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Journalist beheading: US defends refusal to pay ransom to kidnappers
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Amid the shock and horror of American photojournalist James Foley's beheading and revelations that his captors had demanded a ransom of $132 million, the US has defended its policy of no negotiations with terrorists.

Friday, August 22, 2014 10:10:03 AM

Monkey doesn't own his selfie: US regulator
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) The US Copyright Office has confirmed that a monkey - or any other animal - that takes a selfie does not own the copyright of the photo.

Friday, August 22, 2014 10:08:03 AM

Indian, Asian businesses hit hard by unrest in US town
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Even as a semblance of order was restored in a small city in Missouri after nearly two weeks of unrest, Indian and other Asian-American-owned businesses were reported to be in a mess after days of looting.

Friday, August 22, 2014 9:10:04 AM

Robin Williams to be honoured at Emmys
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Billy Crystal will pay a tribute to late actor Robin Williams at the forthcoming Emmy Awards event.

Friday, August 22, 2014 8:00:03 AM

Violence against Iraqis worst seen this century: UN
United Nations, Aug 22 (IANS) The violence against children, women and minority communities in Iraq in the past few weeks is one of the worst seen in this century, a UN spokesperson said Thursday, citing information from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Friday, August 22, 2014 7:58:04 AM

Islamic terrorists must be defeated: US army official
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) It is possible to contain the Islamic State (IS) forces, but not in perpetuity, a senior US army official said Thursday.

Friday, August 22, 2014 7:38:03 AM

Jessica Alba's 'super' imagination
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) The "Fantastic Four" star Jessica Alba used to imagine she was "super-human".

Friday, August 22, 2014 7:16:18 AM

Serena Williams to face Townsend in US Open
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Defending champion Serena Williams will face compatriot Taylor Townsend in the first round of the women's singles of the US Open after the draw was concluded here Thursday.

Friday, August 22, 2014 6:58:03 AM

469 children killed in Gaza: UNICEF
United Nations, Aug 22 (IANS) A senior official of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said here Thursday that a total of 469 children were killed in the Gaza Strip, where the situation is "dire" because of its debilitating effect on the one million Gaza Strip inhabitants under the age of 18.

Friday, August 22, 2014 6:40:03 AM

(AUTO RELEASE) Jessica Alba disapproves racy 'Sin City 2' doll
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Jessica Alba's character in "Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For", has inspired a racy doll, courtesy a toy company. The actress finds it "inappropriate" for children.

Friday, August 22, 2014 6:00:03 AM

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