's own body heat has been developed by an American company that specialises in green power ... Read more...

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Indian-American orphan woman caught in legal tangle


May 25th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) United States has acknowledged that an adopted Indian American woman who faces deportation thirty years after she came here has been caught in a legal tangle, ... Read more...

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Fate of Indian American orphan hangs in balance


May 24th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) The fate of an Indian American woman facing the prospect of deportation 30 years after she came to the US as an adopted infant hangs in ... Read more...

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Terror plot to bomb US-bound plane foiled (Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The US and other intelligence agencies broke up a terrorist plot to bomb a US-bound airliner and seized an explosive device, similar to the ones ... Read more...

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Plot to blow up US-bound jet foiled


May 8th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The US and other intelligence agencies thwarted a plot to bomb a US-bound airliner and seized an explosive device, similar to ones previously used by ... Read more...

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US Sikh group’s mobile app to combat racial profiling


April 30th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) The Sikh Coalition, a US based community group, has launched FlyRights, an innovative mobile application that allows users to report instances of airport profiling in real ... Read more...

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No silver bullet to destroy Al Qaeda: Panetta


April 28th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Even though America was now safer following the death of Osama bin Laden, there was no proverbial "silver bullet" to destroy the Al Qaeda terror network, ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh victim of US random selection system


April 14th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, April 14 (IANS) When India's star actor Shah Rukh Khan was detained and questioned for two hours at the Newark International Airport in August, 2009, the action could ... Read more...

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US embassy apologises for SRK frisking at New York (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The US Friday apologised to Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan for "an inconvenience" experienced by him at the White Plains airport in New York ... Read more...

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SRK again detained at US airport, India tells US sorry won’t do(Roundup)


April 13th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New York/New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was detained at a New York airport for two hours Thursday, sparking outrage in India. The US immigration ... Read more...

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It was nice, as it always happens, says Shah Rukh


April 13th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 13 (IANS) Unfazed by his detention at a New York airport by US immigration authorities for a couple of hours, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, joked ... Read more...

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It happens all the time, tweets Omar on SRK’s detention


April 13th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday wondered what was the "big deal" about the detention of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan as ... Read more...

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SRK’s detention: Indian envoy asked to take up issue with US


April 13th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) India Friday asserted it will take up the issue of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan's detention at a New York airport with the US ... Read more...

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SRK’s detention at US airport inappropriate: Rajiv Shukla


April 13th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Criticising Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan's detention at a New York airport as "inappropriate and uncalled for", union Patrliamentary Affairs Minister Rajiv Shukla Friday ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh Khan detained again at NYK airport(Second Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 13 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who has millions of fans in India and around the world, was detained at New York's White Plains airport ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh Khan detained at New York airport (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 13 (IANS) Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan was detained at New York airport for two hours Thursday as he arrived to visit Yale University, where he ... Read more...

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Visa snafu forces Spanish singer to cancel US concert


April 12th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 12 (IANS/EFE) Spanish singer Pitingo was forced to cancel his planned US debut in New York last month when he was denied a visa because he shares ... Read more...

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US had 11.5 mn undocumented immigrants in 2011


March 26th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 26 (IANS/EFE) The number of undocumented immigrants in the US was around 11.5 million in January 2011, compared with the 11.6 million the year before, according to ... Read more...

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How to spot a terrorist?


March 18th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) The US Department of Homeland Security has brought out a presentation that aims to educate people on recognising terrorists and how to report them.The report titled ... Read more...

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US immigration agency creates ombudsman’s post


February 8th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 8 (IANS/EFE) US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Tuesday designated Andrew Lorenzen-Strait to be the agency's first public advocate as part of "ongoing detention reform and other enforcement-related ... Read more...

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US changing visa rules to attract the highly-skilled


February 4th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) To make America more attractive to highly-skilled foreign students and workers, the United States has announced a series of reforms, including changes in the F-1 ... Read more...

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Britons barred from entering US after Twitter comment


January 30th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 30 (IANS) Two Britons have been barred from entering the US after an innocent tweet about "destroying America" were picked up by US anti-terror officials.Leigh Van Bryan wrote ... Read more...

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US spies could be tracking you on Twitter


December 28th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) The US department of homeland security reportedly makes fake Twitter and Facebook profiles in a bid to track down people who use "sensitive" words.If anyone ... Read more...

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Top US customs official quits


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Alan D. Bersin, commissioner of the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), says he will quit at the end of the month.Bersin, who was appointed ... Read more...

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US Sikh group leads call for probing racing profiling


December 2nd, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) Amid charges of racial profiling by a group of 38 civil rights organizations led by the Sikh Coalition, the US Transportation Security Administration is investigating allegations ... Read more...

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India seeks fair treatment of Tri-valley students


October 25th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao has asked US authorities to view the cases of hundreds of Indian students affected by the closure of "sham" Tri-Valley University ... Read more...

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Biological terror attack real and challenging: US official


October 19th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) The threat of a biological terror attack is still "real and challenging," although a large amount of money has been spent on counter-measures over the last ... Read more...

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US issues worldwide alert after Al-Awlaki’s killing


October 2nd, 2011 - 8:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Department of State has warned US citizens worldwide about possible retaliation attacks after the death of a radical US-born cleric in Yemen.Anwar al-Awlaki, along ... Read more...

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9/11 changed life along US-Mexico border


September 11th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Arizona, Sep 11 (IANS/EFE) The terror attack of Sep 11, 2001, forever changed the dynamics of life along the US-Mexico border with increased militarisation, use of technology and sanctions against ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda behind terror threat to US : Hillary Clinton


September 10th, 2011 - 4:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday that Al Qaeda was behind a new but unconfirmed terrorist threat against the US.She was referring to the ... Read more...

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US reveals ‘credible but unconfirmed’ terror threat


September 9th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) US officials say they have "specific, credible but unconfirmed" information about a potential Al Qaeda threat against the country coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the ... Read more...

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