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Controversy breaks out over MPs’ letter to Obama on Modi visa

A major controversy erupted Wednesday over MPs’ writing to US President Barack Obama seeking denial of visa to Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi with some MPs denying having signed it.

Barack Obama breaks silence on Trayvon Martin; Thousands take to US streets to protest verdict

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Washington: US President Barack Obama offered a very personal take on the Trayvon Martin case on Friday, saying that 35 years ago, he could have been the unarmed black teen shot dead by a neighborhoo

Obama calls for calm after Zimmerman acquittal; thousands protest across US

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Sanford, Florida: U.S. President Barack Obama called for calm on Sunday after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, as thousands of civil r

Barack Obama's 'hero' Mandela hangs on

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Pretoria: US President Barack Obama headed to South Africa on Friday to pay homage to his hero Nelson Mandela, who is fighting for his life in hospital. Mandela's ill health means the two men, who s

US Supreme Court clears gay weddings

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Washington: In a huge victory for gays and lesbians, the US Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a law denying federal benefits to homosexual couples and cleared the way for same-sex marriage in

Arrest Obama, says Muslim Lawyers Association in South Africa


The Muslim Lawyers’ Association in South Africa has called for the arrest of US President Barack Obama on war crime and genocide charges when he visits the country from Friday.

John Kerry in India, to discuss AfPak


New Delhi: Details coming out regarding the US appeasement of Pakistan by according treatment to the Taliban — which the Americans have been fighting for years — on par with the elected government of

NSA leaker Snowden charged with espionage


Washington: Edward Snowden, a former private contractor with CIA who leaked details of America's controversial secret surveillance programme, has been charged with espionage and stealing government p

Rajasthan man gets admit card with Obama’s picture

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Jaipur: Believe it or not. A Rajasthan school owner received an admit card with his name and the photograph of the US President Barack Obama pasted on it for a junior engineer examination conducted b

Ricin mail to Barack Obama: FBI to quiz pregnant actress

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Washington: A small-time actress from Texas was arrested by the FBI from Mt. Pleasant, Texas on Friday for sending poisonous ricin-laced letters to US President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Mich

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