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9/11 anniversary: US ramps up security


September 11th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) The US ramped up security measures ahead of the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks Tuesday, said the White House Monday.According to a White ... Read more...

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Four Indians among 6 killed in gurdwara shooting


August 7th, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Four of the six Sikh worshippers killed in Sunday's attack on a Sikh gurdwara in Winsconsin were Indian citizens, with one of them being a ... Read more...

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US assures India of full probe into gurdwara shooting


August 6th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) The United States has assured India of a full investigation into the killings at a Sikh gurdwara in Wisconsin, India's ambassador to Washington Nirupama Rao ... Read more...

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Gurdwara shooting: FBI looks for motive, India shocked (Fourth Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The US investigating agency FBI has begun to look for the motive behind Sunday's deadly attack on a gurdwara that left six people ... Read more...

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India shocked as FBI hunts for gurdwara killings’ motive (Third Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The FBI has begun to look for the motive behind Sunday's deadly attack on a US gurdwara that left six people dead, even as ... Read more...

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Gurdwara shooting: FBI hunts for motive (Second Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) The FBI has begun investigating Sunday's attack on a gurdwara in a Milwaukee suburb that left seven people dead, including the shooter, as an act ... Read more...

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Obama denounces Sikh Gurudwara shooting


August 6th, 2012 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has denounced the shooting incident at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin as a "senseless act of violence" and expressed ... Read more...

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Batman movie premiere turns deadly in Denver, 12 dead (Fifth Lead, changing dateline)


July 20th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Denver (Colorado), July 20 (IANS) The midnight premiere of the new Batman movie turned deadly as a gas mask-wearing gunman opened fire early Friday at a suburban Denver ... Read more...

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14 killed, 50 wounded at Batman showing in US (Fourth Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and about 50 injured as a gas mask-wearing gunman opened fire early Friday at a suburban Denver movie theatre ... Read more...

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Pakistan daily fears UN sanctions over `strategic assets’


May 3rd, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Any further attempt on Pakistan's part to preserve its "so-called strategic assets" would further isolate the country and might even invite UN sanctions, warned ... Read more...

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Paper strips will promptly detect harmful bugs in pools


May 1st, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 1 (IANS) Researchers have developed a rapid test using a simple paper strip that can detect E. coli in swimming pools within minutes.The new tool, developed by McMaster ... Read more...

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Osama thought of changing Al Qaeda’s name


May 1st, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Osama bin Laden was depressed because his Al Qaeda had been pounded by US forces and had developed a reputation in the Islamic world for ... Read more...

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US to release Osama files


May 1st, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) The US will release documents seized from the compound of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan, a senior White House official ... Read more...

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`Osama dead but Al Qaeda still dangerous’ (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) Al Qaeda's top leaders, including its new chief Ayman al-Zawahri, continue to "burrow" in Pakistan's tribal areas, said a top US official as a Pakistani journalist ... Read more...

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Top Al Qaeda leaders still burrowing in Pakistan: US


April 30th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Al Qaeda's top leaders, including its new chief of Ayman al-Zawahri, continue to "burrow" in Pakistan's tribal areas, President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser said ... Read more...

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Obama calls for heightened vigilance during 9/11 anniversary


September 11th, 2011 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Saturday called for "heightened state of vigilance and preparedness" as the country commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Sep 11 ... Read more...

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US calls for vigilance against 9/11 threat


September 10th, 2011 - 5:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) US security head Friday asked all citizens to be vigilant against potential terror threat surrounding the 10th anniversary of the 9/ 11 terrorist attacks, ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda stockpiling chemical weapons: US official


September 9th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS/AKI) The ouster of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has given an opportunity to Al Qaeda and other militant outfits to stockpile large amounts of weapons, including ... Read more...

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US asks Yemeni president to hand over power


July 11th, 2011 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS) The US has called upon Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to "fulfill expeditiously" his pledge of signing a deal for peaceful transition in his country.A ... Read more...

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US seeks to destroy Al Qaeda’s core in Pakistan (Lead)


June 30th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) The US has chalked out a counterterror strategy to destroy Al Qaeda, for which it needs to dismantle its core in the tribal regions of ... Read more...

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US aims to destroy Al Qaeda core in Pakistan


June 30th, 2011 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) To destroy the Al Qaeda "evil", the US needs to dismantle its core in the tribal regions of Pakistan and prevent its ability to re-establish ... Read more...

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Only a naked Osama would have been spared the bullet


May 5th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden, who was killed by US Navy Seals in a commando strike earlier this week in Pakistan, might only have been ... Read more...

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Surrender of Osama only possible if he was naked, says US official


May 4th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A senior congressional aide has revealed that Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden would have been allowed to surrender only if he was naked.Briefing media on the rules ... Read more...

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Osama’s death, Middle East uprisings a significant blow to Al-Qaeda: US officials


May 4th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4(ANI): Osama bin Laden's death in the midst of the Middle East uprisings marks a significant blow to the network of Al-Qaeda and its affiliates, top US officials have said.The ... Read more...

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Bin Laden mission was a big gamble for Obama: official


May 4th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): The mission that led to Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's death was one of the toughest decisions US President Barack Obama has ever had to make, according ... Read more...

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How DNA analysis confirmed Osama bin Laden’s death


May 4th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 04 (ANI): Though the world's most wanted man Osama bin Laden was killed during a raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on 2 May, his body was identified after ... Read more...

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Obama didn’t see bin-Laden die: CIA Director Panetta


May 4th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): CIA Director Leon Panetta has said that US President Barack Obama did not see Osama bin Laden getting gunned down, but came to know that he was ... Read more...

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US says it didn’t have communications with Pak intelligence about Operation Geronimo


May 4th, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4(ANI): The White House has said that Washington was quite clear about its knowledge about the existence of the Abbottabad compound where Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden lived, and ... Read more...

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Was it Osama’s wife or daughter who played human shield?


May 4th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Contrary to the belief that slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden hid behind his wife when confronted by US commandos, the world's most wanted man ... Read more...

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Osama’s stay in Abbottabad without support system in Pak “inconceivable”: Brennan


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3(ANI): It is "inconceivable" that Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden did not have a support system in Pakistan that allowed him to remain there for an extended period ... Read more...

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US will be forced to reveal ‘bin-Laden combat’ pictures: CIA official


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): CIA official Michael Scheuer has said the Obama administration would be forced to release photographs of combat operations that killed Osama bin-Laden to avoid conspiracy theories throughout the ... Read more...

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Former Afghan spy chief says Pakistan greater US enemy than al Qaeda


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3(ANI): The United States' greatest enemy in the Af-Pak region is not al Qaeda, but Pakistan, Afghanistan's former spy chief Amrullah Saleh has said.Saleh, who has been the Central ... Read more...

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US would have captured Osama alive if possible: White House


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan has said that the US Navy Seal team that killed Osama bin Laden Sunday in Pakistan would have captured al Qaeda's leader ... Read more...

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Obama, others’ went through ‘anxiety-filled periods’ watching Osama getting killed


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): US President Barack Obama and other officials assembled in the White House to watch the live video of the combat operation that killed Osama bin-Laden in his ... Read more...

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US secrecy over Osama killing operation lays bare deep distrust of its Pakistani ‘allies’


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3(ANI): The United States' decision to find and eliminate elusive Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden without even informing its 'ally' Pakistan until the end of the top secret ... Read more...

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