• Clinton must give written testimony in e-mail case: US judge

    US federal judge rules that Democrat Hillary Clinton must respond in writing in a lawsuit over her use of a private e-mail server while she was secretary of state.

  • Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion sells for $100 million

    The famed Los Angeles Playboy mansion belonging to Hugh Hefner, founder of the Playboy empire, has been sold for $100 million, and Hefner, 90, will live in the mansion for the rest of his life, a representative for the buyer says.

  • Dhaka, Washington condemn NY killings

    Bangladesh condemns the killing of Bangladesh-origin Imam and his associate in New York city describing it as a cowardly act on peace-loving people.

  • Alauddin Akonjee, New York, New York city, Ozone Park, Al-Furqan Jame Mosque, Bangladesh, mosque, gunman, shot dead

    Imam among 2 Bangladeshis killed in New York

    Two Bangladeshi nationals including a Muslim cleric are shot dead by a gunman in New York. A lone gunman shot them when they were walking together following afternoon prayers at a mosque in the New York City borough of Queens.

  • Zika,Emergency, Latin America, spread by mosquitoes,Puerto Rico,US territory,US Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell,

    US declares Zika public health emergency in Puerto Rico

    US health authorities on Friday declare a public health emergency in Puerto Rico due to the outbreak of Zika, which has now infected more than 10,000 people.

  • Rio Olympics: Phelps wins 22nd gold

    Michael Phelps of the United States wins the Olympic 200 metres individual medley to capture the 22nd gold medal of his career and becomes the first swimmer to win the same event at four consecutive Games.

  • Rio Olympics: Serena's five-gold dream dashed

    Serena Williams' hopes of a fifth Olympic gold medal are crushed by Ukraine's Elina Svitolina as the battle for the women's title in Rio is blown wide open.

  • Rio Olympics: Brazil and US held, Canada win again

    The United States and Brazil advance to the quarter-finals of the Olympic women's soccer tournament as group winners despite being held to disappointing draws in their final pool matches on Tuesday.

  • Rio Olympics: 21 gold Phelps still rules the pool

    In an unforgettable display of Olympic power Michael Phelps wins two more finals to take his historic all-time record load to 21 golds and entrench his legendary status.

  • Rio Olympics: King beats Efimova to gold

    American teenager Lilly King celebrates stopping tainted Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova from getting an Olympic gold as doping hostilities worsen in Rio.

  • Phelps wins his 19th Olympic gold

    Michael Phelps makes all the difference as he wins the 19th Olympic gold medal of his astonishing career and helps the U.S. men's team to victory in the 4x100 meters freestyle relay.

  • Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri 'executed'

    An Iranian nuclear scientist detained since 2010 has been executed, his family has told the BBC.

  • Obama daughter lands restaurant job

    Sasha Obama, daughter of US President Barack Obama, has swapped the comforts of the White House for the counter of a seafood restaurant, US media report.

  • Zika vaccine, US scientists, Zika outbreak, Zika virus, molecular virology, University of Nottingham, University of Westminster, Dr Ed Wright,

    Zika vaccines show early promise

    Three different ways of designing a vaccine have been shown to be completely protective against the Zika virus.

  • NBA stars open gold chase against China

    It would be easy for the US team of NBA stars to overlook China in Saturday's opening game of the Rio Olympics after routing the Asians twice in pre-Games exhibitions.

  • Arsenal end US tour on a winning note

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scores a second half goal on a brilliant solo effort as English giants Arsenal earn their second win of their US tour by defeating Chivas Guadalajara 3-1.

  • One dead in Texas shooting, gunman still at large

    One person is killed and four others are wounded in a shooting in Austin, Texas. Police warn that the shooter is still at large.

  • ‘I can no longer stay silent’

    Basketball legend Michael Jordan speaks out on police violence and announces two $1 million grants, to civil rights group NAACP's Legal Defense Fund and to a group that works on improving police relations with communities.

  • Brazil holds terror suspects

    Brazil hold 10 presumed Islamist militants in isolation cells at a maximum security jail as police comb their computers and mobile phones for information about possible threats to next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Bolt wins but Harrison takes the glory

    Usain Bolt delivers on his top billing by winning the 200metres at the London Diamond League but he is upstaged for once as American sprint hurdler Kendra Harrison breaks one of the oldest world records in the book.

  • Croatia beat USA in stunning comeback

    Teenager Borna Coric complete an unlikely comeback for Croatia as the small Balkan nation beat the United States 3-2 in a Davis Cup quarter-final in Oregon.

  • 3 cops shot dead in Baton Rouge, gunman killed

    Three police officers are shot dead and three others are injured in a shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with one suspect dead and two others possibly at large.

  • Brock Lesnar flagged for doping

    American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist Brock Lesnar has been flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for a possible doping violation.

  • Black Lives Matter protest photo hailed as 'legendary'

    This image of a woman peacefully protesting in Baton Rouge while being seen to be aggressively fetched by police officers in riot gear stirs social media.

  • Arrests as US police protests spread

    Protests against the police shooting of black men spread across US cities, with dozens of arrests made, but with most passing off peacefully.

  • Clinton emails 'endangered US': Trump

    Hillary Clinton's use of private email while secretary of state put the "entire country in danger", US Republican Donald Trump says.

  • No charges for Hillary Clinton: FBI

    The FBI announces it will not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of private email while she was secretary of state.

  • Muslim doctor shot near Houston mosque on way to prayer

    A Muslim man on his way to morning prayer is shot and stabbed outside a mosque in Houston, Texas.

  • US State Department Spokesman John Kirby. Photo: AP

    IS link not confirmed yet: US

    The US State Department says it “cannot yet confirm” the link of Middle-east-based terror group Islamic State (IS) with the hostage crisis at a restaurant in Bangladesh capital Dhaka though the group reportedly claimed credit for the attack.

  • US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Ambassador Tom Shannon proud of US partnership with Bangladesh

    US proud of partnership with Bangladesh

    US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Ambassador Tom Shannon says his country is proud of its relationship with Bangladesh following remarkable achievements in socio-economic front.

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