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    America, of US fame, like most countries including Bangladesh, is a nation that thrives on “firsts”. From Benjamin Franklin's discovery in 1747 of the principle of electric charge conservation

  • Should America ever apologise?

    Earlier this month, academics at the American University in Cairo declared no confidence in the institution's president, following his decision to grant US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo an uncontested platform for a partisan foreign-policy speech last month.

  • Trump vows to stop 'endless wars'

    US President Donald Trump tells Americans his administration has accelerated talks for a political settlement in Afghanistan and would be able to reduce US troops there as negotiations advance to end America's longest war.

  • George HW Bush dies

    Former US president George HW Bush, who guided America through the end of the Cold War and launched the international campaign to drive Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein's forces from Kuwait, died yesterday at his home in Houston. He was 94.

  • India struggles to recover American killed by tribe

    Indian authorities have said that it may take "some days" to recover the body of an American killed in a hail of arrows shot by a tribe untouched by modern civilisation.

  • EU's security must no longer depend on US

    French President Emmanuel Macron says that he would put forward new proposals for the European Union to boost its security, saying the bloc must stop depending on American might.

  • Trump welcomes back Americans freed by N Korea

    A plane carrying three Americans released by North Korea landed at a military base bear Washington early today to be welcomed by US President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania.

  • America's grim reality of gun violence

    On the night of October 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock, from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, sprayed bullets at 22,000 concertgoers, killing at least 59 people and injuring more than 500 in the deadliest mass shooting in US history.

  • Mickelson among leaders

    Five-time major-winner Phil Mickelson was enjoying the challenge of the high-altitude Chapultepec Golf Club Thursday as he seized a share of the first-round lead in the WGC-Mexico Championship.

  • Dustin Johnson vaults to world golf number one

    Dustin Johnson made the complicated world golf ranking calculations simple on Sunday, vaulting to number one with a convincing victory in the Genesis Open.

  • Spears-Cabal win mixed doubles title

    American Abigail Spears and Colombian partner Juan Sebastian Cabal swept to a first Grand Slam mixed doubles title Sunday with a straight-sets victory at the Australian Open.

  • Serena follows sister Venus to Auckland exit

    Serena Williams suffered a shock second-round defeat at the Auckland Classic Wednesday following her sister Venus's earlier withdrawal with an arm injury.

  • Castro cigars, Ali's boxing gloves highlight auction

    Muhammad Ali's fight gloves and a box of cigars signed by the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro are among some of the highlights in an auction of memorabilia steeped in sporting history.

  • Mexico win a thriller

    Skipper Rafael Marquez scored an 89th minute winner as Mexico stunned the United States 2-1 in a thrilling World Cup qualifying duel between the arch-rivals here Friday.

  • MLS posts record attendances

    Major League Soccer attendances climbed to record levels for a third straight year this season, putting the US top flight above

  • Should America intervene in Yemen?

    While Americans are engrossed in Donald Trump's vulgar and offensive comments on women, and allegations about his sexual misconduct with multiple women in the past, seemingly the US Administration is busy teaching the pro-Iranian Houthi rebels a lesson.

  • US skydiver jumps without parachute into net from 25,000ft

    American Luke Aikins has become the first person to jump from 25,000 ft (7,620m) without a parachute, landing safely in a net.

  • 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.

  • Messi retires from international football

    Lionel Messi sensationally announces his retirement from international football after Argentina crashed to an upset defeat against Chile in the final of the Copa America.

  • Orlando: Dad unaware that attacker had 'hatred in his heart'

    The father of a gunman who killed 50 people in an Orlando gay club says he did not know that his son had "hatred in his heart".

  • Chile win on last-gasp penalty

    Chile has a controversial 101st-minute penalty to thank for Friday's 2-1 win over Bolivia as the side's Copa America Centenario campaign is re-ignited in Group D.

  • Muhammad Ali to be laid to rest

    Muhammad Ali will be laid to rest Friday, the culmination of a two-day farewell for the beloved boxing legend and civil rights hero who electrified crowds the world over.

  • Brazil crush Haiti

    Philippe Coutinho strikes a spectacular hat-trick and Renato Augusto scores twice as Brazil crush Haiti 7-1 in their Copa America Centenario Group B match at the Citrus Bowl.

  • Ali's funeral open to all

    The world is invited to the funeral of Muhammad Ali in his hometown on Friday where the boxing legend's life will be celebrated with a public funeral procession and memorial service.

  • Brazil fire blanks, Peru edge Haiti

    Eight times champions Brazil are held 0-0 by Ecuador in the glamour game as the second day of the centenary Copa America tournament muster up only one, albeit spectacular, goal from three matches on Saturday.

  • Messi arrives for Copa

    Lionel Messi touches down in California on Friday as Argentina prepare for the possibility that the injured Barcelona superstar may not be fit for next week's Copa America Centenario showdown with Chile.

  • Rodriguez, Zapata silence USA

    Colombia come and spoil the party, easing to a 2-0 win over the United States in the Copa America Centenario curtain raiser in Santa Clara on Friday.

  • Trump vows 'America first' foreign policy

    Republican White House frontrunner Donald Trump promises a top-to-bottom overhaul of US foreign policy Wednesday to put "America first" and make its allies pay up.

  • Press freedom declined, watchdog says warning of 'new era of propaganda'

    World press freedom deteriorated in 2015, especially in the Americas, advocacy group Reporters Without Borders said as it released its annual rankings, warning of "a new era of propaganda".

  • Vast majority of Americans don’t trust the news media

    Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what they read on social media.

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