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Shooter at Batman premiere: I was ‘the Joker’


July 21st, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Denver, July 21 (IANS) The suspect in the mass shooting at the midnight premiere of the new Batman movie in suburban Denver Friday had coloured his hair red and ... Read more...

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US drones fly over Syria to monitor situation


February 20th, 2012 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US military and intelligence drones are flying over Syria to monitor developments in the country torn by civil strife, NBC reported."A good number of American ... Read more...

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NATO strike: US splits blame, but no apology to Pakistan (Lead)


December 23rd, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Washington has refused to apologise for last month's NATO strike that plunged US-Pakistani relations to a new low as Pentagon sought to split the blame ... Read more...

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US splits blame for NATO strike, offers no apology


December 23rd, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Even as a Pentagon report sought to split the blame for last month's deadly NATO strike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, Washington refused to apologise ... Read more...

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Pakistan ties in a mess, admits US


December 10th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 10 (IANS) US-Pakistani military-to-military relations "are a mess" after a NATO strike last month killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, said a top US military official as a think-tank rated ... Read more...

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Petraeus being considered for CIA top job: Report


April 5th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5(ANI): The US commander in Afghanistan, General David H. Petraeus, is reportedly being 'seriously considered' for the job of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director.According to National Public Radio, Petraeus, ... Read more...

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US-led assault nears goals in Libya, European allies likely to take over command


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22(ANI): The US-led military campaign to destroy Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi's air defenses and establish a no-fly zone over the country has nearly accomplished its initial objectives, American officials have ... Read more...

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Radioactive releases following Japan tsunami can last for months: Experts


March 14th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 14 (ANI): US and Japanese experts have suggested that radioactive releases of steam from the crippled nuclear plants in the aftermath of an earthquake-cum-tsunami in Japan could go on for ... Read more...

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Republican House hands Obama big victory over new warplane


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has scored a big post election victory with the opposition Republican controlled house voting to cancel $450 million for an alternative ... Read more...

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China’s civilian leadership was unaware of stealth fighter jet test flight


January 12th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan.12 (ANI): China's civilian leadership has apparently been caught off-guard by the country's military conducting a test flight of a new stealth fighter jet on Tuesday.According to the New York Times, ... Read more...

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‘Chinese military has potential to put US at risk’


January 9th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has warned that China's military growth could pose a risk for America and said that the Pentagon is stepping up investments in ... Read more...

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US Defense Secretary Robert Gates Welcomes “DADT” Repeal, Senator John McCain Criticizes


December 19th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) While on one hand America is rejoicing over the "DADT" repeal, senator John McCain strongly criticized the movement. As the Senate voted against the military ban, ... Read more...

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U.S. Senate votes to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy


December 19th, 2010 - 4:07 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- A controversial policy which bans openly gay, lesbian, and bisexuals from serving in the U.S. military is coming to an end after the U.S. Senate voted to ... Read more...

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‘Afghan war being hampered due to Pak’s unwillingness to hit terror havens on border’


December 15th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15(ANI): Two classified US intelligence reports have said that the American strategy in Afghanistan has a limited chance of success, unless Pakistan hunts down insurgents operating from havens on its ... Read more...

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Afghan war can’t be won without Pakistan in the hunt: NYT


December 15th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) There is a limited chance of success in the Afghanistan war unless Pakistan hunts down insurgents operating from havens on its Afghan border, says the New ... Read more...

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Taliban Post New Videos, Shows Captured US Soldier Bowe Bergdahl


December 9th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) United States' army soldier Bowe Bergdahl is alive and a new Taliban video shows that the US soldier is still held in captivity, media reports. Bowe ... Read more...

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Progress in war ‘uneven,’ insurgents ‘resilient’ in Afghanistan: Pentagon


November 24th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): The Pentagon has admitted in its latest report that the progress made by the US in war ravaged Afghanistan has been 'uneven,' and that insurgents are 'resilient' ... Read more...

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Safe militant havens in Pakistan slow Afghan war: US report


November 24th, 2010 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 24 (IANS) A new US Defence Department report says Pakistan's failure to shut down safe havens for militants and the Taliban's ability to adapt are slowing efforts ... Read more...

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Taliban stealing US army uniforms to “gain tactical advantage on battlefield”


November 13th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Pentagon officials have warned commanders to avoid shipping uniforms through the usual U.S. supply routes in Pakistan and Afghanistan, saying that the Taliban fighters are stealing them ... Read more...

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Missile-Like Object Over California Was Plane Contrail, Pentagon Says


November 11th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The streaks that was visible over the Californian sky on Monday that nothing but a condensation trail that was left by an aircraft, Pentagon officials have ... Read more...

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‘Aggrieved’ Marine could be behind all three Pentagon building shootings: FBI


October 30th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30(ANI): The United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has said that the shooter who targeted three Washington-area military buildings recently may be a Marine or someone with a grievance ... Read more...

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Same weapon used in all three Pentagon building shootings: FBI


October 29th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29(ANI): The United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has confirmed that shots fired at three Washington-area military buildings recently all came from the same weapon.On October 19 police and ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks expected to release 400,000 secret Iraq War files


October 17th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 17(ANI): Whistleblower website WikiLeaks is reportedly preparing to release around 400,000 classified documents relating to the United States-led war in Iraq.According to Fox News, the release, which could ... Read more...

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Israel says Russia-Syria weapons deal is an unwelcome development


September 22nd, 2010 - 2:15 am ICT by BNO News
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BNO NEWS) – Israel on Tuesday said that the announced Russia-Syria weapons deal is an unwelcomed development but not one they are not prepared for, the Israel Defense Forces Chief ... Read more...

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Russia to provide missiles to Syria despite US, Israel protests


September 18th, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – Russia on Friday announced that it will provide missiles to Syria as agreed in a 2007 deal, despite protests by both the United States and Israel, media ... Read more...

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Hacker Claims WikiLeaks Suspect Was Assisted By MIT Student


August 2nd, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) As the United States government takes every possible step in the investigation of leakage of thousands of secret documents about the Afghan war, a key figure ... Read more...

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Dozens of Pentagon officials, contractors caught in child porn sting


July 24th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Dozens of Pentagon officials and contractors have been caught purchasing and downloading child pornography on government computers in a sting operation.The US Department of Defence's inspector general's office ... Read more...

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Afghanistan has $1 trillion worth of mineral deposits


June 14th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) Afghanistan has nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits including lithium, iron and copper, the US government estimates. A New York Times report Monday said the ... Read more...

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US discovers one trillion dollars of mineral deposits in Afghanistan


June 14th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): The United States has discovered nearly a trillion dollars in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan.According toa New York Times report, senior American Government officials said the discovery ... Read more...

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Gates criticizes Chinese military for blocking talks in Beijing


June 4th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Singapore, June 4 (ANI): US Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on Thursday accused China's military of impeding relations with the Pentagon, taking exception to its unwillingness to invite him to Beijing during ... Read more...

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US considering sending aircraft carrier to Korean Peninsula


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): With tensions escalating on the Korean Peninsula, the U.S. is weighing whether to deploy the massive aircraft carrier USS George Washington to the Yellow Sea, where North Korea ... Read more...

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China snubs Gates request for visit over US arms sales to Taiwan


June 3rd, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington/ Beijing, June 3 (ANI): China has snubbed and rejected a request from US Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates to visit Beijing after Washington's recent move to provide arms to Taiwan, which ... Read more...

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US to assist S. Korea with naval defense plan


May 31st, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 31 (ANI): Senior American officials have revealed that the Obama administration is planning a long-term program to plug major gaps in the South's naval defenses. They said the sinking of ... Read more...

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White House thinking about a compromise on Gays in military


May 25th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, May 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The White House is backing a proposal that would remove the "don't ask, don't tell" law from the Pentagon. Gay activists met with officials of the ... Read more...

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Compromise Reached?: American Gay Community To Serve Freely In Military?


May 25th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Washington, May 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States would like to bid farewell to the policies of the Bill Clinton era and a new America under the presidentship of Barack ... Read more...

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