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US takes Ebola outbreak in Africa seriously: Obama


US President Barack ObamaWashington - Expressing concern over deadly Ebola virus outbreak in west African nations, US President Barack Obama has said leaders and participants of US-Africa Summit travelling to Washington next week would be screened as part of measures to stop the disease spreadi

Union Carbide can't be sued for Bhopal plant contamination: US court


us courtNew York: In a major blow to victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, a US court here has ruled that the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) cannot be sued for the ongoing contamination from the chemical plant.

Russia faces deepening isolation from international community: White House


white houseWashington: Russia faces the prospects of more economic sanctions and further isolation from the international community if it does not stop supporting separatist rebels in Ukraine, the White House has said.

US asks Israel, Hamas to show restraint during ceasefire


josh earnestWashington: Strongly supporting the humanitarian ceasefire announced in Gaza Friday, the US appealed to Israel and Hamas to act with restraint during the truce period and to abide by their commitments.

'Pakistan used US anti-terror military aid to fight India'


ronald neumannWashington: Most of the American military aid to Islamabad for counter-insurgency has gone into buying equipment to fight India, a former US diplomat has told lawmakers as he described Pakistan as a country which is "on the edge in many ways of being a failed state".

Suit filed against US govt over Muslim citizenship denials, delays


muslim usLos Angeles: Five people are suing the US government alleging that an expanded national security screen targeting Muslims has led to lengthy delays and denials in their applications for citizenship and green cards.

London welcomes Hinduja-built pure electric buses


hinduja groupLondon: In a bid to improve London's air quality and make it the world's first Ultra Low Emission Zone, four pure electric buses made by the Hinduja Group have been introduced here trialling new emission-free technology.

Malaysia Airlines plane halts take-off after collision scare


Malaysia Airlines plane halts take-off after collision scareWashington, July 31 - A Malaysia Airlines plane was forced to halt in the middle of the runway as it was about to take-off, after air traffic control radioed pilots warning them of an imminent collision with another aircraft.