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Major blast hits Nashville after chilling bomb warning

Washington - A huge blast tore through a section of downtown Nashville early Friday, after police responding to reports of gunfire discovered a parked motorhome blaring a warning that it carried a bomb.

Family praises Pakistan's bid to stop release of Daniel Pearl murderers

Islamabad - The father of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl on Friday welcomed Pakistan's decision to challenge the verdict of a local court ordering the release of a militant convicted of murdering their son in 2002.

GoDaddy apologises for fake Christmas bonus email security test

Washington - US web company GoDaddy apologized Thursday after an email that promised employees a Christmas bonus in the midst of the economic crisis turned out to be a computer security test."GoDaddy takes the security of our platform extremely seriously.

US to require negative virus test for UK arrivals

Washington - US authorities announced Thursday that passengers arriving on flights from the United Kingdom will need to test negative for coronavirus before departure, the latest restriction imposed due to a new Covid-19 variant.

US parents in bizarre 'balloon boy' hoax granted pardon

Los Angeles - Two Colorado parents jailed for falsely claiming their six-year-old son Falcon had floated away in a homemade balloon shaped like a flying saucer have been granted pardons by the western US state's governor.

With pardons, Trump seeks to erase stain of Russia probe

Washington - President Donald Trump's pardons of five people from his 2016 election campaign caps his effort to bleach out the stain on his tenure of the Russia interference investigation.

Police killing of unarmed Black man ignites fresh outrage in US

Columbus - The fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man by police in Columbus, Ohio -- the US city's second such killing this month -- sparked a fresh wave of protests on Thursday against racial injustice and police brutality in the country.

US Congress fails to agree to boost stimulus checks

Washington - Republicans on Thursday blocked an effort to amend the hard-won pandemic relief package to more than triple direct payments to struggling Americans, something demanded by President Donald Trump.

US Congress fails to agree to boost stimulus checks

Washington - Republicans on Thursday blocked an effort to amend the hard-won pandemic relief package to more than triple direct payments to struggling Americans, something demanded by President Donald Trump.

Pakistan court orders release of mastermind behind Daniel Pearl murder

Karachi - A court in Pakistan on Thursday ordered the release of a British-born militant convicted of murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and beheaded in the southern city of Karachi in 2002.

Trump pardons more allies and Kushner's father, sparking fresh outrage

Washington - US President Donald Trump issued new pardons Wednesday for allies including the father of his son-in-law Jared Kushner and two confidants caught up in the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that brought him to power.

Trump warns Iran over rocket strike on embassy in Iraq

Washington - US President Donald Trump warned Wednesday he would hold "Iran responsible" in the event of a fatal attack on Americans in Iraq, as the first anniversary of the killing of a top Iranian general in a US air strike approaches.

Trump throws pandemic relief into doubt

Washington - President Donald Trump has thrown a long-awaited pandemic relief package into doubt days before millions of Americans will lose their benefits and face eviction from their homes.

Trump vetoes sweeping US defense bill

Washington - US President Donald Trump vetoed a broad defense funding bill sent to him by Congress Wednesday, complaining that it helps Russia and China and objecting to provisions to rename military bases.

No merry Christmas vacation for enraged Trump

Washington - An enraged Donald Trump helicoptered off the White House lawn for one of the last times in his presidency Wednesday, leaving Americans chaos as a Christmas present.

US slaps sanctions on Belarus police over crackdown

Washington - The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions on Belarus police units and a senior security official over their violent crackdown on mass protests following the strongman leader′s contested reelection.

One million vaccinated as US eyes return to normal next summer

Washington - More than a million Americans have received the first dose of their Covid-19 vaccines, a senior official said Wednesday, as the US eyes a return to normal by next summer.

Trump rejects Covid relief bill, calling it 'a disgrace'

Washington - President Donald Trump on Tuesday rejected a massive Covid economic relief package passed by Congress, branding it "a disgrace" in an act of political brinkmanship less than a month before he must leave office and when millions of Americans are sufferi...

Trump pardons two linked to Russia probe, Blackwater guards, others

Washington - US President Donald Trump granted pardons Tuesday to two people linked to a probe into alleged collusion between his campaign and Russia along with a list of others as time ticks away on his remaining weeks in office.

Lives cut short: the American children lost to stray bullets

Washington - Carmelo Duncan was strapped into his car seat when he was hit by multiple stray bullets, becoming at just 15 months old one of the youngest shooting victims in the US this year -- and a symbol of powerlessness in the face of gun violence.

Trump rejects Covid relief bill, calling it 'a disgrace'

Washington - President Donald Trump on Tuesday rejected a $900 billion bipartisan Covid stimulus package, calling it "a disgrace" and demanding that lawmakers more than triple relief payments to Americans.

Twitter followers of US govt accounts won't transfer to Biden

Washington - Twitter said Tuesday it would not automatically transfer the millions of followers of official Trump administration accounts to the incoming Biden administration, but instead give users the option to continue or not.

Biden says huge cyberattack cannot go unanswered

Wilmington - President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that the perpetrators of a massive cyberattack on the US government, unofficially blamed on Russia, must face consequences, and assailed President Donald Trump over his response to the threat.

Israel flight marking normalisation lands in Morocco

Rabat - The first Israel-Morocco direct commercial flight landed in Rabat Tuesday to mark the latest US-brokered diplomatic normalisation deal between the Jewish state and an Arab country.

US daily apologizes for decades of racist coverage

Washington - The editor of the Kansas City Star apologized Monday on behalf of the American daily newspaper for decades of racist and discriminatory coverage of the Black minority.

US Congress approves $900 billion stimulus package

Washington - US lawmakers approved a $900 billion relief package for the world's biggest economy that will provide a long-sought boost for millions of Americans and businesses battered by the coronavirus pandemic.

US reinstates Sudan's sovereign immunity over past terror attacks

Washington - US lawmakers on Monday backed legislation granting Sudan legal immunity for past militant attacks, a final step in a historic deal removing Khartoum from Washington's blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism.

US charges Libyan 'bombmaker' over 1988 Lockerbie attack

Washington - The US Justice Department announced charges Monday against a Libyan former intelligence agent who allegedly built the bomb that exploded aboard Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland exactly 32 years ago.

Morocco, Israel to seal normalisation with first direct flight

Rabat - Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and advisor, is due to arrive Tuesday in Morocco from Israel on the first direct commercial flight between the two countries since they normalised ties.

Contradicting Trump, US justice chief fingers Russia in hack

Washington - US Attorney General Bill Barr said Monday that Russia was behind the massive hack of US government computer systems, contradicting President Donald Trump's suggestion that China could be involved.
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