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US senators call for Sikh hate crime tracking


August 24th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Nineteen US Senators, led by California Democrat Dianne Feinstein, have urged the Justice Department to track hate crimes against Sikhs as they are particularly susceptible to ... Read more...

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Obama denies allegations over White House leaks


June 9th, 2012 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has strongly denied the charges by political rivals that the White House purposely leaked classified information for political gains in the ... Read more...

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US lawmakers seek terrorist tag for Haqqani network


May 12th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) Top Democrats and Republicans on the House and Senate Intelligence panels have demanded that the Obama administration "immediately" label the Pakistani-based Haqqani Network a terrorist ... Read more...

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US may turn to India if talks with Pakistan fail: Daily


March 31st, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 31 (IANS) If Pakistan does not reopen the NATO supply lines to Afghanistan that were closed after an attack on a border post killed 24 soldiers in November, ... Read more...

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Dianne Feinstein’s ‘Respect for Marriage Act’ gets Obama’s nod


July 21st, 2011 - 1:19 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein got a major boost in the arm when her sponsored bill got the nod from the US President Barack Obama. It ... Read more...

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US Senate confirms Petraeus to lead CIA


July 1st, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS/EFE) The US Senate voted 94-0 Thursday to confirm Gen. David Petraeus as the next director of the CIA, a post left vacant by Leon Panetta's ... Read more...

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White House silence fuels speculation on Osama’s end


May 5th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) As the White House fell silent after a series of mis-steps, conflicting reports emerged about the killing of Osama bin Laden with Pakistan admitting that ... Read more...

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Shots at chest, forehead killed Obama, US looks at seized material (Lead)


May 5th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) The US was reviewing the evidence gathered in Pakistan following the raid on the hideout of Osama bin Laden who was killed by rapid-fire shots to ... Read more...

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Osama killed by rapid-fire shots in chest and forehead


May 5th, 2011 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) A US commando team that fought its way upstairs at Osama bin Laden's compound killed the unarmed Al Qaeda leader with rapid-fire shots to his chest ... Read more...

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Osama’s death news leaked before Obama spoke


May 2nd, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) The White House announced that Barack Obama would address the nation at 10.30 p.m. Sunday. But before the president took the mike, Twitter and other ... Read more...

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Bush, Clinton hail Osama killing as momentous achievement (Lead)


May 2nd, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) US leaders across the political divide have hailed the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the Sep 11, 2001 terror attacks, in ... Read more...

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Pot cola, sodas coming to medical marijuana dispensaries


January 30th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Medical marijuana users can now take their medicine - in the form of sparkling sodas!'Canna Cola' combines soda and THC, a psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana, to create ... Read more...

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US intelligence spying costs over 80 billion dollars annually


October 29th, 2010 - 11:06 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 29 (ANI): The annual cost of U.S. intelligence has gone public for the first time. According to figures released by the government Thursday, it is just over 80 billion dollars ... Read more...

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Post-WikiLeaks, US to amend law to curb media


August 4th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) Alarmed with the expose of Afghanistan war secrets by whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, US lawmakers are working on a legislation to amend a law which shields journalists from revealing ... Read more...

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Pot Brownie Attack by the Senate-Penalty Doubled!


August 3rd, 2010 - 3:10 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After a vote by the Senate, Marijuana brownies and and other edible drugs may carry twice the jail time and fines as regular drug charges in a vague ... Read more...

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China urges US to end arms sales to Taiwan


June 18th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, June 18 (ANI): China has urged the United States to honor its commitments and stop selling arms to Taiwan."China has maintained a clear and persistent stance on opposing US arms sales ... Read more...

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China supplied nuke missiles to S. Arabia, claims ex-CIA analyst


June 8th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): China supplied nuclear missiles to Saudi Arabia during the Bush administration years (2000-2008), a former CIA officer who managed intelligence reports on Riyadh has claimed in an uncleared ... Read more...

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Bipartisan Senators condemn repression in Burma on the 20th anniversary of its last election


May 28th, 2010 - 3:32 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – A bipartisan group of Senators condemned the continuing repression in Burma on Thursday, marking the country’s 20th anniversary of its last election.The group, including Senate Republican Leader ... Read more...

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US Senators for tighter rules on No-Fly list


May 12th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Top Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee have called on the Obama administration to improve upon the conditions in the no-fly list and also add ... Read more...

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US still considering naming Pakistan Taliban terrorist group


May 12th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) The United States is still considering if the Pakistan Taliban blamed for the failed plot by a Pakistani-American to detonate a car bomb in New York's Times ... Read more...

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US senators seek tighter sanctions against Myanmar ahead of elections


March 31st, 2010 - 10:02 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.31 (ANI): Nine American senators have cut across their established political affiliations to demand tighter sanctions against the military regime in Myanmar ahead of elections to be held in that ... Read more...

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Nigerian bomber begins talking to US investigators again


February 3rd, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 3 (ANI): Nigerian bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day, has begun talking to investigators again.He earlier talked to agents for about ... Read more...

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‘Al Qaeda poised for large-scale terror attack on America by July’


February 3rd, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 3 (ANI): Dennis C. Blair, President Obama's director of national intelligence, has warned that Al Qaeda and its affiliates may attempt a large-scale attack on American soil within the next ... Read more...

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Another terror attempt in US is ‘certain’: Intelligence chiefs


February 3rd, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) Another attempted terrorist attack on the United States in coming months is "certain" with Al Qaeda remaining the top security threat to the country, according to ... Read more...

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US Congress adopts bipartisan resolution to honour Manmohan Singh


November 23rd, 2009 - 8:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.23 (ANI): The United States Senate has adopted a bipartisan resolution by unanimous consent "honouring the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, for his service to the people of ... Read more...

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Chidambaram discusses counter-terrorism, 26/11 update with US officials


September 10th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram held meetings here with senior Obama administration officials, including National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. (retired) James Jones, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano ... Read more...

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Counter-terrorism, Pakistan dominate Chidambaram talks in US (Lead)


September 10th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Building on institutional exchanges between intelligence and law-enforcement agencies of India and the US has been the thrust of Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram's meetings with top ... Read more...

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Chidambaram discusses counter-terrorism measures with US


September 10th, 2009 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram met with top US officials Wednesday to deepen counter-terrorism cooperation between the countries after the Mumbai attacks last year. Chidambaram, who was briefed ... Read more...

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US Senator under fire over Pakistan drone attacks remark


February 27th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb. 27 (ANI): US Senator Dianne Feinstein has been targeted by Republican members for making a statement in the media confirming the presence of a secret US facility inside Pakistan ... Read more...

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CIA operating predator drones from base in South Pakistan: Times


February 18th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
London , Feb.18 (ANI): The unmanned Predator aircrafts which have been targeting militant hideouts along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border are being operated from an airbase in southern Pakistan , a Times report ... Read more...

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US drones not operating from Pak bases: Qureshi


February 16th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Multan, Feb.16 (ANI): A day after the US backtracked from its statement that unmanned predator were planes operating from bases near Islamabad, Pakistans Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi refuted the charge ... Read more...

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Feinsteins comments on drones simply a news report: US


February 15th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.15 (ANI): The Obama administration has described Senator Dianne Feinsteins comments on drones operating in Pakistan were only based on a news report rather than an intelligence report. Philip J. LaVelle, ... Read more...

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Suspected US drone attack kills six in Pakistan


February 14th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 14 (Xinhua) At least six people were killed and eight injured in a suspected US drone attack in northwestern Pakistan Saturday, Dawn TV reported.The suspected drone fired two missiles at ... Read more...

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US claims Drones flown from a Pakistani base, Pak denies


February 14th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.14 (ANI): A top US official has revealed that the unmanned Predator aircrafts which have been targeting militant hideouts in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) bordering Afghanistan, are flown ... Read more...

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US senate confirms Panetta as new CIA director


February 13th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (Xinhua) The US senate Thursday unanimously confirmed Leon Panetta, former chief of staff in former president Bill Clinton's White House, as the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency ... Read more...

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