Hillary Clinton’s 296 emails published

Washington, May 23 (IANS) The US State Department has published online 296 emails from former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s account.   The emails were sent and received in the aftermath of the September 2012 attacks on an American diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, which killed four Americans, including an ambassador.   “The emails we […]

Obama repeats commitment to Israel

Washington, May 23 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama repeated on Friday that his commitment to the security of Israel “is and always will be unshakeable”, and that he will not accept a “bad deal” with Iran concerning its nuclear programme.   “No administration has done more to ensure that Israel can protect itself than this […]

Attack on police in Mexico leaves 43 people dead

Mexico City, May 23 (IANS) At least 43 people were killed on Friday in Mexico’s Michoacan state following a clash between an armed group and federal police, authorities said.   Sources from the government’s security cabinet told Xinhua the armed group launched the attack against agents in the township of Tanhuato.   A preliminary police […]

207 giant turtles to be released in the Galapagos

Quito (Equador), May 23 (IANS) Administrators at Ecuador’s Galapagos National Park said 207 giant turtles will be released next month on the island of Santa Fe, where the native tortoises died out more than 150 years ago.   The turtles to be set loose on June 5 by the park directors and the Galapagos Conservancy […]

Obesity can cause heart attack

New York, May 21 (IANS) People with obesity and bad cholesterol levels are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than people who do not suffer from it, says a study.   Having diabetes or high blood pressure worsens the risk, said professor Ki-Chul Sung from Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, South Korea.   “People with metabolic […]

US threatens not to sign n-deal with Iran

Washington, May 21 (IANS) Washington has threatened “not to sign” a final nuclear agreement with Tehran unless the Iranian government gives access to its possible military dimension-related sites and nuclear scientists.   “If we don’t get the assurances we need on the access to possible military dimension-related sites or activities, that’s going to be a […]

‘Al Qaeda recruitment akin to taking job in big enterprise’

Washington, May 21 (IANS) New recruits to the terror grouping Al Qaeda filled up a form that was very similar to a job application for any large business enterprise, documents found four years ago in the lair of Osama bin Laden — once the worlds’s most wanted militant — reveal, according to documents declassified by […]

US envoy favours India-Pakistan trade enhancement

Amritsar, May 20 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma on Wednesday favoured enhancement of trade between India and Pakistan, and said he would certainly do whatever was possible to push both the governments to resolve the issues at the earliest.   “There is indeed immense potential to save huge transportation costs and time […]

Will save people with Indian hands, says Afghan army man

Kabul, May 20 (IANS) “Will continue to save lives of people with my new Indian hands,” said a former Afghan National Army officer here on Wednesday, pepped with a pair of transplanted Indian hands in place of his own which were lost in an explosion.   Abdul Rahim, 30, lost his both hands in an […]

Pakistan nabs mastermind of Karachi bus attack

Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) Security forces in Pakistan have arrested the mastermind of a May 13 bus attack that killed over 40 minority Ismaili Shiites in the port city of Karachi, a cabinet minister said on Wednesday.   Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan told reporters that several others involved in the bus attack were […]

Iran not to succumb under pressure at n-talks: Khamenei

Tehran, May 20 (IANS) In what could be called a first setback to the framework agreement between Iran and the world powers, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed on Wednesday that Tehran would not accept “unreasonable demands” by world powers during negotiations over its disputed nuclear programme, and ruled out letting inspectors interview its […]